Tag Archives: paleo
28 Jan

Paleo: Week 4. Two weeks in, I was down almost ten pounds, but I’ve gained a bit of that back by now. Probably all the bacon. In week 4, there will be no bacon.

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Oh look. Some vegetables. I’ve been a vegetable chopping and chomping machine, which I guess is the whole point of this. I did have a bite of ice cream the other night, and it didn’t even taste good. Ice cream is pretty much my religion, so this is the most blasphemous thing – ice cream tasted bland, but the plain steamed veggies I had with dinner were SO delicious, like they’d been covered in cheese.

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Breakfast has been difficult for me. I don’t want to wake up any earlier to have to cook, so I make a week (or at least a few days) worth of breakfast on Sunday. The sweet potato hash got nixed after week one, when my coach told me sweet potatoes were only for after workouts. Weeks 2 and 3 I made frittatas, but I needed to switch it up this week. I’m sure you’ve seen something like this on pinterest, that’s where I got the idea.

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And finally, my masterpiece. I made spaghetti (squash) sauce from scratch last night. I made my own base, though the tomatoes were canned – I’m not a miracle worker. This is before I added the turkey and a bit more tomato puree.

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My “cheats” since starting paleo have been a tumbler of whiskey or cider on the weekends. Starting February 3, I plan on putting a stop to that as well…at least for the rest of the month of February.

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Resolute Redux

7 Jan

Totally revamped resolutions!

  • a photo a day
  • 52 new books/52 new movies
  • get kipping pull ups and double unders
  • paleooooo

de3f89fa593e11e28dba22000a1f97e5_7 e3cc8cf4584b11e2ae8022000a9e2946_7Paleo has only been going on for a day. Pretty easy, since I spent 3 hours prepping yesterday, plus another hour tonight on extra snacks – I was super hungry all day. Luckily I can eat the exact same thing day in and day out – it would be a nightmare otherwise. Hopefully it helps get my weight back down, resolves some gut issues, and gets rid of the little tummy pooch.

So far I’m 2/52 movies (watched Pitch Perfect on xbox live last week and saw Django Unchained on Saturday night) and 0/52 books – why did the first book I pick up this year have to be the Lord of the Rings trilogy?! I’m not letting myself read anything else until I finish it, and there are two books coming out tomorrow I’ve been waiting to read and I just scored a $0.99 kindle read.

Kipping pullups and double unders will have to wait a little longer to get any attention since I seem to have injured myself. I’m getting extremely limited mobility out of my right shoulder before the pain kicks in. If my arm is down in the ‘neutral’ position (I guess that’s what you’d call it), there is no pain, and assuming neutral = 0 degrees, anything from 45 degrees to 180 in either direction is excruciating. Sadly, this is a wait-it-out kind of thing. Last time it only lasted three days, so hopefully I can get back to Crossfitting my little heart out by Thursday. If not, I might have to go for a (gasp) run this weekend.