SparkPeople Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans) Team Messageboard We will discuss low carb lifestyles (including Atkins,Protein Power, South Beach and other doctor-recommended low carb plans), trade low carb recipes and team up to do this together! SparkPeople Living Low Carb (Atkins and other Plans) Team Messageboard Sustainable Summer Seafood Nope, not a recipe, but a good list I found. <BR> <BR> Five Tips to Choosing Sustainable Seafood <BR> <BR> Choose local seafood if possible, and always choose domestic over imported <BR> <BR> Choose wild <BR> <BR> If it’s farmed, choose seafood that is from the U.S., especially in low- or no- output, recirculating systems <BR> <BR> Favor fish caught by hook and line, handline, troll (not to be confused with “trawl” fishing, which can be very destructive), jig or speargun <BR> <BR> Avoid... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:31:00 EST Feria Sabor Wraps - 4 net carbs @ Walmart My delivery of Feria del Sabor Multigrain wraps just arrived from -- and I highly recommend trying them! They taste great! 4 Net Carbs!! And very very reasonably priced! <BR> <BR> Nutrition Facts (per wrap): <BR> Cal: 98.5 <BR> Carbs: 10.5g <BR> Fiber: 6.1g <BR> Protein: 9.2g <BR> Fat: 3.8g Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:21:34 EST Bentonite clay capsules Anyone have experience with Bentonite capsule detox? <BR> Have heard it is a great detox. <BR> Also for candida, IBS among other things. <BR> Please let me know. <BR> Thanks Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:12:22 EST Friday Had planned to do a bunch of errands yesterday (like grocery shopping!) but decided I really didn't want to leave MY house. So I have to do them today. No big deal, and I have them lined up in my head so there's not a lot of backtracking, and it should be fairly cool. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:05:26 EST Thursday I'm home! And glad to be here, after being gone a month. Not that I'm glad to be away from Mom's house, just glad to be at mine. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:08:19 EST Back on Atkins Hello All, Just joined this group, looking for recipe ideas and support. Did Atkins last year. I lost well for 3 weeks and then nothing for 4 months, finally gave up. I've been having headaches/migraines daily and I'm beginning to think it's sugar that's the cause. So, looking to see if induction stops the headaches. Then what I don't know. Really need to drop some pounds. I don't feel I can exercise at this weight, hope to start after I drop some. <BR> <BR> This was day 2, woke wit... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:35:59 EST Wednesday Set the alarm for 4:45 this morning (is it even morning at that hour?) but couldn't sleep anyway so got up about 4:00. They reduced the number of flights in and out of here from four to two to reduce the average weight time in Salt Lake City, which is the only airport flights go to. Haven't figured out how fewer flights reduces the average weight time, but that's what they said. Between that and eliminating the direct flights from SLC to Indy, they've made it a much longer day for me. Oh well... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:32:24 EST TUESDAY! CELEBRATE! Here we ARE! YIPPPEE! It's a NEw Day . . . a NEW Start! VARRROOOMMMM! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:36:33 EST Monday The dog came down and whined at my door, sounding very anxious. Figured she needed out. Wrong! She just wanted a walk. So I got dressed and took her for a walk, then thinned apples. Picked and/or picked up about 8 gallons of apples, most of which are good enough for pies or applesauce, but not ripe enough for just eating. I think Mom's going to give them to the neighbor whose apple tree has no apples on it at all. Somehow it doesn't seem very nice that Mom gives her the windfalls and the ones... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:15:15 EST Sesame Stir Fry - NEEDED I tried the Atkins frozen Sesame Stir Fry meal... WOW That hit the spot for my oriental foods craving!!! <BR> <BR> Now I can't justify paying $4 for that one meal, though. I could always add more broccoli to it because it has plenty of sauce left over but does anyone have any recipes like this? I love me some chinese at least once a week (or japanese) and haven't been going out because of the prices. <BR> <BR> <BR> Any oriental dishes similar to teriyaki, sesame, and garlic sauces are welc... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:33:03 EST Happy Sunday! Well, the young'un is off to camp for a week, and it was a mad scramble to get all his ducks in a row before he left. There are one or two small tasks left undone, but Mama will take care of them, just to get them off her mental nag list. <BR> <BR> Hoping for some lovely quiet evenings this week. While Kyle's at camp, Max and Dad will both be working evenings, so I'll have the house to myself for a couple of hours a day. Ahhhhhhh. <BR> <BR> So, for the rest of today I'm just tying up loose ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 10:22:05 EST Have you used SP Edit Nutrition Goals? I was using SP's pre-diabetes for nutrition, but couldn't set my own goals, so each day it told me I was eating too much fat and protein and not enough carbs. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to set my own goals and am using the keto calculator. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Would love to hear from those who have set SP nutrition goals and what they are. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:44:17 EST Saturday, July 5th My daughters and I are headed to their grandparent's place in the city to spend a few days. Gma and Gpa are on weight watchers together, so I don't expect there to be a ton of "junk" food in the house, but I have prepare a couple of big ziplocks of chopped veggies and four healthy dips to take along and share. <BR> <BR> I'm still going through the trial and error of finding a balance of cal/protein/carbs/fiber/fats to keep me in maintenance range. I'm working on increasing my cardio fitn... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:30:09 EST Friday July 4 Happy July 4 to all you Americans. <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> To any Brits, my sympathies on your loss. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:05:30 EST Lose 5 Pounds Challenge So this is something that I've done before on other forums and it's actually really motivating, especially if you have a competitive streak like me ;) So let's see who will lose 5 pounds first! <BR> <BR> .....Name............... SW ....... GW ...... CW <BR> 1. Shadowjelo....... 165 ...... 160 ...... 165 Fri, 4 Jul 2014 06:04:10 EST Thursday Happy Independence Day Eve! <BR> <BR> Debating whether or not to take a half day today. It has nothing to do with wanting to cut out early and everything to do with Kyle and his unending task list. *shrug* I'll figure it out I guess. <BR> <BR> Running late already today, so I'm gonna go and get my morning break in right now. Have a great day, everyone! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:28:31 EST I am actually trying to use this site this time I have been on sparkpeople for years but always quit because I am too lazy to enter foods or participate. I need to adjust my thinking if I am going to move ahead. So I am on day 1 of actually logging food and wow I am over budget. I thought I had a good day. I am mostly just trying to eat low carb not really an atkins. More of a keto diet. Hopefully I can encourage some of you. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:29:26 EST WEDNESDAY! Let's KICK IT UP! Cool, misty and motorcycle event. I'll probably be in my car! Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:13:50 EST Ketosis and Insulin Dependent Diabetic I am Type 2 Diabetic on Insulin. <BR> <BR> I have been trying keto for a couple of weeks, but so far have not seen results on the keto stick. I heard that the Keto meters are more accurate than the urine sticks so was doing some reading tonight and one article said that if your insulin is not low enough, you cannot go into ketosis. <BR> <BR> Question: --- <BR> Will my insulin injections prevent me from going into ketosis? Has anyone ever lost eating the keto way WITHOUT going into ketosis... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:04:26 EST Hello :) Hey guys. I joined this team a couple days ago and thought I'd introduce my self. I've been low carving for about 13 days and lost about 13 pounds. I haven't been this thin in a while and I'm totally stoked to keep going! So happy that I joined this group :) Tue, 1 Jul 2014 22:16:40 EST Tuesday Why? Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:49:49 EST FlyLady July Challenge: July 11 Today is Tuesday - Plan and Play <BR> <BR> This week we are in: <BR> Zone 5 - The Living Room (M) <BR> Zone 1 - The Entrance/Front Porch/Dining Room (T, W, Th, F) <BR> <BR> July Habit of the Month: Swish and Swipe <BR> <BR> Routines <BR> <BR> * Morning Routine: <BR> - Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth <BR> - Make Bed <BR> - Swish & Swipe <BR> - Empty Dishwasher <BR> - Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away) <BR> - Check Your Calendar <BR> - Check Your Control ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:20:30 EST July Challenge: July FORTH! <em>186</em> <em>312</em> <em>182</em> <em>185</em> <em>57</em> <em>311</em> <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> Don't hold back from reaching your summer health and wellness goals! <BR> <BR> Come join our monthly make-your-own-challenge thread as we figure out together what each of us needs to do to get to that next level! <BR> <BR> In May and June we focused on regaining motivation - tackling one or two areas and really brainstorming about what's holding us back and how to overco... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:33:17 EST Monday Alas. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:46:20 EST Sunday I finally have time to go exercise for the first time in years. I've gone for daily (almost) walks, gone swimming about once a week, and gotten some movement from frequent construction activity. <BR> <BR> But today will be a little more intense. Off to the YMCA now, it is only about 5 minutes away. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:27 EST Cereal Killers Video, Free until Jul 4, Very Good One hour long. Enjoy: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2014/06/28/cereal-killers-movi<BR>e.aspx?e_cid=20140628Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_<BR>source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_conten<BR>t=art1&utm_campaign=20140628Z1&et_cid=<BR>DM51229&et_rid=568660734 </link> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:22:33 EST Back again! Hello everyone! I joined the team back in April thinking I was ready to go low carb, but I absolutely wasn't. I am back and beginning Atkins induction on Monday June 30th! <BR> <BR> My husband and I welcomed our son back in February of 2013. I am looking forward to shedding the baby weight and then some, and getting back to my trim figure before my husband and I try for baby #2! <BR> <BR> See you around! :) Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:22:14 EST ISO homemade Jello recipe w/NO faux food I'm needing to make my own Jello with gelatin. I am looking for flavoring. Some use kool aid but I want it to be natural. I also don't want to use juice. Is there anything out there to use that meets this criteria? I have used True Lime packets but it takes a lot of them. I was thinking maybe and extract? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your ideas! <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:59:56 EST Saturday I just got invited to the World of Warcraft beta test yesterday, so guess where I'LL be all day, lol! That is, until I get fed up with the constant restarts and server crashes.... <BR> <BR> Have a great day, all! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:44:06 EST FRIDAY! Let's GOoooooooooo! Hugs to all! Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:21:53 EST Spine problems! Need advice.... I just got upsetting news that I have arthritis in my spine and hip. Bone spurs on my spine and spinal stenosis. I've been having weird pain down my leg and in my groin. Like sciatica in the front. It has affected my workouts and my life since November. I thought at first it was the new spin bikes at the Y. I kept thinking I had pulled a muscle, but even if I rested I'd have problems. I could barely walk some days. I do spin, yoga, Pilates, swimming, walking, conditioning. I am only 49... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:52:11 EST Sauteed Button Mushrooms Sauteed Button Mushrooms <BR> Ingredients <BR> 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 3 pounds whole small button mushrooms, wiped clean <BR> 3 tablespoons butter <BR> Gray sea salt <BR> 1 tablespoon minced garlic <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped <BR> 4 tablespoons lemon juice <BR> 1 cup chicken stock <BR> 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> In a large skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Add the mushrooms. Do ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:48:13 EST Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad (carb friendly) Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad <BR> <BR> This salad only gets better as it sits and marinates in the fridge..... <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 head broccoli, chopped about 4 cups <BR> 1 head cauliflower, chopped about 4 cups <BR> 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt <BR> 1 cup fat free sour cream <BR> 1/2 cup Splenda <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled about 8 slices <BR> 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> Mix yo... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:56:47 EST Thursday Already?! Darn I have to go back to work tomorrow night! I picked up a few extra shifts to get some extra cash - no overtime, though, since a couple are at another facility and one at my main hospital is on a new pay week. So I work Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. I only have Wednesday and Friday off. Wednesday is DH's birthday but I have to stay on nightshift mode so I have to sleep until noon-ish that day but he is fine with that. He just wants to hang... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:02:37 EST Wednesday It is Wednesday, isn't it? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:36:21 EST Thoughts and/or Comments I starting Atkins, again this passed Monday and for the first time ever I started tracking my food which I find very helpful (go figure). <BR> <BR> My issue should be filed under the TMI category I'm sure but here goes it. I have type 2 diabetes and I take metformin and an unfortunate side effect of the drug especially if you eat more fat is diarrhea. I usually take phyllium husk twice dally and that seems to help. However since I have been tracking I have discovered it has 8 carbs per serv... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:34:16 EST Anyone start Atkins when close to goal weight? I started Atkins induction last week and have been in ketosis for a few days. Most success stories or posts on Atkins forums will boast 15, 20+ pound losses in the first month, but my starting point is different than most of these cases. I've been dieting and exercising for over a year and have already lost almost 60 pounds, so I'm not expecting the same big numbers and water weight loss as a new dieter. <BR> <BR> I went from 190 (obese) to low 130s (normal) and would still like to lose aro... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:45:56 EST Tuesday Been a crazy weekend for me. I was so tired when I got home from work Monday morning that I slept until 5, ate a little and watched 3 episodes of Star Trek... then back to sleep until I woke at 730 this morning. My body was exhausted and needed a break. I would have slept right through if DH hadn't woken me up to eat. Undoubtedly I was getting clammy and my hands were shaking in my sleep. I never realized I did that but he said I do whenever I haven't eaten in a while. My mother mentioned the... