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Your Personal Paleo Code

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hello my Spark-Lovelies!! emoticon I'm baaack...and jumping right on in!

I am reading Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser and am really enjoying it. I will be starting the 30-Day Personal Paleo Reset tomorrow. I worked up some menu ideas and hit the grocery store. And I will be doing my weekly prep/batch cooking tomorrow too.


On the menu for the week:
Breakfast: Eggs with veggies, fruit, and a few days will include bacon
Lunch: Lamb meatballs over zoodles with home made sauce
Snacks will be fruit, veggies, nuts, almond butter
Some dinner ideas are: Roasted turkey breast & veggie, Short-ribs & veggie, Shrimp stir-fry, Leftovers :) We go out for dinner every Fri & Sat so I plan on going with Spinach cobb salad (no cheese) and oil & vin on the side; Steak or Chicken with veggie/salad

I'm planning on getting back into the gym too. I am aiming for 4 workouts a week, mixing it up at the gym and home.


I'll be blogging abouy my PPC reset whenever I have a moment to post...so stay tuned :)


  
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Taking a little break...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hey Spark Peeps! It's been a while! I have decided to go off the grid for a little while. I really want to focus on me emoticon . The weather is getting warmer and I want to get outside and enjoy the spring weather while it lasts. I'm also getting back to the gym and my home workout routine. So I will be limiting my computer time.

I have recently started using an app called TwoGrand to track my food. It just works better for me since I don't track calories...you just snap a photo of each meal and put a description of what it is. It's a lot like Instagram. Those are actually the two main "computer" things I am on. I occasionally check Facebook. But other than that computer time will be minimal.







I will be back at some point, just not sure when. Stay well and keep focused on your goals!!









  
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FRENCHTOSD 4/18/2014 10:34PM

    Good luck and keep up the awesome attitude and great habits.

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CLRWILLIAMS25 4/17/2014 10:26AM

    Taking a break from Spark for a few months was really helpful for me. I hope you find what you're looking for :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/15/2014 10:08AM

    I totally understand! Do what's best for you! And enjoy the outside! I can't wait until the sunshine gets here and stays! emoticon

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SUGAR0814 4/14/2014 11:42PM

    Awww man! I hate to see you go even if it's for a little while, but I really do understand. Do YOU!! You're simply the best!! emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 4/14/2014 5:38PM

    Interesting app!

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IRP1114 4/14/2014 5:07PM

    Enjoy : )

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Lil bit of motivation for ya!

Thursday, January 30, 2014
























  
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    Love all of these. Thanks for sharing!

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    Love these! Thanks for posting. I could definitely use some motivation!

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Update and batch cooking...

Monday, January 27, 2014

WOW I can't believe how fast this month went & that it's been so long since my last blog!

Well in my last blog I was starting another round of the 21-day sugar detox. I did my batch/prep for the week and had an awesome week with lots of delicious food.

The following weekend I did another round of batch cooking for my second week of 21DSD. That Monday I started coughing like crazy. Then Tuesday it hit me like a brick wall. I felt awful! Horrible cough, sore throat, insane headache. I ended up leaving work around 11am. Stayed home Weds and went to the doc. She said I had an upper respiratory infection and because I have asthma anything with the lungs hits me twice as hard. She gave me antibiotics and cough med with codeine. Went back home after filling the prescriptions and got into bed. I slept a LOT. But it just didn't seem to be enough. I was still coughing like a lunatic, was achy, had the headache that wouldn't go away...probably from all the coughing. My stomach was iffy too. I barely had an appetite and I did not want the food I had prepped for the week :( I attempted to go to work Thursday but they sent me home after an hour. I stayed home Friday. Still felt bad Sat and Sun so I pretty much just rested all weekend. I didn't do any food prep except for making some jar salads. I had turkey frozen in single serve baggies, grabbed one each day to go with the salad. I made eggs for breakfast and snacked on fruit. I felt blah all week.

I didn't start feeling better until this past Sunday. I had more energy and did some delicious batch cooking.

For breakfast I made Leek, Asparagus, & Pancetta quiche with almond flour crust. Recipes for both are from the Against All Grain cookbook.


Then I made some crockpot paleo chili (ground lamb & chicken, zucchini, onion, baby bella mushrooms, & celery, crushed tomatoes & tomato sauce, and spices/seasonings)


Made some baked cauli-tots to have with dinner this week. They're pretty good.


Sunday dinner was roast pork loin w/sauteed asparagus & onion



Monday eats...
B: quiche OMG this is delicious & filling! This recipe alone is worth buying the book!

Snack: Banana emoticon

L: paleo chili over lettuce topped with shredded cheddar and plain greek yogurt


D: roast pork loin, baked cauli-tots, and lettuce



I am feeling almost 100% again! Still coughing but I was able take the stairs today at work without getting completed winded...woohoo! (last week I had to take the elevator...first time since I started this job) I bought a Groupon for a gym about 10 mins from my house. It's one month of unlimited classes for $29. I'm really looking forward to getting my spin on again!! I also may try their Body Blast, Body Sculpt, and/or Bootcamp classes. I might just give one of their Yoga classes a try too...I'm not flexible at all so we'll see. I'm really hoping to start next week. I'm really trying to get enough rest this week so my lungs are back normal 100% and this cough goes away for good.

OK I think that's all for now. Have a great night emoticon

  
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SKATER787 1/31/2014 11:03AM

    Excellent cooking. Hope you're fully recovered soon.

