I didn’t do it as a New Year’s resolution because I don’t believe peer-pressure based promises are ever kept. It’s not enough just to want something desperately; you need a plan for when you forget how much you want it. Because you will. You will say, “screw it.” You won’t stick to the plan. You will forget or be too lazy. You will give an excuse, and then the slow ever-inching decline.
January 2016, 167 lbs. – January 2017, 121 lbs.
46 lbs. lost
And it has been outrageously easy to follow the ketogenic diet (this book of recipes certainly helps). Am I totally curious to read Oprah’s new diet book? Absolutely. I’m like the Jew of diets: questions and curiosity are encouraged. On the Ketogenic diet, though, I am not les mis or suffering. I’m full of energy and lightness. It is the only diet that has successfully stuck with me, ever. Where I truly don’t feel deprived or that I’m on some unrealistic diet. I don’t work on commission here, so I’m not pushing a plan to anyone. I just know that my body is so much happier. And I’m emotionally so much happier. And here’s what I can suggest: write down your “why?”
Maybe you want to be stronger. Why? Want to lose weight? Why? Be as specific as possible with your “why?” Because that’s where you’ll look when you do “lose” your motivation. What you’ve actually done is lost sight of your “why.”
No matter the resolution you’re making, here’s to writing down your “why” today. And to a truly happy, memorable, remarkable year filled with good health, prosperity, and lots of love (food and otherwise).
JANUARY When I began the Keto Diet in January 2016
MARCH How Long Does Sugar-Free Weight Loss Take? March 2016 Update
OCTOBER But What Do You Actually Eat?