My name is Emily and I've struggled with my weight my entire life. A few years ago I finally decided that it was time for a change. I lost 70lbs and was doing great until... life happened. The weight slowly came back on. I didn't see it at the time, until one day I had that realization again. I had gained back 40lbs - in a year! Sadly, my realization came around the time of my best friends wedding in September of 2016. When we bought our bridesmaid dresses I was frustrated that I had to order a size 18, I told myself "it's ok, dresses run bigger in size!" The day of the wedding, I was worried that I wouldn't even fit into my dress. After squeezing into a corset first, we were able to get me into that dress... barely! Then the pictures came back... and I was the fat bridesmaid. I had that moment of realization again that it was time to make a change.
So, in January of 2017 I tried again doing what I had done before: eating healthy, working out, etc. It didn't work like it did a few years ago. My metabolism had slowed down and I just couldn't motivate myself. So, it was time for something different.
In February, I decided to try this keto/low carb thing out and I switched to a strict ketogenic diet. It's the easiest switch I've ever made. A little over a year later and I’m still going strong and feeling amazing. Keto isn’t a diet to me, it’s now my lifestyle. I’m now down a total of 80lbs and currently in a size 10 and still going. I feel that I can do so much more now that that extra weight is off. To say that Keto changed my life is an understatement, Keto has made me want to live and love myself again. You can find me and follow my continuous journey @fatgal2fitgal on Instagram.