Monday, September 18, 2017

Chess sets donated to children in Gambia--September 2017

http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Knoxville-women-moved-to-donate-chess-sets-to-kids-in-Gambia-442682993.html

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gary Taubes The Case Against Sugar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFs6KSTSPM

PLEASE stop feeding your children sugar.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Davy Crockett lived in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

It was not until I moved to Knoxville, TN that I understood that several areas of Tennessee claim Davy Crockett as a hometown hero. This statue stands in the center of Lawrenceburg, TN. My brothers and I used to play around it. There was a courthouse where the gazebo now stands.

Map of Historic Leoma, Tennessee


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My dad's family: Etha Bell, his mother, Jim/James Woodward, his father, James Roy Slug Woodward (my dad), Elbert Woodward, Allen Woodward, Vernon Woodward, Hilda Jane Woodward, her baby brother David Woodward, and Glen Woodward


Need Help With Book about Leoma, Tennessee



 Although I was the sort of student at Elementary School (1954-1962) who clapped when the teacher gave a written assignment, I did not enter the profession of writing until after I retired as a school teacher in 1999. Before that time my need to create and record information was met daily through my numerous tasks in the classroom. I was also hired on several occasions to write units of study, newsletters, and lesson plans. All this was done along with written preparations and term papers assigned for the three college degrees I completed. This also served to meet my needs while leaving little time for other kinds of writing.
  It was on a fluke that I responded to a small ad for a writer in a local newspaper in 2007. I was hired on the spot after the editor looked at samples of my writing. I went on to work for the Knoxville Journal Newspaper until it closed in 2014.
  Along the way, I also wrote ten books. Most are local history. Two are sizzling novels. After the newspaper closed, area writers began hiring me to help edit their manuscripts—a job I still do on occasions.
  My grandmother used to say, “It is not bragging if you are stating facts.” My books have sold all around the world in many countries and on six continents. One of my books, “Watermelon for Everyone,” was judged as the “Best Cookbook in the World About Watermelon” in 2014 from Gourmand Magazine in Madrid, Spain. According to my blog, most of my fans live in France, England and Spain.
  It was during a visit with my second cousin (by marriage) LaShawn Baxter that the thought popped into my mind that we should record the history of Leoma. She readily agreed and we took off on this journey and have not looked back.
 The writer’s approach to how a book or story is written is known as “The Voice.” For a writer, figuring out which voice to use in order to tell your story is a huge part of the book and can make it or break it.
   The Voice can be third person, meaning an omnipotent, Magic Man or Woman in the Sky, who knows not only all the actions, but also the thoughts and motives of each person in the story. This method is frequently used by those writing mysteries or dramas and also by those writing history.

   An autobiographical approach is also used by many writers who set out to tell the events he/she witnessed. In this approach, the history of the place and events surrounding it, is told through the eyes of a person who lived it. Many say this is the best kind of history, but even those of us who attended the same event will come away with a different version of what happened. History can be confusing. This autobiographical approach was the one used by Cenith Freemon, a writer who recorded a history of Leoma, as she saw history through the lives of her relatives. It is a typical and quite useful writing method.
  Simply assembling maps, photos, post cards, letters, newspaper articles, and other historic documents in some kind of chronological order is another way to approach the task of accurately recording history. This method is expected as most folks think. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
  For our history book about Leoma, we are using both the assembling and the autobiographical methods.  We are telling history through images and the written work of others while including memories of our families.
  As our manuscript grows we have found that we need help with specific data. We are asking for anyone who might have documents or photos for any of the topics on the following list to please contact LaShawn Baxter at the Lawrence County Advocate or stop by the Lawrence County Archives and Kathy Neidergeses will scan your copies and return to you.
   Martha Rose Woodward  e mail Sunspherebook@aol.com
We need:
Family photos; group school photos,  photos of Leoma Elementary School from 1950s to 1970s.
Photos of any and all former buildings located in Leoma and historic homes in Leoma.
Photos of any churches, inside and out, located in Leoma.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Leoma Elementary School class photo 1953-54

39 students in grade 1 (one is shown 2 x)
 Mrs. Bea Marston in left corner

Writing a book about my home town Leoma, Tennessee

   I apologize to my viewers for not posting sooner. I have been completely absorbed in this new project. My second cousin, who is also an editor of my home county newspaper, and I are working on a history book. She is assembling historic documents, finding photos, and doing interviews as she lives in Leoma. I am writing, adding photos that are coming to us online and working hours into the night.

