Paleo, Whole30, Fitness

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Made these last night for dinner and they were delicious!

Day 2 – round ?

I decided to start another whole30. This time I am shooting for whole60 or even 90. I have been great staying with it for 30 days but my re-introduction has been horrendous to say the least. I successfully made it thru Thanksgiving (Nov whole30) making compliant meals then fell right back into bad eating in December. I kept making excuses; I am sick, after vacation I will eat better, after New Years and then I was asked to wait until after my birthday.

I was asked by friends to start blogging again. Share my recipes, etc. I finally got an Instant Pot that I have been wanting for over a year now and been loving cooking with and experimenting converting recipes to it.

So here I am starting to rid the sugar out of my body again and get  back into running. Oh do I miss running but that knowing that first run is going to be miserable, keeps holding me back. I signed up for my longest run to date in August so that is giving me some motivation to get back into it.


Simple dinner on a busy day

We made lettuce taco wraps and instead of rice I had sweet potato/cauliflower rice. Was a great meal put together without a whole lot of prep. These steamed bags are a good alternative when I don’t have something prepared.

Summer salad

I enjoy a nice summer salad in the heat of the summer. Pair it up with my favorite whole30 approved dressing and it really hits the spot. When I did a whole30 3 years ago there were no easy to go to dressings. We made them ourselves. That mindset is still with me for most things. This line of dressings is an exception for me. Create from scratch so you know what’s going into your foods.

Starting week 2 (d8) of my whole30. I made it thru the kill all things phase and wasn’t as bad as the last two have been. Now if I only keep it up this time, I wouldn’t have those days. This w30 is really to concentrate on making better decisions and lifestyle changes.

Whole30 round 4

Whole30 round 4

After successfully completing a whole3o in May, my reintroduction failed. While stress is not an excuse I did not gradually re-introduce foods. I went right back to the way I was eating before. I have started another whole30 on Monday.

To share recipes and this journey with friends I have started this page up again.

No Luck with Paleo Deserts

I have been having no luck with Paleo desserts. Thankfully tried it before my friends thanksgiving, but Paleo pumpkin pie was a fail. The crust over cooked and filing was tasteless.

Tried pumpkin truffles on actual day while they were edible the filing could have been thicker. You needed to flip over the chocolate so the filing didn’t ooze out.

Yesterday, I tried lemon tarts. I knew looking at the recipe this would probably not work. There was no thickening agent. sure enough froze as suggested and took out and it was basically lemon juice.

So now I am zero for three.

Overcoming Mental Barriers

Overcoming Mental Barriers

Yesterday, I ran the Ditka Dash 5k. For the first time I got over my mental hurdle of thinking I couldn’t do it, or needed to walk. I didn’t allow others pace to speed me up or slow me down. I just ran the race the best I could at that moment. Doing so I shaved off 2 mins off my finish time last month on this same course.

With this momentum I wanted to challenge myself to go 2 hours run or walking. I went out thinking I was going to walk those two miles. I ended up running most of it. Slow and steady, I had my first long run. I have done one 10k earlier in the season and had to walk the last mile. Basically the longest was a 5 mile run. Today I successfully ran 8.16. I couldn’t be more thrilled. My IT bands started to act up so walked for a good 10 mins in mile 7. To save myself from getting a injury, I would rather walk.

Morning Treat without the Calories

I made one of my fall favorites this morning. I looked a few recipes and made my own pumpkin latte.  I didn’t measure so these are approximate measurements. I normally just add and taste a lot of my recipes.  I drink my coffee black so this was enough flavor for me, to make it sweeter after the whole30 maple syrup can be added to sweeten the drink.

Pumpkin Latte

September 22, 2014
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  • 2 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 cups Black Coffee
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • Step 1 I mixed all ingredients before adding in the coffee. This allowed the puree to blend well with the coconut milk and spices.

Food Donation for 100

One of my co-workers has been so inspired by my journey. While in discussion with her, she said we should celebrate my 100 pound weight loss marker. Not being big on a big ordeal, she came up with another idea. She volunteered to donate 100 pounds of food to the local food bank. 100 pounds of food for 100 pounds lost. I have 8 more pounds to go. It is getting harder now but has given me even more motivation. My journey is going to help some one else in need.