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Etekcity Smart Body Fat Scale: A Blind User’s Perspective

A few months ago, I ran across the Etekcity Bluetooth Smart Body Fat Scale and I was intrigued.  Although I have a scale that is accessible to me as a blind person, I really liked the idea of a device … Continue reading

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Blind Lady Anecdotes: Growling Guide Dog

In 2017, I went to Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan to train with my third guide dog, Denver.  I was so excited because I hadn’t had a guide dog since 2007, and it was a hard road … Continue reading

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Blind Lady Anecdotes: Driver’s Ed

When it comes to being legally blind, I’ve never taken myself too seriously.  I’ve found that humor is a great way to help folks through their discomfort when it comes to interacting with me.  There was one time in my … Continue reading

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The Power of Restorative Sleep

I have struggled with sleep quality for years.  In 2006, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and I started using a CPAP machine.  Unfortunately, the CPAP was more disruptive to my sleep than the sleep apnea had been, and by … Continue reading

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Keto on the Cheap: Wrapping up 2019

After several social media posts, it occurred to me that I should share some thoughts and inspiration here on the blog.  Initially, I hadn’t intended to play on the whole “new year, new you” mentality, but an experience yesterday ended … Continue reading

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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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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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