Monday, June 26, 2017

Running on Keto, Come On, Keep Up

Out and about today.  First, need to deliver some 90 year old porcelain china to a gentleman who purchased it from me on Ebay.  I couldn't list the items quick enough.  As I listed, he bought. Wow!
What a day it was yesterday.  I was exhausted and my shoulders ached from all the computer work, but it was certainly worth the effort.  I had purchased the Silesia Old Ivory German porcelain for $45. at auction and by the end of the day had sold $274. worth.  Still, I have nother $277. worth listed on Ebay for sale. Here's a sample of some of the pieces I sold.





Needless to say, having had a good Keto breakfast, I wasn't hungry all day long.

Today we delivered it all to the buyer then went for lunch at the Chickadee Restaurant, a local favorite dining spot in Lewiston, ME.  Even though this was my first meal of the day, other than my numerous cups of piping hot black coffee (must be hot, hot, hot), I was set on lunch since it was already 11 a.m.

I perused the menu looking for something to keep with my Ketogenic way of eating and this is what I got.


Broiled haddock with green beans and cole slaw.

Something was missing, but after two pats of real butter on top of those green beans (tasted like they were from a can), I was all set to dig in.  Very satisfying though.  I did think the cole slaw was a bit sweet and squeezed the dressing off before eating it. 

After lunch Mike and I headed to Furniture Superstore to find us some new reclining chairs to replace the Laz-E-Boy reclining love seat we bought two years ago that has been a big disappointment. Nothing at all like the Laz-E-Boy reclining sofa we had for 15 years that we tossed out when we got the loveseat.  After having the loveseat for a few days we realized our old couch was more comfortable and certainly of better quality.  So much for buying because of the brand name.  Never again.

We found two really comfy chairs with 18" seats so our feet can touch the floor (big problem with most furniture is we end up looking like toddlers in an adult chair).  Also have electric controls because the handles and push knobs are too difficult with arthritic joints.  Moving up to electricals!
Have to wait 5 - 7 weeks for deliver as they are being built in Indiana (yes, Made in the USA).

On the way home we stopped by a roadside flea market in Sabattus, ME.  


Being early in the season, it was only about half filled with vendors but still fun to look for bargains.
I found this wonderful antique lap or travel desk with nice inlay (that is all there) for $25. What a surprise.  Usually pieces of the ilay have fallen out, but not on this one.  And, it has it's key, can you say "bonus."








Well, the sides are in great shape but the top needs some refurbishing and one of those interior hinges is broken.  Nothing a bit of work won't fix and this writing desk will be a treasure.  This will be on Ebay real soon.

Well, even after all this activity I was still going strong, more stamina than I've had in a very long time thanks to the Keto way of eating.  No more sluggishness from carbohydrates and no more hunger pains at the most inappropriate of times.  Unfortunately, hubby was fading fast so we headed home.  Must be that plate full of french fries he had just eaten.  

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope your weekend was restful or full of excitement, whatever "you" needed it to be. Have a great week.  See you soon.
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Owl's Head, ME

Spent the weekend on the east coast, taking in some sights and visiting the Owl's Head Transportation Museum for their Antique Auto Festival.  I thought I'd share a few photos today.  Really didn't get too many due to the foggy weather but here are some anyway.











Unfortunately the planes were grounded.  Turnout was mediocre because of the weather, too.  But, none-the-less it was a nice relaxing time with my hubby for the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.
Carol

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Keto On The Run

I am loving this Ketogenic diet.  High fat low carbohydrate and loads of new and tasty recipies. I have gone from 154 lbs. to 141 lbs. in about 9 weeks and I'm feeling great.  Hubby and I had planned a weekend get away and I was wondering how I would maintain my dieting while on the road but it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.

At one restaurant, The Pearl, in Rockland, ME,  I ordered the lobster/BLT and it was fantastic.


I removed the bun and only nibbled a few fries ( I just couldn't resist).  The lobster and BLT was so filling I didn't need the rest. Oh I did eat the cole slaw because I always have to have cole slaw.  It's an all time favorite of mine.  And can you beat that, two of my favorites in one, lobster and BLT.  I was in heaven.  Our lovely waitress Emma was a delight too.

The next morning, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Thomaston, ME I approached the complimentary breakfast buffet wondering what I would be able to eat.  Lo and behold there was a lovely cheese omelet, loads of bacon, black coffee, and I added some almonds and one packet of ketchup, a tub of cream cheese and a tub of peanut butter.


This held me all day long. Wow!  Later that evening we stopped at a local Restaurant 99 and I ordered sirloin tips with two vegetable sides, carrots and cole slaw and thoroughly enjoyed it.   So there you have it, it's not that difficult to maintain eating Keto while on the run.  And I had brought along some almonds and Moon Cheese for snacking which I didn't even need to delve into.

Thanks for stopping by. If you are someone who is trying the Ketogenic way of eating I hope this has inspired you to keep going.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nuthatch on Birch


I just don't know what I'll do if I ever lose this tree.  

Enjoy your day!
Carol



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who's Tap Tapping

I heard a noise outside my window and when I pulled aside the curtains this is who was hanging around. 



Hmmm, he was looking in the direction of that orange. Maybe he got a whiff. 


video

Here's what he was busy doing when I heard the ruckus. (don't forget to click twice if the video is not there, once on the white box and then on the video)

Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Blessings,
Carol