No fridge while on the road?

Someone I adore (Cybil) brought up an excellent concern that is so near and dear to my pudgy (albeit it with cute taste in shoes) heart: "I totally know what you mean about travel and being out of your element. I have to travel a lot and each time I … [Read more...]

Tuesday, Day 2 induction, menu and check in

Hey! It is day two and I'm hanging in! I managed not to get too sick this time (it stinks getting sick), and while I didn't want much, I did eat a healthy bit of food! Just to give you a hint of how water retainy I am, I'm down 6 pounds. From … [Read more...]

Whee! Monday Fun Day!

Happy Chinese New Year! With a Nom and a nom nomnom!I love ethnic food, and I love Chinese food in particular. I'm continuing to work to get some new, fun recipes for you to try all of the time. Thanks so much for your suggestions! I love you guys as … [Read more...]

You need to begin again? Come on back!

Why is it so hard to just start over?I really believe it is hard to jump back on the horse because the brain loves the chemical highs it gets from those influxes of carbs. Carbohydrates are so like a drug in many ways.I know that, like a friend of … [Read more...]

Is it worth it to keep trying?

Sometimes I get a great question from a frustrated friend. "Is low-carbing worth it? Should I try again?" It is definitely worth it to try again! Anything worthwhile in your life is worth fighting for, no matter how many times you have to begin anew. … [Read more...]

Monday Funday!

Tiny Tim no MoI can now walk without crutches. What a concept! I no longer have to say things in a falsetto voice, like, "God Bless Us. Eeeeveryoooone!" My husband is just glad I stopped riding around on his shoulder. I looked like the world's … [Read more...]

So I fell in this hole…

Hunky hubby found me in the field an hour ago near the house. I was able to avoid the first hole, but I heard two snaps and then I landed on my back. I sprained both ankles pretty badly.Needless to say, Ow, ow ow ow and wow that smarts. I am thankful … [Read more...]

Paging Jan J!! and other stuff…

When good mail clerks go bad Jan. Guess what! That cook book I sent to you is somewhere in the small intestines of Augusta, Georgia. It's never a good sign when the USPS sends an envelope containing the empty envelope I sent a week before with … [Read more...]

Oh it is SO good to be back.

I was in Neah Bay, Washington, where the Makah Indians live. They are a great people, and I had a fantastic time meeting folks and learning more about their culture. We even were allowed to dance one song with them. It was a pretty good workout and … [Read more...]

The First Four Days of Induction: Love and Hate

If your low-carb plan is low enough in carbs, the first 2-4 days are going to be the worst. By the end of day 3 or 4, you're generally golden.Induction flu usually causes dizziness, headaches, nausea, cravings (fun combo), foggy-brain, and abnormally … [Read more...]

Going Kung Fu Hustle on Studies

Particularly, this study.That's right. I don't sit here and take the nitrogenous bovine waste coming down the pike and put up with misleading information, especially when the ridiculousness is so big it can't even hide under Jabba the Hut's … [Read more...]

A Non Low-Carbers Asks…

"Why do you follow a low-carb regimen?"My Father was an Atkineer back in the early 80's when he broke his back and still managed to lose 80 pounds in 6 months. I began down a road of low-carb eating then at the age of 14. Without trying, I actually … [Read more...]

Is Your Low-Carb Honeymoon Over?

Starting out is tough enough.Starting over is harder still. Continuing? Sometimes harder than both starting or rededicating.The honeymoon and excitement of discovering something new is over. The initial elation of the first few pounds that came off … [Read more...]

Monday! Woohoo!

I'm down 5 pounds. Sorry. Couldn't wait to tell you that news. I started exercising again and am feeling better. I have a lot of anxiety right now, so walking at night while watching tv keeps me more sane. I am going to take a few days and try to … [Read more...]

Friday! O Friday O Yeah Yeah Yeah!

Boom boom chicka boom boomchicka wacka chicka wacka boom boomDid you actually try to read that or visualize that in any way with rhythm? If so, you're a mess and I adore you. I do. You know it's difficult to make bad porn background tracks come so … [Read more...]