After initially losing 10 pounds in the first week and a half of the diet I didn’t lose anymore weight. I was walking and working my arms and my legs and sticking to my diet. There have been days which I’ve gone over 500 calories, so I accept my body has probably not properly been into ketosis for very long, but I’ve accepted that. Nonetheless, I should have been losing weight.
I decided a few days ago that I was not exercising enough. (It was either that or I was having cheeseburgers for lunch behind my back) Or, I was exercising but it would be considered “light” exercise. I needed to do more to really get my body to start using up those fat stores. So, I started using the treadmill. I spend between 20-30 minutes a day on it and walk at an avg. speed of 5.5 Kph, with an elevation of 3.5%. This really gets my heart rate up and burns calories. I hope to increase the pace over time.
This seems to have been the right thing to do as I have lost another 2 pounds over the few days since Monday. This has given me that boost I needed to keep on going. I hadn’t yet considered giving up, but it had occured to me that I just wasn’t going to lose anymore weight, I was destined to be fat, etc.
I’ve had some very nice comments about how much weight I’ve lost, but I have trouble accepting compliments and I just think “It’s only ten pounds, I wish they wouldn’t lavish me with praise, I’m not a child, and I’m still fat, so why the fuss, do they really mean it or are they just mocking me?” I know they’re just being nice, and maybe trying to encourage me- but I still have to force myself to smile and say thank you.
Had a really rough day yesterday, which culminated with me in Asda, buying a candy bar. Which I ate. But I burned about 400 calories yesterday, and ate less than 500, so I think I can live with it.