Once upon a time there was a girl called Kirsty who liked to eat all the wrong foods & not take care of herself.
Fast forward three years & I’ve lost 130lbs, 20in from my waist & 17in from my hips.
Gone from a US 28 to a US 8. (UK 32 to UK 12)
& I’ve booked in for excess skin removal in January with a boob lift thrown in for good measure.

I still have another 50lbs to lose, I want to lose 30lb by my surgery!

Lost 75lbs with weight watchers & everything else using a combination of weight watchers & keto (lchf)

Spinning, kettlebells, heavy lifting, running & soon to be pole fitness.

Loving life.

It’s fucking possible.
Do the damn thing.

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Flour Cookies with cream cheese dipping sauce/icing:

Cookies:
1 c. coconut flour
1 c. Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin
8 eggs
Apple pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice) to taste
1 tsp baking soda
1-2 tbsp vanilla
Your chosen sweetener to taste (I used 1/4ish c. od Splenda)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 365°F
2. Mix dry ingredients. Fold in pumpkin and eggs.
3. Bake cookies for 10-13 minutes.

Cream cheese dip:
4 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Sweetener to taste (I used 3 packets Sweet n low)
More apple pie spice to taste

Directions:
1. Soften cream cheese.
2. Add heavy cream, sweetener, spices. Stir til smooth.


I used a cookie press and was able to make 75 small cookies with the recipe I modified. Each cookie worked out to 1.2 net carbs and 20 calories per cookie. I made about 1.25 cups of dip/icing from the recipe I created. This worked out to about 8 net carbs for the whole recipe

I’m SO excited to have found #kale in my #Paris neighbourhood - at long bloody last! Now, my green smoothies will be EPIC. 👍 Here, I sautéed some shallots until caramelised, added the kale and cooked it down, before scrambling some eggs into all that lovely mix. Added a few slices of goat’s cheese and half an avocado. A #keto / #lowcarb dream and bloody #delicious too! 👌 #foodporn

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Lately I’ve seen more than one post that all insist that if you don’t eat many carbs then you’re starving your body. Actual starvation.

How many seconds would it take to throw your brain in gear? If I’m eating 1850 calories a day, how is that starvation?

Are there people who don’t know that fat is energy? (Twice the energy of carbs, in fact: fat has 9 calories per gram and carbs have 4 calories per gram.)

And I do eat carbs. They come from nuts, spinach, kale, cauliflower, and berries, usually. Once in a while an apple. Rarely, pizza. ;)

Smh. *continues with life*

So in 7 minutes it will officially be my birthday. My baby boy is asleep and my husband has duty so it’s just me. However- there are two silverlinings:

1) chatting with alliancetraining
2) the wonderful prep for my birthday ‘treat’ tomorrow.

I say ‘treat’ because I have never ever like traditional birthday cakes. Too much gross frosting, don’t like cake in general, etc.

So I had NO clue what to make myself to feel like I was actually celebrating a birthday seeing as I don’t have the normal stuff like friends or family to visit. Then I remembered…

When my mom sent Isaiha that pirate outfit she sent me some baking stuff I left there.
VALRHONA COCOA POWDER!!!

OMG you guys I don’t think you understand. It is the Lexus of Cocoa powders. It is a deep dark red Colour, feels velvety to the touch, and taste of heaven. I haven’t had it in ages because it is very expensive (Some of the greatest bakeries in the world use Valrhona chocolate exclusively) and it makes the WORLD of difference.

I made a big batch of incredible Keto chocolate ice cream (and used some to make fudge pops for Izzaroo) in advance so that tomorrow I can make the chocolate mug cake from ruled.me and top it while it’s still hot with a massive scoop of this amazing ice cream.

I am so ready. (And may or may not have had two ramekins full of ice cream already. You know…to make sure it taste good.)

I have lost 60 lbs following paleo and keto. I switch between the two on occasion.

5’9, HW - 304 / CW - 244 / GW 168, 29 yo

Started as a size 24/26, now a size 16/18. Slow but steady progress. Still a long way to go but inspired to share where I’m at!

