Hi, I’m Carla!  I started this blog a long time ago as a way to keep up with healthy recipes.  Over time I’ve tried many different “diets”  in the past – some worked, some didn’t.  The most recent ‘diet’ I tried was a very low carb/high fat diet.  I ate very few carbs at all – including fruits – and lots of fat and I did lose 10 pounds in about a month.  I was happy with the weight loss, but I did miss having sweets and fruits.  After about a month of this, I found out that Serene & Pearl (the amazing authors of the book!) were coming to my town to speak at a Women’s Conference.  I didn’t think I was going to be able to attend, but my plans changed at the last minute and I was so excited to get to go!  It was wonderful to hear them speak about this ‘lifestyle change’ (I don’t like to call it a ‘diet’ because it’s not something that you do for a short period of time and then move on.) and I was very inspired by these ladies to start on this new adventure.  I bought their book and starting reading it immediately.  It took me a couple of weeks to read through the book entirely – hey, I have a husband, two kids, and a photography business! – so the first couple of weeks I didn’t really commit to the “plan” fully, I just made gradual adjustments.
I’ve been doing THM “full-time” for about two months now.  I’ve only lost about 5 pounds, but my clothes are fitting SO much better and I feel wonderful.  I’ve still got a long way to go, but I  know that this is going to be a new way of eating for me now.  No more fad diets.  I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas so I love that with THM I can still eat fruit, sweet potatoes, brownies, fudge, etc – I just use natural sweeteners instead of processed sugar or artificial sweeteners.

I didn’t take measurements when I first started THM a couple months ago, but my husband came on board the THM train last week and we did waist measurements and weighed in so I’m going to call that date our ‘Official’ starting date.  I’ll be posting my progress here on my “About” page as we go.


June 8, 2014

“Official” Starting weight June 8, 2014 – 178 pounds

“Official” Starting waist measurement – 41 inches

 June 16, 2014

Weight – 175 pounds

Waist – 38-1/4 inches


7 thoughts on “About

  1. Lianne June 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to see them all….great pics accompanied by great ideas and instructions…such a great help to those of us who aren’t as crafty in the kitchen! Thanks Carla and best of luck with the blog!


    • Carla June 13, 2014 at 2:52 am Reply

      Thank you so much! I’m a visual learner so that’s how I like to share things as well!


  2. Melissa June 13, 2014 at 12:19 am Reply

    I look forward to see your posts. I will definitely be following as I am always looking for new recipes and I am really trying to follow THM. Still in the beginning stages 🙂


    • Carla June 13, 2014 at 2:53 am Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m still fairly new to THM as well…just a couple of months. But I am LOVING it so far! Food Freedom at last!


  3. Shannon M July 20, 2014 at 11:06 pm Reply

    Congrats on losing! I love your blog – but I’m especially in love with your recipes. I’m not entirely on-plan, as I still cheat, but I’m a lot better than where I was. 😉 I’ve lost inches and my clothes are fitting much better and even down 2 sizes. I still have a hard time understanding how to group things – so I love it when I find a blog that has awesome recipes for the THM plan. Please keep posting. 😉 And I wish you and your husband continued success to a healthier life.


  4. Courtney@BooksnBoys July 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Oh my word! Your recipes are AMAZING and you are almost exactly at the same weight as I am (starting and everything). Basically you are my new favorite blog to stalk 🙂
    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your brilliant recipes and personality with those of us who are not as culinarally gifted!


  5. Natalie February 19, 2015 at 9:38 pm Reply

    Love your recipes! I have just begun my THM journey. I don’t see more updates. How are you progressing? Do you have any tips?


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