Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I'm seriously giving thought (meaning I'm in research phase to learn) about transitioning into a paleo diet and then maybe doing a month or so of the auto-immune protocol. AIP is WAY restrictive from what I've learned so far (it doesn't even allow cayenne pepper, eggs, tons of stuff I eat on low carb), which is why I'm thinking to transition to paleo first so that I have that down and can go back to it after. Cro seemed moderately interested in paleo too, which is a plus. :)

Since I'm just now learning about it I expect my plan to evolve but it does seem like paleo may be a positive step in fighting my MS, especially the auto-immune protocol.

Here is a link for paleo that I want to read more of (it has lists of what is and is not allowed and why).

I've been using my recumbent bike every day and for now, still eating super-low carb.

Monday, July 21, 2014

for my sister

My sister recently found herself in the hospital due to a blood clot. She became weak and lightheaded at work which is what sent her to the hospital. They put her on blood thinners and she is home now but not before they asked her if she has to return, does she wish for them to resuscitate.

What? I guess that is a common question to ask but she isn't even close to old. Mom was with her when they asked and Laura looked at them and said she doesn't think mom is ready for her to be dead yet. Mom said of course I'm not! Yes, resuscitate.

Okay, so this has me dwelling on sad thoughts. I know I've mentioned my sister's mental disability before but she had a very difficult birth, was deprived of oxygen, and is borderline mentally retarded. She just doesn't "get it" when it comes to losing weight and avoiding carbs. But, despite being overweight, she can become more healthy simply through exercise, right?

Mom is at a loss and tired of harping at my sister regarding her weight (which only makes my sister angry). She doesn't listen. She doesn't care.

I'm suggesting that mom change focus to exercise. Laura has been proud of being strong in the past. Perhaps if she focuses on a goal of strength or distance walking that will be something positive that won't make her ashamed of another mention by mom regarding her being too fat and eating too much.

I suggested that mom make it about herself. She takes Laura to church and then to lunch every Sunday. She could tell tell Laura that she herself wants to get more walking in to be healthier and therefore parks at the furthest spot when they go to church and again when they go to lunch. Maybe even walk from the church to the lunch spot and then back to the car. That would be a very fun way to encourage her to walk (first the goal of getting to the restaurant and then the goal of getting back to the car).

Friday, June 27, 2014

As Britney says, "You'd better work b*"

I'm not sure if anyone is still reading but today is a short post.

Working working and yay it's finally Friday. Cro has his long-late day Monday and the rest of the week off for vacation. So happy! I'll be working at least Monday and Tuesday.

- beef with mushrooms and onions, topped with an egg
- protein shake

Thursday, June 26, 2014

on time • not enough time • it's about time!

Cro got to come home on time yesterday! That must have been the best birthday present of all. :)

Today is quiet so far though a client has promised I will get the info that is standing in the way of getting their new website started. Since they really want it finished early next week, I don't know if that will give me enough time but I certainly will give it a go.

Indiana is finally giving marriage equality. A federal judge put the smackdown on Indiana's unconstitutional gay marriage ban yesterday. Exciting times!

- beef with mushrooms and onions
- microwave pork rinds (I forgot I had a box of these)
- cream cheese

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's Cro's birthday!

He has to work today and even has to dress up for most of this week since they are having visitors in the office. Hopefully he will get to come home on time or at least not have to work late. Presents, birthday card and birthday cake await him. ^_^

- chicken breast, 1/8 can Cream of Mushroom soup (3 carbs), 1 diced celery stalk (1 carb), 1/4 cup broccoli slaw mix (1 carb), 1/4 cup water - all wrapped in foil and put in oven for 1 hour.
- beef with mushrooms and onions

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

favs list updated

Oooh, I forgot that I updated my blog layout to give more space to my favs list and include briefs. What a happy surprise. :) I love checking the Blogger feed to see what the latest posts are, but have been frustrated with the latest Blogger interface modification. Blogger has recently been changed so it only shows a brief of my own post. :( I know what I wrote and would rather see a list of what other people have updated. The "Read more" link, which I hoped would show more blog snippets, does not work. I can choose each blog one-by-one and see a brief of one post at a time, but that isn't as convenient as seeing the whole list of recently updated briefs.

Problem solved! I put snippets of my recently updated favs on the right of my own page.

I have set it to show all, so now I can plainly see that I need to weed out a few that haven't been updated in a long long while. I even have favs that haven't been updated in 3 or 4 years. T_T I guess they have moved on.

- 1 stuffed orange pepper (ground sirloin, onions, cream cheese, cheddar cheese)

Monday, June 23, 2014


Loki is out of dry catfood. To my surprise, when I checked on the shipment date of the 7lb bag of Royal Canin I ordered for him, it isn't to arrive until NEXT Monday (I thought it was going to be today). I guess I am going out to buy a small bag of crunchy food to tide him over until it gets here.

This is to be a big milestone since until now he has been eating kitten food. He still has a case of moist kitten food to finish but this was the week he would begin crunching on adult cat food. I suppose a small box of Purina something or the other will tide him over until next week.

For the first time ever, HE was the one not ready to wake up this morning. It was so cute to hear him complain as I moved him so I could get up. He said something like "Nyaaar, nyaaah, Rwaaa…" yawn blink blink yawn

- protein shake
- chicken breast, 1/8 can Cream of Mushroom soup (3 carbs), 1 diced celery stalk (1 carb), 1/4 cup broccoli slaw mix (1 carb), 1/4 cup water - all wrapped in foil and put in oven for 1 hour.
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