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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today was a bit hectic......

I woke up around 9 after going to bed after midnight. For breakfast, I ate a scrambled egg omlette with two eggs, two egg whites and peppers and vegetables; with 3 slices of bacon. Oh so good with herbs and garlic. You can never go wrong with garlic. (Maybe that is why I am single, because I have garlic breath... lol)

I was training a new girl at work today and so my day was all off because it was taking longer to train. And of course it was busy today too. I had a few minutes to get down some vegetables and a coconut milk/protein shake.

After an hour of Zumba, I had spicy shrimp cooked in coconut oil with mashed cauliflower for dinner around 8:15.

Then I had a long and arduous conversation with my ex boyfriend about my stuff at his place. Oh the joys of that conversation. If this is what divorce feels like, I am not sure I even wan to think about marriage. :-(

So after the conversation, I was a bit hungry again so I sliced an apple up and had some almond butter with it. Almond butter is soooooooooo good! It's sweet and salty with a great texture.

So my totals today are 1153 calories, 61g of carbs, 66g of fat and 86 g of protein. A smaller amount of protein because I didn't have a double amount during lunch. But I felt good all day and I am still loving these foods!

Day 4 should be easy enough!

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PINKEUROGIRL 1/30/2013 2:22AM

    Doing good!

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Day 2 - a little different

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So yesterday, I worked at double at the bar. I had lunch and dinner already packed and ready to go for when I was hungry.

So I had a personal training in the AM, and for a qucik pick me up; I had a tablespoon of almond butter (sweet and salty, it was great) with a banana.
Afterwards, I wasn't that hungry so I didn't force myself to eat and ate about an hour later. I had the crustless quiche, but added asparagus with chopped bacon and garlic. That side dish was amazing! I saved the other half for lunch. :-)

Lunch included a chicken breast with the asparagus. I ate that around 2:30 feeling satisfied.

Around 4, I had a protein smoothie with coconut milk and whey protein. (I know whey is milk products and that isn't on the paleo diet, but I bought a 6 lb bag at Costco a month ago and I am going to use it gosh darnit!)

Then the rest of the night went weird. It was very slow between 5-7:30 and that was my opportunity to eat dinner' but I wasn't hungry and my stomach was still full. Then the bar ended up getting busy until I closed. I realized I hadn't eaten and it was to the point where it was just late. So when I got home at midnight, I went to bed and then my stomach was feeling hungry and having some pains.

So my totals for yesterday was 994 total calories, 51g of carbs, 45 g of fat and 101 g of protein.

I don't work a double today so it will be a better day for me. :-)

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PJBONARRIGO 1/29/2013 1:04PM

    Sounds like you have a great opportunity to eat Paleo. Your food list made me hungry. Enjoy your time off :-)

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Going Paleo Day 1

Sunday, January 27, 2013

So day 1 started off okay. I kinda dipped this morning (like 1 am this morning) by eating a bit of buicuts and gravy from Shari's after dancing and a couple of drinks. (but hey, I wore my heart rate monitor and I burned 1600 calories dancing for three hours).

But starting off Sunday, I had the a serving of the crustless quiche I made with carrots and zucchini with two slices of bacon at 10 am when I was getting ready for work.

I started to get hungry at 1 pm. I drank some water but I looked at the clock and thought it was 2:30 so I decided to eat something. (It was really 1:30). So I had 6 oz of chicken breast and a homemade smoothie with coconut milk, berries, spinach, kale, chia seeds, flax seeds and protein powder. After lunch, I felt a bit better with some energy.

I didn't get home until 7 pm, that's when I made broiled steak, with sauteed peppers and onions with mashed cauliflower. I ate, but I wasn't that hungry. So i took my time with dinner and felt satisfied afterwards.

I stayed around 1200 calories, with 55 grams of carbs, 64 grams of fat and 135 grams of protein.

So it was a good first day. I have tomorrow planned out and put together because I am working a double so I will be working for lunch and dinner. (I hate the long days, but you gotta do what you gotta do)

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ADZY86 1/28/2013 8:01AM

    Yum! Sounds like a great day. I'm eating paleo too, since the start of January, and I'm loving it. So much yummy food to eat!

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Paleo paleo paleo

Saturday, January 26, 2013

So tomorrow (my work Monday) I am starting the Paleo diet. I had briefly heard of it in the past, but it really peaked my interest a couple of weeks ago when I went out on a date with a man who had been on the Paleo diet for about 20 years. What made me shocked was that he was 42 but looked 33! He said he owes it to his diet and exercise. So i figured why not? I love meat and most veggies.

So i bought Practical Paleo and started reading. A lot of it made sense and some didn't apply to me (I don't have high blood pressure, or any intestinal issues) but I figured with the meal plans and it looked easy enough to cook, why not give it a shot? What's the worst that could happen? Walk away with new recipes to add to my arsenal?Psh...

I went shopping today and bought lots of vegetables and meat. I have already prepped breakfast quiche, chicken, and mashed cauliflower, and vegetables for the next two days. I need to prep my meals because most of the time I am too tired to cook for myself when I get home. So hopefully this will change how I eat and my body will react well to it.

Have a good Saturday!

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LADYKATHLEEN5 1/26/2013 8:01PM

  Interestimg. I hope you will share your progress while following the new diet plans.

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Alllright... Start a-new

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sooooo It's been a while since I have used SparkPeople and it has not been good. I ran my second half marathon on August 5th. After that, I stopped training and no motivation (because I had no more external motivation) my appetite was the same and I kept eating the many calories I was while I was training. The weight just hopped back on. :-( I am at about the same when I started training earlier in the year.

Also later in August, I was going through a life change. I didn't get the job I wanted and I had to make a decision to stay in Central Oregon or to move back to the Valley (and to my 6-year relationship with my boyfriend).

I fell in love with Central Oregon when I first moved. There were always outdoor activities, weekend events, lots of free music and I made some good friends out here. After being depressed in the Valley and weighing 200 pounds, I felt good over here with the healthy atmosphere and the many exercise opportunities. I liked who I was becoming over here.

So I decided to stay in Central Oregon. My boyfriend didn't like that and we broke up. It was very difficult then and is still difficult now (two months later). I was lucky enough to find 3 jobs (one main job and a couple of catering opportunities) and am enjoying Central Oregon for another year.

Last night, I found out that my ex boyfriend has started seeing another girl. I didn't take it very well. I was hurt, pissed, and sick to my stomach. I was crying all night. I couldn't believe that he moved on so quickly. It has been only two months! I figured a 6 year relationship would take a little more to move on from.

I talked to my mom and she said she would be able to assist me with some counseling, if I needed it. Then it dawned on me....

I don't need a counselor, I need a personal trainer. To get back into shape, to feel better on the inside and outside. To release endorphins so I am happier. To finally get that tattoo on my side. To start moving on. For closure.

I need to do this for me. To start a-new.

I will start to use SparkPeople more. Get back on track. Feel better.

I wish you all luck in your journeys, as I start mine again.

Sorry, I needed to write this down and to vent.

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ANDIBG 11/19/2012 1:07AM

    You know what, if your boyfriend was worth it, he would have supported you in your move and in getting healthier. Clearly, something was wrong there in the first place.

Darling, I'm so glad you're back on SparkPeople!

If you want some more motivation and support, come join my SparkTeam!


We can do this together!


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