Friday, September 12, 2014

First Blog!

I have been talking about starting a blog for the past few weeks, and here I am!  The main topic of my posts will be about healthy, low-carb living.  First, a little about me: I am currently 35, married for 10 1/2 years, work full-time, and I have two kids, J is 9, and R is 7.  

My Low Carb Story:
Back in 2003 during the Atkins craze, my husband (L) and I decided to go on a low carb diet before our wedding.  We were both successful, losing about 15 pounds each.  But we didn't stick with it.  After three months, I was pregnant with J and gave up on low carb completely. Between then and now, I had another child and gained up to 60 pounds off and on.

When we decided in the beginning of June to go low carb again, it just felt different.  It felt right.  We read the updated Atkins book, as well as many articles, journals, blogs, etc.  We immediately felt great.  The weight started melting off and hasn't stopped.  It has been 3 months and I am at the lowest weight I've been since 2004.  We also do not have heartburn anymore (L had been taking an acid controller pill daily), and there is no more bloated, over-stuffed feeling after eating.

Since changing the way we eat, there have been some huge results released in the media about low-carb diets, most recently in the NY Times and CNN.  It's just the right way to eat and makes so much sense.  This country has gotten it wrong since the 70s, and I hope I can inspire a few people to start getting it right.

In my spare time (haha!) I plan to write about my personal experiences with foods and recipes, as well as share new information I find, and resources to help anyone that is open to learning.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Mel, this is so awesome! I can't wait for future posts.

  2. the hardest part for me to believe is that you are 35.