Back to Fall fashion. It's such an exciting time! The change of seasons is so amazing for new fashion styles. I think that Fall is one of my favorites.
I am digging the plaid, and it is coming in all forms. I love the plaid pants that are coming out, with a funkier style boot.
This Fall, feel free to mix your plaids.
Photo credit: Glowsly.com
Just check out the fabulous mixing of plaids and how awesome they work together.
Don't go overboard, however. Use big pieces sparingly, use silhouettes that are flattering. You don't want to have a "where's Waldo" sort of thing going on, where people cannot find you under all of the plaid.
The hardest part of this Keto 177 diet is the fasting. I have to change habits that are ingrained deep. I've always eaten first thing in the morning. Not a lot, but at least a Zone Bar. I've been on a fast from about 6 or 7pm to 10 or 11am (14-17 hours). Then, during the day I am getting used to being so hungry. I've learned that I need to increase the amount of fat intake. I'm learning. I'm changing habits. I am changing choices. It's a process. This is Day 8 of using the Keto 177 drops.
My Journey To Self Love:
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The weekend went by and my spouse was calling and asking when I would be back. I had to tell him that I wasn't coming back. I wouldn't let him see our baby, my baby. I was not going to allow him to abuse us any more. Sure, I was protecting myself. But, the main person I was protecting was my infant. He was the most important part of the equation.
Those calls turned into threats, which turned into attempts at blackmail. I had to start recording his phone calls so that I would have things to back up what was happening. During those phone calls, he would admit to the abuse, to the illegal things he had done, to being illegal (including all of his family and extended family). The information was extremely valuable.
Then came the divorce papers. We knew they were coming. It was going to be a long, hard fight. I would fight to the death if I had to, in order to save my son from abuse and from living in a home with that kind of parenting. I was not willing to repeat the pattern. I was afraid for my life and for the life of my child.
In the midst of this stress came the knowledge that I would have to find a job and put my son in daycare. It was a very hard thing to do. I didn't know how I was going to leave my infant with someone else for the whole day.
I went and sold my ring and my soon to be ex-spouse's ring for $1500.00. That helped me buy diapers and formula.
Time for a job search and a search for a place that would be safe for my son for while I am at work. This was going to take some doing. The main issue was getting my mind in a space where I could leave my son and go back to work. There was a serious shift even further into survival mode.
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