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Fit After 30: Luncheon

I really don’t like to cook.  Which is why I’ve always been a big consumer of convenience foods and fast food.  Those habit have lead to weight gain. To change that I know I have to cook at home.

Green beans and shrimp

Green beans and shrimp

So this is what I eat for lunch.  Green beans sauteed in olive oil and then I added some shrimp.  It was quick, easy, and tasty! Score!

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Life After 30: Week 1 Recap

Jan 2 was the start of my Paleo Diet.  I have to say this is the best diet I’ve ever tried.  I haven’t felt deprived at all.  Surprisingly! The basic concept is to eat until you full of organic veggies, lean grass feed and free range meats. I’ve been drinking unsweetened tea and water.

Here is a quick chart of my meals this week:

  Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday Bacon & eggs Chicken w/salad Nuts & raisonsPickle spear Slow cooker chicken and  rice
Tuesday None Chicken w/broccoli None Slow cooker chicken and kale soup
Wednesday Apple & bacon Salad w/chicken Sweet potato Slow cooker Beef stew
Thursday Apple w/ egg and sausage bake Salad w/ tuna Bacon Slow cooker beef stew
Friday Apple w/ egg and sausage bake Slow cooker beef stew  sweet potato Slow cooker meatballs and sauce w/ broccoli
Saturday  apple w/egg and sausage bake  salad bar w/balsamic dressing  almonds  buffalo snack wings w/broccoli
Sunday  apple w/egg and sausage bake  sweet potato  sweet potato  buffalo snack wings w/broccoli

I was sick with cold on Monday and Tuesday i stayed home to sleep and get better.  I’ve been trying to cut out all added sugars but who knew that cough drops and cold medicines had so much sugar in them?!

I also ended the week sick, the cold came back with a vengence.  I spent half the day Saturday and all day Sunday curled up in the bed with chills and cold sweat.  Not fun!  But I was able to stick with the Paleo plan, even though I wasn’t very hungry and didn’t eat very much.  through all of this I was able to lose 11 pounds.  Down to 236.5 on my weigh in Jan 9!

The next step is to add exercise into my routine.  The last time I worked out to a video on exercise tv, the site is now defunct but luckily I found the video on youtube.

One of my coworkers asked me to walk with her in the mornings.  Friday was our first day.  I took a half hour from my planning time and we walked around the gym too many time to count.  I did break a light sweat.

I plan to begin the boot camp video on Monday.  Why don’t you join me?  What are some of your favorite exercise videos?  Let me know in the comments!

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Slow Cookin’

I made a goal to cook more.  I have so many reasons why I don’t cook.  Being too tried being the main one.  I made a point to try some new paleo slow cooker recipes.  I figured if I spent 10 minutes prepping dinner the night before, I could come home to an already prepared meal.  (Just remember to take the Crockpot out of the refrigerator and turn it on in the morning! Something I totally did this week.)

I’ve tried four new recipes this week.  Two of which weren’t very successful in the fact that I really didn’t like the taste of the veggies in them.  Ended up just picking the meat out of the pot and adding it to salads and steamed veggies instead. But I am still proud of myself for trying something new.

However there were two recipes that I loved.  A beef stew that I made up with things I had on hand and I forgot to take pics of and this:

Marvelous Meatballs

From: http://www.everydaypaleo.com

I did make some changes; I halved the recipe and used seasonings I had on hand.  AndI used a jar of organic marinara sauce from Martins’.

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