Monday, January 17, 2011

I haven't posted. Random ramblings

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I know if I want to keep this blog alive I have to think of continual things to post. But really, my life isn't so eventful that I have continual things to blog about just on the subject of low-carb or nutrition in general.

I've gotten Gary Taubes book Good Calories Bad Calories, and I'm slowly trudging through due to the, in a sense, "calorie dense" pages. It's not a book you can skim, and I'm the queen of skimming, and since it's time for mid-terms with my school the book is in the same place as other magazines in the bathroom, to get 3 or 4 pages read with every passing..... *cough*..... "rest."

So far, I'm hoping the two beginning chapters are the ones based more on science than the rest due to their titles. I appreciate Taubes' thorough analysis of the science in his writing, but the lazy teenager who skim textbooks in me sometimes goes "this could be so much shorter." But really I have to focus that the book tries to carry a really heavy load in terms of trying to change a perspective on weight loss strategies, and that it has to put up the greatest offense and defense to try and trudge through any and all misconceptions that say, all my town's East Indian doctors, might believe. I'll definitely be suggesting the new condensed "Why We Get Fat" for friends, though.

What else.... Since January 12th and 2nd are both family birthdays, I felt no shame in having birthday cake. But now that the birthday influx is over, I'm getting back on track. I am now on "grocery store flyer watch" to watch for sales on foods to combat the idea in my house that a healthy diet is expensive. Smith's just had "7 DAYS OF INCREDIBLE MEAT SAVINGS," for example.

Hm.... Drew Carey lost 80 lbs by cutting out starches, have you heard? I didn't even hear about this until I saw an old low-carb video blog about it. I know on PETA sites they have lists of celebrity vegetarians and vegans, they should comprise a list of low-carb celebrities somewhere as well.

I've found out my interview with Jimmy Moore is going to be posted on Feb 24th. I am so nervous, really. I hate listening to myself talk in general, and I'm trying to sound intelligent on the same blog as doctors and authors. Watch Birke Baehr, who's reportedly around 11 years old, sound 10 times more versed in nutrition than me. Just watch. *Ignores font change*

Actually there's nothing really else of value to report on. I just wanted to post something so the blog doesn't die.


  1. Don't be nervous about Jimmy's show, after all it's called "Livin' Low Carb", it takes real people to live it. All the experts in the world don't do jack if there are not real life examples of who they help.
    Can't wait to hear your show!

  2. Aw thank you Stephanie ^^ that's very sweet. It's true real people often don't go on rants about biochemistry...

  3. Hey Sarah,
    You don't know me, but I just finished listening to your interview on the Lowcarb Show and wanted to tell you that you did a great job! You also have a very helpful blog— thanks for sharing your research and tips. (And now I need to try some of that chocolate!)

  4. Thank you Cathy ^^; I hope I didn't sound like too much of a naive teenager, I was a bit nervous at the time and had a lot of points I wanted to get across.