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Being Overweight and Staying Motivated

This losing weight thing is HARD!!!!!!!!

I’m approaching the third month of eating Keto, still dreaming of carbs every night, and slowly being drained of motivation. Losing 14 pounds the first month was great and all, but I’m just so impatient to lose the rest of my 50 something pounds of baby weight. Some days are harder than others, especially when I’m making a carb rich meal for my kids, which I of course cannot touch. Or when it’s Sunday morning and I’m making pancakes or french toast…..the smell in the kitchen KILLS ME!!!!

Right now I only have two outfits that fit me, and I refuse to buy new clothes until I’m at my goal weight. That’s my self punishment. I do NOT deserve a shopping spree at this weight.

Last time I went on the keto diet it was only the first three months that were hard, so I’m just really trying to pull through. Losing weight is more of a mindset and requires mental strength and discipline. It’s really all about the discipline. So when I’m dying inside for a cupcake I just look at some “fat memes” and they make me feel better.

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The ultimate weight loss motivation for me is looking at pictures of myself pre pregnancy and comparing them to the weight I am now. It’s RIDICULOUS! It’s like I’m a totally different person. But watch out……SHE is coming back summer 2018.

Circ. 2011

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I think it will take me maybe a year and a half to get back to that as long as I continue to eat fat and NO sugar or carbs. I’ve done this before so all I need to do is just continue doing what I’m doing and the pounds will eventually melt off. I remember pre-kids era one of my coworkers told me that I should just embrace my weight, and accept my body type and genetics, and just be comfortable with the way I am. Um NO THANK YOU! That’s like the ultimate demotivator. Wait is that a word? Demotivator? I digress.

Right now it’s just hard. Hubby has an easier time on this diet because he prefers salty to sweet and loves eating his bacon sausage and cheese. I, on the other hand, miss my cupcakes.

Anyone else going through this torture? Can anyone sympathize? How do you keep motivated?

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.