Sunday, December 30, 2007


Just when I thought I had stopped over eating I had ate and ate Saturday and it was a lot of fun. My husband made sweet and sour pork. I also had made late night sandwiches mmmmm.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Years Goals

I lost my Christmas binge weight. I am trying not to over eat today because there is a special dinner my husband is planning to make.

New Years Goals
I go for low key New years list. I find setting easy goals a lot more fun.
I will use my exercise equipment at least once this year
I will smile and give hugs
I will say thank you and mean it
I will eat good food or at least good tasting food.
I am going to buy myself a new fitness gadget
I will eat chocolate
I will have at least one salad on the upcoming year
I will buy a new wii game

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Last night I ran out to get groceries right before the store closed early.
We opened a select present or two Christmas Eve. Got my husband a wok.
I was wrong my husband did have to work today but just in the morning. We had lunch, cookies and sang songs at a friend's house. We came home Opened more presents. My little loves her toy lap top and her discovery hammer away boat. The other little one couldn't of cared less but was all smiles. We called family.

Monday, December 24, 2007

gram crackers

A family member lovingly sent me gram crackers. I realize gram crakers is a major binge food for me when I am stressed. When I am not stressed I am okay with it.
Carrots are also binge foods for but the carrots don’t trigger me to eat other foods.
I think that I should not have those crakers around right now.

Little Ones

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I binged Saturday .

Thankful list
Husband and little ones

Friday, December 21, 2007

Diet Myths and Legends, it's health not size

My little one expressed her opinion about kimkins and ripped up my free copy of the woman's magazine kimkins issue.

Diet Myths and Legends Low carb, Low Fat, Low cal
VH Melville

These questions were ones I see over the net due to the presence a couple of popular very low calorie diets including Kimkins. I tend to do a slower carb. These are composites mostly asked to other people. I am not a doctor and these are my thoughts though I feel they are more fact and research based I do know research changes.
Weight watchers thing but I know that won't work for everyone. I had to cut some carbs out over the last month but not for weight loss. I tend to gain if I cut carbs like vegetables, fruit and oatmeal out. I will find myself craving too much food.

Q. After I lose low carb can I switch to a low fat diet?
A. Switching to a journal based lower fat diet like weight watchers, or olive oil based fat like a Mediterranean style Diet or a healthy fat healthy carb diet like South beach might work after a slight gain but just switching from low carb to a low fat probably won't work very well. You'd end up eating way too many calories in carb. I first lost with deal a meal and switched to low fat and it was a disaster.
Whole angel food cakes have no fat in them. A whole package of fat free fig bars. I think you get the picture.
There is a lot of sugar and calories in low fat baked goods and you can gain a lot of weight.

Q Why does Atkins Diet have fat in it?
Can I just cut the fat out?
A. you can't just cut the fat out Atkins without running the risk of making yourself very ill.
Protein and fat are filling but fat has another function in low calorie without fat the diet can get too low in calories.
People get so wrapped up in the word Ketosis they don't realize the real reason a diet such as Atkins works its low in calorie. When they actually studied slow carb dieters in a hospital setting instead of just sending home food with them low carbers consumed less calories than the average diet. Lets face it people lie about how much they eat. South Beach which is lower in fat than Atkins ups the calories by use of whole grains. Fats are essential if you are doing a really low carb diet.

Q How can low carb be low calorie?
A. Let's say you normally eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and a biscuit with butter. You switch to skinless chicken, lower carb green beans and an instant oatmeal you've cut out a large amount of calories.

Q. What about Ketosis? If I never get to Ketosis can I still lose weight?
A. You do not need to go into Ketosis to have huge losses on low carb diets.
Most successful low carbers replace simple and refined carbs with carbs from non starchy vegetables and maybe a serving of whole grains. Oatmeal doesn't raise blood sugar as fast as other carb foods though some might be allergic. Oatmeal is used in high protein recipes created by body builders.
low carb diets are lower calorie diets.

