Hello All! Checking in to let you know I've pretty much have been maintaining in the 170's. My weight this morning was 177.8. I've struggled to get to the point of losing again. I won't lie, I really need to cut my carbs back. So this week I've been working on keeping them under 30 grams a day and that has helped and definately helping with those carb cravings.
Sweet Road To Keto
A candy store owner who's on the Keto Diet!
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Happy New Year! New Year, New Goals!
I thought it was about time I check in! I haven't really done so since November 1st. Shared a couple of recipes, but that seemed to be all the time I had to give to my blog. I did well over the holidays. Between Christmas & New Year's I gained 15 pounds! But I got down to 171.8 on December 22nd! My lowest weight was 172 so I beat my lowest weight right before Christmas! I was in the 185 range after Christmas, managed to go back down to 177.5 but I popped back up to 187 by 1/4/22.
It's been a little bit of a struggle to get back on track, but it always takes me a few days to get back on the train full steam ahead. I am currently at 179, so I am hopeful to be back to my lowest weight within the next week or two. Then my goal is to lose more weight beyond my lowest weight of 172. My ultimate goal is 145.
We had a great holiday. I decided not to track anything I ate and enjoyed some of my favorite snacks. Lot's of carbs. This is why I gained 15 pounds! LOL! But I kept and eye on things and knew that I would have to get back on track right after New Year's to avoid a detrimental weight gain that would get out of control!
During my time away from the blog I did earn my second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Actually, my son, who is 12, and I both earned our second degree black belts. My daughter who is 16, earned hers this past June. So that was pretty exciting. My November and December pretty much flew by between all the travel, getting ready for black belt testing and the holidays!
Dealt with a power outage that lasted at home for about 36 hours starting on 12/23/22. Luckily we had plans to spend our Christmas at our camp that is off the grid. So that worked out well.
All the craziness is behind us for now so it is time to focus on new goals for the new year! My main focus for the next couple of weeks is to drop back down to my lowest weight then focus on actually losing again! I would like to see me down to my ideal weight of 145 pounds by the beginning of summer!
Today I am feeling good and feeling more focused so I think I got this!! 160's, here I come!
Fall Check In 11/1/22
11/1/22 - My fall check in on Facebook. Forgot to post it here!
Happy November! I hope everyone had a great Halloween yesterday! I thought it was time for me to check in again.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Keto Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is a chocolate chip cookie recipe I altered to make Keto friendly. They came out great. It cut the carbs down from 20 grams per cookie to just 6 grams per cookie! Now that is a win!
Keto Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 Cups Blanched Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup (2 Sticks) Butter, Softened
3/4 Cups Splenda
1/4 + 2 Tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 Cup Walnuts
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine almond flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, Splenda brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. I did the nutrition facts based on 1/2 cup of walnuts but I do think next time I will add a whole cup. Drop in tablespoon sizes balls of batter onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
The Best Keto Cheesy Garlic Biscuits!
These busciuts are one of my favorte Keto recipes! So yuuummmmyyy!
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Blanched Almond Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
8 ounces cheddar cheese
1/2 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
Makes: 18 Biscuits
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray or use parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream & salt. Using a rubber staptula, mix in the almond flour, the the baking powder.
3. Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, place 17 mounds of the dough on the prepared baking pan. Do not flatten the mounds.
4. Bake until golden, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.
Friday, September 9, 2022
End Of Summer Update!
Long time no post! Like I have said before, my summers tend to be crazy busy. So sorry I haven't posted in awhile! I figured it was about time I check in! :)
I've done really well all summer maintaining my weight. Our last getaway to our camp was labor day weekend and our last "vacation" for a little while.
I weighed in at 176 pounds this morning!! Just 4 pounds over my lowest weight! This is some amazing news considering I always gain 10+ pounds (at minimum) by the end of summer!
This has been the easiest summer when it came to maintaining my weight. I feel truly blessed that I have finally found an healthy lifestyle that I enjoy and can stick to pretty easily! I've enjoyed Popcorn, Ice Cream, Toast, Chocolate, Apple Crisp, Strawberries & Whipped Topping, Chips, Crackers, Iced Coffee and more. These were all once and awhile and not a daily occurance and also done in moderation while tracking what I was eating. The key was keeping that balance and I think I did that well!
