Episode 12: Early Spring, Sprouts (Again) and LED Bulbs

public domain image of a butterflySpring seems to have arrived early at the Wittekind homestead and much of Episode 12 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast focuses on that fact.  The warm weather inspired me to grow something, so I started some black oil sunflower seed sprouts and I purchased some LED bulb replacements.  A grow rack is definitely in my future.

Also, I share some thoughts on an absolutely wonderful day that I shared with my husband yesterday.  His company being bought means that he has a different holiday schedule, and yes, he didn’t have to go to work on President’s Day.  Agree with it or not, I had one of the best days I’ve had in a long time yesterday, and it was all the little things that made it grand!

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Episode 11: Going Keto Update for Week 23

 

chocolate dipped strawberries on toothpicks stuck in a foam sheetIn Episode 11 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I share my “going keto” update for week 23.  I discuss how I feel about my progress so far, I share my main goal for this Lenten season, and I share our success with chocolate covered strawberries!

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Episode 10: Homestead Happenings and Side Hustle Ideas

In Episode 10 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I share some of the previous week’s homestead happenings including:

  • beef bone broth in the Power Pressure Cooker XL
  • ButcherBox delivery
  • Claiming Liberty artwork

And on the side hustle front:

  • Side Hustle School — a podcast that has become one of my newest fixations
  • DIY premium vanilla extract kits
  • blind lady product reviews

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Episode 9: Going Keto Update for Week 22

In Episode 9 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I share my progress in my keto journey over the past week.  I also reflect on changes that I’ve noticed over the past 5 months, and I invite folks to come to the blog and check out my most recent progress photos.

I was telling my daughter that I hate having these pictures taken, but I love to look back and see the changes over time.  If this blind lady can notice the changes, then something must be happening.

Here are my first set of photos that I had taken on September 23, 2017.  I weighed 279.8lb that day.

side view of Sarahfront view of Sarah

Now look at the pictures that my daughter took today.  I’ve lost 22.6lb since those first pictures were taken.  I’ve also lost four inches in my hips, three inches in my waist, and two inches in my bust.  What is most surprising to me though is the difference in my face.  I’m really learning to value these progress photos.

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Episode 8: Sprouts, Electric Bills and Brand Artwork

In episode 8 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I talk about my failed sprouting experiment, a high electric bill and how we’re trying to mitigate it, and the search for artwork for the Claiming Liberty brand.

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Episode 7: Going Keto Update for Week 21 and Workout Clothes

In Episode 7 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I share my keto update for week 21 and I discuss the shortcomings of workout clothes for fat people.

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While the scale has been stubborn over the past month or so, I’m still incredibly pleased with my progress.  It seems that every week, I notice something new, and week 21 was no different.

I decided to get back in the gym this week since my thyroid is doing better and I actually WANT to get in and train.  I noticed that I’m moving more easily than I was last September, and I also noticed that it’s a lot easier to ride a recumbent bike without as much belly chub jiggling in your lap as you pedal.  The struggle is real, folks!

I also share my frustrations with adequate workout apparel.  I’ve decided that I’m on a mission to find the perfect workout clothes for a fat chick who wants to actually work out at the gym.  There’s nothing worse than constantly pulling up your pants and pulling down your shirt during weight training because as much as the experts say they want fat people exercising, they don’t make good clothes for the task.  At least that’s been my experience so far.

I can’t wait to see what the next week holds.  Be sure and visit often to see what I’m up to here at the homestead!

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Episode 6: Homestead Happenings and Service Animal Access

In Episode 6 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast, I discuss homestead happenings including a 4 pound cinnamon roll prototype and my excursion into the world of sprouting.  I also discuss changes to Delta Airlines’ policies regarding service animals that will go into effect on March 1, 2018.

Homestead Happenings

  • gigantic frosted cinnamon rollThe gigantic cinnamon roll was finally prototyped.  It weighed over four pounds when it was done, and it was one of the biggest pains ever in the baking world.  I’ll save that creation for bartering.
  • I started some sprouts after receiving my lids.  The mix contains broccoli, kale, and onion seeds.  I’m anxious to see how they turn out!

Service Animal Issues

  • Sarah & Leader Dog DenverDelta Airlines changes their policy for folks wishing ot fly with service animals.
  • What does the ADA say? What constitutes a “service animal”?
  • Is there a real concern? Won’t this help with “fake service animals”?
  • How does it affect me and my Leader Dog, Denver?
  • She I be worried about other businesses following Delta’s lead?

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Episode 5: Going Keto Update for Week 20

In Episode 5, I talk about my continued progress on this keto journey toward weight loss and health gain.  Things are going well, and it’s my hope that I can continue to be an inspiration to anyone who’s trying to make positive changes in life.

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Episode 4: Coffee, Ice at the Homestead and ButcherBox

In today’s episode, I talk about my favorite coffee and my new French press because did I mention I live in Indiana? It’s cold here again and we woke up to a nice coating of ice on everything, so why not talk about coffee and winter preps?

Then I spend a little time talking about my newest favorite food subscription service over at ButcherBox.  It’s a really great option for those of us who don’t have access to the kind of meat quality we wish we did.

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Episode 3: The Website, Brave & Cinnamon Rolls

fresh baked bacon cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

On today’s episode, I share details about last week’s tasks that further the year of “git ‘er done”.  I cover:

  • migration of the Claiming Liberty website to a new web hosting provider
  • my confirmation as a content publisher for Brave Payments
  • more discussion about Indiana’s cottage food laws which HAS to include cinnamon rolls

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