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Friday Chat – Gray Day, Quilt Progress, Thanksgiving Dinner

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TGIF!

It’s another gray day, two in a row. It’s like mother nature knows I need it to be gray.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and my mother and I had a very quiet day. We ate good food, each to our own liking. She had the traditional dinner with the carby sides and I had just meat.

Then I worked on my Christmas Rag Quilt series and I have two parts of that recorded and edited. I’m very confident I’ll have that uploaded by the end of the month as planned. I will be working on it again today.

The only video I uploaded yesterday was the one of me preparing my Thanksgiving dinner.  I love my new way of eating.

Have a great Friday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

 

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Watch Me Cook My Thanksgiving Dinner – Zero Carb Way of Life

 

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What I Ate Yesterday – Day 7 – One Whole Week!!!

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I’m currently going through a sad time, and I know some may be wondering if that will change the way I’m eating.  No, it will not.  Eating this way has been life changing for me and I know consuming any amount of carbs would make my current life struggles unimaginable for me. And I will not be eating carbs for Thanksgiving. I’m too thankful for this way of eating to punish myself with anything else.

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Yesterday – Wednesday 11/23 – Day 7

It’s official, I’m in love with this way of eating!!!  I’ve had an inflamed knee that has been painful for over a year now, with no relief. About 3 days ago, I could feel the pain going away. Now, all the pain is gone and the redness and swelling are gone too!  I’ve learned that an animal kingdom diet is awesome for inflammation, and it has certainly worked for me!

When I got up, I had coffee with heavy cream. I do that every day.

Around 2:00pm, I ate most of the meal you see above (food list is below). It looks very much like my usual meal, but there is one BIG difference!  I’m now eating on a pie plate!  I love to pour the juice of my meat from the pan onto my plate. But when I sit to eat (I eat sitting on the couch), I use my boob shelf (lol) as my table and any bit of movement allows the broth to slip off my plate and onto the food-catching boobs.  I solved that problem with a pie plate! No more bacon fat on my clothing! Please, someone give me an award for this brilliant idea! lol

At 5:00pm, I had a cup of decafe with a bit of heavy cream. I did that yesterday and also the day before. It’s like a very special treat that I am quite sure I’ll stick to, at least through the winter. I can do it iced during the summer.

At 8:00pm, I grabbed leftovers from above and just munched on them cold, with some roast beef too and a piece of turkey that just came out of the oven. Yum!

At 1:30am, I ate some more turkey until full. I can’t sleep if my tummy is wanting some food, so I fed it.

Food that entered my mouth yesterday:  beef (ground, eye round, rump roast, deli roast), pork (rib, bacon), turkey (white and dark), butter, heavy cream, light cream, coffee, water.  And some tears.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

This is the facebook group I’m in.  It’s a public group so you can read the posts without joining.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

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Thursday Chat – Happy? Thanksgiving and My Current Life Struggles

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I want to wish all my awesome followers a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope your day is spent however you want to spend it.

During holidays, I always like to also mention that there is no need to put pressure on yourself if your day is not all that happy.  Many of us are dealing with death, depression, anxiety, addictions, or just plain loneliness.  The sadness that accompanies all those things can be greatly elevated on days that we feel are supposed to be happy.

If you are in that boat, give yourself permission to treat this just like any other day. There is no need to feel worse by trying to force it to be a special day. If you’d rather sit alone and cry, you can do that.

I’m going through a very rough time right now, but one thing I’m very thankful for is my new way of eating.  I feel so much better both mentally and physically.  I am convinced that my depression is heightened by any amount of carbs, even if from the plant world.

Even as you watch me cry in this video, my crying was a healing kind of cry. My head was clear. I was not in a carb fog.  I could totally feel the difference.  There are times that I would not even be able to cry like that, and NOT crying is NOT normal.  I needed to cry. So happy to have my dear peanut gallery in my life to allow me to get it all out like that and still accept me just as I am.  I love each and every one of you. For reals.

Happy Thanksgiving, or not. It’s your choice! No pressure.

Darlene
XOXO

 

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Personal Update – Raw, Sad and Very Emotional

 

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10 FREE EBOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 11/23 – NO Kindle needed!

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Thank you for sharing this roundup, See Mom Click!
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What I Ate Yesterday – Day 6

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Yesterday – Tuesday 11/22 – Day 6

You can watch me cook this meal here!

When I got up, I had coffee with heavy cream. I do that every day.

Around 2:30pm, I had the best meal that I’ve had so far. I had a spare rib that was to die for!!! (And many of you think this is going to kill me, so let’s assume “to die for” was an intended pun.)  You can watch this quick video to see how I made this meal, and I list the meats I ate below.  I did not eat all that was on my plate. But I for sure ate the entire rib. There was nothing left on that bone when I was done with it.

At 5:00pm, I had a cup of decafe with a bit of heavy cream. That’s the first time I do that since eating this way, but I was so in the mood for it.  And it was good. So good.

At 8:00pm, I grabbed my bag of deli roast beef and my container of leftovers that I cooked above (I cooked enough for maybe 3 or 4 days) and I plopped down on the couch.  I munched on that until I was satisfied.  I saved the other rib for today. Can’t wait!

Some time before bed, maybe 11:30pm-ish, I ate a bit more roast beef and had my usual swig of light cream. Then I hit the hay totally content!

Food that entered my mouth yesterday:  beef (ground, eye round, rump roast, deli roast), pork (rib, bacon), butter, heavy cream, light cream, coffee, water.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

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Wednesday Chat – Rag Quilt Series, Turkey Towel Trick, 200K Views Video, Cookin’ My Turkey Today

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Happy hump day everyone!

First, before I forget, one of my hair cutting videos has hit over 200K views!!!  So freaking tickled by that!

I am starting a new series!  I am making a Christmas Rag Quilt from start to finish and will turn that footage into a series of videos so you can make one too.  This one is so easy and perfect for beginners.  Seasoned quilters will love it too!  Be sure you subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you don’t miss it.  I hope to have it uploaded by the end of this month.

It’s the day before Thanksgiving but it’s turkey day for me. I always cook it and clean all the meat off it the day before so I don’t have all that mess on actual Thanksgiving.  It will be just me and my mother, but just the same, I want to relax on that day.

Did you see my Turkey towel trick?  I really used a crappy towel! lol  I have another towel trick up my sleeve, but it’s a naughty one. lol  Maybe I’ll upload it one of these days.

I also uploaded my Zero Carb lunch video yesterday. You get to watch me cook it.  I get such “entertaining” comments on those videos.  Some just have me shaking my head!

In case anyone is wondering, I will be eating only meat for Thanksgiving. And maybe eggs. And please don’t say I deserve a “treat” because that’s like telling a heroin addict that they deserve a needle in their arm, just for that one day. If I treat myself, it will be with meat. Anything sweet or carby would be a punishment, not a treat. lol

Have a happy Wednesday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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New Series – Christmas Rag Quilt – Easy Sewing Project for Beginners

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I am working on a new series that will walk you step by step through making a fun Christmas Rag Quilt!  I promise, this is the easiest quilt you will ever make. And if you never made one, you will certainly be able to make this one!

This is a quilt as you go project, so each piece is quilted individually. Once you put your blocks together, you are completely done!

Be sure you subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you don’t miss the series.  I hope to have the entire series completed and uploaded by the end of November. You will have time to make a quilt for Christmas!

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Towel Trick – Thanksgiving Turkey

 

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