UPdate

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Today is measurements day, and I thought for sure that I would have nothing to report, but I am (happily!) WRONG! 😀

Despite, temporarily, suspending “The Homestead Diet” and it also being “that time” of the month (and I rarely ever lose weight during that time) I somehow managed to lose 1/2 inch in my waist and 1/2 inch in my hips!

So, my latest update is as follows…

Bust: 39 3/4″ (Started at 41″)

Waist: 33” (Started at 35″)

Hips: 44 1/2″ (Started at 46″)

I’ve still been eating roughly 75% homegrown food, lots of salads with hardboiled eggs and goat cheese mostly.  I got my ice cream maker in the mail (still waiting on the milk separator though, but it’s coming from Sweden so it might be awhile….) and I have been eating way too much frozen yogurt which I why I am surprised at the loss of inches.  The ice cream maker came with a recipe booklet containing recipes for ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet.  So, because I didn’t have my milk separator yet, and thus no goat cream for real ice cream, I turned our goat’s milk into yogurt then drained the whey from the yogurt to thicken it and used that, along with some goat’s milk, to make frozen yogurt and it is AWESOME!  To sweeten it I used demarara sugar (for the vanilla version, rapadura …whole cane sugar… for the chocolate version..) and replaced half of that with stevia…so it ended up being 1/2 cup sugar used in a whole 2 quarts of frozen yogurt and it was damn good  😆  Despite it being frozen yogurt it tasted like ice cream and because I used some sugar the sweetness wasn’t “flat” tasting like it can sometimes be with stevia…and I ate WAY TOO MUCH OF IT…but I still lost inches, so I am happy 🙂

I chalk up my inch loss to all the extra activity.  It’s finally warm here, after what seemed like an unusually cold Spring! and I have been outside on the homestead A LOT, doing this and doing that…just the general “puttering about” type things to spiffy it up around here…both inside and outside the house.  (hence no recent blog posts, would much rather be outside..)  Nothing extremely major or noteworthy just lots of little activities combined to give me the exercise needed to keep my metabolism high and still lose weight even though I ate copious amounts of frozen yogurt and even pizza and beer…

But, it’s straight back to my homestead diet once the milk separator arrives, I swear it!

3 thoughts on “UPdate

  1. Not sure if you’re big on taking requests, but it would be awesome if you’d to a Q & A post!
    I’m 19 and a wanna-be… no, a gonna-be homesteader one of these days. I have soo many questions and no one to answer them. I love your blog and I have basically the same beliefs about life. I’m like a sponge and want to know more!!

  2. Well, I don’t usually get many questions, but whatever you wanna know just ask away… Sorry ’bout my absence, been pretty busy with it being summer and all, but I’ll do my best to answer anything you might want to know 🙂

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