Subscribe to my daily email!

Darlene’s Videos

My Easy Life Hack – The Dishcloth Dilemma Solved!

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


What I Ate Yesterday – Day 95 – What Did a Gulp of Milk Do To Me???

zero carb meat only diet darlene michaud

Eat Meat!  Drink Water!  Get Rest!
(those are the words I live by)

See my Zero Carb playlist!


Yesterday – Sunday 2/19 – Day 95

When I got up, I had my usual chug jug of hot water.

At 1:30pm, I had what you see on the plate above.  That consisted of 1 lb of ground beef made into two thick and juicy patties.  Then I cooked some sliced beef along with that.  I also added cut up bacon ends and some salami to the mix.  I did not use butter this time since the ground beef is fatty enough and the other stuff does not stick.  I ate almost everything in the plate.  I had a bit of ground beef left and a slice or two of beef.  Freaking fantastic meal!

At 8:00pm, I cooked more sliced beef along with more ground beef (time to stock up!!!) and I cut up more bacon ends (lately I like to cut into small pieces) and also some kielbasa sausage.  Then I cracked 6 eggs into that mix.  I ate a plateful and was quite a happy camper!

At 1:00am, I ate the rest of the same mix that I made for dinner (I cook big and save for later).  I reheated it this time (I often eat leftover cold) and it was super yummy.  Then I crossed over to the danger zone!  MILK!!!  One gulp. That’s all it took.  Read the note below.

NOTE:  I love water, and I’m totally satisfied with drinking only water, but I sure do love the taste of milk too.  I have been dairy free for several weeks now, and getting off dairy was the best thing I could do for my body.  ZC made me feel awesome, but ZC with no dairy has rocked my world!  Anyhoo, last night, around 2am, I took a gulp of milk.  I did not chug it down.  Just took ONE gulp of it.  Then I drank water because I was thirsty and I went to bed.  About an hour later, I woke up with the worst cramps.  You might think it’s because I ate a fatty meal at 1:00am, but I often do that and it has never made me sick.  So that food is not what caused it.  It had to be the milk!  I was crampy and nauseous and miserable!  Not fun!  I suffered the rest of the night and through the morning.  It just goes to show that once we are down to the basics, it’s easy to determine what the culprits are.  Dairy is not my friend.

Food that entered my mouth yesterday:  sliced beef, ground beef, bacon, salami, kielbasa, eggs, one nasty ass gulp of milk and lots of delicious water.

IMPORTANT – My doctor totally approves of this!!! See this vlog to see how my appointment went!

My Zero Carb Video Playlist

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn what ZCers eat.

This is the facebook group I’m in.  It’s a public group so you can read the posts without joining.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom only, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


Monday Chat – Movies I Love, Random Facts, Upcycle Poll, eBay Auction

chat-monday

Happy Monday everyone!

I had a very interesting night.  And when I say interesting, I mean it was awful!!!  You can read the note here to learn why.

Now it’s almost noon and I feel much better.  It’s a brand new week.  I start my new schedule on Mondays and I love to see a blank page with no video ideas scratched off the list so I can pick whatever I want to do!

With that said, not sure what I feel like doing today.  I will probably start my new Upcycled Fashions video (the poll is still open if you want to vote!), but I’ve decided that since those videos are complicated, I will not be finishing them in one day.  I will work on it throughout the week and do the editing as I go so it’s not so much to do all at once.  But it will be uploaded as one video.

Yesterday, I uploaded my most recent Upcycled Fashions on eBay and I see I have two bids!  I start my bidding as low as possible since I just want the items to find a new home.  Check it out to see if this one is your size!

I also started a new series called Movies I Love and I talked a little bit about my Number 1 favorite movie of all time!  Then I did 5 More Random Facts about Maine.  It was super fun this time because I was answering trivia questions about Maine and I had no idea if I’d be right or not.  Check that video out too!

Have a great Monday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


NEW SERIES!!! Movies I Love – To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


5 More Random Facts About Maine # 11 – 15

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


eBay Auction – Upcycled Fashion Summer Top with Matching Choker Transformed by Darlene

IMG_4430 (2)

Upcycled Fashions Shirt on eBay

Watch Me Make this Shirt Here

Beads are coming on March 1st!

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


What I’m Watching On TV Tonight 2/19 – The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary

nbc celebration darlene michaud tall

NOTE:  I still watch TV like in the olden days!  I don’t watch DVDs.  I don’t record stuff to watch later.  I don’t watch online.  I’m a dinosaur!  If you are too, hang out with me to see what I’m watching!


