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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!!

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 !


NewVision said...

Hey Bayoubabe,
I shop a lot at wally world myself. I live in a little town, and the big town next to me only has 2 stores and yep, you guessed it wally world is one of the.
I just found the flat out Light flat bread there. I make pizza out of them. My hubby LOVES them. 16 carbs - 9 fiber = 9 net carbs. For the WHOLE thing. We also make meat roll ups with them.
I also just found Heinz one carb ketchup.
Hunts No sugar added spaghetti sauce with Spaghetti squash.

Outside of fresh veggies and meat I can't think of anything else right now. I hope this helps.
How much weight do you have to lose?
Have a great day.

bayoubabe said...

Hi New Vision ! Glad you found the site !

My doctor had 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. I have already lost 15 pounds, and It is closing in on two months !!!

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, exercise at home.

I also found the Heinz one carb ketchus, but did not even KNOW they made a Hunts no suggar added spaghetti sauce ! is that in the CAN ?? I'm adding that to the 'grocery list' that I am making for this blog.

I think there is a LOT of interest in low-carb shopping. It was amazing to meet someone like myself in the store.. I hope you are enjoying this blog !

Harry said...

Good day, BayouBabe.

Give me a few days to think about it and then I'll post as comprehensive an LC list as I can think of.

I think Jimmy had an LC hot cocoa last week. I think it's called "Big Train Low Carb Hot Cocoa". I found this link for it:


It takes a little more work but I like to make my own hot cocoa.

Hope you have a lovely day. :-)

Erika said...

Ooohhh lc hot chocolate sounds delicious! How would you make it?

100 calorie Cheeto puffs?? What are in those things? hehehe

You guys are making me jealous, all this talk of lc substitute foods! I bet I'll do a massive shop when I travel to the USA in 2010 :)

bayoubabe said...

I think they sell a Swiss Miss sugar free hot cocoa mix, so thats on my grocery list already !

The Cheetos 100 calorie pack are a bag of Cheetos, pre packaged. They are little puffs and Yummy !

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.. Where are you from ?

Erika said...

Hi again,

Thanks for your response :)

The Cheetos puffs, I was wondering if you actually know what they are. I mean, they don't grow out of the grain all salted and puffy, right??

And I'm in Australia. I think we have a totally different way of eating around here hehehe. A friend from the USA visited a couple of years ago and we went for some food. He asked for an iced tea and the waiter looked at him like he had two heads or something lol

Hence we don't have anywhere near the number of substitutes. Which is good in a way too bc it's more whole foods for me. :)

But then I chat to a friend in Sweden about lc and they have EVEN LESS options. Weird, hey?

bayoubabe said...

According to Wickipedia : Cheetos are a brand of cheese curl made by Frito-Lay; they are a crunchy, cheese-flavored cornmeal snack .[1] Cheetos was developed by Fritos creator Charles Elmer Doolin along with a potato product called "Fritatos".[2]

I just like it cause it made of cheese and light and puffy. I'm not very good at explaining the concepts/or what ingredients this food has but I would imagine somewhere in Aussie Land someone would have a Cheeto for you to try !! LOL

Thanks for explaining your customs.. We have a few down South, and if you keep on reading this blog you MAY just find out...

We 'make' groceries = same as purchasing :)

Have a Blessed evening :)

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