Two years ago my legs looked and felt like they would pop with the prick of a pin. I could not have my socks pulled up without leaving a large indent in my calf that would last for hours. Needless to say, it was uncomfortable and something needed to change. I had tried to make changes in the past with some success, but I always fell back into my old habits.
If first you don’t succeed try try again. And I did, but this time I used my failures as motivation, telling myself that I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it. No more excuses, I was the only thing holding myself back, NOT anymore. My mom turned me on to the keto lifestyle, and I stumbled across ruled.me witch, by the way, was a big help when it came to food ideas. It has been a little over two years. With a small break for the holidays. I started at 301lbs and now sit around 185 to 190, and here’s the proof. If I can change my life to this degree then so can anyone.
It’s not easy and it won’t happen overnight, but with a lot of deduction and perseverance, anything is possible. And now for my next step, finishing Bodybuilding.com’s #250KCHALLENGE, will I win! Who knows! But that’s not the point as long as I am happy with what I accomplish in the last two years and beyond. Well then I do win, but something more valuable than a bunch of money. A healthy happy life watching my family grow and living life to the fullest. Good luck and stay strong.
1. What tactics did you employ to help you get to your goal? What did you find helped you get to your goals best?
Number one, remove all trigger foods. Which can be extremely hard when you have a family. Number two, plan your meals out so you know exactly what you’re going to eat for every meal, and prep your meals. It’s a lot easier to say no to something outside of your diet when you know your dinner is already made and ready to eat.
2. What is the most impactful change you’ve made to your diet and why do you feel it’s been the most important?
No more fast food, no more soda, only clean non-processed foods.
3. What is the best single piece of advice you can give to someone that is just starting out?
Never give up, no matter what happens, keep moving forward.
4. How do you feel your life is now that you’re at your goal?
Healthier and happier than I have been in years.
5. What do you consider the biggest change in your day-to-day life?
Being able to run around with my children and not end up winded. Not needing to sit down to tie my shoes.
6. What did you do to find support throughout your journey?
My wife was my biggest form of support. I got a lot of good info and good advice for my mother as well. And ruled.me. And I’m not just saying that because I’m talking to you. It was my biggest form of information other than my mother.
7. What do you currently do to manage your day-to-day diet?
I work a lot of hours during the week so I think the biggest thing would be meal prepping. And keep a food log.
8. What is your favorite keto recipe from www.ruled.me that’s become a staple?
9. If there is one thing that you could do differently during your journey, what would it be and why?
I wish I would have started weight training when I started my weight-loss journey. I would be a lot farther along than I am now.