  I'll be posting vintage photos for the next few weeks, as these are just too good to not share.

  So many memories of times gone by...

                                                 Dorene Smith Luna and her parents 1947.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How To Lose Weight Using Ketogenic Food Plan by Martha Rose Woodward July 2017 I lost 73 and have kept it off 11 months.

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

                                 What I eat to MAINTAIN loss of 73 pounds.

Martha Rose's Daily Food Diary.

Breakfast: (either of these menus for any day of the week):
                       3 pieces of crisp bacon, 1 cup coffee or 1 diet cola
                                 OR
                       2 pieces crisp bacon
                       1 coffee (with ONLY one creamer) or one cup of tea or one diet cola, and
                       1  egg any style
                                 OR
                       2 pieces sausage, 1 egg any style, choice of beverage
                                  OR
                       bacon and sausage

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.

You can 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.

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.

Rules:
Pay chose attention to total CARBS. No such thing as net carbs. A carb is a carb.
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.
Weigh often.
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.
REMEMBER: NO ONE GETS A VOTE AS TO WHAT YOU GET TO EAT BUT YOU.
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."



Saturday, June 24, 2017

I have kept the 73 pounds I lost OFF for 10 months. YAY

Rainy and hot here in Knoxville this weekend.

FINALLY got my housework caught up. When I get involved in craft projects I tend to let things to, not to a bad point, but mopping dog hair and cleaning the kitchen seem to get set aside for a day or two. LOL

I did finish the two quilt tops I have been piecing and plan to take to the quilter's next week. Also, did make a few more costumes for next Spring for a team of 7th graders who do a Medieval Days Festival in May. Continue to store and deal with all the items I bought 3 weeks ago in the yard sale where I spent $14 and got $1,000 in merchandise. There were several pieces about 5" square in the mix so I am going to start sewing those together this week. I plan to do a random pattern, not even a 4 Square or 9 Patch. I'll make the quilt about 85 x 90 or near to that size. There is plenty of cloth in there for me to use as a backing, too. I do not need any more quilts, but why not?

Also, delivered 18 baby blankets/quilts to a local agency that helps needy families. I have been making a donating blankets/quilts to them since 2003. IF my count is correct, and I think it is, I have donated a total of 186 during the last 14 years or 10 to 12 a year each year. I was recruited to make items by one of my best friends, Phyllis Garrison, (1936-2014) when she volunteered with a local church to help with their food bank. She called and said they needed quilts and blankets for babies and I should make some, so I did. I enjoy it and appreciate that the items go straight into the arms of people who need them.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tumbler pattern; each piece is 6 ".

This quilt turned out to have mostly greens and reds; not planned.

Finished 2 quilts I've been working on.

Pattern is Star of Bethlehem variation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

42 ft. statue of Goddess Athena in the middle of the Parthenon in Nashville, TN


Had a great trip and visit at Leoma Elementary School


         Cousin Lisa Roberts Jagod, my cousin, is a teacher at Leoma Elementary School. I am so very proud of her.

Folks always ask me what I ate in order to lose 73 pounds and keep it off for 8 months (so far).

  I used the No Sugar: No Starch Diet also called Ketogenic Diet.

  It worked for me.

  All diet plans do not work for each person. You have to find out what works for you.

  Please read page 4. It contains what NOT to eat, and rules to follow.

  Good luck.

  Remember, follow as closely as possible. Do not starve and do not quit.

Page 4 of No sugar: No Starch Diet


Visited Nashville's Parthenon Saturday, May 20


Monday, May 1, 2017

Questions from Newbies

People are constantly asking me about the Ketogenic Food Plan.

Please use Youtube and search any video from these folks: Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Eric Berg, Professor Tim Noakes, Dr. Robert Lustig and Gary Taubes. Spend some time learning what these experts have to say and you will stop believing the old way of dieting. You probably will NOT lose weight if you diet and exercise. You have to fix your allergy to carbohydrates in order to lose weight and keep it off. Exercise only serves to make you more hungry and causes you to retain water in your sore muscles. You'd be better off to take a nap than go to the gym or club. IF diet and exercise worked everyone would be at a perfect weight. Think about it. Also, please stop drinking so much damned water. ONLY drink when you are thirsty. Who wants you to drink more water? The people who sell bottled water, that's who. Stop falling for fake news and fake opinions. Do you think your ancestors drank 100 ounces of water per day? Hell no.....read the new way and stop believing the fake suggestions from people who want to sell you something.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who views this blog. Between 1,000 to 1,200 are viewing daily.

