Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn Love

Blooms on front porch


  That is not a Fall like picture. But to me it is. Those flowers were bought for next to nothing in July. They were sad. They were sparse. They looked like death. But I decided to give them a chance. I waited. I cared for them. It is almost October and look. They are beautiful. I dont even remember what they are called. I hope that I can bring one of the pots inside to live over the winter. That would make me happy. We shall see.

  Quick share. I fou
nd a low carb and keto friendly dessert option yesterday. It is from another site called I Breathe. I am Hungry. The recipe is Chocolate Brownie Mug! You can find a ton of low carb recipes on her site. Look!  I can have chocolate cake!! Even if you eat less carby, it is good for your gut. I have had a couple slip ups along the way but I keep jumping right back onto the keto plan. I eat less then 25 grams of net carbs a day. I am full from the fat that I add to my diet. I don't feel like I am starving.

    I have lost inches. I am down to size 18. Today I have to purchase a tape measure because I cant find mine anywhere.  Measuring gives you clarity on this because the scale lies. LOL I am actually positive. My stomach feels good. My whole gastro system is TMI. My liver feels good. I am still itchy but I figured out from a friend, that it is most likely from my Fibro.  This keto way of eating is a good thing for me. My blood sugars have never been near normal for any length of time in a decade.  I am not able to exercise though.....

 Foot Dr xrayed both my feet. I have plantar fascitis syndrome with bone spurs. They are painful like before but last time it went away. This time I have to work harder to get it to get better. I have boots that I have to wear to bed. I have straps on my feet that put pressure on the Achilles tendon. Insurance wouldn't cover shoe inserts or orthotics. Orthotics cost $500 out of pocket. I will have to save up for that.  I will not be walking for exercise for awhile.  At least till I don't feel like I am walking on glass all the time.

That is about it for this week. I have apples a
nd cucumbers to can this weekend. I want to go to the flea market in new haven tomorrow. And I am cooking chicken dinner for my friend, A, at her house on Sunday.

I hope you all have a great weeke