My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey. As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort. Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself. I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset. Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer. Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.
My recent Crononmeter post describes 2 features of this tracking app that I am finding valuable – adding notes and biometrics. The biometrics menu has an option to track mood, quantified in milligiggles. I love it! I am finding that simply pulling up this tracking option makes me smile.
One year and 2 months following my adopted lifestyle of nutritional ketosis finds me experiencing a plateau with regard to scale weight loss. Good thing I am not too concerned. Good thing that fat loss/weight loss is not a linear process, as are most roads to achieving goals. Good thing that, THIS time, I fully embrace the concept that I am building a lifestyle that I will not turn away from.
One of my favorite quotes is credited to Thomas Edison: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Simply stated and very true. There is no substitute for consistently doing the work.
This month marks one year following the lifestyle of nutritional ketosis and intermittent fasting for the primary reason of improving my insulin resistance. I have been successful in a number of ways and look forward to continuing my journey.
My 11 month nutritional ketosis/intermittent fasting anniversary is here. Shall we have cake? Bahahahah. I don’t THINK so. But what I will have is quite a bit of anticipation over marking next month as 1 year. It is hard to believe that I began this life changing journey 11 months ago but I easily express how genuinely grateful I am to have done so. So, what kind of observations are good to have at this “almost a year” milestone? Continue reading
Today marks 10 months since I began my journey to repair and heal insulin resistance in my body. I enjoy having a date in mind where I reflect and summarize monthly. I am curious with anticipation and feel ever so slight pressure when the date for this mini goal approaches. I believe sustainable changes and patterns are emerging with my body, with my mind, and from a numerical standpoint as well.
What a way to celebrate 9 months living the ketogenic lifestyle! Today was the culmination of a wonderful conference on ketosis and metabolic therapies as well as my day to report on my continuing progress. Continue reading
So close is good enough! I am 0.2 pounds from officially hitting the 50 pounds lost milestone. In the interest of good mathematics, I shall round down, lol. The past month encompassed the holidays and I did maintain my dietary lifestyle resulting in a loss of 2.4 pounds. Continue reading
Today marks 30.6 weeks since I chose to adopt a new dietary lifestyle to reduce my insulin resistance. I have lost 47.6 pounds which yields an average of 1.5 pounds a week. Going beyond the scale, I truly feel healthier and I remain enthusiastic about learning more and more.
I have caught myself occasionally lamenting about the belly fat that is still there or catching a glimpse of loose skin appearing in unexpected places. Continue reading