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.

Don’t forget that I love your feedback, and join us on Friday for the next episode of The Claiming Liberty Podcast!

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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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And as always, don’t forget to connect with me here on the site or over at the Claiming Liberty Facebook page.  I look forward to your feedback!

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Podcast Delayed

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I won’t be uploading the podcast today.  Over the weekend, I changed hosts for the website, and along with some other housekeeping, some technical elements have taken a bit longer than I thought they would.

I’m so excited by everything I’ve already accomplished in the year of “git ‘er done”.  I’ve already learned so much, and I appreciate everyone being patient with me as we go through this process together!

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Episode 2: Going Keto Update and More USPS Woes

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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, right?

Also, I share the most recent happenings with my United States Postal Service issues.  After I posted an update to that story, I’ll bet you all were thinking my problems were solved, right? Unfortunately, there’s no such luck for us.  The issues have escalated from an unwillingness to deliver packages to missing mail.  Listen to my rant to hear how the saga continues.

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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 merciful.  There was a pretty steep learning curve to publishing a podcast.  Posting on my blog is so much easier! Here, I don’t have to worry about audio editing software, podcasting apps, and third-party syndication services.  I’m really proud of myself! The struggle was real but so was the sense of accomplishment after getting my first podcast out there!

It’s 2018.  Git ‘er done!

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