Yep it has been a while since I last posted anything. (Cough! 5 months) Any who let me tell you what I’ve been up to. Well I’m in my last year of uni, I just had all four wisdom teeth removed and I’ve completely changed my diet/mindset about food.
My current weight is around 68kg. Wooo 60’s baby! First time in my adult life. I think I weighed this much when I was 14. Exciting times.
I wont lie it has been really hard in the past couple of months. What I was doing/eating wasn’t working for my body anymore. I was consuming a high carb vegetarian diet and it wasn’t working well for my body. It could be seen in blood work, how I was feeling and my hormones. Honestly it was rough.
I was in a plateau for close to four months. Yes I lost weight but only 2kgs. I tried everything to break it but nothing worked. I started to think that I was going to be stuck like this. But alas I found a way and I found something that works.
I now practice a ketogenic diet. If you don’t know what that is it is a high fat, low carb and moderate protein diet. However this also means that I am no longer a vegetarian. I’m as shocked as you are.
I was recommended to implement a diet like this when I was around 16 to help with my PCOS, but I never tried it. I have now and I feel like an idiot for not doing it sooner. Though I haven’t been on the diet for long I am seeing and amazing difference in my body and mind. Firstly I managed to break my plateau, secondly my mind is clearer and my adhd is manageable. Thirdly my energy is amazing, I feel great. But not only that my energy is regulated instead of being wild and erratic. I can’t give enough praise to the diet. So far I love it.
Another milestone has come up. When I started this blog a few years ago I was 88kg. I’ve lost 20kg since starting! I never thought I’d see the day but here we are. Please enjoy gawking at my progress pics. forgot to wear clothes this time…whoops
Current weight: 68kg
Heaviest weight: 95.5kg
Weight lost: 27.5kg
So I’m super pumped because I am at 73kgs which is below the weight I was at last year when I stopped my routine and gained 6kgs. It wasn’t even hard! That’s what was most surprising. I am just being careful of what I eat and tracking every thing in My Fitness Pal. I even track on my bad days just to remind me of what I’m eating and drinking. It has given me a lot of hope for the next leg of the journey. Next goal to be in the 60’s! Woohoo!
Current Weight: 73kg
Weight Lost: 22kgs
I think that during a weight loss journey it is easy to forget where you started and how far you’ve come. I often look in the mirror and see no changes and feel sorry for myself. Recently while scrolling through some old pictures I found a picture of me during December 2014 when I was in japan. Needless to say I was shocked. I was stunned by how large I was. At the time the picture was taken I never allowed full body pictures of myself so it’s rare that I see what I was like. At the time I was around 95kg and I remember going to universal studios Osaka and I wasn’t allowed on the rollercoaster because the mechanism wouldn’t go down and that moment right there changed everything. It was the first time my size held me back physically from something I wanted to do. That being said it took a while to figure out how I was going to change. But I’m doing it and I started and that’s what matters and I still have a long way to go and that’s ok too. I just want to share this with you all to let you know that what you’re doing whatever it is great and to remind you not to forget where you came from.
If you’re somebody reading this and you don’t know where to start just do something…anything. Small changes will snowball and you will be able to change your life. If you quit now you’ll be back to where you started and if you’re back to where you started you’ll wish desperately to be where you are now.
Current Weight: 77kg
I should have posted this a couple of days ago but I was too busy (lazy). I’ve finally reached 80kg, which is a big deal for me. I haven’t been this weight in a long time because I always give up around now. I feel pretty amazing. I am still eating a plant-based diet and it seems to be going really well. I have noticed my skin has cleared up and I just feel cleaner.
Things are also looking up socially. I feel much more confident and more like myself. People are starting to notice the change and it feels good. But here’s something that is really pissing me off and make me happy at the same time. NOTHING FITS! I am to poor to buy new clothes so I have to wear gym clothes everywhere. I feel like the girls in that “active wear” video. I went out on Saturday night and wore a dress that was meant to be flowy and a bit oversized but it looked like I was wearing a moo moo. It’s a problem that I’m happy putting up with. So here is my next weight loss shot.
