Monday, May 10, 2010

Diary of an Angry Fat Woman May 7 (GIVEAWAY)

I spent a great majority of my time writing Friday (from what I can remember).

I've made some discoveries concerning what you can eat on a low carb diet that actually tastes good.

Writing the Ben and Jerry's review would have been torturous had it not been for the fact that I've discovered a dessert to curb my cravings that is NOT too shabby at all.

1/2 cup ricotta cheese--full fat

1-2 tbl of vanilla flavoring

1 packet Splenda

1 square graham cracker

What you have when you mix this all together is a cheesecake taste-alike that is low in both carbs and fat. It tastes good and you can sub the vanilla for any similar flavoring like lemon, almond, or coconut etc.



(thanks to walmart.com for the image)

There is also something to be said for the Atkins Diet (which is low carb but not low fat) in that you can still eat Mexican food. I am doing a semi-South Beach/semi-Atkins in that I am really trying to do low carb while concentrating the MOST on getting exercise.

Friday night I had an order of shrimp from La Carreta with cheese dip and a Miller Lite brat from the fridge.

Later on, I watched Sister Act (I love that movie) with Erik and lifted weights. I am really proud that even if I am not doing a 5K run every day, doing SOMETHING is better than NOTHING.

Right now--I think because of doing push-ups--my wrists hurt so I have gone light on the weights, but I have still managed to do them!

I would really like others to try this recipe for "Low Carb Mock Cheesecake." To show my support of the low carb diet I would like to give a set of three McCormick's flavorings to one lucky reader.

To enter, leave a comment including your email address if you aren't a blogger, telling me what McCormick flavor you would enjoy trying in this recipe.

You can find a link to their flavors here:

http://www.mccormick.com/MCC/Search/SearchResults.aspx

For extra entries you can do any of the following and let me know you've done it by leaving a comment. People who are already subscribers, followers, etc, still count.

1) Subscribe to this blog. You should find the subscribe link at the very top, left hand corner.

2) Subscribe to my journal at www.screwlucy.com

3) Friend me on facebook.com at Scrw Lucy

4) Add me on twitter at Screw Lucy and tweet about this giveaway, leaving a link back to your tweet. You can do this daily for more chances of winning.

5) Enter my Ben and Jerry's giveaway at www.screwlucy.com and leave me a link to the entry.

This giveaway ends May 31st at midnight. Hopefully you'll be well on your way to bikini weather by then as I hope I am!

50 comments:

  1. i would love to try the raspberry flavor myself.

    try doing some push ups on your knuckles, it will improve your wrist strength and keep from putting to much stress on the wrist to begin with.

    -- Erik

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  2. I would love to try the Pure Lemon Extract in lemon shortbread!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I entered your Ben & Jerry's giveaway!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I'm a big fan of using almond extract. I think it would be great with this cheesecake.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  5. I've been craving raspberry lately, so I would try this cheesecake with the raspberry extract! Yum!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  6. Your link to the flavors didnt work, so I had to search it.. I came up with: http://www.mccormick.com/Products/Extracts-and-Food-Colors/Extracts.aspx

    Lots of them would be interesting to try for different things, but for your cheesecake recipe, I think either the raspberry or the rum flavors would be my first choice!! :)

    PS... I HATE splenda, so I would probably go against your advice and add real sugar :p

    PPS... I am a blog & journal subscriber, facebook friend & twitter stalker, as you already know ; )

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  7. I would like to try Pure Lemon Extract

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  8. Strawberry has always been my Fav. Tweeted and followed. Not sure how to leave the links. LOL

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  9. I think I would like to try the pure orange, I LOVE orange flavor.
    Diane
    OnePoorLilLamb@aol.com

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  10. I am a friend on facebook.
    Diane
    OnePoorLilLamb@aol.com

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  11. I entered the Ben & Jerry giveaway.
    http://www.screwlucy.com/contributor/9358330

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  12. I subscribe to your journal.
    Diane
    Onepoorlillamb@aol.com

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  13. I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted abut the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/onepoorlillamb
    Diane
    OnePoorLilLamb@aol.com

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  14. I would pick orange.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  15. I tweeted again 5/13
    http://twitter.com/onepoorlillamb

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  16. I think anise would be good. Something different. But then again I love anise :)

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  17. Lemon flavor would be my pick - I love lemon in and on everything

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  18. Raspberry extract is what I'd choose!

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  19. I would try the Pure Lemon Extract

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  20. I would like raspberry or almond extract


    girlforgotten81@aol.com

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  21. I think lemon would taste best
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  22. Facebook friend-Rae Pavey
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  23. I tweeted again 5/25
    https://twitter.com/onepoorlillamb

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  24. Pure Vanilla Extract

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I'd like to try the raspberry. I didn't even know it existed!

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  26. I absolutely love their almond extract. Lemme tell you this - NEVER substitute almond oil for almond extract. Actually there is no reason to own almond oil. Geesh!

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  27. I'm your sixth google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  28. TWitter follower ky2here1, here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/15016145479

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  29. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect (nastjanastja).
    I'd like to try the Vanilla Extract.

    my email: nastjanastja[at]mail.bg

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  30. I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted abut the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/AnastasiaTT/status/15034698857

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  31. totally the raspberry. im a sucker for anything raspberry.

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. rum extract
    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  33. I Subscribed skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  34. Following you on Twitter .. id-skyxsky27

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  35. I would like to try it with the Almond Extract.

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  36. mmm tje rasberry sounds more than wonderful
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  37. I would like to try it with the Lemon Extract.

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  38. I think the almond would taste good with them. I'm putting ricotta on my shopping list!! I want to try that too.

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  39. Pure Lemon Extract in lemon
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I'll have the almond because I like marzipan. thanks for the contest.

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  41. google follower: slehan

    I couldn't find the Facebook link and no search there found you.

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