Our Keto Challenge Week 2 Non-Scale Victories Include Loose Pants & Tighter Belts

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Here we are in Week 2 of the Keto Challenge!

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the challenge?! We’ve been LOVING all of your feedback on the ups and downs you’ve experienced so far on keto. And let us tell ya, you all are rocking it! 😍 So does your body agree that a positive change is happening?

Maybe you feel a spike in energy. Or perhaps your co-workers noticed you were on the ball during your last team meeting. We checked in with the Keto Challenge Facebook group and the Hip2Keto team to see where our keto peeps are at!

Here’s how our Keto Community on Facebook is doing with their Non-Scale Victories:

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“Before Keto, I didn’t drink ANY WATER AT ALL! Literally the only water I got was in my coffee. 😬 I now drink at least 10 8 oz. glasses a day!!” – Sarah

“Migraines. I have stopped taking BOTH of my daily migraine medications and I used to get these headaches every single day. I still see my chiropractor 2-3 times a week, but getting off those meds is HUGE! The side effects of them were awful. I feel great ❤️” – Jazmine

“I mainly started keto for more energy, and I can definitely tell a difference! Only need to lose 5-8 lbs, and already down a couple.” – Kenzie

“I can finally reach my hands behind my back to unhook my bra! Been a loooong time since I could do that!” – Sara

“Haven’t cheated yet, and I went and bought a scale. I’ve been afraid to do that for years. Finally did it. I’m kind of bummed because I don’t know exactly where I started, but it’s good enough. Oh and my weight isn’t quite as bad as I thought it was.” – Dianne

“No more brain fog and no more stomach issues. My acid reflux is WAY better. I now wake up without an alarm. Things that have processed sugar in them now taste extremely sweet and disgusting.” – Ashley

The Hip2Keto team has been strong with their victories as well!

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“I went down one loop in my belt. I am so excited about that. Now I don’t have to use the old worn out hole that my belt has been using for 5 years.” – Jennifer

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“I am seeing some progress! I haven’t gotten on the scale but I can for sure tell something is happening because my jeans are not as tight in the waist and my tummy roll is now like half a roll! 🤣 My sugar cravings are less frequent – they still sneak up but def not as much as last week!” – Jessica

“I have noticed my sugar cravings are gone! And I mean gone! I indulged in a little keto cheesecake over the weekend and I was worried that would make me a little sugar-crazed, but luckily I’m good! Also, I can see a difference in my midsection. I’m not all bloated like usual. Also, I’m not sure if this is a victory but I have been ridiculously thirsty lately. I need water within reach at all times.” – Jenna

Fun, non-food ways to celebrate your victories:

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1. Reflect on your progress.

Did you start making progress on your goal tracking printable? Even though it’s only been a couple of weeks, take pride in your accomplishments thus far. If you really want to step up your progress game, you’ll want to join our Facebook group! There are over 9,000 members who are on this journey with you and are sharing inspiring stories, tips, and tricks every day to help you take your keto lifestyle to the next level!

2. Take advantage of newfound energy and get outside!

It’s kind of starting to look like Spring, right?! Go for a run, hike, or bike ride (if your region isn’t snow-covered) to breathe in some fresh air and get your body moving. Having more energy is a wonderful side effect of keto and you can capitalize on it by getting your heart rate pumping. Exercising while on keto only elevates the health benefits further!

3. Try out a new skincare product.

We featured Cari’s keto success story here, and one of her biggest takeaways is clear skin. Enjoy an evening in with a fun new face mask or other self-care product you’ve been meaning to try. Use this time to relax and reward yourself—you’ve earned it!

Share this challenge with friends so they can have some incredible Non-Scale Victories of their Own!

About the writer:

Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and has 25+ years of experience as a writer and photographer with her work being featured in US Weekly Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more.

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Comments 16

  1. clara

    I started the challenge on the 11th as I was out of the country when the challenge started… so it’s been only 5 days for me … but so far 2 lbs down !!! Whoohooo!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Clara! I love this ❤ So glad to hear. Congratulations!

  2. Cindy

    Enjoying the Keto Challenge, energy has increased , no cravings and a noticeable change in my face. It’s slimming down 👱🏻
    So had the stylist cut my hair short. Now 30 more lbs and I’m Summer ready ..👙

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Wahoo! That’s awesome Cindy! We are all here together – keep it up!

