another diet plan

I have learned about the every other day fasting plan. Here is a calorie chart. Here are some foods with their calories to get the diet going starting Monday. Mondays are always for new diets since times past 🙂 I weigh 150 today. If I keep under 500 calories on the odd days of the week, what will that be in one month???

1 medium banana – 105

2 medium tangerine – 94

1 c. pineapple – 82

1 medium apple – 95

1 c. cherries – 87

1 oz raisins – 85

2 dates – 66

1 oz almonds – 164

1 oz. walnuts (14 halves)  – 185

6 celery sticks – 18

6 carrot sticks – 50

1 c. raw cabbage – 22

1 c. cooked cabbage – 65

whole onion – 44

1 avocado – 227

1 c. cherry tomatoes – 30 (or 10 calories each)

1/2 c. black-eyed peas – 100

1/2 c. green peas – 62

1/2 c. black beans – 113

1/2 c. kidney beans – 113

1/2 c. garbanzo beans – 134

2/3 c. corn – 100

2/3 c. mixed veg. – 60

2 c. leafy greens – 20

1/2 c. quinoa – 111

1/2 c. steel cut oats – 85

1/2 c. brown rice, cooked – 109

1 baked potato – 278

1 sweet potato – 162

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bucket toilets

Howdy. I’m excited about log cabins, especially bucket toilets. This article tells all the hows about it.

ourfuturehome This picture of us makes me love log cabins. It is at Rock Bridge State Park we were at last month.

I watched Doug and Stacy’s youtube about how to care for the bucket toilet composting system. I know it would work, but we have 3 full bathrooms here and dear hubby is opposed to such a thing as buckets in the bathroom 😦

I can always dream!

The Doug and Stacy video

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is this for real?

This weather has been a reality check. Is this really happening ? ? ? ? ? We couldn’t get out of our driveway for about 3 days ~ it was ice packed and such a hill ~ impossible! Finally, Scott chopped enough of it away that we could back out of it and slide onto the street safely. We also made it to church this morning.

I was thinking we could put a short asphalt driveway on the front lawn so that we wouldn’t have to rely on the very hilly driveway all the time. When I told Scott my plan, he said, “No, we need to sell this house.”

I am excited, as I’ve been ready to for so long. It’s met our needs these last 26 years, but it’s time to move on, wherever that may be. I can hardly believe it’s really happening.

God is good!

really happening

another diet attempt

This time it is the 21 day celery diet.

Drink celery smoothie 3-4 times a week. Take first glass at breakfast with nothing else. Drink the rest an hour before each meal. Smoothie recipe: juice of 1 lemon, 1 stick of celery, 5 leaves of fresh mint, 1 litre of water

Some ideas:

celery, chickpeas, raisins & diced green apple salad

cream of celery & carrots

cod with celery and apple

sliced celery with salmon

cucumber, celery, tomato, dried plum & chicken salad with salsa

celery & pumpkin quiche

hake soup with celery and onion

cream of zuchinni with celery and turkey chunks

chickpeas with leeks and celery

brown rice with celery, raisins, salmon and olives.


3-n-butylphthalide reduces lipoprotein (bad chilesterol)

natural anti-inflammatory

regulates blood pressure

good for liver lose weight easier

fights infection

protects from cancer

It is filling and low in calories


optimizes digestion


Also eat carrots, fennel, parsley and parsnips


30-Day Challenge: Move a Mile a Day

This came up somewhere, so why not do it???

30-Day Challenge

In other news, I am making little ♥s for #yarnifiedlovebombs and giving them away or putting them places. So far, I’ve given out 7 and put one in each of 7 bags for houseless ladies I hope to see on Sunday. I’m putting other things in the bags also.

Life is good when we focus on others ~ fun even 🙂

I found these 2 books at a collector’s store in Leavenworth, KS last Monday ~ what a find ! ! ! My grandmother had one of these at her home and I loved reading the true accounts of life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The original was published in the mid-50s and these are reprints from the late ’70s. We enjoy the true short accounts of people’s experiences with wild animals, Indians, etc. etc.