6.5wks on Keto, getting kind of bummed out

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August 17, 2019 by Zuri

I just passed my 6wk mark on keto, and I’m having trouble keeping up my motivation. The scale hasn’t moved in a week, and I have a lot of difficulty when it comes to continuing things when I don’t see any actual progress.  I’m still eating keto mind you, and I’m not lazy because I religiously log EVERYTHING in Carb Manager.  It’s just been frustrating for the last week or so.  I’ve been told to wait for the “whoosh”, whenever that happens.

I’ve also been told that perimenopause might make losing weight a bit more difficult as it affects my hormone levels and metabolism.  I hope that’s not the case, nothing I can do to change that.

I’ve been keeping up with the following macros:

  • 45F, 5’7″
  • SW: 192lbs, CW: 177lbs, GW: 145lbs
  • Goal date: Christmas
  • Net carbs 18g
  • Fat 110g
  • Protein 88g
  • Calories 1410

I’ve been going well over my protein most days, I’ve been keeping under fat for the most part.  I’ve just about capped my carbs each day, and my calories are (almost) always under.  I have a lot of trouble with my calories being super low.  I just don’t eat much. I never eat breakfast so I have a bit of a fast before I actually get around to eating.

I’m hoping its not a month long stall like some people have experienced.  It seems around the 6wk mark is normal to not see any changes.  14lbs and I don’t feel or look any different.

I’ve read that you need a goal to keep moving on in keto.  I figured out one of my reasons for doing keto.  As a trans person, I sometimes bind to disguise my breasts and give my chest a more neutral or masculine appearance.  Bummer part is when I do that, my belly sticks WAY out, killing the look and making me appear pregnant. Sadface. I’d like to get to the point where my belly doesn’t pooch out when I bind.  That would make my dysphoria so much better.

So that’s it for this week’s update.  Hopefully things improve soon before I lose my forward momentum. Fingers crossed!


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