I have now been on the ketogenic diet for 24 weeks, and have been back in the gym for about 4 weeks I think. Since having surgery on my neck to relieve pressure on a pinched nerve I have not had a problem in the gym. My strength is progressing like it should have two summer ago with no weakness or shoulder pain.
So far I am pleased with my progress. My only disappointment is that I had gained so much weight that it has to be an online project to make any progress. In the picture above I am down 38.1 lbs., yet, compared to the picture on the first page of this journal there is not much of a difference.
It has only been 24 weeks though. What is that, like six months? I have a total of 100 lbs. to lose. My goal is to weigh around 165-170 pounds. When I get there I don’t know how much excess skin I’ll have hanging around, so I’m not sure how I will be calculating body fat percentage. I will reach my goal, no matter what.
There is some difference to be seen in the picture to the right. The one on the left is from March of this year, at the beginning of the keto-diet. The difference is 38.1 lbs. On the right post-neck-surgery and 4 weeks in the gym. It’s not that I don’t understand that this will be a long process. I guess its just human nature to want it to happen quickly. In my 20’s before I was 100 lbs. over-weight, it was just a matter of increasing my exercise, and in a few weeks, I was back on track. I guess those days are long gone.