Well done 54 keep sticking at it, I found it hard 2nd time around at the start, just takes a while to form a good habit. Good stuff sunshine staying dry for January.
Week 52 of my journey, weighed in at 97.00kg, 0.70 kg loss for the week. 67.80kg loss to date.
Weights really stalled under 100kg, been up and down for couple months. Have to look at my portion sizes, and avoid cheeses as I can’t seem to moderate that.
Have a good one all, keep at it we can do it!
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Thanks Sunshine Bloke 41
yes second time harder BUT as you say bloke now im into a routine (24 days done) its easier
and yes sunshine, the balance of a 200 cal buiscuit and what the alternative 250 cal healthy eat would be (Ie tasty and more quantity) is a very good incentive not to be bad
Im being sensible. had cake at Daughters 21st and a Beer on a non driving theatre trip so i dont feel I’m ‘Missing Out’
Im still following the original meal planner (8 weeks) and am supplementing with extra veg (Veg is the key to long life I saw on the TV recently aka Japanese lifestyle)
so weight today is 21st 11 pounds so still on target with a 4 pound average drop per week !!
Holiday and wedding to go to next week so will see how it goes
It does take effort but you are all right when you say its worth it in the long run
I think Bloke is right. Its hard until it becomes a natural habit !
Good stuff 54. Very encouraging number’s.
Week 53 & 54 of my journey, weighed in at 96.7.kg, 0.30 kg loss for the week. 68.10kg loss to date.
Slow going but will take it.lots of gardening this weekend, feeling knackered but satisfied.
Have a good one all, and remember never bloody give up.
Hope you all have been well.
Been 5 weeks since my last post, been very busy, went away for my wife’s 40th, had a ball.
Week 59 of my journey, weighed in at 98.00 kg, gain of 1.3kg for last 5 weeks 66.4 kg loss to date.
Been bit of a roller coaster ride, been eating mostly 2 meals a day, and increased quantity of food, just feeling a lot more hungry than normal. Though so far resisted going back to carbs and sugar.
Off to do my steps have a good one!
Anybody out there?
I have a need to pick up on this again !!
Would be great to hear all your news good or bad !!!!
I’m here! Live in Sydney, currently travelling in Bulgaria, have been following keto now for 7 years and have maintained 40kg loss since starting this way of eating! Figured out you can’t go back, ever!!
I was doing ok til last yr a d then some stress saw me munch choc ! 🙁 really stupid. Now just starting some counselling to see if my overeating and over talking are an emotional imbalance? Maybe it’ll help or not! (To be v honest.)
I have been trying a lot harder and lost a few lbs but need to get a stone gone though so many pounds to go. Still had nhs uk delay my ankle op.. that’s over 18mths now. Got a ‘dye test to have’ and had the steroid which helped with pain (super!!) And then to go see a 2nd consultant. Frankly they have to ev crossing every possible box to justify the ankle joint replacement. Worryingly state I’l still have pain but surely it can’t be as bad as ‘this’?
Anyway .. keeping to healthy foods and have almost stopped all choc.
Trying to get back into artwork as that may help me too. Got this Essential Tremor too so think the artwork is to prove to myself I’m ‘not bad enough’ to lose my artistic ability!!
But trying to be stricter and reduce what I eat too but I know it’s tough. Still working on my garden room /shed but am making good progress!
I bought Dr MM’s latest book too so hoping to read that v soon.. been flicking through recipes and such… but my money dictates my v basic veg and meat fish chicken and yog fruit. Etc. 🙂
How are you getting on!?
Hi Linda A
Wish I could!
Since your in Bulgaria you’re not near Sofia are you? Just wondering about getting a pup from there !! 😁
I wish with my simple food I didn’t still once in. A blue moon get tempted!!
Just dark choc.. and nuts!!… when i get stressed and there’s been a lot. Sometimes I’ve controlled it and sometimes I ‘don’t’. I had for about 4yrs then slipped late last yr..
.i did extra walking not long ago but that strained my left ankle Achelles tendon so now have 2 unhappy ankles!!!
Got back to 10st a d now only lost 2 lbs in spite of trying but clearly the nuts are doi g too much damage vs my less exercise bar a lot of DIY!!!
