Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Carbs Make Me Sleepy Post In a Nutshell

A while back I posted about how carbs made me sleepy. That particular post has had more unique daily hits (means new people who haven't visited here before) than any other post on this blog.  Apparently my problem is not unique.  Actually, my 'problem' isn't really a problem. 

Carbs spike the blood sugar in your blood stream.  It also has something to do with seratonin and insulin production.  If you ingest a huge amount of carbs all those levels spike then drop precipitously kind of like a sugar high.  The spike in seratonin triggers your 'relax button' and you become sleepy.

Now, for those of us who try to adhere to a low carb lifestyle, our bodies adjust to having lower levels of blood sugar/insulin/seratonin.  If we decide to indulge in carb rich foods we shock our system and, if you're like me, you pay for it dearly.  The girls at work have been know to say "You had carbs today didn't you?"  Apparently I act like a kid who's had too much candy when I've been eating carbs I'm not used to and then I become quite grumpy when I crash.  I've scared my husband a couple of times by sleepign so soundly I barely breathe or move for several hours.  Could be why I steer clear of the carbs most days.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Playlist

My new playlist is fun, Sexy, and ecclectic. (at least in my opinion)

Karmin Broken Hearted
Rhianna Take Care
Rhianna Talk that Talk
Kelly Clarkson Stronger
Rascall Flatts Banjo
Turn Me On David Guetta/Niki Minaj
Madonna Give Me All Your Luvin'
LMFAO Sexy and I know it
Kip Moore Somethin 'bout A Truck
Carrie Underwood  Good Girl
Luke Bryan Drunk On You
Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake)
Chris Brown Turn Up The Music
Jake Owen Alone With You
Jake Owen Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Justin Beiber Boyfriend (seriously? It's on my playlist? Yup.)
Enrique Iglesias Dirty Dancer
Dev Dancing In The Dark
Breathe Carolina Black Out
Jeremih Down On Me

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Product Plug

YUMMY!  The 90 Calorie Brownies by Fiber One are awesome!  Heat 'em up a few seconds in the microwave and enjoy with a cup of your favorite joe.

Monday, March 19, 2012

This Blog now has a FaceBook Page

You can find me on Melissa Motivation

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Unusual Salsa Recipe

Forget veggie slices or pita chips, I like to sit down and eat this with a spoon straight from the bowl.

Avacado Salsa

2 Still green avacados
1 can jumbo black olives
1 can rotel (your choice of flavor/strength)
1 can black beans
1 large cucumber

Peel, seed and coarsely chop avacado. I prefer the still green avacados because they're easier to
 handle.  The ones that have gone soft slip slid and disentegrate in my hands or upon stirring.
Rinse and coarsely chop black olives
Rinse and drain black beans
Peel (seeding is optional) coarsely chop cucumber

Toss ingredients together then gently stir in rotel. Enjoy your way.
VERY VERY low calorie and very very high fiber.

I've been meaning to experiment with putting a spoonful of this in eggs to make an omelet.  The things that make you go hmmmmmm.

UPDATE: What I did withthe leftover salsa.  Why I added drained tuna to it and made a HUGE tuna salad without the eggs or mayo.  YUM!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get back on that horse

Fell off for a while, now I gotta get back up or I never will.  Down for the count...not me.

Been down with a bad tooth and no dentist who didn't want to 'tend to it' without a preliminary check up xray and cleaning' first.  Like that was going to make the current xray and diagnosis by my own personal dentist any better or perhaps make their own even worse????? I especially liked the dentist who said I can get you in on the 20th and then get you scheduled sometime in April with an endodontist?  Really?  I'm scheduled with an endondist on the 15th I was just hoping you could get to me quicker before I big problem here right?

Add to that the suspect diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia, yeah, look that one up.  I'm supposed to see my doctor after the root canal for an MRI to have a look at that bad boy and get a nice prescription to hopefully control it.  My husband said "Good I finally get a nice quiet compliant wife."  Not on your life buddy!

So the trigeminal thing is not curable or beatable, it is controllable.  Just so we get things straight here, I like control.  And it will be controlled, damn it.

Friday is shopping day so I'll be back in the saddle, shopping for proper foods and getting ye old diet back on track.

"Real" health issues aside, there is no compromising otherwise, no excuses, Mrs. Murphy. No excuses at all.  That nerve can cause all the pain filled probblems it wants, it doesn't mean I have to conusme a shamrock milkshake from McDonald's to make it go away because it seems to make matters worse and we really don't want to make things worse now do we?

Other than that, everyone have a safe healthy Wednesday.