Keto and life
Monday, August 17, 2020
I'm tired of waiting until things are perfect to live my life. This thought all started a year ago when a family member passed away. Her cancer had returned. The same cancer I "beat" 5 years ago. Weeks after my doctor suggested that if I didn't lose weight, the cancer could come back. I was also pre-diabetic and my liver numbers were elevated.
That was a wake-up call.
So I signed up for Noom and got started. I wanted to lose weight so I could enjoy our 10th anniversary trip to Europe in November. And I never, ever wanted to be looking at tours, only to have something I want to do get excluded because of my weight.
I'm still not at that point. With Noom, I lost 25 lbs. With the pandemic, I regained between 5 & 10 lbs of that. Not due to being sick, but due to boredom, stress eating and baking things.
So here I am. I want to continue losing weight or at least start again. I want to bike, hike, kayak and just generally have the energy to see things, do things and live my adventure. In addition, I live with a diabetic so any diet choices need to lean low-carb. He's also been interested in trying Keto (as have I, to be honest). So today, I began a keto diet (low carb, high fat).
3 meals in, I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm satisfied. The food is tasty - although eggs, guys. Eggs. I don't like eggs.
Anyway. I need to track this somewhere, and where better than here? Right? Day 1 down and I'm calling it a success.