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Better, but still lost

Thursday, April 29, 2010      2 comments

After gaining weight inexplicably for 3 days in a row, today I abruptly lost all that I had gained. I feel better; you know yesterday I let my panicky feeling out and expressed my frustration. I'm not celebrating this whoosh yet; I still feel ... Read more

I'm gaining and I don't know WHY

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      4 comments

Title says it ALL -- except for my frantic feeling of disappointment. It is just 2 pounds, but it wipes out a whole month of effort; and I HAVE been TRYING! I even went back on Induction! I'm aggravated, and irritated, and frustrated, an... Read more


Tuesday, April 27, 2010      2 comments

You've been low-carbing and now the cravings have hit. And hit HARD! That is normal! It is also normal (but sad, not BAD) to give into them. You are worried as you crumble. Try to explain to yourself that you are trying to change -- but ... Read more

You Wanted Hot Cottage Cheese Cereal?

Sunday, April 25, 2010      2 comments

BREAKFAST SPONGE PUDDING total 15 carbs (less fiber), 735 calories, 35 g protein, 70 g fat for 74% fat by calorie 1 t vanilla 1 c cottage cheese 1/2 t cinnamon 3 eggs 1 T soy protein isolate (0 carb) /34 c heavy whipping cream ... Read more

blogging is WORK!

Friday, April 23, 2010      0 comments

I know it's important! I find review to be vital in losing weight. A friend just reminded me that I need to eat more calories. Sometimes the simplest things escape your notice .... The more eyes the better. That's what I love about SparkPeo... Read more


Thursday, April 22, 2010      2 comments

Look, I DO the research, but it was for MY benefit, and I didn't feel compelled to record all my sources. So I can't tell you what the specific site is, but it WAS on the official USDA site: ACCORDING TO THE USDA (the federal guys who keep... Read more

Do You Stall with Maltitol?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      1 comments

Are you eating maltitol? LOTs of people stall by eating maltitol. "They" say maltitol has "ZERO" effective carbs; but the USDA has research that indicates that maltitol is actually metabolized at half its total grams, NOT none of its grams! So ... Read more

Caffeine substitutes to increase energy

Sunday, April 18, 2010      3 comments

Now who was it that wanted to know some caffeine substitutes? I couldn't find you again, so maybe this will work! Try: 1. a cup of hot water with lemon in the morning. 2. guarana (but I think this is just a different delivery system for c... Read more

fruit & fiber

Thursday, April 15, 2010      2 comments

And I haven't even mentioned fruits! Nice high fiber fruits that are also very low carb are raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and cranberries. Then eat blueberries , rhubarb (yes, I know, not technically a fruit) and cherries and grapefru... Read more

fiber for females

Monday, April 12, 2010      6 comments

RealAge says females should eat 25 grams fiber daily, with the note that fiber should be taken with lots of water to keep it soft in the gut. Fortunately, I love flax muffins! And also fortunately, high fiber veggies are THE thing to eat o... Read more

Ketosis is a STATE, not a level

Sunday, April 11, 2010      3 comments

KETOSIS is a chemical /metabolic state your body is (or isn't!) in. Either your carbs are low enough for your body to be in ketosis, OR NOT. As long as you are in ketosis, your body metabolizes food differently -- it is totally irrelevant whe... Read more

blogwork in progress

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      2 comments

KETOSIS is a chemical /metabolic state your body is (or isn't!) in. Either your carbs are low enough for your body to be in ketosis, OR NOT. As long as you are in ketosis, your body metabolizes food differently -- it is totally irrelevant whethe... Read more

diversion from problems and pain

Sunday, March 28, 2010      2 comments

One can sit and ache, or one can simply go on with living life as best you can, not giving in to the dark side. It is a choice. It is a will to re-focus. It is a game! We play it with ourselves -- who do you WANT to win? So if I sit he... Read more

an interesting day... (marital)

Saturday, March 27, 2010      0 comments

My DH and I actually agreed on something -- 4 times! We've been married 23 years and no matter where we have lived, our house never looks finished and lived in and "nice". Ken and I both seem to have strong nesting instincts, and we have ... Read more

17- 26 Fat-Fast Mini Meals

Wednesday, March 24, 2010      2 comments

It's a great day to be alive! And I am grateful to feel alive again after my exhaustion from going on a snow-skiing vacation! How does that saying go? "Nobody needs a vacation more than the person who just came back from one." But that is ... Read more

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