KRAVMAGAGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KRAVMAGAGIRL KRAVMAGAGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Intuitive Eating. Giving up the numbers for good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980639 Hey yo! Been a bit since I posted! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to give a quick update on how I'm doing and what I've got going on in my health world at the moment... <BR> <BR> Over the last 4-5 months, I've been focusing on what I call "intuitive eating" or eating according to "the hunger scale." Basically there is no more counting calories, no worrying about scale numbers or percentages or blah blah blah, you eat when you reach a certain point of being hungry - based on a sense of physical urg... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 15:06:18 EST Almond Joy Fudge (recipe!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900496 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l621445933.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I saw a recipe on Pinterest today for "Almond Joy Fudge" ... however I was pretty much BUMMED when I saw that it was full of powdered sugar, butter, and the likes. So tonight I whipped up a healthy version that tastes ah-mazing!!! Here is what I put together: <BR> <BR> 4 tbsp coconut oil <BR> 1/2 large mashed banana <BR> 2 tbsp cocoa or carob powder <BR> half dropper stevia (opt) <BR> 1/4 tsp vanilla <BR> -- <... Sun, 27 May 2012 22:38:18 EST Food Photo Diary Day 30 (recipe: dark chocolate protein candy bar?!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889904 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764942790.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - pumpkin pie smoothie!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961633747.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. 2 overeasy eggs and steak. One of my favorite meals of ALL time. I am a breakfast fanatic lol!! <BR> <BR> TOTALLY forgot to take a picture of dinner (just a salad), but I'll make up for it with a really yummy recipe that I had for dessert! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 20 May 2012 15:20:10 EST Food Photo Diary Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887812 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l703133077.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast... Blueberry Detox Smoothie! (I have the recipe for my detox smoothie posted in my blog a few days back). Smoothie weather is officially here... it was HOTTTTT today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l223923999.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. Tuna with spicy buffalo sauce, and half an avocado. I love the combo of buffalo sauce & avocado! So delicious!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Fri, 18 May 2012 20:51:48 EST Food Photo Diary Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860628977.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - waffle sandwich! I made the same recipe for the waffles that I've been making, then I topped it with some turkey, a fried egg, and a bit of avocado. The sweet from the waffle was SOOOO good with the savory & salty... SO doing that again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664950286.jpg"> <BR> Lunch - Easy & yummy. Chicken salad with avocado and salsa dressing. <BR> <BR> <img sr... Fri, 18 May 2012 10:40:03 EST Food Photo Diary Day 27 (recipe: protein pudding) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884863 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l839953976.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - Jen's Gone Paleo waffles SUCCESS #2!!!!!!!! I win again! They were even better today because I topped them with pumpkin & coconut milk. Noms! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l561663553.jpg"> <BR> Dinner (wasn't hungry at lunchtime) - protein pudding. Pretty yummy! <BR> <BR> My recipe for protein pudding: <BR> <BR> 1 package unflavored gelatin, prepared with 2 cups of water and... Wed, 16 May 2012 21:57:04 EST Food Photo Diary Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883407 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49838698.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast. WINNING!!!! I did it! I!!! Made waffles!!! (said like Tom Hanks lol). Made waffles from Jen's Gone Paleo again, after my failed attempt yesterday. It WORKED! Turns out I just overloaded my waffle maker... and forgot to grease it. Lol! Anyway... yeah they look weird because they're green, but they are DELICIOUS! Full recipe/blog here: http://jensgonepaleo.blogspot.com/2012/04/<BR>easy-waffles.html <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 15 May 2012 23:10:55 EST Food Photo Diary Day 25 (recipe: paleo waffles) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884463859.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast... Ummmm. Ok.. So... Breakfast was made of fail, covered in fail-sauce. I was TRYING to make waffles from Jen's Gone Paleo, but I did something wrong so my waffles came out of my waffle maker in clumps... lol! I ended up eating them in a bowl, topped with pumpkin puree. The flavor was AMAZING, but I gotta figure out what I did wrong in the cooking step. Lol! Anyway... here is the recipe... to be tried again tom... Mon, 14 May 2012 21:09:23 EST Food Photo Diary Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879966 Weird hunger day today... I think that the yogurt isn't sitting well with me. No more yogurt for a while! After breakfast this morning, I wasn't hungry again until almost 5pm, and I felt like I had a cold. The only thing I could think of was the yogurt - that's all I did different than I have been for a few weeks, now! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l7194320.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - Greek yogurt with carob powder and cinnamon, plus I added some almonds, carob nibs... Sun, 13 May 2012 22:02:42 EST Food Photo Diary day 23 (Recipe: Detox Shake... and not the icky green kind!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878684 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l216144223.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast. Greek yogurt with pumpkin, cacao nibs, almonds, and coconut shreds. Oh and a little bit of ezekiel cereal for texture! I was only able to eat half! Saved the other half for breakfast tomorrow. Super filling and super yums! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775322401.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. Chicken, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms with avocado. Got half of that for later, t... Sat, 12 May 2012 20:22:01 EST Food Photo Diary Day 22 (recipe: cookie dough protein shake) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877673 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l413424432.jpg"> <BR> Brunch. Wasn't hungry until almost 11, so when I finally got hungry I threw together some "Paleo Breakfast Cereal." Basically it's just chopped/sliced fruit, coconut shavings, all swimmin' in almond milk! I topped mine with some hemp seeds this morning for a little crunch, too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l562685892.