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3/28/13 8:58 A

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So was CRAVING eggs this morning, so decided to make eggs and then instead of a protein shake, I made a coconut milk/NSA chocolate powder/coffee shake with a big handful of spinach in it. YUM! Killer breakfast lol. Needed to have a good one because today at work we are having a pizza luncheon to celebrate March Madness, so there's pizza and cinnamon sticks and people brought chips/dips/pies/etc, etc etc lol. I need the strength to abstain :)

L: I brought a yummy salad with bell peppers and spinach and cilantro in it, and also 4 oz of Boar's Head ham. I plan on eating some of the veggies from the veggie tray, and will probably splurge on a few pieces of pepperoni from the cracker plate.

D: rest of the pot roast and carrots

Skipped a workout last night in favor of homework so need to do something tonight, but not sure what since I REALLY need every minute once the kiddo goes down to study....

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3/28/13 8:44 A

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I've been meaning to make a coffee shake! Thanks for the reminder. Yesterday:
B: Smoothie w/ half banana, blueberries, kale, hemp protein, chia seeds, coconut oil, cashews and almond milk
L: Salad w/ chicken thigh; cultured almond milk
D: Baked salmon; brussels sprouts
Exercise: 40 mins. walking; 10 mins. hooping

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3/27/13 9:45 A

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B: Protein/coffee shake (still experimenting lol) with spinach and lite coconut milk and NSA chocolate powder.
S: raspberries and slice of canadian bacon
L: chicken veg soup and salad
S; carrots
D: pot roast/carrots/sweet potatoes

Body weight workout

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3/26/13 9:20 P

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B: Smoothie w/ avocado, blueberries, almond milk, hemp protein, kale and chia seeds
S: cultured almond milk
L: Leftover salmon cakes over mixed green w/ vinaigrette; clementine
D: Oven-roasted chicken thigh w/ sauerkraut; sauteed asparagus; 1 square dark chocolate
Exercise: 30 mins. walking; 12 mins. bodyweight circuits

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3/26/13 12:48 P

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My day yesterday:
B: Salad w/ half avocado, cashews, homemade balsamic dressing and one egg fried in coconut oil
L: Braised beef shank; roasted cabbage; clementine
S: Almonds
D: Coconut salmon cakes; roasted brussels sprouts
Exercise: 1 hour yoga class; 20 mins hula hooping; short walk

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3/26/13 11:53 A

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B: coffee/protein powder/RAW meal/1/4 avocado smoothie/shake and 1/4 cup raspberries
S: the rest of my raspberries, 2.5 oz Boar's Head ham, 1/4 avocado
L: leftover beef roast and veggie soup
S: cucumbers and bell peppers in olive oil vinaigrette
D: pork chop. steamed broccoli

Cardio (rebounding) tonight.



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3/22/13 10:26 A

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Today's smoothie was a bit different and I can see how playing will change. However it's even less filling than yesterday haha. ;) BUT.... I think I'm just craving a higher protein hit this morning and needed to recognize that earlier and just feed it lol. I ordered some protein powder that should be here today, so we'll see how adding that in helps :)

Bfast: Smoothie: spinach, almond milk, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, fresh mint leaves, 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract, 1/2 tbsp raw honey, 1/4 cucumber. Actually as pretty good: need to switch out the avocado and add more coconut oil (taste wise) and ditch the honey for xylitol (just a touch really).
S: 1/4 avocado, sliced tomatoes/cucumbers
L: not sure: taking my little guy out to lunch between preschool and daycare but still trying to decide where to go.
D: Not sure. Need to hit the store up after work, and usually on Fridays when we shop we decide one something fast and easy and light for dinner.

Workout: WAY behind this week :( Have been getting 4-5 hours of sleep what with school and all so have been exhausted and not doing my workouts. Hoping to get back on trcak tonight with some cardio.

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3/21/13 7:35 P

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Smoothies definitely are tricky. It took me a while to find ones I liked. Adding something really flavorful like cinnamon, ginger, cocoa or citrus is a good way to enhance the flavor without adding too many calories. Protein powder might help make it more filling, too.
B: Smoothie w/ kale, half banana, cherries, chia seeds, almond butter, protein powder and almond milk
L: Leftover acorn squash w/ ground beef, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions and spinach; dark chocolate square; clementine
D: Spicy chicken thigh; roasted cabbage
Exercise: 30 mins. circuits; 20 mins. walking

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3/21/13 8:59 A

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I actually made a Classic Green Monster smoothie this morning! Not too bad...but not filling :/ I feel like I haven't eaten anything even though I paired it with a hard boiled egg and added avocado to the smoothie.

