Weight Loss: Progress Makes Perfect Pt. 3

I was hoping that the next post I wrote would be the finish line post, meaning we both hit our individual goal weights.  Needless to say, that is not what this is and it is taking us a little longer than we had hoped to reach those goals.

I am now down a total of 95 pounds, and Jon is at about 65.  I think because we are very close to where we are supposed to be, we are slowing down significantly.  Despite the halt, we are staying Keto strong and doing our best to not lose motivation.  Like I always say, the greatest thing about Keto is that it is a sustainable lifestyle, not a diet.  Needless to say, that makes staying on Keto that much easier.  We have had our cheat periods, only when we travel though and we always get right back on the next day.  I have to say that I am very proud of our will power and dedication to living a healthier lifestyle.

Besides the weight loss, we have an abundance of energy, and just feel much better when we limit our carbs.  Another benefit of the weight loss is the confidence that comes with it.  I have to say that I find myself dreaming of doing things I never in my life would have before.  Not only because I am now physically able to but also because I want to, and I did not want to do these things before.

Weight loss is more than a physical change though, it is a mental metamorphosis as well.  It’s a wild ride.  I touched very lightly on this in my blog post, Diary of a Fat Girl.  But with time, and additional weight loss, things have come to light that I didn’t even see before.  For example, for a long time I wore copious amounts of make-up, nothing wrong with it, and I still love getting dolled up, but I realized I used it more of a mask to hide my insecurities.  In essence, to try and make myself feel more attractive than I felt, because I was overweight.  Next, my hair, I would never dream of cutting my hair short, I liked it long, very long, and well because it helped hide the extra pounds I had put on, in my face, my arms, and so on.  Again, it was a way of hiding things so I felt more confident.  Here I am, with short hair, way less make-up and I feel more confident than I ever did with all that hair and make-up combined.

Life is different, life is better, and in a way I feel like it is just beginning…

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