My name is Mary. I'm 55 years old and was raised in Texas. I can't remember a time that I wasn't obsessed about losing weight and how to do it. Even at my thinnest, I was binging and then doing crazy diets to offset the madness. I managed to stay under 170 lbs most of my adult life until I got married and had my sweet son, Zack. After he was born, I never got the weight off and continued to gain. My highest weight was 220+ pounds.
The pictures on the right are a recent photo from November 2018 at 125 pounds and one from October 2015 at approx 190 pounds. My boyfriend David, 'Lovies', and I began losing weight together in February of 2016 using the Keto Diet.
People ask me all the time, "Why Keto?" One simple answer, "I LOVE food!". I love good food, lots of food.....BACON is on my short list not to mention butter. There's not a 'food item' out there (bread, pizza, cake etc) that I can't duplicate, in some way, to make it Keto. I wanted a lifestyle not a diet.....something I could stick to and enjoy from 'here on out'.
After 3 years and 60+ pounds, I'm still going strong and very happy with my choices. There's no other 'diet' out there that has brought me so much joy, fulfillment and success.
Lovie's and I have 3 kiddos between us. A 22 year old named Kristina, 21 year old named Zack and an 19 year old, Chris. Kristina is in excellent shape and is constantly coaching the rest of us with exercise and workouts. Lovies, me and the two boys have lost over 150 pounds between us. It has been a game changer for all of us.
Wherever you are right now....whatever battle, 'HAPPY UP'....that's what my mom used to always say. Look at yourself in the mirror and say, "enough is enough....I deserve better and I CAN do this!" And then just do it.....no excuses. It'll change your life. It changed mine. It's that simple. You can do this. WE can do this.