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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


It's New Year's Eve !!!
Today, I walked 5 miles in one hour, courtesy of Leslie Sansone DVD. The gym is closed today and tomorrow, So I've really got to keep active with the exercise and less active with eating all those goodies.

I had those delightful little Jimmie Dean sausage links for breakfast on one slice of wheat again this morn. For lunch I had Bacon, Lettuce and tomato on two slices of wheat bread.

I'm really not hungry tonite.. although the bright green from the Hershey's Miniatures Special Dark Wrapper convinced me to have just ONE tiny bar.

I dont know why, but this time of year, especially today, puts me in a reflective mood. I've been kinda moody, yet reflecting on the good/bad things that have gone on in my life this year, and well, if you ask my friends they will tell you that sometimes this goes on for DAYS. I'll just be quieter or moodier than usual.
I plan on watching a new episode of Dog Whisperer tonite.. yeah big New Years Eve plans... ha.
I hope everyone has a Blessed One... Time to make the cole slaw tomorrow !!

Have a Happy New Year !!!! May each and every one of you reach your goals this year !!
Bayoubabe --- Big Easy (New Orleans ) on Low Carbs :) Livin it & Lovin it !!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I read Jimmie's report on Stevia, and glad it is finally getting the FDA approval it deserves. I noticed that the 'stock' is privately held, so those people are going to make a bundle of $$ off of this little gem :)

For breakfast I had Jimmie Dean Sausage and one slice of wheat bread.

This afternoon, I had a cup of string beans cooked with two slices of cut up Ham and smothered with onions. It was good ! I also had a hamburger pattie on my homemade sesame bread slices.

A Diet Popsicle rounded off the evening :)

I worked out for 1 1/2 hours at the gym today. They are closed tomorrow AND New Years Day, So I'm going to have to do some exercises at home to make up the difference.

Yall got your blacked eyed peas and cabbage ready for New Years yet ?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bad Foods That Are Good For Weight Loss

According to our buddies at Webmd.com, There are Bad Foods that are good for Weight Loss ! (WHEN will they begin to tell us something NEW !!!)

For those out there willing to click on the link below :


You'll be reminded of which 'bad foods' that can help you loose. Seductive foods seem to lurk at every turn, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. But many foods that have gotten a bad rap aren’t so terrible after all. Learn which tempting treats can actually help you lose weight and keep it off.

Although this article told ME nothing 'new', it may just be a reminder to those out there who are beginning their low carb regime.


Today, I went diligently to the gym, worked out for 1 hr, 45 minutes, AND I FINALLY LOST A POUND !!! YEAH !!!... I just KNEW if I were to be faithful and work out more, this would happen, AND it happened during Christmas week :))) Wheeeeeeee....

So now, I'm down to 143 pounds... That last pound was HARD to come off, took me two weeks, but I did it !!

Today, I had my first "Southwest Salad" with Grilled Chicken from Mc Donald's' (Tangy, warm, cilatro-lime glazed chicken (grilled or crispy), poblano peppers, roasted tomatoes, crispy chili-lime tortilla strips, black beans, fire-roasted corn, cheddar-jack cheese, lime 1/4 slice, ).. Well, in my salad, there were NO tomatoes at all, and those black beans, I tossed them out. The tortilla strips were more like taco shells to me... but it WAS a great salad.. Total Carbohydrate 30g so says this website


It was the best tasting salad I had in a long time. I did drizzle Ranch dressing on top, so add another 8 carbs.

I also had 1/2 of my usual ham and cheese sandwich on wheat toast.

I was out and about today, very pretty day, with beautiful weather.

Tonight, I had the guilt-free pleasure of eating one Hershey Special Dark Chocolate Miniature
(5 carbs) it was GOOD !!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

I exercised for 45 minutes on the treadmill this morning. I walked outside with a friend for an hour, while the New Orleans Saints lost.

For lunch, I had two thin slices of my Sesame Bread that I made yesterday in the bread machine. To top off the sandwich, I put slices of turkey breast and ham, along with mayo, mustard and pickles. I had a cup of mixed "steamed' veggies. Tonite, I had a cup of Breyers low carb ice cream.

The weather has changed, much cooler today ! I'll have to exercise more indoors today.

The kids still have *another* week off of school. Weigh in day tomorrow at the gym. At least during this Christmas week, I exercised more, so we'll see if it paid off !!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Not so "Sesame" Bread !!

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a novice in the bread machine world. Today, I retrieved a recipe for Sesame Bread from a book , "500 Low-Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender.

The book is based on a ONE POUND breadmaker, whereas my bread machine makes a 1.5 to 2 lb loaf. Her book called for simply 'doubling' the recipe given to make a two pound loaf. Sounds easy enough right ? I followed the recipe (doubling the amounts), and here is the final product :

It looks delish and all, but it is very dense and way too many sesame. A friend of mine just suggested making the 1 lb loaf recipe and put it in my machine that way and run it through the cycle. Since I am new to this , I thought I HAD to fit the recipe.. 'to fit the machine'., thus the final product.

On an upward note, my 84 year old father in law graciously bestowed this wonderful hand crafted bread slicer to me :) I got the instructions of how to make the slicer off of the internet.

My delicious low carb sesame sliced bread ready to be eaten !!

I think next time I will stick with the one pound sesame recipe, then put it in the bread machine (even though the machine is for 1.5 to a two pound loaf.)

For breakfast today, I had slices of bacon on wheat toast with lettuce and tomato.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Work out Day !

I worked out at the gym today for two hours. I had a big Subway salad mid afternoon. I was not really all that hungry tonite. Decided to hit the road for some after Christmas sales. I also went to Whole Foods Market to gather some items I needed to finally make some low carb bread with in my bread machine.

I got two neat books for Christmas

The Carbohydrate Addict's Calorie Counter


The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program

By Richard Heller and Rachael Heller

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Have a Low-Carbilicious Christmas !!

Merry Christmas !!! Have a Blessed One !!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I have to CONFESS, I cheated too !!

Yesterday, I went to visit my Aunt Carol and Uncle Felix in Mississippi. We had a wonderful visit ! The only thing though -- my Aunt is a great COOK, so don't yall know I had to sample just about EVERYTHING she had ??

She first tempted me with the nuts and cheese and sausage (a low carber's delight)... but then the smells from the oven -- Oh my ! Ham, sweet potato, warm buns, & baked beans... HELLO ! T-e-m-p-a-t-a-t-i-o-n set in and THIS Louisiana gal just HAD to sample everythang. So, I must confess, along with everyone else doing their low carb blogs.. I cheated too !

I went back to he 'low carb' lifestyle by having two hamburger patties for dinner last nite.

On a good note, I did go to the gym & exercised for one hour yesterday morning AND I walked two miles to my Leslie Sansone dvd.


This morning, I ate two scrambled eggs with a slice of ham. For lunch I had ham & cheese on toast with pickles and pepperjack cheese !

Monday, December 22, 2008

Be Wise.... Exercise !!

Well, I had NO weight loss last week. I should have known. I had a sick kid home on Friday (my usual workout day.) & did not even do an ounce of exercise this weekend.

When I weighed in, the guy at the gym would not even give me the 1/2 pound I thought I had lost ! LOL. So, lesson learned. even if I can't go to the gym, there is always SOMETHING I can do at home to exercise.

I have the kids home for TWO WEEKS Christmas break, AND the gym has less hours open because of the Christmas holiday, So I need to do some kind of exercise at home.... I know, woulda, coulda, shoulda... ;( I have only myself to blame.

For lunch today, I had three slices of bacon on wheat bread, lettuce and tomato. Tonight, I am fixing tuna fish and egg salad.

I watched the movie "7 Pounds, with Will Smith"... just feel so sad... VERY dramatic movie.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Out with the OLD, in with the NEW !!

January 2008 -- 164 Pounds

It will be 2 1/2 months since I started low-carb, .. Now I'm weighing in at 144 pounds, -- but when I put the pictures side by side its kinda scary !

LOL. I weigh in tomorrow (still hoping for more weight loss).
P.S. I am a 'vertically-challenged' gal of 5' 4"

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47 carbs today, yeah !!
Today for lunch I had ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread... For supper I had two eggs, six meatballs & broccoli & cheese... (ok I cleaned out the frig) ...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Really Works for Weight Loss ? Web MD reveals...

The answer is more simple than you think. See what one of today's top fitness experts has to say.

The father of fitness walking, James Rippe, MD, has the skinny on how to effectively lose weight.


(1) Regular Physical Activity (walk 30 minutes a day)
(2)Pay Attention Every Day to nutrition (not dieting ?) what ?
(3) Adopt a Long-Term Mindset
(4)Support of Other People

I like this advice. Although I exercise more than 30 minutes a day, and pay attention EVERY DAY to nutrition. The Long-Term Mindset ? I take it one day at a time. Support of other people is nice, but I have to be realistic. Eating low-carb IS a lifestyle, and it is NOT for everyone.

I think the one word I hear my friends saying is how 'disciplined' I am in eating. The other thing I hear is how 'low will you go ?"... I have not found that answer just yet. However, I'm sure there will come a time when the weight loss WILL tamper off, and I'll be at a point where I will feel comfortable in eating more than 60 carbs per day.

I think I will never look at food again in such a way as I have in the past 2 1/2 months ! I look at EVERY nutrition label, for ALL of the hidden signs of sugars, their different names, etc. I look for the amount of CARBS. I examine a product like someone examines a crime scene. I take forever it seems at the supermarket when looking for new low carb foods to eat. I try to post them HERE so others can benefit.

Just how low will you go ? How do you know when you get there ? Have others been telling you things about your weight loss ?


For Lunch, I finished up the rest of the ham and cheese salad from yesterday. For supper, I had mirliton with hamburger meat in it, and Breyer's Carb Ice Cream.

Friday, December 19, 2008

For breakfast today, I had two slices of bacon.

For lunch, I had chicken salad sandwich on 2 slices of wheat bread.

For supper, I had a ham and cheese over lettuce tomato salad with 2 tablespoons of Kraft dressing. Bacon bits drizzled on top.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Zippity Do-Dah..

Today seemed like it zipped by !

I had three Jimmie Dean sausages on wheat bread for my mid morning breakfast.

Had errands to run, so went right through, skipped lunch. For supper I had a mesquite chicken breast with those Green Giant Vegetable Medley Steamers.

. total = 24 carbs

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"White" On -- No Way !!

Guess what ?

For Lunch today, I had Chicken salad on WHITE BREAD (26 carbs). Was making hubby a sandwich and forgot I made mine on white instead of wheat *ugh ! Best dern tasting sandwich I had since I ate the roll at Thanksgiving !

I worked out for an hour and a half at the gym this morn.

It's 80 degrees this afternoon as I type this... time for a cool refreshing glass of Diet Coke over ice.

Tonight, I had a hamburger patti on two slices of wheat bread, with a slice of cheese.

Total for today : 70 carbs.. lesson learned -- ANYTHING WHITE = NO ~!~~

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

CARBi-licious ! (Tell me about your low-carb menu challenge !!)

Not sure if this is a new word, but I'm grooving into my menus' ! I think its been almost two weeks since we started our low-carb blogs, and I just wanted to tell EVERYONE how proud I am of them !!

Today for breakfast I had three Jimmy Dean Sausage Patti Links on wheat toast. For lunch I had a slice of wheat toast with a boiled egg sliced on top, mayo, tomato, Kraft cheese & pepperjack string cheese. I also had Hormel Pepperoni Slices and Hormel Canadian Style Bacon slices as a treat.

It's already after 6 pm, and I'm REALLY not that hungry, so I may just not eat anything tonite. Although that Beyer's low carb ice cream sure does sound GOOD :) Ok : I caved in and had some Smartfood popcorn

How is everyone else doing with their blogging ? (total carbs for today : 35)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Back In the "Shape" of Thangs ...

Good Morning !

I worked out at the gym for two hours this morn. Ellipticial, treadmill & bicycle , 20 min each, the rest was on the weight machines.

I lost two pounds in a week ! I'm now down to 144, for a grand total of 20 pounds, since Oct. 7th. 2 mos, one week.

For lunch I had ham, cheese on 2 slices of wheat toast. For supper I had Underwood deviled ham with two boiled eggs, on one slice of wheat. I had a cup of Green Giant "Steamers' veggies, 8 carbs and One pizza roll (8 carbs ), pepperjack string cheese. and a Fuze to drink. Total carbs for today... 43 :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Finally Rested

After yesterday's bout with a full blown sinus infection, I woke up very hungry. I had three Jimmy Dean Sausages on wheat toast for Breakfast.

For lunch, I had a beef patti with cheese.

For dinner I had ham & cheese on two slices of wheat bread with mayo.

Diet coke & water to drink today.

Total carbs for today, 28.

Weigh in day tomorrow . Back to the gym (routine).

Went Christmas shopping to get last minute presents.

Thanks for the well wishes !

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Takin It Easy...

I DON"T feel like myself today. I think I may have either exercised too much yesterday, or I'm beginning to come down with something. I had to take a Zyrtec-D, as my sinus problems gone awry today. Even when I tried putting on makeup , you could STILL see the bagginess under my eyes ! My eyes keep watering so Its definitely allergy/sinus related. I'm about to take some ibuprofen, as the sinuses keep draining down to my throat now, and I have a sinus headache.. SO how was your day ?? I did not even get to exercise...and I cant even finish my ham and turkey salad tonite =(

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For breakfast I had two eggs on one slice of wheat toast. For lunch I had lettuce, tomato, turkey, ham and cheese on two slices of wheat toast. For supper, I had a salad consisting of different cheeses, pepperoni slices, bacon, Kraft dressing, tomato, lettuce, ham and turkey.

On a bright note, I DID see that Jimmy is checking out our blogs and he even left a comment on mine the other day !! Its SO nice of him. Now lets get him doing to do and audio/or you tube blog on US, doing OUR BLOG MENUS...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Getting Fit with Leslie Sansone !


Leslie Sansone: Walk at Home - 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk (2008)

Today I walked 4 of the 5 miles with Leslie ! I like her newest video, You exercise each mile in a short 12 minute mile. In the first mile she is alone. I've never seen her alone in her video before, I really liked it this way. One lady gave her testimony of how she lost over 100 pounds, and how she did it at 'her own pace, and without expectations.'.... I'm a bit different, I NEED goals, and expectations. I do agree that I do exercising at 'my own pace' , and the only diet that EVER worked for me IS LOW CARB !!

Speaking of carbs ....My carb total for today was 48.

I had a mesquite chicken breast. It was absolutely delicious and only four carbs. I put the chicken breast on one piece of wheat toast (cut in half) with lettuce , tomato and mustard and mayo.

For supper, I had bacon, lettuce and tomato, mayo on two slices of wheat. I had string cheeses (pepper jack, my fav ! and mozarella).

There are a few snowmen still standing in our neighborhood from the beautiful snow fall we had yesterday. SUCH A BLESSING TO SEE !!

You know what they say about Louisiana weather , huh ?? If there is now on Dec 11, then we'll probably have an 80 degree Christmas !! YES ONLY in New Orleans !!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

SNOWING !! In New Orleans !!!