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. Chicken avocado salad yumminess!!! Also had a few Gard... Fri, 11 May 2012 22:40:21 EST Food Photo Diary day 21 (Pizza for breakfast? You betcha!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876892 WOD today was hella awesome... <BR> <BR> Warm-Up: <BR> 800m Run <BR> then 3 rounds: <BR> 30 Double-Unders <BR> :30 Handstand Hold <BR> 30 Hollow Rocks <BR> Romanian Deadlifts 5×5 <BR> then... <BR> AMRAP 5:00 KB Swings <BR> <BR> Personal loads: <BR> 1 DU for every 9 singles (YAY! I have never been able to do them before!!) <BR> RDL: 120# (that's +25# from a month ago!) <BR> KB: 98 swings @ 26# <BR> <BR> Great workout... that on top of my bicycle ride this evening... 12 miles of hills! W... Fri, 11 May 2012 10:51:17 EST Food Photo Diary Day 20 (recipe: cauliflower "rice") http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874827 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824679274.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast; fluffy & soft apple coconut protein pancakes! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37339784.jpg"> <BR> Lunch; turkey, avocado, and red onion on a bed of greenleaf and topped with dried red peppers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l944069392.jpg"> <BR> Snack - Almonds! I <em>26</em> almonds!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6... Wed, 9 May 2012 23:55:57 EST Food Photo Diary Day 19 (recipe: coconut apple pancakes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873589 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l569764658.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - Apple Coconut Pancakes! They are sooo soft and fluffy and just absolutely delicious!! Haha. <BR> <BR> Recipe: <BR> <BR> 2 egg whites (or 1 egg if you like) <BR> 1 tbsp coconut milk (from a can) <BR> 1/8 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Whey protein or Brown Rice, but I always make sure it's only sweetened with stevia) <BR> 1 tbsp flax meal <BR> 1/4 apple, finely minced <BR> 1 date, mi... Wed, 9 May 2012 09:02:16 EST Food Photo Diary Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479817085.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast. Protein pancake with apples and walnuts, topped with coconut milk and cinnamon! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275821341.jpg"> <BR> Lunch: Chicken & avocado with spicy brown mustard! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380524936.jpg"> <BR> Dinner: Roast beef with greenleaf lettuce and spicy mustard... I have rediscovered my love for mustard! Lol!! Mon, 7 May 2012 21:58:19 EST Food Photo Diary Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869421 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688825937.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - had to repeat last night's dinner because it was soooo yummy!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l493584148.jpg"> <BR> Got busy and didn't get to eat lunch, but mom and I met up at the movies and had some drinks.. teehee! I forgot to take a pic of mine... well that and I think taking photos in the movie is frowned upon... perhaps.... ;-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 6 May 2012 20:50:52 EST Food Photo Diary Day 16 (Recipes: Paleo Sugar Cookie Donuts, & "Cereal") http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868158 Oh TOM... how I hate thee, let me count the ways. I have been starving ALL DAY!!!!! So I ate a lot today... and I think I missed pics of some of it... because I was noshin down. Lol! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542330669.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast: flax meal porridge topped with bananas & cinnamon. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964007263.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast part 2: Paleo Sugar Cookie donut. NOMS. <BR> <BR> Recipe for donuts: ... Sat, 5 May 2012 21:09:06 EST Food Photo Diary Day 15 (recipe: Bubble and Squeak) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866861 Our WOD today... "Helen" ... my first of the Ladies... and she was a b****!!! I ended up laying on the floor shaking... and just BARELY made it in time before the cut off. But I did it! And it left me EXHAUSTED today! Very ready for my weekend of rest. It also left me STARVING. ALL. DAY. However I'm due for TOM any day so that could be playing a part in that, as well. Grrr. Oh well. :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l820106227.jpg"> <BR> Helen. Doesn't look lik... Fri, 4 May 2012 20:38:35 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 14 (and a recipe!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866000 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l230546313.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - apple flax pancake topped with cinnamon coconut butter! <BR> <BR> My apple pancake recipe: <BR> 2 egg whites <BR> 1 tbsp milk (coconut, almond, etc) <BR> 1/8 tsp cinnamon <BR> 5 drops vanilla stevia (or 2 tsp other sweetener) <BR> 1/3 apple, minced <BR> 2 tbsp flax meal <BR> <BR> Whisk together egg whites, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until frothy and well mixed. Add in apples and flax, and then set aside fo... Fri, 4 May 2012 09:33:51 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863973 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685323688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast. Fried egg, bacon, cauliflower hashbrowns, and avocado. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506167998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snack. Almond joys! Homemade of course. Coconut oil, carob powder, an almond in the center, topped with coconut shavings. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l818641384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dinner. Wasn't hungry for lunch so I ate an earl... Wed, 2 May 2012 23:51:15 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861932 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l388154330.jpg"> <BR> Pre-breakfast WOD today was awesome, so we all took our pic by the board afterwards! Today's was: <BR> <BR> AMRAP 15:00 <BR> 5 muscle ups <BR> 10 KB snatches <BR> 15 SL sit ups <BR> 20 double unders <BR> <BR> Personal load: <BR> 5 rounds + PU + KB + 8 SU <BR> Pull ups with band <BR> 18# KB <BR> <BR> Now... on to the food! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l731767205.