I went back into “weight loss mode” on April 2nd. I have given myself 4 months to lose 20lbs. Weight loss has never been a problem for me! I can lose weight, it was always lose some weight and go back to the foods that make me heavy. Foods that I love but quickly I can’t stop eating. Keto fixed all of that until…until I started to indulge in the sweet treats that are keto-legal. Just read some of these past blogs.
With all sweeteners out, I’m not craving and eating all day long, I’m eating half of what I was eating, if that. Food is very quiet, which is a delightful miracle. But the scale is stuck.
When I started “weight loss mode” I also brought more exercise to the table. Spring was about to spring and I’d be able to get outside and bike, run and swim. I activated my pool card and have been swimming miles or intervals for these 2 months. I’m riding a 100mi bike ride next weekend and I’ve run on a treadmill twice a week. I feel like my old self again! I’m slower and older but still active! But the scale is stuck! (maybe it’s broke?)
I dusted the scale off after being away for 3 years. (Maybe the batteries are dying?) Climbed on and then had an expected melt down followed by desperate regrouping. It’s been 2 months and the scale is barely moving. But my clothes are bigger and my stomach is flatter. My strength is up, and I’m more active than I use to be. I’ve got tight shorts that are getting a bit easier to pull on. I feel much healthier and food is very quiet most days. But the scale is stuck! (Maybe I need a new one?)
Weight loss mode BRINGS expectations.
We expect “IF I DO THIS I WILL GET THAT!”
We expect it to be easy! Like last time.
We expect if we behave our bodies will do the right thing-RIGHT NOW!
Diet Expectations are like cravings they don’t just go away!
I’m in that crazy place of UNMET DIET EXPECTATIONS (I hate it!)
They use to make me QUIT after a short season of trying really hard to get everything I want really fast. Unfortunately MY body no longer responds that way because of age and abuse. Truth is I’ve abused my body for years and years and years. I’ve been obese. I’ve not cared about my weight and carried obesity too long. It’s worn down my metabolism. Health wasn’t important until I realized I was truly throwing it away. Then I turned a corner and wanted it all back! (Consequences suck)
You know what? The weight will come off, slowly. My focus is on keeping the expectations down and manageable. Keeping my goals in front of me and giving myself and my body time to get there!