WHOLEBODYHEALTH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WHOLEBODYHEALTH WHOLEBODYHEALTH'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/ Countdown to baby, maybe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707389 The thought of a little one in my arms again sends me into a place of mixed emotion. Both the thought of holding him or her close to me, nursing and rocking, and also sleep deprivation and hormonal upheaval! All of it, good & bad, is beckoning me. <BR> <BR> I am not currently expecting, and my body knows this. My body knows a lot of things, and it's not letting me in on the secret. Ever since my last child was born, I've said before & I'll say it again, I haven't been the same. <BR> <BR... Sat, 31 May 2014 10:22:35 EST Three Day Reboot with Joe = JUICING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585069 Inspired by Joe Cross & his documentary film Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, I recently completed the three days of juicing. A juicer came in our stocking this year, wink wink, and so I got started with it. <BR> <BR> My experience was deep, and this is a superficial listing of thoughts on it all: <BR> 1. Crankiness and brain fog to be expected for first day or two <BR> 2. I stared at inanimate objects thinking about food, a lot, for minutes at a time. <BR> 3. I was living more in my mind and less... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 23:30:08 EST Feeling energetic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567463 Building snowmen. <BR> Housecleaning. <BR> Upstairs & Downstairs. <BR> Errands. <BR> <BR> I guess all those burned calories add up, right? <BR> <BR> Even if I cannot make it to the gym, or outside for a walk, little things mean a lot! <BR> <BR> How do you get your body-movement in at wintertime? <BR> For some of us, I realize, it's easier to get a proper workout in, and for the rest of us, imagination & creativity with a sprinkle of playtime with the kids gets the job done. <BR> <BR> Boy,... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:58:27 EST Slow down, you go too fast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564455 Winter. <BR> Ahhh. That time of year when our instincts say to slow down. <BR> Sometimes slowing ourselves down takes more work than just going going going! Right? <BR> <BR> Putting it in low gear for me looks like this: <BR> ~Acceptance of who I am right now, even as the desire to be well & strong continues. <BR> ~More visiting with friends and their kids. <BR> ~Inviting movement into my day through taking the kids to the Y, going outside in the snow, walking, exercise videos from SP and ... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:39:04 EST goodies & sweets consumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559452 Hello, <BR> Today I ate cake. <BR> And had a piece of fudge. <BR> Aaaand 2 donuts. <BR> <BR> The donuts were for breakfast, and then I snacked on them later. <BR> They were not gluten-free. My stomach now hates me. To be fair, I did not buy them or seek them out. To be fair, it was my dear hubby who carried out the crime, but I did nothing to stop him and so therefore I really was an accomplice, as I believe I said, "go ahead" when he suggested running for them. So....I'm guilty as charg... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 23:52:16 EST Thanksgiving Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552333 <BR> What makes my Thanksgiving successful are the following things: <BR> <BR> 1. Feeling grateful for my family. Last night I discovered my old Sony mini-cassette recorder in my sock drawer. Curious, I lay down in bed and began to listen to a random tape I put my hands on. "Today is August 6, 2003.....I'm praying for my future husband, that he loves the Lord and that he's patient...." <BR> <BR> Here we are 10 years later, and I have HIM! And I am so thankful he does love the Lord and ... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:21:14 EST Progress sans Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550466 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376086435.jpg"> <BR> Why have my days been so dark? Today I choose to face the light of Jesus. <BR> <BR> Hola and Guten Tag. <BR> <BR> Another day of living has arrived and I'm still not perfect. <BR> Darn. <BR> <BR> One thing I've learned, however, is that if I stumble forward on the road, I'm still going forward. The past few days I've consumed more carbs than I had intended, but the scale mysteriously says that I'm losing weight. D... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:03:04 EST Soda Substitute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549820 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l42199522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is one example of xylitol, although I use a different brand called Xyla. You want to make sure it's 100% with no fillers. <BR> <BR> For those moments I feel the urge for a sweet drink, I've found a great natural (no artificial sweeteners) alternative to the sweetness of soda pop. <BR> <BR> Try this: twist two lemon halves over a citrus press. <BR> Add a teaspoon or two of xylitol to your glass, the lemon ju... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:13:24 EST Love that Grass-Fed Angus beef http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873919163.jpg"> <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> Yes I do. <BR> Trader Joe's sold me the tastiest grass fed angus beef which I cooked in a T of coconut oil and sauteed mushrooms & onions. Topped it all off with a raw tomato, salt & pepper, mayo, mustard and ketchup. What a satisfying meal. 18 chips on the side. Tall glass of ice water, and a smile on my face. <BR> What did you have for dinner? <BR> :) Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:49:45 EST What I ate for Lunch in a picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548458 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2017587845.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 5oz salmon <BR> 3oz spinach <BR> heated in 1 teaspoon of organic expeller pressed coconut oil <BR> <BR> Also 2T hummus <BR> and 10 baby carrots <BR> <BR> :) Off to enjoy! <BR> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:34:33 EST Faith it or Fake it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548027 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1588012313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is this true? My first impression is that I cannot reasonably put faith in myself as I am so easily distracted, tempted to get off track, so easily fallen. I'm recommended to be 100% gluten-free, but I still sneak a wrap here & there. It'd be better if I would limit my carbs each day to around 100 g or so, but often I over-do it. <BR> <BR> So faith it till you make it? Well, how 'bout I fake it till I make i... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:44:49 EST Hormone repair and sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295073 How closely tied are these? Very. <BR> <BR> Being kind to my body, and helping it to heal as God designed, sleeping well is an absolute foundation essential to good health and happy hormones. <BR> <BR> Since beginning my hormone repair journey one month ago, I am feeling SO much better! Don't be mislead, I have a journey ahead of me. Damage done to my system over the past 6 years has left my body depleted and imbalanced. But sleep, ladies, our sleep is so important to good health and ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:46:45 EST Daily Affirmation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279031 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951118263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> from notsalmon.com <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:55:23 EST Desperately Seeking a hormone overhaul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242014 So, i've come to the unofficial conclusion that my hormones hate me. <BR> And that I need to work at stabilizing their anarchist behavior. <BR> It is wrecking my weight loss attempts. <BR> <BR> Some suggestions I've read about: <BR> <BR> 1. reduce use of plastic in the home. <BR> 2. eat whole foods <BR> 3. exercise <BR> 4. sleep well <BR> 5. eat organic as much as possible <BR> 6. stay away from packaged/processed foods <BR> 7. homeopathic medicine shows promise <BR> 8. eliminate caffeine, ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 19:42:56 EST The gauntlet fell: disappointing weigh-in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237095 Am I weird? Am I allergic to weight loss? Ever since having children, I have been navigating this world like an alien in a foreign body. Who are these thighs anyway? They are not mine! <BR> <BR> I'm an athlete: I love volleyball, swimming, and working out. I like walks on warm days, and rowing out a kayak on calm waters. So, where did these arm jiggles come from? <BR> <BR> At home, we have no cable. I do not sit on the sofa, eat bon-bons and watch soaps all day. What gives? <BR> ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:07:39 EST How NOT to eat my bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233258 A few major changes are occurring in my life that are sending me on a tail spin, and I'm SO tempted to eat my through it, because food does have a calming effect, and it would be easy to eat lots of cake and send myself in to a sugar coma to combat this anxiety. In brief, my oldest child just had a birthday, which is symbolic of the fact that my husband doesn't want any more kids, and my babies are growing up. I suppose most mothers can relate. Also, a dear friend is selling her house & m... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:08:55 EST free nutrition book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518345548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just LOVE sharing this with you! It's from my nutrition school, IIN, and totally free now, which I'm kind of jealous about because when I was a student I had to buy it. <BR> <BR> But, I'm paying this forward to you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.integrativenutrition.com/iingive<BR>s?erefer=0015000000TCJbQAAX </link> <BR> <BR> Some of my friends had trouble getting this free book via email. <BR> If you have... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:16:58 EST Portion control & feeling hunger on WW. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224493 Rearranging my thinking... <BR> Homemade oatmeal tastes good with ONLY 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup. <BR> Morning coffee can be enhanced with 3 T almond milk & 2 t honey rather than Coffee-Mate "creamer". <BR> I can have dessert, just in smaller amounts. <BR> <BR> Since joining Weight Watchers last Sunday, I've lost 1.2 pounds! But I could've done better. I went over my daily point allowance every day, and even used up all my extra "flex" points too. Meaning, I overeat. There, I said... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:37:10 EST I think my salad dressing gives me headaches. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222266 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1668076310.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Oh yes," she says, "totally normal. That's to be expected! It's a sign of the detoxification process." I had called the Garden of Life company regarding my symptoms explaining that, "i have headaches, diarrhea, bloating, gas, rashes." <BR> <BR> I was detoxing and showing it. <BR> <BR> However, the cleanse ended yesterday, and I've been headache free until... <BR> <BR> This afternoon I prepared a homemade ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:42:14 EST JAN 20, 2013: Beginnings with Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218697 WEIGHT WATCHERS <BR> <BR> Needing tangible support beyond the digital, across the keyboard divide, and into reality was my main motivation for seeking out Weight Watchers. Breathing the same air as other women & men who are moving forward toward weight loss and healthy goals is something I desire. I want physically to surround myself with others, hear their voices, see their faces, and cheer them on. <BR> <BR> SparkPeople has been so helpful. The community of folks that I've cultivated as... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:36:31 EST GRATITUDE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214357 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1546277659.jpg"> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:44:49 EST Garden of Life Cleanse: Day 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213569 Cleanse Day 2: <BR> <BR> Feeling heavy & full in the abdomen. <BR> Lots of bowel elimination, pretty loose. <BR> A slight increase in energy from Day 1. <BR> Noticing a cleanse of emotions as well in the form of crying. <BR> <BR> Revelation: when I'm going through something hard, I don't want any other "interruptions or added stressors." Example:Whilst ingesting the "vomit drink" I don't want kids near me, asking me questions, yelling at each other in sibling arguments, or stressful tone o... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:16:57 EST Garden of Life Cleanse: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212789 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1341379365.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reflection on Day 1: <BR> <BR> Step One: Mouth swish. Not bad. Swish and swallow, no problem. (Oral Health/Immunity) <BR> <BR> Step Two: Take 3 pills before breakfast & 3 before lunch. No problem. (Organ & GI Detox) <BR> <BR> Step Three: the dreaded before-bed "vomit" drink. Heralded as the worst tasting by reviewers who said it was like drinking puke....I CONQUERED! No problem. It wasn't as bad as they s... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:18:03 EST Contentment with Gratitude to combat Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210234 Two parts: a) seeing my life in the different light of gratitude to combat depression. b) starting the 7-Day Raw Cleanse by Garden of Life. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:05:20 EST Conversations with Dad: Lower your Expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206737 Hitting a brick wall? Maybe you need to hear this. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:15:29 EST Laughter please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202337 I just got done watching an episode of The Office where employee Pam gets lice from her daughter at home and then accidentally gives it to most of her coworkers the following day. I laughed out loud on a few parts, especially when the one dude accidentally sets off the bug bomb in his own enclosed office space and begins to hallucinate. <BR> <BR> I needed to laugh. Depression has really been getting to me. I have, amazingly, stuck with my workouts this week, but eating habits have been ne... