Monday, March 21, 2011

Starting Fresh

I have been awful this weekend, and the BF hasn't been much help. He's supposed to be the one to say "unh uh, that's not paleo" and wag his finger at me, but instead he's like, "yes, let's hop on board the processed carb train. yum!"

So we are starting fresh today. Thirty days. Strict. No cheats. My stomach kinda hurts, I know my performance at my wod today will suck, and on top of it all, I feel BAD about myself.

I want to get back to being proud of myself. Like I was until Friday afternoon, when my diet turned to shit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Week 1, Day 6

Lost 4 pounds so far. But haven't planned food for this weekend, and today is Saint Patricks Day (celebrated) so we'll see how today goes. My stomach has been kinda topsy turvy, so I'm craving dried carbs like scones. I know it's so bad for me, but it is so much easier on my tummy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Week 1, Day 5

This morning the boyfriend said he was already feeling skinnier. I knew this would happen! Then again, he did 3 WODs this week (including the big, the bad, the ugly Murph), and I've only done one (but I also did a hike and a horseback ride and I'm doing a WOD today).

So far today, coffee cashews eggs and chicken sausage. I also desperately need more sleep.

30 ground to overhead for time (95# RXed, I'll probably do 65 or 70# as 85 is my 1RM)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week 1, Day 4

* eggs and chicken sausage, coffee w/ coconut milk
* cashews, apple, turkey
* latte (I KNOW)
* buffalo burger with some veggies, sweet potato fries, 2 glasses wine

Working out:
half hour horseback ride, then hiking with a friend

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Week 1, Day 3

Coffee with coconut milk, and eggs with turkey sausage for breakfast
Had a cashew snack (I know, I know, not totally paleo)
Lunch plans - more pumpkin chicken & an apple
Dinner, pot roast. Oh shit. I have to start that.

Week 1, Day 2 (a day late)

So today was eggs with turkey sausage for breakfast, coffee with coconut milk
Almonds and an apple as a snack
Got home at about 330, had leftover pumpkin chicken
then had spaghetti squash with onions, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives and chicken for dinner. . .with wine. . .
Got in a killer WOD, feeling good



We'll focus on pacing and your strokes per minute!



21 - 15 - 9

Deadlift, 225#/155#

Handstand push-ups

RESULTS: 2:09/500 m row, 6:01 Diane (with 105# DL, and box push-ups), then felt feisty, so rowed another 500

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 1, Day 1

So Strong is the New Skinny put up a challenge for its followers to start blogs, and go Paleo, and keep track of their transformations. . .publicly. And since I love looking for things to do that are not real work, it sounded perfect for me.

Essentially, I have had a lifelong battle with weight. At 5'8ish, I have been down to 135 (which is sickly looking on me) and up to 198. For the past few years, my weight has slowly slowly been going down, and I moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado in May 2009 with a weight of 155. In June I started doing CrossFit 3-4 times a week, and following the Zone diet. By August, I was a lean, mean 145-pound WODing machine.

In December 2009, I had back surgery, and didn't work out at all until March 2010. In March I was about 150-155ish. Then in October 2010, I got pregnant and went from 158 up to 163. Ever since then, I've been bouncing between 158-163, and I am determined to get to 145-150. Not because of the number actually, but because that is my lean fighting weight, where I get the numbers I want on WODs, and feel healthiest.

My boyfriend is also doing this Paleo challenge with me, so I anticipate him leaning out much faster, and me feeling crappy about that. Pre-emptive ugh ;-)

I will write more about the emotional aspect of this all later, but for now, here is what I have going on today food-wise:

* handful of almonds at about 630 am, another handful at about 930 am
* coffee with coconut milk
* turkey meatloaf and strawberries for lunch
* chicken with pumpkin sauce and cauliflower for dinner


mix 1 lb ground turkey (or beef or buffalo), 1 egg, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow onion, salt, pepper, cumin to taste
bake at 350 for 45-60 mins (takes longer in Colorado due to the higher altitude)

*2 tbsp olive oil
*3 shallots, finely chopped
*4 cloves garlic, minced
*2 cups chicken stock
*1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (buy organic if you can and DO NOT buy pumpkin pie puree)
*1/2 cup coconut cream (or just coconut milk if you can't find it, just make sure to simmer longer--don't worry, it doesn't make the dish coconut-y, I promise.)
*Few dashes hot sauce (optional/to taste)
*3 pinches cinnamon
*2 pinches nutmeg
*sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
*7 to 8 leaves fresh sage, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish (*tip: keep fresh herbs in your freezer in a zip lock bag for months)
*1.5 c. cauliflower, cooked
* 2 chicken breasts, baked

In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add shallots and garlic to the pan and saute for roughly 3 minutes. While the onions and garlic are cooking, heat 1tbsp oil in a smaller frying pan. Once hot, add the sausage/meat and cook thoroughly. Set aside.

Stir in chicken stock to the pan with the shallots and garlic and then add in the pumpkin puree. Stir in the coconut cream and then season with hot sauce, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for around 10-12 minutes more until thickened.

Serve over chicken and cauliflower