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low carb muffins
Monday, July 04, 2016      3 comments

Mary's Blueberry Muffins 2 C almond flour 1 tbsp baking powder .25 tsp salt 1 medium ripe banana 3 large eggs 4 tbsp oil (I divided .5 safflower, .5 coconut) 1 C almond milk (unsweetened) 1 tsp almond extract 1.25 C blueberr... Read more
This week's check in
Monday, June 20, 2016      3 comments

As of this morning: Down 18lbs 3" in chest 4.5" in waist 4" in hips What I've realized this week: I need to increase water. I need to cut back salt. Fruit isn't going to hurt me or my diet goals. Sugar alcohols are... Read more
one month in...
Friday, June 10, 2016      4 comments

So, I dropped 14lbs in the first 15 days. Since then I've been up and down the same two pounds over and over. I read postings in a forum for people who've done low carb and stalled out. Everyone one of them recommended increasing carbs in the... Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016      4 comments

Okay, with Easter, my birthday, my brother's birthday, my other brother's birthday, a surprise party, and two weeks of intense physical labor at work, I got derailed from Atkins fast. However, I jumped back in to Atkins on May 9th. 14 days... Read more
Food, glorious food....
Sunday, April 10, 2016      7 comments

It's a line from a song, though I can't remember which one... Cooking day yesterday. Made homemade breakfast sausage patties, egg muffins, deviled eggs...today did a pesto pasta made with zucchini using my veggetti. Still want to do some... Read more
"Taco" salad
Monday, March 21, 2016      10 comments

Dinner this evening was yummy! 2 cups of salad in a bowl with a quarter of an avocado, a spoon of salsa, 3oz ground beef, and topped with 1/2 oz of shredded cheddar cheese! If I'd had sour cream on hand I would have put a teaspoon of that ... Read more
Sunday, March 20, 2016      2 comments

Next weekend my roommate and I are driving to Weatherford TX to visit the "Capernaum Village", a replica of a first century town. It's a living history museum with a series of exhibits to walk through culminating in a recreation of the Last Sup... Read more
Today's meals
Sunday, March 20, 2016      5 comments

weren't anything spectacular, but filling and good. Breakfast was 2 eggs with salsa and 1/2 oz cheese and two slices of bacon. I cut the bacon in half in order to fit in my pan, so it appears that I have four slices. Lunch was left ov... Read more
Winter into Spring
Sunday, March 20, 2016      3 comments

We had the nicest Winter in Dallas I've ever experienced. Temps mostly in the 70's and sunny. No snow. No ice, Hardly any rain. Only a couple of frosty mornings. It was lovely. However, I'm now experiencing the downside of that. I was... Read more
Saturday, March 19, 2016      3 comments

Or was it an early dinner? So thrown off by not sleeping at all last night. Had breakfast at lunch time and lunch at 4:30....hummm Anyway, someone requested a photo of my meal, so here goes. Lunch today was very simple as I didn't feel m... Read more
I have to admit it works
Saturday, March 19, 2016      5 comments

Started the Atkins plan on the 17th. Today is the 19th. I'm down 5.2lbs already. You certainly don't starve, even in the first two weeks of "induction" on Atkins. I've had omelets with cheese, tomato, and mushroom and sliced bac... Read more
Back to Atkins
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      6 comments

Although balance and moderation are keys to healthy eating, it just takes more energy than I have right now to plan out meals every week, shop, measure, and cook. Atkins is more structured and has recipes online, and if I am too tired to creat... Read more
Company Dinner part 2
Monday, January 25, 2016      7 comments

Thanks for all the comments! No one actually liked the cookies. Not sweet enough. I thought they were okay, nice and moist and peanutty, but oh welll.... Rest of dinner, I fixed a big green salad, made my own ranch dressing, cooked whol... Read more
Company Dinner
Sunday, January 24, 2016      6 comments

Do you remember those days when you or a family member would cook a big meal and have friends/relatives over and everyone ate and was happy? It sometimes seems that the more we know the more complicated things become. My roommate and I... Read more
Low Carb Bread
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      5 comments

I got this recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods, paleocomfortfoods.com/ so it is not original to me. But, it is so easy to make and such a delicious and hearty bread that I thought I'd share the recipe. Preheat the oven to 300... Read more

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