Sunday, August 14, 2016

What?! No sugar?!

Last night I was watching a show called "Sugarfree Farm". It was about 6 people who stayed at an organic farm for 2 weeks and cut sugar completely out of their diet for the first week including fruit and then the second week they cut all sugar out of their diets but were now allowed to have fruit. The show got me to thinking about how much sugar I consume and how much I am addicted to it. So, I decided to go on my own adventure with it. I have decided that for 6 days each week for at least 2 weeks I will cut out all processed sugar but I will still use small amounts of natural sugars like honey and I will be eating fruit. On the 7th day that week I will allow myself a small amount of sugar. Hoping that by the end of the 2 weeks I will not want the small treat. I am also hoping that after 2 weeks I will continue on this journey forever. I will not be using white flour during this time either because your body processes that into sugar. I will be coming here every day or two to update you on how I am feeling. I will share the highs and the lows. I would love to have others join me on this adventure. If you would like to join me then please let me know in the comments section and also share how you are feeling during the 2 weeks. I also would love for others to share their sugar free recipes. The only rules I have are that it cannot have processed sugar in it or artificial sweeteners. Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

No Way Up (book review)

The first thing I want to say about this book is that I enjoyed it so much and was so caught up in it that I read the whole thing in 2 days. If I wasn't such a responsible adult and made sure I took care of the things that needed done on the farm then I could have had it read in 1 but I forced myself away to do things like feed the animals and the humans.

     Chance Boden, the owner of Cimmaron Ranch is in what first appears to be an accident involving an avalanche. Thankfully he is saved by the quick actions of ranch hand, Heath Kincaid. While Chance is away recovering in the hospital he insists that his 3 grown children, Justin, Sadie and Cole carry out the terms of his will. They are all 3 to live and work on the family ranch for a year. If they do not then the ranch will go to a relative they all despise. After Heath learns that the avalanche was not an accident he works with the siblings to get to the bottom of who is behind the attack. Heath and the family get closer especially him and Sadie. The interaction between siblings and the protectiveness of the brothers really made this story touching to me along with the suspense and I would read it again. I hope you will read this book and let me know in the comments what you thought of it.