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JusJoJan & WOD 01-31-21 Healthier Candy

When you’re on a low-carb or diabetic diet, candies are usually taboo. And when you can find them, they are so expensive, you’d rather not even bother.

Well, one solution is you can make your own. Those of you who know or follow me have heard me talk about my home made fat bombs; sugar free “healthy” candy. However, I’ve found an affordable, delicious sugar-free candy by champion candy makers, Russell Stover. You will not be disappointed because they have so many varieties, whatever your favorite flavor is, they probably have it covered.

Notice the difference between the sugar-free packaging and the regular candy.


When I first discovered these tasty morsels, there were a couple of flavors like peppermint patties, chocolate covered coconut, and one that’s like a turtle. Now a days, they have changed the sweetener to Stevia, and they are making more flavors than ever. There are knock-offs of Butterfinger, Snickers, Reese’s and of course the old favs, Mounds, and York Peppermint Patties.

Now, that doesn’t mean I no longer make my fat bombs, but when I want a quick, more portable, individually wrapped bit of Heaven, I reach for a Russell Stover treat. They can even be found at dollar store like Dollar General and Green Tree dollar stores. You get less, but hey, in a pinch, not bad! Grocers like Walmart and Kroger also sell big bags of mixed varieties for about $10.

I still recommend restraint when munching on these delicious bites to about two a day at the most, or you might experience some gastric upset. Stevia affects people in different ways. And, just because they are sugar-free, doesn’t mean they are calorie free or carb free. They aren’t keto, but they can be eaten if you’re keeping your carbs low on a regular basis.

Admittedly, I have fallen off the strict keto wagon during the pandemic. So I honestly haven’t cared about anything except having a safer sweet treat when I am trying to behave a bit better. (And/or I’m too lazy to make fat bombs) 🤣😉


PS-I was obviously mistaken yesterday when I said it was the last day for JusJoJan 😁 I was forgetting that January has 31 days, but then again, I haven’t felt well for a couple of days. I have those terrible mouth ulcers again, making eating difficult. Actually, they make me feel kind of yucky all over. I’m guessing that the reason for that is that these ulcers are caused by a virus and they are situated on the sides of the tongue, so far in the back, you feel more like you have a sore throat. Too much gum chewing might have caused them, but I don’t know. I can’t make sense of any of it, I just treat the symptoms and wait for the happy day they disappear 😌

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JusJoJan & WOD 01-25-21

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She didn’t see life through rose colored glasses, so when the bully crushed them under his boot while snatching her purse in the dark alley, she swore he’d get his comeuppance.

At once, she started formulating her plan, even as he stuffed her in the trunk and drove away to where, she wouldn’t find out. She groped in the dark trunk for the ring to release the hatch, then waited for the car to stop at a light or something.

At the first opportunity, she popped the hatch and slithered out so she would not be detected. Carefully crouching behind the car, she peered through her hazel eyes that, without her specs made everything blurry, and cautiously made her way to the side of the road, miraculously, she didn’t get hit by oncoming traffic.

Hurriedly, she crept behind a gas station until he drove off, but before he did, she snapped a photo of his license plate. Once she saw his taillights disappear, she hurried into the shop and had the clerk call 911. She explained everything to the police when they arrived and luckily, they first put out a bolo for the crook’s car, then kindly drove her home, where she immediately made an appointment to get new glasses.

This silly short story was brought to you by the Word of the Day prompt and part of JusJoJan for today!

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Covering it All Using Prompts

To handle today’s SOCS and the Word of the Day challenge, and get in my JusJoJan post, I’ll give you the ground rules and a warning.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!


Blogging could go on forever! There are endless topics to blog about, and millions of bloggers eager for the chance to write about them. It’s a very competitive market, unless you do it for the pure passion of writing. Lots of people try to monetize their blogs and some are successful. Some people just use it as a sort of daily diary or journal.

Some blogs inform, others tell fabulous stories, and others use prompts like this one to get us in the habit of daily writing and using our old noggins. I feel like you have to talk about something interesting, you also have to know your audience, or your blog isn’t going to have much success. On the other hand, it’s a great community of like minded people (whom I feel are my friends) that support and encourage each other.

My warning is just that if you want to start a blog, go for it, but realize it’s not only fun and educational, it’s addicting and you may never get enough of it. It’s your baby, it needs to be nurtured and cared for, just like plants in the garden. Mine needs many improvements, I need to clean house and get rid of or update old posts and pictures to make room for new posts. The “happiness engineers” at WP can help with this chore, as well as other bloggers who are just as passionate about the technical side of things. I may need to reach out to them and get my questions answered. How do you delete posts and should you to make more room? How do you know which ones to delete?

While I’m off figuring all of that out, y’all have a productive, safe, Saturday! We are supposed to get snow tomorrow, but here in Texas, we take a “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude about such forecasts. 😘


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