Tag Archive | New Year

And So It Begins…

2017 is coming to an end and 2018 looms ahead.  Feeling pretty good about myself and the future, for once.  I’m still working on putting the past behind me 100%, it’s so hard not to feel remorse or guilt for so many things.  I need to remember that God has forgiven me for all of my past transgressions, and there’s nothing more important than that.

So, I’ve been losing weight.  I started my own version of the Atkins diet several weeks ago.  I’ve lost 16 lbs in 3 weeks.  It’s a good start and I’m happy with it.  My PC doc is good with it and very supportive.  However, I have not been without my weaknesses.  Eating LCHF (low carb, high fat) is not as easy as I thought it would be.  I really miss a lot of foods, and finding substitutes is far from ideal.  But I’m muddling through.  Eggs (fixed numerous ways), bacon, sausage and other meats are “ok”, but getting tired of it.  NEVER thought I’d be sick of bacon and eggs!  But I sure miss my cereal!  I’ve discovered cauliflower – Steam Fresh riced cauliflower – and I really like that.  Great substitute for mashed potatoes and/or rice.

I don’t like feeling hungry all the time, though.  I never feel like I’m full… or even close to full.  More often than not I feel ravenous.  I’m working on finding some recipes that use almond flour so I can BAKE something.  I’ll get through it.  I’m determined to make this work for the rest of my life.

Tomorrow is the beginning of a New Year.  365 days of new choices, new goals making appropriate changes.  I’m going to try to blog more often.  Not that I think anyone reads my posts… well, “someone” does, as I see almost each day that someone has viewed my Home Page.  Wish I knew who that person was.  But anyway, I do this for me.  And, since I got a new camera for Christmas from my beloved, I think I’ll try hopping back on board with some of my favorite authors on WordPress.  I used to always post photos and take part in challenges.  I need to get back to that.  I have lots to share, and I like being a part of those who also like to share.  Looking forward to being more WordPress prolific again!

Anyway, I think that’s about all I have for this morning.  Maybe I’ll post some pics this evening of the new family addition(s).  Until next time, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Bye for now…

~ Tamara Eckstadt

 

Share Your World: Week 52

Here are Cee’s Share Your World questions for Week 52 (with the help of Caddo Veil):

  1. Do you make New Year’s resolutions, or not?  If so, what one have you made and kept from the past?  I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but never kept them so gave up.  Now I just resolve myself to be a better Christian each and every day of my life.  Why wait till New Year’s?
  2. Do you prefer Nuts or no Nuts?  Depends on what the item is that incorporates the nuts.  I like most nuts on their own merit, but I’m not a big fan of nuts “in” anything.
  3. Do you like winter, or not, and why?  I love winter in Upstate New York.  I love the snow, and am looking forward to the huge storm currently on its way to us.  I particularly like virgin snow covering an open hilly field at twilight, with just a touch of snowflakes coming down to make everything sparkle and magical.
  4. Do you prefer to receive gifts or give them?  I much prefer to GIVE than to receive!  I tend to personalize gifts that I give, and find it a unique challenge to try to give something that the receiver would never think to buy for him/herself, but you know they would love because it incorporates a hobby or a sport or something they really like.

Thanks, Cee and Caddo for these thought-provoking and challenging questions for this last week of 2012.  Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013 to all!