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"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
I've always loved that Will Rogers quote because it's so relevant to...everything. You can be in the right frame of mind, have all your resources at the ready, but if you just sit there and do nothing you won't make progress. Well, you might mak... Read more
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
I'm big on quotes - always have been always will be. As long as I can remember, starting in middle school at least, I have collected words of wisdom to draw on during any manner of situation happy, sad, excited, depressed. You name it, I've rese... Read more
First Day Back - not tooooo bad :)
Well, it wasn't the "best" day ever in the history of SP, but it wasn't terrible. I ended up a couple hundred calories under goal but that's because I got up late and missed breakfast before having a light lunch. Add to that a 4.7 mile fast walk... Read more
Back from - wherever I was!
Such simple words, but such powerfully true words. What we do. Or, perhaps more accurately, what we don't do. We don't stay comm... Read more
Paleo Days 10-14
Whoops, got a little behind. :)
Last week continued well and I think I found my groove in terms of not being hungry. Yeah! My solutions so far include either a large salad or soup for lunch, and a smoothie as an afternoon snack. So far so ... Read more
Paleo Day 9/30
Breakfast Day 9...
1/2 local sausage and 2 local hardboiled eggs.
Lunch was a last minute before work throw together that turned out amazing:
Boston lettuce torn up loosely in a glass container
1/2 an avocado cubed and tossed in
A ... Read more
Paleo Day 8/30
An overall successful and not too hungry day.
Ran 2.5 miles in the morning with Rambler (my dog) and a friend and her dog.
Breakfast was local sausage from the market, 2 eggs, and mandarin oranges.
Lunch ended up being more of a l... Read more
Paleo Day 7/30
Whew! Made it through Week 1. Still alive, still energized, and still learning. :)
Successes of the week:
* Never felt that unpleasant and painful fullness often experienced after a traditional dinner (with pasta or rice as a side for exa... Read more
Paleo Days 5&6/ 30
Didn't feel like blogging over the weekend, so here is my weekend recap:
Friday night Bryan (husband) asked for homemade pizza for dinner. So I Googled Paleo pizza and lo and behold, tons of results flooded my search page. I should have kno... Read more
Paleo Day 4/30
Had another sausage and egg breakfast today, with a banana. Two mandarin oranges for a snack. (Had a discussion with the hubs on saturated fat and how is that OK? Found some articles to read later - interesting stuff.)
Lunc... Read more
Paleo Day 3/30 (forgot to post yesterday)
Three days done. *Pat on the back*
Today I was almost out of fruit, and needed some veggie add-ons so I went to the grocery store during lunch to restock. I also found recipes for a Paleo mayo and bbq sauce. You see, I had a hankering for a... Read more
Paleo Day 2/30
yesterday went pretty well. I managed to eat 100% Paleo all day, on my first day. Go me!
I noticed that when I ate, no matter how much was on my plate or in my bowl, I never felt over-full. Often when I eat "normal", especial... Read more
Dipping my toes in Paleo; Day 1/30
Over the years my weight seems to consistently fluctuate by the same 10 pound gain and loss. I maintain one or the other for months at a time and lifestyle/diet factors are hit or miss in how they affect said changes. It's rather frustrating and... Read more
What you see is what you get/It's all relative
Been thinking about this a bit lately. Ever notice how your standard of what is "normal" or "typical" is greatly influenced by the people with whom you associate? This is nothing new, but it's become clear to me in new ways over the past year an... Read more
The Image of Food
Within my circle of friends and family I have a pretty consistent reputation of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Everyone knows I don't drink much if I go out (one or two at the most unless a very special occasion) and I rarely drink at ... Read more