Friday, September 30, 2011

Low carb menu

- Country boneless pork ribs with bbq sauce
- Chicken veggie soup with celery, onions and green peppers
- Two cheesy hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Three brown n serve sausages with a low carb pancake with sugar free Mrs. Butterworth's syrup

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Low carb menu

- Half a pork chop, pan fried and breaded with Parmesan cheese
- Four brown -n- serve sausage patties
- Orange jello cheesecake
- Two cheesy hot dogs with onions on an oopsie with mustard and low carb ketchup
- A piece of string cheese
- Open-faced oopsie roll with chive flavored cream cheese and ham

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Low carb menu, kind of

- Small pork chop, breaded with Parmesan and pan-fried then baked
- Unpotato salad
- Two double stacks from Wendy's, no bun with lettuce and tomato
- Two bowls of egg drop soup, four chicken-on-a-stick, fried shrimp and coconut shrimp

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Low carb menu

- Taco salad with lettuce, seasoned ground beef, natural salsa, sour cream and sharp cheese
- Zucchini lasagna
- Two pancakes with two sausage patties with Aunt Jemima sugar free syrup
- Un-potato salad

Monday, September 26, 2011

Low carb menu

- Pork chop breaded with Parmesan and fried
- Un-potato salad
- Two pancakes with two brown n serve sausages with Mrs. Butterworth's sugar free syrup
- Zucchini lasanga with half an oopsie roll
- Baby red and yellow pepper stuffed with cheddar cheese and cream cheese

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Low carb menu

- Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, all natural salsa, sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese
- Un-potato salad
- Two cheesy hot dogs with onions, swiss, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Zucchini lasagna
- Mini red and yellow peppers, baked and stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar cheese

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Low carb menu

- Four brown and serve sausage patties
- Unpotato salad
- Burger with tomato, onions, lettuce, mayo, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- No noodle lasagna
- Cottage cheese

Okay, if you have never had the no noodle lasagna, you really need to try it. I did take Linda's suggestion and added the extra 8 oz can of tomato sauce. This made a huge difference from when I made this in the past. Also, instead of using two pounds of ground beef, I used half sausage and half ground beef.

I made this for my good friend and the gf, both who are Italian and they scarfed this down! My friend was shocked at how filling it was. I think that when you eat nutrient-dense food, you do get fuller quicker. Clean plates all around, so that says something for sure!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Progress Pics! The gf and me and our babies

Older progress pics can be found here.

Low carb menu

- Big ol' burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, mayo with low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Taco salad with iceberg lettuce, taco meat, salsa, sour cream and super sharp cheddar cheese
- Swiss cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, mayo with low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll with unpotato salad

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Low carb chinese: sweet success!

Sometimes, I treat my food addiction (specifically carbohydrate addiction) like I'm a true addict and I just need to make it through the day to be okay. This may be a little bit dramatic to some people, but for me, one small mistake can spiral into a day, then a week, then a month or months of bad choices and me slipping back into active addiction... and weight gain.

In good news, I got through the dinner without even eating anything bad! It was really only on my first plate that I was a little bit resentful of my table-mates eating high-carb fare, but I made the decision ahead of time that I was going to stay on plan.

"If you don't stand for something," I reminded myself, "you will fall for anything."

- Leftover low carb sweet and sour chicken thigh pieces (not at buffet - in fridge)
- Half pound burger with tomato, onions, mustard, mayo and low carb ketchup on a oopsie roll
- Two cheesy hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll

At Chinese buffet:
- Egg drop soup with green onions on top
- Side salad with iceberg lettuce, eggs, cucumbers, bacon bits and ranch
- Four chicken kebabs
- Sauteed green beans
- Some broccoli with beef (not much of the beef or sauce because I was unsure of what was low carb)

I consider that pretty much a success. After writing it all out, it's no wonder why I was so full after I left the place!

In bad news, in the bathroom after the Chinese restaurant, the handicapped toilet was SO LOW and nasty that I literally put a little bit of weight on my non-weight bearing leg. Can you say OUCHIE!? I really hope that I didn't mess anything up, internally.

See, where they did my osteotomy, they inserted a wedge of bone from my iliac crest into the bottom of my femur and new bone growth will fill in the spaces. While I'm healing just as expected, it still scared me because I'm not supposed to be bearing weight on that leg at all.

