Living La Vida Low Carb

by Eve on January 22, 2015

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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John (Daddy Runs a Lot) January 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

I was so happy to receive the blog post notification in my inbox today!

I’m so sorry to hear of your sadness — what you’ve been through, wow — I’m glad you’re back on your feet.

As far as diet plans, I’ve been along similar as you. I started by simply cutting calories – and I lost weight. I hit a “comfortable for me to maintain” weight (215-220lbs), but I wasn’t exactly happy when looking in the mirror. So, I started to shift focus from cardio-heavy workouts to strength-training workouts . . . but I wasn’t really making any progress there.

So, I shifted from strength-training to bodyweight training (which is strength training, just doesn’t use equipment so that I can make myself work out first thing in the morning) and giving up most refined flour/sugar. 30 pounds lighter, and 15% less bodyfat later, I’m feeling pretty good 🙂
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Eve January 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

John! Your comment makes me SO happy and reminds me of why I need to get back into blogging. Hey if anything, it’s free therapy!

The past year has been filled with challenges, so I figure why not give myself a positive one this year, and challenge myself to be exactly who I know I am. It’s time for the outside to reflect the inside, and whatnot, you know?

I’m so impressed, inspired, and in awe of you and your journey to fitness. You’re amazing, John! You really really are. I’m giving myself monthly goals and am taking it slowly. I am trying to squeeze in workouts where I can, but the single parent gig makes it difficult. Difficult, but not impossible. That’s what I keep telling myself.

THANK YOU for still reading. Really. Thank you! <3

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Vanita March 1, 2015 at 6:07 am

oh Eve. Mama. I hear Ya. 2014 sucked. My mom passed around this time last year too. Hugs mama. Great big hugs to you.
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John Fitt January 10, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Thanks Eve for this inspirational post!

I used to weight about 210lbs, I’ve tried low calories diets and YES I’ve lost some weight but unfortunately, I couldn’t stick to it!

I’ve switched to a low carb diet and that was ONE of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my health well-being!

I’ve lost about 60lbs!

For me low carb diet is easier to stay with because it reduces my hunger and I’m allowed to eat until I’m full and still lose some weight!
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John Fitt February 28, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Its good that you have opted to write about low carb recipes because so many people struggle with being overweight. Dieting and exercise simply does not work because they don’t have the know how or the proper guidance!

Thanks again and looking forward to trying your low-carb recipes!

Regards,
John
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