B: Green smoothie (almond milk, spinach, flax, avocado, banana) and a hard boiled egg
L: salad and chicken tortilla soup
S: I brought 3 oz of BH roast beef and I have two more hard boiled eggs (packed extra since I was trying out the smoothie for bfast lol) and some raw broccoli with oil/vinegar for drizzling and 1/2 cup raspberries. Yesterday I ended up not eating any of my snacks lol so we'll see.
D: Chicken, sweet potato, carrots

Skipped workout last night: was feeling tired and had a ton of homework. I should have done at least a little something anyways though :/ But back on track tonight! Will do Bodyweight tonight and cardio tomorrow.

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3/20/13 9:35 P

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I hope you can find a smoothie you like! Green smoothies are my favorites, getting some veggies first thing in the morning (sweetened with just enough fruit). Here's my day:
B: "Paleo cereal": toasted walnuts, blueberries, almond milk, chia seeds and honey
L: Butternut squash with salsa; 2 hardboiled eggs; clementine
S: kombucha; blackberries
D: Acorn squash stuffed with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, spinach and artichoke hearts
Exercise: 1 hour vinyasa yoga

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3/20/13 8:51 A

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We have a new casino out here too with a ton of neat restaurants. Looking forward to checking them out!
I have yet to try the raw egg.....we get them from a local farmer (6 dz at a time lol!) and they're delish, but I've been ingrained to beware raw eggs my whole life ya know?? lol I'd like to enjoy smoothies more but just haven't found exactly the right fit.

B: Egg muffins (turkey sausage, spinach, egg) and 1/2 avocado and a Spark
L: homemade chicken tortilla soup (minus tortillas lol) and a salad
D: Roasted chicken w/ sweet potatoes and carrots
Snacks: 3 oz Boar's Head RB, carrots/cucumbers with olive oil/vinegar, 1/2 orange.

Last night was cardio/jumping and tonight is Bodyweight. I missed a few days last week (basically took my rest day plus 2 days) and I could totally tell when I hit it again Monday : ( so back to it tonight and hoping to make up lost ground and then some!


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3/20/13 8:36 A

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The boyfriend and I had a date night at the new casino by us last night, so dinner wasn't entirely paleo - but pretty close!
B: Blueberry ginger lime smoothie w/ chia seeds and raw egg (that was a first! pretty tasty too)
L: Veggie & chicken sausage soup; unsweetened applesauce; clementine
S: "Grazed" on some walnuts and tuna
D: Hamburger patty over mixed greens w/ balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese; sweet potato fries (split); 1 beer
Exercise: 40 mins. walking

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3/19/13 10:05 A

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B: Egg muffins (egg, spinach, turkey sausage crumbles, baked into muffins), 1/4 avocado, 1/2 orange
S: cucumbers/carrots with olive oil/vinegar
L: salad/vinaigrette, chicken breast (cooked in crock pot with tons of herbs, little broth/white wine for moisture, sweet potatoes and carrots and onions: chicken part only for lunch)
S: 3 oz Boar's Head All Natural roast beef
D: Serving of chicken w/veggies/sweet potatoes (from ^^)

Cardio tonight, rebounding. Also like to add in some planks.


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3/19/13 7:45 A

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B: IF 16 hours
L: 2 pork chops / fruit (strawberries/blueberries)
D: zucchini lasagne for dinner

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3/18/13 7:06 P

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Hope you all had a great weekend! I had a blast hiking with my sister - and even got her interested in trying paleo. :) Besides some hard-earned adult beverages and ice cream, I ate mostly paleo all weekend. Today:
B: Half avocado w/ egg fried in coconut oil
L: Veggie and chicken sausage soup; clementine; cultured almond milk w/ blackberries
S: Pumpkin puree w/ walnuts
D: Baked eggplant w/ bison marinara sauce
Fitness: 1 hour vinyasa yoga; 40 mins. walking

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3/15/13 11:14 A

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Have fun Sugar! We're off to the zoo tomorrow (praying for no rain!) so we'll get some good walking in there I hope :)

