Hello my sweet friends. I am a little later posting today for my series but I have been traveling all week and just found some free time to sit down and write.
WHAT A WEEK. I left for Tennessee on EARLY Tuesday morning to then travel to a writers conference in Ohio. After already having done a week of the keto diet, and other than dealing with a cold, I was feeling good. I had lost 6 pounds and was ready to tackle another week…
and y’all I did AWESOME. Well….lol, I didn’t cheat. No carbs, no sugar, and there were a lot of things to tempt me. A LOT of things!!!
The airport had giant salty pretzels with hot nacho cheese. I wanted one but I went with a grilled chicken salad from Chick-Fil-A. We had to stop, while driving, at many different fast food stops and I always choose the salad. This was honestly a week of salads.
The thing with keto is that you have to be eating the right fats and a good amount of them in order to get your body into ketosis.
The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.
Since I was at a writers conference and was on the go, I barely ate. When I did, I had some bites of lettuce with cheese and ranch. So, there’s no way my body was still in ketosis. BUT I stuck with the NO sugars and NO carbs.
That is until last night, I was so exhausted from traveling, getting over being sick, and then the conference that when we stopped for dinner, I ordered breaded chicken strips. Ah. I ate them, felt guilty, text my husband and told him I had cheated, and got a little sad.
That “I’m a failure” feeling sunk in but I shook it off quickly because I am not going to let my food choices have an impact on my heart and mood like that anymore. I’m not a failure because I had 3 chicken strips. I simply ate chicken strips.
So now what?
Well, I decided to stay away from carbs and sugar as much as I can while I’m now on vacation with my bestie and then start the keto journey again when I get home.
The important thing when tackling a weight loss is to do what DOES WORK for you. So, instead of saying “Oh, I know I’m not in ketosis so I’m just gonna eat whatever.” I’m saying: “I am going to stay away from carbs and sugar and do my best until I can cook my own foods again.”
The fact that this is even my thought process is so huge. The fact that I’m not okay with going back to eating junk is a victory.
So, I’m actually really proud of myself.
Here’s my friend Cody eating sugar for me. lol.
So week 3 into this. I am definitely on the right track. I have been feeling more confident in this journey every day and free…I feel really free. I’ll weigh in next Sunday when I can use my own home scale.
If anyone is struggling with their weight or self-confidence, know that it’s not too late to start the journey. You’re worth the effort and discipline it takes to lose the weight and tackle those insecurities you carry inside.
See ya next week for a weight loss update. 🙂