Author Archives: Sarah Wittekind

89.5-Hour Fast — After Action Review

I decided to add an extended fast to my “keto on the cheap” strategy, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way that things turned out.  In fact, it was such an amazing experience that I thought it was … Continue reading

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Keto on the Cheap: 100 Days In

Today is day 100 of my keto on the cheap challenge with no relapses! I’m feeling fantastic, and I have so much great news to share. First, I’ll share my stats. High Weight: 290.2lb Start Weight: 259.4lb Current Weight: 236lb … Continue reading

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Keto from Food Storage: Pumpkin Soup

One of our favorite fall recipes here at the homestead is pumpkin soup.  While I typically make this soup with ingredients from my fridge, I’ve come up with a version that’s just as tasty made from shelf-stable ingredients. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping Tips & Tricks

Recently, I watched a YouTube video by Thomas DeLauer called “Grocery Shopping 101 | How to Shop Healthy”.  His video definitely shared some interesting perspectives, but he and I do things very differently, so I thought I’d share my strategies … Continue reading

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Boundaries Supporting Success

Several weeks ago, my kids started putting together their Christmas lists.  These lists always provide entertainment for me, but this year, my daughter’s list really stood out to me.  At the very top of her list, she wrote, “*Please, if … Continue reading

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Shelf-Stable Keto Long-Term Food Storage

As a practically-minded “prepper”, I found myself thinking about survival needs this morning after responding to a question on a Facebook discussion group.  A gentleman wanted to put some long-term food stores in his bug out trailer, and he was … Continue reading

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Keto on the Cheap: 11 Weeks DONE

In this “keto on the cheap” update, I have several encouraging bits of news to share, and as always, I have some insights as well.  Finally, it seems like I’m falling into a pattern that makes things easy and sustainable … Continue reading

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Managing Addiction One Choice at a Time

We have a long-standing birthday tradition in our family.  When a family member has a birthday, he or she chooses a “birthday restaurant”, and the family enjoys a special meal together.  We’ve been doing it for years now, and it … Continue reading

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Keto on the Cheap: Update and Strategies

I know that I haven’t posted an update in a while, but I’m still here kicking butt and taking names.  I have been on track without a “relapse” for 69 days now, and while progress on the scale is slow, … Continue reading

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If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)

There is a concept to which some cling in the “diet” world that says, “Eat whatever you want ‘if it fits your macros’.” While this might sound appealing to some, I contend that it’s a terrible idea, and I’ll share … Continue reading

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