10 Tricks for Getting Through Halloween in one piece

You're probably thinking I'm a downright nutter for starting a Halloween topic now. I'm hoping that you'll see the nougatty chewy section that is my reasoning as I begin, however, and won't toss mental candy apples in my direction. We're going to … [Read more...]

Up Yours!

If you're like me, you've been exercising, but you're always looking for a way to maximize your workout. My friend 2big and my father-in-law told me to put my treadmill on an incline, so I reluctantly did. Why incline? Speaking in terms of … [Read more...]

4500 views! Thank you!

I feel like you are all family to me, and today this blog has reached 4500 posts in a relatively short period of time. I want you to know that I love you as much as is socially inawkward and that I appreciate your friendship! I am excited for so … [Read more...]

Gourmet Flat Out Flatbread Pizza


I am a major fan of pizza. For me, I can eat just the toppings; or, for only 8 net carbs, I can use a Flat-Out low-carb wrap as a crust. … [Read more...]

Holy Diet Fraud, Batman!

What do you guys think about this? KTLA is doing a two-part expose on the Kimkins diet, and had Kimmer, herself, on video! Who is that woman in the red dress? KTLA reports that it certainly isn't Heidi Diaz, the founder of the Kimkins … [Read more...]


It used to be that when I was upset or sad, I would turn to food to calm me. I would hide from the problem and eat, and bury my issues with food. I was a binge eater. It used to be that as I dealt with a problem, I would turn to food for reward. I … [Read more...]

Of all the towns, your son rode his Nimbus 3000 into mine

It is said that everyone has a doppelganger out there somewhere; someone who looks so much like a celebrity or different person that people tend to mistake them for others, or are reminded how much they resemble another. My son's had been the actual … [Read more...]

Colorado school rules “Tag, you’re not it”

I'm a little behind the news these days, but I wanted to sound off regarding the issue of banning childhood games in the schools before the topic becomes more ancient than Beethoven's powdered wig. I am extremely disappointed in the continued … [Read more...]

I’ll get you! I’ll get you good!

I've been tagged by three friends now. Just between us (don't tell them though) (exaggerated wink) in the spirit of friendship, all of them have no idea that they have been signed up for the denture creme club of the month. That said, in an … [Read more...]

Who is that bento blogger? Who? Me? No!

I've had something published locally with a picture! I have had other things published, but avoid getting the paper because I am generally embarrassed to see my picture in print next to something I've written. As a perfectionist I always know I could … [Read more...]

Menu ideas for busy people

I was asked by a friend who wanted to plan some menus for her family, and especially with kids, if I had some ideas regarding planning. Do I have ideas? Is the Lincoln Monument tall (though it makes one wonder how they fit the whole thing into each … [Read more...]

The Low Glycemic Load Atkins OWL plan

Some folks ask me what plan I'm following. Here is the answer, albeit not tremendously simple, but simple enough for me. I'm following Dr Thompson's Low Glycemic Diet, but I'm using modified OWL numbers from the Atkins plan. Now, before you … [Read more...]

Exercise and ways to trick your brain…

Even if you don't feel like doing it, just try this. I start out with 5 minutes. You figure if you do 5, then you can do 7, which turns to 8. Then minute 9 comes along, and you're like, "why not shoot for 10." So you do 10 minutes and you're … [Read more...]

96 boxes of Crystal Lite and some great yogurt

It's supremely not cool that the love affair we have shared with Blue Bunny has been hampered somewhat by the seemingly sudden divorce of Blue Bunny from Super Wal-Mart stores. I had finally found Blue Bunny's Sweet Freedom low-carb yogurts and was … [Read more...]

An Anxious Moment

I ended up in the urgent care facility of the hospital today with chest pain, tingling, all of the classic symptoms of what seemed to be a heart attack. Talk about not cool. I hadn't been that concerned since the Sea Hawks lost the Super Bowl to the … [Read more...]