FITSMALLCLOTHES's SparkPeople Blog FITSMALLCLOTHES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Co-leader of Grain Brain and so much more. Been with Sparkpeople over two years, met goal and now became a co-leader of a team. <BR> <BR> Recently changed my name to Fitsmallclothes to recognize my progress because of Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> This is an invitation for you to join Grain Brain and so much more. <BR> <BR> It is a great, fairly new team. We show links to other great reads and videos. <BR> <BR> Join us and be part of the action! <BR> <BR> <link> ark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6 1497 </link... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:43:27 EST I would like to write a book about paleo health <BR> I would like to write a book and am looking for contributors. <BR> I would like to know how you arrived at paleo, what % paleo, why you eat this way, and what benefits. Also, what is your favorite recipe. <BR> If interested you can email me at <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Thanks for considering this, <BR> Dayle Mon, 30 Dec 2013 05:47:02 EST Do you want to lose weight? This is why when I went clean, primal, paleo I lost my excess weight. <BR> Fructose, sucrose is in almost every processed food. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> It takes a while, but what have you got to Lose? It is nice to understand and see proof of this toxic poison Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:06:52 EST Made goal. Thank you to my wonderful Spark Family. You guys and gals are wonderful. You led me to my current eating habits, great health, and now my goal. I did make it by birthday. It was just after two year sparkversary. <BR> I am going to give myself a break up to 4 pounds. I am not going beyond that again. <BR> <BR> With the high fat diet I am on, it is tasty, filling and easy to skip a meal sometimes. <BR> I no longer think about food all the time. That is a big change in my life. I think I ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:53:16 EST Dangerously close to goal. My birthday is Friday. I am turning 58. I still work full time as a nurse in a prison. My sister visited last month. I was 3 lb from goal when she arrived. Not so a week later. I promised myself I would try hard to lose it down to goal by birthday. <BR> <BR> I know how now, thanks to all the interesting teams I joined here at SP. I asked questions, did Internet searches, read and read more in books. <BR> I took a break from SP for a while, just learning more and assisting DH on his paleo ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:07:40 EST Join the GRAIN BRAIN team. You will love it here. This is a great team open to learning and sharing. <BR> Hugs Sun, 3 Nov 2013 10:16:41 EST Reading Grain Brain Do yourself a favor. <BR> Read this: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are doing so well with health, weight and everything. Wishing all of you well, that is why I am sharing. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Dayle Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:26:58 EST That was way cool There were only 5 of us on this Labor Day weekend. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I paid 17 for this and thought it was great. Large cucumbers and squash make a lot of juice and it is mild, good for adding the darker greens. <BR> But then one of our group bought this for juicing, so did I. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This came in a huge bag for $5. <BR> Amazing, I am set to juice a week or tw... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 15:29:56 EST Farmers Market We are headed to the farmers market this morning. We are meeting a paleo meet-up group of people. I love farmers markets and live in area with many markets within driving distance. It is really a great time of year for fresh local produce. I love to support the locals. <BR> Well, been replacing the PM snacking with the juicing nearly three weeks. I love it. Made a couple nasty things, don't want okra or mustard leaves, but most have been really enjoyable. <BR> Sure like the idea of getting ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:53:25 EST Hello all my dear Spark Friends Just another update. I am still paleo. I found I was paleo snacking in the evenings, so bought an omega juicer and been juicing dinner for a couple weeks. The weight dripped right back off. I watched fat sick and almost dead. I don't need to juice with the food I eat, but sure can get in more vegetables this way. It gives me micronutrients. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I vary the ingredients each day. Rare fruits, usually just lemon or lime.... