When I became a Mom I became obsessed with taking pictures, and as a result you have pretty much had a camera in your face since birth. Yep, pretty much your entire life exists on memory cards and in "clouds". Snap, snap, snap....I have captured all your moments. Especially baseball. Baseball is your "thing". A … Continue reading You are GOOD: An open letter to my son.
“I’m going to bring him over by you before heading to baseball practice”. I was sitting at my desk on a Wednesday afternoon talking to my husband. My oldest son had baseball practice that evening, my daughter had dance, which meant the "him" my husband was talking about was my youngest son. A notorious Mama's … Continue reading My new running partner
Life can be really hard when you are a Recovering Carbie and have to cook for a hungry family. Life is even harder when you add in a full time job, late night practices, and just sheer chaos. Prior to the change in my lifestyle, my family ate a ton of carbs. So when I changed … Continue reading The 5 Star List for Low Carb Families
Losing 100 pounds has been the greatest thing I have ever done for myself. Only, truth be told, I’m not really doing it for MYSELF. I’m doing it for them. Yep, those three cuties in that picture with me. They are the reason for all of this you are reading about. I’m a Mom to … Continue reading I’m doing this for them
I spent the first 38 years of my life in a desperate attempt to stay within my comfort zone, inside my bubble. I hated change. I liked organization and order. I liked control. Because when life was anything but easy, organized, and controlled that meant it would come… The heart pound. It never failed, every … Continue reading The Heart Pound
I'm not by nature a breakfast eater. In fact, before this lifestyle change my norm was to skip breakfast. Now, I normally just grab a low carb tortilla with some cheese and turkey sausage. But then there are Sunday morning breakfasts. My kids love breakfast, and on the weekend they are always asking me to … Continue reading Maple-Cream French “Toast”
“I’d love to lose weight…but I just have NO TIME!" Sound familiar? I was sitting with a friend talking about my journey, and this classic line came up. It comes up a lot. Besides the questions about how many carbs I eat a day, this is by far the number one question I’m asked. Everyone, including … Continue reading Making Time to Workout
I was sitting at my desk one day working on a complicated motion, when a Facebook notification on my phone blinked at me. A friend of mine had posted on my wall. Looking for a moment's distraction from the head pounding work I was doing, I opened my Facebook and saw an Event page posting … Continue reading Pound – A Rockstar Workout!
I get asked a lot...."So do your kids eat low carb with you?" I can't answer that question easily. On the one hand, I am cooking low carb dinners, so instead of cooking two meals, the kids eat what I eat. On the other hand, I am cooking for three of the pickiest eaters this … Continue reading Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
“Mom, guess what?” My middle child came up to me all excited. “What?” “You are SO going down.” “Again, what?” The grin on his face was cocky and confident. My middle is so competitive I knew this look well. It always meant he was going to challenge me to something. “Coach said we are going … Continue reading The Big Game