NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NIGHTSKYSTAR NIGHTSKYSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ dreary thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301200 ugh its just at freezing <BR> roads will be slick <BR> have pt this morning <BR> then clean the bakery more <BR> hope to have it finished with the deep clean by sunday <BR> sorry keyboard is acting up lol Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:22:43 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300604 ice storm!!! pretty out!! but treacherous...glad i dont have to drive.. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:45:37 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299812 ugh..up for PT have to leave in a few. Somehow, even though i am totally careful, rarely go anywhere, take hand sanitizer and wash my hands the moment i get in, i have a cold or something. Started last night. SO wish i had the luxery of laying in bed... <BR> so, on with my funny looking mask (i dont want to give this to anyone) and off to PT I go. Then home to work on bakery meeting room, THEN i can take the dratted thing off and vegetate on the couch with a hot cup of tea. <BR> Hope everyon... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:17:50 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299215 about to head to the bakery..let the deep clean begin!! January is move EVERYTHING, scrub everything time. I clean EVERY day there...i never leave even if its 2 am and i have to be back at 4 am, without cleaning. But January..i move and bleach EVERYTHING...and today is my "meeting room"...where i sit with brides or other clients to plan and design their cakes or their party needs. <BR> then i have the rest of the day to do as i wish!! woohoo!! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:18:51 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298507 wow i slept in. i NEVER sleep in!! Lucy was still snoring when i raced down as i thought she would be dancing around needing to go out..haha. its snowing gently..so pretty!! I'm going to get laundry and more purging of the bedroom done...the closet is finished..on to the bookshelves....going to be LOTS to ebay or donate!!! Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:49:37 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297902 Morning!!! hit the next pound mark...thats 36 pounds in 11 weeks!!! hoping this continues..no thoughts of going off when the scale is moving so quickly!!! <BR> 5% winter challenge starts today!!! so excited to see how i do this time...i've done it i think 5 or 6 times and made my 5% each time, only to gain some or most back once it was done...not this time!!! but i've been losing so fast i'm a bit worried that i wont make the 5%...but who knows...will just do my best!! <BR> Happy weekend ever... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:29:06 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297308 ok. I used to get a little annoyed when people would share what works for them. yeah, yeah, i tried it already. like everything, it works for a bit (usually a week or two..a month is REALLY good) <BR> and now i'm going to be one of those annoying people thats going to tell you whats working for me and millions... <BR> keto. no kidding. i fought it. "its not healthy. you cant eat all that fat and be ok. its too hard i could never give up carbs" <BR> i was wrong. its not hard, its easy. i'm not... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:54 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296610 home from the birthday...85 is a huge milestone!!! i stayed strong and was rewarded with a 6.4 pound loss on the scale this morning!! woohoo!! Keto on!! <BR> from the comments i need to add..if you havent read my prior blogs..it was my stepdad's 85th birthday not mine!! LOL! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:38 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296609 home from the birthday...85 is a huge milestone!!! i stayed strong and was rewarded with a 6.4 pound loss on the scale this morning!! woohoo!! Keto on!! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:53:37 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294470 brrr...12 below zero and thats F...and i LOVE it!!! i thrive in cold and snow..already been out playing..now a nice hot steaming mug of tea!! Have a wonderful day everyone!! Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:22:49 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293728 last cake is out...got all the garbage and recyclables from the bakery. tomorrow is garbage day...twice a month. pretty soon, if i ever get this house straightened out, it will go down to once a month..i just dont generate that much garbage!!! <BR> my stepdads birthday cake is in the oven..hoping the weather doesnt get too bad tomorrow so i can go over and celebrate his 85th with them!!! <BR> Happy Sunday!! Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:35:41 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293250 Cakes are all delivered to Lake Placid. one more round to go at 3...then i'm done delivering. Tree is de-lighted,,,now have to hork it outside somehow. it was a big tree...so i'm a little wary...my stepdad carried it in for me. I was going to cut some branches off first but he used my pruning shears and no clue where he put them after..they arent in their assigned spot. but i want it out i'm a little worried about it being too dry. so, i guess i go unscrew the stand and just do it!! then vac.... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 13:37:36 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292741 rock tape came off fine on leg and heel..it was the bottom of my foot that bothered me. I looked at the PT said JUST DO IT dont go slow...it tickled so bad!!! but now i have new on...argh. hopefully it will last. i dont go back till week after next!! <BR> All cakes decorated and ready for deliveries and pickups. Cold hitting tonite..below zero by sunday..LOVE IT! <BR> Happy Friday! Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:05:15 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291758 ok so..a couple things. first off..I LOVE WINTER!!! Love snow, love cold, love outdoor stuff. HATE HEAT!!!! i am NOT a summer person unless i'm IN the pool or at a lake. So no feeling bad for me that its like this..i THRIVE in this!! <BR> second..Yaktrax...are a thing that fit on your shoes/boots with little sharp screws all over the bottom. you can walk on sheet ice with them and you wont slip or fall..but dont walk inside with them or your floors will be a MESS!!! <BR> off to PT this mornin... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:43:54 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291168 Just walked in from the bakery. big wedding this weekend, and then 3 others on top of it...so i've been baking up a storm. but now i have the afternoon to get stuff done here...going to bring Lucyfur in poor baby has been a little neglected with me being so busy. ok so shes not...but i usually spoil her lots more than shes been getting. <BR> rained all night..made the snow so soggy..and then froze this morning so schools were delayed. SO GLAD i didnt have to drive anywhere!!! and my commute ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:44:21 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290171 ugh i have therapy this morning, and theres an ice storm. its not bad yet..going to go early to get the shopping done, which HAS to be done for the wedding cakes for this weekend. praying it holds off till i get home but its raining now..on top of snow and melt from yesterday. Think good thoughts, please!!! Tue, 3 Jan 2017 08:17:48 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289480 lol my plow guys truck is broke. i'm forbidden to shovel but whats a girl to do? just got in. i have tracks from the garage to the road, the bakery steps are done, and i did the strip the town plows make huge at the end of my driveway. and thats all folks..i'm whupped. <BR> Just put a pot of soup on..the meaty bones form the prime rib..i'll toss in some keto friendly celery and broccoli and green beans later. will be good even if its just stock..but it looks to me like theres tons of meat on... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 11:48:44 EST Happy New Year!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288517 Hope its a great one for all!! Starting it out with Keto Cream cheese pancakes, bacon, and a big mug of tea! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:53:47 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287904 so, people say if you go off your regular plan you will have problems getting back on. Not so for me..i've had NO trouble getting on and sticking to it. However, i was also told i'd feel like crap off it..and i didnt. just didnt see a change. But i'm on for the long haul now...so no worries. I cant think of a single instance i will want to go off..birthdays i can make a keto mug cake. Valentines day? well, i'm single..so no worries there..i dont buy myself chocolates!!! Easter? thats months a... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:54:14 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287410 ok so..got on scale this morning. As predicted, and i went in to going off keto knowing this, there is generally a 10 pound fluid gain even if you only go off a little. I did check during my 4 days off...and i gained one the first day..then 3 more the second..by the 4th it was exactly 10. i'm now down 6 of that in 2 days back on...so i know it will be fine. and, even in just 2 days back on, no cravings, no hunger...no trouble getting right back on it. <BR> so on to my next goal (i set 25 pou... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:42:06 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287409 ok so..got on scale this morning. As predicted, and i went in to going off keto knowing this, there is generally a 10 pound fluid gain even if you only go off a little. I did check during my 4 days off...and i gained one the first day..then 3 more the second..by the 4th it was exactly 10. i'm now down 6 of that in 2 days back on...so i know it will be fine. and, even in just 2 days back on, no cravings, no hunger...no trouble getting right back on it. <BR> so on to my next goal (i set 25 pou... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:42:02 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286915 Back on track..actually felt GOOD getting back to it yesterday. i have PT shortly...but we have a nor'easter blowing in..snow has started. Have to pick up my girls cardiac meds at walmart on way to PT..get a few things to tide us through the storm (veggies mostly) and then i'm hunkering down for the duration!!!! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:46:48 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286397 sigh. all good things must come to an end. My boy is packing for his drive home. i am going to be so lonesome!! good thing i have my Lucy to keep me company. <BR> Some keto observations. I went off on Saturday. Christmas eve. Didnt know if i would blow up, have a belly ache, the world would end..but SOMETHING big should have happened. Nope. i didnt gain the 10 pounds predicted. i felt FINE. well, darn. <BR> Christmas. Same thing. i was up a pound, but thats minimal and will go in a day. sti... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:00:01 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285909 wow..what a whirlwind few days!! Lovely Christmas with my older son, daughter and her boyfriend.. yesterday Christmas 2 with the same, plus boyfriends mom, my mom and stepdad, and my sister! this morning cutting down boxes, packing up reusable gift boxes, etc. I dont take down my tree till Jan 6(epiphany) unless its not taking on water, then its the 2nd of jan. <BR> I ate too much, at carbs for the first time since october, no too much damage done but am ready to get back to keto tomorrow. ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:46:27 EST Merry Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285135 The boy is still asleep..worn out and not feeling great, so i am enjoying a mug of ginger tea and the gorgeous sunrise in the window on the Christmas tree. <BR> cinnamon rolls are on their final rise and all is well. <BR> A blessed Christmas to one and all!! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:51:55 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284851 Happy Christmas Eve!! <BR> Rum cake is in the oven. about to make the dough to put in the fridge for cinnamon rolls tomorrow...they rise slowly in the fridge, then I take them out and wait 20 mins and pop them in the oven in the morning. hot fresh yeast raised rolls for Christmas morning with almost no effort tomorrow!! <BR> next up is making the sausage balls to put in with the cinnamon rolls tomorrow, and make the cranberry mince star tarts, and then wrap the smokies in bacon and i'm DONE!!... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:38:24 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284537 sour cream cinnamon twists and rolls rising. spaghetti sauce in the works. still need to shampoo the rugs and make the cranberry mince filling for the star tarts. put bows on everything. figure out WHEN i can get to one delivery of a gift for a wonderful neighbor. <BR> <BR> and some wonderful news...a friend left her beloved newfs with a very trusted friend at thanksgiving. the friend had them out playing in a fenced yard, and somehow they escaped. and have been missing since. Cocoa was fou... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:16:55 EST thurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284109 therapy..then in the bakery for the duration. i'm already tired. will be SO glad when all orders are out and Christmas can really start for me... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:34:29 EST Weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283818 oy got MORE cake and cinnamon roll orders last night..everything is for Christmas eve...i baked some of the cakes just now and have them chilling so they will be fresh for Saturday. I just will NOT have time to get everything done and decorated if i didnt start today..cant do rolls early have to do them ALL on friday. good thing i have a huge oven that can bake 2-4 tiered wedding cakes at once!! I can frost and decorate cakes pn friday while rolls are rising and baking...and cupcakes are baki... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:22:36 EST Weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283817 oy got MORE cake and cinnamon roll orders last night..everything is for Christmas eve...i baked some of the cakes just now and have them chilling so they will be fresh for Saturday. I just will NOT have time to get everything done and decorated if i didnt start today..cant do rolls early have to do them ALL on friday. good thing i have a huge oven that can bake 2-4 tiered wedding cakes at once!! I can frost and decorate cakes pn friday while rolls are rising and baking...and cupcakes are baki... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:22:33 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283271 Physical therapy then more cleaning. got the kitchen done yesterday...WOW what a job...i mean it was clean, just cluttered with baking stuff. now its ready for company..today is the family room and finish the downstairs bathroom..then on to the living room!! Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:01:51 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282858 Cleaning day. man, i dont get a break at all...i had a rush order that was very involved over the weekend..now i have a 3 day window before all the christmas eve orders have to be started. i have a ton of cakes, rum cakes, yule logs, pies, cinnamon rolls, sour cream twists, and cookie trays to get ready...i do everything fresh so theres no doing anything ahead but prepping pans and containers. so my house will at least be (hopefully) presentable by thursday, and will hopefully hold for all th... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:47:39 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282506 cake is done..not picked up yet. <BR> <BR> working on wrapping--hope to get that done today except the one gift i'm still working on. so its coming along... <BR> <BR> Happy Christmas!! Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:47:04 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282108 well laid plans...get destroyed. i spent 2 hours baking and making components for an emergency cake. Trying to save money, someone went with an unlicensed baker in my town, who backed out on her last night with a cake needed for sunday. VERY involved...had to make letters for signs, cut many fondant pieces, as well as bake. But, if at all possible, i dont say no, and just put aside my cleaning and wrapping. i need the money..and hopefully now this woman will come to me when she needs her bake... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 13:10:03 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281693 its 15 below..F not C. chilly..have to go to therapy and mail last package..hope the car starts!! and my leg gets me there!! wish i could cancel...but i need the meds and ice they do.. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:55:39 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281237 just dipping some cake balls, then i can pack the 2 packages to mail, and start wrapping and cleaning! its COLD here...love it!! but i have to brave it to make sure the bakery is warm enough. then home, force lucy inside (she loves the cold..i cant stand to see her out in the snow below zero so i make her come in after half an hour..she gets mad but tough..lol) <BR> <BR> AND...drum roll please...I MET MY GOAL FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS!!!! and i'm UNDER it by 2.2 pounds!!! woo hoo!! on to the next... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:41:47 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280333 off to the store....one more batch of cookies, frost one i did this morning..finish 30 snowmen and make a batch of toffee and all the home baking is done till Christmas eve!! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:54:39 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279435 more cookies..more candy..packaging...mailing..but its getting there!! Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:54:59 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278952 omg i lost 4.4 pounds this week!! in 6 weeks i've lost 22.6 pounds!!! This keto thing is amazing..i am 2.6 pounds away from my last 3 years weigh goal...lol never came CLOSE before!! <BR> i am planning on Christmas day off..but i may not even do that..thsi is too much fun seeing the numbers go down!!! Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:40:27 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278597 just finished bon bon cookies and thumbprint cookies, when i get back from getting a tree i'll do polar bear cookies..then maybe time to do one batch of fudge. i am really looking forward to mid january when i can rest a little! Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:41:29 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278026 finally got the house decorated <BR> working on cookies <BR> have pickups today <BR> busy busy!! Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:48:49 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277703 another long one. I changed the cookie schedule...i did the golf balls and cut out and baked all the sugar cookies this morning. <BR> Then we had Lucys birthday party, well half of it...she got a warm sugar cookie and her present, which she destroyed in under 3 mins..LOL!!! On the way home from PT i picked up a delmonico steak and some marrow bones and we will have them, she has doggy ice cream, and that will be the rest of the party. <BR> For those that dont know..Lucy is my Newfoundland, ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:17:57 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277171 well no doubt now. i spoke to the doc. they understand my dilemma...and i can go ahead and use the immobilizer since i can use the hand, though not without pain. its the EXACT same thing i did last time when i wasnt aware there was a break...and it was like that for 2-3 months before casting. I've promised to call if the pain is worse or doesnt get better, and promised to go in right after Christmas to get it checked and be sure the problem isnt there again with the loss of blood flow. <BR> ... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:09:47 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276702 oh, boy. i'm going to physical therapy for achilles tendonitis, Had an especially rough session this morning at 7:30...after driving through 5" of fresh snow and slimy roads. i left with a battery operated patch that drives pain meds into my ankle for 18 hours...i'll take that off in the morning. Anyhow. got home. put the car in the garage..headed to the bakery to do a cake order for later. i was walking just fine..and i dont even know what happened. my bad leg slid like noones business, i we... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:40:58 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275693 off delivering pies in the snow....then home to start christmas cookie baking!! tomorrow is fruitcakes and more cookies, and a couple orders at the bakery. no days off for me!! Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:26:30 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275438 ok all the pies are DONE. that was 40 piecrusts today..it didnt seem bad till it got to be 1 pm and i wasnt done and hadnt taken a break since 7 am....but they are done now. after they are delivered tomorrow i can start Christmas baking!! only one cake for monday...so i'll get the fruitcakes done sunday, and 3 of the 20 kinds of cookies finished. maybe i can catch a break in January!! Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:38:51 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274749 busy day...orthotics appt in 30 mins. carrel with ice cake to do today. 20 pie crusts to make and chill for tomorrows baking. cleaning, sewing, etc. dog pen is already cleaned out..finally can see the ground so went out and got it done. took half an hour but its poop free!!! <BR> Happy December!! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:05:49 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274415 oy i have so much to do and not enough time!! i'm still working on christmas presents. got my boy's birthday gifts finished and in the mail. cleaned some...prepped for the 20 pies i have ordered for a wedding for saturday. cake ready to be decorated tomorrow, hard candy "ice" made for that cake, too... <BR> played with lucy..and now i have to sew. forgot to eat all day lol so early supper for me!!! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:28:01 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273917 PT early this morning..then got the little bit of shopping i needed done, then home and worked on cleaning and Christmas gifts. went up to the attic for a bit...ugh. what a mess!!! back down, cake pickups..now back to girtmaking.... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:47:16 EST monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273387 got cakes and cupcakes baked, worked on the pantry..ran over to my neighbors to take pictures of her girls for their christmas card, got a REALLY weird thing form the post office saying i needed to pay $16 for some envelope that was already paid for...so i refused it but took a pic of the label, and called the place listed..they had had 3 other calls from people, same thing, and have NO employee by that name, so very glad i refused it!!! <BR> now i'm sitting working on christmas presents!! Ho... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:33:14 EST