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This is a continuation of the keto journey. Previous articles:

Diet progress update:

Diet progress

Diet progress

It's been about two months since the last update and I'm still at it. On the graph I stopped recording exercise, simply because it became a pain to do so - I'm always walking around and doing things, and documenting it all is really annoying. With just documenting the food it's only a few times a day at most.

I've been quite fortunate to be able to continue with an approximately linear decline in weight. It's now getting more and more difficult to be able to tell if progress is still being made, but I remain on the diet anyway. The scales still vary massively day-to-day, even hour to hour.

In terms of how easy it has been to maintain the diet, I've not had any real problems at all. We had a pizza night and it really sucked to watch people eating delicious pizza, but I was able to maintain my composure. Before I started my diet I ate way too much pizza, the mixture of bread and cheese, sweet and savoury, really does switch something on in my brain. I do need to be careful around specific foods. I will discuss this more at the end.

Recap

In the last post I discussed a few points:

Cycling

Due to a good turn of events, I have been long-term loaned the use of a push bike. It's a relatively nice road bike (compared to my previous bikes) and I'm very appreciative of it.

This in turn means I am able to do harder cardio exercise that uses different muscle groups and elevates my heart rate. The problem with running for now is that I'm still too heavy to avoid doing real damage to my joints - which makes the use of a bike idealistic.

I went out for the first time a few days ago, and thankfully I hadn't forgotten how to ride a bike after 8 years or so. Although I wasn't able to travel far, it really pushed my body quite far. The tops of my legs were pushed far and so was my heart. I am going to have to slowly build up tolerance.

The other problem I have is that due to my weight, the bike seat is really hard. I think I literally got bruising from it. I need to think up a solution to reduce this effect also - perhaps a cushion or something.

Hair

In the last few days I have lost quite a bit of random hair, my scalp is currently very dry for whatever reason. It's entirely possible it's diet related, or something else entirely. If I learn more I'll update it here - but I have heard other people on keto complaining about the same thing.

First Meal

People keep asking me "When you are off this diet, what will be your first meal?". I still haven't come up with a good idea about this. I know I will have to back out of the diet slowly... I have some ideas regarding this anyway: