This Week in My Life…


I have decided in an effort to blog more that I would do a weekly post of things that are going on in my brain, my world, my whatever.  It might not be very interesting to you dear readers, but I do like to go back and read through my old blog posts.  I’m hoping… 

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Best Things About the Whole 30 Program

kauai, na pali coast, snorkeling

A few months ago, I was getting ready for a trip to Hawaii and the Azores, and I was feeling bad. I didn’t want to be the biggest girl on the paddleboard trip on Kauai and I didn’t want to show up in the Azores looking slovenly. This was going to be my first beach… 

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Gourmet Homemade Cheese-Itz


We don’t do much to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries around here.  Every year, I make a vow to change that because I really do think it is a good habit to celebrate special days–it is just not one that we have gotten into.  This year for our 12th anniversary, I made Aaron homemade cheese crackers…. 

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Roasted Cauliflower and Bacon


About a week ago I heard about the Whole 30 program–basically a super strict version of the Paleo lifestyle to really break you of sugar cravings and food associated mood swings.  I decided to do it. June 1st was my first day of my self proclaimed, ” 30 days of boring” yet I am learning… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 8


What did I eat? Breakfast: Two Boiled Eggs, Almond Butter banana Lunch: Turkey Jerky and Goji Energy Bites Dinner:  Paleo Lasagna (original recipe coming soon)–basically layers of eggplant and zucchini topped with turkey marinara sauce and a cream of cashews. Dessert: Goji Bites Late Night Snack: Banana How did I feel? I did feel that… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 7


What did I eat? Breakfast: Nothing really…..We got a late start and I had my black coffee and that was it. Lunch: On the road–quick stop for Turkey Jerky and Kombucha Dinner:  We had friends over to BBQ.  I made spinach salad, grilled chicken thighs and sweet potato fries. I also made dessert: Chocolate Cherry… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 6


What did I eat? Breakfast: two boiled eggs, black coffee Lunch: Cucumbers topped with sliced turkey and a dabble of mashed avocado.  (So yum!) Dinner: Chipotle bowl with lettuce, carnitas, salsa and guacamole Snacks:  raw almonds, Kombucha How did I feel? I’m feeling good!  I did go out for a short paddle tonight and felt… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 5


What did I eat? Breakfast: Diced sweet potatoes cooked with scrambled eggs Lunch: Cauliflower and Bacon! Dinner: Indian Chicken Curry on  Sweet Potato Dessert: banana How did I feel? I have felt a little bit of anxiety when I think of the planning aspect of eating this way.  I wake up asking myself, “What am… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 4


What did I eat? Breakfast: two boiled eggs, banana, kombucha Lunch: Carrot Cardamon Soup Dinner: Tacos (with lettuce wraps) How did I feel? I had paddleboard race training class tonight and we were coached to go out about 45 minutes into the wind and then turn around and let the wind push us back.  It… 

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Whole 30 Report: Day 3


What did I eat? Breakfast: Banana with almond butter Lunch: Carrot Cardamon Soup (getting a lot of use out of this!), blueberries Dinner: Baked chicken thighs and grilled asparagus. Snacks: almonds, turkey jerky How did I feel? I felt hungry all day today.  I’m thinking that my workout last night just kept my metabolism revved… 

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