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My New Years Resolutions

Is this post a bit late…?

well maybe…

or maybe not!  😀

The meaning of resolution from the dictionary as I am using it is:
res·o·lu·tion     [rez-uh-loo-shuh]     noun

2.  a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.

#1 Increased Time in the Word.

#2 Getting Serious About my Health, Firstly my Weight.

#3  More WORK Minded.

#4 More Attentive to my Husband.

#5 More Diligent in Homeschooling.

#6 Better Steward of our Finances.

Practice these things, immerse yourself in them,

so that all may see your progress.

1 Timothy 4:15 ESV

There are many more things I need work on, but these are the ones that come to mind first and foremost.   😉

I will elaborate more on each of my resolutions in posts through this month.  I will end with a poem for our encouragement!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions that you made and are still trying to keep?

Ring Out Wild Bells – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)

More Strokes & Other News

Hello everyone!  Phew…  In my previous post I told you about my folks visiting and my step-Dad having a stroke while in my backyard.  Well the medical upheaval continued.

Step-Dad was released from the hospital on Saturday, September 24th.  He rested that day and we all went out to dinner (his request) and they attended church with us on Sunday.  He was able to talk with Mr. CR who had lymphoma and was an encouragement to him.  Yes, my step-Dad was diagnosed with cancer about 4 weeks before their annual trip to see us.  His doctor said it wouldn’t be a problem to take the visit.

Monday and Tuesday he and I spent many hours talking about my soap business.  He has been helping me ‘launch’ my business as well as help me stream line the production process where I can, think through establishing a website and all the behind the scenes things that have to happen before the website is ready for the public.  Don’t ask me about domain names… what hard work THAT was!  😉

Also on Tuesday we were supposed to visit some local gift shops in order to find a few that would be willing carry my soaps.  We had stopped at 3 and were on our way to the 4th one when my mom said step-Dad’s tongue sounded “thick” and asked how he was feeling.  We then got to the gift shop and I had gotten out of the car and he had opened his door.  He was sitting in the back with Arrow.  He had started to swing his feet out of the car when he slurred a word.  He had not lost any strength on his right side.  We shut the car door and by the providence of God we were across the street from the firehouse, so we drove there.  Also by God’s providence they were “home”!  My step-Dad walked into the firehouse, and was slurring his words a little and sat in their chair.  The firemen drove the ambulance around and brought the gurney in.  By that time (less than 10 minutes) he had lost strength in his right side and had to be helped onto the gurney.  Off he went to the hospital… again.  We followed… not “followed” but drove along at a safe speed behind the ambulance and actually arrived only a few minutes after them.

Step-Dad was taken to the emergency room.  They were very busy.  He was offered the same drug taken previously (t-PA), but because of his very high blood pressure his risk factor for significant bleeding, possibly leading to death, was significantly higher.  They declined the t-PA this time around.  The doctor ordered Heparin, but then changed his mind and after 20 minutes that was stopped.  He had a CAT scan somewhere in there…

Then we waited… and waited… and waited… and waited some more.

The emergency room nurses were unfriendly, stood around the counter talking and acted like we were an interruption to them if we came out to ask for anything.  Step-Dad was unable to find a comfortable position in the very uncomfortable emergency room bed.  There was also no way to get out of the emergency room to other parts of the hospital without having to go through security doors… and then no way back in… we didn’t have a badge to open those doors.  So we couldn’t leave to get food or water.

After 4 1/2 hours he was sent up to the 5th floor ICU because the doctor was up there.  He hadn’t even been “officially” admitted.  Even the nurse said she had never heard of this before.  She had no orders and couldn’t do anything for him.  We were told that the doctor would see him in about half an hour so we went down to have dinner… at 9:30 PM.  Poor Arrow!  It had now been over 9 hours since he had eaten lunch.  He was a real trooper, but v-e-r-y hungry!  We got back up to Step-Dad’s room 45 minutes later and the doctor came in a little after that.  He explained the treatments options and what tests he was ordering.  Step-Dad was given a blood thinner.

