Dang, did I just say 45? Twice? I’m talking pounds and years though. No other nonsense…
Unofficial disclaimer; Sophistiratchet is the vibe. Deal with it! No but really, I started the Keto lifestyle on May 1, 2017 at 205 lbs, a weight I had been hovering around since before I got married in 2016. Check me out in all of by big girl fabulousness.
From that point on I was minding my business, eating all of the eggs, cheese, bacon and hollandaise sauce I could handle (not all at once…well sometimes). No one seemed to notice anything different, not even me. I just knew that it all made sense; this wasn’t that hard. It’s just basically eliminating most carbohydrates. I certainly wasn’t starving and pretty much everything I ate was DEE-licious, something I already included in my meal-plan (a term I use loosely to describe my pre-Keto eating) AND was somewhat convenient. I have a full schedule, and there is nothing worse than being out at a corporate event and breaking out your little plastic container and your homemade salad dressing. What a joy to know I could just eat the dry steak and throw some butter on it, along with the salad, minus the stale croutons, with plenty of ranch dressing. Even a vodka Martini was fair game.
Fast forward to my 45th birthday trip to Essence (The Essence Festival) with my BFF Nicole in June.
I posted a few pics and came home a celebrity. Okay, in my mind I was a celebrity. I got so much positive feedback from friends and family regarding my weight loss that I was like, whoa. I damn sure felt great, energy for days. I had even started wogging around mid-June after about a year hiatus from working out.
If you saw the “About Me” tab of the page, you know I was down for the count for the second half of 2016. I had spent the first half prepping for my wedding and eating to my heart’s content. I was pleasantly fluffy on my wedding day in June 2016. What a difference a year makes.
Anywho, I decided to do some before and after joints, April-October-November 2017, you know to see what all of the hype was about. I have to say the difference is/was truly dramatic. I’m right at 160 lbs., sometimes a little under. Now by some standards that’s still overweight. But given that my goal was 169 lbs, and I feel extremely comfortable where I am, I’m just gonna chill right here and maintain.
Friends, co-workers, sorority sisters, acquaintances, you name it were asking…”how did you do it”? When I started explaining I was surprised to find out that very few people had even heard of ketogenics, so never mind understanding how it works or considering it as a lifestyle. My results have been so positive, so in-line with my life, so satisfying, just more than I thought possible, that I felt remiss in not sharing what I have learned with others; with each and every one of you. I want to thank everyone so much for all the well wishes, compliments and words of encouragement. It is my turn to pay it forward. Oh, and thanks to the naysayers, haters because you always have a role to play.
Listen, if you want to know more about Keto, how you can achieve the results you want and still live the life you love, I will GIVE you all of the tools you need. Subscribe to LKF. I’ll be sharing pretty much every aspect of my life and how my new way of eating just slides right in. There are not many reasons why you couldn’t do the same.
I’ll share recipe reviews and original recipes. You can join me at virtually at parties, restaurants, bars or any place or opportunity there may be to eat, I will show you how I manage it keto style. Any questions so far? Don’t be shy just ask. I look forward to you walking or wogging with me on this journey. Let’s get it. Live Keto Fab!