I had kept a lot off but now just feel chubby v sadly, again! But I’ll plod through and will get there again!! 😁
G’day 54, Linda, Aurora and any one else whose still on here. Was good to get notifications of posts, I needed to get back on it. Snacking habits crept back in since my last post in March. Got to low of 96.7kg and put on 8kg. Were going away Aug 10th,need bit of reality check, and avoid snacking at all cost. Still managed to stay ketovore but late night snacking has caused me some grief.
Back on band wagon again, starting weight 104.7kg.
Still not bloody giving up!
AuroraMagic – yes, left there yesterday and am in Plovdiv today. Sofia was lovely.
Hey bloke41 & 54, I keep in the forefront of my mind that sugar (both sweet & savoury) is poison and my health will suffer as a consequence. The weight loss is great, but I’m now healthy & want to stay that way which to me is my driver.
What do you want more?
Hi Bloke 41, 54, LindaA,
Sorry to bore you:
Aww I so, so want my pup, and he’s got a super one at the moment! But I know waiting until I’ve recovered after the op is more sensible as I’ can train him/her before the op and ideally introduce him to my mini horses too. (SO learns who he is to guard). But I’ve now 2 lodgers who love dogs, which does change things! And as I’ve waited so long already, and I had I gone ahead just before covid then I’d have had one now for years!! It’s frustrating.
I’ve an ankle op (meant to have happened over a yr ago) after an accident 5yrs ago and now the cartilage that was damaged, and they removed, has now resulted in the bone degenerating! OMG! So they’re talking replacement joint or fusion, and no way am I having fusion. Anyway, so Hosp (NHS UK) is now checking off boxes!
Back on topic:
Yeah, the nuts I love partly and especially as Almonds do help with migraines and so far after around 5yrs now of being on this diet I can say I’ve only had 2 migraines, and one ‘near one’. The migraines I did get, were after I’d taken a few weeks break from having nuts including almonds!
But having got into the ‘habit’ of having them, it’s hard to break. My head ‘wants them’. But it’s the ‘other nuts’ and then the sultanas that have become ‘too much’.
I know keto is close to what I do, but I just have lots of different veg with fish, meat, chicken as it’s cheap and basic. Then a salad at lunch with cheese (try not to have too much) and now beginning to grow what I can (lettuce rhubarb) (before my mini garden herb/mini veg plot) gets started. is started.
If some recall I too have Lathyrus Linifolous too or Heath Pea and it has made a difference – taking 0.2mg every three days. This plant stops you feeling so hungry or thirsty to some degree and gives you energy! You eat the tubers, harvesting in autumn. But I’m struggling to grow it reliably, and I’d hoped by now to have a lovely patch of it! Still have restarted with a few new plants here in SW London and up North. But the 2 plants that I bought south are struggling. I think they’re getting eaten. Going to repot them in case the soil has now got infected with some nasty bug.
There’s been attempts to try plant it commercially as it takes 4 yrs to mature it’s a long process. However, it has been proven chemically that it contains an unknown substance, which is amazing. Sad they’ve not managed to grow it commercially yet, as so many would benefit, but I dare say that someone will soon! I wanted to replenish my plants as they struggled. So planted 2 new ones in a better place up North and bought another 2 south. The south ones are struggling. Getting got by bugs!
This plant was first reported by the Romans in 250AD when they were in the UK and saw it hanging on the wooden eves of properties! It got people through famines !
I dare say each County has a similar plant, as from the little I’ve learned each Country seems to have plants specific to the needs of that population!
Anyway I digress, again!
I’m trying harder to ‘be good’ and eat less – but I’ll often only have 2 meals a day plus some nuts, but now reckon my nuts are neigh a meal! Also, I notice that around 6pm I get hungry but as I usually eat around 8pm (to 9pm – when I’ve stopped working outside) I end up nibbling earlier as I don’t want to stop to eat then. That I think is making me ‘add in a meal’ so this needs re-assessing!
I rarely have breakfast unless I’m really hungry, so just brunch or just lunch somewhere between 11am to 4pm… every day varies.
But my nemesis is stress or comfort eating. And hence my new plot through CBT to try and tackle it.
