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Trying new things this coming winter

Friday, November 09, 2012

I like to try new things, new twists to an old way of eating, new forms of exercise, new hobbies and new goals. I'm in a time of transition at the moment. Part of it is the time of year, the end of fall and beginning of winter just around the corner. My daughter's swim season is coming to an end allowing me more time in the afternoon then I've had for several months. This is a good time to try new things and things that are seasonal.
As far as exercise I want to learn one completely new thing, snowshoeing. Last year we bought snow shoes but never had enough snow to try them.
I'm also going to work on my horseback riding, in particular bareback, which is great for improving posture, balance and core strength. I may replace running with swimming for the winter, hoping that I can transfer some of the things I've learned in other sports to learn faster. Maybe I'll learn a few new moves ice skating. I'm also still planning on building more upper body strength.
As far as my diet I am going to have to learn some new things as well. I have not gone through a winter eating low-carb yet so I have not had time to think through adjusting existing recipes to make them low-carb. Soups will have more fat instead of starches for thickening. I may experiment with veggie and meat lasagna to skip the pasta. Today we are invited to a pot-luck so I'll get to try out some new stuff. A chocolate cheesecake is going to be on the menu for dessert, if I have time maybe some low-carb cookies.
The greens in my fall garden under the greenhouse tunnel are getting close to being big enough to eat, I hope we will get some more mild temperatures in November to speed things up.
My biggest difficulty about winter is the cold in the morning. It will be interesting to see if ketosis is going to increase my body temperature which was usually under 97 degrees on waking, typical for hypothyroidism. Many of my other hypo symptoms disappeared once I was completely keto-adapted.
This is going to be a fun winter, I have so many things I want to do. Maybe there will even be time to just sit in a cozy chair and do some knitting while listening to older Jimmy Moore podcasts.
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-LINDA_S 11/9/2012 3:54PM

    Oh! I forgot to check my fall garden the last few days! I need to see if the lettuce is ready to pick. I've read that even a low-carb diet will eventually affect metabolism adversely. Even Atkins admitted that.

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GOPINTOS 11/9/2012 12:07PM

    Love it! You shine a whole new light on winter!

While I am not crazy about the cold so much (or heat bills ha) I do enjoy the down time. Everything seems so peaceful & tranquil almost, a resting time before rejuvenation in the spring.

Snowshoeing and iceskating. Sounds fun! Last year was the first winter of our pond being full and the kids waited and waited for it to freeze over and it never did. We do have a geothermal that dumps in but that is deep enough that the top should still freeze. It just didnt get cold enough (which was easier on the heat bills haha)

Anyways, loved this blog. Have you tried bone broth? I was reading up on it and amazed at the benefits. I use it quite often for fasting or just cuz. The other day, I added it to my butternut squash soup. A-mazing! I make it much the same as I use to make stock, except for adding vinegar to break down the bones, & then cooking chicken bones for 24 hours (beef I would do longer but I havent made any yet) and then since the bones are so soft, I grind those along with the veggies. So it is nice and thick!! Too thick for DH. He won't touch it. It is a texture thing for him. It is a texture thing for me too, but in a good way. I feel more like I am eating soup when I have just the broth.

Ok, so anyways, enjoy your winter!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

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BRAVELUTE 11/9/2012 11:47AM

    Enjoy your wintery journey into the new and exciting!! Ketosis is something new to me, but it sounds like something is working for you!!

I'll be interested to see what kinds of thoughts you have as spring pops out of the ground!!

Isn't it a wonderful thing to be able to go on harvesting salad now? It brightens even the gloomiest of days.

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RUSSELL_40 11/9/2012 9:19AM

    Happy that you can enjoy low carb cookies, cheesecake. I can't eat anything like that.

I do cook my meat and vegetables in a cup of water, and it turns into a soupy mix. Adding a Tbsp of olive oil thickens it. Hopefully drinking the juice helps me get the nutrients..lol.

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ERIN1957 11/9/2012 7:45AM

    Love your plans!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/9/2012 7:14AM

    Love the enthusiasm, I am dreading winter cos my knee is so much worse, and I have very poor balance. But puppy will need to be walked, so will buy another pr of those trax things for your boots and head out. Hoping in my area the snow and ice stay away. Maybe by next winter I will have my knee fixed ( would rather it fixed itself but highly doubtful) and then I want to do snow shoeing too!
Great plans you have in store!!!


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