Keto Diet Progress Update – 8 Months In!

Keto Diet Progress Update - 8 Months In!

I’ve been on the keto diet for eight months straight now! The last keto progress video I shared was four months ago, after being on the diet for four months. I’m feeling great and setting new fitness goals for myself that aren’t directly tied to the number on the scale. Since the last video, I have received quite a few requests for a more recent update, so I thought it was time to share how well my clothes are fitting (real clothes, with a zipper and everything!) and do a visual before and after look of my progress along the way.

If you missed it on my YouTube channel before, be sure to check out my keto diet progress update at 4 months.

I’m down an additional fifteen pounds and only five pounds away from my original goal weight of 160! I didn’t do math in the video (mental math is NOT my forte), but I did some calculations after filming and that means I am officially down 66 pounds since starting the keto diet and 86 pounds down from my heaviest weight. You guys! That is effing crazy!

According to I Lost What?, I lost 6 bags of potatoes on the keto diet in the past eight months and 17 bricks overall! I can’t even believe I was lugging all that around with me… that’s like a brick wall and enough potatoes to survive a famine. No wonder I got winded after walking up a flight of stairs. Sheesh!

I lost 66 pounds on keto! I lost 86 pounds overall!

Here’s the transcript:

Hey there, it’s Tasha again! I wanted to do another weight loss update for those who have been watching my progress on the keto diet. The last video I posted was at four months and now I am eight months in.

I haven’t actually been weighing myself this past four months very much because I found the scale to be really discouraging and I don’t like to have those negative feelings. My clothes have been fitting a lot better, I’ve been feeling a lot better, and I’ve been getting a lot of compliments, like “Wow, you look so good! What are you doing?”

I finally stepped on the scale today and the number said 165! I had originally set my goal as 160 and I’m within five pounds of that! So that feels really good, even though I’m not too concerned about the number on the scale. It’s literally just a number and it doesn’t tell you a lot about your overall health and body composition. Right now I’m just focusing on eating healthy, doing healthy things, and I’d really like to start incorporating exercise into my routine. This whole time that I’ve been on the keto diet I haven’t exercised once, which is stupid. I need to change that immediately.

The next phase for me on my journey is going to be really focusing on weights and cardio. I’d just like to get leaner. I don’t even have a body fat percentage goal to aim for right now, I just want to be healthy and look good naked! Which will be really subjective.

I have the diet down to a T now. I think what had originally prevented me from incorporating exercise on the diet was that I felt overwhelmed. Like I would do too much, then give up and totally derail myself because I was going full bore on so many different things. Now that I really have my diet dialed in and I feel really confident that I understand what I can and can’t eat, I can really focus on exercise. I don’t recommend that necessarily, but for me I feel like if I was to start weight lifting, some kind of running, or something like that, that I would actually stick with it now. I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed by all of the changes. It’s just these little changes over time that add up over time and make BIG changes and BIG improvements. I think that’s kind of how I work in general, so that’s what my plan is!

Next phase: weights, cardio, being fit instead of just a skinnier version of myself.

That’s where I’m at with things. I really appreciate you guys watching and encouraging me because that’s been super helpful. It’s been amazing to have that!

Now let me change up my camera real quick.

[8 Month Keto Diet Progress Montage] 🙂

I just wanted to put some real clothes on since I can actually wear jeans now and zip them up. These are a size 10 and I’m wearing a small and medium top. So I can actually wear real clothes now instead of yoga pants! And I figured I would actually do that in front of the camera for once. I’m happy! This is what I look like on a regular basis now. Size 10’s, small/medium… pretty stoked. And I can zip them up!

[Super Serious Happy dance!]

Thank you guys so much for watching my videos, commenting, and all of the inspiring, motivating words that you guys have for me. It’s been amazing! All the subscribers, you guys are super cool! Thank you! If you like my videos be sure to like them and subscribe for more! Hopefully I will have a smaller, fitter version of myself next time I share! Thank you so much for watching, you guys! Bye!

