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Come on guys -- put the ingredients where I'm gonna see them.
Sunday, February 05, 2012      2 comments

I made ground chicken soup today and chili. As I searched for the caloreis in ground chicken (not a food in SP database), I decided to enter it myself from the package label. That's when I noticed the lactate additive and the essence of rosema... Read more
Paula Dean / McDonalds share some things in common
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      3 comments

In 1982 when raising kids, I had a difficult time buying kids meals at McDonalds and trying to get fruit/veggies/or juice with them. I was in a minority that knew junk. I was appalled when McDonald's showed a loving family giving their 10 mont... Read more
Weird day of eating yesterday -- I think it made me stay awake
Sunday, January 29, 2012      1 comments

I ate pretty healthy yesterday and even splurged on a baked apple with a bit of whipped cream. When I ran the nutrition analysis I was surprised to see it was below 1200 calories. Surprised because I felt very full after dinner. Full en... Read more
It's the middle of winter and I want to stay inside and cook warm soups and stews
Friday, January 20, 2012      4 comments

I have a tough time with the cold. I don't sleep deeply; I'm uncomfortable with clothes that keep me warm; my energy levels drop; I'd prefer barefoot comfort. I'd rather stay inside my warm kitchen slowly cooking winter soups an... Read more
Having the flu caused a 4 pound weight loss
Thursday, January 19, 2012      0 comments

No appetite for 3 days -- dry toast and ginger ale and chicken broth -- ugh. What a diet. Not exercise except to sit up and sip. ... Read more
I hate working out with husbeast but at least he's getting active
Sunday, January 08, 2012      3 comments

Poor guy. He's so used to having an adoring group of people hanging onto his every word. But ... listening to others? Nope, not a skill he ever developed. But over the years, not knowing nutrition, never exercising, and walking around i... Read more
Candy canes have less than 100 calories
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      0 comments

I was helping my daughter take her tree down today and discovered a leftover candy cane. I was very surprised to see it only had 70 calories. What a treat! It doesn't take much to make me happy.... Read more
I am ready to toast the New Year
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

Saved 600 calories for tonight. Champagne = 100 calories 3 Medjool dates with cream cheese @ 85 calories each = 255 calories celery sticks = almost zip fruit cup = 100 calories carbonated water = zip Maybe a glass of wine! ... Read more
Fell of the wagon yesterday
Friday, December 30, 2011      4 comments

Grandchild visiting -- strawberries, banana bread and pastry piggies. A recipe for too many calories. I still eat compulsively when it comes to certain carbs -- breads and whipped cream. I ate today's calories yesterday. I spent ... Read more
Hooray -- subtle manipulation is working
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      0 comments

Having raised teenagers, I'm more into subtle manipulation rather than actual demands. I wasn't sure whether a gift card for personal training at the local gym would be received as an insult or just enough spark to get someone moving. We ... Read more
God Bless All of Us Dealing with Challenging Families
Sunday, December 25, 2011      3 comments

I wasn't trained to be a social worker. Maybe I should have done that instead of become a computer programmer. I'm upstairs hiding and taking a short break, gathering strength to go back downstairs and be cheerful. No, I'm not comp... Read more
Mirepoix fancy name for common sense
Saturday, December 24, 2011      0 comments

Mirepoix is a favorite refrigerator item that helps me prepare healthy meals when I get home from work. I've been happier about it now that 2 of my local grocery stores already carry the ingredients pre-chopped. And might I say that they... Read more
Another Aleve; another sudden drop in blood sugar
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      3 comments

I'm going through some painful PT for an injured tendon that was further injured by a suitcase falling just above the tendon. Last week I tried Aleve and found it really really helped the pain following PT. But over the next couple days I expe... Read more
It's been 10 years, but I experienced a sudden blood sugar drop today
Saturday, December 17, 2011      1 comments

Since going low carb, I've not only eliminated Type 2 diabetes, but my sudden low blood sugar episodes disappeared. I had one tonight and it's been so long (about 10 years) that I didn't recognize it until it was full blown. I fixed a pi... Read more
I am the diabetes police and I want to retire
Sunday, December 11, 2011      3 comments

I'm married to an actor who does a lot of community theater. Last evening, he was in a local holiday play. It ended at 10:30 pm. He came out excitedly to introduce me to several other cast members who had decided to go out for "Oreo Sliders" ... Read more

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