Stevia, how I love you, but…

 OK. Well. Maybe it's youDear stevia,I just made a major attempt to convert to your sweet embrace, and I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry. I tried working with you in the kitchen today, and despite all of the solid research I attempted and the efforts … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama Endorses Low Carbohydrate Eating as Part of "Let’s Move" Plan

BOONVILLE, Indiana  First Lady Michelle Obama today announced an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight and unveiled a … [Read more...]

Redesign my Wiener!

 image from www.calculateme.com According to some crack-smoking pediatricians, hot dogs should be reshaped to keep kids from choking on the coolest shaped food ever. Just rip those hearts out of our chests.Seriously? I mean really? If we changed … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers take the floor… and fall through it

Don't get me wrong. I'm not anti-Weight Watchers. I'm just not for it.In fact, in 2004, I undertook a two month trek into the vast valley of the points system, flex eating, and online membership. I purchased the little calculator, never spent my flex … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Night of the Living Dead

Hug a Zombie, but don't lose your head.They slurg through the house, looking for anything to eat. The dead look in their eyes, pants hanging down to their knees and speech impediments consisting of gutteral grunts and groans make it instantly unclear … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Gremlins

Just say no to Wendy's drive-thru noshes after midnight, Gizmo sourceYou were given a few simple rules.Never expose them to bright light. Never get them wet. And don't ever, ever feed them after midnight.Feeding a "mogwai" that late? Feeding yourself … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: The Soup Narnian

Well, almost. Prince, while you rested as a refugee in Badger's domicile, you were offered soup for sustenance, but in a huff you spilled it instead (and the little bloke had worked on it all day. Shame on you). Badgers eat incredibly healthy … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Iron Man

Mostly you sipped cocktails, Tony Stark. While liquid refreshments of the adult libational variety work to show your swank hip yuppy lifestyle on film, the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions it is not. Are you following the Kate Moss … [Read more...]

My husband lets me sniff his junk

He does.In bed.Last night, he brought an ice cream sandwich with him when he hopped into bed. I said, "Wow! Ice cream sammich!" He said, "Would you like to sniff it?"So I sniffed his junk. I shrugged. He asked, "Was it good for you?"Now, I'm not sure … [Read more...]

Back to TOPS, save for the door handle incident(s)

All that and a plate of low-carb chips. That's what my TOPS group is. I love weighing in there once a week. I'm externally motivated (I've never been a 'do it because it's good for you' kind of person), so having to face the scale every week is … [Read more...]

Ways to help save the planet on Earth Day

Go ahead. Hug the planet. 1. Eat all of the food in your refrigerator. Unplug. 2. Turn off the tv. It's all going to be Earth Day biased, save for Maury. He'll be hosting a beauty pageant episode comprised of ex-nuns and men. 3. Stop … [Read more...]

Twilight Spoof: No unicorns here

There is nothing as inspiring as combining teenagers, video and a hot movie. The future taxpayers of the nation who will be paying for my social security bring it with the funny. My later days might be doomed, but I am spending Friday making with the … [Read more...]

Earth Hour: Some people glow in the dark

Maybe it's just me, but isn't the point of Earth Hour to make a difference by conserving energy? I think this is a show that we are too dependent on technology and on the conveniences of modern man to be able to function without an hour of the … [Read more...]

Snow day!

Mmmm.... balmy.... How much snow could a snow chuck chuck if a snow chuck could chuck snow? About 6" so far, and it's still falling out of the sky like little flakes of cold dandruff from the heavens. so much for Selsun Blue! I remember as a … [Read more...]

Tom Noughton. Stand up low-carber

I know you have never figured this out, but I am a huge fan of intelligence (shut up) plus humor. You put those two things together and you end up with shows like Corner Gas. And Scrubs. And Bravo's Make Me a Super Model (Make a form! Make a … [Read more...]