Hello my name is Carolyn Ekins. I am a single mother of three and I have been morbidly obese for several years.
My all time heaviest was 343 lbs. Last Christmas I weighed 330 lbs.
In August 2009 I weighed in at 315 lbs and vowed to change my eating habits forever in a year long 1940s Social Experiment based on the rationed diets of everyday folk living on the home-front during World War II. I truly believe by being as true as I can to living a year eating back to basics food, cooked from scratch and as little processed food as I can, I WILL become a healthier person. I aim to lose 100 lb in one year..
Four months into the 1940s Experiment I have lost almost 33 lbs and weighed in today at 282 lbs.
I don’t count calories, and if I am hungry I eat lots of food and my theory seems to be working- I do feel MUCH healthier from just a few months ago.
It hasn’t always been an easy journey and have slipped up a handful of times and sometimes eat way too much bread BUT I know I can make it.
100 Cooked and Photographed Wartime Recipes
100 Wartime Recipes will be recreated and photographed throughout the year of the 1940’s Experiment. I want this to be a record in photographs of a typical 1940’s rationing diet and to experience the tastes of the time using the ingredients available.
So far I have recreated nearly 30 recipes- 1 every 3 days!
Thank you for your support!
And thanks for all the support I have been getting from all the people who have read 23,000 pages of my blog since August 2009. Knowing people are reading and commenting keeps me going… it really does. I LOVE reading the comments and thoughts left on my blog!!