B: 2 eggs, banana, 1/4 cup raspberries
S: cucumbers w/ vinaigrette
L: Salad w/ vinaigrette, 4 oz grilled pork chop
S: (if needed) chicken sausage link, apples w/ sunflower butter
D: flank steak w/ pico de gallo and steamed broccoli w/ butter

Body weight again tonight (did 20 min tramp/rebound cardio last night)


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3/14/13 10:58 P

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Yesterday was
B 2 eggs sunny side up with veggie hash - coconut oil, sweet potato, carrot, onion, kale, cajun seasoning.
L. leftover buffalo chicken lettuce cups with avocado
D. Chinese 5 Spice Lettuce Cups - coconut oil, ground turkey, bok choy, green onions, Braggs, 5 Spice powder, diced green pepper, grated carrot, minced cilantro, gomashio,"peanut" sauce (almond butter, Braggs, sesame oil, coconut milk) These were SO good.

Today was
B. 2 eggs sunny side up and veggie hash - coconut oil, sweet potato, yam, carrot, onion, kale, asparagus, spinach, thai spice
L. leftover Chinese 5 Spice Cups
D. Cajun chicken wings and 5 spice delicata squash with cashews
S. handful of almonds
I've also been having coconut water pretty much everyday, but I don't always remember to write it here.

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3/14/13 5:51 P

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I'm heading out for a weekend of hiking, so I won't be on here for a few days. Today:
B: 2 eggs and kale sauteed in coconut oil
L: half avocado w/ tuna, spinach and salsa; cultured almond milk w/ almond butter; clementine
D: on the road, so I'm packing a protein smoothie, beef jerky and some veggies
Exercise: 1 hour yoga class; maybe walking if I have time before leaving

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3/14/13 9:42 A

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That's awesome on the bodyweight workout pushups! I agree, lunges are terrible.

I'm not sure exactly how the chicken was prepared, as it was at a friend's dinner party. But essentially, it was chicken pieces (with skin and bone) roasted in coconut milk and curry spices. It was served in a large communal dish of cilantro lime basmati rice, accented with baked apples. So kind of Arabic fusion cuisine, I guess!

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3/14/13 9:34 A

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YAY Sugar! emoticon

And glad your dinner was worth it! What was in the chicken dish? I've never heard of it :)

B: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, 1 banana
S: celery with sunflower butter
L: salad with vinaigrette, pork chop
S: raspberries, chicken sausage link
D: Beef fajitas w/ guac and small salad

Did Bodyweight last night and hit my 10 real push ups for one of the circuits!! They weren't deep but they were good form :) My 8lb weights are too light for me now too! Only thing I am still struggling with on it is the darn lunges :/

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3/14/13 8:49 A

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Yesterday was awesome - officially down 5 lbs. (last 1 thanks to paleo for the last 1.5 weeks!). Dinner was not paleo, but SO worth it!
B: Chocolate banana protein smoothie; 2 slices bacon
L: Salad w/ avocado, vinaigrette, salsa; cultured almond milk w/ almond butter; dark chocolate square
S: clementine
D: Traditional Saudi Bedouin chicken and rice curry w/ apples; glass red wine (eaten with hands, sitting on the floor...if you ever have the chance, just do this!)

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3/13/13 9:45 A

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B: 2 eggs, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup raspberries
S: (if needed) celery w/ sunflower butter
L: salad w/ raw veggies, 3 oz pork chop
S: (if needed) carrots w/ some vinaigrette
D: beef fajitas with guac in lettuce wraps

Tonight is Bodyweight workout. Slacked last night on cardio, was exhausted by the time I get little man to sleep :/ Had to do schoolwork and had to pick lol.

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3/13/13 8:31 A

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My day yesterday:
B: Smoothie w/ avocado, banana, almond milk, cocoa powder and spinach
L: Salad w/ shredded chicken; cultured almond milk; clementine
Snack: cashews; veggies w/ salsa
D: Salmon; brussels sprouts; 1 beer; small dark chocolate square
Exercise: 20 mins. walking; 20 mins. bodyweight circuits

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3/12/13 11:03 P

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Today:

Bacon/spinach crustless quiche
Chicken thighs green beans/bacon

No dinner, not hungry

2 hours: AM & PM walk to and from work



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3/12/13 12:23 P

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Yesterday was
B. one egg sunny side up with turkey veggie hash - coconut oil, sweet potato, zucchini, and leftover roasted brussel sprouts and fennel with sliced turkey breast
L. leftover seafood chowder, a bison slider, one sweet potato pancake with almond butter, coconut water
D. 2 Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Cups - Chicken breast, coconut oil, buffalo seasoning, green onions, green peppers in cups of organic iceberg with slices of avocado and minced cilantro
coconut water.

