Hey everyone, this is just a really quick message to let you know of a new 90 Day Low Carb Challenge starting tomorrow.  This is a great group run by the Low Carb Traveler (Lynn Terry).

The challenge is  called the “Get Lean for Summer” Challenge, and that is just what we are going to do.

2016-low-carb-challenge-600What you will need to do is:

That will give you all of the instructions on the group, and allow you to participate in the challenge.  Also if you have been watching my 100 pound loss and would like to get additional updates and community from me, you can make sure that you:

  • Follow along on Facebook by liking my AHWH page.
  • Sign up for updates on my blog by going here
  • And if you are on Instagram, let’s connect there as well @athomewithheather

I am really excited for this next challenge, and would love to get a dialogue going with all of you that have been wanting to get started as well!!

Here is to a leaner, healthier summer!


Talk soon,





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Well I did it!!!


I am not where I want to be yet, but this is certainly a HUGE sense of accomplishment for me.

So many people are asking me what my secret is.  Quite honestly I don’t have one, more than what I have already been posting and sharing.  But I do think here is the difference this time.

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One thing that I had to do in order to stick to this way of eating is change my mindset. I don’t consider this a diet, because it’s not.

I FINALLY made a conscious decision that I wanted to get healthy and actually be able to enjoy my empty nest years. There was NO WAY I was going to be able to do that carrying around the weight that I was carrying.

Every day and every time I was about to stick something in my mouth, I had to picture a healthier happier more alive me. In the beginning, it was an actual conscious choice. Choosing the right foods to fuel my body is now a lot easier than it was, but some days it is still hard.

I have said it before and I will say it again, I was literally killing myself with potato chips I would eat them without even thinking about it, they were my comfort – my escape.

Oprah-and-Deepak-2-435When I was at my Yoga class this morning, my teacher mentioned this 21 Day meditation challenge just starting.  Oprah is doing it.  So I just went and signed up for it.  I do believe in meditation and getting your self talk to a place where you are loving yourself instead of talking non-stop smack in your head.

I am not sure what this meditation is about, like I said, I just signed up tonight.   I thought that I would mention it so that you can sign-up and go through it with me if you would like.  It is called the Meditation Experience, and you can register here.

I am looking forward to getting into day 1 as soon as I am caught up on today’s to-do list.


People have been asking me what I eat to lose this weight.  I will showcase some of my favorite meals over the coming days.  But what you need to do is take the initiative to research the Low Carb High Fat Way of Eating.  You need to become involved in your own journey to health.

I would love to hear what you are eating and trying.  For example, on the weekend my niece tried low carb Cauliflower pizza, but put her own spin on it.   That’s awesome and I love to see it!

Tonight’s dinner was a very simple one.  You will notice that I am not a complicated cooker.  One of my dear friends lived on a farm for years, and so she was always substituting items in a recipe and deleting whatever.  And that is how I cook.  It’s all about being simple and quick.

Cheesy  Eggs with Sausage



Took me 5 minutes to make, and was loaded with 76% good fats, and only 4 net carbs.  This willl keep me full (and full of energy) right until bedtime.

Hint:  I have the breakfast sausage precooked and frozen so that it is super easy to grab them when I am hungry and I don’t have to think about it.

Now I must get some work done for my eCommerce business, and then I want to listen to that meditation before I go to bed.  🙂

Talk soon,





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I get in this mini plateaus where it feels like NOTHING is working to drop a pound, and what I lose one day I get back that next.

It is sooo frustrating!!

So that has been the case for the last 2 weeks. I want so desperately to get to a loss of 100 pounds and I am so close. But for the last couple of weeks I have been playing around with the same 2 pounds up and down, up and down! GRRRR!!!!

take-a-napSo on Friday, I happened to get a migraine in the middle of my yoga class. I came home, and decided I had better have a rest just to get the headache to move along.

Well I fell asleep for 3 hours!! Then that evening I slept for another 9. That is totally unlike me. I never am able to take a nap and in fact with I could.

