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2 week weigh in

Happy Friday! TGIF! Yay for the weekend!

I am 2 weeks into Paleo. Once again I was on that scale this morning. The numbers went down again!

I happened to have a doctor’s appointment this morning, when Doc asked about my diet “Are you getting enough fruits and veggies?” I chuckled. That is all I’m eating! Not really, I’m eating eggs and meat too.. She asked about my calcium intake… “uhhhhhmmmm It could be better..?”

I did get turned on to the brand SO Delicious, which is dairy free. Coconut milk, almond milk, yogurt, ice cream, and coffee creamer! I’ve only tried the coconut milk, coconut milk yogurt, and the coconut milk creamers. I’ve become a fan! Doc said that the coconut milk should have enough calcium in it, especially the yogurt. She recommended that I take multivitamins, along with additional vitamin D. I said “Yep, I do every day!” I’m a really good patient πŸ™‚

So now that I have been granted a clean bill of health and the scale doesn’t moan when I step on it, I am going to enjoy my Starbucks triple shot SOY latte. Oh the happiness of dieting rewards πŸ™‚

Have a GREAT weekend! And don’t forget to take your vitamins!

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It’s a beautiful morning to…

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There is something unusually cute about caffeine deprived small furry animals with giant eyes πŸ™‚

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1 Week Weigh In

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Last Friday morning I stood on the scale. If I was going to do Paleo, I wanted to be able to track some results! This morning I got back on that same scale. THE NUMBER WENT DOWN!! BY 5!! I stepped off.. and got back on. IT WAS STILL THE LOWER NUMBER! Hot Dang! This Paleo thing is amazing!

I know you are supposed to eat right, drink lots of water and excersize to lose weight. Well I have been a lazy bum the last week. Not a single sit up, push up, lunge, squat, or step on the treadmill. I have always been active. I love playing sports, working out, getting my sweat on. But when its cold and foggy and icy outside (gotta love the Seattle winters!), I want to be lazy!

I want to lay in bed and watch Sons of Anarchy on Netflix! I want to wear my pajamas all weekend!

Paleo was something that I wanted to do to challenge myself. I am giving up some of my favorite items! Cheese, bread, pasta, all processed food and sugar! Now that I have seen the powers of the Paleo diet, I feel like I need to jump on board ALL the way, and not just dangle lazily off the side munching on my carrot sticks. Im not going to set a goal for the number of reps or miles or sit ups I do, but I am going to do some. (Maybe not everyday- as I still enjoy being lazy in the winter)

This ‘Little Challenge’ I chose to do, is turning into a full blown THING!

On a different note, my budgeting project is going well πŸ™‚

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Berrilicious!

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Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries for days!

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Mmmmm coffee!

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Paleo- day 4

I intended to start my Paleo adventure on Friday. But failed when I decided that I wanted one more carb filled meal for dinner!
So Saturday was day 1 of PALEO!!! I did… good. Sunday I had a teensy tiny couple of chips during the Seahawks game. I was anxious! It was an amazing comeback! (And I didn’t bring Paleo approved snacks with me to the Football Party..I need to remember to do that from now on!)

I am just loving all the fruit and veggies I get to eat! I am not having a problem with the salads, eggs, and fruit. But ooohhh I would kill for a glass of milk!

Im cutting back on the amount of coffee I’m consuming in the mornings, and adding in lots of herbal tea and water! I feel like a fish.

I can already feel a difference. I don’t feel bloated or ‘heavy’. Im satisfied after I eat, and not at all disappointed that I didn’t get to eat the cheesecake sitting on the kitchen counter..

I would love to get some Paleo friendly recipes or snacks that you have found and enjoy!

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I think I can I think I can

After some discussion with co-workers and contemplating giving up coffee, I have come to the conclusion of trying out the Paleo diet! I will be giving up bread, dairy, refined sugar, cereal grains, potatoes, and processed food!
TALK ABOUT A CHALLENGE!

My goal is to go ONE MONTH. I will be surviving on grass-produced meats, fish, seafood, fruit, veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds. It looks scary, but I enjoy my fruits and veggies. I am going to miss my yogurt, peanut butter, cream cheese and bagels 😦

I usually bring my lunch with me to work, so today I packed a banana, apple, tomato, pear, strawberries, raspberries, and 2 hard-boiled eggs. Dinner is going to be the challenge. But I am up for it!

If I make it a month, I will shoot for 2 πŸ™‚

Looking forwards to a better me and better wallet! πŸ™‚

(I added a rule that I am allowed to drink coffee. I just have to limit it and make up for it by drinking extra water)

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I can live without ‘blank’

I don’t diet. I love food. I am a chocoholic. I have a sweet-tooth. Fried cheesy food is my weakness!
My New Year’s resolution was to work on my budgeting. Get some debt paid off, save some money. But I feel like I should do more. I could do more. I have been fighting with myself about giving something up to become healthier. Trying to go without something for awhile. Ill start with a goal of 1 month, if I succeed at 1 month, I might go for 2 months, or add something else.
But what is something?

I could live without coffee Wow that was a horrible thing to even think!
I would be able to live without sweets for awhile. The holidays are over and the candy stash at home is dwindling down. I don’t HAVE to eat 4 Hershy kisses a day, as much as I enjoy it..

I want my something to challenge me. I want to better myself, I want to feel better about myself, mentally and physically. Its a new year! HELLO 2013! How am I going to start this new year of becoming a better me?

What have you been able to live without that was a challenge, but you are so glad that you did??

Alcohol? Chocolate? Sugar? Meat? Bread?

This momma needs some help!

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5 years young

My little man turns 5 in a month!!!! With my Budget frenzy going on at the moment, I am trying to figure out what to do for his birthday thatΒ  A) is fun for 5 year oldsΒ  andΒ  B) is nice to my wallet.

February in the PNW is iffy, so outdoor activities can be limiting..

Ideas?? DIY?

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Happy New Year!

Adios 2012. Hellloooooooo 2013!

I have NEVER been good at keeping my New Years resolutions. I always make resolutions like ‘eat less chocolate’ or ‘keep my room clean’ or the famous ‘work out more’. I am the worst at thinking of a resolution that I know I can keep, yet will also challenge me.

The past 6 months have been a financial whirlwind. I had just gotten my savings account nice and padded when my car died and I had to buy a new one. *car payment* oohhhh I cringe when I hear that!
I met an amazing man, Josh. And of course more money is spent when you are a ‘couple’ than when you are single.
And I finally wised up and got an attorney to get my parenting plan underway!
And then Christmas!! Talk about draining your bank account!

So now I am in recovery mode. 😁

Trying to pay off the credit card(s)… Just 2!! And get some money back into my savings account.

So, I have decided that my New Years resolution is to BUDGET!! (I cringe when I hear that word too!!!)

I am not one to keep track of my spendings and balance my accounts after every transaction, But I’m ready and willing to do just that!

I’ve got my spreadsheet started, numbers punched in, and I’m ready to roll!
I just discovered Google Docs- I can save my spreadsheet to my google account and view it from anywhere I’m able to access google! Magnificent! I don’t have to carry around a bulky notebook!

Wish me luck! Bring it on 2013!

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