Before Keto

From September 2014 BEFORE Keto

I’m Spike (a nickname that all my friends call me) and live an hour east of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I’m 45, 5’2 3/4″ and as of this post I’ve lost 32 pounds and gone from a size 14 to a size 7 on a strict (I track and weigh everything I eat) ketosis “diet” since July 3, 2015.


I’m an endometrial cancer survivor and had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) but both those things were eliminated when I had a hysterectomy – Oophorectomy 4 years ago. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I shouldn’t take my health for granted.  I stumbled upon the ketosis diet and upon further research (with all the scientific findings/evidence which appealed to my chemist analytical side) I thought this is the diet for me. I plan to post my continued progress and more of my story as I go which can be found in this category My Journey So Far.

Two and a half months into my diet, I found out that my brothers were experiencing health problems. One on the verge of type II diabetes (he just received a blood test that was in range) and the other with metabolic disease/fatty liver syndrome. They have been on the diet since the 3rd week of September and have since lost 54.9 pounds and 67.3 pounds respectively.

I wanted to blog since the beginning but I had no idea that it would work! And work so well! I wondered how long I’d stay on this “diet” and just over 4 months in I realize that this is not going to be a diet for me but a lifestyle. So on this journey, I’ll be sharing recipes (I LOVE to cook and experiment), foraging adventures, resources and my progress as well as the progress of my brothers my time to time. I don’t have a particular philosophy with regards to food. There are times where I’ll use organic locally sourced ingredients and others where I’ve just tossed something together to “frakenfoods” where I’ll experiment with ingredients such as protein powders to make keto friendly foods. All in all it’s part of my journey.

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This blog is about my journey and is for information purposes only. Should a low carbohydrate/ketogenic diet interest you, I strongly suggest you consult a medical professional who is familiar with the diet and it’s risks along with your medical history to see if the diet is right for you.

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