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Whole 30 Day 11, 9/15/16
Thursday, September 15, 2016      5 comments

I'm at the point in my Whole 30 where I'm finding it hard to make different vegetables and I'm getting stuck in a rut. I need a little more variety if I'm going to stick this out for 30 days. I really, really miss my hot tea with Stevia in the m... Read more
Whole 30 Day 5 9/9/16
Friday, September 09, 2016      4 comments

The dog woke me up at 4 a.m. again and I don't think I went back to sleep. Was hungry when I woke up but didn't eat until my normal time. I was hungry between meals today too, had some pumpkin seeds this morning and afternoon. I think I ate enou... Read more
Whole 30 Day 4
Thursday, September 08, 2016      2 comments

Another good day on my Whole 30. No snacking. I did have a stomach ache for a short while after lunch, not sure what that was about. I ate the same thing I had for Meal 3 yesterday so it wasn't anything new. Thankfully it didn't last long. One t... Read more
Whole 30 Day 3
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      4 comments

It's been a good day on my Whole 30. I feel good and didn't eat between meals. Meal 1: sausage and 3 eggs, roasted cauliflower and carrots Meal 2: Meaty spaghetti sauce/zoodles, banana, salad with Ranch and sunflower seeds Meal3: Cocon... Read more
Whole 30 - Day 1 and 2
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      1 comments

This is my second Whole 30, I completed my first one in April. It was an interesting experience but when it was over I didn't reintroduce foods one at a time due to travel right at the end. So this time I want to be more intentional about that s... Read more
Do you grieve certain foods?
Sunday, April 10, 2016      5 comments

I have had times since going low carb where I am angry about not being able to eat certain foods - or at least not eating them if I want to be healthy and reach my goals. I struggle with this most in December when the treats and food are everywh... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 7
Sunday, May 11, 2014      2 comments

This week I have been focusing on finding sugar in all it's many forms and artificial sweeteners in the regular foods I eat, just as an awareness exercise. I think often as a low carber I focus on the grams of carbs and not necessarily the ingre... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 6
Saturday, May 10, 2014      4 comments

Except it wasn't. We had steak for supper, and it wasn't that great so I used some Heinz 57 sauce without even thinking. I was halfway done with my steak before I realized. I knew beforehand that it had sugar (corn syrup if I remember correctly)... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 5
Friday, May 09, 2014      2 comments

I planned ahead today, and brought my own salad dressing. I usually treat myself to lunch out on Fridays at work, but the salad dressing will have sugar I'm sure. Tonight will be a challenge as we are going to a graduation at 5:00 and then the o... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 4
Thursday, May 08, 2014      0 comments

Down a pound this morning. I'm not sure if it's a direct result of the no sweetener experiment or the strength training I've been doing - not a lot yet but probably 3 times over the last week. I've also been walking extra, but I've been doing th... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 3
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      2 comments

I'm realizing how much sweet stuff I have been eating, even if it is sugar free. My normal snacks I can't have. My favorite snack is a cocoa powder, peanut butter, coconut oil mixture that I use Stevia to sweeten, but the PB also has a little su... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 2
Tuesday, May 06, 2014      1 comments

Today I'm missing my sugar free gum and mints. I actually thought the mints were sugar free and had artificial sweetener in them, but I just checked and found sugar is the first ingredient! The gum has artificial sweetener. I'm drinking water wh... Read more
Sugar Free Week Day 1
Monday, May 05, 2014      2 comments

I know those of us eating low carb already cut out sugar - at least we think we do. I decided to go for an entire week with no added sugar of any kind, and no artificial sweeteners either, with the exception of Stevia for my tea. It will be an i... Read more
Breathing room
Thursday, August 01, 2013      2 comments

One of the ways I am putting the Simplify challenge into practice is purging unnecessary things from my home and my life. The question is, what's necessary and what's not? I went through all my clothes last night and have 1 1/2 bags to give to G... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      2 comments

Our August team challenge is to keep it simple. After reading this post: and this one: I was challenged about my daily Chai latte habit. It's something I really enjoy and alth... Read more