Day 5 of a KETO newbie
I’m too impatient and so weigh myself every morning. Today is the start of day 5 and I’ve lost a lb a day for the last 4 days.
start weight 205lbs
current weight 201lbs
goal weight 140lbs
I am 5ft 2 female in 40s.
i like writing stuff down and reading forums to keep my focus. So I’ll bore you with my regular updates 😉
I have had a gin and tonic each night ( 3 last night🤪). So I need to reduce alcohol, which I plan to do next week (easing myself into this diet 😉)
lots of people say how full they feel. I’m not at that stage yet. I feel hungry each morning and need to focus to make right breakfast choices to set myself up for day. Late afternoon/evening I also struggle to avoid temptation.....so am trying to plan ahead in knowing what I’m eating for meals.
have a good day
Hello. For me this still can be too much of a head game so I refuse to weigh myself that often. I’m just going with how I feel and so far I feel so much better. I weigh myself a couple times a month. So far I’m down 19 lbs since October which for some is not a lot, but for me I thinks it’s fantastic. I’m a 52 year old female with hypothyroidism so losing weight has always been a challenge. Everyone’s journey is unique. I wish you success and remember to also acknowledge the non-scale victories.
I'm on day 4, not sure what I've lost so far but my energy level is way up. I'm an early 40s guy, a cop in Las Vegas, and those things together mean that I've really stressed about being able to drink alcohol. I tend to go out to strip casinos on my weekends, and drinking is a pretty big cultural feature of both my job and the town itself. Before I started an actual scheduled keto meal plan, I had drastically lowered my carb intake to get ready, and I started drinking white claw hard seltzer, which actually is really good, only has 2 carbs a can, and gets a nice buzz on. From what I understand, its a good idea to avoid tonic as a mixer, so I'm gonna try a gin & club this weekend I think.
Anyway, just saying hi, and best of luck with it!
I love G&Ts, but 8 ounces of tonic water has 21g of carbs! I've been sticking to scotch or bourbon on the rocks (zero carbs), but it's sad--bought over a case of craft beer on a recent trip, right before we started keto and realized how many carbs beer has. Now it's just sitting there laughing at me...
Sghilliard I know what you mean about the beer laughing at you... I have a half-empty bottle of Jamison’s in the pantry that I leave out so I can see it every time I go in there.
If it helps, don’t think of it as laughing... think of it as a reminder - as a challenge - from the old you to the new you: every time you look at it, feel the rededication to do this!
Good luck and keto on!
Good luck! You def. have the enthusiasm that will take you far. Don't give up and you will achieve your goals. I also weigh myself everyday but there will be a point that the weight won't come off as fast. Stay motivated and work towards your goal. I have been on Keto for exactly 1 year as of March 1st and I haven't looked back. As of this morning I am down 86 lbs.