The doctor asked how they wanted to have his care handled if his heart stopped.  Mom told the Dr. that they have a living will and wanted no artificial life support.  Step-Dad agreed with her.  The Doc verified that step-Dad was “Do Not Resuscitate” and they both agreed.  I stopped them to ask if step-Dad’s heart were to stop they really didn’t want the hospital to attempt to restart it at all???  They had not understood what the doctor was asking, for all they wanted was not to be kept alive artificially long term.  And your care options are much more limited with a DNR code… so please be careful!  There is no “life saving” treatments with a DNR… for you have asked for no life saving measures.

Thursday step-Dad had another CAT scan and a Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE).  The latter is a more in depth scope of the heart from inside the body instead of through the chest wall.  It showed that his heart is fine.  The cancer raises the white cell count in the blood, making the blood thicker.  The thicker blood is what ’caused’ step-Dad’s  strokes.

The CAT scan showed lesions in 4 new areas that were not there on his CAT scan a month ago.  These new areas are the left axillary armpit, left lower neck, right kidney and the liver.  The first biopsy found cancer in the lymph nodes on the right side, in his back, just above the waist.  That is where his pain has consistently been.  The doctors here said these new lesions were suspicious for cancer and they suspect lymphoma.

The folks changed their flight to fly home on Saturday evening.They have already scheduled an appointment with an oncologist for the end of the week.  They were given copies of all Step-Dad’s scans, records, and treatments to give to his doctors in Minnesota.

May the Lord’s will be done and He be given glory through all this.

Fourteen things I am thankful for:

#1 – medical technology that allows doctors to “see” inside our bodies

#2 – the gift of my step-Dad.  He is like a dad to me and he says I am like the daughter he never had.  🙂

#3 – that Arrow & I were able to be there at the hospital with my folks for support and encouragement

#4 – Step-Dad’s positive attitude and generally cheerful disposition, even through all the hospitalizations, ambulance rides, numerous needle pokes, scans, etc

#5 – Step-Dad’s planner – he had his MN doctor’s phone numbers, list of all his medications he was taking, travel info & phone numbers so travel plans could be changed, and his file on my soap business

#6 – the hospital’s free parking & free Valet parking service

#7 – the general cheerful decorating of the hospital building & grounds

#8 – Mrs. GB, who came to visit with her dear children – such a sweet blessing

#9 – AMcD, who works at the hospital Step-Dad was in & stopped by to see him… twice!  Last time to pray with him the day before he was released the second time

#10 – BMcK, who called to talk with Step-Dad & pray with him

#11 – my church family & extended brothers and sisters in Christ who have prayed diligently for Step-Dad since his cancer diagnosis

#12 – the Lord’s gracious arrangement of small details: changing my menu to accommodate being at the hospital, being “right there” at the firehouse, parking spaces right inside the parking garage,

#13 – I didn’t eat out of frustration, or stress during the entire visit

#14 – I was prepared for an emergency: I knew when to call 911, my cell was charged, when I couldn’t eat anything at the hospital cafeteria (very little gf & df) I could easily pack my own food, Arrow could easily grab some games & drawing materials to keep him occupied at the hospital, my gas tank is kept full, I have maps & atlases in the car (GPS might not work!), I had easily prepared food on hand for those late night meals

Blessings, ~Mrs. R

Weight Loss Update – Week 7 & Soap Sale

Here are the previous posts on my very slow girth reduction progress: week 1, week 2, & week 5 but don’t go looking for weeks 3, 4 or 6.

I have still been far too sporadic with my T-Tapping.  But I have Tapped.  Since I started my sporadic Tapping I have lost more inches than pounds.  I had to purchased another tape measure, and I finally measured myself today.  Since July 26th I have reduced a total of 7 inches!   🙂  A little boost to help me with my consistency!

I knew I had reduced in ‘some’ areas.  One bit of proof… we went walking the other day at the park and I wore my new split skirt (purchased in late June).  It has an elastic waist… and kept slipping d-o-w-n…  Oops!  I had to tuck it into my bra in order to walk without indecent exposure.

