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56 More Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs To Check Out While I’m Away In August 2011

For the first time in the history of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog, I’ve decided to get away for a few weeks. Since starting this blog back in April 2005, I have worked hard to never be away for more than a week at a time and to provide consistent, quality content for my wonderful readers to enjoy. For over six years and counting, that’s what you have always been able to count on when you visit here and I’m so very grateful for your faithful support of my work over the years. THANK YOU!

But the time has come that necessitates me stepping away from my blog, podcasts, and almost everything else I do related to sharing about low-carb living for a full three weeks and I appreciate your understanding in advance about this sudden short but sweet sabbatical from everything. Most of you know I genuinely love every single minute of what I do or I wouldn’t keep doing it. It would have to take a lot to get me to stop blogging for more than a few days–and indeed it has. This is as much about my wife Christine as it is me.

You’ll recall at the beginning of July I announced in this blog post that after 16 years of trying to have a baby naturally, through an IVF cycle, and, most recently in 2011, with an embryo adoption, that Christine had finally gotten pregnant. Everything was progressing as it should with the various fertility numbers as Christine was eating well, applying expensive estrogen patches, taking her vitamins, and getting all those daily injections of progesterone in her hind side that were causing her hips to swell up abnormally. She has literally endured daily pricks with lots of pain for the past four months, but it was all gonna be worth it to have that baby in the end.

But then we got news after our second ultrasound on Wednesday that wasn’t good:


http://youtu.be/E-_Kpm85aEM

Yes, we lost the baby. All those hopes and dreams of having a child of our own have been dashed again. It’s been an emotional up and down journey for us as we’ve gone through this entire process. We are very fortunate and blessed to have so many people who sincerely love and care about us to pray for us as we walk this path to healing from this loss. Although we never got to hold our baby, we already felt a connection to him or her and all the hopes and dreams we held for the future. Now those have all vanished. Needless to say, Christine and I are disappointed and devastated right now. This is a tough pill to swallow for anyone. But we are not depressed to the point that we forget we have each other as we shared in our final video about our embryo adoption on Thursday–the day after we got the news:


http://youtu.be/WLghuHEAoFY

On Friday we hit the road driving three hours down I-26 from our home in Spartanburg, South Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina to spend a few days enjoying each other’s company there. We’ll return home on Wednesday only to hop on an airplane on August 4, 2011 to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Christine was not originally going to come with me, but we bought her plane ticket to be there as well. Our 16th wedding anniversary happens on Friday, August 5, 2011, so I’m glad she’ll be with me. Then we’ll return home to the East Coast again on that Sunday and will hit the road for the third time that next Friday to go to Indiana. Christine’s family has an annual reunion there that we usually attend anyway. While in the Hoosier state, we’ll also stop by Dana Carpender’s house for a low-carb get-together that anyone who wants to come is invited to. Our three-week adventure will end when we return from our week-long Indiana trip and I’ll be back to blogging and podcasting again on Monday, August 22, 2011.

This is unprecedented, but it’s the right thing to do. Christine needs me right now more than ever before and it’s my duty as her husband to be there for her. So that’s what I’m gonna be doing for the next three weeks. I love this woman who has sacrificed so much for me putting her body through the agony that she has over these past few months after doing it all in a failed IVF attempt just four years ago. She is one remarkable lady that I could never imagine living without. I appreciate her much more than I could ever express and she deserves every bit of love I can show her. Especially right now.

As per my usual tradition when I’m away, I’m leaving you with a whole bunch of links to new and interesting Paleo, low-carb and health blogs that I’ve discovered as of late and there’s plenty to keep you busy–56 LINKS! It’s a diverse list of all kinds of health bloggers, so browse around and see if any of these tickle your fancy and can become a regular part of your nutritional health reading. I encourage you to let the bloggers that you like know about it by leaving them a comment, writing them an e-mail, or bookmarking their page to come back to again and again. That’s gold for a blogger and you will encourage them to keep it up (too many bloggers just give up on it because they don’t think anyone reads their stuff). In case you may have missed any of my previous blog listings like this, you can see those too by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Here are 56 more low-carb, Paleo and health blogs for you to check out while I’m away in August 2011:

