So it’s been awhile since I did a keto monthly update. So much has happened. It’s been almost 2 whole months. It seems so much longer, honestly. So let’s recap on what’s been going on and how did I do with the ultimate Carb holiday: Thanksgiving. Which also happens to be my favorite holiday.
I hadn’t planned on setting a specific weight goal for myself. Instead I was going to try to go down from 190’s to the 180’s and maintain that. Then I was going to go to the 170’s and maintain that. Did it happen? Nope. But there was a weird thing that happened. I’m in the 180’s but my clothing is fitting so much better than ever. That happens every now and then. I tell my husband, who’s also doing keto, not to go by the scale because it will destroy you when the scale goes up. Especially if you feel like you’ve been doing so GOOD! I tell him to go by his clothes. Eventually the scale will catch up. He didn’t believe me until after about a month of being “stuck” at a certain weight. His clothes fit better, he looked amazing. So many people were commenting on his weight loss but that dang scale was still stuck and he was so defeated. Then..WHOOSH… the scale recorded a 15 lb weigh loss. Just like that. That mind game the scale likes to play is vicious. But it encouraged him to keep at it. So I’m not discouraged by the scale not really moving, as long as my clothes fit better, I know I’m on the right track. I know my “WHOOSH” is coming.
I may have or may not have touched on my stress eating. There is something in my life that is setting off my stress eating. Not really going to go into details here because it’s not my story to tell, but one of the most important people in my life is fighting a battle. I’m the support system but her life is my life in a way. I’m trying to stay strong and not give into temptation but it’s hard. Carbs soothe the soul, in a way.
Which brings me to Thanksgiving. I was pretty good leading up to it. I work retail so it throws off the holiday for me. We celebrate it the weekend after everyone else. I had a very small portion of mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. Unfortunately, I had 4 slices of bread. Have I mentioned that gluten makes me sick? Yup, an hour after we ate, I was soooo sick. I haven’t been that sick in ages and it motivated me to get my gluten intolerant butt back up on that wagon. I haven’t cheated since. So at least something good came out of that horrible experience.
So that’s it in a nutshell. I linked the YouTube video talking about my December Keto update. Check it out. I also have a whole keto series on it included a new series (within a series) called “Can I Keto Cook It?”. Subscribe and you can be notified when I upload new videos.
If you’re also on this keto journey, how did you do? Comment and say a little prayer that we get through this holiday season.