Oops, I did it again . . .

Ate at Cracker Barrel that is, for the low-carb menu. And just to make sure that it’s really OK, I searched the Human Rights Campaign website. HRC’s March 2003 “Lawbriefs [pdf] says CB’s board unanimously approved the addition of sexual orientation to the company’s non-discrimination policy.

Nevertheless, I don’t think I’ll apply for a job any time soon; my DePauw gig pays better, I’m sure. And what would be the fun of a job without tenure, where you can tell your boss off without getting fired? Even better, we have included “gender identity and gender expression” in our policy for years now (something I’m proud to have had a hand in). DePauw is one of the best employers for LGBT people in Indiana, or the entire country for that matter.

Meanwhile, my blood sugar, which had been bopping up above the “this is diabetes” number of 126 on occasion, has been pretty consistly under 100 since I gave up bread and potatoes and everything with sugar in it and started walking a lot (a resumption of strength training is next on the agenda). Some of my vegetarian friends are, well, horrified by the carnivorous aspects of my Atkins-based approach, but everyone is happy that I’m losing weight and the blood sugar is under control.

I’m reading Gary Taubes’s Good Calories, Bad Calories, which is beyond being just the buzz of the (new-to-me) low-carb blogosphere. It’s as if the golden tablets had been discovered, or a Youtube video of Jesus walkng out of the tomb materialized. “We are vindicated!” seems to be the general reaction. Taubes first became a low-carb hero with his 2002 New York Times Magazine piece What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?. More on all this in another post.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Oops, I did it again . . .

  1. cellodonna

    Good for you on the diet success. My own numbers are all creeping up, so I need to take action. But I’m such a bread addict. Did you have to give up whole wheat bread as well to get those results?

  2. Eric Edberg

    I haven’t had ANY bread for over three weeks now, since I started the program in earnest. That was one of the toughest things for me! But sometimes the best thing with an addiction is to break it by going cold turkey.

  3. cellodonna

    Cold turkey? …not unless it’s between two slices of bread!

    I’m hoping my smaller portions and daily exercise bring results.

  4. Emily

    I tried low carb a few years back. I was skinny.

    Skinny and angry.

    🙂

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