Low carb lifestyle update

Busy Mom and low carb lifestyle

A few months ago I posted about being a busy Mom and trying to lose weight by living a low carb lifestyle. I did really well the first couple weeks and then got of track.  Three weeks ago I decided enough was enough and that I needed to do this and stick with it. I hadn’t weighed myself in a couple months and I was terrified that I would weigh more than before. To my surprise I was actually 18 pounds less and this sparked a fired inside me.

I have been doing really well and when I weighed the following week I lost another 10 pounds. Cutting out the sugary carbs like ice cream and those hazel nut iced coffees I love so much have helped.  I’ve cut my meal portions and focus more on healthy carb choices. My kids have benefited from the change as well and we all are learning to make healthier choices. I will be weighing myself every Saturday morning when I go to work and I log my progress on a app I have on my phone. 

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It has only been 3 wks but I can see and feel the difference with 28lbs gone.

Some of the low carb options I have given myself I think keep me out of trouble like eating a bowl of ice cream or raiding the cookies. I make sure I allow myself low carb ice cream or fruits when I have a sweet tooth. Keeping snacks like string cheese, almonds and beef jerky around help with my salty tooth…haha. My kids keep me pretty active and now that the kids are in school they are too. We are visiting the park more often and instead of sitting and watching I am staying active with them. 

https://www.atkins.com/recipes

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/742/healthy-recipes/low-carb/

I will update this post in a couple months but if you want to follow my progress you can check out my photos on my facebook or instagram page. Thank you to everyone that has been giving me support to live a healthier life style. 😉 

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Hi, I am a blessed Mom of 3 little monkeys, 2 boys and 1 girl but my life has been full of little monkeys even before I became a Mom. I've worked in the veterinary field for about 20 years now and have taken care of many animals either in boarding, general medical and emergencies. I've been an emergency technician for the past 13 years and it has allowed me to have more one on one attention with my other little monkeys, my patients. Children and Animals have always been close to my heart and I love learning what I can to help them feel safe and secure and be happy and healthy. I have been with the love of my life for 16 years, he is a wonderful husband and father. My husband has a green thumb particularly favors tropical plants so I may chat about that from time to time. I enjoy scrap booking, themed birthday parties and kids crafts. I attend continuing education classes and conferences to keep up with the ever changing animal world. I am big on client education and making sure people are familiar with their pets needs. I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions in this monkey world of mine.

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