Why didn’t anyone tell me how big I was or why didn’t I just see it for myself when I looked into the mirror?!?! Or maybe i did but just was so unhappy i didn’t care anymore. These past 16 months have been life changing for me and I finally feel ok about myself again.......still will be a never ending journey that I love being on! #transformationtuesday#beforeandafterweightloss#beforeandafter
Makin Bacon part 2. Definitely a make-again, although next time we'll use 1 1/4c sugar: 3/4c salt instead of 1:1. I know it sounds like an excuse to eat more bacon (like anyone needs one!), but liking that there's less fat and no preservatives compared to store bought bacon. Price wasn't an advantage as it wasn't cheap to make, but very worth it! The top left pic was after smoking before slicing, and the big one is smoked and sliced ready to cook
I swear, sometimes it seems like the scale at the doctor's are always scheming against me! Anyone else ever feel that way!!🤚🤚🤚 I hate stepping on that metal square, waiting what seems like forever...hearing that metal clanking as the nurse keeps sliding the metal gauge further and further down...ugh
That awkward silence (minus the metal noises!) And trying not to care what it is going to say.🙄 I was just at the doctor's last week and the scale read that I had gained 5lbs since I was there a month before!
Usually, this bugs me so much for at least a week!!! I will feel so stressed out and SO down on myself...and probably want to go buy a brownie 🍫at Starbucks ☕later!! As I was sitting in the room, waiting for the doctor...I was still thinking about that dang scale!
I finally had some logical thoughts...lets see...I am a week into my workout program, which includes lifting💪 weights, it is the middle of the day and my stomach is not empty like first thing in the morning, and I have way more clothes on than I would weighing myself at home, and weight fluctuates!! Okay, another thing. I NEVER weigh myself until the end of my program, usually it's 3 weeks. If I do, even 2 weeks in, I always weigh more, or my weight hasn't budged... It always seems to change that 3rd week of working out every day and keeping to the meal plan too!
Even though I might always dread stepping on those scales...I don't get stuck in that depressing mood, at least not for long! I know that it takes time to see progress. It's okay if the scale doesn't match your hard work yet---it will eventually!! In the mean time, look for SO many other things that show progress.
Maybe you have more energy, maybe you can make it thru your workouts less tired than the week before, maybe some clothes are starting to feel better, just don't stop TRYING and don't stop believing in YOU❤❤❤
#Keto Breakfast Close-up and 11/20: One and a half months in and I still have #diet motivation. With 20 more pounds to go, I better have motivation. I'm not struggling to stay on the diet. Honestly, it sounds weird but I am no longer craving my carb rich breads or a tortilla. Pizza? Throw me a chicken wing and I'll be alright. Sweet tooth? Fat bomb away. Bored? How bout two pumps of sugar free vanilla with my cafecito. Thirsty? Water never tasted so delicious. Yes, my taste buds have been undergoing a metamorphosis. Yet, I am scared I'm going to find myself in a split second lost at the bottom of a Doritos bag or at the end of a chili-cheese Weinerschnitzel hot dog. Is it wrong to after my morning prayers for fam stuff and world peace, I throw in diet resolve? Sounds dumb of me and self absorbed but I am no nun, or monk, or church lady. Again, I'm just a plain old middle age woman trying to lose some weight. Soooo, please God, in your generosity, if you could throw some diet grace my way, that would be awesome. Amen and let's get this Keto week started. #ketogenic#ketodiet#weightlossjourney#dietdiary#iloveketo#ketocommunity#ketofam#ilovebacon
Oh bacon, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways 🥓
Bacon and I have recently rekindled our relationship. Bacon was my favorite food when I about 10 or 11 years old until my mom shut down my over-consumption (large dinner plates full on the daily). We've had a casual relationship for the years to follow, only eating it occasional. Since starting AIP I've rarely eaten it because in most cases the bacon I've found is not AIP-compliant. Every once and a while I'll have it on a burger at a restaurant. Everything changed recently when I bought a package of bacon for the first time in over 5 years. It's not fully compliant but AIP-friendly. It's naturally sugar-cured which means there is not sugar in the actual bacon you eat. It's also antibiotic and hormone free. I was that person in the store reading the package and furiously Google'ing to find out if its 'OK' to eat (pretty much the story of my life). I'm totally good with the fact that it's OK-ish to eat because it's bacon, it's delicious and it's been way too long 😊