I hope you will go to Tennessee Thrifter Youtube and SUBSCRIBE to my channel. It is free. Please help.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Keto Friendly Sugar Free Gelatin Desserts

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!  Keto Friendly Dessert

                                      Pudding or Ice Cream

3/4 cup REAL whipping cream
3/4 cup sour cream
sweetener to your taste  (6 to 8 pkgs.)
1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
l/2 cup MELTED coconut oil
l box sugar free gelatin any flavor

You can add l/2 cup unsweetened coconut if you like it

Can also top with pecans, walnuts or almonds after pudding is in the dish

Put ingredients in deep bowl, mix well; add gelatin last

Use any flavor sugar free gelatin. Our favorites are lemon, lime and cherry.

Should make 4 to 5 l/2 cup servings; can place in molds and make into ice cream bars, too.

You can figure your carbs according to the packages you used. To be safe, only eat l/2 cup serving per day, but if you do eat 2 servings, it won't hurt you; mostly fat. LOL



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Six months of success at maintsining 74 pound weight loss. Ketogenic Food Plan Works. Thrift Shopping Rocks.

Photo made March 17, 2017. Six months of successful weight loss. 
My hobby of thrift shopping is still fun, too.
Hat $2  at Goodwill; Boots 90 cents at store that went out of business.
Black hose .99 cents at Goodwill.
Blue scarf .50 cents at yard sale.
Dress and black scarf FREE--given to me by a pal.
Necklace a Xmas gift
Entire outfit: $4.39.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crocheted watermelon purse


  Still need to add the seeds (will do today; lost my needle, but found it). I used a pattern for a smaller purse and increased it to this size so I could use it as my regular purse. Lined this purse in white silk. The purse is made from two matching sides. Love it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Keto Onion Rings----very tasty

My son found a new way to make onion rings Keto-style. They were yummy.

Use any kind of onion you like (we prefer purple ones). Cut into slices and make into rings.

Use pork rinds that have been ground up in food processor until a fine "flour-like" consistency.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese in with pork rinds.

Beat one egg and add about l/2 cup mayonnaise to make a dipping mixture.

Dip onions in mixture, place on wax paper and bake from 20 to 30 minutes at 350.

photo from www.ibreatheimhungry.com

We do not have a photo of the ones he made; ate 'um.


papier mache watermelon bowl

I've been working with papier mache this week. Made a bowl to look
like a watermelon. Fun. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I'll be making a crocheted skirt this week from a recycled granny square afghan

 Planning to sew skirt and shorts from recycled granny squares. Coming soon.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Weight loss maintained 6 months


They say that maintaining weight loss is harder than losing. I am celebrating 6 months of success this week. I've kept over 70 pounds off for 6 months. The dress and jacket are size 8. I found the boots in a garbage can in the neighborhood (was not looking, just saw them and hauled home). All the boots needed was soap and water and some scrubbing. They are a size too large, but I like it that I can wear socks inside. These boots are real Australian sheep skin and wool. YAYAY  Dress and jacket were also free. Jacket came from Talbot's; cost over $60 new. Life is a bowl of cherries and I am having a blast.

Crocheted and hand quilted items to donate to needy babies this season.




Each year I make or buy between 10 to 12 baby quilts or crocheted baby blankets to donate to a local Catholic Church for their Layette Program. When needy people come to the food bank, if they have a new baby, the church provides clothes, diapers, etc. and they enjoy also giving a quilt or blanket. This year I was able to make/purchase 11 items plus a bag of gently used clothing that should work for anyone. I'll be delivering my donations this week.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Baby quilt made from donated fabric Will donate quilt to Ladies of Charity Layette Program.