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:06:00 EST Low carb site on line, just ordered <BR> <BR> I have already tried their paleo bread and liked it (1 net carb per slice) and just ordered their chocolate, noodles, rice, and cookies. The items are pricey, but all very low carb (or carb free) and gluten free. Some items are sugar free as well. Worth a look at their site. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:56:03 EST Monday We had a nephew move in yesterday. He is from another city. We went shopping yesterday and he chose things for himself. He is not eating low carb. So some things came in the house, like white rice. <BR> <BR> Zero temptation as we've been low carb for so long. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:53:23 EST to POETICJUSTUS Did you start Saturday as planned? How's it going? Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:59:24 EST Sunday Woke up about 4:45 and finally gave up and got up about 5:15. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Are pretty much ready to go. Still have to get everything in the car, but at least it's ready to do so. I think we've gathered up everything we need, clothes are packed and suitcases ready, etc. We're planning to leave right after lunch and should get to Pendleton, OR or so tonight (about 6 hours), then on to the lake tomorrow (another 5 or 6 hours). Shouldn't be too bad. <BR> <BR> There's no internet access at the... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:42:11 EST Gravy? I love roast chicken and gravy, or roast beef and gravy.... whatever. I don't need the mashed (although I love the taste of...) <BR> <BR> But I have always used flour to thicken the gravy, then switched to corn starch to eliminate the gluten. <BR> <BR> Last week I cooked a whole bird, took the meat off the bones and chopped it up, used thyme, parsley, etc, and thickened with corn starch. A few slices of tomato and cucumber on the side and was good to go. <BR> <BR> Now I want to cut th... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:25:41 EST New today Hi, just checking in to see how you use SparkPeople and low carb together, I was doing Atkins for awhile last year and was 15 lbs successful, but I got tired of it and gained it all back. Although I must say there were things I really liked about it Atkins, I'm trying to follow SparkPeople recommendations but wonder if I could do some kind of hybrid plan. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:56:45 EST Wheat, carbs, diets and allergies? How do you know if you have a problem with eating wheat or carbs and if that is what's keeping you from losing weight? What would the symptoms be? For me, I'm a very "allergicy" "puffy" person in general. I have real allergies to dogs, some cats, rabbits, strong smells like perfume, cigarettes, animal bedding and foods like fruits with skins on them (I can eat some once peeled), raw carrots, nuts with skins ( peanuts are kind of okay). I take a daily inhaler (Advair) as maintenance. After I h... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:57:05 EST Budget low carb We're migrating the food pantry blog to a new site, where the recipes will be searchable. About half of my columns are done now. Click on COOK under the vibrant picture of fresh veggies to get to an index of main categories of recipes, then click on each item in that list for recipes of that type. Most of the recipes are my budget low carb recipes, though not all. Here's a link to the site <link> </link> <BR> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:06:07 EST Saturday A busy day here today. We'll start by going to Winco and getting the produce and stuff for the trip, and then I'm sure there's lots we need to do to get ready. It will be too hot in the garage to pack the car until tomorrow, but there must be things to do. Like laundry, for one thing. <BR> <BR> Anyway, expecting to have a good day today, and hoping you are too! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:59:25 EST FRIDAY! YIPPEEE! Rain . . . rain . . . go away . . . Come again some other day! . . . What we learned as a child still serves me today! Ready . . . Set . . . GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:01:05 EST I'm going dairy-free for a while Yes, I'm actually going to try this - for a little while. I have been very frustrated about my fasting blood sugar levels that are sometimes up to 115 and I am beginning to suspect that eating dairy my somehow affect my body's ability to make insulin, although I tested negative for two types of autoimmune issues that can cause diabetes. <BR> If my fasting blood sugar levels improve I may try adding some dairy back in, in the form of ghee, then goat cheese etc. <BR> <BR> Birgit Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:18:03 EST Thursday Subject: weighing a blueberry <BR> <BR> Breakfast included a dessert today. 100 g of Greek yogurt (3.4 g of carbs) a squirt of berry flavoured Mio mixed in and 10 (count 'em) blueberries. <BR> <BR> Somehow a box of blueberries made it into my fridge. I have no idea how, and they break my 6% rule. Blueberries are 12% net carbs by weight. <BR> <BR> It's tough weighing a blueberry, so I counted 100 berries, weighed them, 150 grams, that is 1.5 grams per berry, my 10 berries were then 15 gram... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:46:46 EST "Do Your Workouts Feel Like a Chore?" From Mark's Daily Apple: <BR> <BR> Evolution tends to reinforce healthy, beneficial behaviors that improve the survival of members of a species by making them enjoyable. Sex, sleep, socializing, and animal fat either feel good, taste good, and sometimes feel and taste good at the same time not “just because” but because they are necessary components of a healthy, (re)productive lifestyle. And it’s not just the act that feels good. Evolution has also reinforced the anticipation of the behavio... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:57:01 EST Healthy "low carb" cheeseburger recipe Did anyone see that? The LC caught my eye. I looked it over- doesn't seem a bit high carb given the ingredients? I ran this: <BR> Ingredients: <BR> Ground beef, lean, 4 oz (remove) <BR> Onions, raw, .33 medium (2-1/2" dia) (remove) <BR> Celery, raw, 3 stalk, large (11"-12" long) (remove) <BR> Portabella Mushrooms, 100 grams (remove) <BR> Cheddar Cheese, 2 slice (1 oz) (remove) <BR> Red Ripe Tomatoes, 2 slice, medium (1/4" thick) (remove) <BR> Romaine Lettuce (salad), 4 inner leaf (remove) <BR... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:52:08 EST Wednesday Good morning, all! <BR> <BR> I'm still struggling to find my happy; it seems to be missing this week. Definitely feels hormonal, cause I have absolutely nothing to be depressed or anxious about. Stupid hormones. <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I'm trying some Pollyanna techniques to cheer myself up. Here's one: I'm so happy that the kids are on summer break. My mornings are so much easier and more productive when I'm not rustling their butts, or living on their deadlines. Yay! <BR> <B... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:17:43 EST More meddling from the FDA - this time it's cheese Got this link in my email today. What's next?!? The best cheeses are ALWAYS aged this way! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2%80%99t-know-about-farming-and-food-c<BR>ould-fill-an-encyclopedia/ </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:25:23 EST Tuesday Woke up WAAAY too early. Will probably be ready to go back to bed about time to get up. <BR> <BR> Have to get the house ready for the cleaning lady this morning. Mostly a matter of washing a few dishes. Need to get my hair cut some time this week and need to get a few toiletries. It rained yesterday so maybe we can get out and pull some weeds. Oh joy. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:52:29 EST New to the team and lifestyle change! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Lauren. I am 26 years old and just found out that a small medical problem has turned into more. I was diagnosed with PCOS and Fatty Liver disease when I was 18 and started to gain weight. I went from 135 pounds to 180 pounds within a few short months. I then shot up to 200 pounds and stayed at that weight until I was 25. I then met my husband in May of 2013 and as all new relationships go I started to put on a few extra pounds here and there. In March 2014 I had ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:50:24 EST Monday - never mind - duplicate Duplicate Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:13:34 EST Monday I went bounding upstairs this morning and told Mom that I'm finally feeling fit and well and have energy and I'm ready to start helping get things ready for our trip! Then proceeded to put teabag in a cup of water and put it in the fridge to brew. Don't you just love Mondays? <BR> <BR> Went to Winco and got a bunch of groceries for the trip and started putting together the stuff we'll take. Either Mom is going to be surprised when we end up having to buy lots more food or I'm going to be sur... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:09:53 EST Suggestions for Brown Bag Lunches My DD#2 is starting Induction today. She works as a Day Camp Counselor and will need to take a brown bag lunch every day (no fridge, just an ice pack in her lunch bag). <BR> <BR> Today I packed cold cuts, cheeses, celery, and nuts in "snack" sized ziplocks. <BR> <BR> I need ideas to pack for her lunches.......please help! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:09:31 EST Sunday Don't think we have anything planned for today except getting me some more bottled water. I drink about a gallon a day, so need to buy lots! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:24:45 EST Macronutrients - percentages, grams, or both? So on certain days my protein is really high because I don't eat like I should. But my fat percentages ARE at 70% or higher. I was at 2800 calories, 31g net carbs, 210g fat, and 189g protein. Yeah, I know... that's a LOT of protein. I'm ashamed <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I can't see eating more fat balancing the too much protein but I just wanted an opinion on this since I know you guys know this! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:10:04 EST SATURDAY My blood sugar this morning was back down to 7.1 mmol/L. (128 mg/dL) <BR> <BR> No meds. A few days ago I was doing renovation work and didn't have time to eat properly and ate 3 Atkins bars (19 grams of carbs each) in addition to some other carbs, probably bringing me to near 100. My morning BS then was 8.7 mmol/L. ( 157 mg/dL). <BR> <BR> Yes 90 grams of carbs is too much for me. <BR> <BR> James Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:35:39 EST Time Magazine: Eat Butter <link><BR>35825844/Ending%20the%20War%20on%20Fat<BR>.pdf </link> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:42:54 EST High Carb Caveman After noting how hard it is to eat 50 Net Carbs, eating lower glycemic carbs from fruits, and veggies, I wrote a blog, and decided to do a thread here that I think will be fun. <BR> <BR> The idea being, that on a 2000 calorie diet, we need 50 % carbs ( 1000 calories or 250 grams ). <BR> <BR> So in the beginning.. or after we crawled out of the primordial ooze...there was a caveman. He needs a name first, so I welcome suggestions, and then we need to give him a diet rich in carbohydrates, ... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:30:29 EST Uh-oh! It's Friday the 13th! <BR> <BR> Not much going on out here. I haven't felt well since I got here. Not seriously not feeling well, just feeling yucky. Somewhat better today. <BR> <BR> Connie, I expect to hear that you cancelled all your lessons today and instead spent your time getting a massage! Or massages! <BR> <BR> SL, I'm a bit confused. Is the music part - does it have built in music players - or is it two different things that you're putting together? At any rate, way to go! <BR> <... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:43:00 EST Great Rhubarb Recipe? My friend is trying to stay LC when visiting her mom and she insists on making rhubarb pie. I'm thinking if she brings a recipe with her for a LC dessert she can make that instead and her mom will have to oblige. Any favorites? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:11:06 EST New to Group Hello! I am new to this group - looking for motivation and strength as I get back on a low-carb lifestyle. A few years ago I lost about 40 pounds doing a medically supervised low calorie, high protein, low carb diet and I felt so awesome. Then, of course, I took a trip out of state and it all went downhill. I gained it all back plus like an extra 20 lbs. So I have been yo-yoing ever since and I am just done with it! I know that carbs are not a friend of my waistline so I really just need to d... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:06:21 EST Thursday What a start to the 'day'! I stayed up all night so I could flip back to night shift mode to work this weekend... but I wanted to go out for a short 20 minutes walk this morning to enjoy the nice weather and hear the birds sing... what I found was a skunk on our side porch! The darn thing sprayed my porch, too! Now I gotta get DH to get hydrogen peroxide and baking soda so I can spray the porch and get rid of the smell. I was wondering why my cat was meowing at the door but I just figured ano... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:41:26 EST Low-carb and physiological insulin resistance I just came across this link researching why my A1c level does not drop on a very low-carb diet. Go to the bottom of the page to see all the articles linked. <BR> Any input/discussion welcome. <BR> I'm hoping to read a lot about this to find out if there is any possibility that a somewhat high A1c is not a problem on a ketogenic diet. <BR> <link><BR>sistance/ </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:25:25 EST Starting Over with Atkins I'm new to this board. Last year I lost 35# using Atkins, but during the winter, I was managing a major project at work and let the stress derail my efforts and have gained everything back. So here I go again. I'm so glad to have found this board on SparkPeople. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:11:28 EST Wednesday Arrived safe and sound at Mom's house about midnight, or about 2 am my time. Had a good trip but extremely carby. I ate things I haven't eaten in years, but at least I enjoyed them. Better than eating carbs that you don't enjoy. But even better to not eat them. <BR> <BR> Was probably in bed by 1 am, and boy did I ever sleep! Woke up expecting it to be about 4 am for my usual 6 am potty break, and it was 8 o'clock! 10 o'clock my time. Was really tempted to go back to bed again after dozing on... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:26:33 EST Tuesday It rained last night and I didn't even know it. I'm glad. The yards and gardens need it, and I put down a bunch of straw as mulch last night and the rain will help it to stay put. <BR> <BR> I leave in just 5 hours! Leave from home, that is. A friend is driving me to where I pick up the shuttle, then half an hour going to all the other stops here in town (mine is, of course, the first!) and an hour to Indy, then sit around the airport for three hours. Fly from here to Salt Lake City, sit aro... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:21:27 EST 27 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make This Summer <link><BR>summer-recipes </link> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 17:38:10 EST Monday Lots to do today to get ready to leave. Woke up early and promptly sat down at the computer. I did just get up and put some clothes in the drier so I'm sort of multi-tasking at the moment - doing laundry and playing on the computer! <BR> <BR> Have some errands to run today. I need to make a list of them so I don't forget anything. Have to pack; I think I can get everything but my carry-on packed today and then just have to do the carry-on tomorrow. Usually by now I would have a packing list ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:56:06 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone, I'm new to SparkPeople (kinda) and am back in weight loss mode again. The only way I've ever lost weight in my life is by eating low carb and maintaining low carb. Over the last two years I've re-married and my weight has slowly crept up due to poor eating choices. I'm happy to meet you all and excited to be part of the team! <BR> <BR> I enjoy crochet, wine, and am a foodie (hence my issue - duh!). I go jogging and do yoga and love to visit gardens, collect art, and travel w... