Eighteen Months of Keto

Well, a year and a half low carb/keto.  I wonder when I’ll stop counting?? In some ways, it seems like yesterday that I saw that first facebook post that sent me off in this direction.  It was a life-changing moment.  In other ways, it’s starting to feel like ....

A Tale of Two Birthdays

Thinking back to my last birthday, I felt pretty bummed about turning 60.   I had been eating low carb for only a couple of months and had lost about twenty pounds.  I was  happy but I wanted cake.  Real cake.  So I had real cake from Incredibly Delicious. And...

A Year of Keto

A whole year of keto living.    I have to send out a huge thank you to Ketogenic Success.  To Brian and Mary, to all the administrators,  and to each and every one of the members who posted a before & after picture, a recipe, a question:  thank you...

Ten Months of Keto

So here we are ten months later.  I’ve lost 63 pounds and we’ve just survived our first no-candy Halloween.  I didn’t miss the candy.  But I did miss seeing our kids’ friends’ kids trick or treating at our front door.  Next year I’ll find some non-candy treats to hand...

September Keto Update

The year 2016 is going down as our Keto discovery year.  Mark’s recovery from diabetes and high blood pressure has been incredible.  He’s down to one med for his blood sugar and off blood pressure meds entirely.  I’ve lost 55 pounds and am off all anti inflammatory meds for...

August Keto Update

            One of Mark’s favorites:  carne asada with scrambled eggs & cheese @ Boone’s           Wings made here at home, which which became a highlight of our summer here at Canada Garden.  We pressure cook (slow cook or oven roast...

All In: July Update

We went to breakfast at Boone’s with friends this morning.  We used to love their wagon wheel pancakes & green-onion-garlic hash rounds.  Sigh.  But we’re doing so well with our weight loss,  feeling good, and Mark’s blood sugars have never been lower.  So.  Now we have huge omelets–meat lover’s...

Mark’s Keto Journey

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,...