Monday Report! Down 79 mid-week, but up…

I was down 79 pounds as of last week, when water weight gain started creeping up like white gas on a lantern wick. I'm claiming the lower loss for this week since it's Monday and will wait for the extra weight to fall off again. If I start messing … [Read more...]

Sane Snacks In a Chaotic, High-Carb Travel World

Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss/pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, Dill kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. You're … [Read more...]

"Well you told me to. I DID."

My doctor fell out of his chair today.See, I went in to get my back looked at, and he told me that basically I need a physical therapist (YayfickenNOThoo). Apparently what I did wasn't a pinched nerve. I did something to my lower back and he's sure … [Read more...]

I LOVE this Taco Seasoning Mix

I'm usually on the go, and don't have a lot of time to mess with taco seasoning mixes. One thing I have noticed is how high in carbs the packet seasoning mixes are. Filled with sugars and other carby fillers, I can add even half of one of those … [Read more...]

Italian Nacho Salad

I haven't had much of an appetite lately, but if it's one thing I love, it's nachos. I'll bet you didn't know you could enjoy a chipless nacho plate that's easy as low-carb punch, and with hamburger you made yesterday (or the day before). … [Read more...]

I Lurve Muscle Relaxants

Which, incidentally, has nothing to do with this picture. But it might have to do with being chased by people in Speedos from the Blue Man Group. Wow. Put those away. It's amazing how regulated weight control is when you're administered morphine … [Read more...]

Ow Ow Back Ow Ow

I am waiting to go to the doctor, where I hope that adorable man will prescribe some muscle relaxers. I have been in the worst way since last Monday, and it became REALLY bad Saturday night.Good news? Laptop is ok! Called tech support and the little … [Read more...]

And the Winner of the Cook Book is…

Woohoo!Look for the email and check your spam filter. I might be there between ethnic porn and viagra.Thanks everyone for entering, and for the kind comments! I wish I could have given everyone a gift, but stay tuned! There will be more coming.Now … [Read more...]

Alas poor laptop…

Ever have one of those years when technology isn't amenable to your needs? After all, we invented it. Apparently, it doesn't feel the need to return the favor with actually working. My new laptop died yesterday after being in my possession for only 3 … [Read more...]

You asked, I am answering. (Long, so nap first)

I am was really incredibly surprised, giggly and blushing when I saw that Jimmy Moore gave me immense cred on his blog yesterday (Jamie VanEaton A New Low-Carb Superstar In The Making) (I think he forgot to add...of Oopsies) (*nods knowingly*).I … [Read more...]

Carl’s Jr Low-Carb Breakfast Bowl– I bought. I ate. I blogged.

There is more food in there than there appears to be. At 900 calories and 3 net carbs (5 total, 2 fiber), this is enough food for two meals. Of course, I was hongry and ate the entire thing. *dabbing my mouth daintily with the sleeve of my … [Read more...]

Pastrami Hero Sandwich

If I haven't already sung the praised of spicy chipotle mayonnaise then allow me to utter a few things: Mmm Oh YEAH Woohoo! … [Read more...]

News, News and More News than you can shake a Newsy Stick at

I teased you yesterday and told you I had some exciting news, and sure as spaghetti squash, I have some.News #1: And Then There was Cauliflower...Thanks to your support and help in getting the word out (you guys went to bat for me and I thank you), I … [Read more...]

Help Fix the Food Pyramid!

From Active Low Carber Forums and Richard Feinman, PhD. From Dr Feinman: As you probably know, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shapes the contents of the food pyramid. They are currently in the process of developing plans for the 2010 … [Read more...]

Exciting News Coming Tomorrow

Exciting might be relative but it explains why I've been curiously lame and slow at responding to comments. I look forward to sharing the news with you in the morning.That and I'm almost, alllmost finished homeschooling (we're working through the … [Read more...]