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Hey there! Back for my bi-yearly check-in :)

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Who would have guessed that a weight loss blog named readytoprocrastinate would be unreliable with posting regularly!? Well, I’m back again for another attempt to lose weight and keep it off.

As usual, I feel pretty motivated this time and have already successfully finished day one without eating more than 20g of carbs for my keto diet. I even went to the store and bought $100 worth of healthy shit that will probably end up rotting in the fridge before I get to it.

Personally, I have discovered that my weight loss attempts are the most successful during this time of the year. There are a few reasons as to why Fall is the best time to start for me:

  • It’s cooler outside and a lot less miserable for working out
  • I’m so busy with work and school that bored eating is impossible.
  • Since I have less time, Keto Chow becomes more desirable which again keeps me on track for my keto diet.
  • Eating well motivates me to work out more

So that is the current jist of my life. I weighed in at 198.8lbs this morning and I am about the same measurements as all of my other failed attempts I posted about.

I will try to give an update at least every two weeks. Probably more often if I have anything to post and am not too busy with school.

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Happy New Year! (Life Update)

Hello! Obviously I have yet to figure out how to keep up with this blog. Therefore, it should not surprise you that I haven’t made any progress losing weight. In fact, as of yesterday, I have exceeded my maximum weight by a pound (201 lbs). I still refuse to give up! With that being said, I will now catch you up on the last 5 months of my life.

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Christmas 2016 I’m on the right (I think this picture will be good for comparing results later on)

I am about to start my 3rd semester of college. This is relevant to my weight loss journey because while I am in school, it makes it extremely difficult to eat healthy. I work 8am-5pm on weekdays and have school 6pm-10m Monday through Thursday. I gained most of my weight back because I wouldn’t eat much during the day so I would be starving after I get out of class at night. This resulted in me stopping at Mcdonalds on the way home and eating enough for two and then going to bed.

It is also very difficult to find time to exercise while I’m in school. My weekdays are already full and I still have to find time to study. The only way I can see exercise fitting into my schedule is if I work out in the morning before work. Me trying to get up early is equivalent to a child trying to give a cat a bath… It just doesn’t work. All I know is this is going to be a rough semester!

I put Keto Chow on hold a while ago (Check out Keto Chow… What is it?). I kept convincing myself that I’ll start after the next weekend. Then it was I’ll start after Thanksgiving… Then Christmas… Then I’ll start on the New Year. It never did happen, after all, I’m an excellent procrastinator.

So what’s next? I will be starting a ketogenic diet on January 16, 2017. You may be wondering what is so special about that date… (probably not, but as usual, I’m going to tell you anyways)

Back in November, it was around 2 am when I had the bright idea to sign up for two 5k’s and a half-marathon. I’ve been dreaming of completing a marathon for years now and I felt like it would never happen. At this rate, it wouldn’t. I said fuck it and just signed up.

I have been using the c25k app to help me train for my first 5k which just so happens to be this Saturday. I was not very consistent in the beginning of the program so I fell behind (Surprise Surprise!). I am currently on week 5 and the longest I have run/walked is 1.7 miles. I started out struggling to run for 90 seconds at a time and now I can run up to 5 minutes straight with only a little big of struggling! This may not seem like much but I am super proud of myself! I haven’t run for 5 minutes straight since high school which was about 5 1/2 years ago! ANNNNDDD….. I am on week 5 of something!

Look out world! I’m moving up in life!!!!

Back to why I’m waiting until Monday to start my diet…. My 5k came up fast after the New Year. I felt it would be best to wait until after my first 5k to change up my eating habits so I don’t mess up my stomach while my body is adjusting to ketosis. I also want to do more research on exercising on a ketogenic diet since my body will be fueling on fat which takes longer to digest and convert to energy.

That is pretty much all that’s happened since the August. I will try to post again by Jan. 22 the latest to give an update on how my first week of Keto Chow goes.

Also tofu shirataki noodles are the shit! I like to make a stirfry with soy sauce and it’s delicious. There is a good chance I go over my carb limit with the veggies but it’s still healthier than my usual go-to which is fast food. See you later 🙂

 

 

Back again.. what is this, round 3?

Last couple months have been pretty crazy for me. I am about to finish my first semester of college. Now that I have a good idea of what to expect for being in school and working full-time, I feel like I am now more capable of reaching my goals of blogging and losing weight. I am currently on day three of my keto challenge, as you might have guessed,  I have not been faithful to my diet during my long break from here!

Here is a quick recap:

August 1, 2016– started keto diet weight 190lbs. With all the junk food that i have been eating since my last keto attempt, I’m surprised that I didnt exceed my heaviest weight of 200 lbs!

I’ve been feeling bloated, sluggish, and weighed-down the last couple weeks and by the end of the day I started to feel better. I did get hit with the “keto flu” the first couple days but I drank a lot of water (with Naan) and took pain killer and it helped while my body tries to adapt.

I ate a couple carbs my first day but I would be surprised if I went over my carb limit by more than 5 grams. I ate a key lime keto chow shake and made scrambled eggs with veggies.

August  2, 2016– I weighed in at 188 lbs! Minus 2 pounds within 24 hours, not bad! I felt so much better on the 2nd day. It felt like my body was running efficiently, specifically my stomach. No stomach aches, bloating, or bubble gut, as my girlfriend would say.

I almost gave in and ate carbs but after a motivation, yet hilarious, talk from my girlfriend, I was able to make it to day three!  I found that I’m more likely to ditch the diet if I don’t eat during work. By the time I get home at 5pm, I turn into the Hulk and eat everything that is in reach.

August 3, 2016– Today is not over yet, but I have been so good today as far as not eating carbs go. I have ate keto chow pancakes (recipe on chris bars website) that I made at 2am last night with peanut butter chocolate  keto chow and I had some turkey and cheese.  I weighed 187.6 lbs.

Last night I bought some tofu shirataki noodles for the first time and I plan on trying them out tonight. (They are low calories and carbs which is good for ketogenic diets.)

Come back Friday evening to see my review!