In good news, now that I chose low carb fare at the Chinese place, I feel that I could eat low carb at any ol' place. My go-to option is usually a double cheese burger, 86 the bun (waitress speak for no bun) with green beans or another low-carb option in the place of the typical high-carb chips or fries. I like side salads, love when they have cottage cheese, but even at Denny's, the green beans are pretty good.

While last night was my gf's birthday, it sure didn't feel like it. She had to work late and after we got home from dinner, she basically just wanted to crash. I say that it didn't feel like her birthday only because her card and gifts are just sitting here, in all their blue-ribbon glory. I stuck them in the closet because I don't want to look at them all day. I'm sure she will open them soon. Or let's hope so.

I think she was saddened by the news that she got about a gorgeous and very intelligent eclectus, that she had to give up to move in with me. With me being allergic to birds and her old roommate being unable to take care of her, she gave her up as a consignment bird. Luckily (in my opinion), nobody purchased her, so she will go down to an all-natural bird sanctuary in Florida, but the bad news is that the gf will not get to see her again. How sad is that? It's bittersweet because the bird is going to have a great life, living with a flock and will have the chance to find a lifelong mate, as they mate for life. I think it's a sweet little story, but I can see how not seeing her again would leave a bad taste in her mouth. It's sad yet happy for the bird, who will live such a better life than any home could provide her.

Notice how life is often times a double edged sword?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Low carb options at a Chinese buffet?

We are going to the Chinese buffet tonight.... with my friend M and my gf... We are going as a birthday celebration for the gf.

I'm not going to binge like I did last night. Instead, I'm going to eat until I'm satisfied. There are actually probably several different options that I can eat that are low-carb and that is what I plan on doing. sauteed green beans
  • egg drop soup with green onions on top
  • salad with ranch dressing
  • meat on a stick - not sure if I like this and not sure if it's low carb
  • Mongolian bbq where they cook the food for you after you've loaded up your plate
That is really enough for one meal if you think about it. I just don't want to feel how I felt last night after pigging out.

I'm visualizing myself leaving the buffet, feeling:
  • lovely
  • pretty
  • worth it
  • light on my feet (well, my foot since I'm in non-weight bearing mode)
  • like a million bucks
  • satisfied
  • fulfilled
  • able to conquer anything
I know that the people I'm going with will be making high-carb choices, but that has nothing to do with what I choose to eat.

I'm getting myself geeked up about making the right choices...

I would say wish me luck, but who needs luck when you have a PLAN??


The gf's birthday is today

- Two brown-n-serve sausage patties with a low carb pancake with sugar-free syrup
- Two hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Too much food at the buffet, but most of it was relatively on-plan, which is saying something for me

My mom took us out for the gf's birthday and she chose Old Country Buffet. They had a slew of seemingly low carb fare, but it's tough to know what is really low carb and what is not. Aside from my dessert plate and the breaded butterfly shrimp, most of my options were right on-plan. However, I did eat way too much, which only left me feeling guilty, fat, gluttonous and worthless in many ways.

Eating off plan for me makes me feel worthless and I have no clue why. I suspect it has to do with the fact that in the past, I would over-eat the wrong foods because I kind of had this feeling like I knew I was worthless, so the two go hand-in-hand. For me, all I can really do is stay on plan because the feelings that I get when I deviate, even a planned deviation, are just too horrible and completely not worth it.

I'm not sure what tonight will bring, but we do have some Red Boxes.

The gf was nice enough to take her birthday cake to work for all the guys at the oil change place, which was exceedingly respectful to me. She totally understands that I can't have certain foods in the house and she is just too kind when it comes to that. I really appreciate her level of respect for my health journey. She is on one, too!

My mom brought over a size Large shirt for me, and while it fits okay, it's a little too big. Also, I have been noticing my shape really changing, which I love. I have more of an hourglass shape than I have ever had.

I still haven't been on the scale since surgery (August 23) when I weighed in at 219. However, I have been eating really good since surgery and my clothes tell me that I am losing weight. I really don't want to get on the scale and freak out because I'm getting too small, either. For me, getting smaller equals more vulnerable, which does scare me at times. However, I'm taking back my health and my power and I'm not letting the smaller clothes scare me. I choose to ROCK THEM instead.

