Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Daily Koda

 Woke up each of the last two days with some fresh new snow - not all that cold. Winter was slow getting here, but maybe its here to stay for a while.


Everything is food, food, food .

Grilled Chicken
Butter Beans
Purple Cabbage


Roasted Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp
Roasted Tomatoes

Day 15, and it has not really been all that difficult. I do not like the planning and shopping, shopping, shopping - but have not been hungry, have not had cravings or any real hint of binging, which for me is totally amazing. Eating three meals a day ( sugar/carb free ) is something completely new to me and I am not really a fan of getting up and eating, but we have to.

I feel pretty good - not that I ever did not , and the best news is that Neil's blood sugars have dropped 100 points in some of his checking. Now, we were eating BAD - really really bad. Only one meal a day and then snacking , a lot. So changes for the better.

The reason I was gone from here for a while was that my schedule is just tuned itself upside down. I would save spots on here before midnight and come back well past midnight to blog. Now, Im in bed by 11 most nights and up by 7 or 8... this is a huge change for me... and all I did was dump sugar.  Hopefully I am getting accustomed to these changes and will get my computer time back in synch.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Dont worry, you have not missed anything.

Kicking SUGAR is kicking my ass, that's all. Neil and I , per that book, have gone cold turkey on sugar. That also includes Splenda... mornings have not been all that pleasant. You can't have sugar / carbs on any Atkins related diet, but this one kicks off with a period of time with no sugar substitutes. It goes to say that you really should limit them even after the initial ban.

According to the doctor who wrote ALWAYS HUNGARY - this dietary ban is more or less re wiring your brain AND your actual cells. All this I dont know, but I do know that it messes with your mind and body. You get a little dark, some mood swinginess. Your sleep patterns change a little . Basically you are giving up a drug.. and having some withdrawals. 

But even now, just a week or so into this - the bad has started to wane and I feel better first thing in the mornings. Now, I ate , on some days - a lot of sugar, both real and fake. So, some mornings I basically had a hang over, nothing at all like that now.

So - that was why I was gone for a bit , just dealing with that unexpected emotional and physical reaction to getting rid of demon sugar. That said, all I think about it cake.

( not really, but it does creep in every now and again )


Grilled Chicken

Chard and Spinach

Roasted Cauliflower

Daily Koda

 A snow less Mendon, in early February !

It was 54 degrees here at midnight last night - tumbled today, but that was some recored freaky heat for the literal dead of winter. A little snow tomorrow..... 

Friday, February 3, 2017


We have changed our eating habits.

Our doctor yelled at us both , and gave us a book...

It's basically ATKINS, but pretty easy to do. It is not the "D" word... because they dont work and all that . The first couple of weeks , plus - is totally sugar free. So not even any splenda in our coffee or tea. 
Grilled Chicken
Spaghetti Squash
Broccoli and Cauliflower

This is pretty much what we did before, and lost all that weight. 
Grilled Pork Chop
Purple Cabbage

The eating is not all that hard, I mean, Im not crazy craving things. But its the planning, shopping, and eating three meals a day.
Grilled Chicken
Roasted Cauliflower
Sugar Snap Peas

No potatoes, no rice, etc....

Brussels Sprouts
Delicata Squash

SO - the photos will be pretty dull for a good while. 

Daily Koda

 Winter is back.
 A little bit of fresh snow, but cold.
 very cold, in the teens here.

 Koda loves it, we walked the longest we have in a good long time.

Movie Wednesday

Finally caught this one, its up for best actor, supporting actress and movie.

It is a very good movie - a real tear jerker at the end. We had seen a 60 min story about this ( it is a true story ) so we knew what the ending was going to be, but it still got us. Patel and Kidman are very good - but the Indian child actor who plays the character as a child steals the show.

I need to post my Oscar list to see what all I still need to catch.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


I can not figure out how to flip this video, so just turn your head sideways. There really was not enough snow to use the snow blower, but - we do have it, so ....

HGTV gays at the Home Depot

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Daily Koda

A couple inches of fresh snow overnight, making this morning very nice. Some clean white snow and bright winter sunshine.