CategoryHealthy Living

One year

What a difference a year makes.  20 pounds gone.   June 2017 on the left.  June 2018 on the right.  I started watching what I ate by reducing calories.  It doesn’t work overly well for me, as I can’t eat more than about 1200 calories a day if I want to lose, and that very slowly.  Thank you PCOS. I started keto April 3rd.  I lost four pounds the first week, and then discovered fat bombs.  I plateaued for about a […]

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Breastfeeding and low supply issues

Mother’s Milk tea I seriously doubt I have any male readers, but if you’re a guy who reads my blog, you’re welcome to leave now. I’m not comfortable discussing female issues with you. Thank you. Are you gone? Good. Breastfeeding and low supply issues are a topic I’ve come to know quite a bit about. I also know I’m not the only one who struggles with it. It all started about seven years ago when I learned that it was […]

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Weight loss motivation

Recently I found more motivation to get off the rest of the post-baby weight. I stumbled across my diabetes scares me post. Most of the actual baby weight from Anna is gone now. But since I became pregnant again before all the baby weight from Caleb was gone, there’s a bit more to lose yet. Stephen and I have started using the P90X program for exercise. For the most part, I like it. We’re not that far into it though […]

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Post-pregnancy fun

As of last night, I am 4 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. That was fun to discover! I was able to switch back to pre-pregnancy clothes earlier this week, but finding out how much weight I’d lost was nice too. That was a lot faster than I anticipated. One thing that wasn’t so fun to discover yesterday though was that Miss Anna and I have thrush. Ouch. Our pediatrician and my lactation consultant are absolutely wonderful though – they […]

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Box in the mail

Today my order from Mountain Rose Herbs arrived. It was so fun to look through the box at everything. My original intent for the order was to get supplies to make Nursing Mother Tea. I had a good bit of supply issues when nursing Caleb, so this time, I’m going in armed and ready. Last time, I bought premade teabags by the case, and drank almost a gallon of the tea a day. It helped my supply – but I […]

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Healthy living pays off

After my last visit checkup, I was really concerned with my weight gain. Granted, I hadn’t been overly careful with my eating, but didn’t realize just how much it was truly affecting me. My weight gain had been fine the first part of the pregnancy, but at my last visit I found out I’d gained too much that month. The only changes I really made this past two weeks were to limit my sweets and cut back on the carbs. […]

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Yogurt

We are absolutely loving yogurt around here lately. Well, we always love it, but it’s been a long time since I’ve made any. With the diet changes we started implementing this week, I decided that having plain yogurt in the house was a good idea again. The recipe I followed is at A Year of Slow Cooking. I’ve made it before, using a heating pad, but thought I’d try the crockpot method this time. What a difference – it is […]

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PCOS ramblings

In the future, don’t be surprised if you see more blogging about pcos around here. I’ve been reading more lately about it, and am learning some really interesting things. The books have been from a variety of sources, but it seems that regardless of where I read, the basic principles are the same. Reduce or eliminate refined, white carbohydrates, and increase vegetables and protein. Exercise. Some of that is probably obvious, but it’s things that I’m hoping to implement more […]

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Our tastes have changed

The other day Stephen made some biscuits. He was trying to conserve the wheat flour that we had in the house, so he used all white flour. The biscuits didn’t taste good. Sure, they were soft, moist, and flaky – everything a good biscuit should be – but we didn’t like them. He’s been making them with wheat flour for so long (he uses half wheat and half white, if I remember correctly) that we now like those better than […]

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