Hello there! I'm so glad you stopped by. My family started a journey to better health recently, and we're having a lot of fun. I would be so excited if you'd join us and follow along, as we still have a long way to go, and it's so nice to have friends go along with you. It'll be just like... the Goonies.. or the Breakfast Club... only without pirate treasure or detention.
This is my place to keep a journal of our discoveries, as we change our lives and health, and as we shed unneeded pounds. I thought someplace for our family and friends to easily watch us progress would be neat, and a place for us to share the amazing and less than amazing food experiences we have, as we eat LCHF.
(You'll probably find this site to be chock full of obscure pop references (very geeky) so I apologize in advance. We're huge nerds and I tend to quote movies and TV shows way too often.)
I decided to join Weight Watchers® in February of 2010 and I lost around 70 lbs. It was very exciting. I stuck with it for 3 1/2 years. Unfortunately, the weight loss was not sustainable. I didn't understand why at the time. I was following the plan. I was doing what I was told. But the weight was coming back. You know, that's pretty common with a low fat diet. I gave up on trying to lose weight for about a year, and ended up heavier than I was to begin with.
This summer, I decided to try again, and at first, I was going to use the WW approach of "filling foods". As I looked at filling foods, I discovered it was really just low carb, low fat eating. So I started researching low carb. I joined a group on facebook for low carb eating, and they taught me about low carb, high fat. At first I was skeptical, but after reading and watching documentaries about it, I decided that this is what I needed. At first, I was alone, but then one of my daughters decided she wanted in, and then my husband, and we decided to switch the entire family over this this WOE (way of eating). It's been a life altering decision. Ya know, like when Luke decided to go with Ben Kenobi? And then he.. anyway. I re-started this journey at a miserable 320 lbs, and at only 5 foot tall, that's a really scary place to be. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia this year. My hubby and 2 of my children started overweight, as well, and one of my daughters is "borderline insulin resistant". That's a very early precursor to type 2 diabetes. I was directed by a specialist at the University of Michigan hospital to reduce her sugar (ie carbs) and she would be fine.
So this is what we're doing. I completely understand that there are those who will think we're crazy for eating high fat. So this documentary is the first place you need to start: Fat Head the Movie . You can also visit the Fat Head website for the No-bologna facts about fat and cholesterol.
And this is a presentation done by Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, and author a famous book called Wheat Belly. He explains how wheat has changed over the last 50 years and gone from the healthy grain it once was, to something that is causing health problems on a mass scale. And that is why my family is no longer eating wheat. He also disputes the long held myth that fat and cholesterol are bad for you.
So now, come along with us as we take this journey to better health, together, as a family. We are very excited about our new WOE and just want to share that with anyone interested in listening, or reading.