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 […]

  This summer, I vow not to step on a scale unless medically required to do so (Yeah, that means you thyroid doctor, my ass is yours on Wednesday. Not one word!) My new plan??? Pants. I will measure my weight in pants and pants alone. A pair of Old Navy khaki capris circa 2001 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last year, I was introduced to the Paleolithic Diet. Some of you may have already heard of it. The idea is, you should eat whatever Cavemen would eat. In other words, hunter gather-y foods or things  that do not require factory processing and must die before you eat them (vegetables, fresh meat etc.). Today, I’d like play devil’s […]

My cooking objectives are twofold. First, I need stuff that’s easy and idiot-proof. Second, I need stuff that’s low carb. Recipes that fit this criterion are harder to find than you might think. Lately, I’ve been making heavy use of my crockpot. has some great ideas. I’ve taken one of their low carb* recipes […]

We all have our weaknesses and vices. Maybe yours is chocolate chip cookie dough? Krispy Kreme donuts? Peanut butter by the spoonful? An entire box of palate-shredding Apple Jacks cereal? My vice you ask? The one that renders me senseless, saps my inner resolve and forces me to do its bidding at the mere sound […]

Unless you’re living under kryptonite or stuck in some rift in the space-time continuum, you’ll have heard of James Cameron’s Avatar. For benefit of those rift dwellers, the basic gist is this. Scientists invent a way to grow a human/alien hybrid “shell” body and link it up to your brain waves. In other words, you […]