Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How It All Started.

I started my husband out on this low carb diet. I would eat a maple frosted doughnut and wash it down with a pepsi while I checked out of the store with his low carb food. Hide crackers and candy and eat them while he was at work. BUT...he started losing pounds and I gained them. I was at 155. He was at 265. Then he was at 195 and I was still at 155. I started the diet and didn't lose as fast as him ( the woman thing, I guess ) I didn't think I could do it. Then one morning I stepped on the scale and it said 152. I looked in the mirror and smiled at myself. Something I rarely did. The next time the scale said 145. I went and bought a new outfit, and had fun doing it. It wasn't long until I was 135. That's what I weighed in 1974, when I graduated High School. My son said " Gosh Mom, you're skinny. " I can't even explain how that made me feel. I could go buy clothes without even trying them on. I struggled and won. So I know low carb works. If I can do it after 50 years of bad eating habits. Anyone can. Don't think about yesterday or tomorrow. Just have the will power to get through today. And be proud that you did.A day at a time. Slow and steady wins the race. Then look at yourself in the mirror and SMILE : )


Boy o Boy. It's Cold today. 16 degrees right now and snowing. It was ice yesterday. The town is quite. Everyone is home staying safe and warm. School is out, as well. Baked some Low carb Chocolate Cookies and Making Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup. Can't beat a night like this. Snuggled up in a blanket eating hot soup and cookies, watching a classic old movie. Sometimes I Love winter. But can't wait until spring. Always have a big garden and beds and beds of every flower you can imagine.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Low Carb Shop Special

Until February 1st
$1.00 Off All Orders - Use Coupon Code "cookie"
During Checkout- If you forget...
Send me an email...And I'll refund your $1.00
Check It Out At Carolyn's Creations"The Low Carb Shop"

A Special "Thank You" To All My Customers.
I Appreciate All Of You !

Peanut Butter Scare

NOTICE_ MY Peanut Butter Items Are Safe. I have been following the peanut butter recall very carefully. I would like to inform you, that I use JIF peanut butter in all my products. I do not buy in bulk. I purchase my Jif Peanut Butter, off the shelf at the local grocer. You can check for yourself, by going to www.jif.com and reading their updates. Jif is made by Smuckers and does not buy products from peanut corp.

A Few Low Carb Tips

The Low Carb diet really worked for my husband a I. We went to no caffeine, sugar, potatoes , bread, pasta for the first 2 weeks, Only eating 21 carbs per day. The pounds started falling off. We ate non-breaded meats, cheese, mushrooms,squash, (roasted in the oven with a little olive oil ) salads (watching the dressing for carbs). Eggs and omelet's filled with meat and cheese. Lots of roasted Nuts, and To replace the chips we missed we will fry grated cheese in a non-stick skillet until melted and cooled and eat pork rinds ( 0 carbs )
When we lost the weight we wanted, we only added carbs by wheat bread, found low carb tortillas for wraps loaded with cream cheese, ham and lettuce, and the low carb pasta I sell on my site. Half-Caff coffee, and diet drinks.The sweet tooth is the biggest difficulty we ran in to. I started making my husband Sugar free instant pudding with cream instead of milk and adding the whipped cream in the spray can ( no Carbs). Russell Stover has some excellent low carb candies that helped us until I developed my cookies. My recipes for the Low Carb Chocolate Cookie is my best seller and our personal favorite. Each cookie only has 1 carb, but big chocolate taste. I have found that reading labels takes a long time while shopping. But after a while you kind of know what has carbs and what doesn't. Be warned, that if a product says sugar-free or low-fat ....it doesn't always mean low carb. Read, Read, Read the labels. You can see my products and testimonials at www.thelowcarbshop.com I have all kinds of sweets, breakfast items, pasta, salsa, and soup. And Shopping for clothes in smaller sizes is SO much fun. Take my word for it, You don't have to go hungry on the low carb diet. It's worth it to look in the mirror and like what you see.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lose Those Extra Pounds, It's Easy

The Low Carb Lifestyle. All I can say is....It Works. My Husband has lost 70 pounds and I have lost 20. We are eating healthier than we ever have. We eat veggie's - salads - broiled and baked foods. Whole grains. Off the caffeine and Sugar. It's easier than I thought. But we still Love Our Sweets. I now make our sweets from scratch. And this is one reason we have succeeded. Everyone needs a treat now and then. Why not get a treat and stay on the diet. It's a perfect solution. . I've started sharing my treats . I can help you stay on that diet, Even if it's Not Low Carb. What Have You Got To Lose, but those extra pounds. For more information email me at ct4367356@yahoo.com