The Wagon… not burned!

Well… in the last 9 months we have drifted… we have not burned “the wagon” but we have seemed to have trouble staying on “the wagon”.

I can report I’ve not bought a loaf of bread since Jan. 2013. Here’s to getting “the wagon” moving toward 87% to 94% Paleo this fall.

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Bummed

Bummed, I had my day all planned out! I was all ready to head home at 5 when the fire drill started. A deal honestly had to get worked that night. So as I drove home at 8:40, 13 hours after I drove in… My run was not happening.

Thank goodness we had a dinner that could be ready in 5 min. So much for my chicken scaloppine. Well move that to tomorrow.

Happy to report that even with plans being shot to hell. We have remained on plan due to our prepping on Sunday.

Off to sleep. Keep waiting for the boundless energy, oh wait it could be sucked out of me by work. 🙂

To Sleep or to Blog, that was the question…

I have been bad in my blogging… However, I am happy to report that even though we have not reported in, we’ve stayed true to our 87%-94% Paleo Plan. It simply became an issue of blog or sleep. Wisely I chose sleep. Last week was a MESS of working late most nights, had we not planned our meals on Sunday, we would have cratered! But we did not and both of us had an EXCELLENT weigh in at Weight Watchers, -4.2 for me & –5.2 for Jay.

We spent Sunday night trying on all our clothes. I cleared out well over 70% of my pants. Now when we go to wear something it “fits”. I’ll be looking forward to the next cleanse in a month or two.

We missed CrossFit last week, but I did my “air” squats daily, and logged 13.5 miles walking & running. Saturday I did 3.24 miles  in 45.13 (that included a puppy poop and pick up) totally messed up my time! Sunday we did a mile and half (run/walk). I have found I really enjoy that moment when you find a rhythm & your lungs are not giving out. It has a Zen quality. NEVER in a hundred million years did I think I’d feel that way.

We hit CrossFit last night. Really happy I had been ‘air’ squatting daily. Now I’ll need to add in planking and counter push-ups. My plan is to run a minimum of 2 miles tonight & Thursday, that coupled with the 2 miles of walking m-f morning, plus 3.1+miles Saturday morning,  should make sure the scale will be friendly. (Right now I could use a nap!)

Last week Food – really proud of us!  

Morning

Shake – Loving the addition of coleslaw mix to the shakes, cannot tell I’ve added over 2 cups. Also, we are enjoying the almond milk.

Snacks

Egg Cups – Theses rock!!! Muffin tin lined with Ham, crack an egg in each one, top with sauté leeks & green chilies, and splash of hot sauce. Bake 25 min at 350…

Lunch

Salads for Meg & for Jay 3 salads and 2 Fajita Frittata

Dinners

We score some good grub last week at the butcher(Hirsch’s in Plano), Waygu Top Sirloin Cap, oh MY! Honest it was delish! Is delish… yum!!! I can’t remember what all we ate. I just know as soon as dinner was “done” I was running to BED!

This Week’s Meals

Morning & Snacks the Same, in addition to Fruit & Almonds as needed

Dinners… the tentative schedule (subject to switch around based on mood)

Sunday: Waygu Hamburgers w/ bib lettuce as the “bun”, sweet tots, apple & carrots

Monday: Fajita Frittata – it was super yummy!

Tuesday: Teriyaki Beef w/pineapple, mandarin oranges, broccoli slaw, toasted sesame seeds and cashews, dried cranberries & Asian Dressing

Wednesday: Minute stakes, 1/3C sweet potato mash, cauliflower & salad

Thursday: Turkey (Chicken) Scaloppini w/asparagus, mushrooms, & leeks

Friday: Fajitas w/bib lettuce, veggies

Saturday: To be Determined…. It’s my B-Day!

I’m out… I really want a nap! I think the 4:45am is kicking my butt!

“We’re in a squat series…”

Yes, we are. I have done more squats in the last two training sessions than I have ever done in two training sessions in my life. Wow. We need to get one of those foam roller things to work out the stiffness and soreness. Of course, while using it after the WOD on Monday, I was ready to give up the Nuclear Launch Codes.

