So this is a personal post about my results. There will be bitching and whining, but hopefully I can pull some motivation out of my ass, too.

Since this is my first personal review, I’ll give a little bit of backstory. I have a heart issue. This causes fluid retention, so I have to watch the scales on a daily basis. If you don’t have fluid retention problems, I suggest you not watch that scale that closely. It can be frustrating and demotivating…even though I know what’s going on with my body, it still frustrates me to have to fight this battle on a near daily basis.

I started August with needing to lose only 6 pounds for my end of month goal. I am four pounds from that goal this morning. Yesterday I was only two pounds from that goal. Six pounds should have been easy. I’ve been averaging that and a little more in the past two months. This month…nope.

What I did in August was: started having the fat bomb coffee to increase fat intake, added more salt, and stopped putting sugar in my coffee…which wasn’t all that much. And I seem to have gone backwards in overall progress. LOL.

Now I have started lifting weights more. I’m sure there is some muscle gain going on under the fat. That will cause weight gain and it will cause body measurements to increase. And I know that…but it’s still a bit deflating. This is the motivational pep talk part of the message. Sorry it isn’t any better than that. LOL. I am trying to be more focused on the fitness and my activity level. Those are hugely important and I know things ARE healing inside my body.

I’m happy with the amount I’m eating. According to most other people I could be eating more. Most carnivores eat between one and a half pounds to two pounds of meat per day. I do good to eat half a pound of meat per day. I have a fat bomb coffee every morning (tablespoon of butter, teaspoon of coconut oil and heavy cream) I could cut that out and lower my fat and dairy intake. Some say that will help you start losing again. I’m not sure I want to do that at this time. I just opened a container of heavy cream and it would ruin if I stopped having it in my coffee. So, I may wait until the container is empty. I have no problem throwing garbage foods in the trash, but that is not a garbage food…so I can’t just chunk it.

I could try to eat more, but I am super happy with my plan of eat when hungry, stop when full. I can’t see trying to stuff myself with more food. I could add more fat to see if that helps, but again that’s adding food into my body when I’m not really wanting to eat.

I probably do need to modify something, but at this point I don’t know what that is, and like I said I’m fine with my daily intake habits at the moment. I don’t really want to make adjustments, so I may see what happens in September or at least until mid-September and then make a decision.

I’m sorry this post wasn’t more up-beat. We all have setbacks and days that our motivation is just suck-ass. This is one of those days for me. Don’t worry though, I will not give up. This will fuel my determination at some point…but it’s not at this moment.

All the best,

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