I am a 54-year-old woman who is tired of gaining weight and tired of dieting. I’ve gained enough that in 2017, I qualified for weight loss surgery with my co-morbidities (high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, sleep apnea). When I started in April 2017, my BMI was 36.
Initially, I seriously considered bariatric surgery. I had one huge success that’s not really related to the weight, but because of this I went for a sleep test and discovered I have severe sleep apnea. I’ve been on a CPAP for about a year now and the benefits are astounding. I’m sleeping better than I can ever remember AND my blood pressure seems to be going down significantly. At my last doctor visit, it was 110/78. Might be time to adjust my BP meds!
So after an initial loss of about 38lbs, I plateaued for nine months. Basically, I went into “maintenance mode.” My schedule got crazy and trying to track macros and do intermittent fasting were the first things I stopped doing. Bad idea. While I stayed within 4-5lbs of my mean weight, I did not lose more. As I enter year two on this journey, I am looking to make Keto/LCHF a part of my life such that when I am in school (in addition to working full-time), I can continue to lose rather than plateau. As of May 2018, I have 35lbs more to lose.
So this blog is my journey. Good, bad and ugly. Thanks for following along if you’re so inclined.