was but I'm guessing around 220 lbs.  I was in a horrible marriage and so beaten down....very little self confidence. I remember the day I decided to leave and it was so amazing, everything from there on got exponentially better. I dropped about 30 pounds immediately....I don't even remember how, just happy, I guess. I met my boyfriend David, 'Lovies', in that 'happy time' and he and I began losing the additional pounds 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 65 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. I had my blood work done after the first year because it was literally a little too easy and I was worried my body might be suffering but "No", everything was right on track! There have been many times we've gone on vacation and I've 'cheated' for a week but have always gotten right back on the Keto Trail when we got back home. My other reasons have been related to living longer and being healthier but that's another story. 

     Lovie's and I have 3 kiddos between us.  A 21 year old named Kristina, 19 year old named Zack and an 18 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 always says. 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.

A little about me...

     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.  

     The picture on the left is a recent photo from July 2017 and the one on the right is from 6 years ago, at my highest. I can't even tell you what that weight