Hi babes! When someone I follow is losing weight and getting healthy, I instantly want to know how! So I thought we could go through the journey together!
Diet – Currently, I am following a low carb/moderate protein/high fat diet, referred to as the ketogenic (KETO) diet. I try to stick to whole, high quality, nutrient dense foods.
I have been on and off this diet for YEARS but my longest stretch was two years ago when I started eating Keto in mid-October and in 6 weeks, I had lost 23 lbs. I felt amazing… my cravings were completely gone, I stopped obsessing over food and when or what my next meal was, and more noticeably, I had so much energy! After about a month, I started having a “cheat” meal once a week and I was still losing an average of 1 – 2 lbs per week. My clothes were literally falling off and I didn’t exercise once.
After the holidays, I “fell off” and started eating as much chocolate, takeout, french fries and everything else I could find. I was obsessing over food again and I was binge eating constantly.
The truth is one of the things I hate more than anything in this world is addiction and I can admit, I am addicted to food.
Exercise – In case you don’t know, I get married in January 2020. That’s 103 days away and I have just finished week 1 of my very own Bridal Boot Camp.
I am taking at least 3 SPENGA classes every week and going to the gym 3-4 times a week.
I have decided to focus on cardio at the gym since SPENGA has been providing significant muscle gain for me. I promise to keep you updated on my progress as I embark on this journey (again)!
Here are some stats.
Heaviest Weight: 230 Goal Weight: 165-170
Starting Date: 09/23/2019 Starting Weight: 214.0 Height: 5’8″
Week 1 (9/23 – 9/29)SW: 214 EW: 210 WWL: -4lbs TWL: -4lbs For food I kept it pretty simple. I skipped breakfast most days or had a quest protein bar. For lunch I meal prepped bacon cheese burgers with a fried egg on top. I also prepped grilled pork chops and topped it with feta and an egg sometimes. Dinners were easy. I had my Wendy’s bunless burger on Monday before school and Tuesday night I did a rotisserie chicken from Publix. The other nights I had either a prepped pork chop or a prepped burger. Weekend – On Friday night I made a charcuterie board for us and had a small chopped salad. I did salmon and green beans one night and a Big Mac salad one night when we were at a friends BBQ. For breakfast I made omelettes and for lunches I just sort of picked through the fridge at random things like meat and cheese. I did drink an entire bottle of champagne on Friday night but managed to stay away from alcohol the rest of the weekend… even at our friends BBQ.