Now it is time to focus and try to get off the rest of my weight. I want to get down to 145 and see how I feel once there. So my focus this month is to get back to my lowest weight of 172 then I can concentrate on getting the rest of my weight off!
Here's to a great fall & winter!
Monday, August 1, 2022
This Maintaining Thing Is All New To Me!
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Chaffle French Toast
Chaffle French Toast ~
I finally decided to try making french toast using chaffles and it was amazing!
First you will want to make 8 chaffles. Follow the below link to make your Chaffles:
Next make your french toast batter.
Chaffle French Toast Batter ~
2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Splenda
Combine cinnamon & sugar. Put the amount of cinnamon in the sugar for your own taste. Set aside. Whip together, with a fork, the eggs & heavy cream in a bowl. It doesn't look like a lot of batter but the chaffles do not soak up as much batter as bread would so your batter goes much farther.
Plate and add butter and maple syrup or sugar free syrup. What ever you prefer. I prefer to have the real thing and use just a 1/4 tsp of maple syrup per chaffle. Maple syrup spreads well because it is thin and runny so you really don't need much.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Time To Check In!
I figured it was time to check in as it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. The plan was for my family and I to head to our camp for two weeks tomorrow but we post poned it until Thursday as our contractor is still working on getting stuff done at our camp.
I've pretty much maintained my weight for the last couple weeks. I've been between 172 to 178. My weight tends to fluctuate a lot, I've always been like that. This morning I was at 175.6. No weight loss but glad that I have been keeping the fluctuations to a maximum of 6 pounds above my lowest weight. I check my weight everyday to keep me in check.
July 4th I allowed myself a 150 carb day. Enjoyed corn on the cob for the first time since I started Keto! That was a nice treat. I also enjoyed some chocolate! I think these breaks help me maintain better as I am still allowing myself to enjoy some of my favorite high carb foods but within reason. The day after that is when my weight had the biggest hike, but I expected as much.
The biggest challenge during the summer is eating out, and being out and about grabbing snacks that work for me. I need to stay away from foods that cause me to snack more such as nuts & popcorn. If I want to lose weight, I have found that I need to stay away from those 2 trigger foods.
I was hoping to get into the 160's by time we go to camp. I could still do it now that we post poned going to Thursday, so I will try to stay focused and get there! But if I do just maintain, I will be happy, because for the first time in my life, I am not gaining weight and keeping it on like I usually do in the summer months. I'm actually dropping back down and sticking to my lowest weight pretty well.
I'm hoping to fast this week, just trying to figure out which day I will do that. Maybe even try to fast for 2 days before we go to camp to get my body into fat burning mode to reach my next goal!
Either way, I am happy with how my summer is going. Everyday I remind myself how good it feels to have this healthier slimmer body and how much I don't want to lose what I have worked so hard to get. That's what helps motivate me to not allow my weight to get out of control ever again. It will be a life long battle, but a battle worth fighting! At least I have finally found a diet that is not a diet but a lifestyle change. I have adapted well to Keto and am so glad I found it!
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time For New Goals!
Goals For The Year - Just because I hit my 100 pound milestone doesn't mean this is the end of my journey. It's time to set some new goals for the rest of this year! Here are my main goals for the year.
- End the summer with a loss and not a gain!
- Get my BMI to a normal weight range!
- Lose my last 27 pounds!
- Work on learning to maintain my weight!
- Earn my second degree black belt!
- Keep my weight off for good!
- Enjoy my summer and the benefits of a healthier me!
- Count my many blessings every single day!
Returned To Tae Kwon Do Last Week!
I was excited to return to Tae Kwon Do after taking a year long break! I earned my black belt June 0f 2019 and with the craziness of Covid and dealing with running a small business during these past couple of difficult years I decided to take a break last year. I wasn't expecting to take a year long break, but life happens.
I returned on June 13 with a new determination to earn my second degree black belt. I am already seeing the difference during class with being much smaller! What a great year this will be if I lose 100 pounds, and keep it off, and earn my second degree black belt in December!
The new me at TKD class this week:
Me earning my 1st degree black belt June 2019:
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Father's Day! I hope all the dads out there have a great Father's day today! My husband enjoyed a great breakfast in bed that was perfect for his Keto Diet! A veggie scramble with cheese and extra thick bacon! So good! What could be better then that? It's all about celebrating with the right choices!