Earliest snow on record here. 2-3 inches !!

8 am here IT FINALLY SNOWED !!! I'M SO EXCITED. It happens like once every 3-5 years. It did snow a couple of Christmas's ago... I'm SO excited... Like a kid with their hands in the low-carb candy jar !

It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas.. I found ONE Christmas pressie under our tree, and guess who its for.. ME :) I can't WAIT till Christmas to open it up ! LOL.

I'm getting ready to make breakfast , consisting of one piece of wheat bread ,two eggs, & cheese my 'omelet'. so about a 16 carb breakfast !
For lunch, I prepared a good salad consisting of 2 boiled eggs, pepperoni , lettuce, tomato, cheeses, turkey, kraft dressing, bacon bits, etc. Fuze to drink (love this stuff !)
Carb Total so far today : 22

Have a Blessed Day !!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hot and Cold..

Today I had ham, cheese, turkey for lunch (no bread).

This evening I had catfish and one french fry (ok, had to splurge here, as it was very tempting)
I also had a lettuce and tomato salad with a drizzle of kraft dressing (oil & vinegar) and some bacon bits.

Its been a very crappy rainy, COLD day.

I worked out at the gym this morn for 1 hour 45 minutes... I wore workout clothes, includes shorts and a t.. well in less than 20 minutes, it cooled down some 20 degrees thats Louisiana for ya.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tis da Season.....

I had fun at our ladies "Christian Connection" social today. Lots of great food (YES, low carb too), too many to mention, but I brought the chicken salad, on white and wheat bread !

I had the chicken salad again for supper. So today, I did not count my carbs, but I watched what I ate and sampled a bit of what everyone had. Down south, we're known for our cooking, and it was oh-so-delicious !

Whats your favorite low-carb holiday food ?

Monday, December 8, 2008

On The "Weigh" Down ...

Today I went to the gym ! I lost two more pounds !

I was beginning to wonder if I was exercising enough at home on my day off from the gym... guess I have not been doing too bad !

For lunch today, I had a Subway Salad (12 - 14 carbs) and two packs of small crackers on the side (4 carbs).

At the gym I exercised on the treadmill machine, the elliptical, and the bicycle for 20 minutes each = 1 hour. Then, I worked on the weight machines for another 45 minutes. I FEEL GREAT !!
Weigh in days are always scary... When I began my weight loss on 10/07/2008, I was 164 lbs. Today I weighed in at 146 -- for a total of 18 pounds in 2 months :) My goal is to be 140 pounds by Christmas -- Who knows , huh ?? LOL.

For supper I had fresh steamed broccilli & chicken salad sandwich. For a grand total of 52 carbs :)

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Onto Better Thangs...

After inserting foot in mouth yesterday about the amount of carbs in a Mc Donald's sausage patti, I am quite relieved to find out it was just 1 or 2 carbs.

Onto BETTER things. The weather has been clear and crisp, but COLD.. I must admit that My exercise has slowed down a bit, but I will be better at it today ! I'm generally an 'outside person'.. love to walk, to explore nature, etc. Gimme butterflies and blue skies ANYTIME.. (sounds like the name for a new song title -- huh ?) LOL.

For lunch today, I had a nice salad consisting of crispy lettuce, tomatoes, pepper jack & mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, and yes, a cut up hot dog !! On top was drizzled Kraft Zesty Italian Marinade and Salad Dressing.

I hit the local CVS for their Sunday sale, The Energizer batteries (with coupons) were the "hot item' of the day.

Today I exercised by walking 3 miles to a Leslie Sansone DVD, and rode my bicycle with my son one mile around our town.

For dinner, I had 1/2 cup mixed veggies, pepperoni slices, turkey breast, ham and a diet coke. Might even splurge on a sugar free popsicle later :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

There's a New Kid In Town -- Mc Donald's

Our newest neighbor on the block -- Mc Donald's just opened up this week, in our quaint, rural town. Dollar General was the main stay until Mickey D's came along.. My momma would say "Its the best thang since sliced bread !"... Well, today I went exploring our newest restaurant... but I should have stayed HOME !!

