Decluttering, Working on Stubborn Weight, and the Grandson

Wow, where has this week gone? We had a nice hermit style staycation last weekend. You can read about it on my post here. Tuesday I was extremely productive and got rid of a bunch of clutter in my craft room. Okay, I call it a craft room but really it is a catch-all room. If someone doesn’t know where to put something they stuff it in there. It gets cluttered very easily! Even after I’ve cleaned part of it.

Decluttering ~ Lifeofjoy.meThat is two garbage bags of container that I finally decided I could let go of.  Of course, you and I both know that I’m going to need some of those bins, containers, and jars now that I’ve gotten rid of them.

Another day I was really working on my menu and grocery list. I’m trying the Trim Healthy Mama Stubborn Losers suggested menu this week. It is set up for one, so lots of the recipes are single serve and thus I had to figure out quadruple batches of some. Others I’ll need to substitute out because I do not currently eat cottage cheese on bread.

I’ve spent a lot of time on it to thoroughly follow all the recipe suggestions, which then opens another tab on my browser. I’ve got way too many open right now. I’m just going to need to print of the recipes I need that aren’t in the cookbook I have. I’m always very cautious when starting a new eating plan. I approach it with much research so that it doesn’t seem so foreign when I start. I remember when I started Keto, I had a similar problem of the menu being planned for one person but I’m feeding a family. With the keto menu plans, they have you making a family size dish and eating several meals from it throughout the week, which did not work for us. At leas this isn’t like that. So I probably over bought veggies but I didn’t want to lack. I’ve got to learn to eat veggies. Keto doesn’t push veggies.

I made a strawberry slushee from the THM Cookbook this week. If I have more than about two items sweetened with sugar alcohols, I get a bit gaseous or crampy, so I’ve been increasing the doonks of stevia I’m using and lowering the sugar alcohol in my snacks throughout the day. The slushee would’ve been really really good if I’d have used some Sukrin:1 instead of all stevia but it was still pretty good just with the stevia.

THM Strawberry Slushee ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt was really quite good. It was a little warm, so it was melting, thus the straw and the spoon. :) I will definitely make it again, especially if I need to chill off.


We have Liam for a while, as Brian and Lauren were gifted with a cruise vacation and they felt it best not to take him with them. I can only imagine how tough it would be on him having just started walking. He’s already a bit wobbly; I cannot imagine how frustrated he’d be on a boat and that unsettling movement. ;) Sooooo, there will be some Liam pictures next week. :) That is, if I remember to take some. :D

I hope you have a wonderful weekend; we will. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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