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A Dull week in world of Low Carb

Friday, November 04, 2011

Randy's gone to help his parents up in Idaho so I've not been making the new recipes I had picked out for this week and instead am just having basic stuff for my meals. Eggs for breakfast (with almond flour pancakes), salad for lunch, more salad or cooked veggies and a small portion of meat for dinner. I'm not hating it but it's not nearly as exciting as cooking up a new recipe for the both of us to try. Soon as he gets back, I am off to a tech conference in Boston. Let's see, Boston Baked Beans? Nope, can't eat that. Boston Creme Pie? Nope, not that either. Boston lettuce? In abundance! I plan on ordering room service so I can get bacon and omelets and not be tempted by the provided continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner aren't provided so I have more control there.

One thing I've learned with going low carb is you've got to always have lots of fresh vegetables on hand. Well, you could do frozen I guess, but I like fresh. So, I shop more often. I am always buying more salad greens, more tomatoes, more avocados. The things that have a short "good to eat" period. Slimy salad greens are just grody. We've also upped our dairy delivery to include two dozen eggs and had them stop delivering the milk I used to use on my morning cereal. Can't have morning cereal. I am continually amazed at how many carbs everything has! Who knew? We're doing just fine on only 20g a day. I feel like the WonderWoman of carbs. Give me a little and I'll rule the world!

Loving the sugar free candy I found but not loving the “laxative effect”. That’s one of those marketing phrases your eyes see but your brain doesn’t immediately translate, it just goes into a slow skid until it stops with the click of understanding. Oh, they mean “diarrhea”! There’s no way you are ever going to see the word “diarrhea” on any food product. “Laxative effect”, so peaceful and non-alarming. Say it in your George Carlin voice.


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IMIN2GENES 11/8/2011 10:09PM

    Love the "George Carlin" voice. LOL!

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MCLAFLIN 11/6/2011 11:59AM

    I could get by on my yummy shredded chicken breasts fixed any number of ways when I don't have to cook for DH and youngest DD. I could NOT do low-carb!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/5/2011 11:45PM

    Oh I so love the George Carlin voice! You are really rocking the low carb thing! Have a wonderful time in Boston

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NEWMAC2011 11/5/2011 2:16PM

    I can just hear George Carlin saying "laxative effect" LOL! You're doing really great with the low carb thing.

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KOFFEENUT 11/4/2011 9:25PM

    I LOVE the "George Carlin" voice - makes everything seem so much more reasonable, doesn't it?!?

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YIWEN39 11/4/2011 9:02PM

    Enjoy Boston, WonderWoman :-) emoticon

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MYLADY4 11/4/2011 8:07PM

    They have some pretty good seafood there. Oh, and Dunkin Donut, they are EVERYWHERE. Of course, no donuts but they have coffee.

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LISAINMS 11/4/2011 4:34PM

    LOL, I was wondering when you would figure out the downside to that candy. I bought sugar free jelly beans for diabetic DH and instructed that he was only to eat a tiny handful at a time because there would otherwise be consequences for overindulging. Two days later the bag was in the trash and he said they were "bad".

I tend to eat boring food when DH is out of town. I'm perfectly happy with a massive salad.

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/4/2011 3:22PM

    Don't say I didn't warn you about that candy, LOL! Meanwhile - you must go to Legal Seafood while you are in Boston. And they have steamed broccoli to go with your yummy fish.

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