024C0: 2nd Ketoversary


Two Bowls of Soup

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 180

It is probably perfect that my sister's birthday is also my ketoversary since she's the one who got me started on keto in the first place. She sponsored my first month of keto meals and from there I learned to prepare my own stuff and make smarter low-carb choices even when dining out. Were it not for her, I never would have gotten started on this whole fitness journey that now has me working out almost every day despite the 6 months of quarantine we've been under.

I also owe a lot to Tobie for being so supportive of this whole lifestyle change. Tobie never got onto keto himself, but he did end up needing to reduce his carb consumption in order to support me. This is the house that does not buy rice unless it automatically comes with the meal so for the most part that has still resulted in Tobie shifting his diet a bit.

Over the course of the last two years, I've lost about 36 kilograms. My body-fat percentage is now in the low 24% from being in the high twenties before. My heart health, as reported by my FitBit, is now in the healthier 42-46 range (Average to Good) versus being in the very unhealthy range when I first got myself the tracker. And while I've only started actually working out this year (beyond starting jogging last year), I've increased my workout difficulty rating from 1 to 3 and I'm able to get through the exercises a lot better than I used to, so that still indicates I'm getting stronger somehow. 

Steady as she goes for now. I still want to get to a BMI level that is more acceptably normal. And from there I might actually get to shift away from just focusing on weight-loss to actually trying to shape and tone and work on overall aesthetics or something. It's crazy to even consider, but here we are. I'm so different versus who I was before I started on keto in 2018.