Hurricane Sandy Avocado and Yogurt Chili Recipe

When Hurricane Sandy hit, we were just about the bulls eye  We’re about an hour inland, and the ground is high where I am and we were lucky – very lucky compared to many other people. But we’ve had no  power since Sunday, and have been told that it could be out until Monday. While I don’t have…

Atkins Induction: How Does It Feel at Day 30?

On September 2, 2012, I was 207.6. This morning, October 10, 2012, I am 193.0 – 14.6 lbs down in 39 days. Today, if I haven’t messed up in my counting, I have been on a strict ketogenic-type low carb diet – pretty much a long-term Atkins Induction for 30 days straight and am less…

My Ode to Joy

‘Ode to Joy’ is from the last movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony. I am not in particular a classical music fan, but a friend long ago sat me down and made me listen to this symphony carefully, and I am glad he did. ‘Ode to Joy’ starts out low and uncertain, almost fearful, but then…

Jillian Michaels Would Never Do a Low Carb Diet on ‘The Biggest Loser’

I have been doing a ketogenic Atkins-style low carb diet since September 10, and have been in induction for about 25 days straight. How boring. Jillian Michaels would ‘never’ get a gig doing a TV show about my diet: I don’t look uncomfortable,  I am not dying of hunger, I’m not exercising, I eat til I’m…