My Labor Day Sale on Mae’s Handcrafted Natural Soap!  This link will take you to the page will all the details.  Don’t delay, the sale ends tonight!

Blessings, ~Mrs. R

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Weight Loss Update – Week 5 & Soap Sale

Did you think I had forgotten you??  Were you waiting on the edge of your computer chairs… waiting with bated breath for my next ‘weight loss progress’ post??  Well it is finally HERE!  Oh… and there is a week 1 and a week 2, but don’t go looking for weeks 3 & 4.  Those posts just never got written.  Sorry…

Not that I have much to say today.  I have been sporadic with my T-Tapping.  And those days that I have T-Tapped I forgot to mark it down on the calendar.  So now to go back and report accurately… well that just isn’t possible! And I had a wonderful bible verse I wanted to share… but now can’t find the piece of paper I wrote the reference on… sigh.

I did weigh myself and have taken off 2 more pounds.  Not a stellar reduction, but I am not discouraged!  I will continue to persevere.  I know I need to be more consistent with the T-Tapping and I could probably stand to do some more tweaking on my eating plan.

I think the one thing that would help me the most is to actually get a weekly menu made up.  Standing at the refrigerator at 6 PM wondering what to fix for dinner is not a good thing.  I had made a menu preciously and loved it!  It was so freeing.  If I wanted to deviate I could do so easily, but I knew what I was going to fix and made sure I had all the ingredients on hand to do so.  I also found that I had more variety in my meals with a schedule.  Without one I tend to fix the same thing over and over because a) it is easy, b) the how to’s are in my head and c) I have the ingredients on hand.

I have followed my eating plan pretty well up to date.  Even with the Patriarch’s birthday celebration!  I made him a Willimasburg Orange Cake.  Well of course if was gluten and dairy free!!  Did you really need to ask??!!!  🙂  What you don’t see in my photos is that I made a single layer, cut it in half.  That made for a half of a two layer cake.  Much better size for our small family.  And baking by ratio means it is a simple thing to double or triple or more the recipe to suit your individual needs.

Then on the 13 of August we met Flopsy and her husband, the Geek, at the Patriarch’s favorite restaurant.  Staying away from gluten is SO much easier than that dastardly hidden dairy!  Ugh.  I did manage to find something that I thought might be ‘safe’ for me to eat and then asked all the standard questions about sauces and butter, etc.  Our waitress was wonderful.  I had ordered a salad and when it came it had croutons on it.  She asked me if she needed to have them remake it for me!  It was a lovely evening.  I literally could NOT eat all my dinner!  I took a few extra bites and then stopped.  I had to give myself permission to NOT eat all that expensive food and I didn’t take it home either.  I was SO full from my dinner that dessert was easily skipped by me!  Yeah!!

And I have some exciting news!  No, I am not pregnant, I wish!!  I know how you think!  I have “officially” launched my soap business as of the 20th of August!!  I have been busily making plenty of soap and started off with a Labor Day Sale!  This link will take you to the page will all the details.

That is all the news that is fit to print.  I will try to post more often… if WordPress would cooperate.  Or is it my computer?  Every time I try to do some action (save, upload a photo, publish, etc) the operation takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r and e.v.e.r and e..v…e….r……..  Hope I find the glitch soon!

UPDATE!  I did find and fix my own computer problem.  I am amazed… I did it all by myself!  My problem was… cookies.  I needed to delete them.  Appropriate for a weight loss post.  🙂

Blessings, ~Mrs. R

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Weight Loss Update – Week 2

I am NOT fizzling out.  I am not giving up.  I have not left the building.  Honest I am NOT!  I have not had time to post… had an “interesting” week… or week and a half…

Tuesday (7/26)… the Lord in His gracious wisdom decided that the timing belt on our van would give out… bringing our only means of  transportation to a complete HALT.

