One of my biggest flaws, I must admit, is staying consistent. And although I’m sure I’m not alone in this it still bothers me that I have a hard time sticking to certain things and following through to the end.
That’s what the point of this blog is, to force me to follow through with my plans to lose weight and finally get back to being confident in my own skin. But it’s just not that easy!
So before there’s a full blown pity party, let’s talk about what I’ve accomplished and what challenges I’m currently facing..
- I have much more energy than in past months.
- I’ve cut waaaaaaaayyy back on red meat (pork and beef).
- Candy/Chips/Pop (Soda)/Heavily processed foods make me extremely lethargic and upsets my stomach.
- I naturally wake earlier and feel like I sleep deeper .
- I feel full faster when I’m eating** – sometimes, but we’ll talk about that.
- Research has made me OBSESSIVE and confused.
- I haven’t lost any weight AT ALL.
- I’ve had more than one binge eating sessions.
Okay, so I guess the silver lining is that the good does outweigh (no pun) the bad. However, the fact that I haven’t lost a single fucking pound is more than a little discouraging. Especially since everything I’ve read starts with the author having lost a substantial amount of weight as soon as they started trying. I’ve been trying nearly a month and don’t have shit to show for it.
But, I won’t stop. I’m really just venting here. I also need a new plan of attack, because obviously what I’ve been doing isn’t working. And that’s okay.
So what’s next??
I’ll stick with Intermittent Fasting because it has helped tremendously but I need to find something else to kick start the actually losing of the weight.
I’m honestly torn between the Ketogenic diet and going Vegan for 30 days. Two very extreme diets that are not at all alike which is probably why I’m so torn. The fact that I’ve been teetering between the two is probably also why I haven’t lost any weight.
Insert nervous laugh.
On one hand, the Keto diet allows me to return to steak and have as much butter as I want but it doesn’t allow for carbs. Which would be perfectly fine if there were not carbs in some of my favorite fruits.
From what I understand – and don’t quote me on this – the reason the Keto diet works is because it forces your body to use ketones as a source of energy derived from fat instead of glucose. Glucose comes from the breakdown of carbohydrates. This is the reason why one would need to drastically cut carbs.
One the other hand, Veganism allows me to have all the fruits and veggies I want but no fish, chicken or butter and it can be very heavy in carbs. There’s also a sort of spiritual aspect of not eating any animal or anything that comes from an animal but I won’t get into that here.
You know, actually writing this down has me thinking that I should just try them both -separately, of course – just to see which one would suit my lifestyle the best.
Wow! Blogging is cathartic AF. Who knew??
So, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll start by trying the Ketogenic diet for 30 whole days, along with Intermittent Fast of course. And because I have to ease into things, I’ll start April 1st.
Along with this, I’ll also keep up with my weekly walks to work. Since the weather is breaking (or trying at least) I may start getting back to my long walks through downtown Detroit as well. 😉
In any case, I’ll keep you guys posted! TTYL..