How Do You Feel?

Earlier this morning as I watched the sleet coming down, I decided I was not going out to go to church, yet I could still attend due to the magic of the internet. I just pulled up the 8:30 service that was previously recorded and sat and enjoyed the message from the warm comfort of my own home. Is this “cheating” because I didn’t brave the cold and yuck to actually attend? I personally do not believe it is because I still listened to the message of God. How do you all feel about this? I even forwarded it to my Dad, in case he also did not want to attend his own church’s service.

First United Methodist Church of Hurst

Anyone can attend this way, all faiths welcome. If any would like a link to this morning’s service, let me know. You can also LiveStream a service, but I understand that there is a charge involved. My thought is that it helps raise money for the church, so the choice is yours how you want to watch. You can watch any of the services from today by going to info@fumchurst.org and requesting their newsletter where you would find all the links necessary.

Thanks for visiting with me today and have a Blessed Sunday!

Do You Enjoy Trying New Things To Eat?

How About Porridge?

I was searching (as usual) for a different yummy Keto breakfast option yesterday and found this great recipe for porridge by Martina Slajerova of the KetoDietApp.com website. Clicking the link will take you straight to the recipe and a video showing the directions to make this easy peasy treat. I found it warm, satisfying, and delicious!

Cooking on the stove-quick and easy Cinnamon & Pecan porridge
Yummy, nutty goodness in my bowl!

No oats, just pecans, coconut and almond milk, nut butter-she uses almond but I used cashew-coconut oil, chia seeds, chopped pecans, toasted (or not) coconut, and cinnamon!

If you’re game for a new breakfast option and you get just a little tired of eggs on your Keto diet, this is a wonderfully filling choice. The recipe made two bowls and I ate about half of that and stayed full until lunch. Which I ate late. Which was more like a snack. I have been trying to do the intermittent fasting thing but can’t seem to actually skip the meal, I just eat a lot less. What I ended up having was a small bowl of salad and three leftover chicken wings Dave ordered with his Dominos pizza the other day.

I totally made up for it at supper, when I realized with horror that the delicious new Alfredo sauce I have been making and eating on my zoodles is not Keto! I tell you what though, I’m still gonna eat it, if only in small portions. 😉  I ate them alongside one of Dave’s delicious pork chops he dreamed up the other day, made in a sort of sauce piquante. I’m sure it wasn’t Keto either, but maybe everything else I’m doing will balance me out.  (Zoodles are spiralized zucchini btw! 🙂 )

I hope you give this a try and let me know how you like it. PS: I downloaded the app Stupid Simple Keto (because it was free and the other app was $6.99)  but I am still trying to figure it out. I at least figured out what my daily macros are supposed to be- if I’m doing it right I’m supposed to aim for 12g of carbs, 76g of protein, and 83g of fat per day.

Have a great day everyone and try to keep warm!

 

 

 

 

Oh, Good Grief!

I am so sorry folks, I just realized I never published Friday’s blog, so instead of editing it for today, I panicked and pushed the Publish button, so you will see a blog for today and for Friday. Ugh!! I was probably going to add a picture and got busy and never got back to it, and that’s why it never got published! Good grief!!

I know I am whining, but it is soooo cold today, even in the house! I need to adjust the heat again because it’s 24 outside and feels about 50 in the house. I’m literally sitting at my “desk” wrapped up in a blanket while trying to type. Then again, maybe it’s time to eat and that would warm me up.

Speaking of eating…I had a bit of a cheat night last night because we were invited to dinner at my brother-in-law’s house and he was serving lasagna, salad, bread and of course, wine. So yeah, I did. I had two 1/2 glasses of 2 different types of Cabernet-very good Cabernet! Secondly, I had about a serving the size of a deck of cards of lasagna….heavenly but I have no idea how many carbs. Then Connie had made some delicious bread which is normally a complete no-no for me, but I just had to taste a bite because everyone was raving so. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Her salad was what I ate the most of, it’s so good with spring greens, spinach, berries, and nuts and just the slightest bit of mint thrown in, topped with a raspberry vinaigrette. I know, probably more sugar than I should have eaten but…

At least when we got home and my husband went for a bowl of Blue Bell, I sat and drank my water and after another hour or so, while waiting what seemed like FOREVER for This Is Us to come on, I had one of my yummy fat bombs and that totally satisfied my desire for something sweet. I almost had a meltdown during the show when my TV locked up, I had to listen to one whole scene while the picture was locked where it stopped on the previous scene. Everything got wonky for a few minutes, I tried turning the channel, turning the TV off and on…then it threatened to not come back on! I was really freaking out by this point, thinking I would miss the show, I went and turned the TV on in the game room…just as the signal came back on in the living room! Phew, that was a close one! It was a great episode and remains one of my favorite shows I watch, thanks to Stephanie Kilgore for getting me started!

I also started a crochet project last night but I’m not happy with it, I may end up ripping it out and starting over, or I may just create something totally different than what I started with. I wanted to make some ear warmers, they may become a scarf, lol.  I did however make the headband to go on my Red Hat for the luncheon Saturday and here’s a picture of all of us eating at Souper Salad!

The Glitzee Girlz enjoying food and fellowship

The fact that I am cold and hungry is blocking my creativity and I cannot remember what else I was going to talk about so, I’m off to figure out something for breakfast. Have a lovely day everyone and keep thinking warm thoughts!

Just A Note

Good morning everyone, man it’s cold here today but I can’t complain, at least we aren’t buried in five feet of snow!

This morning I weighed in and checked my ketones which were at 40%. Testimony to the fact that even one alcoholic beverage can make a difference- although it was “skinny” and sugar-free, your body naturally wants to burn off the alcohol first instead of your fat, which takes a toll on your state of ketosis. On top of that, I seem to have gained two pounds back and that is weird because I have not eaten as much this week as last!

I had been doing so well, documenting every meal and then I got lazy, I need to find a specific place to write it down daily because it really keeps me on track and helps me maintain the proper macros.

“Date” night was last night and I once again picked a loser. 🙁  Chilis has been a good choice for us in the past with its variety of yummy things to eat, healthy choices and the fact that they offer skinny margaritas is a plus right now. Last night was not so swell. The margarita was so sour I could not drink it without adding some liquid Stevia and even then it was pretty bad. The food was bland and just ok, my asparagus tasted like grass for the most part but the Ancho salmon and broccoli was ok. It is hard to go to Mexican food places right now while I can’t have chips but we always enjoy our meal at least when we do. So…Dave gets to pick from now on. 😉

I have a luncheon with my Red Hat Society ladies tomorrow at Souper Salad, I’m looking forward to that and I may even crochet myself a purple hat band and go purchase a Red Hat pin to dress up my hat for the occasion. It will be my first time to wear it at an event! I had previously made a less-than-beautiful beaded hat band, it made it heavy and it kept falling off so…btw, we are called the Glitzee Girlz if I haven’t already told you that. Click the link above to get more info on this fun group and find a chapter in your area.

I’m so proud to say, my cousin,  Mary Fairley got another story published in Mississippi Magazine and I cannot wait to read it. I mentioned the fact to her that it was nice that she and some of my other friends are finding a measure of success later in life. Just another reason to never give up on your dreams! This was her best paying story to date and it gives me hope that I may someday reach that level of success. (This is a wonderful magazine btw, full of great stories, yummy recipes, and just a feel-good vibe, worth the price of a subscription.)

On that note, I still have not heard back from the magazine I submitted my article to yesterday, but I will keep you posted if I do and it is accepted. For now, I gotta go…lots to do and so little time!! Happy Friday everyone! 🙂