Saturday, January 22, 2011

2011 Low-Carb Cruise to Jamaica

The 4th Annual Low-Carb Cruise is May 1-6, 2011, leaving out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the Carnival Freedom featuring special low-carb guest speakers Fred Hahn, Jackie Eberstein, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Dr. Mary Vernon, Dana Carpender, Tom Naughton, Dr. Michael Fox and Jimmy Moore. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Atkins Diet Recipes: Low-carb teriyaki wings

To my knowledge, Diet Coke with Splenda is not sold in Canada -- at least not where I live. The only diet cola with Splenda in Canada -- again, to my knowledge -- is Diet Rite. In my area, it's available at Sobeys.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Week #187: Gained +2.5 lb for a total of -88.5 lb

Last Monday (January 10), I was interviewed on CBC Radio about my big weight-loss success in low-carb eating.

Today, however, I don't feel so successful. My post-holiday slump continued as I did not resist temptation on too many occasions. I might as well be honest because the scale doesn't lie: I cheated like a son-of-a-bit**. For the first time in a couple of years, I'm below the -90 lb mark. Shameful.

Some will say, "Don't be so hard on yourself." "Bah humbug!", I say! Why? Because I know better... and when you know better, you should be disgusted with yourself a bit. I've continued to dabble in the few sugary treats (damn you, licorice allsorts!) that started to sneak back in to my diet this holiday season. I thought I could handle it. I even said on CBC Radio that I could handle it.

I think this proves that I can't. I'm the type of person who can eat a bowl of frosting by putting a straw in it and sniffing it up through my nostril. Oh don't laugh... I probably could if I tried. I have a tremendously strong sweet tooth -- and to tempt fate like I've been doing over the holidays is to court disaster.

Today, I'm the heaviest I've been in years. I'm not happy. Yes, I've still lost a lot of weight, but I've been gaining because I haven't been eating completely low-carb. It works very very well for me when I do.

Don't assume by these gains that low-carb doesn't work. In fact, it's because I've slipped off the rails a bit that proves it DOES work. I lost weight effortlessly when I was on track... but these past few weeks have not been great.

Today, it stops. Right there. Period. No more dabbling. Nor more experimenting. I have a sweet tooth and tempting it with even the smallest bits of sugar is like poking a sleeping bear. Not a good idea!

Next week, there will be a loss. I am also planning to produce one recipe per week. The first one will be online soon.

If you've slipped off the rails a bit -- or a lot, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, look in the mirror and tell yourself to smarten up! Enough is enough. Christmas is over. It doesn't last until July. Period.

See you all next week with a nice loss.

No excuses.