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast. ... Tue, 1 May 2012 20:41:47 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860179 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l315051028.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast... apple protein pancake topped with cinnamon coconut butter, and a couple of almonds/walnuts on the side. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18495181.jpg"> <BR> Lunch... Avocado & chicken salad bowl from Which Wich. If you've been following my blog, I'm sure you're astonished! Lol! Not!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559268579.jpg"> <BR> Dinner. Re... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:52:25 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858179 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405564845.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast - fried egg, avocado, cauliflower hashbrowns, and some chicken sausage from Sprouts. Noms! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l56557213.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. Went on a 7 mile walk to try out my new Minimus 10 shoes (LOVE LOVE LOVE!) and when I got home, I decided to treat myself to a Paleo dessert, which I very rarely do! I whipped up a serving of "cookie dough" and noshed on that for my... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:46:30 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856890 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603730480.jpg"> <BR> Day 9 - Breakfast. Little different today... Apple slices with mixed nuts and a couple of dried plums! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l623677292.jpg"> <BR> Day 9 - Snack. Trail mix! I picked around the m&ms (ok... so I ate 1. Wasn't as good as I thought it would be) and ate around 1/2 oz or so. I always end up picking out the almonds and cashews before I eat any peanuts... haha! <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:51:48 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l77349636.jpg"> <BR> Day 8 - Breakfast. Yep... you guessed it. Lol! I topped this one with sweet potato puree & almond butter mixed together with cinnamon. Noms. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180305980.jpg"> <BR> Day 8 - Snack. Coconut candies & a couple of nuts ;-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174945497.jpg"> <BR> Day 8 - Lunch. Shredded chicken, tomato, and avocado over gree... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:09:02 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853892 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l839328366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast - one of my faves, as you can probably tell! Apple/flax pancake with coconut/almond butter, and walnuts & raisins on the side! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940751321.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch - Pork belly strips with pickled daikon radish, romaine, and jalapeno slices. I also had half a larabar ;-) (apple pie!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:22:30 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853110 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32326259.jpg"> <BR> Brekkie... apple & flax pancaked topped with "cinnamon butter," a couple coconut candies and walnuts on the side! And coffee... of course ;-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25439241.jpg"> <BR> Lunch. Wasn't terribly hungry, so I had a little handful of trail mix and some coconut candies before I went to work. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l323670932.jpg"> <... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:34:58 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850609 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741106894.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast (part 1)... our WOD today wasn't too terrible, but yesterday's is still lingering with me! I was STARVING today! ALL DAY! So breakfast part 1... pork & cauli-hashbrowns, a fried egg, a slice of bacon, and a fried egg. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l574821932.jpg"> <BR> Breakfast part 2... was still hungry after part 1, so I had some pumpkin with cacao nibs, almonds, walnuts, and... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:22:05 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848877 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480929308.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast - pork & cauliflower hash, avocado, and a fried egg. Pumpkin with coconut milk, walnuts, and almonds on the side! I only ate half the pumpkin, saved the rest for dessert after dinner :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746295538.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch! chicken with red pepper flakes and avocado. Simple, yet delicious! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:29:14 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847013 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l235115307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast! Cauliflower "hash browns" with a fried egg & a slice of avocado. An "Apple Donut" and coffee with half and half. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l475144916.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch: felt like having a pretty simple lunch, and it turned out FABULOUS! I love simple food! Half an avocado, a couple pickle slices, and some chopped up turkey meat. It was SO GOOD! I just ate the avo... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 19:34:24 EST Food Photo Challenge Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845779 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l517428983.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: woke up STARVING STARVING STARVING! So since I was supposed to meet a friend for breakfast, I ate some chocolate coconut candies (coconut oil and carob powder put in the freezer) to tide me over until breakfast. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l209933897.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well dad gum! My friend showed up to the restaurant 5 minutes before I had to leave (for work), so I did... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 20:05:18 EST Food Photo Challenge: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4844549 So I'm going to take pictures of everything I eat for 30 days... Should be interesting but I think it might help keep me accountable! So here is today's entry... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l601367574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: apple pancake made with 2 egg whites, 1/2 apple, and 1/2 scoop protein powder. Topped with coconut milk mixed with almond butter & cinnamon, and I had about 5 almonds on the side... I started eating before I took the pic. Oops! ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:50:15 EST