In the picture on the left, I was at a friends picnic. She tagged me on FB & I had to immediately remove it. I was so horrified and so in denial! I loved that shirt and ended up throwing it away immediately in a last ditch effort to get rid of any reminder of this moment. I couldn’t zip up my only pair of jeans, so I was wearing a long shirt to hide it… And I was already down around 10 lbs when this picture was taken.

In the picture on the right, Im trying on my size 16 bridesmaid dress and striking a pose for the bride. Wearing heels I would have been scared to break an ankle in! Happy to leave 300 far behind.

I am still so excited to finally have ownership over my body. After many years of battling binge eating, my body and my heart are both glad to have a rest at last.

Looking forward to sharing more before and afters in the future. Thank you all for how you inspire me with your posts and photos! especially the beautiful ladies lowcarbandthelivingseasy &
lovehealthlift

Remember-
“Eat like you love yourself.
Move like you love yourself.
Speak like you love yourself.
Act like you love yourself.”

Ok bold move for me to post a pic as grim as the one on the left. But - this is the before and after for only 10 days of keto. What the fuck were carbs doing to me man???

Haven’t weighed myself at either stage as let’s face it - the way I look is far more important than I number.

Non-Scale Victory, Size 14 Jeans!!!!

Okay, do you guys remember those white jean shorts that are marked as size 16 which I have been trying to get into since December? The ones that have been frustrating me for NINE MONTHS?!

Well, you may also recall that I re-classified them as a size 14, cos I could get into other jeans that are size 16 even when I couldn’t get into those. Women’s sizing is so messed up! Anyway, I kinda gave up on them for a while, celebrating my ability to get into OTHER 16s.

Today, I decided to see how I was doing on those white shorts. I didn’t really expect much of an improvement, cos, honestly, I haven’t lost much scale weight. Imagine my surprise when I COULD ZIP THEM UP!!

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FINALLY!!

Granted, they aren’t actually ‘wearable’ (cos I couldn’t sit down in them without pain), but I count it a victory when I can zip them and remain conscious!  So, WHOOOPPP!!

And, to prove they are actually 14s, I found a pair of other jeans marked as ‘14’ and … THEY ZIPPED TOO:

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Yes, there is a major muffin-top going on, but I can zip them and still breathe, I count that!  WHOOP!

So, I went digging in my closet and found these shorts for the next challenge. They’re marked ‘34’, which I guess is the waist size. I guess they are about a size 12 (?). They are 3-4 inches from snapping:

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So, there’s more proof that the scale doesn’t tell the whole story! Make sure you have some non-scale ways to measure your progress. This is my favorite! Fitting into old clothes! :-)

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http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/desserts/r/lcarbcheesecake.htm

I stumbled across this recipe years ago. After reading the reviews and seeing someone say that this cheesecake is what made their fiance propose to them….I knew it had to be good.

I follow the recipe closely but prefer powdered splenda as the sweetener.

For the crust I use
1.5 c finely chopped pecans (food processor)
.5 c almond meal
2 tablespoons splenda
2 tablespoons melted kerrygold butter

Mix together, press into a spring form pan
400° for 8-10 mins

The blueberry glaze was also super simple

1 package fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons splenda or sweetener of choice and may need more or less sweetener to taste
1 tablespoon water

Heat all the ingredients over medium heat until sauce thickens and berries break down. It will thicken up more once refrigerated. 

It’s not delivery and it’s not DiGiorno- it’s Keto!! New favourite pizza recipe and the oregano on the top is such a nice touch!

This amazing tasting pizza really, really made me happy today. Eating it and re-reading all of the wonderful comments and good vibes I got from you guys is making me feel so much better. It’s keeping me from focusing on the things I can’t fix. I love you guys. (And since I love you guys, I highly, highly suggest ya’ll try this pizza because omg it’s 100x better than the recipe I have been using. I am in love.)

Did ya think I was gonna leave ya hanging? No way! Here is the recipe!

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