The gf is also shrinking! Her muscles are more defined and she actually is into a size 38 in men's, which is her smallest size ever in her adult life. What a great 31st birthday present she is giving herself: the gift of health and more years with me!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Two slices of low carb deep dish pizza with sausage, ham, pepperoni, marinara sauce with no sugar added and mozzarella
- Big burger on an oopsie roll with tomato, onion, mustard, mayo and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Atkins cheesecake
- A few appetizer meatballs
- Two hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll

I ate the last couple things so late-night that I almost considered putting them on the next day's menu. I don't like it when I do late-night eating, but I was so hungry. I need to do a better job of spacing out my meals and not just eating because I feel like stuffing my face.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two pieces of bacon, two small sausage patties and two low carb pancakes with sugar free Aunt Jemima syrup
- Two hot dogs on an oopsie roll with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup with unpotato salad
- Atkins cheesecake
- Some pistachios
- Taco salad with lettuce, taco meat, extra sharp cheddar, sour cream, natural salsa and diced tomatoes

Check out the taco seasoning I used.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two hot dogs on an oopsie roll with diced onions, mustard and low carb ketchup with unpotato salad
- Bacon
- Burger with tomato, onion, mayo, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll with unpotato salad
- Nine appetizer meatballs with swiss cheese and onions on an oopsie roll with unpotato salad

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pigs just don't sing, just so ya know!

- Three hot dogs on oopsie rolls with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup
- Unpotato salad
- Atkins cheesecake
- Appetizer meatballs an an oopsie roll with mozzarella cheese and onions
- Pistachios (maybe a quarter cup or less)
- Bacon with a protein pancake

I have the best gf ever and not just because she cooks for me... but cooking healthy food for somebody is sooo the best gift you can give them, especially when they are in recovery-mode.

The last relationship I was in, when I lived down in Florida was horrific in terms of him understanding my needs to eat low carb. I took a one-way trip down there on a plane, shipped my stuff down there and he did not even have eggs for me to eat when I got there. Like, nothing low carb whatsoever. From the door, he didn't' really have respect for my eating plan. Looking back, I can't blame him completely because we have to tell people what we need. The gf's grand daddy says that we can't expect other people to know what we want, so we need to let them know.

To get on with it, I gained a ton of weight living with him, basically because he was not on-board with low carb, but also because I let him dictate what we would eat. Plus, there was a lot of emotional sneak-eating on my end down there due to my unhappiness and me wanting to say "fuck you" to him by giving him a fat girlfriend. So, me being extremely overweight was my own decision that I have to take responsibility for.

To get on with it, we have been business associates for about seven years and we dated for part of those years and he has eaten countless low carb meals that I have prepared. For some reason, it bothers me that he still does not understand the science about low carb or have any respect for the diet. He always would tell me that eating low carb WAS eating low calorie and that was why I was losing weight. The other day, when my ninety-or-more pound weight loss came up in conversation when he said he wanted to cut back on sugar, and I could not have been more supportive about him doing this, but of course, I went on my low carb tirade.

It just makes me feel like a failure in some way because he does not and will not give any merit to the low carb diet. I asked him that if he really thinks it's possible that we have it all figured out.

While his opinion of me is no longer important, I just feel like if I have been friends and once-lovers with somebody for years, then they should at least understand why I choose to eat low carb.

"At one point, everybody thought the world was flat," I reminded him, which is actually how I view the calories in, calories out myth. It's what we once thought, but now we can do better. He absolutely scoffed at me saying that and basically laughed about it.

I even leveled with him and told him that the reason it hurt me so bad about him thinking that it is only calories that make people fat and them being lazy because they are not exerting too much, he said that I was right and that is what happens. Part of him is right, it is overeating that causes the majority of people to be fat, but it's more than that, I argued. I told him that it's more of a hormonal imbalance in the core of the problem.

When I use terms like fat-burning mode, he says that that is not even a medical term, but something somebody made up. He has never had much of a weight problem even though he eats mostly processed foods. However, he is substantially bigger than he was in high school, where he was just a scrawny kid, so in his own mind, he is too big, but he only has about ten or twenty pounds to lose, I'm guessing.