Q. You talk about Ketosis, iS Ketosis even real? If it is real shouldn't I stay in induction stage longer or remove even more for quick weight loss and get to Ketosis as long as possible
A. Ketosis is real, but it runs some risks. Diets like Atkins have short term interdictions so that Ketosis doesn't turn into something else.
Some say Ketosis is not the same as ketoacidosis and this is not fully true. Ketosis most likely is the much milder form ketoacidosis by staying in Ketosis for too long or two fast you run the risk of becomimg. ketoacidosis means the glucose being depleted is coming from the brain.
The symptoms of ketoacidosis are a constant nauseous or a semi nauseous state, headaches, nasty mood swings, and passing out.

I starting getting mood swings and was the verge of of SNATT but not quite there and still feeling starved. I had later thought this was ketosis and someone who read this said it probably wasn't and I got of lucky. I am not diabetic but it runs in my family. "Diet soda pretzel fast" when I was in my late teens or early 20's. I realized fasting which is okay for short term religious reasons is not okay for weight loss. In fact when I fast I have a tendency to gain. I couldn't get to McDonalds fast enough.
ketoacidosis is low cal diets too.
So don't think your under 1000 calorie diet is healthier than a low carb diet at 1,200. Diets should not go under 1,200 calories. 800 calorie diets have to be done in a hospital setting.
High carb very low calorie diets that can thrust someone into this condition. So to say it's caused strictly by low carb dieting is a lie in of itself.

Q.I am diabetic is low carb right for me.
A. There are specific carb counting diet for low carbers but one diabetic's carb count might need to be lower or higher than another so it's best to get a doctor to work with you. These are best as doctor supervised diet and many doctors believe these are better than the restrictive exchange doctors. Many doctors who are against Ketosis are for carb counting diets for diabetics.

Q. I read on a site that I didn't need fiber on my low carb diet and Fiber as a Weight loss aid is a myth?
This is incomplete information. Fiber is not a diet food. You don't need fiber to lose weight you need fiber to fill you up and relive constipation. There are many high carb foods that have refined sugar but no fiber and veggies with little carbs and lots of fiber.
Do not use high almounts of fiber substitutes with soda. That will add to constipating and bloating.

Q. Is low fat dairy bad because of the carbs?
A. Low fat dairy has the same or in some cases lower carb as cream. Servings of the cream are just much less. So eating one or two low fat, sugar free yogurts a day should not hurt. I would rather get my fats through healthy oils and peanut butter but that's just me.

Q. I thought ultra Low Calorie Diets were life extending.
A. Most anorexics that eat an under 1,000 calorie a day diet have a shortened life span.
The life extending diets are around 1200 to 1400 and there is not enough evidence they work in humans. They are not weight loss diets though if you put most people on a diet of 1200 calories a day they will lose weight unless they have a shaky metabolism. After a while there body should get used to it but some will continue to lose.

Q. But shouldn't I be able just to live on my extra body fat to do a Very low calorie diet?
A. No, diets too low in calorie can set you up for binging which ads more calories. Teens who do very low calorie diets are more likely to be obese later in life. Also very low calorie diets can weaken your muscle. Your heart is a muscle.
Extreme low calorie diets are especially bad for the supper obese. Many super obese bingers can have eating disorder. Some call this disorder BED but that often lumps people with different disease together.
Some with bed are borderline or full bulimics. Not all bulimics purge. Some who do purge can be much bigger than a person with healthy eating. The thin bulimic is mostly a myth.

Q. Isn't gastric bypass the easy way out?
A. No it's one of the hardest.
Gastric bypass is for those who can't lose weight any other way most likely because they have some underlining eating disorder.
Some even die. They had major health problems before.

Q. Don't gastric bypass patients eat very low calorie diets?
A. Their diets have to be moderated by professionals.
They do try to keep their calories at a healthy range. As I said before some die. They rarely are thin. So eating too low a calorie can hurt you hitting your goal weight.

Q. I am losing weight, so doesn't it mean this diet is working?
A. No it doesn't. Get back with me a year from now and tell me if your still losing or maintaining your weight. A weight loss program only works if you can keep it off for over a year. Someone will lose weight even a bad diet.

Q My low carb diet says you weigh yourself nightly if you gain more than two pounds at night you ate too many carbs.
A. You can be perfect with carbs and still gain over two pounds at night with water retention.
Some self proclaimed diet experts don't understand water weight and scale fluctuations.

