The day after I shot the video I made 159. This feels great! The best thing is I am not even craving the cookies. Three boxes are chilling in the freezer for that next major level, 149. When I bust those cookies out it will be live on TikTok and then posted here. I'm using an app called "Simple App" to track my food, drink, and fasting times. It has helped tremendously in staying focused and on the path. Before I used the app I felt like I was just winging it everyday with the keto and the varying hours that I fasted. I was already down 10 from 182 to 172 when I started using the app, but since then the weight has come off more quickly as I now have a plan to follow and track my progress. The biggest difference though is that I simply have a different frame of mind about my health and my weight. I'm a minimalist and very good at shedding things I don't need. I have applied that same mindset to my weight. I simply don't need the extra mass around
I have been looking forward for weeks to making this post. I was 182 pounds when I sadly resigned from Starbucks on September 19. Today, after being kept away from the constant temptation of the pastry cart and from 3, 4, or 5 lattes a day, I am down 16 pounds and back to 166. 166 is also a big deal for me because that's exactly my weight on January 18 of 2020 before the onset of the pandemic. Like millions of us I packed on pounds during lockdown. I hit a peak of 194.2 in May of '21. I felt miserable. I started this blog in August of '21 when I decided to get serious about taking off the weight. From August to November last year I dropped a quick 20 pounds from 189 to 169 right before Thanksgiving. Then I gave in to the holidays and put half of it back on. After the holidays and into the new year I couldn't get back the commitment I had last fall. I got serious again this August and this time I'll only take a light but disciplined break for the holi
It's hard to believe and somewhat disappointing that it has been more than 6 months since I hit my year low of 169. The good news is that after a few weeks of a diet and exercise reset I am feeling much better and my waist size has shrunk a comfortable amount. Under 175 as of Monday, I'm pushing a little harder on the bike to get the 169 mark as soon as possible.