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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!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Down , but not Out.

I had a REALLY bad day yesterday, not food-wise, but I let a little sheet of paper I received in the mail with some news on it get the best of me. How I allowed such a thing, and give it power is beyond me ! Thanks to my friends, and some much needed prayer time, I was able to best deal with the situation, and am proceeding in the right direction.

For lunch today I had

100 Calorie Cheetos Puffs (9 carbs)

Two Slices of Wheat bread

One Slice Cheese

Chicken Breast and Turkey Breast

Lipton Diet Iced Tea

Exercised for one hour with my 'medicine ball', those inflatable balls you see at the gym, very cheap, less than $10 at Wal Mart. I recently subscribed to some sports channels on Cox Cable tv out here and one of the channels is called the 'Fitness Channel.' Today they exercised with those medicine balls, -- quite a workout ! Also , went walking this afternoon around our town.
For dinner, I had chicken salad on one slice of wheat, mozzarella & cheddar cheese slices & 3 strawberries cut up, and smothered with whipped cream ! Yummy !!


Harry said...

I hope today is much better day for you, Bayoubabe. :)

Stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better. Reaching out to friends and prayer is a very good thing to do. Good job in staying on track with eating.

Erika said...

Hi Bayoubabe,

Darn I just wrote you a Comment but I think the computer lost it

I was just sending you my best wishes and giving thanks that you have such suportive friends around you at this time.

I watched this vid on youtube yesterday of a competing athlete performing a sequence with a ball. Amazing!

bayoubabe said...

Yes, friends are the BEST ! I am so greatful I have friends in person and on the internet here.


Vadim said...

Babeyoubabe, thats some name alright! But do you have a real name? If not make one, lol. I dont like to call people by their nicknames looks like jail, babe10, pooti108 and so on. Ok, enouph with that, I think you get the picture. I have been craving to visit New Orleans for the longest time, may be this summer! Listen I told Harry one time how to deal with stress. It works, at least in theory. Next time you are really pissed off, pretend you are a palm tree! Did you know that palm trees are the strongest trees in nature and can withstand winds up to 130 miles an hour? They are able to do that due to their very flexible nature. They never resisit the storm, they bend down to it and wait for it to go away! Then after the storm is out, they spring back up and whaloo! I know easier said than done, but..... What works for me is I close my eyes and pretend I am being tickled by a liitle baby lauphing hysterically! I remembe when I was in my teens and my neice was one year old she loved to tickle me and would lauph hysterically doing it. Kids are nothing but love. La Tzu a famous spiritual teacher once defined love as pure ego-free entitiy. He said if one wants to see love, all you have to do is to remove ego from yourself and all that is left is pure love! So next time someone gives you hard time, pretend you are being tickled by a baby who is lauphing hysterically or be a palm tree! Lol, hope you feel better!

bayoubabe said...

Thanks for the advice ! I do have a real name, but hey at least I put a PHOTO :) So I'm stepping out there !!

Thanks for the tips for stress relief...That little piece of paper just hit off guard like a ton of bricks, and as my son caught me 'whimpering', in his own words.. Yeah, power to a piece of paper... DOH !!

Weigh in day tomorrow !!

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