I survived the Fourth…and the inlaws…

Another trip to the in-laws has been successfully penned into the history books! This time around everything went quite easily…Karen (Mom) and Jan (Dad) went out of their way to have lots of low carb goodies around the house! Not only did I have a steady supply of sugar free Jello but also diet sodas, lunchmeats, cheeses, veggies and other miscellanea. As a special treat, I also got pancakes yesterday morning made from Soy Flour! Not exactly the pinnacle of taste treats but still special nonetheless. Heavy cream and butter whipped up into a topping made for an extremely high calorie but low carb substitute for syrup.

Diet Rite doesn’t suck…

So, it turns out that Diet Rite doesn’t entirely altogether suck! Years ago I tried regular RC Cola and, quite frankly, had a rather immediate distaste for it. Imagine flat Coke mixed with orange pumice soap…that was the unfortunate feeling that my teeth felt as they were eaten away and softened immediately by the putrid concoction. Well, not really, but that’s how it felt.

Anyway, I begrudgingly tried Diet Rite on the recommendation of my father in-law because a friend of the family recently went on Atkins and has been drinking the stuff religiously. Amazingly, I rather liked it and proceeded to spend the rest of the visit inhaling it nonstop. Better than Diet Coke, not quite as tasty as Waist Watchers.

Enter the Fourth…

The Fourth of July Eve and Fourth of July parties hosted by the aforementioned friend of the family, Dennis, were amazingly survivable due to the fact that he was on Atkins. The grill was running nonstop and had an infinite supply of venison, beef, chicken, hot dogs, salads, cheeses and dozens of low carb goodies to choose from! Not only did I manage to stuff myself all day to the point of being bloated but still ended up losing weight after my four day visit. Mind you, I didn’t lose much weight but I didn’t gain any either! I can’t imagine how much weight I could have packed on if I had cheated and started eating carbs…

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