I felt like I had pretty much hit one of the lowest points in my life, and couldn't stop crying.
You see, I suffered with anxiety and depression. And it had been kicking my ass as I came into the new year.
I was just so ready to take on this year and I kept telling myself it was going to be the best year of my life. And the first two weeks it was pretty good. And then I just completely shut down somewhere mid January. I just lost hope for anything.
I can't tell you why that happened, it just happened 🙁
And I had been on a month straight of just overwhelming depression. Plus I have a daughter, who I needed to be healthy for.
I needed to be at a healthy state of mind for her because I want her to have an amazing healthy mother to take care of her. So I just felt like I needed to take my life back.
I couldn't keep letting this defeat me. I had pretty much done nothing. I had gained weight, and was at the weakest that I'd ever been.
And that was just from my depression. I couldn't keep living that life. I wanted to live a really happy, healthy life.
After seeing some Keto diet results on Youtube I wanted to do something to change me, my life and help give me a boost.
So I decided that the next day, I was going to wake up, I was going to check my weight, take my measurements, take some before pictures. I was just ready to take my life back.
Not even to just get physically healthier, but mentally too.
I also saw a therapist for the first time.
And I told myself that I'm going to make these transformation posts of me getting better for my mental health and my physical health.
This time, I just felt like I need it more than ever, because if I didn't do it then I just felt like I was gonna crumble into nothing.
So on the first day I was pretty nervous. I already kind of have an idea of what weight I was going to be, but I had to check it anyway and get it on camera.
Alright, so I was starting at 202.8lbs, which was definitely the highest that I've ever been in my life. It's was okay though, as we were gonna start this challenge positive.
This is what I looked like…
And these were my measurements…
30 DAYS LATER…
OK, so I haven't posted anything up since starting – I've been busy following the diet though.
To to summarize what I'm doing here…
This is my 30 day Keto diet transformation. I've heard about this diet pretty much all over the internet. My sister has tried it, I have tried it in the past but not like legitimately.
I've watched celeb videos about it. I've also watched Lustrekux (twitter), aka Katie's video about it.
And I felt really inspired by all of them. Something I wanted to try legitimately and stay with it and see where it takes me. Obviously, as you saw in the beginning, I wanted to do this. Also for my mental health, of course, losing weight, and eating better.
I've also been consistently seeing my therapist as well as doing the diet and I feel like a brand new person! Honestly, I feel amazing. So let's go ahead and jump right into the results.
When I first started, I just googled like, calorie calculator like how many calories I should eat in a day. And you basically put in your age, your height, your weight,
For exercise level, I did put 4 to 5 times a week only because I'm a server and when I am at work, I am on my feet running around for like, five to six hours. So that's why I put that level.
Besides that I did absolutely no working out in the last 30 days.
Once I put that in it gave me a ballpark number of extreme weight loss, moderate weight loss, mild weight loss.
I personally also wanted to track my calorie intake on top of trying to stay at 20 grams of net carbs per day, which is what Keto is; high fat, low carb.
I stayed probably around 20 grams of carbs per day because I kind of wanted to go like really ballsy into it. I also tracked my calories as well. So I checked all my macros, and I basically just try to stay in-between the two bottom numbers that the calorie calculator said.
So around 1300 to I think the max I gave myself was like 1800.
But I wasn't completely strict with it, I did have some leeway if some days I ended up eating a little bit more, it just wouldn't be more than 1800.
And then I never ate less than 1300 because I wanted to make sure I was eating enough and not hurting myself. And just making sure I was doing it in a really healthy way.
I'm not going to go into depth about everything I ate every day or all that stuff. This is just strictly my results in my weight loss. If you want to go ahead and research keto, if you want to try it definitely do a lot of research like I did, I did a ton of research.
I did find a lot of conflicting information – so in the end I bought the 28 day Keto Challenge.Yes, I did it for 30. But I just used that and it was much easier and found it to be very easy to follow.
So what we're just going to do is I'm going to show you my weigh-in after 30 days. And then my final before and afters, which were pretty good, in fact I think they're pretty amazing.
I honestly feel fantastic. I feel really like mentally clear. I feel like I do have more energy. I feel happy a lot. And I do.
I am diagnosed with depression, anxiety and OCD. So to feel so good every day. It's just amazing. The life I'm living now just mentally is so good. And I want to keep it up. I have no desire to cheat.
Yes, I have also been seeing my therapist, which probably helped as well. But I think with a combination of the two I was honestly like; “Is this what it feels like to live a normal life?”.
The results speak for themselves.
So that means that I have lost 12.6 lbs in 30 days, which is fantastic. I honestly was only hoping to lose 10. So to lose more than that makes me really excited.
I did lose the first 6 lbs in the first week, which means I lost two pounds consistently every week after that, which I think is great. If I continue to lose 2 lbs every week then I will definitely hit my goal weight.
As you can see in the before and after, like obviously it's not like the craziest difference, but there's a huge difference.
You definitely see my stomach has flattened out a lot. My back roles have really shrunk a lot. I tried to leave in the clip in both where I was kind of pulling my pants up because I wanted you to see that in the first clip.
My pants were pulled up as high as I could get them because the second one seems like I just have them pulled up really high but that's just how they fit now.
My waist is so much smaller, like there's just so much difference and I'm so excited. 12 pounds down!
For me to lose 12 pounds and have such a good difference in the first 30 days and not only feel physically great but I feel so mentally great. I have no desire to stop. I definitely want to keep going on Keto.
I just love the way I feel I don't see myself not continuing.
And lastly, I do have my measurements that I have written down:
That's so much because I have some thunderous thighs. So to lose three inches on both was like, pretty fantastic.
So that's pretty much it.
That was my 30 days of trying Keto.
Like I said before, I'm not going to stop, I'm going to keep going and reach my goal.
Thank you so much for reading my story on the Keto diet, Mentally and physically I feel I'm in a much better place. With the help of my therapist Gordon, and to physically be in control of my weight feels so good.
With the help of my therapist Gordon, and to physically be in control of my weight feels so good.
Bye for now,