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 11:05:14 EST Help! Tips on adjusting I have been low-carb since April and lost 21 pounds (South Beach) with 26 pounds to go. I am in Phase 2 of South Beach, so I am allowed carbs in limited amounts. I hadn't been eating them often, but recently felt pressure from media and people around me in general to be "normal", which meant eating large amounts of carbs like "everyone else". The problem is that I overate carbs in my attempt to prove how normal I could be, and though I only gained 1.4 pounds..I still know that getting a bunch... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:59:57 EST Sunday Happy Sunday, everyone! <BR> <BR> It rained last night, which is very good. Might rain some more today, which is also good. Though not for those who have outside activities planned, of course. But we really really need the rain. And it wasn't a downpour, which makes it even better. <BR> <BR> Yard work this morning, getting the garden bed in the front of the house put to bed since I won't be using it, or at least not until the middle of next month. If then. A young couple I know from Korea ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:18:58 EST overcooking HB eggs?? I forgot my eggs, and they boiled for 25 minutes. Normally I do them 15. I plan to mix them with mayo for lunch, but wondering if cooking them longer is a problem health-wise, or if they become too rubbery maybe. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any experience with this? Sat, 7 Jun 2014 11:06:04 EST Children and Consumerism- Then vs Now I came across this amazing video in Dr. Mercola's latest newsletter how companies targeting children are a big reason for the diabetes/obesity/ADHD/ depression problems in youth today. Brand recognition and placement. Somewhat off topic but does implicate the food industry... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t=58 </link> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:26:39 EST SATURDAY 'morning, Everyone! <BR> <BR> After the past several, gloriously warm and sunny days (surprise for England!), we are clouding up and expecting a huge storm. The weather forecast even has warnings out. <BR> <BR> It's nearing 8 am here, and have had the dogs out to the park behind our home. (I even managed to sleep in until 7 am!) So the day is starting out well. <BR> <BR> ...especially since I was super low carb yesterday. FINALLY! No sugar, wheat, fruit or anything high carb at all. An... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 02:58:22 EST How much weight have you lost this year? Wow! Everyone here seems to have their ducks in order with this low carb lifestyle. I am so there with you all! The food ideas that were discussed sound soooo yummy! I get excited about all the weight that will be lost while doing low carbs! How much weight have you lost this year? I have lost 19 pounds while doing lower carbs but then stopped but I am back on it! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:36:02 EST Friday Cats were quiet last night, so got a good night's sleep. I needed it! <BR> <BR> Handyman is coming this morning to replace a downspout. Then errands this morning and bridge this afternoon. Maybe yard work this evening. Spent about an hour last night on yard work and could hardly move afterward! Feel much better this morning. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday and a great weekend, everyone! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 07:31:59 EST Lunch ideas that don't require reheating I work in the field several days per week and will go see clients back to back at their house. I try to pack a lunch these days but I am getting bored of the same old thing. I don't have access to a microwave or anything to reheat what I bring with me. I do have a cooler though to keep the food fresh. <BR> <BR> I have been taking cut up veggies, lunch meat with cheese, salads, etc. but looking for something different. Any ideas for anyone that has been in this situation before? There has to... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:27:04 EST THURSDAY A bit after 7 am here -- been up for an hr and a half. Took the dogs to the park behind our house and am checking personal emails etc before digging into work (I am at the office already). <BR> <BR> Yesterday's food was much better, although not perfect. Nearly zero carb all day till I got home and found some bread pudding I'd forgotten about. Well, it's gone now and I won't bring any more into the house. On the (very) up side, I did not buy any ice cream, candy, cake, etc, which I'd bee... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:21:11 EST Wednesday A bit of lightning about 3:30 so I checked on the cat to see if she was freaked. No, she was sitting on the patio enjoying the light show! So I went back to bed. Lots of lightning and thunder and rain about 6:00, so I just went ahead and got up. The rain and lightning and thunder are supposed to stop until about 11:00, so I should be able to get out and do the shopping that desperately needs to be done. I could manage without the food part of the shopping, but I'm almost out of toiletries tha... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:00:53 EST Thank you, All! I really believe had I not heard from those who sent me messages/Sparkmail/notes, I would not have been back for lots longer. <BR> <BR> I have gained back nearly all my weight (not to my top weight, but to the highest I've been since joining Spark), and have been experiencing a really tough time emotionally. Facing one's own anger and pain is really hard, and food has been my drug of choice for years. <BR> <BR> That said, I am on NO SUGAR today, to start with. Not even fruit. And although... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:16:20 EST Tuesday Yikes! It's almost 5:00 and no Tuesday thread. <BR> <BR> Did some housework this morning, worked on moving some blog posts to the new blog for the food pantry, and spent almost 3 hours at the animal shelter. A good day. <BR> <BR> Hope your day has been good, too. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:51:12 EST Gary Taubes article from 7/7/2002 <link><BR>what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What if it's all been a big fat lie? Had never read the article before, and happened upon it. Thought others might have read his books, but not the original article. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:28:31 EST Hi everyone I've lost 37 pounds doing South Beach and feel and look so much better. I'd like to lose about 20 more, but find myself dealing with the same 2 pounds over and over, so I hope to find some inspiration here to get momentum back. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 07:07:41 EST Question: What Motivates You? I don't understand something. Why do some people think that they can take pills for their diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., then continue to eat the same unhealthy way that made them sick? Why are only some people motivated to try to be healthy? What motivates you? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 15:39:07 EST Monday It was going to be a busy day, but I decided not to do the morning stuff. I'm on the computer, instead. I do plan on getting out and working in the yard for a while this morning, though. We had a little bit of rain last night. I'm hoping that it was enough that I can pull weeds. <BR> <BR> Then I'll pick a bunch of mint and gather up some other things to take to the food pantry (I often feel like I'm using them as a garbage dump when I take stuff I've decluttered from around the house, but so... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 10:51:32 EST Interesting article, with short video <link><BR>-meal-plan-and-menu/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sums up low carb quite nicely in the article, and why we don't eat properly, in the video. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:44:31 EST Interesting info on dairy <link><BR>hf96W9k </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:24:39 EST What's your food budget? June Challenge A strange month for me food budget wise. I'll only be here for 9-1/2 days, then will spend the rest of the month and the first week or so of next month in Idaho with Mom. She'll provide the food, I'll take her out a couple of times. I want to use up all of the fresh stuff before I leave, so in the best of all possible worlds I wouldn't spend any money on food before I leave. I'd just clean out the fridge and eat from the freezer and pantry. However, although this is a pretty good world we hav... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 16:36:29 EST FlyLady June Challenge: June 30 Today is Sunday - Renew Your Spirit <BR> <BR> Next week we are in: <BR> Zone 1 - The Front Porch/Entrance/Dining Room <BR> <BR> June Habit of the Month: Drink Your Water <BR> <BR> Routines <BR> <BR> * Morning Routine: <BR> - Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth <BR> - Make Bed <BR> - Swish & Swipe <BR> - Empty Dishwasher <BR> - Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away) <BR> - Check Your Calendar <BR> - Check Your Control Journal <BR> <BR> * What's For Dinner? <BR>... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:36:14 EST Sunday Maybe I've been asleep at the wheel but did they change our team page? The old format listed topics, recipes etc and I can't figure it out. And I never knew we had a Team Wall. When did that happen?? <BR> <BR> Anyway I'm starting anew, being the First of June and all. Some yardwork and tracking/journaling. The weight has crept up but I'm blaming the dog. She only eats pot pies and TV dinners now (okay...she's just turned 15, I say if that's the only thing she'll eat, so be it..) Hard to sa... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:28:01 EST New I am new to low carb diet. How low should you go? I also want to make sure I get enough fiber Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:18:52 EST Sunday For some reason (and definitely not a good one!) I stayed up until 2:00 am last night. I am not a night person. I am very groggy this morning. I should probably have stayed in bed instead of getting up at 8:30. Or rather, I should have gone back to bed after getting up to go to the bathroom! <BR> <BR> I have people coming over this afternoon for bridge, so I need to get the kitchen cleaned up since we will be playing in the dining room which is right off the end of the kitchen with no wall o... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 09:48:19 EST Low carb BEYOND Induction. One thing I see a lot of here, and elsewhere is people doing Induction, and loving the rapid weight loss, and afraid to move on. They think that if they stay at 20 grams a day, that they will just enjoy rapid weight loss all the way to goal. <BR> <BR> The problem is that LCHF is more than just weight loss. It is a lifestyle change AS WELL AS a diet. Yes, it is a diet, and weight loss will happen, but if you intend to stay on it forever ( you should ), then you need to move on to OWL, Pre-Ma... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 06:59:39 EST Ideas for using mint? My dear friend just dropped off mint. I like to make Kafta but am looking for ideas for the ton of mint I have. <BR> thanks! Sat, 31 May 2014 17:23:28 EST Saturday Just got back from the Farmers Market. There's a new vendor there with pastured pork. I got some pork chops to try them out. They look good - lots of fat! I may get a bunch when they butcher in the fall. And they use a butcher that will - for a whole lot more! - scald the pigs instead of skinning them. That way I can get the skin and the ears and the feet. Especially the skin and feet, though the feet make really good bone broth. <BR> <BR> Time for a quick shower before heading for the libr... Sat, 31 May 2014 10:52:55 EST Grain Brain synopsis I've started a chapter by chapter synopsis of Dr. Perlmutter's book on the Grain Brain team, so, rather than cross post here I'm just putting a link to the book forum there: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard.asp?board=27330x61497 </link> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:41:21 EST Food Addiction <link><BR>-food-addiction/ </link> <BR> This is a good article. I am going to take the test. I have a feeling that I am a food addict. I think Gary Taubes theories do fit into this as well regarding why we get fat and what makes us overeat, etc. Fri, 30 May 2014 11:51:00 EST Friday Glad your boss is ok, Kris. And back to work on Monday? Wow! <BR> <BR> A busy day today. I tutor a woman from South Korea in ESL this morning, then will take some gardening stuff and some cooking stuff and some books to the food pantry. (I feel like I'm dumping my trash on them, but they seem to want the stuff either to use themselves or to let clients take, so it's a much better way to declutter than putting stuff in the garbage or taking it to Goodwill.) Then I'll go to the animal shelter ... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:20:06 EST Seeking what make the body age article <link><BR>922/unc-chapel-hill-team-presents.html </link> <BR> <BR> It specifically says that they did NOT find evidence of fat in the diet contributing to aging. Fri, 30 May 2014 06:58:28 EST Advice needed So one component of my lack of being able to stay low carb is that my husband is of the mindset that we should eat what we want and just exercise. He cannot understand not eating whatever junk food he wants and not losing weight because when he was in high school he did not have a driver license. Thus he walked everywhere. That meant ten to twenty mile walks three to four days a week. He got slim when he did that and he ate whatever he wanted then which included eating five or six Hershey bar... Fri, 30 May 2014 02:50:43 EST Saturated fat/media/Nina Teicholz <link><BR>-americans-being-fed-misinformation-ab<BR>out-fatty-foods </link> <BR> <BR> Saw Ms. Teicholz on Stossel while channel surfing, and Googled her. Guess she is a guest on Fox News a lot. I don't watch Fox News, but I was happy to see this on the news, even if it was just cable news. The word is getting out, even if I am not so sure the hosts believed her. Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:18 EST Obesity <link><BR>a-sci-sn-global-obesity-crisis-lancet-<BR>20140529-story.