Hey, all! Well, it’s been a while since I posted about my keto journey.
To be honest, I really didn’t know where to take this blog. I had vision, purpose, and sheer determination for my first few posts, but after that, I had no idea what to post.
I didn’t want to turn this into some information blog about keto. You can get information about keto in a thousand other places, so the internet doesn’t need me regurgitating the same info those other thousand people are sharing.
I also didn’t want to turn this into a recipe blog. I don’t have the time or interest in developing my own recipes, writing up those recipes, shooting the perfect pictures of my beautifully prepared and styled plates of food, etc. I’ll leave that to the people who really enjoy that stuff as my as I enjoy writing my DIY blog.
But I also didn’t want to abandon this blog after just a few posts. So after giving it some thought, I think I’ve come up with an idea that will be both fun for me, and will hopefully be helpful for some of you who want to start your own keto journey.
But more on that in a second. First, I’ll share how my keto diet has been going.
My keto journey these last few weeks…
Well, I’ve been holding steady at my 40-pound weight loss. The last month or so has been quite busy for us, and for about three weeks, I had people working in my house every week day, all day long. And the first few days, as they were working on the electrical wiring in my studio, I had to be right there with them since I’m the one who drew up the details of how I wanted the room wired. That meant that there was no time for me to stop and cook lunch for us each day. And that meant that we resorted to our old standby — the Mexican restaurant very near our house.
Even after the electrical was done, and they started on the drywall, taping, and mudding (none of which they needed my help with), it was still hectic and distracting and disruptive to our regular schedule to have people in our house all day every day, and I always find it difficult to cook every day and eat healthy when such disruptions occur.
We didn’t eat horribly every single day. We’d eat healthy for a couple of days, and then eat out for a day. Then we’d get back to keto the next day, and then the next we’d eat out. So it was a real roller coaster for those weeks, and needless to say, I haven’t lost any weight during that time. But the good news is that I also didn’t gain a whole lot (a couple of pounds), and we’re now back on track.
I’ve just come to realize that keto is a marathon, and not a sprint. It’s an overall lifestyle change, and not a temporary fix. I’ve known these things, of course, but the last few weeks have reinforced this. While doing other “diets,” if I had fallen off the wagon for three weeks, I would have just given up and kept on making unhealthy eating choices. But with keto, I have no desire to give up. I feel so much better when I cut out the carbs, and as soon as life settled down and the workers finished up and cleared out, I was anxious to get back to keto.
So what direction do I want to take this blog?
Obviously, I’ll share any weight loss or health milestones if and when I reach them, but I’ve been trying to figure out what to do in the interim. As I said before, I have no desire to write an informational article-filled blog, and I have no desire to become a recipe blogger.
But it dawned on me. One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What do you eat?” Especially when people find out that Matt and I only eat one meal a day, and we do intermittent fasting between our one meal a day. It’s hard for people to wrap their head around eating one meal a day and NOT starving.
But we do it every day, and we love it.
I really enjoy trying out other people’s recipes, putting meals together, making my own little personal tweaks to recipes here and there, etc.
So until I have a weight loss or other health milestone to share, I’ve decided that I’ll start sharing what we eat every day.
I’ll share with you the meals I put together, the sources for the recipes I try, my thoughts on how the recipes turned out, any changes I made to the recipes, etc. I’ll also share the calorie count, as well as the macros (fat, protein and net carbs) for each meal.
Just so you can manage your expectations, I want to really drive home the point that I’m not a food blogger, and I have no desire or time to set up photo shoots to take gorgeous pictures of beautifully-styled, Pinterest-worthy food. I’ll happily share photos, but my pictures will be of the actual food that I just finished making for our lunch, and that we’ll be eating the minute after I snap the picture. 🙂
But my goals are to (1) try out recipes and give you my honest opinions, (2) put together meals so you can see what one meal a day looks like, and (3) hopefully give some of you the encouragement you need to start on your own keto journey.
I may not have a meal worthy of sharing every single day, but I’ll share as often as I can!