41 Pounds of Apples and Counting

David came home with 3 1/2 5 gallon buckets of apples that he picked off a tree that was standing in one of his students front yard.  David is a special education school bus driver. It took him 10 hours to cut and core them all.  He put 3 kitchen garbage bags of apple slices in the freezer.  I had to decide what to do with them. Read on to find out what I do with them. Continue reading “41 Pounds of Apples and Counting”

Keto Red Chili

I found this recipe The “I Love My Instant Pot” Keto Diet Recipe Book written by Sam Dillard of HeyKetoMama.com. There are some very good recipes in here I want to try. You can buy the book by clicking on the link below.

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Keto Energy or Excited Energy

I feel like I really did a lot of today. I just seemed to have so much energy. I know I do have more energy, since I started on this life change.
I started the day off checking my email. Then off to clean the bathroom. I got the towels washed, counter, toilet, and tub cleaned. Then I did the floors.

I knew the boys wouldn’t clean it while I am in Gig Harbor, WA taking care of my daughter, Sarah, after her foot surgery.

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The Flat Ole Hippies Are Off Again

Our friends, the Crewdsons, asked us to go to the Alaska State Fair on Saturday.  We had never been before.

We saw all kinds of things, like little trees, plants that looked like mammoth, tractor pulls, and the record-breaking pumpkin weighing at 1471lbs.

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What is a Plateau?

No I don’t mean high flat ground. What I mean is a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. This is what Module 12 is about; troubleshooting.

First off what you should do is retake your measurements because sometimes we may lose inches and not pounds.  You could try on those pants that were just a little tight.

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Sticking to Your New Life Change

How many times have we tried to change something in our lives and fell off the horse?  Why didn’t you try getting back on?  It takes time to change a habit in our life; whether it be eating, smoking or exercising.  I know I am bad about this.  I read today that it takes person 66 days to change a habit.  I would think it would be the same with changing to a healthier lifestyle.

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OH NO, Not Exercise!

In module 10 of the Master Keto class it is about what exercises you should do everyday.  I am doing good to walk because my feet hurt so much.  That is until I get them fixed.  I have to go take care of my daughter, Sarah, in Gig Harbor, Washington next month after her foot surgery.  I will see how she does then maybe I will go get mine done.

I know that exercise is needed and do understand that we need some strength exercise.  I will follow Robb Wolfe exercise plan as close as I can get to it.  I do not belong to a gym because I am terrible about going, so it is just a waste of money for me.  I never know what I am going to do day-to-day because everything changes all the time.

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It’s Not a Diet! It’s a Life Change!

Friend: Oh you’re doing that new fad diet where you eat tons of fats and lots of meat.

Me:  It isn’t a diet. It is life change of eating healthier. I already have more energy. My doctor said it works for people trying to get their A1C down.

When your friends and family wonder what kind of weird diet you are on now you need to know what to say to them.

Module 9 is titled Navigating the Social Mindfield.

This module talks about what to say when your friends talk about your diet or change of life. Let them know how you feel and the changes that have happened to you since you started your new way of life.

What would you say?

The talk about going out was very informative.  It is surprising where that sneaky gluten can hide; soy sauce, soups, rubs, glazes, and even salads.  Don’t be afraid to ask the server questions.

What would you ask?

When your friends want to go out to eat try to be the one to pick the place.  That way you can pick one that you know. If that doesn’t go over then try to order last so you can have the server closer to you and your can ask questions. She should say she will ask the chef? She will remember your request better if you are last. If you end up having to eat something very plain, don’t let the meal ruin your time spent with family or friends. Just remember it is only one meal.  If you slip a little don’t sweat it.  You can just get back on the horse again.

The module closed by saying:

“This is as “real world” as it gets. What you should take from this is that success is not about perfection or making things so difficult that you and everyone around you is miserable due to your changes. This is about flexibility, accountability, and honestly assessing what battles are worth fighting, negotiating, or modifying.”

Like they say if you fall off the wagon just get back up and start again.  It is not a big deal if you do. We are only human and we all make mistakes. Don’t come down on yourself just get on with it.

I forgot to post that I did loose another 1 1/2 pounds last week.

What would you tell a friend if they asked why you were eating like that?

What would you ask in the restaurant?

Let me hear your replies!

 

 

Where’s the Keto?

I remember that commercial years ago for Wendy’s. It has 3 old ladies in it and they are so funny. If you are too young to remember these commercials check them out on youtube here.

So in Module 8 Robb Wolfe talked about Ketos and Keto supplements. He says if you are in ketosis your levels should be 0.5 to 3.0. He doesn’t recommend the urine strips for testing because they are not as accurate as the blood test. It is just like taking your blood sugar if you are diabetic. He also states that after being on the Keto diet for years or maybe even month your level could be .4 to .6 range. Also, he said exercise can increase keto levels. You can check your levels regularly at first but after you are in ketosis you don’t need too as much.  You will know when you are in ketosis by the way you feel; more energy and less brain fog.

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Now We Are Getting Into It!

Module 7 of the Keto Masterclass Let’s Do This Thing!  In this one I needed to about my macros. Lots of good downloads this time.  Robb recommended getting Cronometer to keep track of what you eat until you can get to the point where you just know. He even helps you get set up which I really liked.

Robb suggested going here:

https://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator/

to help you figure out what you need of protein, fat and carbs you need.  Also, other things too like calories.  You need to do this first to set up he Cronometer.

I learned what vegetables were higher in carbs, how many carbs were in different nuts, and there was an ultimate macro guide. It was a lot of interesting things. Learned more about fat.

Then there were the 9 rules of Keto

#1: Be meticulous with your macros

#2: Your carb count is king

#3: Eat all of your protein allotment—don’t skimp!

#4: Don’t fear fat

#5: Eat real food

#6: Get some shut eye

#7: Electrolytes

#8: Electrolytes

#9: Electrolytes Yes, electrolytes are THREE of the rules—that’s just how important electrolytes are to your keto success. Make sure to keep track of your electrolyte intake the same way you count and track your macros. Failure to adequately supplement electrolytes is the primary reason people don’t succeed on keto.

I did download the Cronometer. I can actually use it. I do like it to keep track of my food intake.

Next will be Module 8. I will let you know what I learn from it next time.

Have a great day!