The losses don’t come as fast as they did initially, but they continue consistently nonetheless. I am down 23 pounds as of today, 6 of which occurred in the last two weeks. I am about 5 pounds off my goal of 185.
The YMCA up the street from me opened a couple days ago, so my hope is to get a membership there and increase my carb load proportionate to the amount of exercise I do daily. That will take me out of ketosis, but the exercise should prevent the carbs from turning back to fat.
If I could plan my day well, I am hopeful to begin riding my bike to work which would entail a 10 mile ride round trip. That should be good to begin adding some potatoes and other desperately-missed foods back on the diet.
I found this credenza on Craiglist a month ago for $50 from a guy that bids on storage lockers. It was in terrible shape, but since most credenzas that I like are over $500, it was a cheap alternative.
I spent hours sanding it (nearly a month). It was scratched up all over. I initially thought I might be able to stain it, but there is a veneer on top that I sanded too far, so that ruled out that.
In the end, I had the plan to paint it black to match my office furniture. But as it turns out, blackindigo is not actually black, but indigo (I bought the chalk paint from Amazon).
In the end it turned out fine, but it doesn’t match, so I will have to figure out what to do about that.
The last month has been really difficult. I have begun to plateau the last couple weeks, but I’m still losing weight. The gym by my house opens in November and the temperature is beginning to do under 100, so I well be able to bike regularly soon.
Today I hit 196.4 which is my lowest since returning to the US. My goal remains 185 and my hope is with regular exercise I can eat a more balanced diet.