Tag Archives: Low Carb

At least trying to come back.

Oh!  the class I'm in is so much fun!  I was not real excited at the beginning of the year, but it's really, really good.

I'm back to weight watchers.  Been doing low carb, but "feel" healthier on WW.  Plus, they've revamped everything and most fruits are "free" - fruit is what I miss on low carb.  So away I go.

Reading "The Roots of Obama's Rage" - it's more psychological than political, but if the author is correct, it's going to get ugly.

Still reading "50People Every Christian Should Know."

Tom will be home on Wednesday.  Life goes on.


Podcast from "Livin La Vida Low Carb"

I like this: "I can't say that I won't eat sugar ever again, but I can say that I won't eat sugar for the next 120 days."

The podcast is talking about the similarities between drug addiction and sugar addiction - after eating a bunch of sugar, your brain over compensates (carb crash).

If you put some awareness about it, you can learn to understand the relationship between the way you eat and the way you feel.

Food journaling...not fat, carbs, etc.  Just write down what you eat and how you feel...and then how you feel an hour later...then you can see the connection.

Sugar - the most addictive substance on the face of the planet.

(note:  I've been off flour for a month and I feel good - the first few days was rough...maybe it's time to fight sugar)

Extreme  cravings?

Everything Starts With Breakfast

- blood sugar is naturally low - if you don't eat first thing in the morning, protein, your blood sugar will never stabilize.

Listening to the podcast.

An old podcast that features Dr. Duane Graveline (ex-astronaut) talking about the dangers of statin drugs.  And my doctor wanted me on them.

They inhibit melonimic pathways (I need to check that spelling)

I'm taking supplements now that the statin drugs would have only blocked.

The side effects of statin drugs can include damage to your mDNA.  Muscle wasting disease.  Memory eradication.  Transient global amnesia.

I wonder how many people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's are on statin drugs (and how much does that disease look like transient global amnesia?)

Scary, scary things.

Graveline's website is spacedoc.

Charity of the week:


We'll be making a trip here over Christmas break (the vet wants to wait until Toby's skin as really cleared up before we have him "fixed".  For an extra $10 I have have him micro-chipped and registered.


This sounds like a good series that I may save up for.

(tag: Christianity, books)


Interesting thought:  "If you consent to it, it's not a crime."

(tag: politics)


Should Christians Say That Their Aim Is to Convert Others to Faith in Christ?

(tag: Christianity, salvation)


One way to fund the new "health care" bill - tax life saving and life enhancing equipment.

Speaking as a person who uses a C-pap, and with a parent with multiple joint replacements...yippee.


Shutting Off the Miracle Drug Spigot

(tag: politics, health care)


For those who claim the Gospel of John was written by a group of people - ummm...yes.

(tag: Christianity, Scripture)


Brain Cramps for God: Free...and a Slave

(tag: Christianity, doctrine)


Borrowed Light:  Bare Minimum Required

(tag: Christianity, salvation)


Resurgence:  What is Scripture?

(tag: Christianity, Scripture)


Denny Burk: Pro-life Conversion at Planned Parenthood (what a difference a picture makes)

(tag: abortion)


Of First Importance:  (I like this quote:)

“Spiritual experience that does not arise from God’s word is not Christian experience. . . . Not all that passes for Christian experience is genuine. An authentic experience of the Spirit is an experience in response to the gospel.  Through the Spirit the truth touches our hearts, and that truth moves our emotions and effects our wills.”

-  Tim Chester and Steve Timmis, Total Church (Wheaton, Ill.; Crossway Books, 2008), 31.

(tag: Christianity, Scripture)


Zero Net-carb Bagels - might be worth a try

(tag: food, low-carb)


White Horse Inn - The Virgin Mary and ECT, a Response from Michael Horton

(tag: Christianity, Evangelicals and Catholics Together)


Another good quote:

"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

(tag: Christianity)

- I like

(tags: Christianity, Reformed, Solas, clothing)


Why Evangelicals Turn to the Church Fathers

(tag: Christianity, church fathers)

I was sleepy (groggy but cannot nap) and my head feels like it's stuffed with soggy cotton balls.

I think it's the "post-vacation eating plan blues".

I did not eat badly on vacation.  It is difficult to eat low-carb on vacation.  I ate plenty of veggies and fruit, but indulged in wheat and other higher carb goodies on days that I knew I'd be walking.

But the first few days of low-carb (I'm shooting for under 75 net grams of carb per day) I feel a little mentally out of it.  I don't hit ketosis until around day 3 of under 50net, so I'm not planning on that.  Friday and Saturday I'll knock it back to 30net, then increase it again for the week.

I am committed to eating a good mix of fruits and vegetables - and I can't do that on an "Atkins Induction" sort of plan.  Anything under 100 net grams of carbs is considered "low" and my endocrinologist put me at 135.

Current restrictions:

  • no wheat
  • no milk
    • I will eat 1 serving of dairy per day, options are cheese, yogurt and kefir
  • no peanut butter
  • no potatoes (sweet potatoes are okay)
  • limit other grains (including rice)

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I've been in a very weird spot (all around).  I (think I am) back on track, at least this morning I think so.

On my "to do" list for today was a 50 mile bike ride...oh well, that ain't gonna happen today.  I took my car (bike on the rack) to the park where the "flat ride" starts.  Five feet away from the car, the chain broke.  So I came back home.

This evening I'm going to a retirement dinner for the lead teacher I worked with last year.  I miss her.  My year with her taught me a lot - most specifically that (whatever you might hear from other people) you should let each person prove themselves.  Before I got moved into Mary's classroom, I had heard a few things about her that were not very nice.  They were wrong.

I have also learned over the years that sometimes the moves that I think are going to be disasters - or moves that I've been forced into making - are the best ones for me.

I cringed when I saw my room assignment for this year.  Mostly I just wanted to stay put for a year.  But...it's going to be a good year.  Really.  Again, what made me cringe is most likely the best thing for me.  The things that I think are going to be "bad" are just...different.  The hardest things (like moving from a more non-structured room to a room that has more structure) is actually good for me, yet an adjustment.

We're attending a CRC again.  I don't know how long it will last, but I told the kids I'd give it a try.

And I've lost 6 1/2 pounds in the month of August (first Friday to first Friday).  More of a lower-carb diet.  Not very low carb, but definately more sensible.  I also let my exercise level for the day add to the grams of carbs I eat.

Politically...It's all about Palin.  And relating Palin to the common woman.

Spiritually...it seems like a wash.  Listened to Driscoll on spiritual warfare.  Talked with a friend about "The Shack" and some things she's going through.