My daughter and I went to my favorite Mexican restaurant. I’ve been going there since the late 80’s. It’s always good when I go but today I had an honest confession that shocked my daughter and my Husband. It didn’t taste as good.
When I lived a bit closer than I do now, we would probably go there at least once a week or every other week. Now that we live about half an hour away, I usually make it there every few months. I used to be able to eat three tacos, rice and beans. Then it was two and now it’s down to one taco, rice and beans.
My eating habits have changed a lot since then as well. Last year around October, I embarked on a low carb/high fat/ketogenic diet. I’ve lost 20 pounds thus far. I’m not strict keto, more lazy/dirty keto. I don’t count the macros and I have cheat days. Nonetheless, I’ve still kept off the pounds and am shooting for 15 more pounds. I need to get back to being stricter than I have been.
My parents both died of diabetes complications. I refuse to go down that road. Also, I don’t want to be that frumpy looking parent, I want to be in shape and be around as long as possible for my daughter. She’s my only child and I owe that to her as well as myself and my husband. I look and feel way better now than I did last year. I see so many overweight people on a daily basis and it’s sad. Sad that people believe in the low-fat craze, believe in the Standard American Diet, diabetics believe their doctor that tells them they need 200-300 grams of carbs at every meal and snacks. Sad that people believe diabetes is a disease with no cure. People need to do their research. This pertains to Type 2 Diabetics, NOT Type 1. Type 1 is a whole different animal as its more of an autoimmune disease.
It’s taken a lot of berating my sister to stop paying for diets. She’s paid for Weight Watchers, Fast Diet and Metabolic Research Center many times, losing the weight but then gaining it all back and then some. She’s finally to the point where she has stopped that and has dabbled in low carb and is starting to lose the weight. I hope she can stay the course and never spend another dime on “diets”.
My workout habits aren’t what they used to be either. I have no desire to workout six days a week anymore. My body can’t handle that. Three to four days a week is plenty, even for me, four workouts might be pushing it. As the saying goes, “abs are made in the kitchen”. Exercise is good but it’s not good for weight loss. If your diet doesn’t change then it’s moot.
So today isn’t a good “diet” today but I’ll be back at it tomorrow, kicking my fasting into high gear this week and back to Keto. My goal is to lose the 15 pounds by the end of the year. As much as I’ve been struggling with fasting lately, I need to bite the bullet and buckle down. Suck it up and deal with being uncomfortable for a while. Once I get fat adapted again, it will be a breeze.
Keep calm and Keto on!