van towed home

This was SUCH a blessing…
~that it was Tuesday and NOT Sunday when we were in the mountains
~that we were ONLY 2 miles from home and could easily walk home, got my exercise in a different form
~that Arrow’s swimming lessons are only 1/4 mile from home and we could easily walk there (our only hard appointment!)
~that we were able to get the van towed home for UNDER $50  🙂
~that we are a preparedness minded family and I didn’t NEED to go to the store despite not having been to the grocery store in 2 weeks
~that this kept me at home and not spending money I don’t need to spend… food isn’t my only “issue”… um… sin
~that The Patriarch has the skills & tools to fix our van, at home… even if it is in the driveway
~that the parts were UNDER $20… phew
~that we had previously purchased one of those ‘pop-up canopies’ which shaded The Patriarch while he worked
~God threw a curve ball to my “plans” and I didn’t give up in frustration!!

So instead of “my” chosen form of exercise I got a 2 and a 1/2 mile walk on Tuesday, a 1/2 mile walk on Wednesday, I “needed” to go to the store for milk on Thursday, which is a mile up the road – another 2 & 1/2 mile walk in that day!, and then a 1/2 mile walk on Friday.  I didn’t exercise on Saturday or today (Sunday), but will continue again on Monday.

I had been wondering if I had truly cut my portions in half and the Lord was so gracious to SHOW me that I had!  On our “Sunday Drive” in the mountains we were out later than we had planned.  I mean, you can’t MISS the one summer day in Seattle!!  So we decided to stop for dinner at a Mexican place.  I figured that fajitas were probably one of the healthiest & economical things for me to eat.  And since they put dairy in their guacamole I had to skip that too. We did get the “appetizer” chips and salsa… BUT I only had 8 – 10 chips. I ate each one slowly.  Stopped and had water between and WAS SATISFIED with only a few. When my meal came I could barely even eat half of it! I was not “stuffed” but comfortably full and again I ate slowly, drank water and put my fork down between bites.  I was shocked.  Pleasantly so!!  I took home the rest and ate it for lunch the next day.  Now you have to understand how it would have been ‘before’… We would have had a minimum of two servings of the chips and salsa with me probably eating most of one by myself. Then when the meal came I would have inhaled mine and then started looking around to see if anyone else had anything they might not want to eat…

Then, sitting in those hard plastic chairs around the pool during swimming lessons… you know the ones that are way to small to sit in comfortably… for a big lady anyway.  Well after the first few days of T-Tapping I could “feel” the difference in the chairs! They were still tight, but less painfully so. I have not measured myself, but will do so Monday morning and post those numbers with the week 3 update.

Then on Friday we were watching a movie and we were all going to have a piece of the Chocolate Peanut Butter cake (recipe below).  Now mind you this is really something that is allowable for me as it is made with beans!  I got served that piece of cake and then proceeded to completely forget it was there! It was well over half way through the movie before I noticed it and said, I really don’t even want this.  Arrow ate it and was thrilled he got to have a second ‘piece of cake’.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Cake

gluten free, dairy free, grain free

1 1/2 cups sprouted or soaked and cooked chickpeas
3 eggs
3/4 cup sucanat
1/3 cup – half of it applesauce and half of it extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 TBSP natural peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
Dash salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan and set aside.

Combine the chickpeas, eggs and sucanat in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until uniform, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. [I actually used my VitaMix, just load ½ the beans, all the dry things then the rest of the beans and the eggs on top. I think it would blend up without as much stopping and scraping down the sides.]

Serve in slices like pound cake or decorate as desired.

This can also be baked in a 9″ round cake pan if you don’t have the right size loaf pan. Watch for doneness after 35 minutes. If you don’t have cocoa powder, you can substitute 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and melt in a double boiler and blend with the chickpeas and cut down on the sweetener.

I baked mine in a square pan. When I took it out of the oven I sprinkled chocolate chips aver the top and then let them melt and spread it like ‘frosting’.  I then put small dollops of peanut butter on top of that and swirled it in.  Pretty and tasty!  Sorry no photo… the pan is nearly empty and it’s not very photogenic.

I  have continued to read the book “Made to Crave”.  I have been answering the questions honestly and completely.  But not stopping there but then reading the next chapter and then the next…. and I am nearly done with the book.  I am then planning on starting it over and reading each chapter and answering the questions again.  More slowly this time.