Q But I see on TV people losing 27 pounds in one weigh in. Why can't I lose that fast.
A. Some people lose faster than others but when you lose that fast some of that will be water and muscle. When you get to a smaller size this slows down.

Q My diet guru says stalls don't exist and that I must be cheating.
A. If you hit a stall journal your food. You might be eating too much or too little. I hit a stall for weeks and by adding a 100 calories and going for less salty more healthy fat based foods I started losing again.
Also it could mean your exercising is getting boring and it needs a change.

It's Health Not size
I've talked about this before but I wanted to go into more depth.

I am pounds heavier than my bmi says I should be. I am best at ten to 20 pounds heavier. When I am a bmi of 21 I feel sick and look sick. I tend to need extra body fat and my nurse fractioned put me on WW breast feeding points till I stabilized. Some of my too thin pictures float around and I honestly looked better at 200 plus pounds than when I was 114 to 117 range.
I don't have to be a size 2 or double 00. I lost over pounds was really so thin at one time. The store girl was shocked someone as tiny as I was couldn't fit in their smallest size. I am short and delicate boned but have a wider hips, ribs, and shoulders.
There some women who were 20 to 30 pounds heavier than me who could fit smaller clothes than I can due to body shape. Then I seen starkness in some saying she can't be 2 she must be a 4. Different cloth stores have different sizes. I've fit in extra small in one line and large in another.

Thankful List
Husband and little ones

Thursday, December 20, 2007

3 new things

3 new things about me
I love oatmeal more than I love potato chips which is a lot. I have to have oatmeal a lot.
I like corn tortillas stuffed with veggies
I love to sleep and never get enough.

Tip Tag#
Share a tip on your site. It can be on exercise, fitness, cooking, cleaning, being frugal, or more.
Eat vegetables with your protein. Alone these too never make me full for long. The veggies and bulk and fiber. The protein can be vegan like beans if you want or meat protein.

Thankful list.
Husband and little ones
Peanut butter
Chocolate kisses

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Five things

I feel achy right now. I hope I am not coming down with something.

Five things about me
I am clumsy
I used to write a lot of gothic poetry
I am craving peanut butter right now
I loved King vitamin cereal as a kid because they had plastic glow in the dark acrobat toys
I saw Might be Giants in concert

Thankful list
What are you thankful for?
Husband Little ones
Getting in touch with family and old friends
Lean meats
back rubs

Monday, December 17, 2007

shopgirl, Hiding, Kimkins,

Shop Girl
I don't want to buy something at tiffany's but I am thinking of doing a very un-frugal thing. I could keep my old beaten up pans but I am thinking of getting brand new professional pans. I already got new blender for Christmas. My husband I like kitchen gadgets.

Under my old writing name
I tried to use a more vague head shot where you couldn't really tell my weight or take photos when I'd get thin. I'd yo-yo a lot. I wasn't ashamed of my weight but I was hidding behind my weight.
In fact this is the longest my weight has been normal. I can slip up easily and feel that my body longs to slip up. I his behind my weight it protected me from hurtful words.

Iportion on Kimkins
While I feel lifetime membership works for weight watchers is great it was poorly done in Kimkins. Weight watchers still makes money off of lifetime members. The paying members see the program works and Lifetime members might also buy ww products. Also if they gain the weight they will pay again to keep it off.
This does not work on the way kimkins because it's online and it's not just for people who goaled. Life time membership online should just be a cheaper yearly fee.
Having a one time fee for online is just begging for people not to be happy even if your real. How do you pay your administrators?
A lot of people gain their weight back If you treat them well they will return to you to recapture their success some to never leave.

thankful list
husband and little ones

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Kimkins and the phony Photos.

Kimkins and the phony Photos.
VH Melville

While it's common for writer's to write under different name and even use a picture of a paid actor.
This is because some publishers won't let male romance writers right under their own name this includes famous writers like Dean Koontz
Using a pen name with fake is different when hocking a diet with made up photos. beau use of FTC rules.