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3/12/13 9:58 A

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B: two eggs, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 orange
S: celery w/ sunflower seed butter
L: salad with homemade dressing, raw veggies, and a small portion of leftover beef fajitas with bell peppers, onions and green chili salsa to toss on top
S; (if needed) chicken sausage link, bfast style, and carrots
D: Leftover salmon steak with steamed broccoli and probably some raw carrots.

Did Bodyweight last night and am doing better! Up to 5 "real" push ups out of the 10, did everything else great: except lunges were weak. :/ Man, those are HARD for some reason!!!

Tonight is light cardio, 20 min mini tramp.

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3/11/13 9:42 P

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Hope you enjoy the smoothie! I didn't track this weekend, but I was reasonable and got in some exercise. Today:
B: Chicken sausage; sauteed spinach and squash
L: Salad with shredded chicken; cultured almond milk w/ blueberries; dark chocolate square
D: Grilled steak and veggie kebabs; half sweet potato
Snack: Cashews
Workout: Half hour walking (taking it easy bc I'm not feeling well tonight)

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3/11/13 5:32 P

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Your pumpkin pie smoothie sounds good. I'm making a mental note for later. I'm still not eating fruit or squash, except zucchini. (I had a candida problem). Next week I'm slowly adding those back. Yea next week!

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3/11/13 2:24 P

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Ok weekends are tough to log in here but I did pretty well. Another bodyweight workout on Sat, Sun was mini tramp/cardio.

Today: 2 eggs, 1/4 avocado, chicken sausage link
Snack: banana (rushing school to work and driving in crazy rain, so didn;t want to risk eating and driving)
Lunch: had 4 oz of pork chop, still need to eat my salad.
Snack: probably won;t need one by the time I finish my salad haha but if I do have some turkey lunchmeat, cucumbers and carrots.
Dinner: boneless strip loin steak, maybe a salad, steamed broccoli.

Workout tonight is Bodyweight again.


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3/11/13 1:47 P

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Yesterday was
B. Turkey Veggie Scramble - coconut oil, green onion, sweet potato, zucchini, broccoli, turkey breast, and eggs with garlic and thai seasoning.
L. Leftover Fish Sticks with mixed nut "breading"
D. Seafood Chowder - coconut oil, onion, celery, sweet potato, chicken stock, clam nectar, shrimp, snapper, coconut milk, thyme, salt and bay leaf.

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... absolutely not... please join us!... Another challenge will follow this one on April 1st.

Today:

Bacon/spinach crustless quiche
Jaipur vegetables and cauliflower rice

Goji Berries

Coffee/cream

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3/10/13 10:35 P

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Is it too late to join? Does it matter if you're already on day 20something?

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hamburger patty, green beans cooked with shallot and bacon. yummy.

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3/9/13 11:34 A

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Yesterday was a bit indulgent for me, but not terrible.
B: Pumpkin smoothie w/ banana, almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, spinach
L: Salad w/ homemade dressing and sardines; pumpkin seeds; half grapefruit
D: Stir fried chicken thigh and onion in coconut oil over greens w/ homemade dressing and avocado
S: 1 cookie; 2 beers (pretty sure I will never give up beers...I'm a craft brew snob AND a home brewer haha)
Exercise: 1 hour vinyasa yoga; 15 mins walking the dog

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3/9/13 12:02 A

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Last night was my night off...which always makes it so hard to track food. I can't decide if it's better to do my "day" of tracking as the time between sleeps, or a 24 hour period...any thoughts???
Anyway, here is what I ate between 5pm on 3/7/13 and 1pm-ish on 3/8/13:

Meal 1: Bison, Lamb, rutabaga and turnip stew w/ cabbage, 1 banana (pre-derby meal, always try to include a piece of fruit before a workout or I get really weak about half way through).