I think what drives me nuts about him is he is educated. He has his BA in pre-med and he has worked full time in a hospital for over ten years, performing various tasks. Everybody who goes in for bariatric surgery has to go through him to get their sleep study and he is very unsympathetic to their weight. Judging by our conversations, he thinks that fat people are gluttonous and lazy, which I just do not think is the case.

Ultimately, what bothers me is I wonder if I can make a difference in people's thinking if I haven't even made a dent in his thought process.

Understanding why low carb works is purely scientific if we think of our bodies as a closed system. Fat is a stored carbohydrate and when carbohydrate intake is limited, our body goes to the stored carbs for fuel instead of the ones we eat... This is called fat-burning mode. (Well, that is my Barney version of it, anyway!)

In short, it's not about the amount of what we eat, but the quality of the nutrients that we are putting in our bodies. (Read: whole, low carb foods).

I rarely speak to him and we hardly even have what anybody would refer to as a friendship, nor do I want one, but the fact that I could not even penetrate his thinking about carbs and calories kind of saddens me and makes me feel like some kind of failure, but at the end of the day, his validation would be appreciated but is definitely not required.

I realize that it is not about him because I did not even care enough to argue with him much about it, but lots of people in my life feel this way... In fact, most of America will still argue that it's all about eating low-fat (gasp!!!) foods. WHY do we think that when we eat fat, it will become fat? So many people are so afraid of fat, which is so unhealthy. We need fat, in my opinion. It keeps me fuller longer and the more I eat of it, the more I seem to burn.

When we are retaining water, our doctor tells us to drink more water to "push" the water, and for us to ultimately excrete the excess. What about when we are retaining excess fat? I think that if we eat fat, we burn fat in our bodies. The fear of eating fat is just sooo ingrained in our culture and I think that it hinders so many people.

I read on one low carb blog and I can't remember which one, but it said that preaching low carb to somebody is kind of like trying to teach a pig to sing. It annoys you and it annoys the pig.

However, for me, the person I choose to spend my life with had better respect my eating plan, and boy, does she ever! The gf has not only switched to a low carb way of eating herself, but she always makes sure that we have good, low carb fare for me to nosh on... especially since I'm in a wheel chair for the time being, healing from the reconstructive knee surgery.

I went to my surgeon yesterday as my three-and-a-half week checkup. He told me that I now can take off my immobilizer to shower, which is great news. He also gave me an Rx for a Bledsoe brace, which is basically a brace that limits the range of motion of my knee. I am going to call around on Monday and do a couple of price checks for the brace in my area.

He also took more x-rays, and they were so awesome! my knee still looks incredibly straight and the one area that was pretty much bone-on-bone is now nice and spaced out, due to his little carpentry tricks, as he calls it.

They removed a wedge of bone from my iliac crest, which is the big bone that holds your hip sockets in place. It's kind of shaped like a pair of granny panties and its the big bone that holds our hip sockets. It like a little dice on the x-ray, like a cube inserted into one side of the wedge. Well, part of the wedge is being filled in with bone growth, which is exciting. Our bodies are so amazing.

"Everything is exactly as it should be," he told me before I left.

I'm still non-weight-bearing on it because there is just not enough new bone growth, but this is exactly where it should be.

Even six months ago, I had such a distrust for the medical community and especially surgeons in general, but this one really changed my views on that... and changed my life.

Just wondering, how do you all deal with the non-believers of low carb? Do you even let it phase you?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chinese food: Low carb menu

- Two hot dogs on an oopsie roll with onions, mustard, low carb ketchup with cole slaw
- Low carb macaroons
- Two hog dogs on an oopsie with onions, mustard, low carb ketchup and unpotato salad
- Riced cauliflower with celery, green pepper, ham and green onions with chicken stock and soy sauce... Kind of like a low carb fried rice
- Sweet and sour chicken
- Appetizer meatballs

The dinner was phenomenal!!! For the meatballs, I did not have any grape syrup on hand, so I used cherry instead and they were quite good.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Low carb menu

- Low carb cole slaw, made without the carrot
- Swiss cheese burger with onions, mustard, mayo and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Three hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie
- Unpotato salad
- Low carb macaroons

The gf and I made Nancy's un-potato salad together and wow... It turned out more than great. I actaully think it's better that potato salad because I don't even love that that much... but this stuff is such a keeper! The gf really doesn't love potato salad, but she was alll over this one! I sent her with a bowl-full to work and she ate it first thing in the morning! Good thing I also included a couple pieces of low carb cheesecake in her lunch.