On Saturday when I woke up, I was down to my lowest I have been in probably 15 years!!! I was down a pound over night. This morning I was down another pound!

The two things that I did differently were:

  1. Get a Decent Sleep.  What I had realized is that with all of the “stuff” going on in my life the last few weeks I had probably been only averaging slightly more than 5 hours a night.  I can manage this for a day maybe two, but it had become an ongoing problem.
  2. Drink Adequate Water.  Because I was so tired, I was drinking more coffee and less water, without even realizing it.  Friday and Saturday I made a conscious effort to drink less coffee and more water.

Those two things have seemed to help move me off my plateau.  So I am going to keep doing them.  Minimum 7 hours of sleep, and adequate water.

I know the next question is going to be, “Well how much water is adequate, Heather?”  The answer that my mentor the Low Carb Traveler, Lynn Terry gives is, “Just enough for you”.  So basically there is such a thing as too much water, it’s called water intoxication.  You should drink enough water that your urine is a light yellow.  You don’t want it completely clear, that means you are drinking too much, dark yellow of course is not enough.  She has a really good article on How Much Water is enough.

As for the minimum sleep requirement.  Did you know that your body actually loses weight while you’re sleeping?  This is a huge factor in having a healthy and consistent weight loss.  With our busy lifestyles, it is super easy to forget getting sleep in order to get more of whatever else done during the day.  The problem is that you are less effective anyway, when you do not give you body the amount of sleep it needs.  I have to remind myself of this regularly because I am always trying to skimp in this area.

I am now only 3 pounds away from a full 100 pound loss since August 3rd.  Hoping I can make it there this week!!

Wish me luck! 😉


Talk soon,





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I posted a Facebook update the other day, and the response was overwhelming on both my personal page and in the 90 Day Challenge Group that I belong to.  I received many many comments, likes, and personal messages requesting me to start sharing more of what I am doing to achieve such a weight loss.


First, I am very thankful for all of the support you guys are awesome!

It is hard for me to post updates such as these because it is hard to admit that I had totally given up on myself and my health.  I was literally dying a slow death by potato chips and crap food!

I am grateful that I am able to help and inspire others to take a closer look at their own eating and maybe inspire you to join me in my quest for health.

I will try my best to show you what I am doing, what I eat and what I snack on.  But I have to say from the beginning that I am doing this with my doctors blessing and that he is well aware of eating plan.  I AM NOT a doctor or health professional, so I encourage everyone to check in with your own doc for medical health questions.

If you want to read the posts I have done up to this point, simply go to the search bar and type in healthy weight loss:


These updates are going to be quick and to the point, sharing tips and ideas, recipes that I use, ways that I save time and always have proper food choices available.  I would LOVE LOVE to get discussions started on what you are doing and recipes that you have found as well.  Your feedback keeps me going!!  🙂  Comments, Likes and shares would also be very much appreciated.

Healthy Weight Loss

I started my journey back on August 3rd, 2015.  I didn’t think that this would work, I didn’t think that I would be able to stick to it (not because I’m a quitter, but because losing weight is most often difficult).  From that day to this, I have lost 94.7 pounds.

The only thing that I really watch is my “Net Carb” intake.  Net Carbs are Carbs less Fibre.  It does require reading labels (in the beginning) and recording because there are a lot of hidden carbs.  Especially in prepared foods.

I record everything in Myfitnesspal.com (and will explain more about that in an upcoming post).  I keep my net carbs under 20 a day, and I try to keep my Healthy fat intake above 70% of my intake.  The reason for this is because fat is an excellent source of fuel and it burns much more evenly than using carbs and sugar.

Carbs and sugars produce spikes in your blood sugar which is very very bad!!!!

More to come very shortly, including sharing my daily food diaries.  Please don’t be afraid to ask questions and let me know exactly the kind of information you are looking for.  This will help me post the most value for you.

Enjoy your Sunday!


Talk soon,





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