So I wasn’t going to post anything until the end of my journey but I thought I would kind of go through day to day. Today is Day 1. I am 202.4lbs and 5’4. I am NOT doing strict keto. Working a full time job and living with my parents who do not do keto but do most of the cooking would make it very difficult to be strict on this but I’m majorly cutting out carbs and soda and energy drinks are being completely cut out. I will keep everyone updated on my results, my progress, any thoughts and even recipes if you’d be interested. For breakfast today I had bacon and eggs with a slice of swiss cheese. Lunch was a pouch of nutrisystem tuna salad (I had tried nutrisystem in the past and still have some food items). A snack was some peanuts and for dinner I’m having crunchy taco hamburger helper (Part of the not strict keto since this does have rice and chips in it along with preservatives) I am also going to try working out more. I went for a light walk today and did some push ups last night. I expect to workout more when I have days off. My boyfriend, his sister, and I hike and go for walks quite often which should help.
That’s all for now and I will keep you updated!
So I talked a little bit in a previous post about how much I love the beach and the ocean and how it helps with my anxiety and helps me de-stress. Well I found out recently that I am actually going to the beach in late July. Work and life has been particularily stressful lately and I think it will definitely help.
I will make sure to take pictures and share them from the trip and hopefully I will remember to schedule some posts for when I’m gone.
I talk about the negatives of anxiety and how it’s affected my past and my relationships in a negative way but I also wanted to share the positives of how you can relax and some things that can help your anxiety even if they can’t cure it. I think being close to nature and the ocean helps us just reconnect to our souls and focus just on us and the universe and Earth and just brings us peace and calm. At least it does for me.
I also am beginning to appreciate classical music and the lack of words. Just listening to the instruments is surprisingly calming. Reading is helping a lot too and I’m currently in the middle of re-reading the Harry Potter books that brought me so much joy in my childhood, hoping that I can bring back that joy and those feelings I experienced as a kid. It truly is magical.
To end this post I would like to share a quote from one of my favorite fictional characters, Albus Dumbledore
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of time, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”