Nancy, your recipe is so amazing!

Linda Sues' cole slaw recipe is also very good. It kind of tastes like the KFC cole slaw, only better because you can eat it knowing that it's not spiking your blood sugar.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Well my breakfast and lunch were low carb

- Hot pepper jack cheese burger with purple onions, mustard, mayo and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Two hot dogs with Swiss cheese, mustard, onions and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Movie theater popcorn
- A piece of string cheese

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two pieces of low carb pizza with sausage, ham, pepperoni, mozzarella and no-sugar-added marinara sauce
- Two burgers on oopsie rolls with onions, mustard, mayo and low carb ketchup
- Ham/broccoli/cauliflower/green pepper cheesy casserole
- Mozzarella string cheese

Monday, September 12, 2011

Low carb menu

- Green beans with butter
- Hamburger with hot pepper cheese, onions, lettuce, ketchup and ranch dressing
- Two hot dogs on an oopsie roll with Swiss cheese, onions, mustard and low carb ketchup
- Too many pistachios (probably three servings @ 5 carbs per serving, so not bad)
- Hamburger on an oopsie roll with onions, mustard, low carb ketchup with mayo

I wear a lot of big shirts for sleep shirts and quite often, they are a reminder as to how far I've come. They are men's size 2x, which used to be actually my size. I had no choice but to wear a men's t-shirt because I had grown so large that it was the only thing that would fit. Now, I pull out the bagginess of it and while part of is a little unbelievable, it's just a good indicator of how far I have come. I know that I have lost around 12 inches off my bust measurement and I've come so far, but the t-shirt test really puts it into perspective.

I used to have these fantasies when I was at my highest weight (306.4 pounds) that I would be soooo cute if I only lost the weight. I basically let my fat suit be the reason for everything. I am not in love because I am fat. I am not in a good career because I am fat. He or she does not want to be my friend because I am fat. What if they don't want to be my friend because I'm a bitch half the time? What if wasn't in love because I was afraid of rejection, so I hardly even put myself out there?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Low carb menu

- Steak with cheese, onions and green pepper
- Burger on an oopsie with onions, mustard and ketchup on an oopsie roll
- A bite of bbq ribs

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Size medium?!

I went to Goodwill right before my surgery on August 23rd to get some new shirts. Even my women's size 2x were too big, so I knew it was time to load up on some more. I tried on a slew of tops and ended up getting about thirteen shirts for really cheap, all size XL in women's. In fact, we scored an additional 20% off our entire purchase because we donated a box of clothes.

When trying on clothes, I realized the huge size discrepancy of the different brands. Some were a bit too big, most fit and some were too small.

To get on with it, a couple weeks after I had been wearing my shirts, I noticed that one of my favorites said "EL" on it, made in Cambodia. I flipped up the tag and noticed that it said size Medium! I fit into a size Medium in women's!!! I could not even believe my eyes when I saw the tag. Had I known that it was only a size medium, I never even would have tried it on, but somehow, it slipped into the wrong rack at the thrift store and I had been wearing it around the house for a couple weeks already... so it obviously fits.


Planned deviation

- Two hot dogs on half an oopsie with onions, mustard and ketchup
- Honey baked ham sandwich with a cookie, potato salad
- Steak sandwich with sweet potato fries and a couple onion rings

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Low carb menu

- Hamburger on an oopsie roll with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup
- Two hot dogs with onions, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie
- Two sausage patties with a protein pancake and sugar free Aunt Jemima syrup

Low carb menu

- Strawberries
- Two pieces of low carb pizza with sausage, pepperoni, ham, peppers and lettuce on the side
- Ham~broccoli~cauliflower~cheesy~green pepper casserole

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two sausage patties with one protein pancake with Aunt Jemima sugar free syrup
- Ham/cauliflower/broccoli/green pepper cheesy casserole
- One Parmesan breaded chicken tender
- Two hot dogs on oopsie with diced peppers, mustard and low carb ketchup
- Strawberries
- Two hot dogs on half an oopsie with diced peppers, mustard and low carb ketchup

