Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Favorite Low Carb Websites - Every Time I Like Something on Pinterest...

I am addicted to Pinterest... It is where I get most of my food and every other idea...

EVERY TIME I click Pin or Like on Pinterest it is I BREATHE, I'M HUNGRY!!

Check out some of my favorites, I haven't tried them all, but they are on the list...

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Lasagna Meatballs

Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

Spinach Artichoke Casserole

Apple Fritter Bites

Jalapeno Popper Smothered Pork Chops

Jalapeno Popper Frittata

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Monday, August 22, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - UPDATE

The Downsizing Me Log is going Weekly!!!

I am losing my mind with this log, not really (kinda!!)

Starting 9/1/2016, I will be doing the Downsizing Me Log Weekly.  At least for a while. It will still include all the things it always has (weigh-in, Blood Sugars, exercise, etc) but it will just be once a week, instead of everyday. That way I can give an overview of pictures of the best meals from that week, instead of wanting to kick myself when I forget to take pictures!! I am also going to try to start doing a little more with the blog instead of just what it has been. When I started I had all these grand plans but not very many of them have come to fruition.

So stay tuned and we’ll see where the blog goes together. And remember, we are going to be starting the YouTube channel sometime soon!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Favorite Low Carb Websites - The One That Started It All!!

I decided to start a series of posts about my favorite Low Carb websites or blogs. I remember several years ago, when I was first diagnosed with diabetes and PCOS, I looked for websites with low carb recipes. I found this one. It looked totally different but the food looked so good. The first two recipes I made were the Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers and the Beef Stroganoff Burgers. They were so good. I have tried several of these recipes and am going to try others soon. Please check out this site if you are interested in Low Carb amazing dishes!!!

Some of my favorites...

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Beef Stroganoff Burgers

Kickin' Chili (Crock Pot)

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Bacon Wrapped Scotch Eggs

Sour Cream Smothered Chicken

Supreme Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/16/2016

Date - 8/16/2016

Water Intake - 64oz (I need to get back on track with this)

What I Ate Today -

  • First Meal - Brats with mixed veggies and a little mayo
  • Snack - mixed nuts
  • Second Meal - Salad with avocado and Blue Cheese dressing
  • Snack - Pistachios
  • Third Meal - Pork and mixed veggies with some sour cream along with Nut Butter Loaf and butter
  • Dessert - One square of dark chocolate and peanut butter (forgot to take a picture, tried to justify eating it again...)
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - Headache all day, wondering if it is after the burrito this weekend, or it could be that it is almost that time...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/15/2016

Date - 8/15/2016

Weigh In - 234 (sad face)

Water Intake - 72oz

Blood Sugar Readings - 126 (another sad face)

What I Ate Today -

  • First Meal - Meatloaf, mixed veggies, Nut Butter Loaf with butter and some beef bone broth
  • Snack - mixed nuts
  • Snack - pistachios
  • Second Meal - Salmon, mixed veggies with a laughing cow cheese wedge and some avocado
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - Carb meal yesterday, I was craving a burrito so we had it for lunch. I have been eating Keto for several weeks but not lost any weight (I lose then gain then lose then gain, etc). I am wondering if it is because I have been eating alot of things with sugar alcohols. So I have decided to try again, this time without all that sweet stuff... I still use Stevia in my coffee but no more Maltitol and that crap...

I know I have been lax lately, it has been really hard since losing my puppy, but I have been eating Keto, just not documenting...Gonna start doing that more.

We are planning to start a YouTube channel (well the channel exists, but there is nothing on it)... Will let you know...


NUT BUTTER LOAF from Alison Gurney

Everyone I follow on Instagram has been raving about this for weeks now, so I thought I would try it. The recipe is adapted from @ally_lchf_trainer

First, the ingredients...
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter you would like)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or any nuts or seeds that you want to use)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of ground psyllium husks
  • salt
  • pepper
Now, the procedure...

Crack the eggs into your mixing bowl.

Then add the peanut butter and the pecans.

Then add the psyllium husk and the salt and pepper.

Mix until well blended. I used a stand mixer, you can also use a hand mixer. Once it is mixed well, pour into a greased loaf pan (It can also be lined, I forgot that part).

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 - 50 minutes.

Once it is cooled, place on cooling rack to cool the rest of the way. Don't try to cut it yet!! It may fall apart.

The finished product. I can't wait to toast it and slather it with butter!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/4/2016

Date - 8/4/2016

Weigh In - 230.9

Exercise - Nada

Water Intake - 96oz

Blood Sugar Readings - I don't even know why this is on here :)

What I Ate Today -
  • Mixed Nuts and some Moon Cheese
  • 2 low fat cheesesticks
  • steak and veggies
  • Pumpkin seeds and a bite or two of hubby's tortilla with cream cheese
  • Pork with veggies and cheese
  • one square of 90% chocolate and a smear of peanut butter
Eating On Track Today - yes

Comments - three day weekend, here I come!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/3/2016

Date - 8/3/2016

Weigh In - 230.9 (WTF!!)

Exercise - uh, no

Water Intake - 64oz (not enough)

Blood Sugar Readings - uh, 3 for 3 days

What I Ate Today -
  • Atkins Dark Chocolate Shake
  • Bacon and Cheddar stuffed burger with veggies and a pickle with a little mayo
  • Moon Cheese
  • Low Carb Tortilla with Cream Cheese dip
  • Chicken with veggies and avocado
Eating On Track Today - yes

Comments - Really craving wings, so we will probably go and get them this weekend...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/2/2016

Date - 8/2/2016

Weigh In - 230.2

Exercise - Nope

Water Intake - 96 oz

Blood Sugar Readings - forgot

What I Ate Today -
  • Premier Chocolate Protein Drink
  • 2 brat sausages and mixed veggies, Russel Stover Coconut Chocolate
  • Pork and mixed veggies with a little butter
  • Pork Rinds and a pickle
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - I don't think that 2 meals a day will work for me, I was hungry this morning, so I will be eating when I am hungry and try to just keep track of the hours so that I can try to do the intermittent fasting thing... also, I knew yesterday's weight couldn't be right!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Downsizing Me Log - 8/1/2016

Date - 8/1/2016

Weigh In - 232.2 (but I don't actually believe that when yesterday, I was 230.5)

Exercise - Nope

Water Intake - 96 oz

Blood Sugar Readings - oops

What I Ate Today -

  • First meal (10:00am) - Black Angus Bacon and Cheddar Burger with a thin slice of cheddar cheese and mixed veggies (a few pieces of Moon Cheese)
  • Snack (at work) - 2 cheesesticks and mixed nuts
  • Snack (at home) - pumpkin seeds and decaf coffee with heavy cream and Sweetleaf drops
  • Second meal (5:45pm)- Chicken breast with veggies (mixed with Ranch Dressing) and avocado and a Sugar Free Chocolate Truffle
Eating On Track Today - Yes

Comments - First day of 2 meals and I was starving by 10am, I had hoped to make it until at least 11am, but I was hungry at 8:30!! oh, well, i will keep trying, not sure if two main meals will work for me. Have to keep at it though... Oh, went to a meeting at work today and my boss was giving out candy bars!!! I took it back to her after the meeting and told her I couldn't have it...It wasn't my favorite anyway!!