I’m trying to refrain from posting every day about how the weight loss stuff is going, but I do think that it’s important to talk about. NOT talking about it only encourages me to hide things, and that never works out. I’m trying to be accountable and honest with myself, as well as everyone else.

April 15th I decided it was time to take my health into my hands as much as I could. I want to give my body a better chance to deal with my MS, and that’s really hard when you’re not healthy and you’re carrying around a bunch of extra weight. I decided to start with keto, and as of that date, I’ve lost 26 pounds. Yes, some of that is water weight, but a lot of it is actual fat, too, and I’m pretty happy. There were a few days where it seemed like I had gained back 3-4 pounds in a single day – but I know that can’t be the case.

I’m honest with myself about what I’m eating. I weigh everything, and measure it out. Even if I don’t stay keto (twice I had cheat days because life was just too rough and I couldn’t manage it) I do stay within my calorie count. I know it would be better to continue to eat keto and eat outside of my calorie count on those days, but I just couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Sometimes, life is too much.

Anyway, the point is that I knew I hadn’t eaten an extra 3lbs worth of food, so something else was the cause – like hormones, bloating, PMS. There are a ton of reasons your weight fluctuates throughout a given time frame. Now I’m back on track, back to losing, and I’m really hoping I can obtain my goal of getting below 200lbs before Christmas. It would be a huge win for me, and one I really need. That’s still 24lbs away, so like I said, a long way to go.

I feel confident this time around that I can do it.

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