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Taming the Sweet Tooth, but the Taste Buds are Not Having It

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      3 comments

Funny that my last blog post was about sweet things in the low carb way of eating. I recently noticed I was having the kind of hunger pangs the old Snicker's ads used to celebrate "it's poking at ya, poking at ya". When I started eating low ca... Read more

Low Carb Eats #5 - A little sweet without sugar

Saturday, March 08, 2014      2 comments

Before low carb, my morning started with a hot cup of strong black tea, with milk and sugar. In my low-fat vegetarian experience, I'd made adjustments to reduce the calories, but nothing was a suitable substitute for the 2% milk. Thanks to tr... Read more

Low Carb Eats #4 - Enjoy your cheese

Thursday, January 09, 2014      3 comments

I've been on the "flexitarian" spectrum for over 20 years. No land meats, but I've been on and off with fish. When eating a low-carb diet, that means that cheese = joy. While cheeses are generally low-carb, it is still a good idea to re... Read more

Low Carb Eats #3 - Good times with salads

Friday, December 13, 2013      4 comments

Part of my low carb experience has been adapting 20 years of more plant-based experience to living without grains and without most meats. I went many years eating fish only occasionally, but it is currently a regular part of my diet. It is oth... Read more

Low Carb Eats #2 - You need pizza

Monday, December 02, 2013      8 comments

I had a #2 blog on Low Carb done last week (on cheeses), but when I went to post it gave me a snippy "No HTML" message and my blog went poof. I have to go look up the cheese data again, but I'm done pouting, so I'm ready to talk pizza. So ... Read more

Low Carb Eats #1 - The Hard Boiled Egg

Friday, November 22, 2013      7 comments

Long before I discovered low carb living, deviled eggs were my standard pot-luck dish. Always appreciated, and no leftovers to cart home. Ever. Only making them a few times a year, peeling was always tedious. Eating low carb, having pe... Read more

The elusive goal - a goal weight

Tuesday, October 22, 2013      5 comments

I'm noticing a common theme among some friends who are, like me, in the home stretch toward our goal, 50 or more pounds lost, and middle aged (gee... it's like SparkPeople has a group for that or something). As we hit another fall, as we ... Read more

Age is just a number. Why does weight drive us crazy?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      5 comments

Read a great blog entry this morning that had been edited because the Sparker put her current weight about 10 lbs higher than she'd just weighed in at. I totally relate. Sometimes I'm back on the scale in 30 seconds because that number was so ... Read more

50 lbs gone... finally! Now for the real work

Monday, September 30, 2013      2 comments

It's been a long trip, self inflicted wandering off course included. But after about 2 years and 9 months, and four fresh starts, I've lost 50 lbs. The graph doesn't show the 207 mark, but that was my peak just before starting SparkPeople. ... Read more

Lost 1 lb of me, another 1.6 lb of scale*

Sunday, August 18, 2013      10 comments

I got a new scale this week, an Ozeri that also uses impedance to check body fat. I'm not sure how flakey that measurement is, so I won't dwell. The number it's currently reporting can't be right, frankly. I'm well above 23%, for sure! M... Read more

Taking a half where you can

Saturday, August 17, 2013      3 comments

So far I've only taken off 1/2 lb this month. I keep my carbs low, but I'm still eating plenty of calories. A diet buddy pushed me to get out of my workout rut (on the elliptical like a hamster in a wheel) but I think I need my ruts. I feel g... Read more

Wait, those were the skinny clothes

Monday, July 22, 2013      4 comments

I have have (to me) the good fortune of working from home and getting to wear whatever I want most of the time. I worked in an office most of my adult life, so I've had the boring black pants and skirts in every size from 12 to 18 W. More than... Read more

The things Google finds... on Sparkpeople?

Sunday, July 21, 2013      3 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/calo
ries-in.asp?food=Yogurt-La
nd+No+Sugar+Added+Yogurt+F
rench+Vanilla Can someone explain this? I couldn't find Yogurtland Vanilla No-Sugar added in the Nutrition tracker, so I went to Googl... Read more

The Oatmeal on running, if you dare

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      3 comments

The Oatmeal creates comics (illustrated stories) that are opinionated, profane, and funny. He's done great funny riffs on sriracha, relationships, mantis shrimp, and funny and painful tales of say, how his house burned to the ground when he was... Read more

The vacation after the vacation

Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

Loved my vacation so much that it took a few days to even crack open the luggage and start the laundry (which overflowed the plumbing, backed up the sink, required plumber intervention). I've been staying up just a little late, and sleeping in ... Read more


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