1. DRNEMECHEK.COM
2. MY LCHF SWEDISH DIET
3. THE FOOD LOVERS’ PRIMAL PALATE
4. PROJECT GUINEA PIG
5. WHEN SUZIE HOMEMAKER ATTACKS
6. THE LABEL SAYS PALEO
7. KETOGENIC NUTRITION
8. INNER CARNIVORE
9. THE COMMON SENSE WARRIOR
10. FOOD SNIPPS
11. THE LAZY CAVEMAN
12. PALEO PANTRY
13. PALEO PLAN
14. THE PRIMAL SOPHISTICATE
15. THE PRIMITIVE DIVA
16. THE URBAN CAVE
17. PALEO TRAINER
18. DAN’S LOW-CARB JOURNEY
19. CHASING CAPACITY
20. ATKINS FRIENDLY EATING FOR LIFE
21. EXCEPTIONALLY BRASH
22. THE ANTIHOUSEWIFE
23. FITNESS IN AN EVOLUTIONARY DIRECTION
24. NUTTY KITCHEN
25. CAVEGIRLEATS
26. BICYCLE DELAWARE
27. THE NOURISHING GOURMET
28. LOW CARB WAY OF LIFE
29. AUSSIE PALEO
30. DEAF CHEF AT LARGE
31. HEALTHY INDULGENCES
32. PLATE BY PLATE
33. GIRL MEATS PALEO
34. PALEO PARENTS
35. THE PALEO BABY
36. WE ARE PRIMAL
37. THE PRIMAL DEN MOTHER
38. THE CAVE DIVA
39. LOW-CARB LIFESTYLE: THE THEORY & PRACTICE
40. PALEO PLAYBOOK
41. THE FIVE TRIBE
42. KRIS HEALTH BLOG
43. GOOD CALORIES-GOOD INSULIN
44. CRAVING SUGAR
45. MRS. ED’S RESEARCH AND RECIPES
46. LORETTA’S JOURNEY FROM 460 TO 199
47. JUST A PINCH
48. CAVE GIRL 101
49. BEING PRIMAL
50. THE DIVA OF DIET
51. MARINA’S PRIMAL/PALEO COOKING
52. PRIMAL EATING MODERN TABLE
53. PRIMAL FITNESS
54. PALEO VILLAGE
55. THE SUTHERLAND SOAPBOX
56. THE FITNESS LOWDOWN

Did you like these blogs? Don’t forget to TELL THEM by leaving a comment. It sounds so simple, but there’s nothing better than that when you are a blogger. It’s the payoff for the time and energy invested in writing new posts. You’ll probably spur them to write more often if you become engaged in their work. Try it and see! And if you or someone you know has a low-carb, Paleo or health blog or web site that you’d like to see featured in a future blog post here at “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb,” then I’d love to know about it. E-mail me the name of the blog and the URL to livinlowcarbman@charter.net so I can add it to my next big blog update in a few months. If you’ve been successful in your weight and health eating a healthy high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet, then you should consider starting your own low-carb blog to pass the message on to a world desperate for answers. Who knows, you could be the difference-maker in the life of someone else who is struggling because you decided to care enough to share. If you do, don’t forget to let me know about it so I can feature your blog. THANK YOU for being a part of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” family. You can keep up with what’s happening while I’m away at my Facebook page where I’m posting photos, videos, and regular updates about how we are doing through this. We appreciate all of our prayers, love and support through this difficult time. God bless you!

  • Rebecca

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jimmy. Take care of Christine, and yourself. 

  • Meghan

    Wow!! That was an amazing post. I can feel your love through every word. I’m so sorry for your pain. It sounds like a busy three weeks but try to relax. Tell Christine that I am so very sorry for her pain. For those if us who have gone through infertility it feels very lonely. My prayers are with both of you.

  • Lucy

    I’m so sorry! Your loss brought tears to my eyes. Please take care (both you & your wonderful wife).

  • Susan aka Ladybug

    Enjoy your time together. Have a safe, healing journey. Prayers to you both.

  • Jill Escher

    Very sorry to hear the news.  Please take a long and well-deserved break, your devoted fans want nothing less.

  • Cali

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jimmy and Christine.  Please enjoy your time together on the trips, and I think it was a great idea for her to go along with you to LA.  You two are in my prayers.

  • Leila

    So sorry to hear of your loss – our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Jenny

    I am so, so sorry.  I’m sending warm and loving thoughts to you and Christine; I know how devastating it is to lose a pregnancy.  I’m glad that you have your faith and your love for each other to sustain you in both the good times and the bad.  Have a wonderful, healing time in Charleston.

  • Marylou

    Jimmy and Christine, I join your followers in expressing my deepest sorrow for your loss. I pray that your vacation weeks will help in healing your pain.

  • http://twitter.com/ryderpat Pat Ryder

    So sorry, Jimmy. My condolences to you and your wife in the loss of your child. I hope this time together helps to heal some of the pain. God bless.

    Pat

  • Tim Swart

    So very sorry for your loss Jimmy & Christine! Enjoy each other during this time.  

  • Antihousewife Blogger

    I hope you find healing in each other during your trip.  I am so very sorry for your loss!