Thankful list
my husband and little ones

Friday, December 14, 2007


I am back from my short trip. To be honest, I did not think of blogging or my email at all. I enjoyed spending time with my family.
I maintained on my trip. I ate much more some days than others and couldn't get all my food in on other days. Tuesday I had 7 slices of medium pizza but used flex points didn't even think of email. I liked eating out but breakfast fast food isn't my favorite. I would have preferred oatmeal, real pancakes or a light English muffin than most of the breakfast food offered.

Monday, December 10, 2007

STAY at Home Servers

Iportion on Money:
My husband's big gift which he does know what it is, will be coming so late that it will not be a Christmas gift but a valentine's gift. So we will have a big budget valentines day. :-)

I always thought I'd so those ultra budget Christmas, but I just find getting gifts people will love a lot of fun. I bought my husband three fun gifts and a stocking stuffer because I wanted to surprise him.
I spent way less on Halloween and Thanksgiving and do not feel guilty. I did pay extra on ordering with wrapping paper and it was so worth it.

STAY at Home Servers
Techy stay at home Mom's might find this funny. I know I did. It's an ad.

My mom sent me the kimkin's magazine in our Christmas care package. It's
easy to see why smart people fell for this. It had none of the diet
behind the diet info in it.

For my husband my littlr one
and all the kind words of my children's book

Friday, December 07, 2007

Release Date, thankful list

The official release date for my book, Livia the Scientist is 2/4/07 but it now is available to order through the Publish America online bookstore.

Thankful list
Husband and little ones

Munch Fiend
I am so the munch fiend I want to eat everything. I am saving my flex points for next week. I hope I can make it this weekend without all the extra points.

I will need them.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I don't have ADHD Anymore, Publication Date, Freecycle, thanks

I don't have ADHD Anymore.
Though I'd like to say I am cured of ADHD and dyslexia. I found out I was misdiagnosed and led to believe I have ADHD and dyslexia my whole life. I found out I have another condition altogether. My condition right now is incurable. The misdiagnoses is the reason Ritalin didn't work for me. There are some overlapping of symptoms but this should have been caught when I was around ten. I'll go more in debt in the future.
Iportion: On Money?
Should I have ads on iportion or do clearly marked sponsored posts. I just like the idea of making money from my writing even indirectly.

Publication Date
I am still excited about my picture books Livia the Scientist is going to be published early February.

I am thinking of also having a yard-sell and giving some stuff to friends that I don't need. Reusing sometimes benefits the earth more than recycling by it'self.
For those who want to share there is an org called

thankful list
husband and little ones
mother in law
veggie soup

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My Book Cover, Iportion On money: My Blog's Worth More, Stress Eating, thankful list, Baby Pounds,

This is my bookcover

Let me tell you about the Book Livia the Scientist
It's a book for the kid in grownups and scientist in toddlers.
I've gotten some good blurbs about the book so far.

The cover is both cute and creepy. This is one of the best
Publish America covers I've ever seen. The artist is Megan Steckler.
I might want to submit to to PA again just on the chance of her doing
another cover for me and that says a lot.

I did the inside art which is supposed to be drawn by the little scientist but I really did it. It's just a book that laughs at toddler behavior showing them to be vast scientific experiments. I already wrote draft the second book Livia the Scientist Discovers the Potty.

I can't wait till the book comes out.
Yes, I know Publish America's reputation but my other publishers were being slow. I wanted a quick book for my little ones while they were still young. I also didn't
want to pay for publishing and I wasn't charged anything for the cover art or anything else. I can't wait to hold this book in my hand and share it with the ones I love. When the book comes in print I will post a link to it.

Iportion on Money:
I may have lost my domain but my blog is worth more :-)

My blog is worth $28,227.00.
How much is your blog worth?

Stress Eating
I am going up a point or two do to some things going on. I am sure I will be up a pound or two or three. I have not been binging but a point here and there. I need to exercise more as well.

Thankful List
Husband my little ones

Baby Pounds
Woman breastfeeding or pump feeding
burns calories but lack of sleep can
cause weight gain. A new study says
that it's lack of sleep that causes
weight gain postpartum. They say
just getting two hours a sleep more
may help.
Weight watchers meetings have a
breast feeding plan but always check
with your doctor when going on a
diet. Never go on a diet when you
are knowingly pregnant.
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge More blogs about iportion.