I’m back guys!


So…. it’s been a few years!

I’m back and I’m down 158.6 pounds 💪🏼

I Decided to come back because I have completely changed my life and I want to share everything with you.

From my chronic pain. I’m finally ready to open up about that.

My experience with keto, low carb, fasting, and other healthy tips.

My adventures with my #homegym and new #fitness adventures.

My pool! Haha mostly? I want to inspire you all. I’m finally almost to 140 . I’m almost at 175 lbs now from 335. Official goal weight is 140. I will share the ups and downs to get there!

Recipes that I adapt from others and a ton of pictures and ideas to share from my garden with you all 💕

I want to talk to you about products that are helping me with my pain (cbd) has been a lifesaver and all my tips for those chronic pain days plus products that helped or are helping me along my journey and allowing to maintain this lifestyle. I went from. 60 inch waist size 28/30 to now I’m in a size 12/14. Do I have a lower belly? Sure! Is it much better than the alternative yes. I’m working every single day to have self love and care for myself. It truly helps. Don’t be down on yourself, just keep going. We are all competing against ourselves!

I am having my header and design reworked and it should all be new and updated. Would love for you to come along for the ride.

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GGH

Meatballs with Queso and roasted asparagus.



Just sharing a quick 5 ingredient low carb or keto meal.

I used pre made meatballs (cuz I am lazy)


Just bake them through at 350 degrees for 2o minutes.

Heat up 1 serving of Queso.

I just do it in the microwave

Next I just tossed asparagus with coconut oil spray and tossed with Parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 for 20 mins.


It has a total of around 5 net carbs. And around 32 grams of fat. Don’t forget, fat is your best friend kids 😉

Drizzle Queso over meatballs ! Yum!

Pro tip- if you are lazy like me and want to buy pre made meatballs, read the labels!! Most of them are stuffed with at least 6-9 carbs a serving. I found these in the fresh meat section for 2 carbs a serving 🙂 


Keto for life! I am losing .4-.6 lbs a day!

I’m ending my day with these macros.

Now of course this isn’t total accurate because MFP doesn’t subtract fiber but I’m at 19 net carbs for the day. Happy ketoing!

Low carb philly cheese steak wrap!


Hey my beautiful babies! ❤️ I’ve missed you all! I’ve been out of commission due to a surgery and a degenerative spine disease. 6 bulging discs, bone spurs, arthritis– basically a ton of chronic pain that isn’t going to get better. I’m having nerve issues as well. Long story short I went through a huge depression for a while and the last thing I wanted to do was blog! I was eating like crazy bad things and laying in bed for months 😁 I am learning how to manage the pain. Anyways– I am back to my positive self after I realized I gained back like 30 lbs by just laying around feeling sorry for myself. I decided to give the keto diet another chance. But this time I did more research. Less protein, more fat. My macros are 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. It’s apparently working because I am down 9 lbs in 10 days! I am in Ketosis now and am determined to get this weight off to not only get healthy but to help my back issues!

Okay enough rambling! Philly cheese steak subs. Who doesn’t love one? What I don’t love? The 50-60 carbs per sandwich. This recipe I am showing you is so easy and yummy and only 7 carbs!

What you need-

  1. 3 steakumms or chopped steak 
  2. 1 tbsp queso
  3. 1 mission brand low carb tortilla

It’s so simple. Just sauté your mushrooms in oil of choice. Start frying up your steaks.Heat Queso in microwave. Assemble. Enjoy with no guilt!! This meal is so simple to make. I made two wraps for me and my husband in 9 minutes!

Keto is amazing! Look forward to more posts like this from me. Even simple obvious ones. 😂

Is anyone doing low carb right now? Let me know!

Assembled anddd
Woot! 7 carbs philly cheese steak sub! 
Xoxo babes!

Buffalo chicken dip in the slow cooker.


This recipe varies all over the Internet but here is my version.

   

  1. 2.5 cups of shredded chicken
  2. 8 oz cream cheese
  3. 1/2 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce
  4. 3/4 cup ranch
  5. 1 bag of cheddar cheese.

 Save yourself some time and just use rotisserie chicken!
 Combine all ingredients into crockpot. Cook on low for 2 -3 hours . To brown, broil on low for 5-10 minutes in oven.

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I am eating my portion with a low carb tortilla, carrots and pork rinds. Another great low carb option would be celery.

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Strawberry cheesecake protein shake.


For two shakes-

  1. 1 cup strawberries
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  4. 2 oz of cream cheese
  5. 2 scoops of muscle milk 100.
  6. 1-2 cups of ice depending on preference.

Around 9 carbs. Very creamy and good!

   
 

Grocery haul. Low carb.


 I hit two stores today to try to get the best deals. I saved  about 125 dollars total.  
Strawberries, shrooms, Roma tomatoes, broccoli, chopped salad, and romaine.

  Asparagus and buy one get one free frozen green beans.  Muscle milk was on sale so I picked this up. It’s the only flavor I like.
    Eggs, blue cheese stuffed olives, heavy cream, butter, buy one get one free string cheese, Parmesan, veggie cream cheese.
  Snack sized mozzarella and Brie.  B1g1 free pork loin chops and spare ribs.
  Roast beef, turkey, ham, American cheese.  B1g1 chicken.
 B1g1 bacon, wild large shrimp, and sirloin steak.

   B1g1 turkey burgers
  Salsa, b1g1 sauce, and p3’s.
 Tulips!

I rarely buy Atkins products but they were b1g1 and I had coupons so I stocked up. 

 4 packs of shakes.  
 Random entrees.

Lazy low carber Guac and chips.


This is the laziest but yummiest snack ever.

You need 4 things.

  1. Pork rinds for “chips”
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 2 tbsp of pre made salsa (this is the lazy part)
  4. Salt to taste

Mash your avocado. Throw in that salsa. Add salt to taste. Bam. Yes we know Guac is extra!!!!!!! 👌🏼 

 

Random “taco” bowl recipe. Lowcarb


When I am running low on groceries I love to make “taco bowls”.

Of course there is no actual taco <unless you made cheese tacos to go with>  but here is my random dinner. 

What I used-

1/2 cup jimmy dean turkey sausage

1/4 cup of squash

1/4 cup of cheese

1 tbsp sour cream

1/5th avocado

Coconut oil, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

I heated up a few tablespoons of coconut oil and let the squash cook down. Added sea salt pepper and a dash of cayenne. Once it was soft I threw in the turkey sausage (it comes precooked so it only takes a minute or two to warm through).  
 Topped with cheese avocado and a bit of sour cream. 
You can make this using whatever veggies meat etc. simple and easy!

Total carbs around 7 or 8 😉