I found my weight loss tracker from when I went ketogenic for the first time back in 2012. At the time my weight had creeped up to 148 pounds and my clothes weren’t fitting. I found a lot of great resources on Reddit in r/keto, which is where I found this spreadsheet. Every day I logged my weight and my data from My Fitness Pal.
As you can see from the spreadsheet, I ended up losing 11.7 pounds in 81 days (11.5 weeks), a very reasonable 1 pound per week average loss. I did not exercise at all during that period and my weight at the end was perfect. All my clothes fit me very nicely and I felt great.
This time I am 10 pounds heavier at the start but I am also exercising (about 20 miles of very slow running a week right now, which is about 4 hours for me). I don’t believe that exercise is a good way to lose weight, so I am not sure if this will help with the weight loss or hurt. I am running because I want to be in shape and I am “dieting” because I want to lose weight. The two may or may not work together – only time will tell. I am also still nursing but just barely. I would say I am about 90% formula, 10% breastmilk at this point.
I would love to be at my goal weight by the time I run the marathon, but I have 22 weeks and 25 pounds to go. Like I said, I have no idea what affect the exercise will have on the weight loss. It’ll be fun to find out, though!
It is a blessing to be in the middle of a big goal. The finish line is over-rated. I much prefer being in the trenches and being challenged both mentally and physically in the pursuit of something.