There have been days this past week with emotional upsets ~ and I didn’t turn to any food for comfort or out of anger or… .
There have been days this past week with ‘trials’ and a forced change in plans ~ and I didn’t turn to food for encouragement or “I deserve this” lies.

Now tonight, our van is repaired.  I made a dinner that wasn’t very good.  I decided that I just wouldn’t eat any but the salad portion of it.  And I did have two pieces of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bean cake.  Mind you, I have cut this thing into much smaller pieces than I normally do, but I had “beans” instead of the gristly, “icky” cube steaks and the icky, bitter kale (I do really, really like kale… but yuck).  I am not “full”, but not starving either.

So that is my update for week 2.

Blessings,

~Mrs. R

Weight Loss Update – Week 1

Last weeks post about my desire to shed these excess pounds that have lurked about my frame for far too long can be accessed from the link above.  That post also contains the breakfast mix recipe I like so much.  🙂

So, how did I do you ask?  Well I actually shed a pound.  Yes, you read that right.  One pound.  That might not sound like very much to you but I was not as disciplined with my eating as I would have liked.  So the fact that I took off any weight is amazing to me.

Oh, and you remember that I was reading Made to Crave?  I had to return it to the library and I have not purchased my own copy yet.    😦    I will be able to do that tomorrow, as it is payday!  🙂

T-Tapping did not commence until Tuesday.  I had good intentions of starting immediately, but…  I forgot on Friday.  Saturday we had to be out of the house EARLY and were gone all day, until late that evening.   Sunday I was so wiped out from our day before that all I could think about was a nap.  Monday… after piano lessons for Arrow & myself, Arrow’s swimming lessons  and errands I was still wiped out from the weekend and staying up too late Sunday night… yup you guessed it I took a nap!  But I have T-Tapped all of the subsequent three days.

Last July was the last time I T-Tapped.  Not since I broke my arm last July.  On Tuesday struggled to get through three quarters of the Basic Plus routine.  Sigh.  No stamina!  Weak and flabby muscles.  Wednesday I was able to do even less.  A “workout friend” suggested that I take breaks between the different exercises and get a drink of water.  She says that helps her do the entire workout!  I tried that today and I was able to do most of the entire workout.  I did not measure myself for inches lost, but will start that with the post next week.

I am starting out with a 14 day ‘boot-camp’ which is a daily workout, then every other day for 6 weeks, then two days off between workouts for 6 weeks then start all over with a boot-camp.  I will keep up with this schedule until I have gotten down to the size I would like to.

The photo above?  It is my motivation.  I am not sure I will be down the 36 pounds I would like to be for my first goal when I fit into this nightgown but will probably be close!

I did cut my portions in half for the most part.  I am still working on drinking enough water.  I like drinking water… but I am supposed to drink SO MUCH it is daunting to contemplate.  I even have a very large capacity water bottle… which I didn’t use.  I will fill it for tomorrow.

I will persevere!

Blessings,

~Mrs. R

Breakfast Mix – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, and Raw

As I contemplate my preparation for TEOTWAWKI, or spiraling prices, or… whatever… I decided a few things needed to addressed  about myself.  I first started with a full nutritional exam, knowing that my hormones were way out of whack.  Can we say menopause, hot flashes and mood swings??  Along with a variety of other issues that needed to be addressed.

Among those “other issues” is my weight.  I went gluten-free March 2010, but my weight hasn’t changed.  It is now 1 year, 3 months and 2 weeks since going gluten-free.  I have decided it is time to get much more serious about my weight.  TEOTWAWKI & overweight.  The second will be a hindrance in the first.  Not a good scenario in times of heightened stress.

One of the things I just started doing is going through the “Made to Crave” book and participating in an online support group as we go through the devotional.  The devotional is a free download for the kindle.  Though I do not own one of those there was also a free kindle application for the computer.  You can get those here.

