Keto update: Week Five

800px_COLOURBOX15668356 I experienced my first whoosh this week. At last!

I have been waiting for this to happen. Very patiently, I might add. And my patience has finally paid off. I’m down 5lbs. Just like that. I actually didn’t believe my scale this morning and jumped on and off of it several times to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me. I even moved it around my bathroom floor, just in case I hit an uneven spot and it threw off how my weight was dispersed. But every time, that 5lbs was nowhere to be found.

I heard about this “whoosh” effect after I stopped losing weight about 3 weeks in and started googling like a crazy person. It’s what I do best, folks. I initially lost 2-5lbs during my first two weeks on keto. As I’ve mentioned before, my scale was out of commission, so I don’t know 100% percent what my starting weight was. I think it was more than likely the heavier weight, which would mean I have lost a total of 10lbs to date. Which is so excellent for my PCOS. I feel like I’m generally body-confident/positive person and I don’t like to focus on the scale or weight loss. But I also have PCOS and unfortunately, my weight and BMI do matter. As it stands, I’m actually considered over-weight. Even though I don’t feel or look over-weight.

I know that losing weight will help regulate my blood sugars, which will regulate my hormones, which will bring on a normal and healthy ovulation cycle. And I need that to happen if I want to make a baby happen. So yes, I am going to focus on weight loss for the time being. It’s only temporary, and I’ve spoken to a lot of women who have used this way of eating/living to help themselves get pregnant.

If I am fortunate to get pregnant by eating this way, I will more than likely adopt an 80/20 keto-inspired diet, as I actually really love the way I am eating now. But every once in a while, I’d like to have a potato or some toast, you know? I’ve been really determined these last 5 weeks and I still haven’t technically cheated. Occasionally I will snack outside of my intermittent fasting window, but I always snack keto.

I’m still feeling great. My clothes are fitting me well, some are even baggier than last week. I could potentially go down a jean size, which would put me in a size 10. That’s a really great feeling. I’ve never been a size 10. Not even in high school. I was a size 16-18 only a few years ago when I started on my wellness journey and I am really proud of myself. I ordered two bikinis for Mexico and when I tried them on this week I felt really good in them. A feeling I never thought I would have wearing a bikini.

I have learned so much about my PCOS and how to manage it and I finally feel in control of things. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline and I do say “no” to a lot of things I would very much like to say “yes” to, but I know it will all be worth it when I finally get to see those two pink lines.

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Hi, my name is Jodie. I'm a 30-something teacher who loves writing, reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my husband and our two pugs Rocky & Rosie. x

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