Finally Getting Fit

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Dancing with my Bellydance sisters at a little coffee shop.
I’m amazed at how thin my neck and face look and am happy to be showing some ab definition. A lot different from the picture over on the right from 2009.

Okra Poppers

Posted on: July 23, 2014

I bought two tubs if fresh okra at the farmers market. My intention was to split it, coat it in olive oil and seasoning and bake it.

But I found a recipe for okra poppers. It was a link on Facebook posted by Low Carb Eating. You can find it here.

Wash and dry your okra. Cut a slit in the okra from stem to near the bottom. Use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds and membranes. The larger pods are easier to work with. Stuff with cheese. Wrap with bacon. Bake.

These were quite tasty and I will make a modified version again some point in the future. They were even good cold.

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Archer Farms dark chocolate Himalayan salted almonds will be the death of me.

Farmer’s Market

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Berries with coconut cream

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Home cooking

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Paleo squash casserole, green beans (from the market) almondine, grilled steaks.

Dessert:

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Paleo choco chips cookies

Fun shopping:

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I wish I had bought it.

I had a nice little brown bag lunch all planned out and then had to go to the main campus. A quick trip to the cafeteria was my undoing.

They had the seafood buffet out. I ended up with 1 fried crab cake (fake crab and wheat), a bunch of boiled shrimp, a piece of baked fish, and some seafood salad. Tons of protein and no veggies. Woot :(

Snacks were fried pork rinds, a peach, and raw nuts.

Dinner was leftovers: unstuffed cabbage rolls, 1/2 avocado and some clean salsa.

Fake sweet treat: almond coconut butter fat bomb.

One of the worst parts of trying to eat clean and working in the medical field is the catered lunches.

Yesterday, this happened:

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By the time I made it down this was what was left. I didn’t look at it too hard. I ate my nice clean paleo lunch.
2 egg cups, Brussels sprouts, 1/2 avocado with clean salsa.

It was only later, about 3:30 that I went down and at a brownie bite, a tiny tub of chocolate sauce, and a meat patty off a slider. I have no shame.

Then work was done and I was off to a two hour dance practice.

And this happened:

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American Deli has some of the best wings ever. I ate about half the fries. Yes I did.

So honestly the only thing clean I had yesterday was this:

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Today I did something different. I stopped at the local Circle K for coffee. I never do that. Mostly because I don’t like paying $2 for a medium cup if coffee. I’m cheap, y’all.

Breakfast: coffee with 2 sugar packets and half & half.

Lunch:

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Unstuffed cabbage rolls and a microwaved sweet potato

Snacks: plain fried pork rinds.

Dinner: chicken quesadillas made with the pumpkin tortillas.

I may have eaten a peach. I don’t remember. :(

The family had pizza. I had the cheese and pepperoni off the top of one slice. It was absolutely unsatisfying.

Late night: almond coconut butter fat bomb.

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