I’m finally getting back into posting here and sharing what I’ve been cooking. It’s been forever. Years. Literally. I’m sorry about that, I hope that my new way of eating will spark some inspiration to write and share my recipes, thoughts and other stuff with you, whoever you are.
Since I had my son five years ago, I’ve struggled to lose the weight I gained during pregnancy. See, I had a super difficult pregnancy, which caused loads of health problems and earned me nine weeks on bed rest in the third trimester… in the hospital. Yeah. It wasn’t the best time I’ve had. Before entering the hospital, I had only gained 14 lbs during those first six months. After I left the hospital, I was a whopping 60 lbs overweight. Uncool to say the least, but I had a healthy baby boy, so I didn’t complain.
This year, my son turns five years old. I’ve spent probably really only two of these last five years trying to lose the weight. I did awesomely in 2013, losing over 30 lbs. (37 to be exact) And then 2014 happened, and shit it the fan.
- I filed for divorce.
- My dad died.
- I became a single mom.
- I underwent minor surgery. Twice.
All. Kinds. Of. Drama.
I gained a good 15 lbs back in 2014. It sucked.
I was sad. A lot.
So I ate. A lot.
I know better, but nothing helped me cope with the loss of my father like some good old fashioned chocolate cheesecake, and having wine with my sisters. Am I right? You know it.
Anyway, when I lost weight previously, I did so via a low carbohydrate (carb) diet. I didn’t totally cut all carbs, because hello, there are carbs in damn near every vegetable. I basically cut out breads, grains, pastas, processed foods, and most fruits. It works, people. It really does. The body goes from burning carbs and sugar for energy to burning fat instead. It’s not rocket science, but scientifically cool nonetheless.
The point I’m getting at is that the recipes I’ll be sharing here from now on will be low carb, and focused on promoting healthy weight loss. I hope you’ll still read and be inspired by me, my recipes, or just my overall awesomeness. Stay tuned for more to come, and if you’re trying to lose weight, please comment and share on Facebook. Join me, let’s help inspire and encourage each other!
Goodbye carbs, hello pre-baby waistline!
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