Induction Day 13 and I have so much energy I'm on manual control

I am Bacon Girllllll! Whoosh whoosh!

 I have been getting so much done over the last few days thanks to the power of bacon.

My office has been a disaster, so I pulled out what was two brimming boxes of product manuals and I organized them in binders by type and location in the house.

Before you slap me with an OCD title, the point isn’t that I’m anally organized; the fact that I was able to carry a huge task like that through without sobbing or wishing for chocolate is pretty incredible.

The office is the one room giving me a case of the butt, so I usually keep the door closed and work on the dining room table, which is no place to work if you expect people to eat where your laptop and your printer happen to be.

These were overflowing with manuals

I started with product manuals, tossing out the non-English portions (1/2 to 2/3 of the manual. 3/4 if there was Portuguese in there, tool). I ended up with a vast bag of recycling and only a few binders left with manuals I can now actually locate. As Moss from The IT Crowd might say, “It’s a rudding miracle!”

Now I can place the binders in rooms the items actually exist. I mean, why in the heck am I keeping tool manuals in the house? It’s not like it’s bathroom reading material or something to take to the park and read.

Voila! I am so rudding organized!

 I used binders that made sense for the equipment/room and broke things out as such: Tools and garden, kitchen, tv, electronics and game systems, exercise equipment, outdoor, camping, small appliance (with little pockets for things like those chunky little cell phone manuals. I made copious use of those clear binder sleeves for manuals and their warranties (when they’re still active), any service plans and the like.

Long story short; I’m happy, my manuals are happy, and I’m sending pounds and pounds of paper to the recycling center to begin its new phase of existence as Fingerhut catalogs.

I weight in for the end of my two weeks tomorrow. Did I lose from last week? Did I stay the same? Stay tuned to find out!

How much energy has low carb given you? Share your experiences!

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  1. letthismindbeinyou says

    Awesome! I can't wait to have that energy. I didn't make my menu last night *sigh*, husband came home sick, poor guy. TODAY is the day though. Wish me luck!

    Have a bacon filled day, Jamie!

  2. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Luck? You don't need luck. You need these magic unicorn sprinkles.

    *sprinkle sprinkle*

    Now go forth and be fabulous!

  3. For some reason I seemed to have stalled out on Induction day nine. My weight is staying steady, I feel all bloaty and blah, and despite the fact that I resisted SIX BOXES of girl scout cookies that sat on my desk for two day, my body is showing me no love.

    Time to start drinking insane amounts of water to see if my system needs a good rinse.

    Also, you should make up a t-shirt that says Bacon Girl!

  4. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Hey, Rachel! I feel you there. I know I've been retaining water. There's nothing I can do about that. I am not going to show as big a loss tomorrow because of it; the good news is it's just water!

    Hang in there! You're doing great!

    Love the tshirt idea!

  5. I am a bacon girl too !! I just love mine EXTRA CRISPY 🙂

    Have a blessed day !

  6. Hi! I just started following your blog recently. The addition of Oopsie rolls and cauliflower dough (I'm eating leftover cauli-pizza right now) has enriched my culinary life big time.

    I started low-carb February of last year. I'm not Atkins, more paleo plus dairy, but I lean towards induction friendly foods for weight loss. I've lost 33 of the 45 pounds to my target, and nine inches from around my waist.

    Though the weight loss has been slow (first 14 in two weeks, the rest has taken nearly a year), the energy levels are the prime benefit I've found from this WOE. I had chronic fatigue syndrome for twenty years. I needed 8-12 hours of sleep a night, and was still tired much of the time. Now I am able to function on six. I'm perky, bubbly, and full of life. I am seldom sick, when I used to catch every bug that came my way. I recover quickly from illness when a simple cold used to leave me exhausted for weeks.

    It's changed my life. I love the foods, and since I've discovered your wonderful recipes, I want for nothing.

    Also, bacon rocks. I think I'll put some on my next pizza.

  7. I have just found your site and I am so impressed by what you are doing and how you are doing it. I love your blog. I have been living the low carb lifestyle since July of 10 and lost a total of 32 pounds. Now that may not seem like a lot but my doctor only wanted me to lose 20! I was not a lot overweight but enough that it was causing health issues. You are doing great and I totally agree with the amount of energy we get with eating all that Protien. I will be back to check on you and steal your recipies.

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