My name is Wendy. In November 2007, at 35 years old, I was sick and felt old and tired. I was 105 pounds overweight, and was suffering from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. My husband and I wanted another child so I started to pray because medical doctors were not helpful at diagnosing my condition.
|Family photo taken the week of Thanksgiving 2007.|
In April 2008, I was given an answer to prayer and started to treat a very severe case of systemic candida albicans. I read that carb restriction was important so I started to generally eat less carbs, about 50 a day. I also began to take coconut oil for its antifungal qualities. I lost 20 pounds in that short time. In August 2008, I found out I was pregnant. :)
|Labor Day 2011. 2 years of low-carb post pregnancy|
I began to try different variations of low-carb to break my stall. In the fall of 2011, I joined a 3 month challenge to stay at induction level carbs and only lost 1 pound, even though I was very disciplined. When that didn't work, I went on the Leptin reset diet in March 2012 and lost 3 pounds. Then I went back on my regular low-carb eating plan and slowly started to gain back about 10 pounds. And then my weight plateaued, again.
|July 2013 at the beginning of my nutritional ketosis experiment.|
I went without a meter for several weeks but was already feeling better. This was my first blood ketone reading. Imagine my shock when I saw this.
|First blood ketone reading, July 2013 -- 3.1!|
As much as I dislike being photographed, I started to regularly have pictures taken during my nutritional ketosis experiment to document my progress, as well as weighing and measuring.
|August 4, 2013|
|September 22, 2013|
In the middle of October, 2013, I decided to add T-Tapp workouts to my regimen to counteract my PCOS. Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos again until December, but hopefully you can see the progress in my ongoing inch loss.
|December 24, 2013. Nearly 6 months of nutritional ketosis and 2 1/2 months of T-Tapp.|
Since beginning nutritional ketosis, I have lost over 30 pounds, as well a huge inch loss. I am also a size 14/16 and still shrinking! Not to mention my blood sugar levels are more stable and I feel amazing!
|Before - November 2007. Starting weight 261, size 24|
Now- December 2013. Current weight 210, size 14/16
What an amazing journey this has been! I will keep updating as I continue.