Author Archives: Sarah Wittekind

Episode 2: Going Keto Update and More USPS Woes

Download Episode 2 of The Claiming Liberty Podcast! I’m trying a new format for my “Going Keto” updates.  I plan to share a short update every Friday on the podcast, and there’s no time like the present to get started, … Continue reading

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Introduction to the New Claiming Liberty Podcast

After 6.5 years of blogging and promising some sort of podcast, I’ve finally done it! Today’s episode is a basic introduction to me, my interests, and the plans I have for the podcast. Feel free to offer feedback, but be … Continue reading

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Product Review: Masterbuilt 30″ Digital Electric Smoker

Back in December, Fred and I were walking through Wal-Mart when we happened across a large stack of smokers near the clearance aisle.  I’d been wanting a smoker for a long time, but I was ready to dismiss the pile.  … Continue reading

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Update to Mail Carrier Woes

After all the frustration I shared in a previous post about my postal service woes, I thought it only fair that I post an update. Apparently, complaints do affect change.  Although we didn’t get an immediate response, much to our … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 12/29/17

Today marks the end of week sixteen since committing to a ketogenic eating plan, and I’m still plugging along.  The scale is moving, albeit slowly, and I’m continuing to get lots of practice at making this a lifestyle rather than … Continue reading

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And the Mail Carrier Woes Continue

We saw a lot of great changes with our move into the country eight years ago.  Unfortunately for us though, better mail service was not one of those positive changes. Over the years, we’ve had many issues with our mail … Continue reading

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Goal Setting for 2018

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions.  I’ve always seen them as an excuse for people to get really excited for a few weeks (or even a couple of months) and then lose focus.  After listening to The Survival … Continue reading

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Bucking Birthday Tradition with ButcherBox

For more years than I can remember now, there has been a tradition in our home.  When someone has a birthday, they pick a restaurant for their special meal.  I have always enjoyed that tradition, and I think the rest … Continue reading

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Contour Next One Blood Glucose Meter Frustrations

As most of my readers know, I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic back in 2013.  I control my blood sugar with a ketogenic diet, berberine, and Tradjenta.  A critical part of my blood sugar control is self testing … Continue reading

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Cast Iron in the Homestead Kitchen

Folks don’t usually think of cast iron in December, especially here in Indiana, but with all the things that are going on at the homestead, we definitely have cast iron on the brain here. About a month ago, Fred and … Continue reading

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