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Weight, Weight, Don’t tell me.

As part of my diet plan, I have been food diarying daily and tracking weight weekly. I have made it through the holiday season but gained a pound along the way… But I’m glad I let the carbs back into the diet.

I have found the food diary helps a lot to keep me focused on the quantity, and quality, of food and drink I am imbibing.

Great Sand Dunes, CO

A letter to my rep

Dear Mr. Lamborn,

I have been hearing disturbing rumors that Congress is looking to get rid of my health care plan. I would not appreciate that. I need affordable health care to survive in this world. And by affordable, I mean a plan that provides me health care for less than 20% of my income. (10% would be optimal)

I understand one of your compatriots implemented a pretty good health care plan in Massachusetts a few years ago. Romneycare, I think it was called. Maybe you should try rolling this out on a national level if you aren’t satisfied with the current Affordable Care plan.

I would also remind you of the Preface of the Constitution that you just read and swore to defend; one of the purposes of this country is to promote the general Welfare. I think a federal healthcare insurance plan would go a long way towards that promotion.

And, consider adding dental to the overall plan. I think that good dental health is important to good overall health.

Yours,

Jack Heneghan

How much does a cup weigh?

This looks like an interesting site.

http://www.cookitsimply.com/measurements/

A cup of carrots does weigh different than a cup of apples which is a different weight than a cup of bacon. I am finding that using the weight of an ingredient is much more specific than ‘cups’.

I have a scale and I am not afraid to use it!

information warfare

Jim Wright makes a lot of sense of a muddled field.

http://www.stonekettle.com/2016/12/blind-spot-part-ii.html

(I wonder how this will present itself when it is copied to the other platforms I share to?)

And here are some weapons for the war –

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/11/505154631/a-finders-guide-to-facts

Unclear on concept

I and looking at a recipe for some bread I plan to bake and I see the following times noted:

crusty bread
Prep time 
Cook time 
Total time 
No Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread – no kneading required, 4 simple ingredients, baked in a Dutch Oven! The result is simple perfection, hands down the best bread you’ll ever eat!
What they fail to take into account is the 12-18 hours needed to let the dough set up after mixing in the flour, salt, yeast, and water. You are not going to have a delicious loaf of bread in 50 minutes!

90 days

I have been on this no/low carb diet for about 90 days now and have lost about 30 pounds. My goals are to get down to at least 200 pounds (another 11 to go) and to get down to a 40 waist. I don’t seem to be losing the waist inches as quickly as I am the weight, so I may need to get into the 190’s to get to size.

The question I am facing is when to start moving back to a carb diet. Should I start now, keeping to the  < 2000 calorie diet, or should I wait until I hit 200 pounds before bringing back the carbs. I have to say that as much as I miss the carbs, I am getting tired of the fat and protein more.

I think I will go to a 50% carb, 25% fat, 25% protein diet when I do resume.  (Currently, I am 8% , 65%, 27%.) Just not sure when to do it. Anyone have any thoughts?