Monday, April 25, 2016

Wow!! what an iris.

    This beautiful iris bloomed in my yard this week. It was given to me at the East Tennessee Plant Swap last October. YAY!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Plants I bought from Brian, a great gardener

 Spent the weekend planting plants I bought from a man I bought plants from before. He grows healthy, great plants that live for years.

Lilacs, YAY

Friday, April 15, 2016

East Tennessee Plant Swap Coming May 14, New Harvest Park 9:30 until 2 PM

2 quilts I made will be given away in a raffle during potluck lunch on May 14 at East Tennessee Plant Swap. FREE to the public. All plants are traded; no money allowed. come on, even if you don't have plants to trade. Bring magazines, pot holders, potting containers, etc. Fun, fun, fun

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ketogenic Diet explained.

According to Suzanne at Keto Karma, "The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate lifestyle. Nutritional ketosis is a metabolic state where you burn fats/ketones, instead of glucose. Nutritional ketosis is the result of restricting carbohydrate intake and balancing daily fat and protein. The Ketogenic diet is NOT a high protein diet, so be sure to check the keto calculator to set up your macros. I highly recommend tracking your food with MyFitnessPal, especially if your goal is weight loss."
The best way for me to explain Keto is to tell you to not eat any white food: no sugar, bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, milk or grains; limited fruit to berries. Like all rules, there are a few exceptions: You may eat these white foods: mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons daily of each of these: sour cream, cream cheese, Ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing or real whipped cream. 
What do you eat? any meats--with fat (the more fat on meat the better), bacon is your friend, eggs-fried in butter, boiled or scrambled in butter,  any fats like avocados, butter, all green vegetables, but stay away from turnips, carrots, and limit tomatoes to a slice or two a day or 5 cherry tomatoes every 2 days. You may eat foods fried in lard or oil so long as there is no breading. You may drink tea and coffee sweetened with Stevia or Splenda or other sweeteners, but limit chemicals. You may drink diet colas in moderation. I limit my use to 2 of 12 ounces a day. 

Typical days' menu for me:
Breakfast: 2 eggs made into an omelet, scrambled in Kerrygold butter with 1 Tablespoon of mushrooms, red bell pepper, green onion and Mozerella cheese. Bulletproof coffee made from decafe coffee, 1 teaspoon of Kerrygold butter, l non-dairy creamer and 1 teaspoon MCT oil. 16 ounces of water.
Lunch: 2 pieces of bacon, Romaine lettuce smeared with mayonnaise, slices of tomato--wrap bacon and tomato into lettuce and enjoy. Diet cola and water
Dinner: 3 to 4 ounces of chicken (chicken thigh or breast) 2 cups lettuce with vegetables served with 2 Tablespoons of Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing; 1 cup of a cooked vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower or Brussel sprouts.

By eating this way, I have lost 54 pounds in 30 weeks. Gone from size 16-18 to size 10. Even lost weight in my feet. YAY

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pumpkin likes my new boots

KARM Clearance Center also gives 10% discount to anyone over 55

My 2 favorite finds of the day. This green winter coat. It would have cost me over $100 to $150; got it for $2.24.

These boots were also $2.24. They sell for between $79 to $129 a pair. YAY!!! I love them. This size is a little too big for me, but I would have kicked myself if I had not bought them. 

Shopping for bargains at KARM Clearance Center

Everyone needs a little black dress. 

 All Big Orange fans need a Tennessee warm-up suit.