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End of the month weigh-in: October

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This month’s weight loss = 2.7 lbs

Total weight loss overall = 14.4 lbs

Welp, I guess it’s better than gaining weight. I’m just glad that I’m going forward and not backward. I felt like a total slacker these past two months. I haven’t really been doing keto. I think the only thing that is helping to maintain my weight is portion control. Once I feel full, I immediately stop eating. I still haven’t been doing any physical exercises at home and I’m partially blaming my arthritis for that. For the month of November, I’m going to try to at least form a habit of stretching. I really want to work on my belly issue but I guess that’s not going to happen if I can’t even commit to a simple habit of stretching. So that will be my first goal.

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End of the month weigh-in: August

This month’s weight loss = 3.8 lbs

Total weight loss overall = 13.4 lbs

Welp, I can’t believe it’s already September tomorrow.  I’m still tempted to go shopping for clothes but I’m just not at my goal weight so I think I’ll suffer the slightly saggy pants and slightly oversized tops for a little while longer. I’m content with the slow pace of my weight loss, just as long as I’m losing some kind of weight each month.

I miss drinking hot green tea. Because of the summer, I haven’t been drinking it as much. I much prefer hot green tea over cold so lately I’ve just been drinking water (as usual) and mugicha むぎ茶 (barley tea). I must say that I absolutely love mugicha though, but I always prefer it cold. I think these two will just be my staple drinks at home because I find that I can never really finish a bottle of cold green tea. I’ll just drink hot green tea during the colder season. Two more months to go!

On a random note, my employer recently had a name change so all staff will be receiving new work polos. I went on a limb and ordered one size smaller because I normally get a Large. I updated my size to Medium so my plan is to get my belly under control so that I can wear them! Otherwise, I won’t be able to wear them and that would suck because I’m lazy and hate having to pick outfits each morning. That kind of forces me to keep myself in check with my progress, or even perhaps be more aggressive about it.

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End-of-the-Month Weigh-in: July

This month’s weight loss = 0.4 lbs (⌣_⌣”)

Total weight loss overall = 9.6 lbs

Clearly, I fell off the band-wagon this month. I had a bit of a minor stomach bug that lasted almost two weeks and that really threw me off eating wise. I’m only now just starting to get back into keto mode. I’m still eating a bit of rice on the weekends but I’m fine with that, and lately I’ve been eating some toast over the weekend as well. *shrugs* What can I say? I’m totally enjoying my short break from school. Starting August 19, I’ll be taking on three classes so…God help me.

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End-of-the-Month Weigh-in: June

This month’s weight loss = 4.2 lbs

Total weight loss overall = 9.2 lbs

I totally slacked off this month and I forgot to take an actual screen shot on June 30 but whatever. I fell off the bandwagon with my breakfast routine a little bit because lately I haven’t been getting good sleep and I’m always in a rush in the mornings again, which I hate. I usually boil two eggs and while that’s happening in the microwave, I fry sausages. And when I remembered the day before, I usually take a small bag of salad with me from the convenience store but this month was super stressful and for some reason I tended to forget buying the salad! That, and sometimes I would just forget to bring the salad altogether and it would end up being wasted in the fridge. Sigh. FML.

I definitely notice that getting a good night’s sleep is when I burn the most fat and lose the most weight. On a good night’s rest, I usually lose 2lbs by the morning. I also notice that I can’t sleep beyond 9-10 hours anymore. Before, sometimes when I’m so tired, I would fall into a mini coma and sleep for 12 hours. That doesn’t happen to me anymore and I’m happy about that because it gives me more time to get things done over the weekend instead of walking around lethargic from too much sleep.