Monday Funday!

Tiny Tim no Mo

I 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 largest carnival monkey without the cymbals. Besides, explaining how I managed to fall into a hole and sprain both ankles at the same time was becoming tedious. Boy howdy, though. People locally think it’s pretty funny.

Well, they know me. So I guess it’s pretty funny!

TOPS weigh-in

I weighed in at TOPS and am only 4 pounds up from my lowest weight of the year–and that’s with ankle boots and bloaty bloat. That’s pretty sweet! there may be some disappointment that I haven’t hit my 100-pound mark yet, but I totally took July and part of June off, and managed to stay steady, so I’m just trying to lose the water weight from the whole foot drama now. I still am going to do my best to get to 150 lost by the end of the year.

We have a contest going right now at TOPS where the team who loses the most weight by Halloween doesn’t have to feed people for the partay. I’m all about the lazy, so expect to see some weight dropping from a thigh near you! (That’s right–I’d rather work my behind off to lose weight than to serve punch).

Jerky Smirky!

I have some kick-butt recipes for jerky at my Examiner column, so be sure to check it out, if you’re missing meat candy for almost no carbs whatsoever.

I’m now International!

My article for Parents Canada Magazine has hit the news stands! I am so excited about it, because now I’m international (well, maybe. Canada is kinda like northern Colorado). I am really fortunate to be able to write for publications, and very much enjoy the challenges from the various editors. All of my editors are the most attractive, and fancy, wonderful people ever to employ me.

And for that, I thank them. (Especially my borg twin whom I love mostest)

But really, I’m pretty humbled by the contacts, and appreciate the offers. It makes me glad I went out and bought a new bra, too. Now I can lift my bosoms along with my spirits.

And now, about you.

What recipes are you guys wanting to see? While I have literally over 100 recipes to still put together, Fall is about to fall and I am in planning mode for a winter of kitchen bliss. So, let me know what foods you miss and I will start planning! I love a challenge, and definitely owe so much to you guys. anything I can do to make your low-carb journey tastier is my mission.

That and not falling into holes.

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  1. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Heck, I’m sick of all my recipes, so anything you want to put together would be welcome. Congrats on all the good things that are happening to you.

  2. Jennifer Miller says

    Whaaat about some tasty at home sweet treats for Halloween? Or some Thanksgiving foods? Just trying to throw out some ideas.

    Glad your ankles are on the mend!

  3. MargieAnne says

    Congratulations on your International writing career. Pleased to hear you are a little more mobile. Not many people do both ankles in at the same time so that makes you extra special, not sure about Guiness Book Of Records though 🙂

  4. Former Donut Junkie says

    Glad to hear you’re on the mend. I thought you were MIA, since your name hadn’t popped up lately. The whole crutch thing is over rated as you know. LOL!

    I’m checking out the jerky recipes…I’ve been waiting on them. I’m a jerky fan boy ya’ know. And here in Tennessee we make jerky from the darndest things. I’ll let you guess.

    I went to Canada once. You ain’t seen a funnier sight than a Tennessee Redneck trying to order food in a French Canadian restaurant. Talk about some strange looks!

    Well, ain’t it amazing how a new bra can really perk things up. Career included! I’ve lost enough weight that I don’t need one now. You know you need to go on a diet when you need a bra more than your wife does!

    Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie

  5. Hi Jamie, glad to hear things are improving a bit.

    Ok, I promise not to ask for any recipes with holes in it-faux donuts, etc. 🙂
    I would love something cakey to have with decaf after dinner.Maybe something you can eat warm? (I am a dessert person -that is MY crutch and I am STILL using it , haha)

  6. Sugar Bush Primitives says

    Hey Jamie!
    Congrats on kicking the crutches, keeping the pounds at bay, and most of all for your article hitting the news stands!

    Recipes: would love to see some crockpot easy stuff.

    Love ya,

  7. Jamie, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s great news about your achievements.

    Glad you’re on the mend. What a terrible thing to have happen to both your ankles at the same time. You probably could have won the lottery that day! No, seriously, I’m sure it really is not so funny.

    I’m amazed and in awe of your weight loss achievement.

    Ron, former Donut Junkie, you gave me a giggle…

  8. Hey Girl,
    So happy to hear ( read) your mo-bile again. Way cool. I have got to get over and check out the jerky recipes. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

    Woo hoo Girl! Promise when your all rich and famous, you won’t forget all us little people. :o)

    I can’t wait for cooler weather, my next quest is to come up with some low carb versions of my favorite canjun foods. Vikki needs some Gumbo!

  9. glad you are back on your feet so you can begin rehabbing those ankles

    how about some low carb halloween creations

    Can’t you just see the trick-or-treaters faces when I give then your lates cauliflower creation. you know their mommies will love it.

  10. When I was a kid, I stepped into a gopher hole and broke my ankle. The hell? a gopher hole.
    On the upside, I got out of P.E.

    Jerky. It’s my favorite food group. Hee…

  11. You’re so funny. Congrats on all your acheivements!
    I have a sweet I’ll be looking to see what you come up with there. I LOVE your oopsie rolls, made my first batch yesterday and they are gone!

  12. I was just thinking about asking for recipes for slow cookers.

  13. Congratulations!
    This time of year I’m really getting sick of my fairly short list of things I can cook in the microwave. It’s really really really hot here (Calif. desert) and will be thru sometime in October. The oven is out of the question. Just scrambling eggs on the stovetop will heat the kitchen some. Any thoughts?

  14. I hope you get well soon, girl!! You and your awesome recipes were one of the biggest reasons why my hubby and I decided to go low carb two weeks ago.

  15. Fat Free Me says

    Oh dear, I just finished reading through some of your previous blogs (which may be grounds for divorce, as I’ve been on the computer for far too long now) and I must post a “thank you” for your induction/twinkie post. I cried, I was laughing so hard. I’ll be back here often…..Hostess Bacon….still laughing……

  16. Hmmm….I want a better substitute for French fries. And more dessert/cookie recipes made with stevia and without wheat (splenda and wheat are evil for me.)


  17. Erica Gott, aka Erratica says

    I’ve been MIA for a while, so I didn’t know about your accident. Glad to hear you’re better!

    I’m on the prowl for a really good cheesecake recipe. One that tastes like New York style. I don’t even care if there’s a crust or not.

  18. straightscoop says

    I stumbled upon your site and was up way past my bedtime printing out recipes…THANK YOU! I added a Tbsp. gently sifted low-carb baking mix and some Mrs. Dash herbal seasoning to the Oopsie rolls and upped the ratio of whites to yolk (2 to 1) to make them fluffer and a little more “bread-like” for only 1 extra carb.

    I’d love to see some recipes for shirataki noodles. They are the greatest thing for low-carbers EVER. I eat a bag of these things every couple days and could use some more creative ideas for them.

  19. Any college friendly recipes? I live in an apartment, so I can cook…sometimes (and usually with disastrous results) and I swear if I have a hummus roll-up ONE more day for my packed lunch…..

    Oh, I’m also a vegetarian. Doing low-carb. I know. Crazy. So maybe you can turn those wheels and invent something for me? 😀

    Also, congrats on your Enquirer column! How do you get jobs like that?!

  20. Any college friendly recipes? I live in an apartment, so I can cook…sometimes (and usually with disastrous results) and I swear if I have a hummus roll-up ONE more day for my packed lunch…..

    Oh, I’m also a vegetarian. Doing low-carb. I know. Crazy. So maybe you can turn those wheels and invent something for me? 😀

    Also, congrats on your Enquirer column! How do you get jobs like that?!

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