Welcome to my keto diet blog where I’m doing the typical ‘wifey’s introduction’, as I like to call it. Hopefully, I can inspire you and give you some positive insight as to why I (well, hubby and I) chose the keto lifestyle and all of the health benefits that it has to offer.
Where I started (Before My Keto Diet Blog)
In 2012, I was at the heaviest I’d ever been. I’d just had baby number four, was 30 years old and weighed almost 220 pounds (back then). I knew I was fat, but it didn’t really dawn on me since I always wore elastic-band pants; I hardly noticed the weight slowly adding up until I started working again.
When I bought my first pair of blue jeans for my new job (stretchy pants weren’t allowed), I was mortified that I could BARELY squeeze into a size 16. I really needed a size 18….okay, I REALLY needed a size 20 but I refused to buy them. So, I squeezed (and sucked in every ounce of life I had!) into my jeans and wore them with a very baggy shirt that would hide my muffin top. (Hello to hubby’s 3X shirts!) But then something happened.
Then I learned about something called the ketogenic diet.
My husband loves to read Reddit and he’d stumbled across the “keto diet” under one of the weight loss subs. When he looked at all the “Before and After” photos, he knew he had to show me–and he did. I was a bit leery of keto because I’d done low carb in the past and ended up having to have my gallbladder out (due to the high-fat diet and all of the fatty foods).
Let me tell you, if having your gallbladder out is the worst thing that happens, then go for it. It’s a useless organ anyway and they leave your ducts in place even after taking out the organ so that your body can still get rid of the fats that you eat (they just empty into your stomach much quicker and sometimes cause you to have diarrhea).
After a bit of discussion, we decided to give it a go. I wish I would’ve created a keto diet blog when I originally started but I’m doing it now.
I lost a LOT of weight!
I lost about 50 pounds in 6 months and went from a (TIGHT) size 16 (really about a size 20) down to a size 12. It had been so long since I’d worn a size 12 and I was ecstatic! Years had gone by that I’d always felt miserable, but no more. I had my life back, I looked AWESOME, and I had more energy. Here are some pictures of me and the hubby from when we did keto the first time around. The top right picture is a “fat” picture of me (currently). I made this collage for a friend and it’s still on my desktop so you get to see many pictures. 🙂
But then I started working from home….
And the pounds started creeping back on. No big deal, I could still fit my jeans. Until I started slowly going up a size at a time. By the time I was back in my size 16, I quit wearing jeans and went back to my comfy pants with the elastic bands. What a horrible, hideous way to live!
So, it’s been about two years since I wore my size 12’s (and I never really made it down to my goal weight–I was still 20 pounds away even back then). I still work from home but I’m getting older. There’s not a day that doesn’t go by that I’m embarrassed to look at myself in a full-length mirror. I hate having my picture taken and I find myself constantly comparing my body to that of other women’s.
And now I’m back on the wagon.
I’m tired of being fat, having no energy and not having any clothes (besides my two pair of stretchy pants that I own). My asthma has also been acting up and I haven’t had any asthma problems since I was about 17. This is why we decided to make a keto diet blog; we want to help as many people as possible.
In January of 2017 (1-2-17), hubby and I re-committed to living a keto lifestyle. Notice, I don’t say diet because it’s not a diet but a true way of living. Think about how cavemen lived before modern machines came along to grind up powdery sugars and flours. Could you imagine being so fat that you couldn’t breathe to chase after whatever animal you were hunting for dinner? Could you imagine having to hunt and kill enough animals to get you to the size you are now? Good God, you’d be hunting FOREVER!
Aside from losing weight, there are other advantages (aside from getting to know me on my keto diet blog). Check out some of the articles on our home page to find out how living a low-carb lifestyle can help fight diabetes (Type 2), obesity, Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer and so much more.
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