Sunday, December 31, 2017

Leoma, Tennessee a book about growing up, by Martha Rose Woodward

     With the help of my cousin, LaShawn Baxter, editor of the Lawrence County Advocate Newspaper, I have completed a book about my home town of Leoma, Tennessee. It is a humorous look at the culture and people in rural America. Church, family, and school were the focus from 1948 until present.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

I've had several questions about Keto. Here are the answers:

                                 What I eat to MAINTAIN loss of 73 pounds.
                        Not much different from what I ate to lose the weight.

Martha Rose's Daily Food Diary.

Breakfast: (either of these menus for any day of the week):
                       3 pieces of crisp bacon, and/or l egg cooked in real butter any style; coffee withone creamer or diet coke, or water NO JUICE!!!!!!!!!! JUICE is pure sugar.
                       2 pieces crisp bacon and/or 2 eggs any style; can cook in real butter
                       1 coffee (with ONLY one creamer) or one cup of tea or one diet cola, and
                       1  egg any style
                       2 pieces sausage, 1 egg any style, choice of beverage
                       bacon and sausage---in other words, mix bacon, sausage and eggs

Lunch: 1 package tuna, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, squirt mustard, hot sauce, 1 cup (handful) lettuce with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing. OR 4 smoked hot dogs (all beef), OR any other fatty meat (I limit servings to 4 to 5 ounces), squirt mustard, 1 cup some dark green vegetable like broccoli, turnip greens, green beans cooked in butter. iced tea, diet coke, coffee or water

Dinner: Any of these choices; I rotate favorite recipes and enjoy about 12 to 15 from list
 when I want to prepare them. :
             chicken wings, Keto pizza, grilled steak, ribs or pork butt, baked chicken,  mashed cauliflower with cheese along with pork chop or meat dish, keto tacos (made with pork skins instead of taco shells, Keto casserole made with pork skins, tomato sauce, ground beef or turkey, zucchini hash browns topped with sour cream, bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches (NO bread), baked chicken with salad, grilled fish with broccoli with cheese sauce and butter, deviled eggs with choice of meat, hamburger with cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickle; onion, Polish sausage fried with cabbage and dried onions. List can go on and on.
     Limit portions according to your size. I am 5'4". A perfect portion for me is 4 to 5 ounces. I ate more when I was heavier. As I lost pounds, I trimmed portions off so am eating smaller amounts. Makes sense: A smaller person should eat less food. Duh.

  I often wheel in to Buddy's BBQ and order one pound of ribs with no sauce. The entire pound is both my lunch and dinner for that day. I might add a pickle or l/2 cup of some veggie. YES, you can eat the ENTIRE POUND OF RIBS.
  Also, IF you do NOT order the biscuits and can limit yourself to leg and thigh, you can order KFC once a week, be sure it is original recipe. Add a serving of veggie and peppers or pickles and you have a great meal. KFC has changed the way they bread their chicken so as to meld with the KETO style of preparing food. I use this as a meal once a week, but no more.

Enjoy one dessert per day. Only eat l/2 cup. Use sour cream, whipped cream, and cream cheese and REMEMBER, ONLY 2 tablespoons per day each. Search internet for recipes. Here is one I made up:
2 tablespoons of real, non-sugared coconut flakes, spray whipped cream into a bowl and fill it about 3/4 full...I use a cereal bowl...sweeten with Sweet N Low or your choice of sweetner. Stir and enjoy. Spray whipped cream is allowed any day.

Keep cheese to 2 ounces per day. IF you are not losing, you should stop eating cheese and see if that breaks your stall. 

Drink when thirsty. Do not go overboard on water. Use tea, coffee, or diet sodas when needed, but limit to reasonable servings. 8 to 12 a day would not be reasonable.  NO need to drink tons of water. The people who sell bottled water put out the findings that drinking water helps with weight loss---a trick...tons of water is not good for kidneys and bladder.

Pay chose attention to total CARBS. No such thing as net carbs. A carb is a carb. Up to 20 grams a day; no more. Veggies has a lot of carbs and are NOT free foods.
Eat REAL food. Nothing from a bag (except pork rinds) or a box.
Eat when hungry.
Stay prepared. Keep foods on hand you know are what you need to be eating.
Do not buy junk foods.
No nuts until you have gotten to your goal weight.
At a meal, eat enough to sustain you for 3 to 4 hours.
Eat from choices/ no cheating
Eat when body needs food NOT when time for a meal.
Limit snacking.
Limit food after 8 PM.
Have a full photo made of yourself at your current weight: hard to do, but you will be glad you have it.
Weigh often. I vowed to weigh every day for a year and it helped me immensely to stay on point. Expect your weight to fluctuate daily. Can go up and down as much as 2 pounds. Do NOT get upset over an unexplained gain. YOUR body will do what you body will do.
Keep a detailed food diary. You will be glad you did. You will want to remember some great recipes.
Keep records of your losses for future references. Again, you will be glad you did.
Reward yourself for "non-scale" successes.
Make adjustments as needed.
Expect to hit stalls.
Do NOT pay attention to others and what they say or might think. IF they make a comment, repeat, "You do not get a vote in what I eat."

HOW do you start on Keto?  Make sure the next meal you eat have very few carbs, fatty meat and leafy green veggie. Keep that plan going...that's it. IF you get so hungry you think you will go nuts, fix 3 pieces of bacon, eat it, and you will feel better. Eggs and bacon will always be your friend.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Egg plate to add to my collection

I have collected egg plates for years, but rarely find a new one I truly want. This was the first one I have seen specifically for Xmas. I didn't pay $3.98, as it was on sale for 50% off. YAY