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18 Comments

  • You look awesome! Way to go! What are your macros. I started out at one 159 and I started keto in January and like you have been slowly tweaking to get my macros right. I haven't seen much weight loss but I'm feeling great and my clothes are fitting a little better. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • Way to go!! I saw your youtube video looking for motivation to get back on the keto train. I lost 25# last year on it. I had a couple surgeries last fall and have since gained 10# back! ugh! So back to keto I go... Keep up the great work!!! Congrats on the new-ish baby :)
    • Thanks so much! Keto is awesome, sounds like it worked great for you! It's tough to get back on the wagon at first, but it will be so worth it in the long run.
  • Congrats! This is so exciting! I too get overwhelmed trying to eat what I deem 'healthy' AND work out. I've done keto/low carb/paleo...everything you can imagine on and off for years. LCHF seems to truly work best for me, but of course not every day is a perfect one. I want to get back into running - I have never been fast, but I loved how I just felt doing it. I get terrible leg pains however, so I have started taking Pure Barre classes - they are HARD! But it's strength training, and I I really work my heart rate, so even though it isn't cardio, it feels like it for me, since I am still so heavy, and new to it. It helps strengthen my core, and I just feel stronger in general - it's hard to do at the time, but it's low impact, and it's the longest I have stuck with any fitness routine...so if they have Pure Barre in your area, you should try it out!
  • Thank you so much for being willing to put yourself out there! You are really brave! So many people just need to see that it is possible. You look great! Even in your before video you carried your extra weight gracefully and looked beautiful. I just go back on the keto wagon. Today is day three and I am down 5 pounds. Water weight, I know. I had lost over 100 pounds before I got married on keto about 11 years ago (from 290 to 175). But I gained tons of weight after getting married and having kids. I lost about 85 pounds in six months (I was up to 289, then got to 204) a few years ago on keto but gained almost all of it back.I got massively thrown off track when I had water damage in my kitchen and had to eat restaurant food with no kitchen for about 6 weeks, then got pregnant. Today my daughter is almost 3 and I am at 270 pounds (after my 5 pound loss in the last three days). I have been off and on for the last three years but have not really committed. Your video is super motivating!
    • Thank you so much for the kind comment! I definitely know how you feel about losing/gaining with the kiddos in the mix, falling off the wagon and dusting yourself back off to have another go. It's tough when you feel like you're starting all over again and backtracking on your progress... but life happens to us all! The great news is, you have a lot working in your favor! You've had amazing success before, so you know the ropes and that it works. You've already jumped the biggest hurdle of just getting started. YOU CAN DO THIS, GIRL! Good luck on your journey! <3
  • Great job Tasha, Keto is definitely a health lifestyle choice! I started with intermittent fasting and then went full Keto. After 2 months I'm down over 24 pounds and my clothes are fitting much better! My site is ketotrucker.com
  • You are doing fabbbbulous, girl! I lost 25 lbs from keto/paleo and then kind of fell off the wagon when my boyfriend(now husband) moved in with me. He has that obnoxious kind of metabolism, so I had to bring bread and stuff in just to keep him from losing weight, LOL. Anyway, found you from Mariah Coz and was like "This is a sign it's time to get back to keto and drop those last 7 lbs!" Holly Ostrout
  • I just found your blog via google and watched your videos. VERY REFRESHING! Your transparency is much appreciated! I've been doing the Keto lifestyle on and off for two years. I was at my heaviest two years ago and around that time my doctor told me he suspected PCOS. I enjoy working out, but even doing so, never lost much weight if any at all..and i'm a total sugar addict. So..after reading up I decided to give the Keto lifestyle a whirl..got rid of my vice (sugar) and I lost 30 lbs in the first 3 months. I still have 30 more to lose, but have been stuck for awhile and not losing even following keto eating. I feel inspired after seeing your videos and looking at your blog. I'm working on tweaking everything now..and hopefully i'll see some progress. Thank you!
  • You're so awesome, Tasha. You were my inspiration last summer when I peaked at 204lbs and was searching online for help. Today, 7 months in, I'm down 35lbs. The stalls and plateaus have been frustrating, but I'm within 10-lbs of my original goal and feel amazing! Thank you for bravely and gracefully putting yourself out there and so generously sharing your tips and recipes.

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