We’ve made it to the first thirty day mark so I want to update you on my progress by posting this 30 day weigh in. Let me just say this first, please forgive me but even though I’m posting publicly I’m still not at a point yet that I feel comfortable enough to include photos.
How much weight did I lose this month?
Our first thirty days has been much like a roller coaster in that my weight has gone both up and down while my husbands has been a steady weight loss. I actually started off at 428.8 lbs. and after 30 days of eating healthy keto foods I’ve lost 15.2 lbs and my husband who has been on this journey with me has lost closer to 20 lbs. I’m afraid I can’t include inches lost, because atm I can’t find the measuring tape!
It’s not been easy but we’ve made several changes to our diet because we are both not only overweight but feel we’re missing out on life because of it. We made promises to each other some thirty years ago that because of these health issues now we’ve been unable to keep. I feel obligated to do everything I can to change that so this new diet isn’t just a diet to me it’s a new lifestyle when it comes to what we eat.
We decided we needed to restrict our diet from most carbohydrates and all bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugar. Our daily goals have been to eat 1500 calories 75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbohydrates as well as drink at least one gallon of water daily.
I know I’m a food addict, specifically carbohydrates, and no matter how little bread, pasta, potatoes, or sugar I eat it’s detrimental not only to my weight but to my psychological mind. Because I am a food addict, it’s really hard for me to have just one (even small) portion and not binge eat – just because I know it’s there. Especially when it comes to the things I love to eat.
What have we been eating?
I’ve struggled with the additional vegetables in our menus because frankly (and maybe obviously) I’ve never been one to “eat my veggies”. If corn counted as a veggie then I would be set but since I can’t even have corn we won’t even debate it.
At first we did well adding veggies to each meal but it didn’t take long before I just stopped even trying to eat them. Either a smell would turn my stomach, or if the smell didn’t do it an odd texture did. I’ve always been a picky eater. There are just somethings I can not tolerate, like broccoli. Nope, can’t do it. On the other hand there are things I don’t like but I’ve managed to eat small portions of.
We started off with a different meal planned each day but pretty quickly we realized the cost of healthy food wasn’t going to be possible on our small grocery budget. So we started looking instead for recipes that made multiple meals, such as soups. Being Fall it’s the perfect meal, although I have to be honest hubs and I enjoy soup year round.
We start the week off by getting our soup going the in the crockpot first thing Monday morning.
Then for breakfast we both have a Bullet Proof Coffee. It’s 8-12oz brewed coffee, 1 tbs HWC, 1tbs coconut oil, liquid stevia, and 2 tbs Kerry Gold butter. And if we’re hungry we’ll also have a couple of scrambled eggs in butter with either bacon or sausage patties.
Our lunch usually includes a salad (spinach, romaine, and angel hair cabbage) with some Ranch dressing, tuna patties, chicken patties, and/or sometimes coleslaw.
And for dinner we have a serving of soup on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We’ve been lucky in that so far the soups made we’ve both really enjoyed. Last week we made Taco Soup which made 4 meals with 1.5 cup servings each, which we both found quite filling. And this week we made Lasagna Soup also 4 meals of 1.5 cup servings, and again quite filling. On Wednesday we’ve been eating Lazy Chicken with either salad, green beans, or whatever veggies we might put together. And our weekend dinner meals have been Meatza. Pizza is for sure one of my downfalls, and before we found this recipe I was really struggling with the need to order Domino’s.
I dare set a goal for the next 30 days for fear of jinxing myself. But I would really like to see another 15 pound loss which would put me back under the 400 pound mark. However I expect the number will most likely be lower as my body continues to adjust to our new way of eating.
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