19 July 2017

less driving day

My lovely city

Sugarless deLite - Rick
THE nicest guy in town!

Have you ever noticed that when you are happy, colors are brighter?

Must be all the good Instant Pot Food

Not this. But NEXT, I am trying Short Ribs

Ummm.... still way too many carbs

Lunch out

I planted these! Rather.... I had some help.
It is nice to work in the yard.

It it nice to sit on the fresh laundry.

It is nice to just sit.

So I moved companies from Denton to right down the street.
Well.... its a pretty long street. But still!

It will be good to not have so much paperwork!
And it will be good to be home every day
Soon enough to get something done.

Home Health Nursing is like the Angel Of Music.
Very Strict. Just saying. 

10 July 2017

business not as usual

It is nice to have some loving

Or maybe they just want food

There is a house in there somewhere!

I keep teaching about carbs and serving size
Every where I go!

So. One more week in the heat.
And I should be golden!

07 July 2017

a new job pathway

This is an ad for Ensure.

This is an ad for Glucerna.

This is the carb count for Glucerna (23 carbs)
And for Ensure. (50 carbs)
But I can't imagine WHY any Diabetic should ever drink Glucerna.
I can't imagine why any Diabetic should ever have that many carbs!
This is not even close to the Diabetic Diet that most Dietitians endorse.

Insulin is so inflammatory.
So is Glucose.
And remember, INFLAMMATION is the problem 
In SO MANY disease processes. 

What causes Inflammation? 
We shall see! But I am certain now 
It has much to do with Mast Cells. And Lymph.

This is heart healthy? Really? 
How is that possible?
Remember when Cherrios was in hot water for saying 
That it can lower cholesterol?
Is it a drug?

So I resigned my position as a Home Health Nurse this week.

A co-worker said I had no Integrity.
She was talking about another issue altogether.
And I went home and thought:
By The POWERS, she is right!
I really feel as though I am helping 90% of the people I work with.
I like that ... cuz I know you can't have everything.

But I can't keep placing myself in an environment 
Where people are overtly "in my face"... 
That is not what I signed up for!

And the appetite for carbs is ruining people's health.
I can't keep being a part of that.
That is a lack of integrity.
The your words and actions and beliefs don't match up.

I even switched the cats to no grain, no corn, no soy
NO fillers food... even raw... when they will take it!

Free lunch - compliments of Uber
(They messed up - so they comped me)

And lunch from a friend...
Which I ate every bite!

Back to Food Prep.
The Instant Pot helps so much!

And cooking meals at home.

The good thing about being at a case 12 hours is 
I am inside with air conditioning...
And a clean bathroom...
And a microwave! So I can eat at work.
And take a break in place.

Keep Looking Up!
Cuz That's Where It All Is
As Kidd Kraddick used to say...

Insert Happy Face Here!

30 June 2017

close every door

People are not always open to change.
Especially in health issues.

I never thought I would say this,
But people will shop around until they find a doctor,
Or a spouse / partner / friend / lover

Someone who is compatible  -
And by that, I mean usually - 
They agree on what kind of junk food is good!

As the saying goes, you can get a person to change religions
Faster than you can get them to change diets.

Very few times you see people going on and on about healthy choices.
Too much work.

People find what vice (if you will) is ok -
And which ones are not.
Cedar here loves his 'Nip!

I even think that using a ketone meter can be a way to cheat.
If a person used a Breathalyzer before they drove,
They should probably just not be drinking. Or driving. 

Why not just cut back on carbs? 
Why worry about ketosis - if you don't eat past your carb threshold?
Cut them out. 

I'm not sure the focus is about having ketones ...
Or just being low carb. 
Are we really in ketosis - except at first?

Find the hidden sugars and get rid of them.
Why would a Doctor need to testify 
That people can live a happy life without pie?

And why are we so quick to attack people who don't eat carbs?
If a person with lung cancer quit smoking -
We would applaud. Same with a person with liver cirrhosis.
If they quit drinking, we would rejoice.

Why is it then, with Obesity
We sit there, shrugging - 
Crying and struggling - 
Saying we don't know what happened! 

And we can't figure out why we can't lose weight...
Or feel better or shed this disease or get rid of the inflammation.
The grains. The junk food. The sugars.

Just have a meat, and a non-starchy veggie...
And a salad. No hardship.
No deprivation on Low Carb.

There are even low carb treats to be had now and then!
Like this site - one of many!
Low Carb sites are so popular now - thank goodness!
And Pintrest! Win-Win.

When I first started, I was one of just a few LC bloggers 
In our tight awesome little weight loss blogger community.
Now we have Keto, Paleo, Primal, Intermittent Fasting -
And it looks like its slowly changing for the better.
Low Fat "traditional diets" are destroying health.
There is no denying it.

Everyone gets better lab results.
Everyone loses weight, and feels better.
There might be a few exceptions.
But most everyone feels better when they eat better.
And better - for me is much less "carbage."

And so many people go back to the old way of eating.

That is a good time to close that door.
So other ones can open.