1 yr ago today I began reinventing myself but I had no idea that's what was happening at the time. I was 249 lbs, on quite a few prescription medications, was pre-diabetic, slept 12+ hrs/day, had little energy, had major mental health struggles, IBS, high blood pressure, GERD, and more!
Today, I'm down 60 pounds, am no longer obese, no longer pre-diabetic, the important cholesterol numbers have improved greatly, and I exercise daily--not because I have to but because I want to and can! I have loads of energy, can tie my shoes without almost passing out, and have become a really good cook. I am no longer held hostage by cravings for sugar and carbs and I know that just because my tongue liked that, it just isn't worth it anymore. I refuse to feed cancer and I don't desire heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers or anything else.
Thanks to the ketogenic lifestyle and intermittent fasting from 17-20 hrs daily, I have hope. I'm 48 and feel better today than I ever have, even as a teenager! I've been married a little over a year, and while most people gain weight after getting married, according to my wonderful husband, I'm getting "hotter"!