Even though I have always been overweight, I have always considered myself healthy. I have a very strong immune system, so I rarely get sick. As I get older though, I feel less healthy. Because I have always been overweight, it has always been difficult to exercise. P.E. was always my most hated class is school. Because of that, I have mostly relied on diet to try to lose weight. I find that just dieting can work, but it makes it more difficult. That said, I went to the gym daily for a month straight while dieting and I still gained weight (that was not muscle weight). Maybe I was doing something wrong, or just wasn’t pushing myself enough.
In November 2017 I started the keto diet. To this date, this is the only diet that has ever really truly worked for me. Keto sounds ass backwards, as it is a high fat, moderate protein, and extremely low carb diet. I did really good on it for almost a year, but after my 30th birthday I began a terrible pattern of yo-yo-ing with it. Keto is not a good diet to yo-yo on, as it is much easier to gain weight back after getting out of ketosis. I have learned the hard way. However, depression has been a bigger factor lately, making dieting even harder. I miss my usual comfort foods.
I find that the older I get, the harder it is to lose weight. I also have noticed that I am getting less sleep. I either stay up too late because there is not enough time in the day to do the things I want, or I just lose track of time completely, especially on my days off.
Overall, I am trying. Things like life, sleep, and depression make it harder to stay motivated and on track. I want to do better, and need to do better.