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> " Perhaps this was the most depressing finding in the entire 16-page report: “No countries had significant decreases in obesity in the past 33 years.” <BR> <BR> Maybe they should look for another solution..??? Thu, 29 May 2014 21:00:20 EST Thursday For some reason my laptop won't talk to the internet, either wireless or wired. My kindle works just fine, though. I'm going to make sure it's all backed up and then take it back to best buy and see if they can fix it. <BR> <BR> I have a bunch of stuff to take to the food pantry as part of mr decluttering. I'll do that on my way to play bridge. After that I'll work at the library for a couple of hours. The summer reading progam starts this week and it can get pretty wild as kids come in and ... Thu, 29 May 2014 11:06:30 EST Optimal Percentages.... Help please! I like the new Spark feature on the Food Tracker where it shows the percentages of protein/fats/carbs consumed each day. But I'm wondering what are the optimal percentages??? <BR> Mine seems to be holding pretty steady with <BR> 25% protein -- 50-60g <BR> 25% carbs (gross not net) 50-60g <BR> 50% fat 75-100g <BR> <BR> Is this a good percentage ratio? Please HELP!!! Wed, 28 May 2014 15:29:45 EST Wednesday Not a lot going on here today. I'll pick up a new cat/kitten today. I took the last one back yesterday and the guy in charge of the foster program wasn't there to give me a new one. I talked to one of the women who works in the Special Care Unit and she said that there are at least two that could use a temporary home. One isn't eating (I sure wish that would rub off on me!) and the other has an eye infection. Or Virgil may decide one of the others needs to be lavished with love for a while. ... Wed, 28 May 2014 07:14:48 EST TUESDAY May 27th YIKES! May is almost gone . . . whooooooooooosh! Breathe in . . . breathe out! Tue, 27 May 2014 10:28:43 EST I'm back. Several years ago I was on this team but I started to have some kidney problems and got scared so I quit the team. <BR> <BR> Well over the years I have gained, and gained, and gained. I know I have to cut out all starches, and I have reduced them to maybe one or two days a week. This is a real coup for me, considering I used to eat them every day, Given my diabetes, this is a GOOD thing! <BR> <BR> But I still have problems trying to get enough fat. I have so many allergies, and there a... Tue, 27 May 2014 09:31:54 EST Monday Good morning! I'm up early to drive Kyle to school for band. They have 2 parades today. Sadly, we're a family that universally dislikes parades, so we never go to watch them. Meh. <BR> <BR> Have a bunch of clerical things to do today, mostly for Kyle. Lots of forms to be signed. Otherwise, I'm just planning to putter and put away. There are still a few things floating around the dining room that haven't found homes yet - Max's junk mostly. By bedtime tonight we should be back to Flying again... Mon, 26 May 2014 08:30:19 EST Sunday Yesterday I noticed little tiny starts of trees growing out of the drain that the downspout drains into. It's a Y shaped drain thingy, and one of the downspouts came out very easily. I cleaned lots of dirt and junk out of the drain and then couldn't get the downspout back in. I even tried a shoehorn and couldn't get it back. So I asked them at Lowe's this morning. They were very helpful and nice. The first person didn't know what I was talking about so asked someone else. Ditto. So she asked ... Sun, 25 May 2014 10:22:41 EST salad dressings What are your favorite low carb high fat salad dressings? <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 15:27:19 EST Saturday Where is everybody? Sat, 24 May 2014 11:42:54 EST New Member to Group I am a new member to this group, however not new to low carb lifestyle. Back in the early 80's I lost 35 lbs with a low carb lifestyle (back when low carb was not accepted and most doctors said it was unhealthy). However, slowly, after a couple of years I gave in to pressure of the family and the mass media and began began trying low fat and eventually binge eating (mostly simple carbs). I recently decided to take control on my life and health and tried tracking, counting calories and eating ... Sat, 24 May 2014 07:49:17 EST More fat, less protein Hello again. <BR> In my last thread WOUBBIE kindly posted a link to the keto calculator <BR> <BR> Till now i have never logged in anything but carbs, since that's what Atkins calls for. <BR> then i tried the calculator, logged in my nutrition(didn't log in the butter or oil i cook with) and found out that my protein was over the limit, while my fat was way below. The thing is, i don't know how to get fat without protein, I mostly get my fat content from m... Sat, 24 May 2014 01:05:48 EST FRIDAY, 5/23 YIPPEE! Ready . . . Set . . . GO . .. Here comes a long Weekend Holiday for the United States! <BR> <BR> Please post & keep it REAL! Be Safe! Fri, 23 May 2014 10:58:51 EST New to Team, Sort of Hi All, I've been here in the past, very long time ago. Glad to be back. <BR> <BR> I was told by my doctor that I need to cut out all white foods, white pastas, white rice, white breads and sugars. I tried to find a team related to no white foods, but Living Low Carb seems to be the closest I could get to it. <BR> <BR> While I'm not doing Atkins, I am eating whole grains, just not a lot of them. A slice or two of whole grain bread or a few whole grain crackers each day is about my limit o... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:43:29 EST FlyLady Musing: From Super-sized to Downsized I realize that this isn't low carb related, but it was such a good essay I couldn't resist posting it anyway. Any ideas on how this can be related to food choices? FlyLady DOES have a book called "Body Clutter".... <BR> <BR> Morning Musing: From Super-sized to Downsized <BR> <BR> Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> We have been living a supersized lifestyle for a very long time. We have homes with lots of closets, big garages and spacious basements. We even drive big cars that bring home more stuff. T... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:22:58 EST should I move on to next stage? Hello there, <BR> <BR> So i've done 4 weeks of induction. I lost 6 pounds in the first two weeks, and then only 1 pound in the second week. I was planning to move on to owl by now, but now I'm wondering If i need a little bit more induction. I am honestly kind of bored of induction, i really crave nuts and fruits, but i can take a couple more weeks of it, if it will make a difference. <BR> <BR> So what do you guys think, should I stay in induction? and if yes, how long should I stay? Fri, 23 May 2014 03:32:05 EST Thursday Wow, did we really not start a daily thread yesterday? I must have been in an all-day daze. <BR> <BR> Can't wait for the long weekend. I actually forgot that I had Monday off until, like, yesterday. I wish I could always work a 4 day week. I would GLADLY work 4 10-hour days to have the blessings of three days off a week, even if they weren't always consecutive. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my house really needs a gigantic picking up session. I've been shifting things in and out of the closets, and in ... Thu, 22 May 2014 08:52:25 EST Hi Low carb controls my diabetes Hypoglycemic as kid <BR> two gestational diabetic pregnancies <BR> diagnosed type 2 in 2000. Used Dr. Berstein <BR> diabetes under control <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:14:28 EST Sweden First Western Nation to Reject Low-Fat here's a fairly good little article. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:35:00 EST Calling all Nutrition Nerds! Homo Optimus? <link><BR>/2012/08/23/the-optimal-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thoughts on this guy? Dr. Jan Kwasniewski Wed, 21 May 2014 13:54:09 EST Tuesday Cloudy today, but it's supposed to get up into the 80s. Speaking of which, I should get up and open the doors and windows. <BR> <BR> Woke up about 5:30, dozed until about 6:30, then got up. Did my morning exercises and my regular morning cleaning, then did six 15-minute housekeeping sessions a la FlyLady. What a difference 15 minutes makes! I really really really want to have the house in order when I leave for a month. Yikes! Just three weeks from today! I'd better keep with it. <BR> <BR... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:21:30 EST Monday - 5/19/2014 Well today, I am feeling Renewed & ready to make today a GREAT DAY!! <BR> <BR> I am going to make HEALTHY CHOICES TODAY!! I am working out today when I get off from work, laid my workout clothes last night - NO EXCUSES TODAY!! <BR> <BR> Weighed in this morning at 241.8. <BR> <BR> Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!! Mon, 19 May 2014 07:55:38 EST Doing Induction Now Anyone doing Induction? Let's do it together! Any ideas, questions, problems, successes... Sun, 18 May 2014 15:51:05 EST You are going to the grocery store And you are on induction. What should you stock up on? Sun, 18 May 2014 14:45:34 EST How do you... How do you make separate meals for yourself when on a limited budget? Do you simply not eat part of what your family eats or make a separate meal? Sun, 18 May 2014 14:21:46 EST Sunday It's supposed to be mostly sunny today (it's nice and bright and beautiful out at the moment), but only up to the mid 60s. Then it's supposed to warm back up to normal next week. <BR> <BR> The church is having a picnic this afternoon, and I signed up to go, but I'm dithering now. I woke up with a cold. Just not sure a picnic is the thing to do. I need to decide soon, though, since it's a potluck and I'm supposed to take a salad for 12 people! Sun, 18 May 2014 10:26:06 EST Saturday topic - it's never too late to start! Lounging today, not accomplishing much, but Sparking quite a bit here and there. Gonna go play Elder Scrolls Online with my sis pretty soon. See you all in the morning! Sat, 17 May 2014 20:03:36 EST Hi, my name is Rania Hey there, <BR> I'm on my third week of Atkins, thought I'd join your team, could use the support ^^ Sat, 17 May 2014 10:18:49 EST Worth Trying I have about 80 pounds to lose and this lifestyle seems to fit most with how I live anyway. I am not a huge fan of breads or potatoes and won't miss the fruit either. <BR> <BR> For those of you long-timers, what tripped you up when you first got started on Atkins? Fri, 16 May 2014 17:21:26 EST Cheesy Cauliflower Patties I made these last night and they are pretty darn tasty and SUPER easy!! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> * 1 head of large cauliflower <BR> * 2 large eggs <BR> * 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded <BR> * 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or less) <BR> * salt <BR> * olive oil <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1.) Cut cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. <BR> 2.) Mash cauliflower while still warm. Stir in cheese, eggs, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste. <BR> ... Fri, 16 May 2014 12:42:37 EST Friday It finally hit me that if I'm leaving in less than four weeks and will be gone for a month (going back to Idaho for a one week family reunion at Priest Lake in Northern Idaho and will spend the rest of the time helping Mom get ready and helping her recover), I'd better start getting ready! Not packing, but getting the house cleaned up and whatever is going to be done outside done. If it ever stops raining that is, regarding the outside! <BR> <BR> Tutoring session this morning, then house cle... Fri, 16 May 2014 07:36:28 EST Thursday Anyone see this in the Spark emails this morning? Definitely good enough to cross-post: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666232 </link> <BR> <BR> Have a lot of dumb little things on my plate today. I was inclined to be grumpy this morning, and then I listened to the morning world news and snapped out of it. I have NOTHING to complain of. Nothing. At all. Even my achy tooth will be taken care of this afternoon. Even if I miss that finan... Thu, 15 May 2014 08:55:00 EST Hi! My name is Krisstee... :) So, I'm on Day 4 of Atkins Induction phase. I've lost 5 lbs as of this morning. :) I did Atkins a while back and lost 55 lbs, but I was in a tough spot and couldn't afford it any longer so i stopped. Well, I have about 80 or so more pounds to lose, so I'm back. It's the only thing that works for me food-wise. If anyone has found a tracker that subtracts fiber from carbs, I'd love to know where to get it! Also, please feel free to message me at any time. I would welcome the company :) Wed, 14 May 2014 10:38:29 EST Food Planner Menu Calculator? I'm wondering if anyone has come across a calculator food planner where you could enter 80% fat, etc. And then it would design a menu for you? I find it hard to keep my fat percentage up and it would be nice to have some more ideas. I have to keep my protein to 80 grams. Wed, 14 May 2014 09:01:14 EST Wednesday I slept really well last night! How delightful! <BR> <BR> Cool and rainy today. And the rest of the week. Fortunately, I don't have much to do today so I don't really care. <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day, everyone! <BR> <BR> Oops! Just dumped over my full 30 ounce glass of water! Scared the cat, though fortunately it didn't land on her. Fortunately because she was on my lap at the time. Sure am glad it wasn't my full cup of tea - with cream! Wed, 14 May 2014 08:20:14 EST Tuesday My plans for today are just to sleep for a while then get up, do housework, and go to work. That will pretty much be the plan until next Tuesday, too. <BR> <BR> What are your plans? Having nice weather? Tue, 13 May 2014 04:17:05 EST Calories How many calories do you try to stick to in a day....Mostly interested in those in Atkins induction or OWL. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:06:42 EST First day Hi, <BR> I don't exactly know where to post's my first day on Atkins induction. I've been on Spark for awhile (joined after I had my second child, who's now 3), and I keep losing and gaining the same 10-15 pounds. I've been reading about paleo, primal, and other low carb plans for months now and decided last week to make the commitment. I am ready to abandon the SAD! I had gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy (not second) and the nutritionist put me on a low-carb plan and th... Mon, 12 May 2014 09:38:59 EST Monday We lucked out last night! There were severe storms in the next counties over, but they missed us. Hope the storms this weekend missed everyone else here, too. We did get some much needed rain, though, which was great. <BR> <BR> Nothing scheduled for today except bridge. And housework. And yard work. And trying to keep Gray Paw from breathing his kitty cold germs right into my face and from sitting on my shoulder with his bottom in my face! <BR> <BR> Have a great day and a great week, every... Mon, 12 May 2014 09:13:20 EST Soups Whenever I work several days in a row or are feeling down or just simply too lazy to cook, I make soup. I put the recipes on SP to help track my nutrition. Most of my stuff is spicy but I make a small pot that is unspicy for my husband by simply leaving out the jalapeno and cayenne and chiles. I will post the links here. Most are low carb and high fat and as they are, pretty spicy. It would be nice if people would post their recipes for soups here, too. I would love to have a single thread fu... Mon, 12 May 2014 01:08:42 EST Blood Ketone Testing So today, for the first time, I tested my Blood Ketones. There are just so many numbers that vary on the sites that I am not quite certain what I should be aiming for. <BR> <BR> I have been on LCHF since Wednesday (4.5 days) and my blood ketones were at 0.4. <BR> <BR> Is that normal progression or do I need to change something? <BR> <BR> I found this website and it seems more... trustable than the others. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/Ketosis-... Sun, 11 May 2014 13:28:18 EST Sunday I just wanted to be the one to start the topic up for once. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Any advice on some soups for Induction? I need to cook a bunch today so I don't have to worry about anything but my veggies this week due to working so much. Any suggestions are greatly appreciate. <em>4</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 01:55:54 EST Saturday Had intended to go to the Farmers Market this morning, but it's been pouring off and on so I think I'll skip it. Which just leaves a couple of hours at the library on my agenda. That and spending lots of quality time with little Gray Paw! She's eating and drinking and peeing and pooping just fine - the first two apparently only when I'm in the room, the last two when I'm not! