Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Has anyone ordered from them before? If so, share your experience and let the rest of us know if this is a decent option.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
If you happen to have an Albertsons near you, you can save even more. Through September 7th, they have Kraft Cheeses on sale 2/$4. And when you buy 5, you'll get a Catalina coupon for $5 off your next shopping trip.
Now, here is how to really save BIG: When you print the coupon, you can print it twice. Go to Albertsons, buy 5 cheeses, and use one of the $5 coupons. You'll pay $5 and get a coupon for $5 off your next visit. Go grab another 5 cheeses. At the register, use your second $5 off, and the $5 Catalina coupon that you just got. You'll pay $0. Yes, that is ZERO dollars. AND you will get ANOTHER $5 Catalina coupon. Go grab some avocados (on sale 2/$3), or whatever else you may need (laundry detergent anyone?!?!) and use the last $5 Catalina coupon when you check out. Let's say you decide to get 4 avocados, you'll wind up paying a whopping $1. So you could walk out of there with 10 packages of cheese and 4 avocados for only $6!!! You just saved $20. More money you can put towards your monthly grass-fed beef allowance.
Go...shop....eat cheese.....be happy!
Monday, August 30, 2010
This just pisses me off!!!
There is also a facebook page where you can donate to help the Herschberger Family.
Keep spreading the word and support your local farmer!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 avocado with Pico de Gallo
- Homemade meatballs made with grass-fed beef and pastured pork
- 2 oz cheddar cheese
- Banana with 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
- Green beans, wax beans and baby carrots with 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 Mike's Hard Lemonade
Calories 1759 / Carbs 80 / Fat 126 / Protein 68
- 34 oz Coconut Water
- 8 oz Carne Asado
- 1/2 avocado with Pico de Gallo
- Handful of almonds
- Organic Orange
- Larabar - Peanut Butter Cookie
- 1 oz Lime & Chile Dark Chocolate
- 2 oz cheddar cheese with 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
Calories 1585 / Carbs 137 / Fat 89 / Protein 71 -- The carbs are a bit high, but that is mostly due to the coconut water, which was greatly needed due to the sweat from the hike.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
- 2 free range eggs, with 1 tbsp mayo and 5 strips pastured bacon
- 6 oz grass-fed carne asada cut beef, with 1 tbsp butter. Big mug of homemade chicken broth.
- Slow cooked chicken, 1/2 avocado, slice of onion, diced tomatos, lime juice.
- Sliced jicama -- quickly becoming a favorite snack.
- 2 oz cheddar cheese
- 2 glasses red wine
- Coconut oil with 1/3 oz dark chocolate
I've discovered I am really liking the unsweetened herbal tea. I use any kind of tea that has a hint of berry to it (TAZO Passion, Celestrial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger, and my favorite from Cost Plus Tropical Crimson). I never thought I would get off the Splenda bandwagon. I used to drink Splenda sweetened tea every morning, and have at least two diet Dr. Pepper or Coke Zero every afternoon. Once in a while I would treat myself to a Sugar Free white chocolate peppermint mocha from my favorite coffee place. Not any more. I would guess I've been off of sweetners for about two months. The other night I took a tiny sip of the Bret Micheals Diet Snapple (I can't remember the flavor) and all I could taste of the aspartamine. Icky!! These days I'm perfectly happy with unsweetened tea, seltzer with lime, and plain old water. Water can be livened up with lemon, lime, mint, cucumber or berries.
As you can see, I'm still having a bit of an issue sticking to Paleo. Primal......no problem. But Paleo, I can't seem to let go of butter, cheese, wine and dark chocolate. Granted, quantities are definitely going down, so that is an improvement. I gotta let go of these excuses and go just one week without them.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
- Grass-fed beef jerky (2 oz)
- Organic Granny Smith apple
- Organic collard greens made with pastured bacon, red onion and homemade chicken broth, and a 5-oz grass-fed steak burger
- Chop Chop Salad - lettuce, chickpeas, chicken, provolone, salami and vinaigrette
- 1 small square dark chocolate with sea salt
- 1/2 organic sweet potato, baked, with 1 tbsp butter
- 1 oz chopped pecans
- 4 cocktails - vodka with club soda and lime
Overall, not bad, but not even close to Paleo with the booze, chocolate and dairy. Not going to beat myself up too bad, since it could have been so much worse (like I could have had pizza and fried mozzarella when I was out but I didn't). No idea what the stats were.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Today started off with a bit of IF. I ate Tuesday night about 9:30, then didn't eat today until lunchtime. Here's what I ate today:
- Grass-fed, all beef hot dog with mustard.
