The Week In Review #273

Posted November 10, 2019 by Stormi in Misc. / 20 Comments

The Week in Review is where I combine Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post and It’s Monday! What are you reading? Β If you have never joined in on these meme’s you can check them out by clicking on the meme and it will take you to the host blog.

Snow is in our forecast and I am not ready! I have been lucky so far when the snow was in the forecast it went away but this I don’t think is going to but what really gets me is the fact that today is going to be 69 and then tomorrow 34 and snowing! I mean really mother nature get your act together! πŸ™‚ Okay enough of me complaining about are not so fall fall weather. πŸ˜‰

So it’s time for another weightloss update. If this don’t interest you skip to the books. πŸ™‚ So y’all know I am doing the keto diet lifestyle and I have had my ups and downs. I know I could have done better but at the same time I don’t want to lose to fast or I will have really bad saggy skin. So slower doesn’t bother me much. I know I am currently weigh at a number that I can’t even remember being so probably in High School or thereabouts! So I am proud of myself! So drum roll please……. After 10 months on Keto I am 284 and that means I have lost 70 pounds and I did measurements today and lost 39.5 inches!!! πŸ™‚ *happy dance* I still have over a hundred pounds to go but I am getting there. My goal right now is to be 80 or more down by the start of the new year. Not putting a lot of pressure on myself these last two months of the year. (Holiday madness!)

I can finally see the changes myself and every time I look at this pic I see something new that makes me go wow, I really have been doing it! I am losing this weight! I still hate that pooch in the front there but I know that belly fat is hard to lose. Though I did lose a couple inches from there finally! πŸ™‚ I won’t say that we are strict with keto as we have cheated. I don’t call them cheats and I don’t beat myself up about them. I call them treat days and I know I am going to be doing it and then my next meal is a keto meal and I just keep going. I have learned to make new treats and meals I don’t mind eating. The drawback is I hate cooking…lol.

I have made pizzas (fat head dough = almond flour, mozzarella cheese, egg and cream cheese), my own hamburger buns, revamped some sweet treats.


I have never been big on cooking so finding easy recipes online have been great. Most of the time I do my own experiments on sweet treats but I have gotten some online too. It’s amazing what you can make keto friendly! Let me know if you would be interested in some separate post about keto things and recipes. I could give it a whirl. πŸ™‚

So enough gabbing about that on to what I watched which wasn’t a lot but just normal background noise things but I did catch a couple new Hallmark Christmas shows but I am watching more Lifetime right now than Hallmark as they made me made taking my mysteries off early. πŸ™‚Β  I am finding out my favorite Hallmark actors are on Lifetime too…lol. I watched a couple horror movies one called The Breed about genetically altered dogs and Crocodile about a vengeful croc who was upset when some idiots messed up her eggs. It had a dog in it and I will tell you I rooted for the dogs survival more than the people! πŸ™‚ I discovered that Filmrise now has a channel on Sling and it has a variety of things where I found a couple of old tv series I remember growing up so been watching them, Hunter and The Greatest American Hero!

Okay on to the books! Have a great week and happy reading!

What you might have missed on my blog

Books I have added

Nothing from Netgalley or Edelweiss!!!


I did get a surprise in the mail the other day!

  • Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings – This surprise turned up the other day from Simon and Schuster! It sounds super cute and a bit like a Narnia adventure but with a grandfather clock instead of a wardrobe. My first print 2020 books!

I also received something cool and bookish to review but I forgot to post it on here so going to now since I have my phone hooked up and the pictures are on there…lol.

  • Harry Potter Crochet Set – It even comes with a wand crochet hook! It comes with the string to make Dobby and Harry and I must start working on this soon…lol. I know a little about crocheting so hopefully I can figure these out. πŸ™‚

Books read last week

  • Those Who Came Before – This was a Native American folklore horror and I really liked it!
  • A Riesling to Die – It was an okay start to a series but I kind of thought the MC was annoying and a bit of an idiot at times but maybe she will grow on me! I really love this duo authors first series so hope this one turns out better. I am binging this series this month for the Can you read a series in a month challenge, so glad I got one down only three to go!