The pattern for this quilt is Round the World. The square begins in the middle and each square is added to make the pattern going round and round the middle square.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Warm Chocolate Keto Pudding

I created a new recipe this week. This is a Keto-friendly way to enjoy a dessert. I ONLY make one serving at a time because I do not want to be tempted.
Ingredients and directions: Heat a pan to medium heat, place TWO tablespoons of coconut oil in the pan and let it melt, next add ONE tablespoon each: peanut butter and  chocolate cocoa powder, stir,  turn heat off and remove pan from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of real whipping cream liquid, 1 tablespoon UNSWEETENED coconut, and you can use l/2 teaspoon pecans or English walnuts if wanted, sweeten to taste. Stir and whip it until it begins to get firm. You can eat it warm or let it stand until it gets cooled off. I do not put in frig. IF you let it cool, it gets the consistency of fudge.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Keto Menus Used By Martha Rose Woodward


Per Requests: What I Eat on the Ketogenic Food Plan

In a nutshell, the Ketogenic Food Plan or Low Carb and High Fat plan gets you off of refined sugar and all other kinds of sugar. Once you truly get off sugar, you will lose the cravings you have had all your life. 

It may take you a few days or a few weeks, but it will be worth it. You will gain control of your eating behavior. 
Think of is this way: MOSTLY NO WHITE FOODS: Eat no sugar, potatoes, rice, milk, bread or flour in any form (such as pies,cakes, donuts, or puddings based in flour).I chose not to eat fruit, but many people on the plan eat berries and other fruits in moderation. I chose to eat a few strawberries (as in one a day a few days) and ate two blackberries we raised in our yard, but I did not make fruit a regular part of my day. I also did not eat sugar free Jello until a week ago because I wanted to break myself from wanting a sweet food. IF I eat it now it will be a l/2 serving once every 3 days or not. 

WHITE FOODS YOU MAY EAT IN MODERATION:
sour cream, real whipped cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, blue cheese dressing and Ranch Dressing
(up to 2 tablespoons per day of each)
Be careful. I NEVER eat all of these in one day. IF I eat cream cheese, I do not eat sour cream that day. Etc. I do eat mayonnaise and dressings on same days as the other 3. 

You may eat pork rinds as a crunchy treat; up to a cup or two a day. These can also be used in many recipes to add as a "breading." Be sure to search for Ketogenic Recipes using pork rinds and you will find zillions. You can also have cocoa and make a treat called "fat bombs" made with peanut butter, cocoa, non-sweetened coconut, and coconut oil that look and taste like Almond Joy candy bars. Again, check Youtube for recipes. 


What I Eat:
Breakfast is a choice of these options:
Enjoy hot beverage such as coffee or tea and drink one cup (ALSO, add 8 ounces of water with every meal). In the coffee you can have 1 serving coffee creamer (equals 1 carb so go easy), 1 tablespoon coconut oil*, sweetner and 1 teaspoon Kerrygold or any REAL butter. 


l egg (fried, poached, scrambled or boiled)**
l piece bacon
or
2 eggs made into an omelet cooked in Kerrygold butter (or any REAL butter you have) and adding l tablespoon of any cheese, mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion, jalepino or other vegetable of your choice. Be sure to keep the vegetables to l tablespoon in these omelets as there are carbs in veges.
or 
2 slices cooked bacon
or 
l egg (cooked any way) and l sausage patty or link
or 
2 sausage patties
or 
l bacon and 1 sausage add one egg, too, if wanted.

*coconut oil is high in natural fat and helps your body to burn stored fat. Use it in hot beverages and spread on salads for extra fats. The entire idea is to EAT MORE FATS.
**This is what I eat now that I have lost 73 pounds, when I first started the plan I doubled this breakfast menu. So, if you have more than 50 pounds to lose, eat 2 eggs and 2 pieces of bacon at the same meal. IF you begin to hit a weight loss stall, cut back on one of them. 
A weight loss stall happens to most everyone who goes on this plan. It means that you are sticking to the plan as perfectly as possible and you see no weight loss for 5 days or longer. Do not panic, stay on the plan. Do not starve yourself. COUNT daily CARBS carefully. You may be having more than you think. 
Keep carbs to no more than 20  grams a day, protein to no more than 20 grams a day and fats at 60 grams or more a day. Once you have lost 50 or more, cut  carbs to no more than 15 grams a day and keep cutting to as low as 10 or less. 


