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Old 11-08-2018, 16:01   #21
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nsmom is doing well. she has lost 65lbs. not sure of the split. but i think 45lbs was preop while testing herself on the diet that is now surgically enforced.

Me? not so well.I'm still enjoying all my NSV related to keto buy I'm only 7lbs below my Mar 11th weigh in(which is 35lbs below my starting weight this time last year.

I'm still a believer but would really like to see some more progress if you know what i mean.

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NSDad, I hit a similar plateau earlier this year -- very disappointing considering how quickly the earlier pounds came off and considering that, according to the ol' charts on the wall, I still have another 30-40 pounds to go.

However, that also was the time that I got a little preoccupied with some other life issues and I kind of let keto and my more regimented approach to my diabetes care slide a little. Apparently I did not let it go as far as I thought, though, because my A1c came back exactly the same as it did this spring and I lost six pounds since then, too. So maybe this is just the new normal.

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NSDad, I hit a similar plateau earlier this year -- very disappointing considering how quickly the earlier pounds came off and considering that, according to the ol' charts on the wall, I still have another 30-40 pounds to go.

However, that also was the time that I got a little preoccupied with some other life issues and I kind of let keto and my more regimented approach to my diabetes care slide a little. Apparently I did not let it go as far as I thought, though, because my A1c came back exactly the same as it did this spring and I lost six pounds since then, too. So maybe this is just the new normal.

Steve, thanks for sharing. I'm having a similar struggle.

I need to do a reboot this month. I know this is going to look like a 'new years resolution' but I really do find that the xmas break is a good time to reset my goals and work hard at them.

It was approximately xmas of last year when I did a 13 day fast and then transitioned to keto. It was a life changer and an eye opener for me.

I'm a bummed out over not losing 50 lbs by now - I wanted so bad to say goodbye the 300s on the scale. But the nonscale victories are enough that I believe without a doubt that this is the way.

Truthfully, it is not so bad to have finally found the way but stumble, if that makes any sense.

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update on this thread

Keto(me) - down 35+lbs, stalled since June, but have kept the 35 off for almost a year. At one point I was an additional 20 lbs lower but that was before I fell ill with an embolish. From time to time, I'm moving my weight 7-12lb down, but the progress is not sticking.

bariatric surgery(my wife) - down 78.5lbs as of today. About 45lbs of that was between June and Oct, where she ate a keto diet plus she had to do an 8 day pre-op diet and a 2week test diet prior to the surgery. Most of that weight loss was from the liquid diet, not keto. The surgery was on Oct 9.


I would say my wife is kicking my butt. I think that is wonderful and would defend her choice to have surgery. I still think my path is not surgery. I believe keto is my path but I need a reboot.


I think my reboot might look like this:

- ongoing fasting in the neighbor of 3-5 days at a time. ( this is supposed to keep my metabolism higher than OMAD will )

- strict keto on my feeding days. One to two days then right back to fasting.

- put my calorie intake at 110-120% of what I need for the day. ( apparently this helps keep your metabolism higher, too)

- I have to get back into daily walks for general health, not weight loss.

- I have to strength train and interval train to strengthen my muscles( and heart).

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First off, congrats to NSMom, I hope she continues to do well.

I'm like you, I think diet and exercise would be my choice.

Also congrats to you and what you've accomplished. Hoping the reboot starts your weight loss again. Looking forward to your posts updating how it's going.

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thanks all!

my wife is now down 80 lbs

I haven't stopped keto and up'd my game to preparing a big bowl of raw veggies. it works out to be 5g carbs per cup because i've added equal pirtions of carrots, radishes, tomatoes, to the celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, cucumbers. I'm having 1 cup at lunch, 1 cup at supper. adding certified cold pressed olive oil and meats. my meals should be packed full of nutrition and void of anything questionable.

i'm charting out a 4 months 'way of life' for jan-to- may. I think i'll split the year into 3 chunks with obvious differences such as exercise. my exercise will focus on weight lifting but transition to walking outside. the summer will be no wright lifting just outdoor activities. stay with sensible sustainable ideas and goals.

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Mrs. NSDad has lost 100lbs. While I'm completely excited for her, it is making me bummed out about my lack of progress.

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it is making me bummed out about my lack of progress.
Pardon the food pun but you're talking apples and oranges here.

For what it's worth, Mrs. itissteve had similar surgery many years before we met. She lost a lot of weight, too, but has had her share of challenges since in adapting to the procedure; challenges I don't think I'll ever experience with LCHF and, honestly, challenges I wouldn't want. You'll be okay; her approach was just ... different.

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