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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Yes, I am overweight. I freely admit it, weighing in at 215 at this point. I had lost weight, but post gall bladder surgery it went back on, and the eating habits that had helped me lose the weight no longer worked.

But, that is not why I decided to try low-carb. I have been exploring healthy eating for my family for a long time, and realized low carb was not bunless burgers dripping with fat and a side of bacon, but instead veggies and fruits and some lean meat and dairy. So I bought Saving Dinner the Low Carb way by LeAnne Ely. I started using it last week.

Monday we had Sweet Teriyaki Pork Chops with Sauteed green beans and turnip fries. The boys loved the pork chops and hated the turnip fries. I liked it all. Tuesday night we had Low-carb Mexican Casserole with (I cheated) torilla chips and a large salad. This was a do again meal. Everyone liked it (except Konal- it was OK).

Wednesday night was Jack Fish, which was Monterey Jack cheese covered baked cod. It was served with mashed cauliflower and mixed veggies. I was pleasantly surprised by the fish. It had a lot of ingredients (such as tomato) that I don't normally like. It was delicious. The flavors melded together so well. I enjoyed the cauliflower, but had difficulties making it. I decided to try frozen next time.

Thursday night was Dinner at Macayo's. Yum!

Saturday night was Chinese with Chris...

Tonight was Bourbon Chicken on a bed of spinach with Baked pumpkin wedges.
Next time I make it I will use less onion and real Bourbon instead of apple juice. The Pumpkin was a great side dish, but I had a bit of trouble finding a pie pumpkin.

Mom is losing waist sizes so far, but my weight is not budging. I will need to remember I am doing this for my health, and not just to lose weight.

This next week's menu promises to be exciting.