Day 12!

Wow, I am proud of myself. I have made it to day twelve of my whole30, and it keeps getting easier. I am amazed that I am doing this with my husband home. He is really being supportive and understanding, which helps immensely. Today I added running back to my routine and I felt pretty good. I did two and a half miles, and tomorrow I think I want to do five. I don’t have a lot going on right now, so nothing else to report. Hope all is going great well, until next time!


What my meals are like on a daily basis

whole30 Day 5, Check!

I am on day five of my whole30, and today was a breeze! My daughter and I went snowboarding at the crack of dawn, and I went prepared. I packed us crock pot beef that pulled apart with ease in our trusty Stanley lunch jars, carrots, and bananas. We ate breakfast at 6:45 then when we got up there I had to eat my banana because I was starving and I knew I couldn’t brave the cold and fresh snow without any energy. At 11:30 we were ready to go, and I surprised myself because I did’t need to eat. What? Who am I? I waited until 12:30 when we got home to dive into my delicious jar of beef. I impressed myself. After lunch, I had coffee and a hot bath. It was heaven.

Now, I am food and mentally prepping for tomorrow, because my husband gets home. When he is home for three weeks after working for three weeks, we go into vacation mode. NOT THIS TIME! He knows this too, and I mentally prepped him to tell me no if I have any temptation to cheat. Which I know that I won’t. I have steamed broccoli, baked chicken for my curried chicken salad with shredded spinach, and I have chopped sweet potatoes for sweet potato hash. Tomorrow, the hubs is coming home with a boat load of salmon from Alaska (I hope he is), and we are making a trip to Seattle to dink around and check out some meat shops. It sounds like we are going to be well stocked for the next month!

Whew, I cannot wait until my head hits this pillow tonight! Hope everyone is doing well, enjoy your week!

Before whole30

Okay, I just posted pictures of myself, “before” pictures of myself on the damn internet! That took guts I didn’t think I had, and now that I look at them I am ready to commit to the whole30 program. Really? I look this horrific? I decided to put on my jeans that button up, but obviously look like shit with sugar on top. Wow, I am still amazed.

before whole30before whole30before whole30We have booked a trip to Florida in February and I have no excuses between now and then to not complete the program. You can tell in the first picture that my upper gut is bloated, and my face looks puffy in the second picture. I felt like vomiting last night before bed because I ate pasta, so today I omitted gluten. I still feel crappy, but I know it will take a few days for my glutenous hangover to disappear. I AM SO READY FOR THE 2ND!

Okay, I think I am going to go hide my face under a pillow for a while because I am so embarrassed. Happy New Year!

Monday Weigh-in

Why hello there! I have been absent, yes I have. Last week was sort of lame (TMI alert), I had stomach issues, and every time I did anything strenuous I thought I was going to crap my pants. It wasn’t very fun. I had the worst time sleeping! I would wake up in the middle of the night with the worst stomach cramps, and it would continue when I woke again in the morning.

It’s a lovely toilet!


I don’t think it was the flu, because my daughter is fine. I am going to blame the glutenous beer and bread that I was eating. So, for two days, I have been eating low-carb/grain free and I feel so much better! I am going to continue on with this way of eating for a while. If I don’t get better, it’s off to the doctor I go, which I prefer natural/nutritional healing. Anyway, yesterday’s weigh in was okay. I weighed in at 159.6, which is a slow improvement from two weeks ago. I felt good enough to run today, so I did four miles. The first three miles I did in 37:08, then I walked the remaining mile. I finished the four miles in 54:40.

Tomorrow, my daughter and I are going to Birch Bay. She gets to ride her bike while I run. Hopefully this gorgeous weather is still on for tomorrow!

See ya later!

Saturday Eats!

Happy Saturday to you all, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. My daughter and I have been enjoying this lovely sun in our own backyard, but tomorrow we are off to the park. After yesterdays bear sighting, we were pretty loud in our yard. We watered the garden, chased chickens and ducks, and lounged around. Luckily, no bear!