  • Kelly

    Jimmy, this is just so sad and my heart aches for you and Christine. I know this must be devastating for you two after all you’ve been through, and you really believed that you would soon be holding your own baby in your arms. Please know that there are many praying for you and I sincerely hope you feel God’s presence during this time of loss. You have been such a blessing to so many people in your life already. I have no doubt you will continue to bless many as you move forward, wherever this new turn takes you.

  • susan

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Sandy

    I am so sorry for your disappointment, but you can rejoice in the knowledge that you have each other. You both are so very fortunate to have the bond and the love that you share. God must have a plan for you that will be revealed in time.

  • Loretta Stephenson

    No words are adequate… I’m so sorry. I will continue to pray for you both.

  • http://twitter.com/joe_lindley Joe Lindley

    So sorry for you and Christine.  My heart goes out to you.  This is very good for you two to get away…  God bless…

  • Carol James

    Your accepting and grateful attitude is a blessing to me.  We could all learn from you both.  I think you made the right decision to take some time off and concentrate on each other. Please accept my sympathy.  I leave you with my favorite prayer: 
    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.– Reinhold Niebuhr

  • http://www.facebook.com/jefferysutherland Jeffery Sutherland

    Thanks for the shout-out sir!  Small correction, our blog is “The Sutherland Soapbox”, not “The Civil Soapbox” as written here.  No worries, be well!

    • http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com Jimmy Moore

      Darn autocorrect on iPhone. All fixed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jefferysutherland Jeffery Sutherland

    Also, Happy Anniversary!! I cannot imagine the hurt & pain you guys must be going through, I hope you find peace and clarity soon.

  • http://twitter.com/Naphthacat CatBee

    Such terrible news, my thoughts are with you both! Take care

  • Anonymous

    Have a wonderful trip and Happy Anniversary!

  • http://twitter.com/CaveGirlEats Liz

    You are a truly phenomenal person, Jimmy, to reach out despite your own loss to give folks like me a shot at reaching people as you have. Thanks for listing my blog (#25) and may you have all the love and support you need to heal. Lots of love. -Liz

  • Rachel

    I’m really sorry for your loss, Jimmy. My thoughts are with you. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Barton/786630486 Gregory Barton

    Ah…. Jimmy. So sad to read that news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alternefit Rachel Flowers

    I am sooo, sooo, sooo sorry Jimmy and Christine…I was really rooting for you! I was soooooo happy with the news, and now I am crushed but thinking…maybe the two of you could really find a child who needs you…I know it’s not the same, but it is a wonderful opportunity for you to love and be loved…and all would be lucky..I know as a mother who had a child at 17 and could not raise her…a child would be lucky and privileged to have the two of you…I am so sorry…I’m with you!

  • JMB

    Many condolences for your loss, may God bless you both with healing, strength, and peace. Rest, rest, rest.

  • Peggylive8

    Ten years ago almost to the date, I suffered my second miscarriage. All was going well until the 8 week ultrasound, when it was discovered that there was no longer a heartbeat. I had had a previous miscarriage a year earlier from an IVF cycle but this one was even more devastating since despite very long odds, we had gotten pregnant on our own. We did one more IVF cycle after that miscarriage but when that one failed, we took some time out, thought about what our next move would be, then adopted a beautiful 8 month old baby boy from the republic of Belarus. He is now 9 years old and the light of our lives. I will keep the two of you in my prayers.

  • Philishileman

    Your video of the news continues to amaze me with your grace under the pressure of your heartbreaking loss. Christine, Jimmy, can not image how you kept your composure. We have a great God and the best is yet ahead.
    United in love through our Savior

  • Andre Chimene

    You two are a big part of this family. When you two grieve , we all grieve. 

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    It’s not that we haven’t considered traditional adoption, Nancy. They just treat you like a criminal when you try to geta baby this way. Plus, it’s upwards of $40,000 and a 2-year wait with no guarantee of a child in the end. Don’t know if we can go through all that. If you’ve done IVF and embryo adoption and it didn’t work, then they should bump you to the top of the adoption list IMHO.

  • Becky Leppard

    You both are very transparent through your ups and downs.  I listen to your podcast, but don’t get to your blog so this is the first I had heard of your adoption saga.  Loosing a baby is so hard.  Our first grandbaby was lost at seven weeks.  I was surprised by how hard it was for me to get over the loss.  It means a lot for us that my son and daughter-in-law, named the baby, Leah Rose and made some memorial tmes for her.  You are in my prayers.
    Becky

  • Jay Wortman MD

    Hi Jimmy,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of the embryo. I can only imagine how difficult that must have been for both of you. You also have my sympathy for the loss of the cat. As a cat lover, I know that they are like children to childless couples and that can be a devastating loss, too.

    I hope your sabbatical gives you the time to rest and recuperate so you can continue to be a huge inspiration for people in the low-carb community.

    Regards,Jay

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Jay! It’s been nice getting away.