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:51:10 EST I am well Thanks to all my Spark friends, asking if I am ok. <BR> We still eat paleo and are healthy. DH has some organic beer sometimes and a bowl of popcorn about once a month. He then gets popcorn gut and wants it less. <BR> <BR> I got a compressor type ice cream maker and can chill the ice cream as long as I want. <BR> We are in AZ and the ice cream is a great treat. <BR> <BR> DOC privatized healthcare to Wexford, they did not make it and it changes to Corizon this weekend. I get a new job Tu... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 10:22:47 EST 33 PRIMAL eBooks for $39<BR>leo-ebook-bundle-this-week-only/ <BR> <link><BR>eo-ebook-bundle-this-week-only/ </link> <BR> <BR> We eat paleo and find this to be a great collection for a reasonable price. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:23:09 EST Near goal and how we are doing Paleo. <BR> We are eating mostly paleo. Stopped wheat and glutens months ago. I cook and bake everything. We have had pizza, muffins, cookies, bread, ice cream, crackers and pie. I can eat less than DH of these things. DH has scotch instead so beer. He was a beer freak. He had gout, no more. I have a drink every month or so. That may be red wine. I make grass fed jerky for us. We also keep a nut mixture around. We used to eat tubs of popcorn. DH stopped asking for it weeks ago. I make coconut ice c... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:17:27 EST Cruise I have heard about a sixth annual low carb cruise in May 2013. <BR> <BR> Anyone been on this cruise any of the other five times? <BR> <BR> How was it? Mon, 3 Dec 2012 08:12:33 EST Level 15. 403 points! There is a tell us more about yourself for 250 points! And I got 20 log in points. <BR> 403, don't think I will see that again. <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Glad I like level 15, looks like I will be there a while. About a month or so. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:00:03 EST 100 points to level 15 Yea Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:41:50 EST Thanksgiving birthday. It was great. I cooked for 4 days and reheated after we got to Quartzite. I drank wine from a winery we visited 19 years ago and finally found in a store. I ate coconut milk ice cream I made at home. <BR> Wow, everything was delicious. DH wished me happy birthday in person and on his fav Facebook. And SP. <BR> The dogs are angels. <BR> Hugs and thanks for the well wishes, it was <em>250</em> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 21:21:45 EST Happy Thanksgiving Hope all my Sparkfriends have a great day. <BR> We cooked ahead and are heading to 5 days of camping. <BR> Today is my birthday. The food is all traditional, but paleo, and ready to heat and serve when we get there. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>429</em> <em>383</em> <em>426</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Dayle Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:33:06 EST Day 28 END OF WHOLE30 I know I have had trouble with the counting. This has been a great thing to do for my body, weight, taste buds, cravings and much more. <BR> <BR> I am sticking with paleo. Going to overeat tomorrow and walk a lot while camping. Within a week will probably go very low carb, but going to enjoy the baked goods this week. <BR> <BR> Hugs everyone, have a Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:45:58 EST Day 27 Whole30 Worked, cooked, packed Not going thirty, tomorrow 28 is the last day for me. DH baked the turkey this PM, I made the gravy when I came home. <BR> Lastly I made the sweet potato casserole. <BR> Packed some clothes and headed for the shower. <BR> Not craving anything, but think I can enjoy the special treats and huge meal on Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:32:50 EST Day 26 Whole30 can't count Looks like I have messed up the count on my blogs about whole30. <BR> Well, I will stop short of thirty as I have been cooking for two days and not done yet. <BR> Thanksgiving is odd to me this year. This is the first year of no Mom or Dad. My birthday falls on T every seven and eleven years. Have always been invited somewhere and never cooked T dinner. I used to fight having turkey saying I did not want to be told what to eat for my birthday dinner. <BR> Well, first year without Dad and ... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:42:17 EST Day 24 Whole30 Shopping & Cooking Made the list and printed recipes yesterday. Shopped this AM and cooked all PM. <BR> Made crackers for DH, have more kinds to make tomorrow. <BR> Made another treat and ice cream with topping. <BR> Made mayo in the vitamix, then coleslaw in the vitamix. Made a bacon, broccoli, grape. . . Salad with mayo too. <BR> Have so far to go, don't feel like I got much done. <BR> Vita-Mix is a blender on steroids. Have loved it for 7 years. <BR> Hugs and blessings. