Day 21 & 22

Made it to three weeks... almost caved yesterday though.  WHY is this still so hard?!  I'm getting frustrated with myself.

Yesterday -
Breakfast: sweet potato cakes (2 baked sweet potatoes, 1 egg), 1 apple
Lunch - Chicken, salsa & guacamole salad from Chipotle - SOOOO good
Snack - walnuts (roasted & honey), shredded chicken
Dinner - Shrimp, with green & wax beans
Snack - few handfuls of golden raisins

Today - 
Breakfast: 1/2 frittata with sausage, artichokes, & onions, 1/2 apple
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Day 20

I NEED SLEEP!  I'm slowly starting to go crazy from sleep deprivation.  Naps are in order for this weekend.  Well, that's if I can get my daughter to nap as well:).

Breakfast - coffee, banana, 1/4 apple, 1/2 frittata with sausage, onions, tomatoes (seriously considered eating the whole thing, I'm so hungry).
Snack - larabar
Lunch - Shredded chicken over arugula, not sure what else
Snack - Okay, I went a little overboard... and cheated a bit on the whole 30 thing... 2c. walnuts, roasted with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey (!), apple, 1/2 frittata coffee
Dinner - 4oz. steak, steamed broccoli, carrots and green beans

HUGE binge today on the nuts, but oh my God, they were delicious and actually hit the spot, unlike anything else I've had for the past 20 days.  I don't know what my deal is, but I'm having such a hard time with this Paleo challenge.  It's probably just life in general and that's carrying over into my diet life:).
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Day 19

I felt really awesome last night while putting my daughter to bed.  I felt like, "Wow, I can really do this and I don't even WANT anything like pizza again."  Then my daughter woke up at midnight and didn't go back to sleep for a few hours and I started craving junk again.  I also ate through all my leftovers, so now I have the task of cooking if I want something good to eat (and I'm exhausted and don't want to do it).

So, here we are for today:
B - frittata with leftover broccoli, ham, onions
Snack - apple
Lunch - turkey meat over arugula, larabar, cranberries, lemon juice
Snack - I feel like eating everything in site or going and getting something really bad to eat.  I might eat the leftover frittata shortly so I can feel somewhat full.
Dinner - No earthly idea but probably something like chicken. Ended up eating shredded chicken and pistachios.

I'm tasking myself to go through our deep freezer this weekend and pull out a few pieces of meat to use in recipes next week.  We have a freezer full of delicious grass-fed/locally/humanely raised food and it's just piled on top of each other so I have no idea what's in there.  Pathetic, I know.

Enough negativity from me.
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Day 17 & 18

I've been slacking on keeping this blog up to date (sound familiar?).

Yesterday -
Breakfast: spaghetti squash bake (2 squares), bacon, 2.5 slices
Snack - dried fruit
Lunch - leftover chili, clementine
Snack - dried fruit, pecans
Dinner - lots of pulled pork, green beans
Snack - dried fruit binge:(

Today -
Breakfast: spaghetti squash bake (2 squares)
Lunch - burger patty, small cup of chili
Snack - last square of spaghetti squash bake:(, apple pie larabar, dried fruit, clementine, apple
Dinner - leftover chili
Snack - pistachios,
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Day 16

Last night, my husband had pizza for dinner... it was really hard, but I stuck it out with my leftover chili:).  Very proud of myself. :)

Breakfast - 2 squares of spaghetti squash egg bake, coffee, banana
Snack - larabar, apple, clementine
Lunch - leftover chili, few bites of chicken thighs (shredded)
Snack - larabar, golden raisins
Dinner - Arugula salad with shredded chicken thighs, 1 roma tomato, broccoli (cooked in EVOO & garlic), olive oil and lemon juice
Snack - pecans, turkey deli meat, 2 more squares of spaghetti squash bake
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Day 15

Well, I decided to plug into dailyplate what I ate yesterday and I'm eating SO many calories.  Oh my god, it's scary!  My carbs are also too high.  I was doing well, under 150g until I remembered that I took a few sips of OJ yesterday and that threw me over the line.  For yesterday, I was at 159, so still not atrocious (especially considering what my levels would have been 16 days ago!), but without the OJ and the numerous Larabars, I would have been doing quite well.  I will strive to do better.

Breakfast - 2.5 slices of bacon, 3 eggs scrambled in bacon grease, & coffee + about 1/2c. of slow-cooked chicken thighs with herb seasonings and chicken broth (I LOVE waking up to food being cooked in the slow cooker.  It feels like a productive morning even before I've done anything!)

Lunch - shredded chicken, arugula salad
Snack - apple pie larabar, raisins
Dinner - Leftover chili
Snacks - raisins, larabar
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Day 14

Two weeks down, woo hoo!  Feeling reinvigorated after reading lots of Eades blog posts.  I was discussing with my husband this evening how I think I've figured out why these paleo challenges have been so difficult for me since having my daughter... I'm completely out of the realm of Crossfit/Paleo online now.  I rarely read fitness/health blogs and I don't see it in mainstream circles, so I'm not getting the motivation/support I used to have.

So, that's a tangible thing I can do to help myself.. read more Crossfit/Paleo blogs.

Breakfast - 3 slices bacon, 4 scrambled eggs, clementine
Snack - apple, larabar
Lunch - ham/turkey on arugula with tomato, lemon juice and olive oil (this was gross for some reason... I guess maybe too much deli meat lately)
Snack - NINE chicken wings (roasted with spicy garlic sauce) - very yummy and spicy
Dinner - 1 chicken breast, leftover peppers, onions and broccoli stirfry mix
Snack - larabar
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