Lunch and Dinner can be the same; just spread them out with 4 to 5 hours in between. Remember, every time you eat you spike the insulin in your blood, so eat only 3 times a day. Drink water or fix the coffee as shown above as a pick-me-up. You can have up to 2 diet sodas a day at 12 oz. each for a total of 24 oz. NO DIET MOUNTAIN DEW OR MELLO JELLO THE ACID INTAKE WILL KEEP YOU FROM LOSING AND ROT YOUR TEETH>
You need to drink 3 to 6 cups of water a day, but be careful, you can drink too much water and inhibit the fat loss.

For your lunch or dinner meal, you need to eat at least 1/2 to 1 cup of FRESH lettuce. Choose Romaine, iceberg, or any kind of lettuce. Use other leafy greens such as spinach. You may not have all vegetables as many have tons of carbs so stick with dark green ones such as zucchini, cabbage, cauliflower, okra, kraut, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and most pickled peppers are okay, but all in moderation. Keep servings of veges at l/2 cup and no more than 3 at one meal. You may FRY IN LARD, but no breading. IF you get the lard really hot, you won't miss the breading. You may have tomatoes in moderation, but some people (like me) are HIGHLY sensitive to the sugar content, so it might inhibit weight loss. No more than 4 cherry tomatoes in one day or l/2 tennis ball size tomato per day.

You may eat 3 to 5 ounces of any meat in the world. That includes steak, hamburger, chicken, all fish and all pork. Fry, bake with skin on and be sure to leave the fat on. Eating the fat it is the best thing for you. 
I usually have a tuna salad with 1 boiled egg some veges and a tablespoon of Ranch Dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing for lunch. Many times I fry zucchini like hash browns, mixed with an egg and eat with two tablespoons of sour cream. I often eat  baked chicken or pork for dinner. I find that I do not lose so well on beef products, but that is just me, you might do fine with beef. You have to  learn what your body will use and what it won't. I lose really well on fried chicken wings, so I eat them at least once a week. A serving size for me is 5, but you may do well with a few more. I cover with hot sauce.
THERE IS NO "ONE SIZE FITS ALL" in dieting. Each body is different and yours will show you what you lose good on and what puts you in a stall. 

You may have up to 1 cup of sugar free Jello for dessert at lunch or dinner or l/2 cup at each. You can spread canned REAL whipped cream on top so long as you don't over do it. 

To recap lunch and dinner:
meat of your choice, limited vegetables, lettuce with each meal due to needed ruffage, but you can have turnip, mustard or spinach greens cooked in bacon grease if you don't like salads. 

I also make and eat 2 fat bombs per day and drink a cup of decaf coffee. See Youtube for recipes. These are like eating a candy bar. Add a pork rind to the mixture before it hardens and you have a Butterfinger.

Youtube is your friend as far as recipes. You will soon find that you can make all of your lifelong favorites such as pizza and cheese cake if you follow the Keto guidelines. People around the world are highly creative and have put together amazing recipes that will fool your eyes. The Keto pizza crust made from grated cauliflower and an egg is so delicious you will not believe it. You can have cheeses, pepperoni and the veges and will swear you are having a regular pizza. All the while you will see your body MELT as the fat leaves you forever.

Be sure and watch any video from Dr. Eric Berg, Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Robert Lustig. They will teach you what to eat and explain why low carb and high fats works. Dr. Lustig will show you that sugar is the devil and you MUST get off of it. Watch Fat Chance and The Bitter Truth About Sugar by Dr. Lustig. Dr. Berg has over 4,000 videos posted and over 1 BILLION views. He will teach you everything you need to know about how your body works. Dr. Westman had himself filmed teaching the Ketogenic Diet or, as he calls it, The New Atkins. He works at Duke U.
Help is out there for you.
You do not have to be fat. 
It is not your fault.
You are not eating too much or exercising too little, your body is allergic to carbohydrates and when you limit them the fat will melt. 35 % of Americans have this allergy and that is why many are overweight.
I eat far more now that before I went on this program. I was eating too much sugar in the form  of apples, oranges, grapefruit and other foods thinking I was dieting. These foods made me gain weight.
Nothing will motivate you more than success.
Here is how the weight came off of me:

AFTER 5 weeks....-24 pounds.
After 10 weeks........-30 pounds   
After 15 weeks..........-38 pounds
After 20 weeks...........-43.50 pounds
After 25 weeks.............-49.50 pounds
After 30 weeks............53 pounds
After 35 weeks........57 pounds
After 40 weeks......65 pounds
and today is week #47 and I have lost total 68.50
 week 52...a total of 74 pounds

I went from wearing sizes 16-18 to today I am wearing size 8 and some size 6. Yes, my loss slowed down at one point. Yes, I got discouraged, but I did not go off the plan and I did not starve myself. I held firm and stayed with it, and soon, the pounds began to melt away.

