Inspiration for The Weekend

Lovely readers, I am completely and totally swamped.  I am up to my eyeballs and then some!  I have one more week of classes, then one week of exams.  Thank goodness it's almost over (for a little while anyway).  I'm taking a break from the seemingly never ending studying, so only a couple of things to share today.

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First, I finished Water for Elephants and I loved it more than I have loved a book in a long time.  Go out and pick it up immediately.  I started a new book today by Sophie Kinsella called I've Got Your Number.  It is the story of a girl who loses her engagement ring and her cell phone in the same day, and the struggle that she goes through trying to get them back.  It's mostly funny, definitely much lighter than Water for Elephants.  It's a nice change of pace and I am enjoying it so far.  This book definitely falls into the 'chick lit' category so if you're looking for something thought provoking this is not a good choice.  It's a quick read and a good palate cleanser between more serious texts.

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The second treat I have for you all is this awesome graphic that was forwarded to me by a friend.  This applies to so many things in life, but it really makes me think of my battle with sugar.  I love the sweet stuff, what can I say?

Doctors will tell you that it takes two weeks to break a habit, but it was more like two months for me.  I struggled through every bit of it.  Now, I barely miss sweet desserts and snacks, but I actually cried on more than one occasion when I was trying to quit.    Fortunately I had the awesome boyfriend there to save me from myself.  I don't think I would have made it otherwise.  If you're going through your own sugar battle take heart in the fact that as soon as you get over the hump it will get so much easier.

That's all for today folks.  It's back to the books for me.  I've got lots of awesome recipes coming soon so please keep checking in.  Also, I've received several recipe requests via email.  Please continue to forward your questions and suggestions to lifelovelowcarb@gmail.com.  I'll be answering all of them very soon!


  1. Hey! I havent been much into blogging since the semester started... but i just wanted to stop and say i! I've been swamped with stuff too. I was curious...i know your big on the low carb, but i was comparing atkins and south beach...whats your take on south beach diet compared to atkins?

  2. Girl it's hard! When I get home from work and class the last thing I want to do is look at another computer.

    I'm actually preparing a longer post on Atkins vs. South Beach because you're the second person to ask that question so stay tuned, but I'll give you a quickie answer here.

    South Beach allows more carbs as long as they are the right kind of carbs. South Beach is really similar to another diet, Sugar Busters where you don't eat the 'white stuff'. This includes white bread, potatoes, rice, pasta- you get the idea. Sugar Busters allows carbs like sweet potatoes, squash, and a wider array of fruits.

    All diets- Sugar Busters, Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, even Weight Watchers force you to cut the processed sugar. If you're having trouble getting started that is a good place. You will see a dramatic improvement just by letting go of soda, candy, cakes, ice cream, etc.

    If you're interested in South Beach or Sugar Busters you can look on Amazon. Both of those books are a few years old so you should be able to find a used copy for less than 5 bucks.