But I have heard recently of Overeaters Anonymous ! But they say you treat your trigger foods as like an allergy. But for me that ‘seems like a lie’ and to me building a new habit on a lie is just wrong and is a false premise! Surely, honestly has to be fundamentally crucial to having staying power! I’ve lied to myself for years thinking ‘I look OK’ but secretly know I’m podgy / fat! But will see how I get on. Perhaps other things they say is fair and sensible.
LindaA like you say I too think of sugar like a bad thing. Almost like an alcoholic it’s ‘takes me over’ so I avoid it bar natural sugars in fruit. I’m still on blueberries, strawberries and blackberries! And once in a blue moon have a banana as I do love and miss them.
I also had a ‘fall off the wagon’ with some sourdough bread a while ago … and ate a loaf in about 3 days! (It wasn’t a huge loaf) but had marmalade and choc on top – just awful! So managed to get over that nonsense!
So all those things added up and bang put back on a stone! Gutted, but at least I KNOW how to get to lose the weight, I just have to be 101% committed. I am trying to cut back that bit more! Onwards and upwards! 😀
Sorry for the essay! 🙁
G’day Aurora,54, LindaA
Aurora I’m basically been doing ketovore for the last 18 months. I also let nuts back in and found I could not stop eating them, so basically gone cold turkey now and nut free for know. I was averaging 2 meals a day but for my reset gone back to one big meal a day.
Linda I agree sugar is poison and I’ve managed to avoid at all cost, and even though I put back on some weight, I still feel hell alot better than 18 months ago.
Week 1 of my reset journey.
Starting weight 104.7kg
Sunday Morning weighed in at 102.1kg Loss of 2.6 kg for the week.
Still have to pinch my self that 18months ago I almost tipped the scales at 165kg!
I have a new goal 90kg. I know I can do it.
Take care all and never bloody give up.
Hi bloke 41,
Sorry not to have got back a lot earlier ! My apologies!
That sounds like a sensible and achievable goal! I’m slowly down 2lbs from over 10stone to 9:10 now, but had a tricky day the last few days and a bad one a few days ago… and yep that led to slightly more food yesterday. But I did manage to keep it to good things and one tiny bit of choc so a big improvement. Step by step. I keep the almonds as they help stop me getting headaches and especially migraines! 😀
I am on a must lose weight timeframe too as I must lose that extra stone I’ve managed to add back on.
We can do this… again! 😀
I tried ‘overeaters anonymous’ yesterday, and it was well awful. No really info and what their leaflet says is just made up utter rubbish. Still, the people were lovely, but it’s all based on hocus-pocus. So that irritated me that I’d wasted my time but worth a ‘go see’ perhaps. At least I know for sure, it’s not / never for me!
I’m sure you can do it. Was worth a shot with overeaters anonymou, least you gave it a go. I have been binging on you tube on keto/carnivore, to get some inspiration.
Week 2 of my reset journey.
Starting weight 102.1kg
Sunday morning weighed in at 101.9 kg Loss of 0.2 kg for the week, 2.8 kg Loss in my reset phase.
Increased my walking though food intake increased, least the trend is downward.
Keep it up, and never bloody give up!
I’m starting on Sunday or Monday. I’m going out for a meal on Friday (last supper!).
I’ve spent today reading the book and I’m going shopping tomorrow, so I should be ready to start at the weekend.
I’m a bit nervous about it and I haven’t had the courage to empty my cupboards full of ‘bad’ food yet.
Hi Annie-W, we have all felt like that at the beginning. Take a look at the thread called 5 Years of BSD – A blog. Where I recorded exactly how I felt and what it was like for me, ups and downs. It might make you feel you are not alone. Anyway, you will never be alone if you are on this site 🙂
Hi Annie-W, how are you getting on. Shout out if you need any advice or tell us of your success.
Sorry for having gone missing in inaction for so long, guys. Hope you’re all doing well.
Going for a restart. 4.5 kg down so far. Long way to go, but hey, it’s 4.5 kg less far than it was. Not expecting to lose weight super fast, just steady.
Still haven’t bloody given up.
Morning all. 5.8 kg down in total this morning. Another 1.3 kg down since last Monday. Rather a surprise since I’m usually a very slow loser. None of the usual gut gripes either. Another pleasant surprise.
Have a great weekend, guys.
Still haven’t bloody given up.