Author Archives: Sarah Wittekind

Save with Sarah — Kroger Rx Savings Club

Here at the homestead, tax time means that it’s time to take a hard look at the finances.  In doing that, I can usually flesh out some new and interesting ways to save money.  This year has been no different.  … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 02/08/19

I’m still here, although I bet some of you were wondering.  I’m not going to lie.  I’ve been struggling recently.  I’m still plugging along though, and the fact that I haven’t given up is something that delights me. High Weight: … Continue reading

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration at Home

While listening to an episode of The Survival Podcast, it occurred to me that I should write a blog post about the pros and cons of reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration at home.  In this article, I’ll share our decision-making … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 01/22/19

After another week of on-plan eating, things are going pretty well.  I dropped another 2.8lb last week, so I’m definitely making progress toward my first goal of getting under 233.8lb. High Weight: 290.2lb in May of 2017 Current Weight: 244.6lb … Continue reading

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Friday Follow-Up: Keto, De-Cluttering, Budget

While this week hasn’t been as productive as I’d hoped, I haven’t been treading water.  I’ve been making steady progress on my current priorities despite the fact that one of my children has tried to share his plague with me. … Continue reading

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Life Design Using Goals Instead of Dreams

My husband and I had the start of a really great conversation on the way home from an errand earlier this week.  He said something like, “If we ever win the lottery…”, and then he listed some things he wanted … Continue reading

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Going Keto: Update for 01/14/19

My first week back on plan went relatively well.  There were two snags, but I still ended up dropping six pounds this week.  Better yet, my two choices to eat off plan (potatoes both times) didn’t result in my giving … Continue reading

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Join the Claiming Liberty Discussion Group on Facebook

About three years ago, I created a discussion group on Facebook for the blog.  I had hoped to interact with readers of my blog, but more importantly, I hoped to build community and bring folks together who shared my interests.  … Continue reading

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Clutter and Anxiety

Over the last few months, I’ve had this recurring dream where I’ve moved out of our home to get away from the “stuff”.  Sometimes, it’s a small apartment.  Other times, it’s a perfectly designed house with smart storage.  At the … Continue reading

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N.O.P.E. — No Off-Plan Eating

My keto journey went seriously sideways last fall after my housemate and dear friend was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.  Our lives changed so much in the blink of an eye, and I felt like I was barely managing to … Continue reading

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