Who would have thought, their Sausage Patti and Eggs would total 16 carbs combined ! To add insult to injury, I had TWO servings of the eggs (2 carbs) and ONE of the Sausage patti -- a whopping 14 carbs !! So my total carb intake for BREAKFAST ALONE WAS 16 carbs.... I nearly fainted when I just read this !!


Come on a 14 carb sausage patti ? what the heck is in it ?

I'm a very disappointed in myself for making such POOR choices.



For supper, I had roast beef tips on two slices of wheat bread (8 carb per slice), so this totaled up to be rough estimate of 20 carbs, (YES, I had the gravy too !)

So, 36+ carbs persay, is not a BAD total, but this is only for two meals !

I've wised up today -- know your carb intake BEFORE you go to Mc Donald's

Trying to go Low Carb ? Webmd.com Advice

after a brief ad :


I love to see what others have to say about the low carb world. They say the average person maintains 500 carbs per day ?? Yikes... Got to love the 'be careful of the 'FAT." lol

Friday, December 5, 2008

Takin it Easy in The Big Easy....

It has been real cold lately here with strong wind gusts... days like today, make ya want to cook up some soup, or chili, or a HOT baked potato !!! Makes my mouth water thinkin about it. I took it easy today, since it was my day "off'' from exercising...

For lunch I had the ham, cheese & turkey sandwich on wheat bread. For supper I had two eggs, and a 1/2 cup of mixed veggies !! YES ! mixed veggies and eggs... I ALMOST was tempted to throw the veggies in with the eggs and make an OMELET, but opted to just have them on the side.

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pic of baked cheetos

I am excited by the comments everyone is leaving... thanks for visiting the site :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lo Carb Shopping / Makin' Groceries Southern Style !!

Today was a fun day. Before I went shopping at our local Wally World for low carb items, I had a good lunch consisting of Tuna Salad on Whole Wheat bread. I found some yummy 100 calorie Cheeto puffs, So I snaked on those as well.

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Its been pretty rainy and cold today with a brisk breeze. I went to the gym to work out today.

Back to Wally World. I think I may create my own "low carb shopping list'' to let yall know what exactly I like to eat that helps in the low carb world out there . I'll have to post that another day.
I met another low carb person at Wal Mart today. It was good to speak to her, even if just for a few minutes. Even though I've been 'low-carbin' for two months now.. it's different when you meet people like yourself who have successfully lost weight by doing this type of diet. She was very helping in guiding my way around the place and even pointed out a few items that I could not find.

I did not eat much today. Just was not in the mood. Tonight was our Christmas tree lighting at our local park, so I spent a couple of hours out on such a beautiful crispy cold night. They were dispersing hot chocolate, I SO wanted some, but when I looked at the CARBS, I had to pass. Then I thought that someone out there MUST make a low carb/sugar free hot chocolate, so next time, I am going to put that on my list and look for it as well.

Do yall have a 'grocery type' list you'd like to share, OR some of your fav low-carb foods/drinks that you can get at the local supermarket, you'd like to give us a 'head's up' ON ?? Please post below :)

Blessings !

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Walkin Away the Pounds !! Exercising & Super Foods !!

Today , I exercised by doing a 4 mile walk to Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds" Express.


This took about an hour. Anyone that can keep up with Leslie, is great in my book !

I ate at our local Chinese restaurant. It was a 'buffet' type meal, where you pick what you want to eat. I had a small slice of meatloaf, some of those steamed veggies, a couple of different kinds of chicken (that was not sweet or breaded), and a diet coke. My fortune cookie said for me to learn how to say the word "Doctor'' in Chinese. It also, instead of giving me a fortune, gave me great powerball numbers and said 'lady luck is on your side." So , of course, I had to purchase a lottery ticket, using those numbers. We'll see If I'm a millionaire before morning !


