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That’s my number!

Last night was a little rough. I’m not sure if it was the running around all day and not eating regularly scheduled meals or what but I had a huge sweet tooth craving. All on all it hasn’t been so bad so this one caught me off guard. Plus I crashed when I got home, had to take a nap. Yesterday did me in. I need a day of rest.

It snowed again overnight so Dean is back to work. Keeps our bills paid. Shabbat service was cancelled so we’re staying home today.

Three days left, officially. Looking forward to continuing on with only low glycemic “sweets” and mostly trying to stick to fruit sweetened foods. The occasional adult beverage. Just overall making wiser food & drink choices.

Shavua tov!


On a roll.

One more day of snow removal for Dean means one more day home for me. Plus we have a new weather system hitting today that promises up to 6″ more snow from Nikiski south to Homer. Who knows when we’re going back to work!

I ended up with 9 quarts of turkey soup and three pints of dog food. There was enough leftover for a large pot of turkey & noodles last night. Which was a hit with the kids. (For the dog food I put everything in the jar that we didn’t eat, some skin, cartilage, small bones, scrapes of meat, organs and broth, and can it. She will get a spoonful of this mixed into her regular dog food for extra protein and taste. So one jar lasts a while. She loves it and there’s no waste!)

Today I’m going to take advantage of the canning stuff being out and work up a batch of something or other, time will tell what I come up with!

And also figure out dinner… All these other people in this house always want to eat. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

If I get bored there’s always cleaning to do. ๐Ÿ™„

Today marks two weeks since I’ve had anything with added sugars or booze. So far, so good. I feel like I’m not as tired by mid-afternoon. More energy is always a good thing.

Today is a lazy day. Watching the playoffs, maybe getting some food prep done for this week. Maybe doing some laundry. Maybe. Maybe not. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thing 2 went outside and found a moose shed this morning. Pretty nifty find! I wonder if the other one is nearby? We’ll have to look once the snow melts.

Moose Antler Shed

Panda and I went for a little walk-about. She had fun playing in the snow.

Snow Dog

How ’bout them KC Chiefs?!?! What a great game.

Steak & cheese melts for dinner. I know, not on the anti-inflammatory diet but oh so good.

Another mundane day. No excitement until the earthquake this evening. I made it a other 24 hrs. I’m on a roll.

I’m not sure yet if it’s just wishful thinking but it feels like I’m breathing easier with less sinus congestion (aka mucus). I’m hopeful that’s a positive change from my little experiment. Time will tell.

I’ve been reading as much as I can on inflammation and how to reduce or eliminate it from my body. There’s a plethora of info out there and from trusted sources! That’s a plus!

Most of what I’ve read says less meat and dairy, no processed foods, more leafy greens and bright colors, more plant protein, more fruit, and lean animal protein. Lots of Omega-3 and fish, healthy seeds and nuts. And a little red wine daily. ๐Ÿท The Mediterranean Diet is often sited a proven anti-inflammatory diet.

Pretty much our entire diet is on the “don’t eat it list”… Lol Wonderful! I may exaggerate a bit.

I’ll be spending the next few weeks working on getting back to basics and returning to the healthier diet that I used to consume. Implementing some gradual changes so my crew doesn’t mutiny.

Fish is an easy start. We eat a lot of salmon, but not always in regular intervals. It’s often consumed for lunch. It’s in our diets weekly, sometimes twice a week or more. I can start making sure we eat at least two salmon meals a week, every week.

We eat quite a bit of poultry but red meat is Dean’s favorite and consequently we all have grown quite accustomed to it, regularly. This will be the main challenge to try and adjust down.

Some “experts” say it takes 8 weeks without added sugars to really notice changes in your health. Hmmm. That’s a long time. Lol

Here’s a few links if you’re interested in more information.

Harvard Health Foods that fight inflammation.

Very Well Health Anti-inflammatory diet.

Eating Well Anti-inflammatory Meal Plan

Eat This Steps to stop sugar cravings