Our flock

My food intake today is nothing to brag about, but it isn’t horrid either. Here is what I ate today:



Breakfast: toast, 1 slice goat dutch cheese, 1 egg, greek yogurt, and Starbucks iced vanilla latte (freebie from yesterday when they messed up my order)

Snack: banana

About an hour after my snack, I did 3.1 miles on the treadmill in 37:55. I think I am ready to take my daughter with her bike to Birch Bay this week. It is sunny, and I think I need to get off the treadmill for a run.

Lunch: TJ’s Palak Paneer over jasmine rice. So yummy! I could eat this all the time

Snack: Kind Bar Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate

Dinner: 1/2 lb beef patty, 2 slices toast, cheese, 6 cherry tomatoes

Dessert: beer on the porch

For this next week, I don’t really want to use myfitness pal. I know I should, but I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what portions I need to eat, what I need to change, etc…I have planned 2 side dishes that I will cook to accompany some meats. My breakfasts will stay the same, because I am not a big breakfast person and don’t need the variety. My lunches will also stay the same, revolving around leftovers, or a simple veggie with meat. What I will change this upcoming week is my alcohol intake. That is my calorie problem right there! I drink water all day. At night, I just want something else! Maybe I need to try sparkling water or one natural cola to satisfy that craving. I know I also need to add more vegetables, but right now, I don’t want them. I love avocados, brussel sprouts, and much more! I just need simplicity right now.

Well folks, tomorrow is my last fun-filled-food-picture journal! I know, I am sad too. But, I will still post my weekly stats, so don’t fret. I have my shopping list ready for tomorrow, and my motivation in tow. I know this upcoming week will be a success as well…if not better!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


4th of July Eats!

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations”
George Bernard Shaw

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone who is celebrating is doing so responsibly and respectfully. Today has been pretty quiet around here. It is just 2 of us, my daughter and myself, so we had our own little party today. My daughter decorated with drawings of flags and fireworks, and fireworks that we made with paper. She also made a great poster with colorful letters and glitter. Boy, she loves to decorate, and she loves to get up around 5:30am before the rest of us to do it. I love that creative streak in her.

Here is another picture story of what I ate today. I did okay today, noting to beat myself up over.


Breakfast: toast with goat dutch cheese and 1 egg, greek yogurt, and coffee

Snack: Cooking Light Tomato Basil Soup

Lunch: left over 1/4lb beef patty with 1 slice bread and 1 slice fontina, roast green beans and tomatoes

Snack: TJ’s peanut butter cups

Snack: banana

Dinner: Cooking Light Cilantro Rice with Chicken. Wasn’t good. At all

Mowed the lawn with this bad boy. That is hard work! Took me 50 minutes and 283 calories.

Dessert: wine

I didn’t run today, I decided to take the day off because we played in the sun instead. Glad the sun made an appearance, to me, that is the ultimate firework! Now, my daughter has planned movie night, we are watching “Aliens in the Attic” because it is 4th of July related. When it gets dark out, we are going to use up our sparklers and a fountain. I have no idea what a fountain is, I guess I will find out. Firework safety first right?

Toodle-Ly-Doo till’ tomorrow!

Tuesday Eats!

Hello there! I didn’t think I was going to do so well today, but I did. My daughter and I went to the movies to see Madagascar 3, and I didn’t buy any junk. I did sneak 3 TJ’s peanut butter cups in, but that is what saved me! So here is the report for today:


Breakfast: toast with 1 slice goat dutch cheese and 2 eggs, 1 banana, and coffee

Lunch: Leftover roast chicken, Cooking Light Tomato Basil Soup

Snack: pepperoni stick, 3 TJ’s peanut butter cups, and vanilla whey (post workout)

Thank you legs for getting me through a 3.1 mile run after yesterday’s 5 miles

Dinner: 1/4lb beef patty with 1 slice fontina, and green beans

On the way home from the movies I was feeling very tired. I needed a pick-me-up so I stopped at Starbucks for an iced coffee (forgot to take a picture). When I got home, I was still in the dumps and tried to take a nap. Wasn’t happening. I decided to hop on the treadmill for 3.1 miles. Holy Crap! I am glad I did. Today, I finished 3.1 in 37:07. That is about 11 minutes per mile. Huge improvement, which I am surprised because yesterday I did 5 miles at about 14 minutes per mile. I am very excited to see some improvement!

See you tomorrow for another episode of Eats!