My name is Amber and I am a chocoholic! I am also a part-time stay at home mom, wife, cook, housekeeper, jungle gym, and gardener. I live on top of a mountain and my power is supplied by the sun (wind if it is blowing), I share our humble abode with The Man of The House, 3 Little Men of The House, 4 dogs, 3 cats, chickens, turkeys, and pigs. We raise our own food, can, and store what we grow.
I have had a weight problem my entire life. I have done every weight loss plan under the sun! I could write books on the same 10 lbs I have lost only to regain. I finally took charge in January 2010; and at 222 lbs began dieting (such a dirty word, but it is what it is), I counted calories and workout at the gym and lost 62 lbs by January 2011. I thought I was happy at 160 lbs and decided that is where I would stop, instead of making it to my goal weight of 150. By October 2011 my weight began creeping back up and by January 2014 I was at 182.
Mid January of 2014 after developing stomach issues, full body pain, and constant migraines I began following the Paleo lifestyle. It has been a whole new learning experience AND cooking adventure to say the least!! I don’t think I will ever go back to my old ways, as I am loving the new. In November I could hardly get out of bed and walk to the bathroom without feeling like HOT needles were being rammed into my feet… and now I am RUNNING!!! I am destine to reach my goal weight that I set out for many years ago- then squash it! I started this blog to help me stay on track. I realize now that I cannot just STOP when I get to where I want to be… this is a life long journey – I have a disease called Obesity and unfortunately it isn’t curable only maintainable. Thank god there is chocolate to help me through!
Thank you for reading in advance. May you to have a healthy life topped with chocolate!