What did you NOT eat today?


(⚕ lowcarb.skrinak.com ⚕) #846

Um … thanks and all … but …

(Christy) #847

Basically :joy: He meant well lol.

He’s still having a very hard time with the concept of NO SUGAR … none, zero, not even a little!

(⚕ lowcarb.skrinak.com ⚕) #848

He is not alone. Hell, I was him, 3 years ago.

(Christy) #849

I am doing my best to persuade him but, he’s a total junky :woman_facepalming:t3: He is currently trying to gain 10 pounds. I told him to drop all the sugar & carbs & to let me help him. He says, “Sure!” as he reaches for his third glass of chocolate milk. It’s frustrating at times.

What finally made you see the light?!

(⚕ lowcarb.skrinak.com ⚕) #850

Oh, of course “Mr. Wind Bag” (me, not your husband) has an entire blog which answers this question:

Because it’s a long answer, and I’ve had decades of endomorphic living.

(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #851

We all did. Like when I’d buy these for my kids to tell them how much I loved them.

Sugar = Love, Right?

(Christy) #852

Guilty! If parents only knew the treacherous path they were laying for their children. Sigh. To be 100% honest, I never realized how terrible sugar was until about 6 weeks ago.

(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #853

Me too! Well, not six weeks ago, but before starting keto. :slight_smile:

However, I think all of us know, to some degree or another, that donuts are bad. This proves to me just how addictive sugar really is.

One more won’t hurt? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

(Christy) #854

True … but unfortunately, most people do not want to examine the issue until there are serious health threats. My husband turned 46 in December. It worries me. I made him schedule his annual check up because he missed his last year :angry: He is extremely active & healthy but, eventually those years of abuse catch up with you, one would assume.

(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #855

15h in. aiming for my usual 48, maybe 72… feeling just a bit tired but that is just “jetlag” from daylight saving time switch.

(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #856

Tell me about it! :weary:


Yesterday, we went for a day trip with 3 of the kids. Ended up having KFC for lunch. I think everyone knows that their biscuits are the cocaine of the fast food world, but I managed to not even touch one. Nor did I have mashies, gravy, mac and cheese, cole slaw (too much sugar!), and crispy coating. I just peeled the breading off the chicken, ate the meat, and drank a coffee. Wasn’t hungry the rest of the day!

Weighed in this morning, and learned that I am down 12.2 pounds in 2 weeks! YAY!

(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #859

Great job, @SecondBreakfast!

I’m proud and impressed. That would have been tough for me.

(⚕ lowcarb.skrinak.com ⚕) #860

Screenack’s Keto Confessional : Big Sigh

No, smartypants, I didn’t eat any.

This is leftover “food” from my son’s birthday party over the weekend. The cake is simply garbage from Costco. The item on the left is my wife’s “four cheese mac” which, for the 20% of humanity that can manage the insulin requirements of eating such a meal, well, enjoy. Back when I ate that stuff, it was delicious. I mean, c’mon. Four kinds of cheese all melting into a master blend of cheesy gooey goodness.

I stuck with the hamburgers and hotdogs, sans buns, natch.

Here we are, the day after, and I’m nothing more than a carb pimp. Hustling diabetes rather than trash it.

Oh, the shame!

(Tiffani Dutridge) #861

And you didn’t even punch him.
That you mentioned anyway!..

(Awesome Cheerleader For All) #862

I feel the same way with my son. In fact he made brownies last night (which I didn’t eat). It is really difficult, once you have a new understanding about nutrition, insulin, carbohydrates, fat and protein, to not want to shun everything you now consider bad. I mean, you’re doing it for their health, right?

But the way I look at it, I spent years of my life eating that carbage, and was able to reverse the damage in a relatively short time.

All I can do is led by example, and give him the information I now have. I truly believe he will be better off than I was, in a much shorter period of time.

(⚕ lowcarb.skrinak.com ⚕) #863

Actually he “gave up carbs” for Lent and he’s doing very well. He had cake yesterday, but, like my keto-daughter, he can have more than I do and I suspect his young self will manage the starches far better than his old fart Dad. I’m proud of his results!

Of course, staging a party means making that trash available. However, I suspect the boys would have LOVED things like jerky and other dried meats. My pork rinds kept flying out of the (I thought) secret location, which I was cool with.

(Diane) #864

Amazing! I have to admit, I always eat at least some of the breading.

(I came for the weight loss and stayed for my sanity... ) #865

We’ve all done it (at one point or another) :relaxed:

(Hermie) #866

Good for you! My weakness at KFC would be the mashed potatoes and the gravy.