Is “carrying” excess weight a spiritual issue?  YES!  I have put my trust in food instead of the Lord.  God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Author of My Salvation had designed each of us to crave… Him.  Once Adam sinned in the garden our cravings turned from God to a multitude of other things.

For my ‘eating plan’ I am doing the following:  first I am cutting my portions in at least half from what I normally eat and if I go back for seconds it can only be vegetables.  I am also making the salad the larger portion of the entire dinner and usually some kind of salad for lunch.  I figure this way I will have “shrunk” my stomach or appetite.  From there I will be eating mostly grain free, greatly reducing the sugar & starches and increasing the fruits and vegetables.

For me, this is not a “diet”.  Those are something you are on for a time and then you return to your ‘real’ eating.  But putting all those hard lost pounds right back on.  I am done with the yo-yo thing.  This has to be a lifestyle change.  And if I deprive myself of desserts, then that is all I think about.  So they will be “allowed” just smaller portions and not as frequently.  Also, my first “goal” is to lose 36 pounds.  Does that sound like an odd number?  When I reach that goal I will be at the weight I would consider the highest I ever want to weigh.  I will then take 2 – 3 weeks to maintain that loss before continuing on with the next goal.  Sort of a resetting of my metabolism “clock” or “gauge” or whatever “it” is.  Set new goal, reach and stop to maintain, repeat.

I am also starting to exercise and am going to be doing T-Tapp.  It seems to be the most comprehensive and doable program I have seen in a long time.  I have done some of this before, but when I broke my arm I landed on my right knee.  This has caused my knee to develop arthritis which is aggravated by doing… you guessed it, T-Tapp.  My mom gave me some exercises that she does for her arthritic knees and they really help a lot!  So I may be ready to resume T-Tapping.

So what does all this have to do with a breakfast cereal/mix??  As I thought about what we normally choose to eat for breakfast I realized those choices were mostly grains and wondered if eliminating or greatly reducing grains would help in my weight loss efforts.  I had purchased an interesting non-grain breakfast cereal from Azure in the past and Arrow and I really liked it.  I did not have The Patriarch try it yet.  It was a pretty simple mix of seeds, nuts, dry fruits and some minimal spicing.  Since I had all of these ingredients in bulk already, I tried making my own mix.  It turned out really well!

I also realized that this breakfast cereal/mix would be a great preparedness food.  It is made from things easily stored.  It is simple to mix up a batch.  It does not require any cooking in order to eat, but can be warmed up by using a hot liquid.  It is naturally gluten, dairy and grain free.  The individual ingredients are packed with good protein and vitamins & minerals.  Without dairy it is high in calcium.  It is a good source of fiber.  It is gut healing/soothing.  It keeps you satisfied all morning.  It tastes great!

Mrs. R’s Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Mix

makes about 1 quart of breakfast mix.

2/3 cup buckwheat kernels

1/3 cup hulled hemp seeds

½ cup chia seeds

1 cup chopped dehydrated apples

2/3 cup raisins

1 cup chopped almonds (could also use sliced almonds)

1 tsp Pink Himalayan salt

4 TBSP raw sugar

1 TBSP cinnamon

Measure out each ingredient into a bowl.  Stir to mix completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Serving size 2 TBSP mixed with ¼ – 1/3 cup liquid of choice (hot or cold).  Stir well.

Wait 3 – 5 minutes, or until it thickens. Add fresh fruit as desired.

You could also sprinkle this on your oatmeal, yogurt, granola, or other hot gluten-free cereal.

Other flavor combinations I thought sounded tasty: dried peaches, pecans and cinnamon, dried strawberries and vanilla powder, dried pears and cardamom, dried apricots, pistachios and cinnamon, dried cherries and vanilla powder, dried blueberries, lemon zest and cinnamon.  If you make any of these other combinations, please do stop by and let us know!

Mrs. R’s Breakfast Mix recipe based on Ruth’s Hemp Foods Chia Goodness cereal.  Recipe is copyrighted.  Please give credit to Mrs. R & Honey From Flinty Rocks and link back to this post should you share this.  Thank you!

Blessings,

~Mrs. R