  3. TRACY

    Back in 2015 my husband and I started a plant based life-style, which we followed for 2+ years. I lost 80 lbs and honestly felt great. But then life as a foster care caseworker got the better of me and I gained 70 lbs back from all the stress. One of my disappointments was that the plant based diet did very little to affect my husband’s diabetes. I was honestly surprised, I was so hopeful it would reverse things for him. Going keto has caused me a lot of cognitive dissonance but I am working through it. I find the restrictions easier to manage than before. But more importantly to me, my husband decided to give keto a try about 2 weeks ago. I ordered some of the suggested books from here which led us to buy Dr. Fung’s Obesity Code, Diabetes Code and Complete Guide to Fasting books. Powerful stuff!! Husband saw some immediate improvements in his sugar levels and is now trying to do some 16:8 IF which I would have paid money to say he would never do. We’re in our early 50’s with much life ahead of us, I want those years to be good ones, not ridden with disease and pains. I was beginning to worry about my husband’s diabetes progression, now I have a glimmer of hope.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Tracy! I absolutely love this❤ I’m so glad our advice has helped you & your husband! Keto is fantastic for lots of diseases & ailments. It also helps with inflammation. In hind sight, keto is not as restrictive as life can be when you’re dealing with all these ailing health factors! This is wonderful news! Congrats! We would love to hear back from y’all as you continue your progress!

  4. Raini

    I joined the keto challenge 2 weeks ago but have been keto off & on for a few years
    Recently started back on Jan. 20 feeling great and down 14lbs. My sweetheart has noticed the change which is very encouraging.
    Been doing a lot of making different recipes vegetarian ones or recreating regular ones to fit my lifestyle. I’ve not gotten as bored with food as much this time around other than eggs but as long as I put them in something I’m good.
    Thanks for checking in.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Raini! This is fantastic to hear ❤ Thank you for sharing your results with us. We love hearing from everyone!

  5. Kriscox2468

    I am so excited about how much better I am feeling after 2 weeks. My bloated stomach is not a norm every day/after meals. Happy to know I am making progress on tightening my stomach muscles after my surgery for the first time (had to be cut from top of ribs down to below my bellybutton to remove a mass and my stomach muscles were killed). Good to finally have hope again to fit in ANY of my pre-surgery pants!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there Kris! This is so awesome to hear. I’m so glad you are feeling better about yourself & that the mass was able to be removed. Hope sure is a wonderful thing to have! Thank you for sharing your journey ❤ You got this!

  6. Brenda

    I started on keto two weeks ago. I am not good at figuring out the fat, protein and net carbs. But I am using the recipes. I divide the dishes into serving sizes and freeze them. That way there is always something Keto to eat. I still make other foods for my husband but he has tried some of the keto recipes and likes them. My non weight victories are my jeans fit better. I guess that is less bloating. Also I seem to have more energy. I have had a pretty sluggish lifestyle the past few years due to back surgery and knee surgery and pain. I am hoping this will help with the restless legs problem and the acting out dreams. I have kicked my husband many times. 😬 I bought a recumbent bicycle to start exercising because of the heat here in the south. My doctor suggested walking on flat places but we live on the side of a small mountain 😜. Anyway I plan to stick with this because I just feel better already. I want to lose about 50 lbs. It may take a while but I plan to do this as a lifestyle and not just a diet. Thank you for your encouragement.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Brenda, you are doing fantastic! I love how you are freezing your keto foods! I have had a lot of success getting rid of chronic pain with keto and I have more energy, too! Keep it up! We are proud of you!

  7. jtrabucco

    Week two only down 4lbs. I was hoping for more. Last night I had a momentary week moment and felt like giving up. I grabbed an ice cream out of the freezer. I got as far as the bedroom where I was going to watch a movie. I said NO to myself then turned around and put it back in the freezer. I log everything I eat. I hope I see progress this week.

  8. Martha

    The first few days are the hardest. I didn’t realize how addicted I was to sugar. Now I am happy without it.
    And I no longer have “quadraboob”. (That’s when your breast bulges up out of your bra.). Woohoo!!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks for sharing your success with us, Martha! 🎉 Glad you’ve gotten through the harder days and are happier without sugar! 🤗

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