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 01:02:25 EST Day 23 Whole30 Jerky, laundry, meal planning We prepared ~ 12 pounds of ground beef last night for jerky. <BR> This AM wrapped sticky side plastic wrap on rolling pin, divided grass fed seasoned ground beef into fifths and started rolling on the 5 para flex sheets. When rolled out, brushed with aminos (one with JD) and freshly ground pepper. Into the dehydrator on 155. <BR> One hour later I turned them and removed the para flex sheets, turning down to 145. <BR> Another hour later turned and removed the small whole plastic sheets, lea... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:22:34 EST Day 22 Whole30 just work plan camping Last work day today. 3 off and planning on taking the trailer on Thanksgiving, aka my birthday for a 5 day weekend. Planning the food now and will shop and cook this weekend. What a hoot. Something different. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Dayle Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:47:39 EST Day 21 whole30. Wolf day? Just working, glad I had prepared so much food. There is a going away pot luck party at work. Taking my food and a couple boxes of junk food for them. <BR> I have not had a problem resisting SAD, I see most of it as poison to my body. I wouldn't drink draino or eat their pizza and Mac n cheese. <BR> <BR> Know the movie pulp fiction with the Wolf who fixes things? Well, working with the Wolf from my company today. He came to AZ from PA to find our trouble areas and clean it up. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:47:08 EST Day 20 whole30 ice cream, not Well the ice cream maker and paleo recipe book arrived. Got to wait 10? Days. DH hopefully will not have to wait. Well late nights, work 10 and drive two more. Will have to think of ice cream and other things another day. <BR> Hugs, <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:47:34 EST Happy Sparkversary to me! One year and learned a lot, lost weight, made tons of great friends, changed goal from wt loss to health, happy, productive. WOW <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <BR> Dayle Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:48:10 EST Day 20 Whole 30 20/30 Jerky is great Guess it reminds me of vision in need of correction. <BR> Well, I am seeing clearly. I have enjoyed a more lenient paleo eating, but this is good for me too. <BR> When I first started paleo, I did not have the flours and was eating strictly for weeks before I received supplies and DH started, wanting it to have substitutions for the SAD. <BR> <BR> It has been a lot of fun creating things (from recipes) to see if he would like them. Last night browned onion and pepper, added left over chi... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:30:27 EST Day 19 Whole30 Grass fed ground beef JERKY in dehydrator Have two pounds of beef in dehydrator. We made two pounds of flank steak last week and ate it all. So good, a little strong maybe, used a recipe that called for mixing with lime juice after draining. Well that takes about 4 hours in the dehydrator and the ground beef is expected to take more than double! <BR> <BR> Got it in early this AM. You mix powder salt, pepper..... in and let it set 24 hours, did that yesterday. <BR> <BR> Well, awaiting results and have to launder my work clothes. <B... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:22:45 EST Day 18 Whole30 cold swimming The pool has really cooled off. 69 today. Outside temp 59, so it is headed down some more. We still have solar heat on, but not using the electric heat. Pool not covered, hubby complaining. <BR> He said he wanted to sell the marvelous house he built me here and move back to MI. So, I have been doing MI training. <BR> Door open, fan on at night with a sheet or less and swimming in the colder pool. <BR> The notion of calories in and calories out is true of course, but did you notice that yo... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:09:14 EST Day 17 Whole30 losing weight No, you are not supposed to get on the scale. I knew I would have to break that when I started as I previously committed to a weekly weigh in on my 5% fall weight loss challenge. <BR> So, I do get to see the weight weekly an am down again. Just needed to feel what is right, amount, type of food. In this case, I cut back on the carbs, increased the protein and cut the fat some. I cut way back on the nuts. I am allowing more today as a calorie challenge. <BR> This Whole30 way of eating is so... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:48:57 EST Day 15 Whole30 halfway and eating less naturally Yes, I eat less naturally, crave snacks less. A snack was a handful of raw nuts or macadamias. I am less hungry and have lots of good food prepared for when I do want something. <BR> <BR> I feel good, move effortlessly, mostly have a better outlook on this journey. <BR> My sparkversary approaches this next week. I have learned so much. SP is a wonderful place to share information. I have used a lot of links and book suggestions. In turn, after learning a lot, I have totally shed how I u... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:30:41 EST Day 14 Whole30 and working too much I am salary. I am on call. My boss yells at me. I am trying to complete the months big project timely and avoid her wrath. I run a prison health unit. Well, I should, but with the new company and so many people bailed, I have been running TWO since July 1. Don't have steady use of a PC at work. Most of my work requires a PC. And I have an IT degree. <BR> I finished some at home on my PC using my ink and paper for 2 3/4 hours after a ten hour day and two hours driving. <BR> Thanks for lettin... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:11:33 EST Day 13 Whole30 feeling good VOTE I sleep better all the time. Jerky turned out very tasty. I am going to try a ground recipe next time. <BR> Chicken, roast all marvelous. Have to freeze some portions today. <BR> Well, been feeling good, real good. <BR> Makes me wonder what I have been doing to the body that helps me get around and interact. I have a different attitude, used to use food as entertainment, now survival. <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:08:53 EST Day 12 Whole30 what's cooking? I put the jerky in the dehydrator this morning. <BR> A beef roast is in the crock pot with garlic, carrots and celery. <BR> The go around 'set it and forget it' has a large chicken. <BR> We still have to cut up the jicama for snacks. <BR> Need to grill the hamburgers, make more hard boiled eggs and got DH some chicken breasts to grill and cut up for his salads. He likes that at Costco, but the home made version is healthier. I serve pine nuts instead of croutons. <BR> Well, that will be ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:48:18 EST Day 11 Whole30 meals planned I want beef jerky, so thawed some steaks, cut, marinating in frig and will dehydrate/cook later. <BR> We fermented our own pickles, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. <BR> Now, I am going to have jerky without sugar, odd spices, preservatives and other strange ingredients. <BR> Hamburgers for lunches. Hardboiled eggs for snacks. <BR> Occ salad, steaks on the grill, I have fresh pork cooked far a couple slices with eggs. <BR> A chicken and a beef roast are thawing. <BR> Well, cook and pr... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 03:00:26 EST Grand Canyon Pictures <img src=""> <BR> With this, the $25 park entrance to Grand Canyon was $0. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 63 F and comfortable in huaraches and sleeveless, should have had the shorts. <BR> We walked so much we are sore today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> DH lost en... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 17:46:55 EST Day 10 planning and shopping for weeks whole30 We had a great time @ Grand Canyon yesterday. DH pedometer read 14,000. We had to carry the boys a lot. Bradley is having trouble with his knee from over exercising. <BR> We walked for a while and then tailgaited our lunch. I brought the raw food for the boys too and their carrots. <BR> We had grass fed burgers, hard boiled eggs (cooked @ home), jicama chips and I snacked on a home made nut mixture. Lots of water. Walked more. <BR> <BR> I use the iPad most of the time and can not post the... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 11:38:08 EST Day 9 Whole30 and headed to the Grand Canyon Posting early for tomorrow, we will get up early, pack food and dogs. Clothes for cold weather is likely too. Well, glad we have so much we can eat here. I had a jacima snack dipped in almond butter. Amazing. <BR> <BR> Well, off to the big hole, maybe take a picture. <BR> The car should make it there and back on one tank. <BR> <BR> Oh, DH turned 62 and we bought his senior pass for $10. Lifetime pass gets us in free! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 23:02:35 EST Day 8 Whole 30 Report all good. <BR> Lots of ready food, planning makes a difference. If you get hungry, you might be apt to pick up the closest easiest food. If you plan, that food is more likely to be something you made that is right for your body. Better yet, after all that planning, you are not as likely to get really hungry and can trim down the portions. <BR> <BR> Feeling good, so I know it is right. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:22:40 EST Day 7 Whole30 All is well. <BR> Working hard, less emphasis on food. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:22:32 EST Day 6 Whole30 Eating what I made on Monday. It works out well. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:20:54 EST Day 5 and back to work Since I have to pack it in or it isn't there (like an island) I find it easy to keep on track for these four days each week. I have to think ahead and prepare. <BR> Well, with all the preparation this weekend, all meals are easy. <BR> <BR> It tastes so good! <BR> <BR> The abundance and variety of flavors is amazing. I see with the hamburger helper mentality I used to have I did not know food at all. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:31:57 EST Day 4 Whole30 and cooking Made the dog cookies for 4 months. Couple packs for freezer and several for deep freeze. They are made with 7.5 lb chicken livers, powder milk, dozen eggs, big can pumpkin, baking soda, anise, what ever flour I have on hand. Was not using corn meal or wheat... To see if Bradley had a rash because of it. I used corn and wheat in 1/2 and wheat in the other 1/2. <BR> Will watch his skin. They eat raw for bkfst, dinner and carrot treats. Instinct. Bradley still has to lose 0.8 pounds. He was ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:09:54 EST Day 3 whole30. Non GMO. Go prop 37! I support prop 37 in CA. <BR> They are doing us all a great favor to get this bill passed. It will make it easier for the rest of us to pass similar. <BR> The FDA, our own government, is ruled by Monsanto and other genetic engineers that are literally killing us with their foreign protein products. <BR> FDA refuses to do any safety testing. Changed, totally new products are sold to you as safe food. <BR> Loving whole non-gmo organic food today. Have the fresh pasture picnic roast in croc... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 11:29:01 EST Day 2 Whole30 Enjoying the great freedoms of eating this way again. I got sick to death of beans. I think part of the 4HB that was supposed to work was eating the same bkfst each day, same lunch... <BR> I think that is ok. I ate a pbj almost every day for lunch in school. It I thought it was healthy I could eat it every day for the rest of my life. But beans! <BR> We shopped at whole foods. I made myself a pan of rhubarb and a couple strawberries. What a great treat. DH got some hot pepitas. I made a mixtu... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 01:19:53 EST Day 1 Whole30 kind of a stricter Paleo Was eating Paleo for a while, getting along well. Feeling good, losing weight regularly and then read another book... <BR> Well, I tried the 4 Hour Body way of eating. It includes beans or legumes with each meal and a cheat day one day a week where you eat anything you crave and all you want to eat. <BR> Tried that 2.5 weeks and felt bloated, headache and generally sensed it was wrong for me. <BR> So, went back to Paleo. Yes, feeling better already. <BR> I wave been reading about the Whole... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:51:46 EST 4 HB slow carb? No Paleo wins out. I was feeling so good and convinced myself to try the 4 hour body slow carb with the day seven cheat day. <BR> I can't keep it up. Had been eating paleo and gave myself permission to eat anything on cheat day and eat all these beans. Yuck. It just feels really wrong. I am not going to eat the beans tomorrow and not going to CHEAT MYSELF ON SATURDAY. <BR> Paleo for me. Maybe something like whole30 challenge. Maybe just back to paleo. I don't feel good, bloated and had not had a HA in month... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 01:04:44 EST Went out to dinner on "cheat" day We went with the neighbors to a local Mexican food restaurant. It was marvelous. <BR> DH and I had steak fajitas. We held the rice and asked for the low carb tortillas. They would not hold together, so mixed the guacamole and picante on the hot steak vege plate. It was so big, I could only eat 1/4. I am heating up some each morning with an egg to eat the leftovers. <BR> Such a great meal and I have a rerun every day for the week. <BR> Well, what I am trying to say is I increased the calo... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:29:15 EST Yes, getting near GOAL! In 5% fall weight loss challenge. Week three started yest, Sat. Lost a pound each first two weeks. Using slow carb eating / 4 hour body by ferriss. I use a "notice how I feel" calorie restriction 6 days and have a cheat day on Sat. Lose that weight the next couple days and another pound the last couple. <BR> I do not snack anytime and find something to do in the evening instead of something that would leave me wanting. <BR> I practice clenching my jaw shut. <BR> I do 20 swings with a 3... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:03:34 EST