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Monthly update 2018/05/07   Leave a comment

So it’s the first weigh in of May so I’m doing my monthly update with pics.  This month’s progress is 4.6 lbs lost.  My first weigh in of April had me at 309.4 lbs with a body fat of 43.6%.  This morning’s weigh in had me at 304.8 lbs with a body fat of 42.7%. Now The actual difference in body fat between April and now shows a body fat loss of 4.8 lbs so I gained .2 lbs muscle.  Which isn’t a lot but since every bit of extra muscle burns a little more fat it’s a step in the right direction.  So this month is progress overall but I feel I should have done better.  I’ll explain why below my progress pics.

The reason I think I could have done better is I’ll admit I slacked in one major area in the last month, and that’s tracking my food intake.  I’ve gotten to the point where I know if something I’m eating is keto or not so I’ve gotten a little lazy about tracking to make sure I’m staying on point.  So who knows if I was.  So I’m back to tracking.  This will insure that I’m keeping my macros in the correct ratios and I’m not going over on carbs.  I’ll also be doing better about testing my blood ketone levels to make sure I’m not just in ketosis, but I’m well into ketosis.

And the other reason I know I could have done better is that while I am doing more exercising then I was before the last update, I still feel I could be doing more.  Especially since with the keto diet one of the best ways of exercise to boost progress is just going out for walks. But you know it’s been raining, or there’s construction going on in the neighborhood, and blah blah blah because it’s all silly excuses.  So the one improvement I’m stating for the record I’ll be making between now and next week is no more not meeting my move goal on my Apple Watch on my weekends.  There’s simply no excuse for it.  That should help a lot.  Also I’m going to start jump roping again.  I had started but my ankle got really sore so I stopped to let it heal.  But it’s been long enough I should have restarted.  I went out and bought some exercise matts for the garage so I can do it on a surface that’s not as rough on the ankles.  So no excuses there either.  Just need to do it.  I know the issue is just motivation but I read a good book from Mel Robbins titled “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage.”  I’ll post a review of it tomorrow but if you’re interested in checking it out now I’ll include the link below.  As a quick reminder this is an Amazon Affiliate link so I do profit from it, but wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t think it was a good read.

Thanks for reading the update and I’ll be doing weekly updates between now and my first June weigh in where I’ll post more progress pics.  If there are any suggestions or requests on how I can make these posts better, feel free to comment.  Take care.

Here’s the link to Mel’s motivational book:

https://amzn.to/2K08hzh

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Weigh in for 04/30/18   Leave a comment

Hello again, time for the weekly accountability post.  And I’m happy to be held accountable for this.  Last week I actually gained weight due to my monthly day off from Keto.  This week I not only lost the 3.2 lbs I had gained last week I actually dropped another 1.8 lbs on top of that.  This puts me at 304.8 lbs for this weigh in with a body fat percentage of 42.8%.  So I’m very near two goals I’ve been looking forward to.  The first being to go below 300 lbs weight.  It’s been such a long time since I was under 300 I can’t actually recall the last time I was.  I know for sure it has to be at least a decade and a half ago.  And more likely two decades plus.  So looking forward to that in the next few weeks.  Maybe even next week if I manage to drop another 5 lbs like I did this week.  The second goal I’m looking forward to is being under 40% body fat.  I don’t know when I was that because unlike weight I only started tracking my body fat percentage when I started my Keto journey.  But I’d wager it’s been well over two decades on that, maybe three.  I did the math on how much body fat I had last week and this week and all 5 lbs I lost came from body fat.  I’d have liked it if I had gained some muscle mass but on the whole I’m calling this week a big win.

Next week is the monthly update where I’ll include pictures.  Another reason to hope this week’s success is next week’s success as well.  But no matter what I’ll be happy because the biggest things I’ve learned so far on my self improvement mission is there’s no point in improving if you aren’t happy when you do.  And that’s my parting thought for this post.  Don’t look at your long term goal and imagine how great life will be then.  Don’t wait for happiness to arrive when you reach your destination.  Be happy now.  And if you aren’t, spend some time meditating on why you aren’t and along with your body, change your mind.  There just isn’t a good reason why you can’t be happy now.  See you next week.