Mar 24, 2010

BEFORE AND almost AFTER

So, I am so excited to be 12 lbs away from reaching my goal of 135 lbs. I started this journey at 200 lbs. A little over a year later I am so close! In pre-celebration style, I decided to chronicalize my weight loss with picutres! I will be honest. NO ONE has seen some of these pictures, and I really thought no one ever would. I am ok with showing them now because of how far I have come. Its been a tough road, but looking at these pictures makes me feel triumphant! Going sugar free/low carb is the best thing I have ever done for my body.




Months Before getting pregnant- Weight 136ish





During Pregnancy: Got up to 220 lbs! I hurt all over. I hardly recognized myself.

This was taken at 25 weeks preggo. I had gained so much by then! :(

About 32 weeks. THE ONLY PREGNANCY PHOTO ANYONE EVER SAW. Why? Because you couldnt see the rest of my body!






This was taken a few weeks before I delivered. I had almost reached 220 at this point. I was absolutely miserable. I can hardly bare to look at this picture now. Seriously, click on it...make it bigger. Can you see what gaining 80 lbs does to a person!? I don't even look like myself!






This picture was taken at Thanksgiving 2008--5 mo. after having Lawson.
 I weighed a little over 200 lbs. NOT HAPPY





This picture was taken at Christmas: 200 lbs. I absolutely hated myself and tried to hide for every photo. This was the only picture taken where I wasn't hiding my face. This is the month I decided to start the SUGAR FREE LOW CARB DIET! I wanted a new life...actually, I just wanted my old self back.


This was taken in May of 2009. 5 months into going sugar free! I had lost about 25-30 lbs. Still not happy with my weight but 25 lbs felt lifechanging already!



By the following Christmas I had lost almost 15 more lbs! This put me at the 155 mark I think.




Currently I am 147. My goal weight is a happy 135..which is pre baby weight! No, my body will NEVER look the same as before but I CAN lose the last 12 lbs! I have come this far and I will accomplish what I set out to do by going sugar free! This has changed my life! Not only have I lost an amazing amount of weight but I have found a way to feel better and be healthier!





Join me in my sugar free/low carb lifestyle!

Mar 16, 2010

My latest Favorites

Mock Pancakes or "Egg Pancakes"



Recipe here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4862793_sugar-low-carb-mock-pancakes.html
Or see the recipes at the right side of the page

If you don't low carb baking mix (which I keep meaning to order from Netrition.com) you can make mock pancakes using eggs as the base. These are actually pretty good and very simple to make! Top it off with some sugar free syrup!


LC Apple Vanilla Honey Nut Chicken Salad



Recipe here
http://www.ehow.com/how_5975459_make-honey-nut-chicken-salad_.html
Or see the recipes at the right side of the page

This chicken salad is amazing! I totally made it up one day while craving something sweet and my husband was craving chicken salad. Low carbbers and non low carbbers alike can enjoy this! I'm all about convenience so I use canned chicken, but by all means use fresh chicken if you want! I eat it plain, straight from the bowl after its been chilled, my hubby likes it wrapped in a fresh croissant.


Omelette Muffins


These are super easy to make. They are such a great LC breakfast, especially for on the go people! Make a batch on Sunday and you'll have a pop in the microwave quick breakfast or snack all week! They keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

I make a dozen, mix about 10 eggs, and a cup of heavy cream together, along with any omelette fixins you like. I use cheese and bacon bits (bacon bits bc of the convenience). Bake them at 350 until just a bit brown on top (or do the knife test.) You dont want to overcook these! Tada! Thats it! Bag 'em and save em if you'd like!




Cracker Pizza


I LOVE pizza, and because I don't eat it on LC, I frequently come up with alternatives to the taste. For a quick super simple snack with that pizza taste I so crave, I took a WASA cracker (which has 6-8 carbs depending on which kind you get..the more fiber the better!) and some mozzarella ( I actually used a mozzarella cheese stick!) and some pepperoni slices, put it together and baked it until the cheese was melted. You can do this in the mircowave but the cracker wont stay as crispy. TASTES YUUUMMMY!




MORE RECENT FAVES



Fiber One Yogurt
Each contains 8 net carbs and 4 sugar. I don't eat one everyday, but they are great as a treat! Plus, when you are doing low carb you really need those good sources of fiber. Its very important. So this is perfect for that and feels like your cheating!
PS-The key lime pie flavor is amazing! Seriously tastes like your eating KLP!



Edy's Fruit Bars
Each contains 5 net carbs and 1 sugar. I love these! They don't taste as sugar free as some of the other brands i've tried. I'll admit that I usually do one of these a day. Its a low carb treat at the end of my day :) Raspberry is my fave :)


Shaw's Crab Cakes
Ive already eaten these and so I don't have the box, and I can't find the nutritional info on the internet for some reason, but I do know they have 9 carbs. Only 4 come in a box, so I spaced them out during the week. I'd have one for lunch one day, with a side of veggies, and do the same thing on a different day, but for dinner. They are really really good! I'm sure I can make these myself, using LC bread, but I just haven't gotten around to trying. Until then, Shaw's it is!

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