Way past time to post a blog! Mercy! Been crazy busy trying to purge through all our stuff and get ready for a garage sale this weekend. Then it will be prepping the house to get it ready to put on the market the end of May. So, updating my blog and doing any quilting has been on the back burner.
Weight loss has slowed down, but my clothes are getting looser. I am wearing a size 14/16 (was 26+) now and in a large top (was 3X). I have lost a 72 lbs. but things are shifting around and tightening up. Many of the pros at this say don’t watch the scales and just focus on measurements and how your clothes fit. I guess this is another area I have a stronghold in my thinking. I have always focused on the scale and it was all about watching the pounds go down.
Today I was almost going to let myself get a little down over the scale not going down and then I remembered what Bob Briggs “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” said about not watching the scale. I went back and watched his video. “That Lying, Cheating, Dream Crushing, Scale”
As I dressed after my shower, I realized “I am wearing size 14/16 now in my pants and jeans! And I am wearing a large top! That is nothing to be depressed or down about! My blood sugars are great and I have energy! What should I be depressed about!”
There is a battle that goes on in our minds. Sometimes we have to talk to our souls and get a grip on all the good things that are happening to us and around us. We get focused on what is not happening or the bad things that are still hanging around. We are going into month 11 of eating low carb high fat and now I realize the emotional part of this journey needs some tweaking. It took me 30 plus years to put on the extra 120 pounds on my body. The weight is not going to drop off in a few months. It will take time and diligence.
The one area that I have really struggled with has been getting back into my walking. My blood pressure got very low a few months back and then the family got hit with the virus and I got sidetracked. With getting things ready for the garage, I am more active, but it is not like I was walking on the treadmill or walking laps at the pool. I am hoping after we get things completed, I can get to the pool and do my laps. Will need a new swim suit…yay!
Here is another video by Bob Briggs on “What About Exercise? Is exercise the most important factor in weight loss?”
Going to post a yummy recipe that I got from my good friend, Rena. I tweaked it a bit and I did the macros on it for you also. I actually multiplied this recipe by four and made it for house church on Sunday. For all the non-ketoers that tried these, they were a hit. It was like eating a Cinnabon Waffle and it was good for us! I can eat half of one and I am full. I slather it in the icing with pecans. Another tip when making this, is I used my immersion blender to make the icing nice and smooth after I melted everything in my sauce pan.
Cinnamon Roll Keto Waffles
Prep Time:10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Waffels (You can make pancakes with this batter. Thin with more cream if needed.)
For Cinnamon Waffle: 19.5 fat; 6 carbs; 8 Protein; 231 Calories.
For Cinnamon Waffle Icing: 15 fat; 2 Carbs; 1.1 Protein; 146 Calories.
Until next time! Mimi has gone Keto and is loving it!
Please note! I am not giving any medical advice, but only sharing what I have experienced on my personal journey to wellness. Check out my links page for websites, books, and videos that are posted for educating yourself on reversing diabetes and the ailments that come with it. These are links, books and videos that I personally glean from often. I am always trying to educate myself on being healthy. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.