So I went running around with CCK today after we got up. First, I made low-carb mochas (which are pretty durn nommy, if'in you ask me, and only 10g carb -vs- the vegan mocha I used to make that totals a whopping 46g!) and mushroom omelets with garlic jack cheese and bacon. I really am becoming Le roi des omelette du' fromage. Good thing I really love eggs in all their forms! Anyhoo, we went to the Low Carb Nation store in the area (sort of: it's a bit of a drive). Last night, I was bemoaning a desire for cheesecake. Today, we walk in, look in the freezer case, and spy "Frozen Cheesecake On A Stick".
OMFGLOWCARBPWNIES!!! Man that thing was good! They said to let it thaw first. Yeah. I heard her say that right before my last bite. I got some no-carb barbecue sauce, some low-carb baking mix, and an Atkin's low-carb chocolate peanut-butter cups. At some point I need to come up with a low-carb bread/bun/roll solution. Glad I'm also a good baker. I can't really manage to pay $8 for 6 hamburger buns! And eventually, I WILL eat bread again. Meanwhile, the baking mix is primarily to work towards one thing: PIZZA CRUST! I have not switched over to a meat-and-cheese diet without being allowed to eat a fracking pizza! No-sir-ee-bob. I'll get it figured out.
Then on to Costco for meat-madness. 6.5lb bag of Chicken thighs, a three pack of organic ground beef, a box of Splenda, a huge two-pack of both turkey and pork bacon, and finally, a home-grown treat: a 20-count box of Johnsonville Brats! Charlie Murphy would be pleased.
On the way home, I stopped at some gal's house and picked up a bottle of Bayer ketosis test strips that she had no use for (-via- Freecycle). When I got home, I was able to test myself for the first time, and I am already about 80% into ketosis! The results showed "moderate" which is one step away from "full-on". This most likely is the reason why the weight-loss has started again after a stall. That, combined with the scale reading today, makes me smile inside and out!
If anyone ever tells you that low-carb and Atkins are BS, respond with a polite "BS to you too" because you now know someone who is living proof that this works. It is easy, it is fulfilling, it is energizing, it is affordable, and I think it may be my ticket to a different life...
 For those not fortunate enough to have been raised in the Cheese Belt, "Charlie Murphy" was a character in the Johnsinville bratwurst ad campaign in the 80's.