Post Derby Snack: Banana

Meal 2: Coconut oil, Eggs (2), Almond butter (1 TBS)

Meal 3: Spinach (85g), Coconut Oil (7g), Eggs (2), Boulder Sausage links (3)

Snack: Paleo-ish Coconut Chocolate bites: 1 emoticon

Have a good weekend everyone!! We're on a winter storm watch in Colorado :-)

Lindsey

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3/8/13 12:55 P

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Those do sound yummy Sugar! And I'm the same way, never follow recipes lol. I LOVE to read and look over recipes for fun and inspiration, and then go do my own thing ;)

Made it thru all three circuits of the Bodyweight workout last night!! Granted, I still can only do 3-4 regular push ups before switching to modified, and on the last circuit I could only do 15 lunges instead of 20 but still :)

Today will be a light cardio on the mini tramp. We have a fun play day of museum and a hike in the park planned fro tomorrow :)

Today: Bfast: 2 chicken sausage links, 1/4 cup raspberries, 1/2 avocado.
Lunch: Green salad w/ homemade vinaigrette and 4 oz grilled pork chop
Snack: Either an orange and an oz of homemade nut mix, or 1/4 cup raspberries and cucumbers with olive oil on them...
Dinner: Shrimp/Steak fajitas (sauteed steak strips and shrimp with bell peppers and onions, plus kale) and guacamole

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... Thank you!... Links are great too, but I can work with what you have given me!... I love to cook, this sounds delicious, I may try it tonight, but definitely will over the weekend! Enjoy your day, time to start work! emoticon

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Thanks! I felt GREAT yesterday (truly...we are what we eat). I am terrible about following recipes, so unfortunately I can't send you links, but here's my attempt to recreate them:

Chicken & Kale Soup:
-Saute chopped white onion and 2 cloves garlic in coconut oil (medium high heat). Chop two chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and add to pan. Cook through. Add 1 sweet potato, chopped in chunks, followed by vegetable broth and/or water, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and any spices you'd like (I used some cayenne for heat and a little cumin). Cook until the potatoes start to get tender, then add a few handfuls of chopped kale. Cook approximately 40 mins, or until it's all a consistency you like!

Salmon cakes: 1 can (2 oz. drained) pink salmon, 1 "flax egg" (1 T ground flax, 2 T water) - or just use half an egg! Salt and pepper, garlic powder, chopped white onion, spices of choice. Mine were tasty, but pretty wet - I think some almond flour would be a good addition. Form into two patties. Cook on medium high skillet in coconut oil, approximately 5 mins per side. I topped it with a thin, guacamole-type sauce (avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper, cayenne).

Sorry for the lack of recipe, but if you try them, I hope they work out! :)

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SUGARMAG... very healthy menu... emoticon ... can you share the recipe for the "KALE SOUP?" sounds good!... I love kale and have some at home now. Also, how did you make your salmon cake? ... details, please! emoticon



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A pretty good day over here! I have so much fruit in my house now though, so that's been hard to cut down.
B: Sauteed kale and egg in coconut oil, topped with salsa; half grapefruit
L: Chicken, sweet potato & kale soup; pumpkin seeds
S: Half banana with 1 T almond butter
D: Salmon cake with avocado sauce; roasted cabbage
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B: 2 boiled eggs / chorizo sausage link
L: taco flavored ground turkey and grilled tri-colored peppers
Coffee/cream
D: Oven fried Tilapia, no veggies... dark chocolate squares (4 small Trader Joes 85%)

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Welcome LYN!! Great job so far (even with that Kit Kat in there ;) ). I have been using a variety of tactics to tackle those cravings: Telling myself to wait just ten minutes, and having some water in the meantime. Usually the craving is gone or I can say "This isn't TOO bad. Let's try another ten minutes and more water" etc. Basically I'm not telling myself "NO", I'm telling my craving "Not yet". hat seems to help me mentally! The other thing that helps is logging that treat in Spark BEFORE I eat it. I plan my meals each night for the next day (and the general main parts are all cooked on the weekend so they are ready to go) so first thing I do in the AM is log my whole day of planned food. Often I have snacks in there that I don't end up eating, but I want ALL the food in there so I can where I'll be end of day. Then I log my planned exercise as well. So when I crave that snack I'll go log it in and see what it would do to my day: there are times the extra fruit or extra serving of something is worth it and I move some things over and out and have my "splurge" and stay within the "budget", but most times I see what it would do and what the nutrient breakdown is and it just doesn't feel worth it! You could also check the calories and see how many jumping jacks you'd have to do to eat it and do those before eating it. You never know,..you may just decide you don;t want to waste those jumping jacks after all ;)

Sugar, we don;t have a Whole Foods close by but we do have an Earth Fare so I'll have to check there :) Thanks for the tip!

