Erythritol from corn?

Just when you thought erythritol might be made of unicorns frolicking through Robert Pattison's hair... Erythritol is made from stuff like... ready for this... corn! Another reason to watch those sugar alcohols. Sure, this one causes supposedly … [Read more...]

And you thought corn syrup was only for high carb eating?

Imagine my tall frothy glass of STFU when I discovered what a few sugar alcohols are actually derived from.Did you put down that low-carb convenience/frankenfood and slap your face yet?It frustrates the hell out of me.Don't think for a minute that … [Read more...]

End of Induction. Monday Weigh-in

Woot woot! 14 days down and I've lost a grand total of 21 pounds. I had a lot of salty food this weekend, so I only lost a pound last week (lol), but hey! I'll take it!We had a busy week, so the days were punctuated with pizza toppings. Whole num and … [Read more...]

How did you lose 19 pounds in one week?

It occurred to me over the course of the day (and not a few emails) that there is probably some confusion regarding my ability to lose 19 pounds in a week. BAH! I say to those of you who can't read my mind. Here is the deal:1. I am a hefty hepcat … [Read more...]

First Monday weigh-in of the year

Good morning, gorjusses! As you know, I started Atkins this last Monday. I am dedicated to bringing you the news weekly so that you know exactly how I'm doing. Why? Because accountability is ever so sweet, and because it's important to show that you … [Read more...]

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...]