Thursday, February 18, 2010

Menu for Wednesday - Low Carb Style

Angie's Low Carb Menu: Day 2

- Swiss cheeseburger with mayo, mustard, onion, tomato and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Cheesy spaghetti squash
- Tuna salad with tomato and a few diced onions on an oopsie roll
- Buttered brussel sprouts and asparagus
- One boneless pork rib with low carb ketchup
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- Mock rice pudding *

*This pudding is outrageous and very easy to make.

My BMI is a scary 38.47 right now. I am not going to slip back into the "morbidly obese" zone... that is for SURE! I'm headed to the chiropractor this afternoon and I literally cannot wait. I tried to get her to squeeze me in yesterday, but that was just not happening. Due to my left leg being one inch shorter than my right leg, I need frequent "adjustments," about every month or two. I just started getting them in the past year, and honestly, I do not know what I would do without them. I love that it's a non-surgical approach to wellness. The thought of going to a back surgeon for my leg length discrepancy is quite scary. I just feel less "broken" after she whacks me good. She jokes that she beats people up all day. She is just a miracle worker, I'm telling you. She does not accept insurance, but fortunately, it's only $40.00. That is definitely the best forty bucks I spend all month long! I can tell when I'm really needing an adjustment, whereas before, it was just what I thought "normal" felt like. I think even if you don't have a shorter leg, adjustments may improve your life.

I first went when I could not longer lay on both sides without feeling some pretty severe back/spine pain. Let's just say that she totally "got me good." I have never felt any pain in her office whatsoever, and I'm sure that I'm one of her more severe patients, so if you are a baby about pain like I am, worry not!

When my back is really bad, I often feel shooting pains up and down my legs or even a headache kind of up the back of one side of my head. One time, I went in with that headache and literally walked out pain-free. I just believe in chiropractic medicine about 10 x more than I do pills... and about 100 x more than I do surgery. I am trying to get my mom to go. She has a c-leg and I'm sure that that alone puts a lot of extra strain on her hips and back. I think it's the sort of thing that once you get done, you wondered how you ever lived without it.

Less than three hours 'til my adjustment! I will post the Dx on the next post... just for fun. I usually get at least 5 Dxs.

Getting a chuckle out of my grocery list for today. Two things: burger and heavy whipping cream! Oh the joys of low carbin'!


  1. Hi Angie, do you wear a lift in your shoe or have special shoes made for your leg length discrepancy? My daughter has kt syndrome and thankfully its on an arm, and not a leg, because kt does cause length and girth difference. So she has to deal with one bigger arm but it doesnt hurt her back obviously because she isnt walking on her arms of course, but my point was that alot of kt people have it on their legs and as a result end up with a longer leg and have to have lifts either built in to a shoe or they have special shoes made, so I know its possible. When you do this, you realign your spine and hips and have less pain.

  2. Nancy, yeah I get a one-inch lift put into my shoes... It really does make a big difference. Thanks for the comment!!