The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary – Sunday, 2/19/17, 8pm – 11pm eastern on NBC (tv listings)

NBC’s 90-year history is celebrated with special guests, including Ted Danson, Tina Fey, William Shatner and Jennifer Lopez, and a look at the network’s iconic shows. Included: NBC’s first radio broadcast. Kelsey Grammer hosts.

image: http://www.nbc.com/

source: http://www.tvguide.com/listings/

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


4 Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters Cereal Bars Recipe

Chocolate Oat Clusters Cereal No-Bake Bars betty crocker darlene michaud recipe

NOTE: I get messages asking me why I post these types of recipes while I’m following a zero carb animal kingdom only food plan.  My answer is because I’m following ZC, but I bet you’re not! Just because I eat a certain way does not mean I have to limit myself to sharing only meat recipes. I’m not the carb police! lol

Be sure you check out what I eat everyday!!!


Chocolate Oat Clusters Cereal No-Bake Bars Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

Bars:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread with cocoa
1 bag (10 oz) miniature marshmallows (about 6 cups)
6 cups Nature Valley chocolate oat clusters cereal

Topping (optional):
2 tablespoons Nutella hazelnut spread with cocoa
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Darlene’s Tip: You can use any store brand chocolate hazelnut spread. You can also use any oat clusters cereal.  You can totally skip the topping.

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1:  Line 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter, 1/4 cup hazelnut spread and the marshmallows uncovered on High about 2 minutes, stirring after each minute, until mixture is smooth.

Step 2:  Immediately stir in cereal until evenly coated. Pour cereal mixture into pan. With buttered hands or back of spoon, press mixture evenly in pan. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 2 tablespoons hazelnut spread uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until drizzling consistency. Drizzle on top of bars; top with sliced almonds. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Using foil to lift, remove bars from pan. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store tightly covered.

Source and Image: Betty Crocker, General Mills

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


What I Ate Yesterday – Day 94

darlene michaud zero carb meat only animal kingdom way of life

Eat Meat!  Drink Water!  Get Rest!
(those are the words I live by)

See my Zero Carb playlist!


Yesterday – Saturday 2/18 – Day 94

When I got up, I had my usual chug jug of hot water.

At 1:30pm, I had what you see on the plate above, and it was freaking fantastic!  I cooked some slices of beef and was able to make them rare or medium rare like I like.  I also fried up some kielbasa and two slices of salami. Then I had an awesome piece of haddock.  I ate all the fish, sausage and salami but left about half the beef.

At 8:00pm, I cooked an entire pound of ground beef.  Then I fried a slice of salami and put the leftover beef slices from lunch in the pan just to warm that up a bit.  I ate everything expect for one slice of beef!  I had that with mustard.

At 1:00am, I ate the rest of my deli roast beef along with 3 slices of salami and I also ate that one lonely slice of beef that was leftover from my dinner.

Food that entered my mouth yesterday:  sliced beef, haddock, salami, kielbasa, ground beef, deli roast beef, mustard, butter, salt, pepper and lots of delicious water.

IMPORTANT – My doctor totally approves of this!!! See this vlog to see how my appointment went!

My Zero Carb Video Playlist

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn what ZCers eat.

This is the facebook group I’m in.  It’s a public group so you can read the posts without joining.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom only, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel


Sunday Chat – Vote in Poll, Quilt Block from Hell, Upcycled Auction Today!

chat-sunday

Happy Sunday!

I was thinking that I had to go out today for my mother’s meds, but it looks like I can wait until Tuesday, so I might just wait!  I feel like staying put and just getting lots of work done around the house.  Love my new meaty energy!

Since I’ll be home, I hope I can knock out a few videos.  I’m actually aiming for 2 or even 3.  I’m a bit behind on my youtube schedule, so I may need to revamp it a bit and cut a few things out.  There is only so much time in the day, you know what I mean, jelly bean?

I hope to be listing the Upcycled Shirt I made in this video on eBay today too!  I actually revamped it a bit and I love it even more! And I made a matching choker.  I’ll be showing you that later, so stay tuned!

I also made another quilt block for the Quilt Block Party and I hate the way this one turned out.  I know it’s not too bad, but I had so many things go wrong during the recording, most of which I cut out.  What a hassle I had! lol  I’m determined to learn how to keep this series simple because I want very much to continue it.  I just need more practice with the whole double camera thing.

I got to talk to Skylar last night. She was with Derrick and they were playing with play-doh together.  She’s lucky that her daddy is very crafty because she loves crafting.  He set up an entire craft center for her and they sit and paint together, create lego things together, make puzzles together, do paper crafts together. He’s such a good daddy to her! And she adores him. Very proud of him!!!

Have a great Sunday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

BE COOL -> Subscribe to my Youtube channel