Weight Loss: Progress Makes Perfect

It’s about time for a check-in!  Before we dive in, check out this post first if you haven’t already:

Weight Loss: Background and the Keto Diet

I am officially down 31 pounds from my heaviest weight.  To some, that is everything, that is their entire goal, but to me… it’s just a drop in the bucket.  I feel like I have such a long way to go, but as always, Jon is my biggest supporter.  He reminds me that there was a time where I wished I was where I am now.  I hold onto that, it’s motivating.  Bottom line – I know I can do it, I’ve done it before.  I lost 80 pounds once, but I did it the wrong way, and like the saying goes, if you starve yourself… the weight comes back and then some and so it did.

I’ve decided to go back on the Keto Diet, it is really the only diet I have ever tried where I don’t feel absolutely deprived and it just seems to work for me.  Honestly the only problem I encountered last time was the monotonous nature of the diet, I grew tired of it and quit. This time Jon and I have gotten more creative to try and eliminate some of that. We have come up with some new recipes, new options at restaurants and low or no carb foods that don’t taste gross.  I’ll share some of my newly discovered favorites below:

Overall, I just feel better on Keto and my energy level is out of this world.  I am a little over a week into my diet and doing well.  Here’s to staying strong and not straying (except for during the our trips this month, we already decided we would cheat a bit).  I know I can do this!

Now, enough about me though, let’s get to Jon!  He has lot a whooping 55 pounds, can you believe that?

Here is a post Jon made recently on his social media about his weight loss journey:

I’m not the kind of person to post pictures of myself. Actually, pretty much every single picture of me was taken by someone else.

But, I was scrolling through old photos from Hawaii and was blown away by how much my body has changed over the past year and a half that I have restarted my fitness journey.

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A year and a half of early mornings, sweat, blood(yes I’ve gotten injured while working out because I’m clumsy as hell LOL) tears, feeling like I’m going to pass out and still pushing my body beyond what I thought was its limit(and being sore for days after because I thought it could handle it.)

I started at 271 lbs at my heaviest and am now 216 lbs. I still have a long way to go(My GW is 190lbs, I want my obliques and my abs to show, they’re getting there and maybe I’ll post a picture when they look like what I want them to) but felt compelled to post this picture to come back to in the future.

It’s easy to let yourself go and eat whatever you want and not take care of yourself. Hell, I let myself go for far too long and didn’t notice how much weight I was gaining.

I give a lot of credit to Angie, she’s been my support this whole time. Whether it’s looking for deals on gym memberships in the beginning, meal prepping for me EVERY weekend, or introducing me to the Ketogenic diet. I owe a lot to her.

If you’re struggling, or maybe you are losing motivation, DON’T QUIT. Remember that there was a point where you would have done anything to be where you are at now.

This is the third time I have lost weight. This time, it stays off.

Wow!  I give so much credit to him.  He is strong, dedicated and determined.  I know he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to, I mean look at how far he has come already.  He is my motivation, I strive to be as dedicated as him one day.  Let’s give a huge round of applause to my Hubby for his huge accomplishment.  Keep up the great work babe!

Stay tuned for more weight loss updates!

xoxo – angie

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