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:57:09 EST US WELLNESS MEAT DELIVERS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198930 In response to my family's request, I compiled a list of gift of ideas for the Christmas holiday. Among ideas like king-sized sheets and a compost bin, I included my favorite gifts of all: FOOD. Not just ANY food, but the high-quality expensive luxury foods that I cannot afford to dish out the cash for on a regular basis. Also, I can always use kitchen staples like real maple syrup, local honey, and almond butter. But what takes the proverbial cake was a gift certificate I received for US... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:22:21 EST Belly flubber http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192676 The area of my body needing the most nip & tuck: midsection. Hands-down it's the blubber that's keeping me hiding under the covers, wearing baggy clothes, keeping my coat on in church. <BR> <BR> That's awful isn't it?!? I love myself because God loved me first. So why am I embarrassed by Me? Why am I ashamed of that bowl-full-of-jelly-ness? <BR> <BR> Rightly so, after 3 kids, the belly took a bit of a bruising. If I were Beyonce or Gwenyth with nannies and load of money to hire a trai... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:56:28 EST Dress up your Oatmeal Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189522 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1909805834.jpg"> <BR> picture from wikipedia <BR> <BR> Good Morning Sunshine! <BR> <BR> Enjoy a whole foods approach to the morning meal, however not-so-paleo it's still packed full of natural goodness for your belly. <BR> <BR> Tired of plain oatmeal in the morning? Let's play dress up! <BR> <BR> First you've gotta make your oatmeal stovetop. Now here's the recipe: <BR> <BR> Layer your bowl with: <BR> <BR> 1/2 c prepared Gluten free ... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:35:01 EST Green Smoothie Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188301 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2080953090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Need your greens? <BR> Feeling constipated because you can't get enough fiber in your diet? <BR> Enjoy slushy drinks? <BR> <BR> Well look no further! If your taste buds sing for smoothies, why not try my delicious recipe listed below? <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to share with your kids! My youngest baby up to my oldest child drink this eagerly. <BR> <BR> 1 ripe banana <BR> 1/4 c blueberries <BR> large handful f... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:56:31 EST Here's looking at you, kid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186353 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82367328.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Go get 'em tiger! <em>241</em> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy whole foods. <em>140</em> <BR> Today I choose good thoughts in my mind & gratitude in my heart. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> I've got my goal in mind, and I'm consistently (however not perfectly) working it out daily: 15lbs down by end of March. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> Wholebodyhealth Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:24:05 EST **Year of Recovery & Healing** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183214 Hello 2013, <BR> It's such a relief to be here. <BR> This is going to be the year I heal & recover from all I've been through over the past 5 years. <BR> <BR> I thank God for new beginnings; for the the chance to let my body rest from pregnancies and childbearing. No babies or breastfeeding this year. <BR> <BR> I will let my body heal. <BR> I will be kind to myself. <BR> I will make good food choices. <BR> I will exercise. <BR> I will sleep. <BR> I will pray and read the living Word of God... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 06:54:56 EST Grainless Paleo Pancakes, Gluten-free, Lactose-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181007 Paleo Recipe <BR> <BR> NOT FAT FREE! <BR> Higher fat, High protein, low carb. <BR> Not for the fat gram counters out there! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811225918.jpg"> <BR> Ingredients. Couldn't get this pic flipped right way 'round. Sorry. <BR> <BR> 1/2 c almond butter <BR> 1/2 c applesauce <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/4 t cinnamon <BR> 1/4 t nutmeg <BR> 1/4 t madagascar bourbon vanilla *or whatever you have <BR> 1 T flaxseed <BR> <BR> Mix it all up! Throw it on... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:55:22 EST Need Motivation & Accountability HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180533 Hello again: <BR> Surprise! My husband reserved a getaway for the two of us & gave the tickets to me at Christmas. We're finally going away together after ALONE without children after...hmmmm.....has it been two years?? An overnight at a B & B with theatre tickets too. <BR> <BR> I'm reaching out for what we all need: someone to keep me straight! <BR> If you are an encourager, and someone who can keep me level-headed, I welcome your feedback regularly. <BR> <BR> Declaration of goal: I wil... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 06:52:09 EST I'm not waiting to be perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179888 Unfiltered me. Taking a moment to declare what I need to hear most: do not wait to be perfect. Even in our weakness and struggles we gain wisdom to help others along. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:31:34 EST Take your pay in sunsets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177801 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424053025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Take your pay in sunsets" he said. As a sophomore in college looking for a summer job, that was my answer on how much the camp counselor position would compensate me. Paychecks were low. Morale was high. Money couldn't touch the reward I felt in fresh mountain air, camaraderie with fellow camp workers, bonding with the kiddos as we kayaked and hiked, campfire singing and yes the sunsets too. <BR> <BR> Often ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:07:18 EST Sea salt Operation game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176505 Ever wondered if childhood board games and toys had any real skill-building properties? Was it just for "fun" or did those games build life skills for future adults? <BR> <BR> I'm here to tell you that Operation was a game that just proved its worth in my adult life just yesterday! <BR> <BR> Case in point: the tall sea salt container has a circular panel on top of the dispenser where you can adjust the flow of salt from sprinkle to pour. HOWEVER, before you can even use the salt, one must... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:09:03 EST Pine & Peppermint http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172967 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48517986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We knew what to do. Mom had brought the bag of groceries home from the store and....where are they?! Ah, here. The candy canes. My brother and I ran to the Christmas tree and began adding the hooked red & white sticks to the decoration around the evergreen tree. The scent of pine and peppermint mingled like a child's Christmas dream. <BR> <BR> Later, when the sun was set, and the tree was lit, our house would ... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:19:46 EST Cup o' joe had to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165896 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l447834319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cauwfee tawk: My cup o' joe had to go! The one cup standard limit had turned into two cups with flavored creamer, or half & half with honey, or almond milk and sugar! Whatever's needed to enhance the black sludge (although my husband says I taint the coffee--I beg to differ.) <BR> <BR> I'd still like to consider the high octane stuff a nice indulgence for special occasions but for now I've given up joe for green... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:54:55 EST Comparing me & you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162198 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399070033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This very day, I overheard one preschooler momma say to another, “thank you for the Mickey Mouse cake you made for our daughter’s birthday party! It was so nice, how did you make the icing so smooth?” As the momma's discussed the secret of icy smooth frosting, I began asking myself as I sat in the school hallway waiting for one of my children in that same class, "why don’t I have a stay-at-home business like her si... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:19:02 EST Warm & Hearty Winter Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159366 Paleo friendly recipe included! <BR> <BR> HEARTY BEEF STEW: tried and true, warm and tasty. <BR> <BR> Original recipe from everydaypaleo.com was adjusted by me for my own personal tastes and nutrition. <BR> <BR> 2 pounds uncooked local beef cubes <BR> 4 c organic chicken broth (or beef broth if you can find it without MSG) <BR> 1 large uncooked onion-diced <BR> 1 cup organic carrots <BR> 1 medium uncooked butternut squash* <BR> 14oz canned diced tomatoes <BR> 2 garlic cloves <BR> 1 T orega... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:13:32 EST Paleo transgressions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147288 This Thanksgiving and subsequent days of travel and visiting family, I confess the following choices that have not been helpful. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Pumpkin Pie <BR> Cool whip <BR> Fake and overly sweet creamer in my coffee <BR> Real sugar in my coffee on different days <BR> Ice cream <BR> Chips <BR> 2/3 chocolate chip cookie from Starbucks <BR> French fries <BR> Ezekial bread with jelly <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> I have made the following good choices: <BR> <BR> Spinach with ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:24:56 EST 10 Principles for Simplicity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143962 <em>88</em> <BR> Developed by Richard Foster in his book Celebration Of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, this list is purposely shared with you on Black Friday! <BR> <BR> 1. Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status. <BR> 2. Reject anything that is producing an addiction in you. <BR> 3. Develop a habit of giving things away. <BR> 4. Refuse to be propagandized by the custodians of modern gadgetry. <BR> 5. Learn to enjoy things without owning them. <BR> 6. Develop a... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:35:54 EST Paleo Baked Apples: responsible carbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143578 "Responsible carbs" is a phrase I absolutely love, just recently offered to me by a Paleo Diet sparkpeople group member. <BR> <BR> In that spirit, here is a primally responsible way to enjoy your "apple pie" this Thanksgiving...or whenever! Sounds deeelish. <BR> <BR> PS: Get out your crockpots! It's a slow cooker recipe brought to you by Clean Eatz website. <BR> <BR> "Ingredients <BR> •4 Large Golden Delicious Apples <BR> • Cinnamon <BR> • Nutmeg <BR> <BR> • Topping: <BR> • 1/2 cup c... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 16:14:05 EST Quick Paleo Pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137483 Here's a short clip of me flipping a paleo pancake at home! Enjoy. <BR> <BR> The Paleo Diet Solution by Robb Wolf offers a primal solution to pancake cravings. <BR> <BR> Try his recipe with real maple syrup, it makes enough for 2 meals (for me). <BR> <BR> QUICK PALEO PANCAKES: <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1/2 c nut butter (not peanut butter! try cashew, almond or macadamia nut butter) <BR> 1/4 t cinnamon <BR> 1/4 t vanilla <BR> coconut oil <BR> <BR> Mix all ingredie... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:19:35 EST Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132745 <BR> What is your favorite Paleo or non-primal splurge? <BR> <BR> You can call me on it; I cheated! I LOVE that I don't feel guilty though, I'm still smiling. <BR> <BR> On the Paleo Diet, a "cheat" opportunity is given. Once a week, if I'm not mistaken, you can cheat on one thing, one meal, or one whole day! I'm remembering this from the Paleo Diet Solution I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) Your level of indulgence depends on what you can handle. <BR> <BR> Some level of giving in ju... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:50:47 EST Why should I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131366 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788026175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why should I care whether I'm healthy & fit? What does it matter anyway? <BR> Take a look at a recent post I made as a response to a blog entry from a young woman who made a profound discovery: <BR> <BR> The blogger said: <BR> "I look forward to discovering this Tracy (at age 33). Not the self absorbed 20 year old (I used to be), but the one who has learned how to serve others through getting healthy and fit." <... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:56:55 EST Paleo lunch in pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129626 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l499340109.jpg"> <BR> "Organic greens with 2 oz walnuts, sprinkle of raisins & sprinkle of pumpkin seeds--I cheated on the dressing and simply did ranch today, but I have a scrumptious dressing recipe to share next time." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1721062163.jpg"> <BR> "Eating up the goodness for a strengthened body." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l223007578.jpg"> <BR> "My b... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 13:52:54 EST Paleo: breaky good, ug. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129386 <BR> Good morning, it's <BR> Breakfast time! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l428135248.jpg"> <BR> My personal recipe sung to "I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan": <BR> <BR> Take a chunk of amish butter, heat it up in a pan. <BR> Then dice up some onions, try not to cry if you can. <BR> Sautee the onions, until caramelized brown. <BR> Now, crack open three eggs and lay them on down. <BR> When eggs start to heat up, go get your greens. <BR> Take a handful ... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:49:32 EST Paleo: cauliflower mash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128150 Somebody stop me! <BR> Really I need help... <BR> <BR> Whatever possesses me to try new recipes with toddlers pulling at my apron strings, I have no idea! Crying toddlers, faulty kitchen equipment and me do not mix. Warning, do not try this at home! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> My attempt at this recipe was unsuccessful. The Hamilton Beach food processor & the plan B Hamilton Beach Blender did not perform well in producing the promised luxurious creaminess. I do not blame the recipe, afte... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 08:02:56 EST