This week, I focused on exercise, exercise, exercise.  I purchased Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones DVD. The cover of the disc claims it will help me “eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good.” Awesome! If it will also help me do laundry, clean that splattery stuff from the bottom of my […]

How it Works:  The Wii Fit is a game you can buy for the Nintendo Wii gaming system. Ergo, this week’s diet plan isn’t free. You need to already have a Wii system in order to try it. Luckily, we do. Also, I borrowed the game and balance board from a friend so I could […]

This Week’s Short Attention Span Diet – Nintendo Wii Fit This week, Robin is testing the Nintendo Wii Fit. We know, we know.  We’re very 2000 and Late as far as fitness crazes go, and we may risk losing our place at the cool table, but we’re fine with that. The Wii fit (and newer […]

Ok, confession time. Here are my numbers, fresh from the doctor’s office. 180 136 40 Hmmm. I won’t keep you in suspense. The 180 is my overall cholesterol, apparently. The 136 is the “bad” cholesterol. The 40 is the “good” cholesterol. That always seems unfair to the bad cholesterol to me. Like what did he […]

Has anyone ever put off going to an annual check up w/ their doctor because they didn’t feel like being weighed? {raises hand} I’ve been avoiding the thyroid doctor for 5 months because of the dreaded scale. But, I went last Friday. I had boots on (knock off Ugg’s). So here’s the age-old dillema…do I […]

Has anyone ever put off going to an annual check up w/ their doctor because they didn’t feel like being weighed? {raises hand} I’ve been avoiding the thyroid doctor for 5 months because of the dreaded scale. But, I went last Friday. I had boots on (knock off Ugg’s). So here’s the age-old dillema…do I […]

Fat is getting a bad rap….again. Seriously, fat is like the new Britney Spears. Everytime you think fat has hit rock bottom and has no place to go but up, there it is on TMZ in ankle restraints getting hauled off to the booby hatch. Fat needs to seriously start getting it’s act together if it […]

I think I’m going to loop this all day Sunday. If I’m heading for a second helping of the cheesy potatoes (or first), for the peeps or cadbury eggs (which really don’ttaste that good…admit it), the cheesecake, the fluffy orange whipped jello thing my mother-in-law makes (she makes a green one too), the sweet potato […]

File this one under Things That Go Through My Brain While Nearly Passing Out Running on the Treadmill. Or possibly, How to Pass Off the Obvious as New Using Not-So Clever Anagrams. I used to be skinny. Really skinny. Go-to-the-store-grab-a-size-four-go-home-and-it-fits-perfect-skinny. Annoying. So now, here I am, hoping like crazy I’ll be able to drop some real […]

Welcome to another Carbie Doll edition of low maintenance low carb cooking. This week, I tackled another roast (we like roasts…they’re super easy, super yummy, super filling, and super leftover producery). Mine  is a version of the traditional Yankee pot roast using venison shoulder. You can use chuck or beef shoulder as well.  Keep in mind, if you’re doing  one […]