Hello, My Name Is Keto Kelly and I’m a Sweets Addict (Still)

Over the last few weeks, it’s come to my attention that I’m addicted to sweet things. It surprised me, especially since I’m not addicted to sugar or carbs. Just the sweetness.

I partially discovered this disruption in my brain’s dopamine system because I read The Hacking of the American Mind by Dr. Robert Lustig. I identified symptoms of addiction and watched myself over the following weeks.

Even while listening to the book, I would take a second to consider not eating my favorite sweets, and I would immediately reject the idea.

But even before this, I noticed potential trouble. Since going keto 1.5 years ago, I spent a lot of time toying around with keto substitutes, such as bread, cake, cookies, and more. And I got really quite good at it.

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NSVs & How To Enjoy Losing

I’m a serial loser. Sure, I’ve lost 100lbs in the last year and a half. But over my life, I’ve probably lost hundreds of pounds after a cycle of regaining and losing. One thing that is different this time is how much more I’m enjoying my losses. Part of that is focusing on how far I’ve come instead of how far I have yet to go. Part of it is keeping track of NSVs, Non-Scale Victories.

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6 Ways To Track Your Way to Success

Almost 5 days ago, I started another extended fast. This one has been particularly tough, mostly because I’m trying to hit a goal with this one, and if you read my first blog, you know how goals are never better than systems. But that’s a conversation for next week.

To get my brain on track with this fast, I’ve had to rely heavily on my tracking data. Tracking is one component that is so important to ultimate success. It not only focuses your brain on where you are and where you’re headed, it allows you to see how far you’ve come. Even if you don’t make progress, per se, tracking does a better job moving you toward your goals than not doing so.

So what are some methods you can do? Here are 6 common tracking methods for weight loss, but they may translate to other kinds of successes as well.

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How the Dilbert Guy Made Me Lose 100 Pounds

What does a comic strip about office life have to do with losing weight?

I don’t consider myself part of the Dilbert generation even though it’s been in the background of my life forever. Instead, my fandom of Dilbert-creator, Scott Adams, came from an election cycle in 2016, which then lead to me losing almost 100 pounds (and counting) and my husband losing about 75.

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