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Sunday, August 31, 2014

emoticon 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 emoticon

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:

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OMNOMNAMASTE 8/31/2014 2:34PM

I so agree! Missing a food and giving into a craving- two different animals.
You are doing so great! Keep it up.

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GRANDY-N-TN 8/31/2014 2:26PM

    emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful week. Keep Jesus in your plans.

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Another successful weekend!

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 :)


My rambling for the day :)

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 :)

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RHOOK20047 8/23/2014 8:10AM

    Sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the good work. Planning your meals is a great way to stay on program for your diet. I find if I don't plan, I can make more errors in eating when I cook on the spur of the moment. Convenience and good choices don't always go hand in hand.

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Good morning!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

So yesterday I wrote a short post about how my hubby is doing much better than I at losing fat...then I uploaded a picture of what I cooked for breakfast (because I was proud!) and deleted my whole post...oh well...

My whole Paleo journey has been fed by the podcasts of Jason Seib and Sarah Fragoso. I stumbled upon them by downloading Paleo diet apps. They literally changed my world. Now I've bought cook books, The Paleo Diet Coach book, subscribe to digital magazines. On weekends Michael and I drive an hour just to get organic/grass fed meats, wild caught fish, & freshly grown vegetables. We have been searching for local stuff but that's hard to find. Weird because we live in the country where there are farms! But driving around while dropping our grand daughters off one day we came across farm fresh brown eggs at 2.50/dozen. YAY! Paleo eaters LOVE eggs, and backyard eggs are the best!

I'm really loving this lifestyle, my husband is loving the results and my cooking. Today for breakfast I made another crustless quiche, and last night I prepared a slow cooker chicken recipe that smells absolutely marvelous this morning! The best thing about this "diet"? No counting calories...just eating healthy :)

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SURVIVOR61 8/21/2014 8:41PM

    Great Blog~

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JCLJR4547 8/21/2014 8:22AM

  amen to eating healthy!

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SUNSHINEGB 8/21/2014 7:39AM

    It is GREAT when you find a lifestyle that you really like and it works!
Thank you for sharing.

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ELRIDDICK 8/21/2014 7:24AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Love to cook!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My breakfast quiche

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SURVIVOR61 8/20/2014 8:45PM

    Looks delicious!! You go girl.. emoticon

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RHOOK20047 8/20/2014 7:21AM

    Hey, hang in there, it will come. Put your trust in the Lord, and do what you know is right and it will happen for you as well. As pointed out men's and women's motabolism is different. Just stick with it and you will have just as good as results, maybe even better. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/20/2014 7:07AM

  Men always lose faster than's a fact. Unfair, but true.
You ARE doing what is right for you, I'm sure. Hang in there!

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