Sunday, August 31, 2014
Hardest part of learning to eat a NEW way is missing the foods I can no longer eat. Yup...the cravings. I miss bread, I miss milkshakes, I miss RED VELVET CUPCAKES with cream cheese frosting
But missing them & actually giving into the cravings are two totally different things. I haven't given in. Instead of giving in I go and educate myself about the BAD that would be going in, and for a momentary taste on my tongue, i'm throwing it all away! So I trudge on, and go busy myself with cutting up veggies so I'm well prepared to cook for the week.
What's funny, I never really ate much bread, and milkshakes or ice cream was never my favorite...But cupcakes? Oh I miss my cupcakes!
On Friday we had a team building exercise where we got to paint. Ironically, this is what we painted:
Monday, August 25, 2014
I have been doing so well on this lifestyle change! I feel great and energized and I am seeing physical progress.
Let me tell you about what I saw was positive gains:
1. Hubby and I went out to eat Friday. We usually don't but the end of the work week and a long drive home from work triggered a "I don't feel like cooking" mood. We decided to go to Texas Roadhouse, but on a Friday night it was PACKED, so he said let's go to El Chico (his coworker said they serve a great rib eye). El Chico is a Mexican restaurant in the same mall. So we went to El Chico and the waiter handed us menus as well as the chips and salsa. We immediately turned away the chips and salsa (this continued throughout our meal, every waiter that walked by tried to put some on our table!) We also handed back the menus and ordered rib eye with sautéed veggies....he gave us a funny look. It was comical, but I thought how awesome for us to go to a Mexican restaurant and eat non-traditional Mexican restaurant foods!
2. I walked a 5k on Saturday night with coworkers. There were 5 of us and all of them are in their 20's (literally half my age, I'm 46) I think I was way more in shape than any of them. I can walk a 5k any night of the week, since my way of paleo consists of lifting heavy things and walk A LOT!
3. Sunday I was so energized, I worked out (lifting weights), walked in the humidity (we live in south Texas, its like walking through a steam bath), cleaned my entire kitchen AND the oven (YUCK) chopped up a ton of veggies in preparing for the week which I never do but thought it would be a great idea. Took grandkids shopping for last minute school stuff, cooked meal for lunches (I wanted to take a picture because this stuff was the bomb...maybe next time) and finally relaxed.
It was a good weekend, and above all I had no cheats. which, for me is awesome. Hubby on the other hand, cheats with a blizzard from Dairy Queen every weekend. Oh, and I saw 177.4 on the scale. YAY for small victories :)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Here is my dinner that I made the other night after I came home from work (6:35 pm) This is salmon with a glaze of pure maple syrup, coconut aminos and lemon juice. Incredibly yummy! I also had an itch for mango salsa, but didn't have all the ingredients. So i decided to make it anyway with what i had. Just mango, olive oil and sea salt...delicious! Then i took fresh broccoli and mixed it up with mayonaisse that I made voila, we had dinner! Done and eating dinner by 7:10. I can honestly say I am amazed by how quickly and easily i can get a dinner like this made by ME!
This week I felt i struggled a little bit because work has been a little stressful, but thankfully i didn't deviate at all. Today I will PLAN our meals for the week so as to not have to whip things up as i go. Just easier that way. Although i do enjoy whipping things up, shows that i am creative at something! I bought the cookbook by NOM NOM PAleo and she has great recipes in there (for those of you that don't know, NOM NOM Paleo is by Michelle Tam and she has a real popular blog in the Paleo world). Cooking Paleo is incredibly easy.
I read somewhere once that i should be setting mini goals for myself. Like waking up and doing push ups, or walking around the block. I decided to do the push ups when I wake up. Literally roll out of bed, walk five steps and drop to the floor. I found that I am getting much stronger! My push ups are easier and I am going to start adding more. Let me back up a little bit, Michael and I started lifting weights about a month ago, so that's why I am seeing strength! No weight loss, but my body IS changing...YAY!
Busy day today. Make our run for fresh eggs, go by farmer Brown's and see what fresh grown veggies he has then drive an hour to Costco and Whole Foods just to get what we can't get locally. Come home and chill, then cook...then I'm off for a 5k FOAM GLOW walk with my peeps from work! I will post some pics tomorrow :)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
My breakfast quiche
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