Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Internet Not Working

Well for some reason my laptop is not connecting to the Internet and hasn't been the last couple of nights. Luckily I am a master at typing quickly on my I phone so this post is brought to you from my tiny phone screen. 

The challenge has been going well but could be going better. My hubby is getting ready for a hunting trip this weekend so we have been a little busy and hectic-which means we ate out last night and the tonight. But Monday night we made rosemary chicken with green beans and Parmesan tomatoes. If you have never made Parmesan tomatoes you are seriously missing out. Just cut a tomato in slices, use some olive oil on a baking sheet and on top of the tomatoes then sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and voila a delicious addition to any dinner. I just put those suckers on low broil and watch them carefully for a couple of minutes until they are done. 

Unfortunately the chicken turned out waaaay over done. I knew I should have cut the breasts in half before baking but got lazy and in turn the chicken kind of sucked- but hey I learned my lesson. I also learned a trick from my parents- I used fresh rosemary from my mini herb garden and instead of tearing it and putting it on top while the chicken baked I  kept it intact and placed a whole little sprig underneath the chicken. The herb doesn't burn and the chicken absorbs the flavor. 

Since I didn't want to eat that leftover chicken for lunch I had a protein shake at work and then a lettuce wrapped burger from in n out afterwards- and it was amazing. For dinner we had Mexican so I ordered fajitas minus beans and rice. They were really good! 
I also made a nutri bullet with a peach (pit removed bc FYI peach pits have cyanide), spinach, blueberries and chia seeds. It was good! 

Today- which is day 7- I had a protein shake, a banana, some green chile and pork for lunch and zabas (Mexican again) for dinner. I NEED to cook more or order more so I have lunch the next day. I have no idea what will be for lunch tomorrow :( I am hoping this unprepared stage I'm going through doesn't mess with the whole challenge. Time to re-focus and make some new goals tomorrow. 

Happy eating! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Days 2 & 3

The challenge has been going really well! For lunch on Day 2 I had leftover curry and zoodles. And for dinner I decided to make my Paleo Blue Cheese Meatloaf with some steamed broccoli. On Yesterday we went golfing for a tournament very early in the morning. I had a banana for breakfast but by the time we started golfing I started to feel nauseous. I had some gatorade mixed with water (not paleo) and some peanuts (also not paleo) because I needed something and these were the closest choices I had to Paleo. When lunch finally arrived I ordered a bun-less burger with a side of fruit. After golf I made myself a NB (NutriBullet) with avocado, apple, pineapple and coconut water.
For dinner on Saturday we got an Against The Grain Pizza (you all know how much I love these things) and we put on tons of tasty ingredients (pepperoni, leftover meatloaf, fresh basil, jalepenos, mushrooms, olives, etc.)
And today (Day 4) I woke up, had a banana and now I am starving so I think it will be leftover meatloaf for lunch. For dinner tonight we are having Thanksgiving in August. I know- weird. But my little sister will be studying abroad for a semester so we are having early thanksgiving for her and I am really excited to hang out with family and eat some turkey. I have already decided that I am alloeing myself mashed potatoes but nothing else. If you haven't noticed Matt and I allow dairy in our challenges. So far we have had too much and one of my goals for next week is to cut some out. 

While at Walmart one day I discovered a sweet little gem called Coco Cafe and have been searching in stores ever since. Unfortunately I cannot find where to buy this in bulk so today I grabbed about 7 individuals and bought them. Here is a picture: 
Check out their website: . Looks like I can only get a 12 pack off Amazon for an arm and leg. I will continue my search because this stuff is AWESOME. Later tonight I need to lay out a menu for the week and get ready for our first full week of the challenge. So far it's been pretty good. Only problem is I have felt tired/nauseous some mornings and if I remember correctly this is totally normal due to the amount of detoxing my body is going through. I usually feel this way the first week and it means I am doing the challenge well because my body is naturally cleansing. It isn't too late to join me and start your own 30 day challenge! 
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