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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!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez".. its Mardi Gras time !!

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez"
Let the good times Roll ! It's Mardi Gras weekend here in the Big Easy !!!! Time for some King Cake, Hot Beignets, po-boys.... Oh wait ! That's a low carber's nightmare :))
The streets will be rolling with Mardi Gras floats and revelers this weekend. Should be a wonderful way to pass a good time :) Exercise can include lots of WALKING, chasing the floats for beads, picking up beads and doubloons off of the ground AND tossing the beads to other people way back in the crowd, once you have enough for yourself. You'll probably have the chance to park far away from the parade route, so that's a plus in my book to get in that extra bit of WALKING.
Its a beautiful sunny morning here. I'm finally getting myself pulled together.
I have a massage scheduled and I'm looking forward to that. My birthday is next Friday, so I hope to have great weather and a good time next weekend :) How much more can this southern gal ask for ? :))
For breakfast, I had four Jimmie Dean sausages on one slice of wheat toast. It is supposed to be weigh in day at the gym, but since I"m not going there today, I will just exercise at home. I think everyone needs a 'break' from the gym and do something different.
For lunch I ate double hamburger meat from Mc Donald's on wheat bread with my 100 calorie pouch of Cheeto Puffs.
Have a Blessed Day !



Sunny said...

Sounds like a fun weekend ahead! Chasing beads is probably great exercise. :)

Harry said...

Have lots of fun at Mardi Gras, BayouBabe!

I've never been to MG but I've heard it's a wild time! Enjoy and report back! :)

Low Carber said...

Mardi Gras.. you lucky girl. I love jazz and I also play the sax. My favorite musician is Charlie Parker who frequented New Orleans.

and Beads.. all I can say is I was shocked as 18 year old farm boy from Idaho.. haha

Enjoy :)

bayoubabe said...

I love Harry Connick, Jr. and Al Hirt... Ever heard of the Dirty Dozen Brass Brand ?


Every been to a jazz funeral.. ? OR ate funeral food. We KNOW how to cook down here :)


It's a quick read with belly laughs and lots of recipes for "restorative cocktail", "cup homemade mayonnaise" & of course, "pimiento cheese".

Perhaps someone will write on on "Low Carb" funeral foods" lol

NewVision said...

Have fun and make sure you fill us in. I've never been to Mardi Gras either. So again I will be living through you....LOL
Have a great time.

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