BEARCLAW6's SparkPeople Blog BEARCLAW6's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Emotional Eating for Vulcans OK, I am not one to be very in touch with my feelings. In fact, this has causes a lot of trouble in my life and I have been working hard for the last two years to get a handle on this. I have have also always said that I am not an emotional eater.... <BR> <BR> Well, one of the things that has happened while getting a better understanding of my feelings and the feelings of those around me is that I am becoming an emotional eater. My first response to this revelation was to scream, "Eeek!" ... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:01:51 EST No longer a low-carb eater! That's right. I am no longer a low-carb eater. <BR> <BR> I am a healthy eater. <BR> <BR> It just happens that the way to eat healthy (especially for me) doesn't involve eating loads of grains dipped in potatoes slathered in beans and coated with sugar. No, it is not healthy (for me) to eat rice on the side of my veggies and meat. No, it is not healthy (for me) to eat a massive pile of pasta with bread sticks on the side. No, it is not healthy (for me) to put that really nice food be... Fri, 25 May 2012 08:49:02 EST The unexpected bike ride This is exactly, exactly what I was looking forward to when I started improving my health last fall. It was getting close to lunch time and I had about two hours to kill while something in the laboratory incubated, so I just decided to ignore the hot temperatures outside and go for a little bike ride. I rode east about six miles from my work until I found the sea shore in South Boston. I had no idea this little gem was even there (Castle Island). I found a quick (low carb) lunch and rode ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:50:02 EST A lifetime of lies When I was born, the general wisdom of the day by the 'experts' was that formula was superior to breast milk. My caring parents wanted to do what was best for little BearClaw and so they fed me formula. Who wouldn't want the best for their child? <BR> <BR> As I grew, the wisdom of the day by the 'experts' became perfectly clear that all that cholesterol in butter and eggs was bad. It was killing America! So, my caring parents banished butter from the house in exchange for trans-fat fille... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:06:01 EST Childhood fantasies I became fat when I was about six years old. I even remember one of my friends at age eight asking me, "What happened, you used to be so skinny?" <BR> <BR> As time went on, I would sometimes fantasize about waking up one morning and magically the fat in me was just flowing out of my body like I has sprung a leak and the only thing coming out was the fat. <BR> <BR> This is now many years later and that is exactly what has happened. I discovered that I was fat because I ate too many carb... Thu, 19 May 2011 08:03:42 EST Today is a good birthday! Yes, I am posting a blog today mostly to get everyone to congratulate me of making it around the sun another time! But, it is also to note that thanks to this new low-carb way of eating I am healthier and weigh less than I have in the last ten birthdays. Figuring out that it is the carbohydrate that I eat that has sabotaged all the walking and biking that I have done in the last decade in an attempt to exercise the weight off (like worked when I was a lad) has been one of the great discover... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 05:50:50 EST Dieting for the introvert It is against my basic nature to be very open to those around me about what is going on in my head. I do realize how wrong this is and am working on changing it, but for now it is still a fight to open up about anything. If you had asked me a year ago if I would be this outgoing about my diet, I would have laughed. <BR> <BR> I feel that I should write about how very much those around me have helped with this diet. I have my wife on my side. She has joined in the low-carb eating. Her ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:13:20 EST