Oh, I love those antique-y popcorn poppers! Never had one but they look so cool! And that buttered popcorn is the best.
Carrots are higher carb than I'm supposed to have too. My diet is very restrictive; not that it helps the weight loss. It's so restricted that I now have to take huge doses of vitamin D and calcium. For several years I was eating small amounts of low fat meat and unlimited leafy greens and other low carb veg. No beans or peas in any form, no potatoes, no corn, no dairy, no grains. Probably a lot of other noes but I can't remember them all now.
I tried the head raised on the bed thing and using a wedge pillow and all that. Gastroenterologist had me taking 13 prescription pills every day. So many that they made me nauseated to take them all. When he wanted to add another pill I told him to forget and get the surgery done! The surgery isn't a complete fix but it helped a lot.
Oh ho ho...You want to come help me finish planting? I still have a shelf in the greenhouse full of tomatoes and peppers. I wish you lived close enough; I'd give away tomato plants!