For me:
Bfast: 2 eggs w/ spinach and a slice of canadian bacon, 1/2 avocado, orange. (A bit more than usual for me but I was feeling pretty hungry)
Snack: baby carrots and 1.5 oz of pork chop (had three oz and split it into two snacks lol)
Lunch: 3 chicken tenderloin pieces and a cup of steamed broccoli with ghee
Snack (if I eat it): 1.5 oz pork chop, cucumbers/asparagus with homemade vinaigrette to drizzle
Dinner: 4-5 oz shrimp sauteed lightly in olive oil with a big green salad.

Workout: NF Bodyweight: going to try to get thru all three circuits!


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emoticon LYN.... No, it is definitely not too late to join the challenge; also note that these challenges will be on-going and monthly.

I understand totally about the sweet tooth. I keep fruit around and I make my own trail mix with dried (sulfate-free, sugar-free) cherries & apples and/or Goji berries; pumpkin, sunflower seeds & almonds, walnuts & pecans. This seems to help me when I crave for sweets. Make sure that you are eating enough protein and fat so that you are satiated, this helps me. But I am also an emotional eater and sometimes the cravings just happens even if I am not hungry, that's when my fruit, etc. come in handy.

emoticon on the meals. Keep up the good work.

~ Dee emoticon

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Just joined the team!! Is it too late to join the challenge???
I hope not...here's what I had so far tonight (I work nights):

Breakfast: Herbal Tea with 1T of honey, 2 beef and turkey merguez meatballs, 4 stalks of celery, I cara cara navel orange.

Night Shift Meal 1: 1 artichoke w/ sea salt, 1 hard boiled egg, 1/4 of an avocado

Night Shift Meal 2: Simply Paleo meatloaf (this recipe: http://simplypaleo.com/2013/01/12/perfectl
y-simple-paleo-meatloaf/) over brocoli.

Pre-workout will be: 4oz of roasted beef, and celery

Snack 1: BAD- I had a kit kat from the candy bowl at work...I haven't had any candy in over two weeks and just couldn't shake the craving tonight emoticon

Snack 2: IF I'm still hungry before bed: 2T almond butter, 1 banana and a splash of almond milk.

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B: Boiled eggs
L: Turkey meatloaf / green beans & bacon
D: TBA



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I know, I can't believe no one else is on here! Maybe I'll post in last month's forum to see if anyone wants to join us.

So...cultured almond milk is new to me. It's basically a nondairy yogurt, but the texture is different. I wasn't into it at first, but after eating about four times, I'm coming around! If you have a Whole Foods nearby, that's where I found mine. And if you're looking for a tasty smoothie, the one I had today was great! I was full till lunch too, maybe because of the chia seeds (?).

Breakfast: "Pumpkin pie smoothie" w/ half frozen banana, pumpkin puree, ice, almond butter, almond milk, chia seeds and pumpkin pie spices
Lunch: Catered at work, which was rough, but I took the meat off two sandwiches (turkey, ham and bacon, yum), on top of salad greens. Might have gotten a bit of cheese in it.
Snack: pumpkin seeds, hardboiled egg
Dinner: Salmon, sauteed spinach and acorn squash, all cooked in coconut oil

I looked at the Nerd Fitness site you posted...good stuff! I did the beginner bodyweight workout, with a few extra moves thrown in, for 30 mins total.

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Looks like we're the only ones in the challenge haha

YUM... we love almond milk: what is the difference for "cultured"? Always looking to try new things!
I wish I could do smoothies but man, liquid calories just don't satisfy me. (Total mental thing lol). Plus texture can be an issue for me with foods and smoothies can be hard to take lol. Yours sounds yummy!

