Talk about #mondaymotivation 😍! @larigetshealthy has lost about 150lbs and has completely changed her life through following a ketogenic diet. What a beautiful example she's setting for her daughter! Go rock that 8k, keto queen👸💪! -
Today is a special day for me. It's my 9 month #ketoversary and I am 201 lbs. And seeing as I have a bunch of new followers lately thanks to the amazing @kellie_keto, I figured I'd give a synopsis of my story. Also this is my submission to the 1st Annual Keto Impact Giveaway hosted by @ketogeniccom and @questketo.
I've been overweight all of my life, hitting 200 lbs at just 10 years old and 300 lbs at 19 years old. I was made fun of all growing up and I hated myself. But I come from a big family and we're all big and we all love to eat. My husband, while not big, also loves to eat. And together we loved to eat.
I hit my heaviest in 2011 at 350 lbs when I found out I was pregnant with our daughter. I swore up and down that I'd change and get healthy for my daughter. And I succeeded by getting down to 300 lbs. But it didn't last. I wanted to be a good role model for my daughter so she'd never have to go through what I did. But I failed and got back up to 350 again. Then I joined WW and had some success, again getting down to 300. But again I failed. Time and time again I'd lose and gain the same 50 lbs over and over again. I failed, and I gave up.
Then I heard about the keto diet and I was intrigued. I did a bunch of research and on April 18, 2016, I started my keto journey. I weighed myself at 326.2 lbs and I had my husband take pictures of me. I told myself that I'd do it for 30 days because anyone can do anything for 30 days. Those 30 days have turned into 9 months and I haven't looked back. I can honestly say that keto has saved my life. Because in those 9 months, I have lost 125.2 lbs and I've lost 149 lbs from my highest. And that I'm at a place that I never thought I'd ever be. On the cusp of a weight I haven't been since I was 10! I'm training for an 8k in March! And I feel so much healthier and happier. Starting keto has been life changing and I cannot wait to start the rest of my life!