Today marks 2 years since I officially started my keto journey! It was June 13, 2016 that I begin. It all started with finding Dr. Eric Berg on Youtube in May 2016 and deciding I would learn as much as I could in 2 weeks and just do it! I was like this guy is talking about me, like he knows me! Irritable in traffic, YUP! Irritable when I get hungry, YUP! Belly fat, YUP! Stressed to capacity, YUP! I was 100% adrenal body type! I binged watched the videos so much that my husband started calling Dr. Berg sensei, got me a t-shirt designed of one of his infamous saying, and I proudly say I went to “School of Berg”! I was like it all makes sense now! I honestly didn’t even fully believe in myself to make it happen. I had tried so many “diets” to lose weight, but to be honest, they were all just a version of the same thing! Count calories, cut fat, and exercise. Well, that formula didn’t yield results for me!
I’ve lost 52 pounds to date, and yeah I know people have lost way more in this amount of time, but I don’t care, this my journey!
When I started keto though the results did come! I didn’t need any scientific study to tell me that! I’ve lost 52 pounds to date, and yeah I know people have lost way more in this amount of time, but I don’t care, this my journey! Did I have some Chickfil-A sometimes, YUP! Did I eat some Publix chicken, YUP! I had some slip ups and fall downs through the journey, but I always reset back to keto because my body just feels right in fat burning. Not to mention I didn’t even realize the emotional component that came along with losing weight! I would go out doing everyday things like grocery shopping and have random folks stop me and say “You’re so beautiful.”, “Love your outfit!” and it happened many times. CLEARLY, I was looking like a scrub before! LOL! I HOPE I didn’t give them the deer in the headlights look, but I probably did! My mama always said my eyes could tell a whole story. It just really threw me off track, I was like “I ain’t Beyonce boo!” It sounds crazy but I was like I need to slow this weight loss thing down because I didn’t really want any unnecessary attention. It was foreign to me. I’m a all in type of chick. Just like my 100% adrenal body type test, I did a personality test a while back and I’m 100% introvert too (INFJ-A, apparently we make up less than 1% of introverts that are assertive), so it’s quite interesting I’m now blogging and talking to people about anything let alone health. Keto is just too good not to share!
My mama always said my eyes could tell a whole story. It just really threw me off track, I was like “I ain’t Beyonce boo!”
Is my belly washboard (flat), no, and I’m ok with that. It’s more work to be done, but as in the FatUp Beliefs
and my journey is mine, I can and I won’t compare it to anyone else. I may be inspired and motivated by other’s but at the end of the day I’m an original, there’s no other exact copy of me in the world, so I might as well be the best version of me that I can be and forget the rest! I am more healthy than ever and love this lifestyle! #inkemode (IN KETO Mode)
I would love to hear more about your journey as well! Share in the comment section below how long you’ve been in keto and the good it’s done in your life!