Currently reading

  • The Face of Fear – Still not real far into this one and not real sure what I think of it yet. It’s one of Koontz early works and the writing isn’t the best, but it’s for my 5 Decades of Horror Challenge read a book from the 1970’s so hopefully it will pick up soon. I am only 28% into it.
  • Snow Creek – I will be honest there are just parts in there that I prefer where not in it and it’s a personal preference thing but it’s dragging down my enjoyment of this book. If it wasn’t for a tour I would probably DNF it and be done but I will continue on and maybe I will like it enough to overlook things I don’t care for. I am about 32% into this one.
  • Chardonnayed to Rest – I just started it and only a chapter into it, so nothing to report.
  • Ninth House – I don’t know about this one, not really feeling it but haven’t given it a lot of time. Still only about 4 hours into it with about 13 more to go!
  • Apple Cider Slaying – I am enjoying this one so far and only started it yesterday but I got about two hours into it. I am listening to it for the HOHOHORAT! It’s the only book I have planned for that readathon…lol. Better than nothing! πŸ™‚

Oh and!

  • The Stand – This will be a three month ongoing buddy read with Barb. We are reading it in three sections and I have started on it but not prioritized it yet.

What might be up next

Reading plenty right now but if I decide to through in another one!


How was your week? What did you get?

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20 responses to “The Week In Review #273

  1. RO

    Well, I gotta admit that the thought of snow here would be fabulous! We had a very hot summer, and the temps are starting to go down just a bit, so that makes me happy. For some reason, cooler weather energizes me a lot more to exercise and walk. My goodness, you’re motivating me to stick with the keto diet!!!! You’ve really been doing your thing, and I’m proud of your work. Sending lots of hugs your way! RO

    • Stormi

      I always think cooler weather is great when it’s hot but not when it gets here…lol. Cooler weather makes me hibernate not exercise and walk…lol. πŸ™‚ Glad I was motivating! Keto can be daunting at times but stick with it! πŸ™‚

  2. Wow!!! Look at you! No, seriously, look! You can really see the difference in your neck, face, and upper body, can’t you?

    And look at your sleeves!!! They started out as like, little shoulder caps almost and now your arms have shrunk so much they are almost to your elbow.

    All your hard work and determination is really paying off!

    Interested to see how it goes with the Harry Potter Crochet. If I knew how to crochet I’d be all over that.

    Same for us here in Arkansas as far as weather. 70 today, maybe snow tomorrow. I love snow so I am praying hard for it. LOL

    • Stormi

      I know! It’s why it’s very important to take photos before so you can see the change! πŸ™‚ I am in Missouri so we are probably having the same weather cycle…blah.

    • Stormi

      It’s just hard going from 69 to 34 πŸ™ I am not a fan of mother nature right now…lol. Thanks, it’s been a lot of hard work but I am getting there! πŸ™‚

  3. Everyone is talking about snow, but it still seems too early to me. You are doing so well with the weight loss. Congrats! What an accomplishment. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Snow! And a 30 degree temp swing- I hate those! It’s nice one day and then the next you about freeze to death. Ugh. Hope you dodge the snow again this time.

    That pizza looks delish. πŸ™‚

    What is it about animals that we root for them to survive over the humans?? lolol

    • Stormi

      OMG! I am so freezing today! I am so through with winter and technically it’s not even winter! That pizza was good, almost taste like the real thing…lol.

  5. get it! I KNOW how hard it is to lose weight (and here I am with baby weight to lose again!), so HUGE congrats. keep at it, you’ve got this. And yeah, don’t be too hard on yourself with the holidays, they happen, we manage, and then we keep moving!

    Also, I know, snow is not cool right now. It’s November. Very clearly still fall. Stop it! I hope you manage the cold better than expected. Happy reading πŸ™‚

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