Thursday, July 31, 2014
I started the 30-Day Personal Paleo Reset on 7/13. I did my weekly prep/batch cooking so I was all set to go. It was mostly a successful and tasty week. Part of the reset is to limit coffee to 8oz a day, black...but since coconut milk is OK I used that...delicious but tough because I really enjoy my morning coffee (I drink more than 8oz/day). Another part of the reset is no dairy. Now I don't normally eat much dairy so I figured it would be ok.
As the first week of my PPC Reset came to an end, I arrived at a conclusion. I REALLY missed my morning coffee with organic cream and some good quality cheese, so I will be incorporating them back into my menu. I'm not giving up completely, I guess I'm just finding my own personal paleo code a little sooner than the plan anticipates :) IMO It's better to tweak the plan than be unhappy & feeling deprived, which I know from experience leads me to binge like there's no tomorrow.
So I am moving forward using my own plan...keeping my meals mostly paleo/low-carb. Enjoying my morning coffee with cream. Having cheese now and then too. I even had some rye toast at the diner over the weekend. But it's all okay! As of Monday, I'm down 7 lbs!! So I plan to continue doing what I'm doing.
I do need to workout more...that has been pushed to the back burner because of 'life getting in the way'. I purchased 3 personal training sessions at my gym. I know it's not a lot, but I don't have to use them in one week or anything. My plan with the 3 sessions is to meet with a personal trainer to get set up with a routine, then follow the routine for a month or so, then meet again to tweak it & follow the tweaked routine for a month or so, then meet again for the last session and tweak it yet again. Then I can continue on my own or purchase more sessions. Now I need to just call the gym and schedule that first session!!
Hope you are all having a fabulous week!!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hello my Spark-Lovelies!! 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 :)
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
B: quiche OMG this is delicious & filling! This recipe alone is worth buying the book!
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
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