Weight Loss Milestone Stuggles

I have definitely been successful with my keto diet and weight loss.  However, it hasn’t been a direct route.  For example, I touched or crossed the 300-pound barrier eight times before I finally permanently was below 300 pounds.  I first got down 300 pounds on August 24, 2017.  My morning weight was 300 or 299 for the next seven days.  Then, on September 1, I jumped up to 303 pounds.  It wasn’t until September 7 that I was back at 299.  On September 8 I was 296, which means I had officially lost 101 pounds in total.  But on September 11 I hit 300 again, bounds down for a couple of days.  Then back to 300 on September 14.  I then bounced around from 295 to 299 for the next few days only to return to 301 on September 21.  Then on September 23 I hit 294, and I was never above 296 gain. 
Breaking the 300-pound Barrier

I share this story to remind you that the journey to improvement isn’t always a straight line.  It will meander but if you stick with it improvements will come.  That is why “Keep Calm and Keto On!” is such an apt catch phrase.

I should also point out that weight is not a very good measure of progress.  First weight fluctuates naturally as your body retains extra water some times.  Also a ketogenic diet promotes muscle growth.  Muscle weighs more than fat, so it is possible to lose inches while gaining pounds.  And lastly weight is not a great predictor of health.  You should go by how you feel more than what a scale says.

Having said all of that, I still want to be below 200 pounds and am looking forward to the day I can say I’ve lost over half my body weight.  Does that make me a hypocrite?

In my next post I review my first year on the ketogenic diet.  You can also read my last post which discusses my trip to Ketofest.


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