Dirty Keto …

Weight loss! 

Now that is something that I can talk about (and talk and talk and write and write) with a lot of authority because I have been on a damn diet for almost 40 years. That is a long time to reach my ultimate goal weight, I just wish I knew what my goal weight ultimately is.

My very first diet was Weight Watchers or “WW” like Oprah is calling it these days. I hated WW when I first tried it ( tuna out of the can and liver … ugh!) because it didn’t seem to work for me. It STILL doesn’t seem to work for me, but I really believe it is just a mental block on my part. I lose and gain the same damn five pounds over and over again. Irritating!

I was successful with low carb dieting and kept off the weight for almost a decade. I have never been one of those people that need to have food. I tend to forget to eat when I am focused on something, but I do eat a lot of trash foods. Macaroni and cheese, french fries, Ben and Jerry’s, jelly beans (the cheap ones, I’m totally weird) those types of things. I don’t particularly like too much chocolate so I can pass on a candy bar and cake easily. Yeah, so why am I always on a diet? 

Menopause has a lot to do with the quest to lose a little weight.  About five years ago I started menopausing (is that a word?), and I slowly but steadily lost my waist.  I barely had a waist in the past now since I am shaped like a dern apple now I really do not have a waist.  I’m not on my way to a bad shape I have a bad shape.  I am not like all those “curvy” girls out there that have a few extra pounds but they are in the right places that give you a pleasing looking shape. 

I have a shape, it Gumby with a belly.  Not a good look at all. 🙂  

I read someone’s story about weight loss, and she said she started off her weight loss journey by doing “Dirty Keto.”  Getting fast food without the bread/starch/whatever, hot dogs with no bun, lunch meats, you know the stuff most people can afford and pronounce that is low carb with very little cooking.  This type of eating seems to be working for me right now since I barely use my kitchen these days.  I used to be a cooking fool when I was married now all my kitchen gadgets, and pots are sitting there collecting dust.  I guess that is proof I don’t have an addiction to food because I need it to cook.  

Dirty keto dieting.  It’s working right now so I will see how far I can go with this way of eating. 🙂  I do have a Ninja Foodi that I want to try and cook a chicken in tonight so maybe not so dirty keto for dinner. 

I just want a waist again!  I shouldn’t have to sacrifice that because I am turning 50.  🙂 


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