Monday, November 14, 2011

Whats for Dinner: Grilled Sirloin with Herbed goat Cheese


Alright - I didn't have sirloin in my fridge but I did have some coconut oil which I used to grill some onions and hamburgers (meat from Trader Joe's). Then I topped it off with some blue cheese from our Farmer's Market.

We also baked some Sweet Potato fries without any added salt or sugar. Yum.

Snack Time

Sugar Free- Strawberry Smoothie!

approx 1/2 cup of Frozen Strawberries
1/2 - 1 cup of Whole Milk

Using a mixer or my favorite- a ninja- loosely fill small cup with frozen strawberries and top half way with milk. Add stevia to taste and blend!

Substitute fruit as desired or add protein powder. Great for diabetics or primal.

Walk don't run...

So I didn't actually run. I was open about whether it was to be a run or walk today. The point was to just get out of my house and not sit on the couch! So I guess that milestone was reached today! The entire time my left leg was on the verge of cramping. I stopped a sec to stretch and that helped out. Muse was on the entire time and I tracked my route on an app called LogYourRun. Its the free version which is alright. There are probably much more useful ones but for now- this one worked fine.

Distance: .71 miles
Time: 13:32 minutes

I refused to look at the app until I was done, but I really thought it was over 1 mile which means I need to find a new route tomorrow.

Maybe walking wasn't such a bad idea...

Skipped Breakfast and a late Lunch

This will be my last skipped breakfast (hopefully). It important and it sets the tone for my day- so WHY do I not wake up in time to eat? Instead I start crashing (because I also often skip lunch) and then my blood sugar is super low and I run to McDonalds for the biggest burger I can find. A year ago I lost about 20 lbs by doing the Primal diet. LOVED it. However its not a great diet for a wife whose husband refused at the time to kick out carbs. But today is a new day and my hubby has approved the revived primal diet.

So here we go. I had a few things on hand and mixed them together for a snack at work:

SNACK : 1 cup of mixed items

  • dried Pineapple
  • dried blueberries
  • dried cranberries
  • dried raisins
  • raw almonds
  • raw walnuts
  • raw pumpkin seeds
  • dark chocolate bits
(I am concerned about sugar levels in the fruit so I need to look up content and also a recipe on drying my own).


  • Caesar salad
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • drained, canned tuna (contains soy: yuck)
  • parmesan cheese
  • caesar dressing. (contains soy: yuck)
  • croutons (cheating already I know but going to steadily weed them out altogether.)

  • I had a lot of water today already as well as:
  • half-caf coffee
  • stevia sweetener
  • heavy whipping cream

Checking In

Belly fat is a harsh reality. I grew up moderately comfortable with my weight- not too fat and not too skinny. So sitting here with over 60 lbs of weight gain since marriage is leaving me a bit down and out. But I have to start somewhere, so here goes.

Today's weight: 176 lbs on a 5'4 frame. Do a mental picture... its not good.
Last work out: ???
Mile time : a few years ago when I last checked it was 13 minutes. eek.
Goal: The weight is not as important as the measurements and toning. But around 125-135 lbs would be great.