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July 9-15

P-Daddy and I are talking about buying a cow.

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Not one for the backyard (though fresh raw milk would be excellent!).  One for the freezer.  And really, only part of one for the freezer. But right now, I’m not sure we could fit in a single hoof!  A couple weeks ago I did a huge freezer clean-out and organization, along with a big inventory list so that I knew what was lurking in the back.  I have sort of half-heartedly been using up a few things, but I haven’t stopped buying things to add to my stock. Now it’s time to get serious about it!  Perfect timing to join the Summertime Pantry Challenge over at Good Cheap Eats!

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Sweaty Summer Cycling – Fuel Cycling, that is!

This week I’m starting the second week of my Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Cycle. Right at this point I’m down about 1.6 pounds from the day I started my Fuel Cycle, and that’s a pretty good loss for me, so I want to see if doing the second week will push me along even further.

Update on Day 8: As of today, my scale tells me that I am down 3.8 pounds on one week of the Fuel Cycle! WooHoo! Continue reading

Swimsuit Season??!! Fuel Cycle Menu coming up!

Eek! Summer’s here, and this Mama is very NOT ready for swimsuit season! To help get a little more prepared, I’m planning to do my third Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Cycle this week. The first time I tried one, I lost about 5 pounds. The second one, I only lost one pound during the Fuel Cycle week, but then I lost another 3 the following week. Since I generally only lose about .2 pounds a week (if that much), these were FANTASTIC losses for me! Continue reading