I thought I'd give you all a quick update as to where I am at since starting my ketogenic diet back in February. In a nutshell, I am doing great!
So far I have had only one migraine. It was a nasty one, lasted for five days and then it was over. Compared to before when I'd have them every couple of weeks, easily, I am okay with this. As time goes on I'm told they should be fewer and farther between. And hopefully not as bad. Looking forward to that.
My blood work came back and it is perfect! Glucose levels, cholesterol, hormones, everything! I'm healthy! Yipeeee!
My energy level, strength and overall feeling of wellbeing is much improved. I told my daughter the other day I feel like I did when I was 40. I'm 53 and I feel ten years younger than I am. And it shows in so many ways. I find it easier to get stuff done and run the marathon that is our lives sometimes. Plus, I'm back in project mode. I'm not only able, but eager to work on things around here.
I sleep much better. I've battled insomnia my whole life and I haven't been having issues with that lately. Also, much to my surprise, it really is helping with my anxiety. With so much upheaval at work lately, I am truly grateful not to be feeling quite so anxious. I'm able to employ my coping techniques with much better results. I can tell I feel calmer and so can my girls.
And, although I did not start keto for weight loss, I have lost weight. I was told that is a "side effect" of this lifestyle and honestly I had some extra baggage I was packing around with me. When you don't feel well, you don't move a whole lot and you put on some weight. It's quite easy to do. So far I have lost 18 pounds. Most of my clothes don't really fit anymore and I probably need to take in a few things. Other clothes I have fit really well. Will I continue to lose weight? Probably about ten more pounds. Once I'm at my ideal weight I won't lose anymore but I'll be able to easily maintain it. I've battled my weight my entire life so if I don't have to worry about it anymore that will be super.
So in four months I've had some pretty dramatic results. And I know it will only get better from here. I'm so glad I decided to give this a try.