I had a few flavor challenges, today. When I would walk in the kitchen at work, the Ritz Crackers on the tableware calling me…LOUDLY. Fortunately, I was able to resist. It felt good to say “No. I don’t need them. I don’t want them.”. It felt real good. I do need to figure out some more appropriate snacks, to keep at my desk. Processed snack bars are no longer a viable option, and may never be again.

We’ll see.

What is tap for tomorrow? More Paleo and a trip to Siena Massage. I need it.

Squats, squats, and more oh my!

Quick wrap up for me!

Food was on target. Shake, salad w/ chicken, celery w/almond butter, apple & fajita chicken, with grilled onion, bell peppers, mushrooms Mexican squash topped with some guacamole!

Felt good about what I could do at cross fit. Evidently we’re in a squat season. Joy! All I can think about is how it will get easier… Right? Cory cut my # of squats in 1/2 for the 3 Reps For Time RFT… Half was 5 not 10… In 13 min I did 25 squats and ran (almost all of it) 800 meters (200 at a time, 5 squats, run 5 squats… Well you get the picture, this was after the strength reps of 3×5 back squats. But for warm up it was jumping jacks and air squats & groiners. Oddly I like the groiners… Oh and all day I did a squat here a squat there to work through the soreness. Tomorrow I fear will be hell.

I was happy with today’s results. Not hitting the energy wall I’ve read about. Hoping that is not Sat. during the run. Asthma was trying to kick up, something outside was causing me to clog up! Speaking of running… I’ll be doing that tomorrow after work.

It is off to hit the showers, read some fluff…and sleep. Up early to walk tomorrow am is the plan!

Are my legs still attached?

Day One AC. After Crossfit and I can still walk…I think. It feels like walking, but I cannot guarantee what it looks like. I used to like Josh and John-o. Now I’m not so sure. LOL Why is it that the one thing that will help the soreness, is the one thing I really don’t want to do, because it hurts so much? I know, I know…quit whining.

What to say…what to say.

Today was dietarily interesting. Eating what I’m supposed to eat wasn’t hard, though i did have a couple Coke Zeros. It was a lot less than i have been having every day. A lot less. Hey, small victories. There were a couple times where I felt kind of sick…like a hangover without the headache. Ate a banana and I felt a lot better. I guess I do have a bit of a hangover. A food hangover, that is. According to the timeline on whole9life.com, a food hangover is to be expected. I knew it was coming, but it took a while to figure out what was going on. At first, I just thought I had really overdone it at Crossfit and got sick. One of these days, I’ll learn. Probably. Maybe. Hopefully. Probably not. Honestly, I am looking forward to experiencing the changes that are taking place.

Let’s just pray that I don’t wake up one day, in the middle of the living room floor covered in Cheeto Dust.

Day 2 – Almost in the books

Good day, ready for bed, but just got home from work. Late night… At 6:00 pm I needed a snack. I grabbed an apple and a tbs of almond butter… I really wanted popcorn!

So lets re-cap:

Activity:

I did not get in my walking done, yet. Not sure I have it in me to do at 9:30 pm. I did do about 50 squats, trying to loosen up the soreness after squat-a-plalooza yesterday.

Food:

AM – shake, made with almond milk not too bad.
Noon – Pan Seared Telapia, top with mangos and avocados with 2 sides of steamed broccoli @ Chilis!
Snack – Apple and almond butter & a bunch of gum.
PM – Spicy Chicken Sausage, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, spinach & a cup of quinoa pasta (I’ve got most off my pasta left over)
Beverages – water, and my shake… Yep 2 days no sodas.

Wins:

At chilies … I did not eat any chips, and I did not feel all that deprived. I think I was just happy to be away from my desk. Stayed out of the popcorn, cookies and cheese that is all in the break room.

Well that’s day 2, tomorrow is a CrossFit day, eek! I’m off to bed…