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Hello dear readers! My sincere apologies, I have been remiss in writing of late. I have some good reasons why, but hey, I’m here now! I know I owe you my scale blog, and I’ll be posting that soon, I promise! But, as I have some things to get off my chest about recent experiences, I am going to proceed with my hair blog entry. This is a serious topic, people! A little context: Yes, I’m vain. I have a firm belief that most people are, to some degree. My hair is incredibly important to me – I treat it with the utmost respect most of the time these days. I will share why: I have a cleft lip...

35 hard-earned pounds down!


Hello, my favorite people! Thought I’d pop in and do an update! I’m still LCHF (aka Ketogenic), and I’ve added in IF (intermittent fasting) to my regime to kick things up a notch! I’m going to do a much more detailed blog entry on this later, but I wanted to share that since starting IF, in addition to Keto, I’m now down 35 lbs!!!!!!!! Yes! Really! I’m thrilled! This is including 10 days off, where I didn’t give a fart about what I ate or drank for 10 days (on vacation…) – if this lifestyle is going to be sustainable, it needs to have some flexibility sometimes! Once I got back to...

The momentum is building! Keto results: 9 lbs down!


Good morning kind readers! I thought I’d do a really quick update this morning to share… I’M DOWN 9 POUNDS in 9 days! That makes me so very happy! This includes some bobbing up and down due to some inflammation in the early few days – but I read that this is pretty normal. I honestly can’t remember from my last experience with LCHF / Keto if I had this. Again, I shouldn’t be weighing myself every day. And, I should have taken body measurements, but I haven’t found a tape measure online, and as I’ve been super sick recently, (chronic bronchitis… how fun!) I haven’t really...

Keto / LCHF and alcohol – a great resource!


Just because I’m back to low carb, doesn’t mean I shut off my social life, or turn down having a few drinks with friends! I wanted to update my knowledge beyond my “experience” with my Ketogenic lifestyle in the past – I’ve typically completely avoided any alcoholic drinks because I believed they stalled my weight loss – and I wanted to make sure I had the right information. Turns out, this statement is not exactly true… Yes, avoiding beer and cider is probably a great idea (I don’t drink much of that anyhow), dry red wine, which is what I typically drink, is actually low...

Update on the Egg Fast idea, down five!


Thanks for stopping by! I’m blogging this evening to give an update on my kick-start to the Ketogenic Diet (LCHF) – I’ve decided to hold off on the Egg Fast as my previous post mentioned, as I’m already in ketosis as of this morning, and I’ve decided it’s hard enough switching gears without making it unnecessarily annoying. Afterall, I really dislike eggs. Oh, did I forget to mention that in my last post? Yes, I will eventually have to do an Egg Fast or Fat Fast to correct a stall, but as my body was quick into ketosis, there’s just no need to go...

Ketogenic Diet – LCHF – Getting back to it!


Confession time. My weight is ridiculous. I’m so pissed at myself!!!! Back in 2015, I was finally successful in getting very close to my ideal weight goal of 155 lbs. – I stopped short of my goal by about 10 pounds. CRAP! Why?! [place expletive here]. I’d just had enough of it all, and started telling myself that I didn’t mind being a few pounds heavier. So, after cramming my closet with all those wonderfully fitting size 6 and 8 clothes, I tanked it. And, quickly. Sabotage, anyone? I’m not 165 lbs. anymore. No, I’m back to where I started, only a few pounds higher. Awesome! I’m now at...

Okay, here we go, again!


Hi, and welcome! It’s been well over a year since my last confession… err, blog post. It boggles my mind to even share this, but I have actually been blogging for over 20 years… Yes, you read that right. Two years ago, I decided to put my very lengthy archives of my previous blog site behind lock and key as I’d changed jobs, and really didn’t feel comfortable letting it all hang out anymore, so to speak. So – what am I, and probably others, going to be oversharing on this site? You name it… anything related to our crazy lives, except… work. This will be a...

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