Category Archives: Blogs

Keto on the Cheap: 23 Week Update

After 23 weeks of keto, changes are still happening, progress is still happening, inspiration is still happening, and I couldn’t be more grateful! First, I’ll share my stats.  After 23 weeks of keto with #NOPE (no off-plan eating), I have … Continue reading

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Product Review: XHtang Ratchet Belt

I never imagined that a belt like the XHtang ratcheting belt from Amazon would be such a game-changer for me, but I’m absolutely in love! For those of you who aren’t aware, women’s clothes are usually designed stupidly.  Not all … Continue reading

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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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