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IRP1114 1/29/2014 10:10AM

    Yes month did go by super quick. Didn't seem like it at first but now it is gone lol!
So sorry to hear you where feeling so sick! Ugh those coughs can be so annoying. Sounds like you made a speedy recovery though! Bet it was due to you still eating so well even on the days you didn't feel so great. Way to go taking care of you!
And wooohooooo to such a great deal! Bonus that it is so close to work! That will be a very fun way to get ready for spring. I am not that flexible either. But it is what makes it a better challenge right!?
Keep doing what you are doing and I am sure you will be 100% in no time!


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TURBOTIF 1/28/2014 1:56PM

    YUMMY!!!!


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IAMZBEE 1/28/2014 9:11AM

    So sorry you got to ill, but glad to see that you're on the up-and-up now! The food looks delicious, as always. Way to go on trying to maintain a clean food diet, even when you felt so sick.

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WORTHEYMOM 1/28/2014 8:34AM

    goodness girl! glad you got lots of rest - does a body good. So glad to hear you are on the mend! The food looks yummy!!! The paleo chili sounds amazing! might have to try that this week!

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SUGAR0814 1/27/2014 11:55PM

    I hope you're back at 100% soon! emoticon Your food looks good as always! I finally tried the sausage crust breakfast muffins. They were good too! Thanks for sharing!

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Hello 2014!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! emoticon
It's been too long! December was beyond crazy. My eating was awful and the only exercise I got was running errands and cleaning. I just felt so unorganized and stressed. I used to be super organized. I had always used one of those planner/calendar books. Then I got an iPhone & iPad and figured I would use those. Well, apparently that doesn't really work for me so I decided to treat myself to an erin condren life planner for this year!

It has monthly calendars

Weekly calendars

A cute little ruler that snaps into it (I also bought a second one)

Note pages

Cute blank pages

Colorful pre-printed labels

I added some extra blank colorful labels

It has a clear pocket with some stickers & I put a few cute paper clips in it :)

The inside back cover is a calendar for 2015 & 2016


No New Year's resolutions this year... just a main goal to get organized. And I know that getting organized will trickle down to any other goal I have.

I am starting another round of the 21 Day Sugar Detox tomorrow.


Spent this morning batch cooking.


First up...Sausage crust egg & veggie cups.





For lunch...Lemon & artichoke chicken w/capers and sliced peppers



Snacks: Kerrygold wrapped in prosciutto, Banana or apple


Sliced lemon, lime, & cucumber and fresh mint to add to my water


Planned out a dinner menu for the week too. It's only for Sun-Thurs because we go out Fri & Sat.


Tonight's dinner was mustard glazed chicken thighs with roasted baby broccoli




I'm sure I'll be a tired & foggy the next few days but I'm hoping it passes quickly. I need to get back to exercising. I'm debating on going back to my original gym or checking out a different one about 10-15 minutes away. I also have a bunch of dvd's, weights, kettlebells, exercise ball, bosu, jump rope, stretchy bands, and treadmill so I can do full workouts at home too. I also saw a living social deal for a Barre3 Workout DVD Package + Core Ball so I grabbed it. Hopefully it will arrive soon. I always love new workouts.

Well that's all for now. Have a fantastic week!!

  
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MAYA_ANGEL 1/10/2014 10:19AM

    Thank God! I thought you were taking this butter love we all have too far!
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HEALTHYCOCONUT 1/10/2014 6:38AM

    It is cheese wrapped in prosciutto. emoticon

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MAYA_ANGEL 1/9/2014 10:53PM

    But seriously, you eat butter with prosciuitto around it. Eat? Butter?

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MAYA_ANGEL 1/9/2014 10:52PM

    I love your batch cooking. I doubt I could accomplish that anymore at 64. I liked especially your slices for water as I'm planning on drinking more water and find I like it with lemon slices in it.

And Yes, I will do those cups…they look great.

I always love your blog and especially the pictures!

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FELICIASMILES 1/7/2014 12:25PM

    I love your new planner and your menu ahead looks amazing. My daughter and I are on our 5th day of paleo/primal diet. We are defently going to do the sausage cups in a couple days. Thanks for sharing. :0) 2014 is going to be the best year ever.

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SUGAR0814 1/7/2014 12:32AM

    I'm trying the sausage crust & egg/veggie cups! Looks so yummy! I just saw a YT video on that planner. It seems to be helpful! emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 1/6/2014 6:05PM

    Ummm, I'm trying those cups ASAP! Thanks for the tip!

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RAINEMARIE214 1/6/2014 5:52PM

    I got an Erin Condren life planner this year too, and so far I am LOVING it! I felt the same way as you - thought I could stay organized with my phone/ipad, but I think I am just one of those people that needs a paper planner. Plus, I love using it!

The sausage egg cups look delicious! I need to make those!

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NATPLUMMER 1/6/2014 1:26PM

    Looks like you're off to a great start!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 1/6/2014 12:17PM

    It looks like 2014 is off to a great start!! I hope you have a fantastic year!

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SDLEE514 1/6/2014 10:45AM

    I grabbed the barre3 deal too!! did you actually purchase it yet? I wasn't sure when the free trial kicked in so I'm waiting because I'm doing Insanity first (60 days) then starting that, want to get my money's worth!

Food looks delicious, nice job on the prepwork!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 1/6/2014 8:21AM

    Thank you!! I just had the sausage egg cups and they are delicious. Think I have a new fave breakfast.

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ERIN1957 1/6/2014 6:52AM

    OMGosh it all looks so yummy, great blog! Very inspiring too!

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WOUBBIE 1/5/2014 11:41PM

    Those sausage cup things are incredible looking! I was just experimenting with scotch eggs this morning, but those look better!

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