No More Aspartame for me!

Have you ever wondered about aspartame? The stuff of Nutri-Sweet, myths and legends online and in frenzied emails, thrust at you with the fervor of someone who is sure the world is ending with the sample packets of Phenalalynine raining from the … [Read more...]

Monday Post Ho-in'

Well, there are some days I just have a lot to say and feel spunky enough to get it all out there for you (I think it's also the lack of brain fog I feel I am dealing with when I drink loads of aspartame).I am finally nearing the end of home … [Read more...]

It's not you…it's me…

I did Thompson's Plan for a few days and then, as people were wondering about the plan and I started doling out my thoughts on his plan, several things started to hit me:1. With as much as I tweaked his plan to make the plan a weigh t loss success … [Read more...]

Thursday– Glycemic Load, Starches, and why you bogart the cheese doodles

As you read t'other day, I am making a move back to Dr. Thompson's Low Glycemic Load Plan after almost 5 months following Atkins 2002.I think you're going to see that this is much like Atkins (Thompson pays multiple homages to the good doctor … [Read more...]

Stop this Crazy Merry-Go-Round or Hold my Hair Back

because I'm going to hurk! It's been about a week and OhMyGoobergrapes! I have some stuff to tell you about. It's nothing huge, like the splitting of the atom or anything (and, no. I didn't shave. Let's not get all extreme on me, people). 1. … [Read more...]

The King, bean cookies and stayin' alive (ah ah ah ah)

Mind the King or You Could be in Royal Trouble You know you live a pretty sweet existence when the worst thing that happened to you today is that you went to Burger King for a Diet Coke and ended up with a regular Coke instead. It galls me because I … [Read more...]

State Standardized Tests. I give them an "F". Along with drivers.

I have been busy running back and forth between Denver yesterday. Better news? I'll be at it for the next three days. Oh the joy. Three more days of making faces at people who try to drive with their ear crooked to their necks, trying to hold their … [Read more...]

Friday, oh Heck Yes!

I like Fridays more than I used to. I've never been a fan of weekends. The measured chaos of the week turns to stage five, brown-level crazy come Saturday. I'm feeling more glad now that a Colorado winter is turning into a Wisconsin spring. I can get … [Read more...]

Two Blueberries, Off-Plan Eating and How Did you Do?

How did you fare for Easter? I am utterly without a sweet tooth, and I fared well as a result! It's not fair, but mine is a starch tooth. Where some folks crave jellybeans and Reese's Peanut butter cups, I crave Wendy's Baconators on buns, and … [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...]

Looking for ways to eat fresh? Try your local farmer's market!

Farmer's Markets are not only a wonderful way to find fresh produce, but meeting with local growers and supporting their business is a three-way ticket to success! In our daily lives, there is hardly time to grow vegetables in our yards. I know I … [Read more...]

10 things to think about if you've fallen off the wagon

It may have happened. One fell swoop and the next thing you know, you've fallen off of the wagon and into a vat of puddings. You felt guilt, you are now mourning your perfect dieting run, cheat-free up until this moment. You later realize you didn't … [Read more...]

Getting real with yourself could be your ticket to success this time around

Are you a perfectionist? You know, I've always been a perfectionist. I'm the person who always strove hard and beat myself up if I didn't achieve what I was going for. It's killed me all this time. I'm never good enough. Never helpful enough. Never … [Read more...]

How do I love Low-carb? Let me count my awkward social moments

The low-carbohydrate way of eating has been an absolute boon to me, if not to trucks carrying delicious pre-wrapped snack cakes. No other way of eating has kept me from chasing Little Hostess trucks down the street while trying to gnaw the tires. … [Read more...]