Finally Getting Fit

Stuck

Posted on: April 16, 2014

I seem to be stuck in a rut with my weight.  That number will not budge.  Now I don’t want to care about the number on the scale. There are so many other measures of good health but that is the quickest and easiest one to see, right.

In other news I flew off the whole30 like it was hot lava.

I added back the teensiest bit of grain.  A spoonful of rice here.  A few corn tortilla chips there.   A pound of sugar over yonder.

The Easter candy has been my nemesis.  I love the jelly beans. I adore the Russell Stover creme eggs.  mmmmm the maple.   the coconut almond.  the raspberry truffle.

I really thought I was doomed until I realized that my mood and disposition has been the worse it has been since before the holidays. (Christmas)

So I knew it wasn’t grains. I just don’t really eat enough of them to cause this constant blackness over my soul.

The artificial sweetener?  I had let aspartame back in with a diet coke per day.

I asked myself.  What am I eating more of now than I was on Whole30?  Only one edible source present itself in bold neon lights. SUGAR.

So away it goes.  I am now 10 days sugar free.  I’m started to feel better. Starting to sleep better.  Starting to think better.

Wheat makes my body physically ache.  Sugar makes my mood and my emotions ache.    It’s just not worth it.  I do not like the person I am when I’m on sugar. She’s not pretty at all.

After some Google searching I found the following articles very helpful:

World of Psychology

Sarah Wilson

Annette Nay

EMR Labs

Have you noticed a change in you when you’re on sugar? Talk about it.

 

Go Bananas

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Sitting on the couch watching Criminal Minds wanting something sweet

Trying to stay away from the sugar. There’s just been to much sugar and sweet in my life lately.  

I started looking around the kitchen for something quick and easy.  I spotted some bananas that are just about to go bad. What can i do with those? 

I had some fresh organic butter in my fridge so i diced some up and tossed it in a sauce pan. I chopped up two bananas and cranked up the heat. While the butter was melting I rummaged through the cabinet. Unsweetened coconut flakes!!! I tossed in a couple of handfuls. As i stirred it all up the butter coated the bananas and the coconut coated the butter. I cooked it until the coconut toasted and poured out into a bowl.  A drizzle of honey on top was like frosting on a cake. Totally unnecessary but incredibly delicious. Next time I’m adding cinnamon and maybe some nuts.

Paleo Snax

Posted on: March 16, 2014

Okra chips.

Stress

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Today was not a good mental day for me. It would have been better if I could have stayed home and hermited. Sometimes I just don’t play well with others.

Next thing I knew I was head first in a bag of Fritos and sucking down a diet coke.

Already I have a headache.

Breakfast

Posted on: March 2, 2014

2 slices no-sugar added bacon
Sautéed collard greens
2 organic farm eggs from just a couple of miles down the road No-sugar added salsa

One day I hope to find local farm bacon and give up the store bought.

Dinner

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Not paleo.

Not Whole30.

100% delicious and low carb.

Bacon egg cups.
Dehydrated kale chips made with olive oil and blueberry balsamic vinegar. Diced avocado.

Dinner in an hour.

Lunch

Posted on: February 26, 2014

It’s picture time!!!
Coach made some pumpkin flatbread. It certainly comes out flat. More tortilla like than flatbread like.
This one is topped with taco beef (homemade seasoning), sautéed collard greens, and a tiny bit of cheese.

Super delicious.

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