Monday, July 30, 2012

Whatcha got Cookin'?

Week of July 30th- August 3rd 2012

This week's menu looks like this:
Monday: Cashew Crusted peach chicken (my own recipe)
Tuesday: Tex Mex Carnitas with Paleo Tortillas
Wednesday: Beef and Sweet Potato Hash
Thursday: Chicken Salad Wraps 
Friday: Crockpot Whole Chicken

Whatcha got cookin?

Saturday, July 28, 2012


You always hear people say that in order to truly become healthy, the changes you make need to become your lifestyle. 

I have heard this for years.  

I understand what people are saying, now.  Following Paleo has physically shown me the role food should play in your life.  You should eat when you are hungry, and stop before you get full, when you are satisfied.  If you are eating the 'right' foods, this is not a problem.  That entire concept is a breakthrough for me.  I always assumed I was one of those people who never felt full or satisfied with food. It has happened.  I can eat, and simply stop when my body tells me it is no longer hungry, my actual desire for food/to eat goes away!  I can't believe that this has happened, and how much food I probably ate in the past that was not nurturing my body, so it kept telling me to eat and eat and eat in a desperate search for nutrients.  

I like this feeling and this control.
I like the results of this eating lifestyle.
I like feeling healthy and balanced. 
I like this 'lifestyle'.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Whatcha got cookin?

Week of July 23-27th

I've decided to post my weekly dinner menu plan.  Mainly because I always plan, and I might as well share (assuming anyone ever reads this)

This weeks meals are:

Monday:  Pork Fried Rice 
Tuesday: Almond Strawberry Chicken
Wednesday: Paleo Bacon Meatloaf
Thursday: Lemon Dijon Grilled Chicken
Friday: Coconut Curry Chicken Nuggets

Generally on the weekends we eat leftovers or have dinner with the extended family, so I rarely plan weekends.

Whatcha got cookin?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Run, Run, Running

So I never thought I would actually get this far in a running program.  I'm on week 6 day 2 of my running program.  The workout is 5 min walk, 12 minute run, 3 minute walk, 12 minute run, 5 minute cool down.  I am honestly in shock that I have completed this.  I'm more committed to continue, not because I love running (which actually I really don't love running- but because I am finally seeing some positive results!  I've worked so hard in the past, and not had ANY progress in my weight/body composition/feelings.  I sigh in relief for the progress made, but I find myself apprehensive that it won't last.  I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and not make my thoughts a reality, but 90% of losing weight seems to be dealing with your head, not what is below it!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed (and by that I mean working my ass off and eating well) that this week I lose weight again.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


This week we went on vacation.  We went to a small town and stayed in a cabin, enjoying all that a trip such as that will offer.  I brought almost ALL of our food, as I am gluten free and my family still doesn't really understand what that is!  I ate carefully, if not sparingly at times because of day trips into town or not wanting to eat junk food.  I did not eat a s'more, have a glass of wine, or eat anything outside of my normal expectations- but I gained 1.4 pounds this week! UGH!  The mystery of my body has yet to be discovered, but that result can only be frustrating!  I'm still working on my running program- but I skipped one workout for the first time since starting, since it was 100 degrees outside at the cabin, it was the 4th of July and we had too many things going on- but I still regret skipping it.  It only leaves me with 'maybes'!  Maybe if I hadn't skipped I would have lost this week.  Maybe I didn't eat enough? Maybe, Maybe, maybe.  

I'm resolved to keep on keeping on, and not to let a little weight gain get in the way of all the other things I gained this week (memories with family, my son swimming, fishing on the lake, fireworks).