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two sausage patties with sugar free syrup
- Two hot dogs on an oopsie roll with mustard and low carb ketchup
- Strawberries
- Ham/broccoli/cauliflower/green pepper cheesy casserole
- Four parmesan-breaded chicken tenders in a salad with ranch dressing and a hard boiled egg

When I first met my gf, she told me that she did not know how to cook. As in, she never even made eggs or turned on the stove at all. She said she pretty much ate take-out, cereal, sandwiches and microwaveable dinners. She said that she tried to make a healthy dinner once but the chicken came out raw, and I just don't understand why she didn't bake the chicken more instead of scrapping the whole meal and deeming herself a non-chef. That is just sad that one experience molded her for years of thinking she could not cook.

Now, especially since my surgery and I'm in a wheelchair, she cooks the best stuff ever! I helped her by telling her how to make the casserole and how to bread the chicken fingers etc, but that girl can COOK!

I'm pretty much the same way... The only time I ever cooked was from a box-mix or whatever, which is just entirely not healthy. Now that I am low-carbing, I have learned how to make so many good foods.

I really feel that as an adult, we should know how to prepare basic, healthy meals using real foods. Not that you have to cook elaborate meals all the time, but it just goes with taking good care of yourself and being self-sufficient. I think knowing how to make healthy foods goes right along with knowing how to write a check. It's not just for some - everybody should know how to whip up some good grub in the kitchen... and nobody knows how to cook until they do.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two sausage patties with one low carb pancake with SF syrup
- Meatballs / cabbage / tomato concoction
- Pork bbq on half an oopsie roll with swiss
- Meatballs/ cabbage / tomato
- Strawberries
- Pumpkin bake

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Low carb menu

- Strawberries
- Meatballs with cabbage and tomatoes
- Low carb pizza with sausage, peppers, pepperoni and ham
- A plate and a half at the Chinese buffet

The gf and I celebrated our five month anniversary. It was my first night out in public in a wheelchair, and it actually went pretty well. My mom has always been the type to go where she wants, even right after her amputation (before she was fitted for a prosthesis), so that was good motivation for me to live my life as well.

Right when we were going in, we were greeted by two older gentlemen who could not have been kinder if they tried. They were really welcoming to me, as was the whole establishment.

We found out that my gf can pull her car up out back and I can just step down off the patio, versus using the front steps, which are an utter nightmare with no railing. Uneven cement and no railing makes for a disaster when it comes to crutches.

I have to go to secretary of state and get my temporary permit, so that we can do more date and movie nights!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Low carb menu

- Two sausage patties with a low carb pancake with Aunt Jemima's sugar free syrup
- Strawberries
- Slice of low carb pizza with pepperoni, sausage, ham and green pepper
- Home made pork bbq on an oopsie roll with swiss cheese

Friday, September 2, 2011

Low carb menu

- Fresh strawberries
- Two chicken thighs
- Half pound cheeseburger with ham, lettuce, mayo, mustard and low carb ketchup on an oopsie roll
- Chef salad with ham, eggs, cheese and ranch
- Slice of low carb pizza with peppers, sausage, ham and pepperoni

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Low carb menu

- Half pound Swiss cheeseburger with ham, onion, lettuce on an oopsie roll
- Green beans
- Mashed cauliflower with cheese
- Meatballs
- Half an oopsie roll
- Pumpkin bake
- Three snack-size reese cups

I swear, the candy totally helped my constipation last time when I hate five of them, but this time, it really didn't touch it, so I took a more traditional approach. Yeah, my first enema in my life. I would say it was not enjoyable, but the relief it brought was really what the doctor ordered. My doctor has me on laxatives to help with the constipation that comes with taking pain pills for my osteotomy.

I've been reading up on natural remedies for constipation, and they include eating a lot of natural type sugars, so my gf brought home two pounds of super-delicious strawberries for me to nosh on. Also, trying to incorporate more fiber-rich foods, such as pumpkin, cauliflower and even green beans.

Living the low carb lifestyle is really about it working for you... no matter what situation you find yourself in...