IMPORTANT:
YOU ARE EITHER ON THE PLAN OR OFF. YOU CANNOT GO OFF FOR THE WEEKENDS AND BACK ON FOR THE WEEK DAYS. KETO WILL NOT WORK THAT WAY. YOU ARE EITHER ON OR OFF. THINK OF IT THIS WAY--YOU ARE EITHER DRY OR WET, YOU CANNOT BE BOTH AT SAME TIME. A WOMAN IS EITHER PREGNANT OR NOT. SHE CANNOT BE BOTH AT SAME TIME. YOU ARE INSIDE OR OUT; EMPLOYED OR WITHOUT A JOB, SITTING OR STANDING...GET IT? THINK OF YOUR OWN COMPARISONS.  THE KETOGENIC DIET WILL WORK WHEN YOUR BODY CHANGES INTO THE STATE OF BURNING STORED FAT. IF YOU EAT TOO MANY CARBS BY GOING OFF THE PLAN, EVEN ONE DA, OR MAYBE ONE MEAL, YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT.
I KNOW OF A GUY WHO ATE ONE TACO AND GAINED 3 POUNDS. A WOMEN DRANK ONE BEER AND GAINED 2 POUNDS. EATING SUGAR WILL KICK YOUR BODY INTO A STATE OF SUGAR BURNING AND WEIGHT WILL PILE ON LIKE MAD.
BE SURE YOU TRULY DO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE YOU BEGIN. YOU CANNOT PLAY AROUND WITH THIS PLAN. YOUR BODY HAS TO BURN KETONES, OR BE IN KETOSIS, FOR THIS TO WORK.
GOOD NEWS: YOU WILL DROP WEIGHT THE FASTEST OF ANY DIET YOU HAVE EVER BEEN ON, IF YOU FOLLOW IT CLOSELY. MOST PEOPLE LOSE 20 POUNDS THE FIRST MONTH. IF YOU ARE NOT LOSING, YOU ARE NOT USING THE PLAN CORRECTLY. IT DOES TAKE SOME PEOPLE A FEW DAYS TO SHOW LOSSES, BUT I BEGAN LOSING THE FIRST DAY AS DID EVERYONE I KNOW WHO HAS GONE ON IT.
ONE PERSON WHO DID NOT LOSE REFUSED TO GIVE UP MILK. DON'T BE STUBBORN. MILK IS HIGH IN SUGAR AND WAS MADE FOR BABY COWS NOT PEOPLE.
GOOD LUCK AND BE SURE TO E MAIL ME WITH YOUR RESULTS. Sunspherebook  @ aol. com

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Great day sewing for Quilts of Valor

I attended the National Sew-In Day yesterday for Quilts of Valor, a program that makes and donates quilts to veterans. Over 60 folks showed up. Dennis and Doyleen Taylor are the area directors. They did an awesome job of having everything organized and ready down to the last stitch. I was amazed and shocked at how many prizes I won for earning tickets for the tasks I completed. I went to give and came home with a table full of blessings. 
Although this is not the exact quilt we made, I did sew the partial block from the 3rd block on the top row, the pinwheel inside the larger block. It was intense sewing and I was able to complete 16 pieces. Others did the rest and the entire tops began to appear. I brought home a bag of other pieces to sew together for another quilt. Most all quilts are red, white and blue since that is what the veterans want. We were also treated to a ceremony in which 2 veterans were awarded their quilts along with a certificate of appreciation. The Taylors read the certificate to each veteran and then wrapped them in the quilt with a big hug and said we appreciate your service--tear jerker.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Quilt top I pieced this week for Quilts of Valor; pattern is Sailboat.

  Made this quilt top to donate to the Quilts of Valor Program, an agency that makes and donates quilts to veterans. The quilts can be any color or pattern, but veterans prefer red, white, and blue.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Judged Writing Contest at Tate's School

   Always a pleasure to read and judge the books written by talented students at Tate's School.