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A Dull week in world of Low Carb

Friday, November 04, 2011

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

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

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

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    Love the "George Carlin" voice. LOL!
    2358 days ago
    I could get by on my yummy shredded chicken breasts fixed any number of ways when I don't have to cook for DH and youngest DD. I could NOT do low-carb!
    2360 days ago
    Oh I so love the George Carlin voice! You are really rocking the low carb thing! Have a wonderful time in Boston
    2361 days ago
  • NEWMAC2011
    I can just hear George Carlin saying "laxative effect" LOL! You're doing really great with the low carb thing.
    2361 days ago
    I LOVE the "George Carlin" voice - makes everything seem so much more reasonable, doesn't it?!?
    2362 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Enjoy Boston, WonderWoman :-) emoticon
    2362 days ago
    They have some pretty good seafood there. Oh, and Dunkin Donut, they are EVERYWHERE. Of course, no donuts but they have coffee.
    2362 days ago
    LOL, I was wondering when you would figure out the downside to that candy. I bought sugar free jelly beans for diabetic DH and instructed that he was only to eat a tiny handful at a time because there would otherwise be consequences for overindulging. Two days later the bag was in the trash and he said they were "bad".

    I tend to eat boring food when DH is out of town. I'm perfectly happy with a massive salad.
    2362 days ago
    Don't say I didn't warn you about that candy, LOL! Meanwhile - you must go to Legal Seafood while you are in Boston. And they have steamed broccoli to go with your yummy fish.
    2362 days ago
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