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 10 May 2014 08:41:39 EST New but not new=) I have been a member of Spark People and this group for a while. I started back in January doing low calorie and Lost a good amount of weight and then put some of it back on. So I made the decision to do Low Carb. One of the things that's bothered me about low carb is the Cholesterol intake you sometimes take in but after reading article after article I am convinced that Sugar is the real reason why most have cholesterol issues. <BR> <BR> I feel a lot better about doing low carb now and fee... Sat, 10 May 2014 08:01:37 EST Optimal Ratios (protein/fat/c rbs/fiber).... Hi everyone! <BR> I need help with the Optimal Ratios for a 1200 calorie plan.....I'm in Maintenance Phase.... <BR> Today my ratios were: <BR> 1250 calories <BR> 70g protein <BR> 86g fat <BR> 58g carbs <BR> 24g fiber <BR> <BR> am I close to being on track? <BR> Fri, 9 May 2014 20:50:55 EST Friday Lots of little things to do today - tutor this morning, return Sabrina to the animal shelter and pick up another cat (Virgil said something about a cat that needs to lose weight. Maybe we'll be dieting together! I have a feeling I'd better be sure that there's nothing on the counters for her to get into!), return the pressure canner to the food pantry (I've decided I'm too lazy to can), return books to the library and pick up ones that are on hold, and return the halter monitor. These are the... Fri, 9 May 2014 09:11:57 EST Hello Hi I'm new to SparkPeople. I'm looking forward to holding myself accountable to getting fit and eating better! Fri, 9 May 2014 07:37:31 EST Thursday I was planning to start with "nothing much planned for today" but when I started to think what IS planned I realized there's really quite a bit! For me, anyway. <BR> <BR> I start with an appointment to get a halter monitor at 8:30. That's to basically get a 24 hour EKG. I'm going to get there early and make sure that it is in network with my insurance! <BR> <BR> I'm playing bridge from 1:00 to about 3:30 and will take a bunch of stuff to the food pantry on my way there or back. Will also go... Thu, 8 May 2014 07:42:30 EST New here/fiber? MAMASHU6BOYS   Hi everyone, I have been a low Carb eater for A couple years. I'm a carb addict so it's been a long time for me to switch from high carb/low fat diets that I "enjoyed" more to low carb that seems to actually make me feel healthier. I have not tried to stay so low as to be in ketosis except for once 15 years ago. I stopped after two weeks because my other undiagnosed health issue was a bigger problem. With that Understood now I'm giving Atkins another try. My first big question ... Wed, 7 May 2014 20:20:23 EST Wednesday I was going to go out shopping today for some retail therapy but decided to stay home, listen to the Diabetes Summit and clean some house. That is also therapy, right? <BR> <BR> I did some gardening yesterday - I can do about 20 minutes before I get completely grossed out by snails and slugs. *shudder* I hate bugs :( We are getting rid of the entire thing and just having grass in the backyard. It is really small anyway. I figure I can do some potted plants/a container garden if I miss ... Wed, 7 May 2014 08:01:04 EST Hi I'm fairly new to SP but have recently re-started Atkins(-ish). I did Atkins about 10-12 yrs ago and lost 50lbs and kept it off! About 3 years ago I did WW and lost an additional 25lbs. I have regained almost 20lbs. UGH! I'm struggling a bit with losing the weight this time around. I already know what the problem is (see my username).....I'm doing good counting my carbs and keeping them low (around 20 nc per day). Nothing processed, mostly cheese, meat, eggs, and veggies. Some SF jello for a ... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:13:58 EST I'm more hungry today. I'm having a day when I'm more hungry than usual. I'm in OWL and can have up to 60 carbs daily. Today I've had 30 carbs, but many more calories than usual. Will eating more calories slow my weight loss if I keep my carbs low? Tue, 6 May 2014 20:45:03 EST World Diabetes Summit 'til May 16; FREE The interviews are free and available for 24 hours. I listened to them yesterday and they are very good. Sign up and enjoy: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 6 May 2014 15:18:49 EST My name is Mandy Hi everyone! My name is Mandy and I've been diabetic for ten years, since I was 24 and pregnant with my first child. I've never been able to quite control it like I should. So I'm trying a low-carb plan to conquer it for good. Tue, 6 May 2014 13:23:46 EST Spark's Tracking carbs for low carb diets I use the Spark tracker to keep track of carbs. I have just realized that the "carbs for low carb diets" option actually ADDS on an extra 5 grams of carb. Doesn't matter what food you add for the day, it's always an extra 5 grams of carb. I added a nutrition bar (3 grams net carb) and it says 8. ANY food. Does the same thing.... <BR> <BR> I'm going to report this as a technical issue... Tue, 6 May 2014 12:03:44 EST Tuesday Whew! I had some heart-related issues last Monday and couldn't get into see my PMP or cardiologist until sometime this week, so I went to the Walk-In Clinic at that practice. I was going to call the cardiology nurse practitioner I saw there but it occurred to me last night that I didn't know if she was in my insurance network. I checked and she wasn't on the list of providers and neither was only doctor that the practice listed as being affiliated with the clinic. I about panicked! What with ... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:51:13 EST Low Carb "Honey" Garlic Chicken Ingredients <BR> <BR> 14 tbsp Nature's Hollow Xylitol honey <BR> 1 tbsp soy sauce <BR> 2 tsp crushed garlic <BR> 14 drumsticks (or 3-4 lbs of drumettes) <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 425 degrees. <BR> Cover a large baking sheet with parchment. Arrange drumsticks on sheet and bake in oven for 30 minutes. <BR> Meanwhile, combine xylitol honey, soy sauce and garlic in a large bowl. <BR> After removing chicken from oven, allow to cool slightly (so you don't burn your self). To... Mon, 5 May 2014 16:10:42 EST 6 foods that have more carb than you think had a good link today. Good reminder for the old hands, good info for newer low carbers. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tp/6-Foods-that-Have-More-Carb-Than-Yo<BR>u-Think.htm?nl=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Nuts and seeds <BR> Cheese <BR> Cream <BR> Some non-starchy veg <BR> Fruit <BR> Condiments Mon, 5 May 2014 15:43:50 EST Monday Hurray for the last day of the Danish Menace! Hope you have a chance for some healing time this week. Leslie. <BR> <BR> I think it's supposed to be nice today. A bit warmer, but a chance of rain. It looks a bit overcast out there, from what I can see. <BR> <BR> A busy day today. I'll leave about 9:30 for some errands, then bridge (if there are enough people - it's drop in and there are only a few of us who play), then more errands, then lunch and bridge this afternoon. Then, weather permit... Mon, 5 May 2014 09:21:31 EST Cheesecake Recipe, yummy! This is my friend's cheesecake recipe. I made it so I wouldn't eat my son's birthday cake. It is delicious! My hubby ended up enjoying it too. <BR> <BR> 2lb (which is 4 packages) full fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia), ideally softened but I always forget to do that <BR> - 3/4 to 1 cup of any flavor DaVinci's or Torini sugar free flavoring, depending on how sweet you like it <BR> - 1 tsp vanilla extract <BR> - 1 tsp lemon juice <BR> - 3 Tbsp full fat sour cream (I like Daisy or Lill... Mon, 5 May 2014 06:48:28 EST Hello! Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Heather and I am on my first day of Induction. I am not a newbie to Atkins at all. Eleven years ago I went from 210 to 140 using Atkins. However, right after losing the weight, I went through a painful divorce. Apparently my husband wanted me to stay heavier so losing the weight was cause for divorce. Anyway, I am now remarried. In 2010 I ended up in ICU due to multiple clots in my legs and lungs. Doctors were surprised I even made it through. Due to many medica... Sun, 4 May 2014 15:34:19 EST Flax Crackers These are a little tricky to make the first time around. The trick is to add just enough water to form a dough that you can roll to 1/8 inch thick. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 cup flax seed meal <BR> 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated <BR> 1 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2 to 3/4 cup water <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. <BR> 2) Spoon onto sheet pan which is covered with a silicone mat or greas... Sun, 4 May 2014 09:27:11 EST What's your food budget? May Challenge I totally blew it in April! Mostly on junk. But I'm back on track for May! Anyone else in with me? My budget is $100 for food for just me, plus eating up stuff I have on hand. I'm going to report in each week. Regular reporting helps when it comes to eating food and it should help when it comes to spending money to buy food, too! Having said that, I need to go back and find my the sales slips. I think I've bought food since the first of the month. Or maybe not. That would just be since Thurs... Sun, 4 May 2014 08:27:14 EST Sunday Another beautiful day today! I love this time of year, when it's warm (I consider the high 60s to mid 70s to be warm!) but not hot. Spring got off to such a late start that the flowering trees suddenly burst into bloom and just as suddenly dropped their blossoms. We're pretty much at a lull between the early spring bulbs and the iris, peonies, and so forth. But it's green and fresh and beautiful out. As Connie would say, YIPPEE! <BR> <BR> Sunday School this morning, then subbing in the presc... Sun, 4 May 2014 08:15:34 EST Saturday What? No Saturday thread yet? I hope you're all enjoying splendid weather! <BR> <BR> SJP, how's your kitty? <BR> <BR> Leslie, we haven't heard from you in a while. I hope Chaser's doing ok. <BR> <BR> A beautiful day here after a few cool ones. I'm going to go out and do some work in the yard and garden in a few minutes. <BR> <BR> Hope you're all enjoying your weekend! Sat, 3 May 2014 14:54:30 EST oh yum! buttermints! Came across this link in an email... <BR> boy, do they sound good! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ravings/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 20:49:32 EST Friday For some reason I've been all mixed up this week about what day it actually is. <BR> <BR> A tutoring session this morning, then I need to frantically get this week's column for the food pantry done. I've sort of forgotten about it - mostly a matter of thrusting it to the back of my mind. Nothing great when it comes to sales on meat so I'm stuck with chicken legs again and I just can't get excited about them. Sounds like a typical reaction to having to get something on the table, doesn't it?... Fri, 2 May 2014 09:16:45 EST Teriyaki and Soy Sauce I have been searching for some low carb teriyaki and soy sauce and have found a few brands. However, I would like to hear from people that have already tried them and see if they are really worth the price. Thu, 1 May 2014 20:13:10 EST Opinions please A friend gave me a bag of smoked sturgeon, about 1 inch chunks. He now tells me that he soaked them in a heavily sugared marinade before smoking. <BR> <BR> Any idea how much sugar might actually be soaked in/dried on to these things? Thu, 1 May 2014 14:56:25 EST Egg Fast a la Jimmy Moore Has anyone heard of this? He did it in 2010 for 30 days only eggs, butter and cheese. Eggs major source of protein, eat within half hour of waking, Not later than 3 hrs before bed. Eat every 3 to 5 hours. A T of butter per egg and up to an ounce of cheese per egg. As many eggs as you need to not be hungry and at least 6 eggs per day. This was his criteria. I have been doing this for a couple of weeks with the weekends back to reg low carb. I have lost 8 pounds (that I had gained due to meds w... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:56:15 EST Adrenal Fatigue? Anyone have any experience with or advice on adrenal fatigue? After reading a bit about it, I think I may have it, have all the symptoms anyway, and my sleep sucks right now. I think my plan for now is to try and get better sleep (which is super tough), up my carbs from 20-40 per day to about 40-50 per day and take some vitamins/supplements (I had been getting lax with vitamins). Thoughts anyone? <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> <BR> Heather Thu, 1 May 2014 12:15:55 EST Thursday FYI, or FWIW, there's a riot going on over on the team leader team about the changes, especially the blog roll. <BR> <BR> A beautiful but cool day here today. We were lucky that we didn't get the severe weather that was predicted. Bridge this afternoon and maybe some gardening. <BR> <BR> This morning I cut up ten pounds of chicken legs. I pulled off the skin and roasted it for Chicken Chips (yum!), cut each leg into three parts, boned the thighs, and threw the backs and the thigh bones into... Thu, 1 May 2014 10:49:28 EST FlyLady May Challenge: May 31 Today is Thursday - Errand Day <BR> <BR> This week we are in: <BR> Zone 5 - The Living Room (M, T, W) <BR> Zone 1 - The Front Porch/Entrance/Dining Room (TH, F) <BR> <BR> May Habit of the Month: Moving in May <BR> <BR> Routines <BR> <BR> * Morning Routine: <BR> - Get Dressed to Shoes including Hair/Face, Brush Teeth <BR> - Make Bed <BR> - Swish & Swipe <BR> - Empty Dishwasher <BR> - Reboot Laundry (a Load a Day Keeps CHAOS Away) <BR> - Check Your Calendar <BR> - Check Your Control Jour... Thu, 1 May 2014 10:29:45 EST June Challenge: Inspire Yourself Get your scale moving! <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> Get your body moving! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> It's time for a fresh Monthly Challenge! <BR> <BR> Pick one or more goals to work on for the month and track them in this thread. How many of these <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> can you get by the end of the month? <BR> <BR> Did you know that in the US it's National Physical Fitness & Sports Month? The President's Council on Youth Fitness was founded on July 16, ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:10:40 EST I'm Back! and I'm back here. I gained 12 pounds in the last 6 weeks and it shows. While on vacation I ate very badly- long story and I drank too much full fat beer- none of the LC stuff; not that I saw any LC beer, hmmm. Of course I didn't look that hard either. This is the fatest I've been since I joined SP and am not happy at all. <BR> <BR> The annual was supposed to be last week but after eating meat pies and scones I completely wimped out and canceled. There is NO WAY I'd go in like this. <BR> ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:18:54 EST Wednesday Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Have a long list of things to do today, but none of them are terribly urgent - yay! <BR> <BR> I started on my wallpaper project in my bedroom yesterday. (Technically I started on Sunday, but all I did was swipe some paint on a baseboard, and nothing got hung.) I only got one strip hung, and then I spent a lot of time looking at it, trying to decide if everything looked right (Is it hung plumb? Is the edge staying flat? Did my improvised squeegee get all the air po... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:31:00 EST How do people feel about sucralose and other artificial sweeteners? <BR> I know some people abhor them like the plague, but other than sugar alcohols-which can be very disruptive-they are what's out there- Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:34:29 EST Tuesday My heart finally settled back down overnight and all is well. I'm still taking it a bit easy today. And I'm still disgusted at the way I was treated by the staff at the doctor's office! I got a call from my doctor's office yesterday afternoon and assumed it was them checking up on me. Nope, it was about something else all together. Oh well. At least they have the walk in clinic there. <BR> <BR> Not much planned for today. Just a tutoring session this afternoon. <BR> <BR> It rained really ha... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:05:31 EST Hello everyone!! Hi, my name is Michelle! I'm a 42 year old mom of 6, graduating from nursing school next week, on my way to reaching my dream of being a registered nurse! BUT, through nursing school I have gained 20 lbs, and only being 5" 1, I feel horrible. Today is my first day on induction, and I am ready to get serious with getting fit again. I'm looking forward to reading all of the posts, and learning from your experiences!! <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:30:42 EST Monday The emergency homeless shelter is open again tonight (Sunday/Monday) and tomorrow (Monday/Tuesday). Or is it last night and tonight? At 2:40 a.m. I'm not sure which is tonight and which is last night or tomorrow night! Anyway, I'll be there from 3:30 - 6:00. Went to bed early since I had to get up so early, but just dozed instead of sleeping. Oh well. At least it was in a bed with the lights out, instead of on the floor of the narthex (entrance room/foyer/vestibule) with the lights on, like t... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 02:51:37 EST Sunday A beautiful day! The sun is shining, last I heard it's supposed to get up to about 80, lots of flowering trees and shrubs in bloom, birds singing, a light breeze. Heavenly! <BR> <BR> Went to Sunday School this morning, then lunch out, then K-Mart, where I bought 8 pairs of shoes (6 were canvas shoes - including a couple pair of lace-up shoes for Woubbie!), got 30 cents a gallon off on gas so saved $2 there, then stopped at an estate sale on the way home. Lots of beautiful stuff at the estate... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:47:53 EST Diabetic cookery ( 1917 ) Off Mark's Daily Apple, a diabetic cookery book from 1917. Lots of fun, you can flip pages at the bottom right, and look at what the suggestions for diabetics was 97 years ago. Looks very similar to low carb diets today. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ryr00oppeiala#page/14/mode/2up </link> <BR> <BR> Tables I - IV look like the acceptable foods list in the Atkins book. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:13:51 EST Saturday Off to the Farmers Market, for the first time since last fall. The FM goes all year long, I just haven't been. It's probably mostly stuff for planting your gardens, but I hope to get some eggs, too. I'm going to do that egg thing that Faith is doing, at least for a couple of days, and figure I should maybe get some organic, free range eggs for it, instead of commercial, caged eggs. Maybe some butter and cheese from pastured cows, too, if they have it. It's expensive that way, but if I'm not e... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 08:21:31 EST Friday It's almost tomorrow, anyway. Might as well get things started. <BR> <BR> I just saw the cat head out to the kitchen and then heard a big thump. Yep, she'd jumped up on the counter and was washing out the skillet for me. Such a big help. <BR> <BR> I got a call from the doctor's office late this afternoon. The message on my voice mail said to please give them a call. It's either a question about the prescriptions I'd asked them to send to the pharmacist (a new doctor and and new insurance an... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:53:28 EST "FED-UP" The Movie They posted a list of the cities where the movie is opening.. You can sign up for updates. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>crollTo=theaters </link> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:15:01 EST Free cookbooks at amazon <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> here's a couple of cookbooks for gluten free and paleo eating. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:31:26 EST DAG (Enova) oil; leucin Is anyone using these? Has it helped? I am reading "The 6 Week Cure" by the Eades. I am seriously thinking about getting them. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:40 EST Thursday Sun was shining when I got up, and I managed to scoot to my desk before the wall of grey clouds rolled in and spoiled it all. But, it's always bright and warm here in my cubicle. :) <BR> <BR> Still having some low-key days at work, so cleaning up old dead files and such. I find that to be so calming and satisfying! <BR> <BR> I talked to Max a couple of nights ago and he asked (like a kid in elementary school!) if I was going to come to his concert on Saturday night. ! First I'd heard of it!... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:25:22 EST Mung Bean Fettuccine This stuff is pretty good. I've had a few times. <BR> It's made by Explore Asia <BR> <BR> Awesome recipe I came up with using the noodles. <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 1 tbsp butter <BR> 175 grams shrimp <BR> 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped <BR> 2 tbsp cream cheese <BR> 2 tbsp heavy cream <BR> 1/2 tsp crushed garlic <BR> 1 tbsp parmesan cheese <BR> 50 grams Explore Asian Mung Bean Fettuccine <BR> <BR> Shrimp Fettuccine for One (or two) <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS <BR> <BR> Cook fettuccine. <BR... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:23 EST Wednesday I picked up a new cat yesterday. Her name is Sabrina and she was spayed on Monday. She was pregnant, and apparently that makes it harder on them. Hormones, maybe? Anyway, she's a beautiful tortoiseshell and very affectionate. And what a joy to see her eating and drinking on her own! She likes to get under the covers on the bed, and that's not allowed. I finally spread a flannel sheet over the bottom of the bed and stuck her under it, and that seemed to be ok. At least she spent most of the ni... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:32:57 EST Middle-aged fat lady on a bicycle This is a great little article! Inspiring! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>93761/-Middle-aged-fat-lady-on-a-bicycle </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:45:42 EST Dr. Oz Finally On Board! I was SO pleased to see this since so many people consider him to be the end all and be all Doctor of America. Lol. When he had Gary Taubes on in the past he basically mocked him. I like Dr. Oz but haven't always agreed with everything he's said. I'm happy to see him admit he was wrong and in addition now inform others that saturated fats are not the's what you pair with them. So interesting to witness what we've known for a while...some of us (not including much lon... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:22:22 EST Interesting video - dietitian about low carb <link> </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:13:36 EST Tuesday I made it through Easter with eating only a few (3) chocolate eggs. Mostly I ate the boiled ones that we coloured. <BR> <BR> James Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:33:05 EST Thank you, Connie! Connie, you were my inspiration at the Y today! I was really dragging after just three hours of sleep and could feel that I was going to be dragging my way through the exercises, when I thought of you. My mantra for the training session was THINK OF CONNIE! THINK OF CONNIE! THINK OF CONNIE! And it worked! I made it through the session just fine. I even did made it through my regular exercises with more weight and Chris added a couple new ones. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:22:17 EST Tuesday Severe thunderstorms were predicted for last night, so the Emergency Summer Shelter (homeless shelter) was open last night. I worked 12 - 3:30. I got three hours sleep before I had to get up to meet with my personal trainer. For some reason, I did much better than usual. More weight on most of the machines, plus some new exercises. Fortunately we didn't get thunderstorms at all. Just a very light drizzle. <BR> <BR> I just looked out the front window and there are a couple of flowers open on ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:20:57 EST Dreamfields Pasta: The dream is over.... <link><BR>dreamfields-pasta-to-withdraw-low-carb<BR>-claims-pay-settlement.htm?nl=1 </link> <BR> <BR> They just lost a class action suit for claiming that their pasta was low carb, when it demonstrably wasn't. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:24:37 EST Hundreds of actual menus Asked what we actually eat. <BR> <BR> Almost exactly a year ago, we did a series of threads on what we ate. <BR> <BR> low carb dinner <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x482x52013144 </link> <BR> <BR> low carb lunch <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x482x52013134 </link> <BR> <BR> low carb breakfast <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x482x52003165 </link> <BR>... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:41:30 EST Hi everyone! My name's Maggie... Hi there team! I'm a newbie and on day 1 of Atkins <em>40</em> Pretty excited about taking the plunge and making this not just a "diet", but a way of life for me. I've been struggling for many years with my weight and have essentially an obese person to melt off, but I am determined! If you ever need encouragement or want to swap recipes feel free to message me! Go team! <em>244</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:09:20 EST Hello, thanks for the invite!! :) My doctor has me on a no carb diet. No rice, potatoes, bread, or pasta. Yes I could use recipes. Thank you for the invite!! I love this team!! <BR> <BR> I'm sort of on Atkins phase one. I'm allowed to eat Ezekiel bread every once and awhile. <BR> <BR> Here's a recipe: cook cauliflower, mix in mayo, Dijon mustard, onion is optional, and grated jalapeno cheese (or any kind of cheese you like. <BR> <BR> I'm lucky, I didn't get the bad cholesterol from my dad's side of the family, nor the... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:50:53 EST Please help! Hey, I'm totally new to the low carb diet and its going to take a lot of will power for me to do this because I eat a ton of bread :( <BR> I was wondering could you guys give me an example of a day in your diet, as in breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks? It would help me so much, thank you :) Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:48:34 EST Monday Yesterday I just plain went way off program. Today I'm back on! <BR> <BR> Looks like another good day outside. Lots of errands to do. I need to take poor Li'l Bit to the shelter. He acts like his ear is bothering him, and I wasn't able to get enough fluids into him. I need to have them show me how to hold him and hold the scruff off his neck up with one hand so he stays still while I poke him and inject the fluids under his skin with the other. At least he's feisty, which should be a good si... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:28:33 EST Happy Easter! To those who believe - Happy Easter! He is Risen! <BR> <BR> And have a wonderful Easter Sunday whatever your beliefs. <BR> <BR> My poor baby. I thought he was doing better (he attacked his food last night!) but there was blood on the blanket last night where Li'l Bit slept. I thought it was the ulcers in his mouth, but when I got him to the shelter we saw that it was coming from his nose, instead. They squirted some saline solution up his nose. He wasn't happy. Then they gave him fluids. I ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:26:23 EST to MARXELLA on the "huddle" Where's your Spark page? <BR> You need to post here so we can help you! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:08:06 EST Saturday Another beautiful day here. I'll be at the library for part of it, first supervising the Read to a Dog program and then covering lunches. Dunno how it will go. My knee has really been bothering me lately and that's a lot of time on my feet. We'll see. Not much planned other than that. <BR> <BR> I'll probably take the cat (Li'l Bit)back to the shelter to be checked out. He ate a little bit on Thursday, but I'm pretty sure he didn't eat anything at all yesterday. And he's not drinking much, if... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:48:40 EST Friday I took the day off work today. It's Good Friday, and our church is having it's service at noon for some reason, instead of tonight. And since the kids are home too, it seemed like a good idea to just take the whole day off. I just finished making some almond meal muffins, so time to go give them a try. <BR> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:34 EST Why scales lie... <link><BR><BR>1%2Fwhy-scales-can-lie.html%3Fm%3D1&h=<BR>zAQE3nhJl </link> <BR> <BR> Just read this and said...good explination Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:45:57 EST THURSDAY 4/17 Ready . . . set . . . GOOOOoooooooooo! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:46:55 EST Gluten free cook book to download <link> </link> <BR> <BR> gluten free slow cooker recipes for free. i haven't read it yet, i just downloaded and thought i'd share before i forgot. or before it's not free anymore. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:09:22 EST Relay For Life Walk This is the link if you would like to support me as I walk to raise money for cancer research, etc. through the American Cancer Socierty. Last year I walked 14 laps around the football field and stayed all 24 hours of the event. That was 3.5 miles which for me was a lot considering I had had radiation etc. prior to that time. This year I hope to walk more than that. Although the donations are not dependant on laps. Just what ever anyone wants to do. If this is inappropriate let me know and we... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:56:08 EST Do you think that I blew it? I made a taco salad for us today and everything went well I thought, until afterwards. The guys put on tortilla chips for theirs. The ingredients were romaine and iceberg lettuce and then less than 1# of our own very lean hamburger browned with some taco seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese, white corn and black bean salsa, and garbanzo beans and salad dressing. I always make this up ala carte, so especially with being on Atkins now, I can choose for myself easier. For the salad dressing fo... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:18 EST Movie FED UP <link><BR>ndustry-fears?utm_source=Diet+Doctor+N<BR>ewsletter&utm_campaign=cebe6dec48-Test<BR>&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_41db91177<BR>7-cebe6dec48-463207109 </link> <BR> <BR> Watch the trailer... Gary Taubes is in it. The movie is called FED UP. <BR> May change how America thinks about food. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:42:52 EST Wednesday I'm amazing ready to go already, which probably means I'll be rushing around at the last minute finishing! I got most of my packing done last night and all the bags brought upstairs. Just have to add my jammies and ditty bag and sleep machine and things like that. I need to get dressed, too, of course. But that's about it. <BR> <BR> It looks to be a beautiful day here. Unfortunately, I won't get much chance to enjoy it. Other than not having to fight clouds or snow or bad weather as we take... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:52:54 EST Just did low GI diet for a year... and it didn't help me. Doctor told me to do it. My A1c has been steadily 5.7 every test each 6 months over the last year and my LDL and triglycerides went up even though I lost 30ish lbs! Not doing what the doctor says anymore. He said not to worry too much about being pre-diabetic but sorry doc, I do worry. I worry every day. <BR> <BR> So I'm joining the low carb group. Hello! I've been lurking for a few days and enjoying the things I'm learning here. I've been eating 40ish or less net carb... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:57:46 EST Tuesday My last day here! And then I won't be back for two whole months! (Yippie!) <BR> <BR> Picked up Mom's tax returns yesterday. I'm glad I was here to get it with her as there is a problem with the Minimum Required Distribution from her IRA. Fortunately, they distributed more rather than less than was required. Almost the whole extra distribution was in the next tax bracket, but at least there weren't any penalties. Mom didn't know what we were talking about (probably most of you don't, either!)... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:04:45 EST Topic about blood sugars on messageboards I decided to risk making myself a bit of a target on the message boards (nutrition section) again. If you want to take a look or comment please feel free to join in. <em>30</em> <BR> Just be careful to only share experiences and/or research or ask questions, as any opinions that contradict Spark guidelines could lead to the thread being shut down. I'm just hoping to get some info out there and give people hope that they can control their nutritional destiny the way so many here have. <BR>... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:48:48 EST Sleep How important do you think sleep is for weight loss and overall health? <BR> Is there anything you can do to overcome a lack of sleep? <BR> <BR> My older dog is waking me up at least 3 or 4 times a night pretty much every night now, not much I can do about it, he's 14 and has some health issues. Some nights are better than others, the last 4 nights have been really bad. Lack of sleep affects me pretty heavily, but is there anything I can do to overcome it on the really bad days, or at least ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:04:11 EST Planning to start... the Monday after Easter. I will be following Atkins. I am glad I found a group doing low carb plans! Looking forward to trading info and support! <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:30:51 EST Monday I'm almost done with my visit to Mom. :( I go home on Wednesday. Actually, it will be good to be home after three weeks away! If my reservations had been for last Wednesday, I would have gone home then, but on Monday, when I needed to change my reservations if I was going to, things were still up in the air. Oh well. I got a few extra things done around here, and home will still be waiting for me. <BR> <BR> Nothing scheduled for today except finishing up one of Mom's credit cards. Turns ou... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:01:02 EST Sunday Yesterday afternoon I sat out on the patio is a t-shirt and read. Today it was snowing when I got upstairs and could see outside! Great big fluffy flakes that melted as soon as they hit the ground. I love that kind of snow. But I like the sunshine out there now even better this time of year! <BR> <BR> Got a lot accomplished yesterday. Finished cleaning up the grape pruning mess. Pinned up the Velux blanket; just need to get the sewing machine out and sew the hems. Cancelled a couple of Dad's... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:17:53 EST Favorite Low Carb cinnamon recipe? I have been craving cinnamon. Other than "pancakes" does anyone have a favorite LC cinnamon recipe? (I've never like pancakes ever) <BR> I've seen lots of LC cinnamon recipes with lots of sugar free sweetener- but I like cinnamon so much I know I could at least halve the sweetener, if not more. I've lost a lot of my old "sweet" tooth. But cinn of course does need some sweetener. <BR> What LC item do you like that has cinnamon flavor? <BR> Thanks! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:37:08 EST Interesting little video by Dr. Eric Berg I had never heard of this guy before but thought he had some interesting info in this video, in particular the comparison of how the liver and how the pancreas are involved in sugar metabolism and the effect that potassium plays for sugar storage and sugar cravings (around minute 6). <BR> <link> </link> <BR> He has a lot of videos on youtube and some don't make much sense to me. Has anyone read any of his books? <BR> <BR> Birgit Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:00:22 EST Saturday I'm tired sore today! <BR> <BR> I went to the mall yesterday afternoon, and decided to stop in at the retirement home Mom would go to if she decided to go someplace. I've been there before with Dad and again with the two of them, but we only looked at the Independent Living area. I looked at the type of unit Mom would want to move into, but then I asked to see the Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing areas, too. It wouldn't surprise me if Mom waited until she needed the Assisted Living part ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:35:12 EST New Wheat Belly Cookbook (2013) <link><BR>-Less-Cookbook/dp/1623362083/ref=sr_1_<BR>2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397277492&sr=1-<BR>2&keywords=wheat+belly </link> <BR> <BR> I really like this cook book! It's more "normal" to me than some of the LC cookbooks. And the fiber counts are huge so the net carbs are small. <BR> I did not care for the previous Wheat Belly cookbook, but love this one! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:42:25 EST Question about caloric intake Hi. I'm sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place. Please let me know and I'll change it. I am wondering if we are also supposed to count calories while doing Atkins. Seems like with breakfast alone and a couple of snacks I am over 1,200 calories but have not met my carb requirement. I understand not overeating, just not sure about expected (if any) calories per day. Help anyone? Thank you! <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:01 EST The Joy of Almond Breeze Milk I just discovered the joy of Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla milk - only 30 calories in an 8oz cup and net 0 carbs! I wish I had discovered this 8 months ago!! I use it in my coffee and when I want a protein shake!! <BR> Nutrition Facts <BR> <BR> Almond Breeze Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla <BR> Serving Size: 8 oz <BR> Amount Per Serving <BR> <BR> Calories 30.0 <BR> Total Fat 2.5 g <BR> Saturated Fat 0.0 g <BR> Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g <BR> Monounsaturated Fat 0... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:13:27 EST FRIDAY April 11 Hello All and thank you for your support! Hugs Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:18:15 EST Milkshake using Atkin's shakes I thought that I had seen a recipe a while back somewhere on the internet about making a creamy milkshake from an Atkin's shake. I can't seem to find a recipe now though. Is it something I dreamed? I'm really wanting something like a milkshake or ice cream. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:39:31 EST a year without sugar <link><BR>alth-story/year-of-no-sugar-one-family<BR>-grand-adventure/ </link> <BR> <BR> I found this very interesting. They were technically healthy.. no disease, or weight problems, but still saw major improvements in health that we think are part of life. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:08:21 EST Thursday Hoping for better news from Lesley... <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day here. We got the grapes pruned yesterday. Today I need to get the clippings in the garbage instead of on the lawn. That's about all that's planned. <BR> <BR> Mom is doing great. Got her energy back and everything. All is right with the world! (At least, this piece of it.) Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:37 EST Hi to all. Low carb's Glad to fine help and support <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:28:09 EST Wednesday Supposed to be another beautiful day. Nothing planned, though if Mom is feeling up to it I'd like to get the grapes pruned. I have no idea how to do it, so she needs to be involved. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:57:47 EST Bernstein Diet I read his book, and Dr. Bernstein has great results, and I am thinking of trying it out. I will have to give up fruit, and nuts, but also onions, and tomatoes. <BR> <BR> His plan allows 6 g for breakfast, and 12 grams for lunch, and dinner, and the closest I can get is 8 grams for breakfast, and 14 grams each for the other 2. This is from mushroom scramble, and a can of green beans at lunch/dinner ( L/D ). Breakfast really is no change, but I am not a huge fan of green beans, and am looki... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:05:21 EST Hi Hi, <BR> I've had a SP account forever but never really used it. Just found the low carb forums and thought a little online support might be helpful. I've done a mostly paleo at times LC and ketosis diet for a few years, starting in 2009. I'm generally pretty active, I do triathlons and even did Ironmans in 2010 and 2011, but I had an off year in 2013, one of my dogs got cancer (but oddly enough, she seems to have recovered!) and we bought a house that needed (still needs) TONS of work, so I ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:36:04 EST Tuesday The MoM seems to have done the trick. Mom is feeling much better. Thanks for your good wishes. <BR> <BR> Nothing planned for today because I was supposed to have been going home today. I was able to rebook my tickets for next Wednesday, same flights, even same seats, for the same price! And because I changed my tickets because Mom was sick, they're not charging me a change fee. So the whole change is free! I was afraid it was going to cost me a fortune, especially since I'm flying first clas... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:51:04 EST Dinner Tonight?Quick/ /Easy/Low-Carb Family Friend What's for dinner tonight? <BR> Something that can have me in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible. <BR> I arrive home about 5:30 M-F. I want to be able to prepare, eat and clean up in under an hour, by 7:00 for sure. Weather is finally warming up and I want to be out enjoying / walking. I also have a 7yr old that needs to start getting ready for bed at 8:00. Evening are a major time crunch for me. What works for you? <BR> <em>56</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:32:16 EST Monday Took Mom to the doctor this morning. She was prescribed Milk of Magnesia, which she said is really yucky. Too bad. If it doesn't work, then an enema. And if that doesn't work, then they dig the impaction out of her. I'm supposed to go home tomorrow, but I'm changing my reservation to next week. I hope it's just simple constipation, but she is so weak! Of course, she hasn't eaten anything since Wednesday night, which might account for that. <BR> <BR> Other than that, things are well here. It ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:24:48 EST Leptin Reset breakfast ideas I've been doing the Leotin Reset for about 5 days now. I already feel a huge difference. No longer hungry all the time. And down 4 pounds already. What a difference! Anyhow. Part of the reset demands that I eat 50-75 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. I think I will throw up if I have to eat any more eggs! Any high protein ideas? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:39:06 EST Sunday Everyone sleeping in today? Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:12:57 EST Duplicate Sunday thread. Ignore. Moved to the Sunday thread that Naypooie started at the same time I started this one. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:12:29 EST Saturday Mom is feeling and looking much better. Whew! <BR> <BR> Hope you're feeling better, Kris. <BR> <BR> Sounds yummy, Connie! How did it turn out? <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day! Thanks to the FlyLady challenge thread, I'm up and dressed and breakfasted and ready to go to the store to get things we should have gotten at the store on Thursday except Mom was feeling so bad. I hope that I'm early enough to miss the rush at Winco. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Take care of yoursel... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:30:35 EST Article about carb digestion and obesity There was an article in my Low Carb News email today regarding this, but I found a better article that included links to the actual study here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_31<BR>-3-2014-9-58-51 </link> <BR> <BR> What this means is that finally scientists are starting to find actual scientific explanations to some of the reasons that "it runs in my family" as well as "I'm the ONLY one in my family who is fat". There are rea... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:27:01 EST Hi Everybody! Hi Everybody! I'm not new to SP, but I'm new to the team. To tell you a long story in short, I've lost 67# with SP and before and have gained around 15# back, with losing my motivation and plateauing, and am really hoping that with going low-carb, I can get some of this same weight off again! I'm tired of going around the same numbers and since I've had some luck with low-carb before, on my own, I thought that I'd come here because I remember how good it feels with eating complex carbs mor... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 13:52:23 EST Friday Looks like a beautiful day today. No plans. Mom is feeling a little bit better today. It's a good thing or I would have dragged her to the doctor! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:24:33 EST Favorite pork chop recipes My husband and I have split a hog with his boss and we have a freezer full of meat. My husband is a low carb eater and I'm looking for good pork chop recipes as I have more of them than I know what to do with. Any great ideas you could share? <BR> <BR> <em>497</em> <em>303</em> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 22:15:17 EST Thursday Winter is not going away without a fight. 6-10 inches of snow starting this afternoon through tomorrow. But supposed to get to the 50's this weekend so it won't last long. <BR> <BR> I've been doing really well this week on my bedtime. I feel so much better. I don't want to nap my weekends away, so that is good motivation to work on my bedtime. I'd rather have more free time on the weekend than during the week. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:10:39 EST How do you change start/end date in measurements? I'm having trouble and did a search and didn't come up with anything. It lets me change the date but doesn't save it and reverts to 10/13 though today. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 06:56:48 EST Wednesday I hope it's okay that I started a new topic for Wednesday. <em>20</em> <BR> I am now on day 6 and I have been testing positive for ketones since Monday, but I still find that I get hungry about 2 hours after eating my meals. It is driving me crazy. Yesterday, I was at almost 2,000 calories and my stomach started growling two hours after dinner. My fat level was at almost 160 grams, my net carbs around 20 grams and I think my protein around 90 grams. I know that I am eating like I shou... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:53:00 EST HELP! What do you do when you can't go? I've been really really focused on eating a lean protein diet with minimal carbs from veggies. But I am constipated all the time. I drink plenty of fluids (64+oz per day). What do you do to keep regular? <BR> <BR> I need your help? Thank you all!!! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:43:35 EST Tuesday Spent most of the morning on the computer, some for Mom and some for me. May go shopping for some new shoes this afternoon. That's about all that's planned for today. I like these lazy days! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:53:17 EST 04/30: FlyLady April Challenge New Month, New Habit! <BR> <BR> Today is Tuesday - Plan and Play <BR> <BR> This week we are in: <BR> Zone 1 - The Front Porch/Entrance/Dining Room <BR> <BR> April Habit of the Month: Making Your Bed <BR> <BR> This month, we are concentrating on Making Your Bed. This one small step makes a huge difference in the look and feel of your room. Here's some great information from FlyLady to get you started. <BR> <BR> Your bed in the bedroom is what the sink is to your kitchen. - FlyLady <B... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:56:21 EST What's your food budget? April Challenge Anyone want to continue with this? We sort of fizzled out last month. <BR> <BR> I'm at Mom's house for a couple of weeks so can't get my total until I get back home, but I know I'm way over, in spite of not buying meat and being gone most of a week. I was way out of control about food last month in a lot of ways! But I'm back on track now. <BR> <BR> My budget for April is $100. And I'm going to get everything moved from the full freezer to the empty and defrosted one when I get home, and I'... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:31:25 EST Very happy with my blood work results I just had a fasting blood glucose and cholesterol panel at work, and the low carb lifestyle deserves the kudos <BR> <BR> Total cholesteral - 212 (meh, so what) <BR> HDL - 84 <BR> LDL - 118 <BR> Triglycerides - 50 <BR> TC/HDL ratio - 2.5 <BR> <BR> The health screening person asks me what I do. I did not hesitate to preach the gospel of Low Carb. <BR> <BR> Ann Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:53:11 EST new to low carb- lots to learn & lots to lose! ***********This ended up being a long post filled with history and details I think they are important details but if you don't have the time to read all of it- at the bottom of the page I summed up the main questions I have and advice I am seeking in a couple bulleted points.*********** <BR> <BR> Hey guys, I'm new to the low carb diet but not new to sparkpeople and definitely not new to dieting. I'll give a little background about myself. I am a 27 year old woman. I am in recovery from heroi... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:26:22 EST April Challenge: Signs of Spring Ahhhhh. At long last Signs of Spring are finally starting to appear in the Northern Hemisphere! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> This month our challenge thread is showing "signs of spring" as well. Set one or two or three doable goals for the month, then check in daily to give yourself one of these signs for each goal! <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> = Didn't meet goal <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> = Almost, but not quite <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> or <em>67</em> = Success! <BR> <BR> Everyone who posts their goa... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:45:46 EST Low to NO carb snacks?? Hi all - <BR> <BR> I am looking for snacks with either very low or no carbs. I notice a lot of recipes either contain unusual items or are complex. Instead of recipes or modified foods can anyone suggest normal items for snacking? I would have loved to know these things contained low to no carbs earlier on! This is what I have found so far: <BR> <BR> Deviled eggs <BR> Coleslaw <BR> Turkey wrapped around cheese <BR> Pork skins <BR> Sugar Free jello Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:34:46 EST Monday Today I'm going to fake it till I make it. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday, all! <BR> <BR> Had kind of a stressy weekend and my sinuses have been messed up so I'm borderline headachy. It's almost a relief to be back at work. Saturday with mom was fine, but a bit stress-filled as we drove her "route" to and from her new dentist's office several times. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was online-game drama. By the end of the day Kyle and my sister were happily playing online together (yay! for wonderful aunties!)... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:48:06 EST Net Carbs vs. Total Carbs I am seeing a diet doctor who told me that I need to follow a low carb diet and eat between 30-50g of carbs a day. I use sparkpeople to track my food and I've noticed that it tracks the total carbs rather than the net carbs. <BR> <BR> Should I be eating 30-50g of total carbs or net carbs? A lot of time I'll track a food and it'll have double or triple the amount of net carbs in it's total carb count. So it makes a big deal which one I do. <BR> <BR> I understand labeling is different in di... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:31:17 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I just joined the team. <BR> <BR> I am an almost-30 stay at home mom of a 13 month old little guy. My birthday is next week, April 6th, and I'm planning on kicking off my 30th year with healthy eating! <BR> <BR> I have done low carb diets before, but never with enough structure or dedication to really see them through or do them justice. I have loved them when I did them before, but life got in the way! No more! I have read up on South Beach, The Primal Blueprint, loved watchin... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:24:27 EST Sunday Going for my usual morning walk. <BR> <BR> I'm not measuring my blood sugar before or after the walk anymore. In any case I'm doing it to keep healthy, and I enjoy it. I heard someone say "if you keep moving they can't bury you". <BR> <BR> Time to get moving. <BR> <BR> James Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:28:57 EST Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars <BR> Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup butter, melted <BR> 1 tsp molasses <BR> 1 cup Stevia in the Raw (or sweetener equal to 1 cup sugar) <BR> 1 tsp vanilla <BR> 1 cup whey protein powder <BR> 1/2 cup ground flax <BR> 1/2 cup almond flour <BR> 1/4 cup whipping cream <BR> 1/2 cup nsa chocolate chips <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS <BR> <BR> Grease a small glass pan. <BR> Combine all ingredients. Should be like a stiff cookie dough. If need... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:57:15 EST Hello All! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the low carb dieting, first time trying it. I am sort of following the Atkins diet although I don't think I have done all the proper reading I probably should have. My diet consists of meat, eggs, small amounts of cheese, and veggies like artichokes, broccoli, zucchini, small amounts of mushrooms, avocados, and other similar veggies. Today is day 5 for me and so far I am feeling great. I have stepped on the scale just once, and I was down 4 pounds from ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:21:12 EST Saturday A nice lazy day today with nothing planned. I may take the dog for a short walk. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:12:41 EST Friday TGIF, what a week. My friend and walking buddy at work, lost her mother last night to pneumonia and complications. She had been in good health before this so quite unexpected. I'm so sad for her. <BR> <BR> DH and son will be gone most of the weekend, DD will be home from college but working a lot, so I'll have a quiet weekend. Time to make some more progress on decluttering. God forbid I pass away and my family has to deal with it. Sorry if that's morbid, that's just where my mind is today. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:13:12 EST THURSDAY! On your mark . . . get set . . . GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE! Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:45:56 EST Mark Sisson: resistant starch improves blood sugar Here is the link for those who don't follow Mark's blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ve-guide-to-resistant-starch/#axzz2x5n<BR>y6Key </link> <BR> <BR> I'm very hesitant to try anything that has starch in it, so wondering if anyone has experience with this. <BR> Birgit Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:11:07 EST Livin' La Vida Low Carb 30 new blog sites <link><BR>aleo-low-carb-health-blogs-for-march-2<BR>014/22343?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LivinL<BR>aVidaLowCarbBlog+%28Jimmy+Moore%27s+Li<BR>vin%27+La+Vida+Low+Carb+Blog%29 </link> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:48:14 EST Wednesday Happy Wednesday, all! <BR> <BR> Took a day off to recuperate from my last two weeks, so I'm just puttering: downloading and updating, lol. Feels good. I love having Wednesdays off. If I could change my job to 4 10's I would, and I'd take Wednesday as my day off. <BR> <BR> I think so much more clearly when the house is empty and quiet. Just walking around doing other stuff I "solved" 2 household project issues - not even trying to! *sigh* Must be what retirement feels like. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:23:54 EST Tuesday Got a great night's sleep last night! Odd hours - about 3:30 am to 9:30 am, but a great sleep during those hours. Sure hope I do as well tonight. I need to get all packed, except for my electronics, today. Light colored clothes are in the washer now. Will do darks as soon as these are done. Fortunately the house is reasonably tidy since I cleaned it up for bridge on Sunday. Haven't attacked the cat room yet. Will need to do that before I leave. <BR> <BR> I couldn't figure out what looked jus... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:29:37 EST Meat: The Deadly Truth here's a quality study: <BR> <BR> "the participants in the study completed a single 24-hour diet survey, which may not be an accurate measure of their diets. And, in a hard-to-explain twist, among people over age 65, the effects seemed to reverse: People who ate more protein actually lived longer." <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:08:57 EST Interesting article in Natural News Colin Campbell, author of the China Study declares low-carb a fraud. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>diet_grains_The_China_Study.html </link> <BR> <BR> Someone linked this article on the raw foodies team on Spark. I thought some people might find it interesting. I am a member of that team and commented there. I suspect the response there will be very different than here. <BR> Here is the link if anyone wants to read: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:18:14 EST Low Carb diet research study done at Dr's practice This is a UK GP doctor who did a research study on some of his patients in the practice. He has had it published now in Practical Diabetes and also it was mentioned in the British Medical Journal. He also presented about it at the Diabetes UK conference recently. <BR> <BR> "Low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improve HbA 1c in type 2 diabetes and pre&#8208;diabetes: experience from one general practice" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>dWebApp/userf... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:47:35 EST The Second Low Carb Revolution? Here's hoping! <link><BR>the-second-low-carb-revolution.htm?nl=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Is this only the "second" low carb revolution? I would have counted Atkins, et al as the first one. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:54:18 EST Monday Let's get this party started! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I survived the last seven days, and that's a good thing. I'm hoping to take a day off on Wednesday (if the stars align), and otherwise hoping that things remain quiet at my desk and at home. My batteries are in the red zone right now, and I can't make any progress anywhere until I recharge them. Really dragging right now. But, as they say, fake it till you make it - I'll pretend I have energy and maybe some will materialize? <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:27:06 EST Good LC Website <link> </link> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:32:50 EST Miracle Noodle Soup - Low Cal, Low Carb, High Prot Miracle Noodle Soup - High Protein, Low Carb, Low Cal <BR> <BR> Delicious, low-cal, low-carb soup. You can use up all your leftovers in the fridge and have a meal in less than 10 minutes! <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 10 <BR> Number of Servings: 4 <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 package Miracle Noodles -Angel Hair or Fettucini <BR> 1 cup onion chopped <BR> 1 cup cabbage chopped <BR> 1 cup dark green (kale, spinach, bok choi, collard greens) <BR> 1 cup ca... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:16:23 EST Just need some random low-carb info I've been on induction for five days now. I know we're only allowed 4 ounces of cheese, but is that an absolute must? If I keep my carb count below 20, with most of the carbs coming from veggies, then what is the significance of only having 4 ounces of cheese? <BR> <BR> I'm trying to keep my fat content higher and protein content lower, so I thought it would be a good idea to eat more cheese and less meat. But I still seem to be eating more protein than I want to. I'm having a hard time eati... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:52:45 EST Sunday Anyone out there today?? <BR> <BR> I'm having a real day off. Groceries, laundry, cleaning house, and just hanging out! Probably some food prep for the coming week as well. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:25:19 EST SATURDAY & SUNDAY Put both days together for convenience. <BR> <BR> GREAT day! Food good! workout good! Now, I want to change my sheets . . . tomorrow . . . tomorrow . . . I love ya tomorrow . . . . Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:35:02 EST Bread alternatives Man this low carb thing is rough. I've been eating "lower carbs" for the last week or so. Originally my tracker said stay around 200-300, after looking at my previous history I was usually over the 300 on most day. Now my new goal is to try 100-200 eventually trying to get under 100. Since I have been looking at the carbs in food, I was really surprised have much is in all the different foods. I have no idea how some people keep it at 20-50. Breakfast and lunch are a bit tricky to find low ca... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:56:28 EST PLEASE help!!! Hair loss/breakage!! I began LC last year end of May/beginning of June. I lost 45 lbs in about 4-5 months. I noticed around September my hair seemed to be shedding really badly. It then got worse and it started breaking off and when I would comb it I could see little pieces of hair falling off. It has thinned greatly and is very dry/brittle. I can't even wear it down now it has thinned out so much on the right side. It's really depressing but I try not to think about it too much and am just grateful for what hair... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:01:55 EST FRIDAY! YIPPEE! Let's get this day started! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:35:25 EST Getting started Hi, my name is Maria. I had my physical exam today and my weight and my sugar are up. Doctor recommended South Beach Diet. Got the book, made a grocery list, and I'm getting my food tomorrow morning. Looking forward to learning from all of you! <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:49:36 EST Thursday Nothing on the agenda except bridge this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Greggy is doing better in the feeding department. He's lapping up the diluted canned stuff without having to be force fed. I put him on the floor next to me (I was sitting on the floor) and he ate some dry. And he ate a little bit of dry food tonight. Hurray! I have to take him back next Monday or, at the very latest, Tuesday (I'm going back to Idaho for two weeks) and hope to have him eating regular food on his own before I leave... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:50:09 EST Update I'm embarrassed to even hint at what I've been eating so I won't go there. <BR> <BR> Remember 3 weeks ago when I was poking fun at the hub for being sick and a drama queen? Well, turns out he really was sick but he didn't actually say that. His appendix ruptured and he walked around like that for 2 weeks. Friday he finally went to the family doc and he had a fever so she sent him to the lab for blood work. She saw those results and sent him to the hospital for a Ct scan. The radiologist saw... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:09:32 EST Wheat sensitivity? After over 2 months eating low carb, I have not eaten much along the lines of products containing wheat. I'm doing little experiments here and there re-integrating some foods to see what works and what doesn't. Yesterday I thought I'd try having one of those grain salads and today I'm so bloated and my stomach is so upset...I'll spare you the details lol. The salad had wheatberry in it, and semolina (probably cous cous) I have had small bits of pasta here and there and occasionally a small sl... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:34:17 EST Wednesday Greggy's eye is all red and inflamed and goopy and his cheek is swollen under it. So it's off to the Shelter this morning to see what's going on. He lapped up (no pun intended) some of his semi-liquid prescription food this morning (so nice not to have to squirt it into his mouth!) and ate about 30 pieces of kibble treats. All while he was sitting on my lap, of course, and the food was placed on my lap, too. At least he's not dehydrated that I can tell, and he's pooing and peeing. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:50:23 EST Tuesday Happy Tuesday. Expecting a wintry mix of snow and sleet today. But it's above zero so no complaints. Was mid 50's yesterday so I got Jewel out for a walk after work. Plugging away at work, need to get back to it. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:55:24 EST New to Low Carb Hello everyone! I've been on spark for a while off and on. I lost 40 lbs prior to having my son by just watching my portions and exercising to WATP 5 days a week. Now that my son is here I've tried getting back on track and yes I have worked out 2 - 3 times a week and try to watch what I eat but honestly I'm constantly short on time now that life is busier with a child. A friend from work asked me to join her in this Low Carb life style change. I think it could work to start the weight l... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:39:23 EST Monday How come everyone keeps commenting on past days' threads, and no one made a new one? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:09:56 EST Not enough time to cook meals... I decided to test this idea out to see how long it took to make my meals. I realized that i had 4 burner on my stove, so to make it a challenge, i decided to cook my brother chicken, and noodles, as well as split my one big meal into 2 smaller meals, cooked in 2 different pans, and then my breakfast. <BR> <BR> I started by putting water to boil for pasta, since that takes longest. Then I went to start a load of clothes. I started at 8:59. Got back downstairs, and washed all my pots, and dis... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:47:00 EST Do you track your food ? Hello , <BR> <BR> My name is Jess , Years ago I lost a ton of weight on a low-carb diet only to gain it all back I made the mistake of staying on a low carb for too long , I want to try it out again but not for too long . <BR> I was wondering : 1- Do you still track your food when your on a low-carb ? <BR> 2- Do you still stick to counting calories as well as carbs ? <BR> 3- How many grams do you try to stay under ? <BR> ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:10:40 EST