- 6 oz grass-fed rib eye steak, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 baked organic sweet potato with 2 tbsp coconut oil and cinnamon, organic collard greens
- Chai tea with 1/2 cup coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
- 10 local cherries
- Unsweetened herbal tea
Stats are: 1348 calories / 47g carbs / 109g fat / 54g protein
One day down, 29 more to go. :)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
What is really sad, is that people truly believe this. How many times have you been in a restuarant where you've witnessed parents ordering chocolate milk for their kids instead of that "super sugary soda"? Guess which one has more sugar in it? I can only imagine how many people will be sucked into believing that chocolate milk is good for them, and start pounding their three servings a day, only to gain more weight as a result? And then of course, wonder what the hell happened?
Did anyone else follow Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? For the most part, I agree with what he was trying to accomplish. Especially getting real food in front of the kids. Granted, he is still part of the low fat movement, but at least he is trying to get real food out there, and get rid of all of the sugar. There was one episode where he was successful in removing the chocolate and strawberry milk from the elementary school lunchroom, only to return a few days later to find the flavored milk had reappeared. When he confronted the districts purchaser about it, she told him she questioned the state food program director about this and was told "It is more important that the kids get the calcium, and that is easier to accomplish with flavored milk." I know this will come as a shock to most Primal followers, but the government, the ones given the responsibility to provide food to our schoolchildren, believe that massive amounts of sugar really is ok for our kids. What is wrong with that picture? Real food people, it's all about real food.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So I am issuing myself a challenge and welcome anyone who wants to join in! The challenge will begin May 1, and run through the month. Pick one, two, or how ever many things you'd like, to focus on during the month. Post your goals in the comment section, then check in every week and let us know how you're doing.
My goals for May:
- Get more sleep. My goal is at least 7 hours a night. Sleep is so important to so many facets of our life. I've always had a hard time sleeping, I felt like I was wasting time or missing out on something. Now I know better. Getting 7 hours is a huge step in the right direction.
- Play more. The Primal Blueprint suggests about two hours per week of slow cardio, and 2-3 strength building sessions. More slow cardio for me! Now that Spring is here, it will be easier to get outside and move. I've joined two "hiking with dogs" groups that will get me out of the house for fun, rather than for that dreaded exercise.
- Keep a food journal. While the PB does not require this, personally, I feel I need it to really keep track where I am at. In the PB, there is a recommendation for tracking calories, fat, protein and carbs IF you are trying to lose weight. Which I am. So, I will be keeping calories between 1650-1750, Carbs at or below 50g, fat at least 100g, and protein at least 80g.
So who is joining me for the challenge? And what are your goals?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
An organic apple, sliced cheddar cheese, bacon from the farm, homemade guacamole, a Larabar and a packet of sea salt & olive oil almonds. Unfortunately I forgot to pack a spoon. So I had to scoop the guac with bacon and cheese. You should have seen some of the looks I was getting. I found it kind of funny. I was the weird one, not the people next to me chowing down on bagels and cream cheese! The apple and almonds were saved for snacks the next day. It's amazing how satisfied I felt for once during a full day of travel. I will definitely be packing my food more often!
And while I was out on the road, I choose hotels with refridgerators and even one that had an actual kitchen. Instead of going to a restuarant for meals, I stopped by Whole Foods and picked up some fresh fruit, chicken from the deli and some delicious salads from their salad bar. Not only did I save a bit of money, but I felt GREAT all week, knowing I was in control of what I was feeding my body. Anybody else pack their own food when traveling?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tonight is Mark's two hour webcast for those who purchased The Primal Blueprint last week. I am really looking forward to this call tonight. What a great way to start off 30-days of Paleo!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Breakfast was a Big Ass Salad with red leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, black olives, avocado, grilled grass-fed sirloin and feta cheese, tossed with a mixture of olive oil and pesto.
Dinner was sliced red pepper and cucumber, with a hearty serving of Elizabeth's Jamaician Ribs. If you haven't tried these yet, you are missing out! So tasty, you don't even need BBQ sauce.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
One day, there was a seminar in the Spa. I didn't attend but two of the group did. The topic was detoxing your body of chemicals. When they returned, it was interesting to hear they recap what was talked about. For example, how what one puts on their skin is absorbed by the body, how factory farming is harming us, how one shouldn't eat processed foods. Hmmmm....sounds like the stuff I've been telling them. But I guess because I am not a "specialist" I must not know what I am talking about. I just had to smile and say "well, when you want more info, let me know and I can turn you on to some websites."
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
I am having a nice day of relaxation today and gearing up to hit the ground running tomorrow. This is going to be the year of organization for me, everything from my diet to my house is getting organized!
Hope everyone had a good New Years! Enjoy the weekend!