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Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Mark, aka the best husband in the whole wide world!  I am so proud of him--this low-carb-high-fat way of life has taken his beloved potatoes and bread away but he's seeing amazing results.  His A1C is down by a third, he's gotten off two long-term meds, and all of his clothes are too big.  YaY Mark!  I love you so much and am so proud of you. 

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

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 JD's birthday 2016
Everybody's favorite flowers--straight from the garden :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Low Carb Happy

Christmas 2015.  231 pounds.  I was miserable unhappy eating all the time. And I. Did. Not. Know What. To. Do.  I didn't want to be overweight.  I didn't want to see the scales go up every time I stepped on them.  But I didn't want to be hungry either.  And changing my eating had always meant being hungry.  I love you Oprah, and I love bread too, but every time I went on Weight Watchers I was HunGrY.  And mad about it.  Oh wait--that's another blog post. 

Through some unknown way, I found a couple of facebook groups that told me about a low-carb-high-fat way of eating.  Yes.  Low Carb and High Fat.  And now I'm down 32 pounds.  My husband is managing and reversing a serious case of diabetes.  Seriously, those groups and this information changed the course of my life.

Here are my two favorite LCHF facebook support groups:
Ketogenic Success  (11,000+ members)

I'd also recommend the book  Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore. 
The New Atkins book. 
And Dr. Sarah Hallberg's Ted Talk   
And Butter Bob's Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off .  
Pinterest is full of low carb recipes.  If you have a favorite high-carb food, there's a low carb version of it out there.  It may take a while for your sense of taste to adjust, but  it will.
And one last link for now:  MyFitnessPal a free app where you can track carbs, fat, & protein.

Some doctors are on board with LCHF way of eating.  My doctor is.  I hope yours is too, but don't be surprised or sidetracked if you hear the 50-60 carbs per meal message--that's still part of the ADA's food pyramid.  See Dr Hallberg's video above for more on that.   

We don't have to be overfed or starve and feel deprived.  It really is possible to be Low Carb and Happy. And if you need some help along the way, join me in the support groups, read and watch the links above.  And let me know how it goes!  I wanna hear about your journey too :)