About

20150721_093121Hi There! My name is Wendy and I am a woman in my early 50’s. I am a happy person who has been blessed with a wonderful family. I am happy with every part of my life and live my life to the fullest.

I am very fortunate to have my health as well. I have great blood pressure, and my health in general is great for a woman my age. However, I am considered obese and am at a high risk for a heart attack or diabetes, especially since both illnesses run in my family.

I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. But since my numbers were always good, I never really worried about it. But now, in my 50’s I realize that it is time I get my weight under control.

But loosing the weight isn’t so simple these days. What I discovered is that what used to work in my younger years to drop pounds doesn’t work with my 52 year old body. No matter how much I worked out, counted calories, and cut fat, I just couldn’t drop any weight.

I realized it is way harder for older women than it is more younger women to loose weight. But to my surprise, I discovered something that worked for me, and that is a High Fat, Low Carbohydrate Diet. In other words, everything I learned over the years was wrong! But right or wrong, I don’t care. I just know I’m loosing weight.

So this is why I created this website. I want to help other frustrated 50ish women, do the same thing as me. This site is more of a blog for me, so I can document what I am learning as I drop pounds. I’m hoping that my results will inspire others as well. So feel free to follow along and even leave some comments. I would love to hear from you!

Love, Wendy

14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Weight loss is tough. I have been overweight most of my life, in fact since I was in the fifth grade. Now I am going to be 36 this year. Last year I weighed 325 pounds, and I’m 5’9.

    I totally agree with your article, I started a high protein, low carb diet in October 2014. Today I weigh a little less than 190 pounds. What a life changer!

    Thank you for posting this, I’m sure you are helping people everywhere lose unwanted weight!

    1. Over 200 lbs! You are such an inspiration! If you can do it so can I. You should be very proud of yourself.

    2. Hi King of Rage,

      One tip I picked up along the way is that when we eat too much protein, the excess is metabolized like our bodies metabolize carbs; that is, it breaks down to glucose. The Atkins Diet, which was largely a protein-centric diet, has been rewritten. One of the authors is Dr.Eric Westman of Duke University and a pioneer in LCHF lifestyles. The New Atkins still finds value in protein, but only in moderation–like 6oz per serving. The days of 16oz steaks are over. We all need a certain number of calories to satisfy our bodies’ needs, so Westman notes that as we modify our protein and eliminate carbs/sugars, we should make up the calorie difference with healthy fats like Olive Oil, butter, avecado, bacon, fattier meats, etc. Ultimately, our bodies are genetically pre-disposed to burning fat, not glucose. Just thought I would mention this about protein because the idea of unlimited protein is still circulating out there, but newer research exists to approach protein in moderation to assist our continued weight loss. Congrats on all your success so far!!

      1. Thank you, Steve. This is a really good point about only eating 6 oz of protein per serving. It can be easy to go overboard with the protein and it can cause weight loss to stall.

  2. Thank you for letting us get to know you! It is crazy how an individual can be otherwise healthy, but considered obese! Your life hits close to home for me, because my mom is in a similar position as you are. I myself, recently learned about the LCHF lifestyle, and I could not be happier – it has worked wonders for me! I will be sharing your site with my mom, as I try to get her on board with this lifestyle! Great relevant books in the sidebar too!

    1. Thanks Kari and it is great to know that others got good results with LCHF!. It is a great lifestyle and it is nice to know we all have options. As for the books, I just felt I had to add them. I found them both very life changing and motivating as well. Either book is a great place for people to start learning about eating low carb high fat.

  3. It must be difficult to get over your weight issues. I have dealt with some weight issues when I was a teenager and can totally understand how losing weight can be an issue for people of different age groups.

    Women in their 50s are usually scared to try out new things and that I have seen in my own mother. I think this site is going to help a lot of women.

    1. I have found that it actually isn’t difficult with doing a low carb, high fat diet like I am. Okay the first two weeks are tough because of the withdrawal. But after that, the cravings are gone and it is actually pretty easy to stick with it. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Oh Tanvir, you are so sweet. I am just an average lady who was tired of being fat. I figured out how to lose the weight. It was so easy, I wish I did it years ago. And now, I just want to help anyone who is struggling like I was. I wish there was someone to help me years ago. I just want to pay back the universe.

  4. Hey Wendy =)

    You have done an awesome job with your website. Just by browsing through a few posts I can see you’ve added so much content and put in a great deal of energy and enthusiasm with this site.

    Weight loss can be a difficult thing to conquer for a lot of people and I’m positive with this site and the quality information shared, you will help lots of people.

    Btw, you look great for your age! 😉 🙂

    1. Lawrence, you are the sweetest! I really appreciate all of the feedback and I sincerely hope I help people out. I have struggled with my weight most of my life. Now that I figure out what works for women of a certain age, I just want to share it with everyone. Have a great day!

  5. Hi, Wendy and nice to get to learn you more through this About Me page.
    I also listen to your video and your experience with weight management.
    I am at the same age as you are and have experienced that’s not so easy to loose weight in my age. Having the same difficulties as you have. I am doing the high in fat, low in calorie diet too but it’s not always easy to maintain this diet. I have a sweet tooth and every now and then I eat chocolate and also cakes in parties. I always get back to my normal diet but I struggle each time.

    Tove

    1. I can totally relate, Tove about the sweet tooth. Unfortunately, unlike you, I can’t have even a taste of sweets. I would end up spiraling out of control again. I just find sugar so addictive. I do eat dark chocolate though. I allow myself 1 square a day of the 86% cocoa dark chocolate. And it really is a treat!

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