Last day of the fair
Today was the last day of the county fair. I was there at 6am to clean up again. It was only 4 of us and a trashed beer garden. It was lots of cleaning up beer cups and pitchers and sweeping and raking up cigarette butts. I despise that so many ... Read more
The County Fair...Again
Today was actually day three of 4 I spent at the fair. I have 3 volunteer shifts and last night my family (my fam, parents, & my brother and his fam) went up to eat supper and spend time together. Hubby and I stuck to Keto appropriate foods - po... Read more
The County Fair
Today I volunteered with a group in their booth at the county fair. My shift was 4 hours. I was there over lunch. That means about half of other booths near us had people eating fair food. If you aren't familiar with county fairs in Minnesota, f... Read more
Today was a harder food day. I made good things, but was a bit under on fat and over on protein and was a few calories over. Though not a "perfect" day, I still think was successful.
I invested in an inexpensive bottle of ketone test strips... Read more
Our neighbor, and friend, is experiencing some family life trauma. In an effort to assist in ways we can, we agreed we would mow her lawn when we mow ours, at least the front (they have a fence in the back that only opens from the inside). It is... Read more
Today I had a bit of a stumble at lunch time. It was my mom's birthday lunch and she did the cooking, but I know there was more sugar than I would have liked. I've never been one to watch others eat and not have any. BUT I've also never been one... Read more
Today was a day that was pretty good, but had about of challenging both my parenting and my fitness. Our family walked to a park that is about a mile away. My 4 year old rode her bike, 2.5 year old rode in the wagon and walked a little bit. My h... Read more
The Keto way
In the early 2000s I was a member of a "women's only" fitness club. During that time, lets say 2003, I participated in a "nutrition" program. They had us fill out a survey and help determine if doing low calorie or low carb was likely a better f... Read more
I made positive steps towards my daily and weekly goals. I got out and walked, I stayed in food range, I drank my water, and I had some positive time with each kid.... Read more
Tomorrow is a new day...
The tomorrow I mean was actually today. Yesterday was a tough day, mentally especially. Today was a whole new day with a clean slate for reaching daily goals. Ate well, went for a walk, snuggled with kiddos. It was a good a day.... Read more
Why does the brain always get in the way?
Today was one of those days...the type where I made myself go for a walk after the kids were in bed so I could get my steps in the for the day, but while I was out I was totally fearful of how much everyone else must be judging me. I cant even s... Read more
Back in the saddle again
I started up again, again. And then we left for a family trip. I'm doing better than I could be, but not as well as I'd like to be. Here is my montra f... Read more
A little sun shine goes a long way!
Monday we saw temps in the 50s! I know, those of you who may be reading from the southern states share my cousin's sentiment of "50 degrees is NOT warm. It is 80 degrees here today. That is warm." I beg to differ. For those of us that lived in M... Read more
The more things change....
the more they stay the same.
So I am writing this blog in utter frustration. Over the past several weeks it dosn't seem to matter what I do eat or don't eat. No change, movement, no nothing. I know I need to get more active, but what gives... Read more
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And then it all changes...
I apologize in advance for this post. It is pretty much me just saying not nice things, and I don't like that. But where else can a person say those things if not on Spark.
So I mentioned that my goals revolved a bit around losing 5 pounds... Read more