For me today:
Bfast: Egg muffin (one egg, spinach, Canadian bacon), one chicken/pork sausage link, 1/4 avocado and 1/2 a nectarine and 1/5 a banana (ended up my little one didn't want his so I ate it lol).
Snacks: cucumbers/asparagus with homemade vinaigrette for dipping, 2 oz pork chop (I had one that was close to 6 oz and didn't want it all for lunch so split it into a 4oz for lunch and 2 oz for snack).
Lunch: 4 oz pork chop, green salad w/ veggies and homemade vinaigrette
Dinner: 3 oz ground beef/turkey burger with steamed broccoli, ghee and steamed spinach with lemon juice.

Did the Nerd Fitness Bodyweight Workout last night (well, 2 of the 3 circuits: struggled with form towards end of second so did a bit of ab work and left it at that) and my legs are SORE (darn squats and lunges lol). Tonight is a yoga night, so probably a 20 min routine and maybe 15 min of simple rebound cardio on the mini trampoline. Back to Bodyweight tomorrow!

I'm working on being able to do 10 full, proper form push ups in the next five weeks! (6 week challenge)

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3/6/13 8:37 A

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I didn't see the fruit comment until last night, but I will try lowering my intake! Thanks for the advice. :) My day yesterday:
Breakfast: Smoothie w blueberries, kale, almond milk, almond butter and hemp protein powder
Snack: pumpkin seeds
Lunch: Chicken, sweet potato & kale soup; hardboiled egg w salsa; clementine
Dinner: Indian spiced coconut milk flounder; roasted cabbage w/ olive oil and spices
Snack: Amande (cultured almond milk)

Workout: 1 hour vinyasa yoga; 20 mins ab/cardio

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That sounds great Sugar!

If you find yourself struggling with weight you might want to look at lower your fruit servings just a tad. For me, I need to keep nuts and fruit a bit lower while I'm trying to lose.

For me: Bfast: 2 egg muffins (egg, spinach, can bacon baked into muffins), 1/4 avocado
Snack: .25 avocado (the rest of the half I had brought for breakfast and wasn't hungry enough to finish then lol), diced cucumbers
Lunch: green salad w/ homemade vinaigrette, 1 oz nuts
Snack (if I eat it): 1/4 cp raspberries, baby carrots and grape tomatoes with oil/vinegar for drizzling/dipping
Dinner: ground turkey and beef hamburger patty w/ broccoli (ghee on top) and some raw bell peppers

Workout: Bodyweight Workout (beginner) from NerdFitness (love that site!): about 25 min of intense circuit training basically.

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I'm pretty (nerdily) excited for my first day!

Breakfast: Two hardboiled eggs with salsa; half grapefruit
Lunch: Homemade chicken, kale & sweet potato soup; clementine
Snack: Pumpkin seeds; spoonful almond butter
Dinner: Bison patty; spicy roasted acorn squash with coconut oil; sauteed spinach
Exercise: Walked 30 mins; arm weights 20 mins

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Ok so...

Bfast: 2 eggs scrambled w/ 1 slice can bacon and 1/3 cup spinach and 1/2 avocado.
Snack: cucumber slices and grape tomatoes with Annie's Tuscan Italian dressing drizzled on.
Lunch: 3.5 oz pork chop and a green salad with homemade Dijon vinaigrette. Oh, and 1/4 cup raspberries.
No snack yet, probably won't need one before dinner.
Dinner will be a turkey/beef burger patty and steamed asparagus plus some leftover salad.
Then a workout (just started the Nerd Fitness Body Weight routine...love that site! You should check it out if you haven't yet!).
Then school work, and hopefully bed by 12pm.

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sorry... yes, post what you are eating. We want to be accountable to each other and it is a great way to get meal ideas. Also, ask any questions you have in this thread as well.

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Thanks, I appreciate any help I can get! I figured a week would show me if the style of eating worked for me, but of course, a month is better. I'm looking forward to it!

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Sugar, 30 days is much better than a week. Your body takes 2-4 weeks to detox and many people don't feel well for a few days, usually about a week in, and then they feel great :) So stick it out and join us here! If you need any help or have questions just ask: lots of accumulated experience/knowledge on this board!

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This is my first day trying Paleo. I was going to commit to just a week to see how I felt, but then I saw this challenge...30 days? Count me in!

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What do we nee to do? :)

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I'm in! Should we post what we are eating in a day? Maybe it would help us to get/give ideas??

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Challenge begins today!



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