Thinner by the Dozen

Well, I’ve done it! Not only have I broken the double digits on my weight loss, I’ve lost a little over a dozen pounds!

That’s right, since I started the keto diet–with no changes in exercise (yet) due to an injury that I need to get checked out–I have lost 12.2 pounds.

It may not seem like a lot when you consider I need to lose a total of 100 lbs minimum… but that’s over ten percent in less than three weeks. I know there will be ups and downs and plateaus and what have you, but it’s a start. It’s the most progress I’ve made in years.

I don’t know yet if I’ve reached the magic state of ketosis; there are tests you can buy in the drugstores, but I haven’t gotten around to picking any up. I’m building better habits, though, and having fewer cravings. Aside from the dream I had this morning that I was eating all the Christmas chocolate in sight. I think my subconscious was craving pretty hard there.

I still need to up my water intake. That’s a tough one for me, because work gets hectic and I don’t tend to get super thirsty at home. I have to start forcing myself to drink enough water. I’m sure that will help my progress as well.

Once I have my foot injury looked at and find out there plan for that, I’ll be able to make some sort of plan for exercise. My social anxiety still screams at me at the mere mention of going to the gym, and I really don’t like working out alone at home. I’ll figure something out though. If I can lose twelve pounds this fast without exercise, imagine how fast I’ll lose with it.

Things are starting to come together. I just have to keep at it.