Hi, my name is Wendy. This blog is just a place where I can keep track of my thoughts and experiences throughout my low carb journey. My journey really began over 10 years ago, when someone first suggested the book, Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution. I followed the plan step my step and it worked great. I lost a LOT of weight (150+ pounds) over the next year and a half. I honestly wish I had my notebook with all my notes of my start weight and how much I actually lost. Well, as time passed, my husband got out of the military, we sold our place, moved back home, I worked from home for a while, then changed jobs, still had low paying jobs, and had a 3 year old in tow… the stress took over. I wasn’t accountable, and I let everyone else influence me. And ALL the weight came back, and much more. I lived with it for years, and I honestly did nothing to keep it under control.
Fast forward a bit to December 2013. My parents announced they were taking the entire family on an Alaskan cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary the following July. We were super excited about seeing Alaska and going on our first cruise, then I started to dread it. Would I fit in the airplane seat? Would I be able to manage walking around each port we stopped at? And what about the cruise ship cabin bathrooms? This was the straw that broke the camels back. I had to do something, and I now had only 6 months to do it. So, back to low carb it was!
By July 2014, I was down 90 POUNDS. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought I could have made it that far in such a small amount of time. More on the cruise can be found here.
After the cruise, I continued my low carb journey and have now lost over 220 pounds (with about 8 more to go) after almost 2 years, as of December 2015. I started adding exercise to my lifestyle earlier this year, but want to devote more time to going to the gym (a goal of mine for 2016). I hope to reach my goal within the next few months or so.
Since this is the second time I’ve changed my daily “diet,” I have researched and learned so much more this time, and thankfully there is now so many articles, books, information, and even recipes available online, as well as supportive groups on social media, all of which are very helpful and motivational. This luxury was not available over 10 years ago. I plan on making this my lifestyle forever. I’ve “been there, done that,” and then had to start completely over. I do not want to ever have to do that again.