Current Weight: 80kg!
Ok all is good in the world and my body sorted itself out. I dropped the weight that magically appeared. I think my metabolism decided to go on strike. Looking back now I’m not so angry. I think the weekend that it happened I was ate a lot of crappy food that was full of salt. So I was probably holding a bunch of water. What ever happened it has shocked my metabolism and I’m loosing weight again so I’m happy.
This is my favourite cow pic. I like to collect them. I’m not joking.
Also this week I’ve been dabbling with the notion of going vegan. I’ve never mentioned this before but I’ve been a vegetarian for the past 9 months. I initially decided to go vegetarian out of guilt. I came to a realisation that I have no right to eat an animal if I couldn’t kill the animal. I couldn’t kill a cow they are too cute, I couldn’t kill a chicken they are too funny, I couldn’t kill a pig they are to smart and I couldn’t kill a fish because the ocean needs them more than I do.
What I’ve been doing is gradually taking away/replacing the dairy and eggs in my diet. The biggest struggle is actually with my best friend. I love her to bits don’t get me wrong but she isn’t the most supportive person in the world. She hates the notion of me being vegan because it means we can’t eat out anywhere she likes anymore. She was only just tolerating my vegetarianism so this will be interesting.
I will try to take photos of my food and make a blog next week of what I eat in a day.
Current Weight: 81.5kg
So this week was a bit of a struggle mainly because it was “shark week” if you get what I mean. So basically all week I’ve had this crappy sore throat thing that makes me feel crappy in the morning and then on Wednesday I started riding the crimson wave. It has been really hard to get up and go to the gym or work out at all but I did it. I did skip two days but I knew If I didn’t get back into it the momentum would be lost and that would be the worst. I was also pretty annoyed that I didn’t lose weight this week but I did some research at it is natural for the body to retain weight during menses. So I’m looking forward to next week, believe me.
I also had a cheat meal last night. So here’s the deal all week I have been craving a nice desert maybe some cheese cake or piece of pie. So I went on a mission with my friend to find a nice desert. We got to the restaurant and I ordered and apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream. At this point I’m so excited. It comes out it looks delicious and I take one bite and it was nothing but pure disappointment. The pie was an abomination. It was soggy, flavourful and just plain bad. Of course I ate it anyway because I paid $16 for it! My quest for a nice desert lives on. Maybe next weekend…
I also took my “before” picture this week. I tried to look as sad as humanly possible. That’s something I noticed all of the before and after pictures had in common. I didn’t want to ruin the trend. I also noticed that in all of those pictures that everyone is so tanned after. Maybe they run naked or something because they are so proud of their bodies.
Current weight: 86kg (2kg lost)
So it’s currently 11:40pm on the show holiday and I’ve decided to light a fire under my arse. Hence the blog.
“So how did it start with a banana?” You ask. Well let me paint you a picture. It’s 1am on a Sunday night and my brother (who is a fitness freak) comes into my room to chat about nothing and like it has many times it ended in tears about my weight and confidence. I think we got onto the topic because I said I was tired of meeting crappy guys and I confessed it’s because I don’t think I’m good enough for a good guy.
During the moment where the dam broke in my tear ducts he runs out of the room and comes back with a white board marker. He then gave me an informative/slightly over complicated lecture plan on how to feel better and lose weight. It was pretty amazing actually he drew graphs, list and motivational quotes on the mirror in my room. So him and I both know that I suck at eating breakfast (I hate it). But he said well just have a banana. That is the one thing you have to do tomorrow.
So I did. The next day I got up and ate a banana.
2 weeks later I’m eating like a rabbit, doing to Zumba classes and going to the gym.
I’m 23 next month, 166cm’s tall and my BMI is 31(obese)
My Starting weight is 88kg
My Goal is between 55-60kg
Shit’s about to get real.