Monthly Archives: May 2016


This past week one of my good friends passed away at an early age, he left behind a beautiful wife and 4 daughters. Yes, when I say an early age I do mean he was my age.  The cause of death was heart attack with clogged artieries.  Drs had prewarned him months prior to have tests done and even when he waas experiencing chest pains just days before his passing, he did not go seek medical attention.

At the end of the week I had heard that another one of my friends, even younger yet as he just turned 21, was arrested for a Felony and drug possession.  He is looking at a minimum of 5 years behind prsion bars, leaving behind a beautiul 3 years old.  He had doctor warnings and previous close calls.  His addiction caused him to obtain Hepatitis C.

Another example, my ex, his life is slipping away as h is spiraling into his herion addiction and when doing so he is worsening his Hepatitis C.  He is 6’4″ and his weight is 120.  It breaks my heart to see his weight increasingly get smaller.  He has had numerous warnings from doctors, addictions specialists, counselors, therapists, cops, judges, friends, family, etc.

These people have seen their family and friends die before them from not listening to their doctors or following advice from others.

Why are people ignoring warnings when it comes to their health?
Do people think that they are part cats and actually have 9 lives?

When my mom passed in 2010, she did so after not listening to the advice of her doctor.  She was diabetic but could not stay away from the unhealthy eating.  That unhealthy eating caused her diabetic body to go into renal failure.

The year my mom died is when I started my healthy way of eating, my new lifestyle of low carb.  I did not want my life to be a shadow of hers.  I wanted what I saw motivate me to not be the same.

For six years I have been enjoying Low Carb.  I have had setbacks, mainly my disability which effected my mobility so exercise is very limited, however, I still continue.  If it wasn’t for my vigilance to stay on track with low carb, I would be much heavier and unhealthier today.  I may still be pudgy, but at least I am healthy.

As of today I have no diabetes, no high blood pressure, no tumors, no masses, no hypertension, no blood clots, no heart problems, no gout, no sleep apnea, no high cholesterol, etc..

I did have a non functioning gall bladder that was removed, but that was from the rapid weight loss rather than obesity.

At this moment I am just dumbfouned.

I am trying to understand why people who have people that love them are not trying to be their best?  You have children depending on you to be there for them in their lives as a parent, a friend, a mentor.  Why are they throwing their lives away and not listening to the medical professionals and people who have been in that position before?  Why are they not learning from the examples others have gone through?

I am still boggled and all I can think to do is pray.

Pray for these souls to change before its too late and they can not.  Pray that they see life as only being lived once and to not take it for granted,  believing that they are themselves invincible.

No one person is invincible, Only ALLAH is invincible.




How is your monthly challenge going for this month?

Have you been able to stick to no low carb junk and substitute with homemade treats?

Have you given up the protein bars, sugar free candy, store bought cheese crisps and tortillas or wraps?




A week ago I saw a contest on the Atkins aebook page, however it was suppose to end in 3 hours.. I had just seen the listing and had gotten no notifications or else I would have entered earlier.  I had to make a recipe using a zucchini.  The recipe I had in my mind was the new thing I was making for my breakast.

So at 9 pm, I began to grate my zucchini and cook my dish as my dad was trying to sleep, poor dad, he had no idea.

By the time I was finished it was 11:45pm only 15 minutes left to enter, I had to take a picture, think of a recipe name, and write out the recipe.  I was the very last person to enter.  I was thinking so many enteries..there is no way..So many other delicious looking recipes.

A day later I recieved the facebook message.  My Zucchini Latkes had won..WOO-HOO.   I won $95 Atkins Prize pack.  I am so excited and humble, but at the same time sad as my monthly challenge was to give up processed foods such as candy, protein bars, low carb snack bars, etc…Oh well, the treats will hold till next month.

When I recieve the prize I will share the picture.

I told my dad how I won and he was excited until I told him it was low carb..oh well his loss, more or me.

BTW, I told my dad he can no longer make fun of my healthy cooking as I am a WorldWide  Winner…LOL