I have been dealing with PCOS for as long as I can remember. This year is the first time that I have had a doctor actually be optimistic about my chances to get pregnant. Those who know me know that I want nothing more than to be a mother. There was a catch; I would have to lose weight, a lot of it. I knew that keto was the only way that this would work for me.
I did my research. keto, what is it? I looked at blogs, vlogs, cookbooks, Pinterest. I became obsessed. What kind of recipes can I use for this? Where do I get the money to buy all of this food? Why is this way of life so much more expensive? The long and short of it is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, it is fairly easy, it is extremely effective, and super tasty.
I found support online in the form of Facebook support groups. I have family, mostly my in laws, that are also keto. I have coworkers who have been keto for longer than I have, and seeing their transformations has been exceptionally inspiring for me.
I dove straight in. After all, who doesn’t love all you can eat bacon? My husband was not so sure about it, and has yet to join me 100% in this journey(I am still holding out hope that he will).
The first few weeks was hard. I went through a hard detox from sugar and soda. I got keto rash, which is what happens when your liver dumps toxins in your gallbladder and you don’t have enough bile to counteract the histamines in your own body. I know, it sounded weird to me too, but I upped my salt intake which helped a lot.
I have posted multiple pictures of my food for my friends to see on Facebook. The pictures look as good as they taste. I subscribe to the mentality that everything is better with bacon, and you can never use enough butter. Disclaimer: If you don’t have a gallbladder, think twice before eating all of my high fat recipes that I will share.
The posts have gotten a lot of likes, and a lot of my friends started asking me to start a blog with my recipes attached. I thought about it for a while, and with a little encouragement, I agreed that this would be something I would enjoy, and I hope you enjoy reading through this with me. Maybe I can be an inspiration to you on your path to a healthier lifestyle for you.
I will also be blogging about my love of crafting, my passion for helping brides plan low budget weddings with class, and my life in general. Sometimes you may not like my point of view on things, but I promise somewhere in my writing there will be a post just for you.
I started this journey at 309.8lbs. This was in January, and today I weighed in at 274.6. Don’t mind the pajama pictures. I didn’t originally intend to use these pictures for people outside of my family to see.