I turn 42 years old today and I'm so grateful for the gift of health that I've been given thanks to healthy low-carb, high-fat living. Just 10 years ago, I felt hopeless and that I was meant to be fat and sick forever. Now I'm on fire to not only be healthy myself but to share that message with the whole world.
Update on my mom: She's still in the hospital, but I spoke with her last night on my sister's cell phone. She had trouble forming her thoughts but she understood everything I was saying. The doctors have her on 3 different antibiotics while they wait for confirmation this is viral meningitis. Ruled out West Nile Virus. Continued prayers are appreciated. Thank you for all the kind messages.
I went to my local LabCorp office today to get a food allergy test blood draw (curious about any possible reactions to food) and the nurse who drew the blood hadn't seen me in about a year. She immediately noticed I'd lost a significant amount of weight over the past year and she asked me about it. I told her I'd lost about 80 pounds. When she asked me how I did it, you should have seen the smile on my face when I proudly said back to her, "I ate a lot more fat, especially saturated fat, in my diet!" This opened up the door of opportunity to talk about why real food fats like butter, coconut oil, full-fat meats and cheeses, avocados, lard and other fats are so healthy for you. She said she had the gastric sleeve put in and lost 50 pounds so far. I told her that getting enough fat and protein in each of her meals is critical to being successful. She was appreciative of my knowledge and experience and said she'd check out my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" work. KEWL! Oh, one more thing she said just cracked me up. She went to find a healthier version of rice online and saw recipes calling for cauliflower rice. The nurse told me she hasn't been able to find it anywhere in the stores. I explained to her that you can make it yourself by taking a head of cauliflower and using a cheese grater to "rice" it. It's neat to hear people becoming more aware of the stuff we've been saying for years--the message is getting out there!