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Back to my Roots

Being outdoors is as natural to me as breathing.  I don't know what I would do if I didn't have the opportunity to venture out from time to time.  I'm thankful my family enjoys fishing and hunting as much as I do, and I'm hoping to do more of it this year than I ever have. 

Over the past few months, we've been doing a LOT of fishing.  Since my homeschooling days, I don't get to get on my blog as often, and the topics I cover have somewhat changed.  I'm hoping, however, to get back to my roots and start incorporating my outdoor life with healthy living and eating habits.  First and foremost, I'm thankful for my husband and children.  They are the very air I breath and a blessing from God above.

A couple weeks back my, on a rainy day in Georgia, my husband, my children and I drove up to a beautiful serene river in settled in the lower banks of the Northeast Georgia Mountains.  We each had our fishing poles in hand and made a half-mile trek through the woo…
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Finding Good Foods

Averaging two pounds a week, I've lost over 20 lbs. since the beginning of 2018.  The first few weeks weren't easy, or so I thought.

When I first began, I just wanted to get through the first week.  After I had made it through the first week, then I focused on the next, then the next, and so forth.  Now I'm three months in and I've lost the weight.  Finding good foods was difficult at first, but once I came across my affiliate site, The Keto Box, things began to get much easier.  Having the types of foods I enjoyed with low carb/high protein was a big help.  We all have our moments of wanting to cheat or snack, and mine usually came at the most stressful moments.  Since I found The Keto Box, I no longer have to worry about stress eating because it provides me with the foods I crave and are Keto friendly (safe).

The Keto Box provides you with 7-10 low carb/Keto Friendly snacks a month and also has free shipping.  The Keto Box is a good way to have nutritious selections …

Keto Works

I started my journey into KETO about two and a half months ago.  So far I have lost over 20 lbs. of pure fat.  What's so good about that is, although fat weight loss is measureable when it comes to clothes and size.  Fat weighs less than muscle.  If I were gaining muscle while losing fat, the weightloss wouldn't be as significant pound per pound... but the change in size would.

What am I doing?  I'm using a product called Ketologie and I'm maintaining a very strict keto way of living.  I don't follow a plan, I just plan to eat meat, green veggies and real foods.  No tricks or anything.  I also use supplements such as Ketologie (especially collagen) to help with maintaining healthy skin and hair while losing.

As you can see, in my face... there is a significant change in my appearance.  I have taken before body shots.  However, I am not yet ready to post those.  When I do, my weight loss will be very apparent.


I've been doing KETO for almost two months now.  I have lost a cummulative amount of 15 pounds.  Next week I will incorporate running and exercise!  Hoping to see some significant benefits from both the KETO and the exercise so I can post pictures.

This is my journey... wonder where it will take me?????

What if ... What NOW?

There have been many times in my past 20 years, and maybe longer that I have thought about, "What if".  I've asked myself numerous times "What if I had spoken to him?", "What if I told him how I felt?", "What if I made this decision, instead of that one?".  Regardless of how many times I asked myself these types of questions, the outcome has always been the same.  I'm here now.  I can't go back and change it.
With the introduction of social media, many of us reconnect with people who have almost completely vanished from our lives.  I hear numerous stories how people find old friends, old loves, make new friends and leave current loves.  It never fails to amaze me how one can walk away from the now to revisit the past, thus bringing it forward into the present.  They fix regrets, say what they have to say, do what they meant to do and attempt to leave all past hurts behind.  Does it fix it?  
I'm not sure if anything is ever fixe…

F8 - What It Means

In an earlier post I said I'd tell you all about it later, so here I am explaining what my "F8" means.  F8 is symbolic.  And here's a list of ALL the things my F8 symbolizes.

F8 = On your computer you will find the F8 key.  If you are familiar with a computer, you know the F8 key helps you access the Windows recovery system, as well as takes you to the Windows startup menu.
In my journey, F8 is symbolic of many things.  Number one, I'm on my way to 'recovery' and I am 'starting up' now.

F represents the word FIVE.  I chose "F" to symbolize the five stages one goes through to make lasting changes in their life.
The stages of change are:
Precontemplation (Not yet acknowledging that there is a problem behavior that needs to be changed)  Contemplation (Acknowledging that there is a problem but not yet ready or sure of wanting to make a change)  Preparation/Determination (Getting ready to change) Action/Willpower (Changing behavior)  Maintenance …

Welcome 2018

I gladly welcome 2018. Not that this past year was particularly horrible, it was, however, extremely stressful.  My children kept my physical being busy, while the rest of the time my mind was preoccupied with stressful thoughts and situations.  Over the summer, the only grandparent my children interacted with passed away and Christmas wasn't the same without her.

LIFE, the stress, and sadness I felt this past year are on the way to being behind me.  I am elated to say I am happy to be moving forward.  Not too long ago I was a lonely, secluded, stay-at-home homeschooling mom, child care provider, and wife.  I didn't have an outlet, and rarely ever did I have adult interaction or outings with friends.  Well... that's not entirely true.  I had one really, a truly good friend who listened to me.  Although I didn't always know they were listening, they were.

Last night, New Year's Eve, I was in bed by 9:30 pm.  I haven't been to any or had any New Year celebrations…