Super Foods & Super Denise Austin !!

I really really like Denise Austin... as a matter of fact.. I was a follower of hers for approx. 25 years ! She was on Lifetime TV it seemed like forever, and one day last year... boop, she was gone ! Just like that, no mention, nada. I still subscribe to her e-newsletter, and she had a nice article in there today, thought I'd mention it !


Eat Right!

Get Your Superfoods!

Looking for a way to get even more bang for your nutritional buck? Try these "superfoods"! They're loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help you feel great, and they even help fight disease! Incorporate them into your diet today!

Almonds: A source of "good" fat, almonds can help your heart by lowering bad cholesterol!

Berries: They're jammed with vitamins — particularly vitamin C — but new research has found these sweet little sensations to be ace disease fighters too, helping to prevent bladder infections and even cancers, among other illnesses.

Broccoli: Folate, vitamin C, calcium — broccoli is packed with all these awesome nutrients. Now researchers think it might also fight cancer!

Avocado: The large number of calories in a serving of avocado is totally worth it! This source of healthy fat contains a ton of vitamin K and potassium and is also associated with lower cholesterol and even the prevention of breast cancer!

Salmon: Low in calories, easy to prepare, and amazingly good for you — what's not to love about salmon? And the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are great for your heart!

Olive oil: Another good fat! Besides making your food incredibly tasty, olive oil can also protect you from heart disease.

Green tea: So much research has touted the benefits of green tea, it's hard to know where to begin! But here's a sample: A Japanese study in 2006 showed that green tea lowered the risk of death from all causes. How's that for a superfood?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frost on the Pumpkin/ Lo Carb Bread Meltdown !!

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Today was such a beautiful day, at least it started that way... there was frost on the morning pumpking and a *BIG* grin to boot. My precious son has the biggest cheeks, dont' ya just want to pinch them ?

I had a good day carbwise, however, the Lo Carb Bread Machine recipe, well, that turn out to be a different story ! ... Its called "Final Bread" perhaps for a reason, cause it didn't rise to the occasion, the way I thought it would !

I followed the recipe word-for-word, ingredient wise, that is --however the 'Dough Cycle' on MY machine runs 1 1/2 hours, whereas the machine time on the recipe above runs only 39 minutes... So, I'm not exactly sure if THAT was the reason why the bread well, once out of the oven never made it to the top of the loaf pan ! I would say that it was perhaps 3/4 of the way up the pan. This is my first time using the ingredients listed and trying to make this Atkins-type bread, so any and all comments are welcome PLEASE !!
I exercised for 30 minutes on my treadmill at home today.

For lunch I had a nice Ham & Cheese salad with Kraft Italian dressing and the ingredients listed in the carb counter diagram above . I had a cheese and Toast sandwich for supper. For a taste of sweetness I had a Fuze and a Schwan's sugar free popsicle (I love these thangs !)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Living the Low Carb Challenge

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This is in response to Jimmy Moore's challenge of posting our Low Carb meals online. So here it is :) I don't count calories, I count carbs !!

For Lunch I had : Del Monte mixed veggies, Ham & Cheese on Wheat.

For supper I had a Hamburger patti (homemade) with a slice of Kraft cheese on top.

I generally go to the gym three times a week. I do the treadmill, elliptical, and bicycle. I also work out on the weight machines. (no free weights)

I do not eat breakfast usually. Just not hungry in the morning. I eat around 11 am, and then later in the afternoon.

I drink lots of water, and try to use those single pack mixes to give the water some flavor. Every now and then I throw in a Diet Coke.

My most recent purchase was a bread machine. Now that I have all of the ingredients for Atkins low carb bread.. I cannot wait to try it out. My goal is to make my own 3 - 5 carb per slice bread.


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