One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday Nothing-ness

Not to let my readers down, I thought I would share I have nothing to share today, ha ha!  It's the in-between season, where I have simply indoor housework.  The weather has been super chilly, and uncomfortable, so outdoor work is shunned upon.

I'll be back with something more news-worthy I am sure.  It's just been another long night last night.  Youngest didn't get out of rehearsal until 10pm.

The only really interesting news I have is that I'm changing up my menu.  Alas, I have stopped losing weight, and I believe it's my age and, well hormone changes. After losing it slowly, then losing a LOT fast in the hospital, it's been a very tough road to keep more pounds off (after gaining it all back). 

I also eat with the seasons, and I feel that I lost weight and had more energy with some of those seasonal veggies I don't buy out of season (and failed to freeze or dehydrate or can).

So, I spent hours doing research yesterday, and changing the way I work out as well.  I'm adding some new things to my meals, and possibly a new herb. 

I have already mixed up, what I call "crazy mood" tea (due to a daughter having high anxiety every month). Any female in the house will benefit from the tea I believe.  My husband will be a much happier man in a house of women too, ha ha!

If these changes help any, I will definitely be back to share.  Have a fun Thursday.  The sun is shining, and I have the house to myself (aside from dogs).  I'm turning up the music and getting my fitness on!  And I have no rush to get it done, so while I'm doing my walk too, I'll ponder what to make for dinner and plan out my day via thoughts.  I have also found that my walk time is a wonderful time to send up any prayers. 


Rain said...

It's good to change things up a little, especially if you're trying to lose weight. When I lost the 97 infamous pounds back in 2010-2012, I changed things up a lot and my main exercise was hiking in the mountains and snowshoeing in the winter. Mind you, I lived alone back then and had the time to do it. I hope you find a good balance!

Kristina said...

Thank you Rain, for the vote of confidence. I hope to have better results by next month.

Susan said...

I always start out so virtuously when winter begins. It quickly turns south, however, and I always end up dragging a few more pounds into spring. I can't wait to get outside and move! Doing something other than shoveling, that is.

Henny Penny said...

Well for someone with nothing to share, you wrote a good post. I'm going through this weight thing too. I had lost eight pounds before Thanksgiving and was feeling pretty good about myself, but then felt like I had been deprived and tried to make up for lost time, gaining it all back, plus an extra roll of fat around my middle. I am now on day three of doing better. :) I think warm weather will help us all.

Mama Pea said...

Hubby and I were just talking during dinner tonight about if it isn't working (whatever it may be), it's time to make some changes. It's just a pain in the patoot that changes (even when they're for the better) are hard to make . . . and stick with. Here's hoping we all can have the gumption to make those necessary changes!

Kristina said...

Susan I was thinking the same thing - all that outdoor movement will surely help.

Kristina said...

Henny Penny, I was doing great back in October, but after the holidays and long winter (although I was exercising), a few pounds creeped on me.

Kristina said...

Thanks Mama Pea, changes are hard to do, but with repetition, they come much easier.

Kristen - said...

I would love to hear more details of what you changed in your diet - I am in the same place in life as you, I think. :) I recently read how beneficial taking alfalfa is (gmo free, etc etc) I've been reading up in that a bit.

Kristina said...

Kristen, I hope to try out these changes for a month and update you all. So far it's all working well. I have not heard about alfalfa yet.