Continued Low Carb Success

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This picture was taken on our first anniversary. We celebrated with steak, baked potatoes, rolls, and salad. Oh, and of course, the top tier of our wedding cake. After a year in the freezer, it was absolutely delish. :( I’m not saying we didn’t have a nice time, but our low carb celebration this year was so much better.




This year we celebrated our 6th anniversary. My husband said it was the perfect meal. :) I don’t know about perfect, but it was a feast. The food was rich and decadent. The reward is obvious too.




When I tell people that I don’t “cheat” for special occasions, they usually seem to feel sorry for me. I try to tell them that I don’t feel deprived, but I’m not sure they believe me. However, the awesome thing about low carb is the fact that you can eat so well while improving your weight and your overall health.


This year’s menu included the following: steak and vegetables with compound garlic and herb butter, bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms, and chocolate covered strawberries.

The recipe for the strawberries can be found here. The recipe for the mushrooms is coming soon.

10 thoughts on “Continued Low Carb Success”

  1. Thank you so very much for sharing the success of you and your husband! Oh how I needed the encouragement today and you provided it! My husband and I began low carbing in January and he has quickly lost 40lbs. Mine is coming off much more slowly, but is coming off at least! So far, 28lbs. for me.

    Thank you also for all the wonderful recipes. They keep me going too. The chocolate cupcakes are wonderful and today I’ll make the cream cheese brownie cake…….yum!

    1. It’s always faster for the men. It seems so unfair sometimes. Losing 28 pounds since January is awesome though! You should be so proud of yourself. It will keep coming too, whether slow and steady or in fits and spurts. Keep up the good work.

  2. Not deprived at all. I don’t cheat either, and people look at me as if I am crazy. Not like I am going to eat only celery sticks. As for your menu, not deprived at all. Both of you look absolutely fantastic! Nice that you both eat the same and support each other. Thanks for all of your postings and sharing!!!!!

    1. I’m so glad I’m not the only one. “Cheating” just makes it harder. There are too many good things to eat out there. You’re right, it’s so much easier to eat this way with a partner. Thanks for the nice comment!

  3. Wow, the difference is astounding. You guys are an incredible inspiration. I never would have guessed seeing you that either of you ever had a weight problem. Keep on inspiring us! :)

  4. my husband and I just started low carbing with the atkins diet about a month ago. Im wondering how did u and your husband start, with atkins, or just low carb? do u limit your carb intake daily? Thank you for your help in advance. :-)

    1. Hey! Thanks for the nice comments. We actually do follow the Atkins plan. I started out counting carbs very carefully; over time I learned what I can and can’t eat from experience. I don’t really count the carbs each day now, but I do stick with low carb options at all times.
      Hope this helps!

  5. I just found your blog and feel relieved. I recently read the wheat belly book and so badly want to cut the wheat because of its effects and the fact my husband was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I was feeling it was going to be a daunting task and we would not have much to choose from to eat. I know there is a cookbook, but I figured that there has to be people who have developed recipes that cut the wheat without having to buy another cookbook (I have a lot of cookbooks and my hubby would not be happy if I bought another). So I have been looking on pinterest and the web and found your link. I am really excited to begin this way of eating. My husband and I both need to lose weight. We both have used weight watchers in the past and have reached those weights but fall off the wagon within months. We need a different way of eating and cooking altogether. What did you do with all your wheat/high carb food in your pantry when you started? Did you gradually go low carb? Or did you donate the foods to a food bank and go cold turkey? I live in a pretty rural area and my pantry is usually well stocked(with a lot of wheat/high carb food) because the nearest full grocery store is 28 miles away. I also wanted to thank you for sharing you and your husband’s story and recipes. It is inspiring!

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