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  • #76
    Thank you, I appreciate it. I have seriously put on more than I started with. It's depressing, because I know my diet is 1000x better than it used to be.. but not good enough to lose weight! But I've also been having things like chocolate almond milk and tortilla chips, it's almost like I don't even notice what I'm doing until after!

    Seriously discouraged right now. Not like I'm going to give it up, or anything, I was just having such good progress and now it's all gone. Lame-o. Ugh, well I guess I will just keep trying to clean things up, surely it will get better?!

    I do have a ton of good food though, so next couple days should be easy. John dear was laughing at me last night, because he said every time he looked over at the stove, I had a different meal cooking Also, got an impromptu weight session throwing around my extremely-large-for-his-age 4 yr old nephew just now!

    Once again, I would like to make the resolution that I will have enough supper and then stop eating for the night. And one glass of wine I've got some good stuff. I shall check in tomorrow with my progress.
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    • #77
      Blergh, story of my life.. more supper than needed and THREE glasses of wine! Dance again tonight, which is good - I need some inspiration! I think I should probably sign up for a class of some kind. Although it's probably too late now until after Christmas. Plus I'd be getting pretty busy. Niece's dance on Thursdays, curling Fridays, weekends are always busy - I'm genuinely not used to having a social life! lol

      On a good note, John dear told me today that I'm looking slimmer - and he's not the type to just say that. I scoffed at him, as I still weigh more now than when I started, but maybe there's some recomposition going on there? Either way, I will take a compliment.
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      • #78
        Yesterday was alright.. Went out to Swiss Chalet (bletch!) for lunch.. I had a quarter chicken and veggies (chicken was good, veggies meh) . And a bunch of John dear's fries, wow they were good! But we tried some butternut squash soup, and it was disgusting.
        And then we went to the inlaw's for supper. I love that I know if we're going to eat beef there, it's grass fed! They made roast, and it was unbelievably delicious. I bought some regular CAFO beef the other day, (I don't know why, sometime I feel like it's a waste of the good stuff to use it regularly? It doesn't really make sense) and it was completely disappointing. Damn it! My standards have been raised too high! lol

        Did have a couple "fun sized" candy bars - FIL is so awful for that, he has one of those storage ottomans, and it is ALWAYS full of a variety of candy. Weight is the same, I feel like if I cut out things like the fries and candy, I might see some results again.. so, you know, maybe I should do that? Gawd, I'm dumb sometimes.

        Thinking about cashew chicken for tonight.. It's not my favorite, but John goes over the moon for it, and I might have time to throw it into the slow cooker during lunch. And we start curling tonight! I'm excited

        Peace, friends
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        • #79
          Wow, curling was WAY more of a workout than I was expecting, I am sore! It was great, though. I'm looking forward to having something physical regularly scheduled!

          We are going out tonight to see my Dad in a play, which should be fun. Also going out with the inlaws for supper beforehand, to a new, somewhat fancy restaurant. I am extremely excited, their menu looks fantastic. I'm thinking albacore bites and the sirloin oscar. Although they also have an espresso crusted sirloin that sounds interesting! Wine will be had (as always with MIL dearest... she's such a bad influence!) but I'm seriously considering fasting until dinner to make up for it.. it's already almost 3, and I haven't eaten, and dinner is at 530, so at this point I might as well.

          And then tomorrow, we are going to carve pumpkins! We are such a bunch of kids in this house - board games, lego, nerf guns and pumpkin carving... with not a single minor involved! I love it.
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          • #80
            Well, dinner last night was amazing! We had mussels and calamari and prawns to start (breading on the calamari was the only bad thing, but it was so good, I don't even care.) And my sirloin oscar was beyond delicious, barely cooked just as I like it! It pretty much melted in the mouth. Green beans cooked to perfection, and a simple house salad instead of the garlic mashed potatoes (I stole a bit of John dear's... they were dry, I wasn't missing a thing)

            Also, apparently I need to give some credence to the whole body-recomposition thing. I wore a dress that I last wore in August, at about the same weight. Back then, John had to haul on it to get the zipper clip done up so it would zip. Last night, it zipped right up with no struggle whatsoever. I will take it!

            I am going to make some homemade baconaisse today, and make deviled eggs with it.. Also marinated steak and bell pepper kabobs, and braised cabbage. Random food, I know - I'm just trying to use up what's in my fridge!
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            • #81
              Random food sounds good though! And yay for dresses fitting better!!!

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              • #82
                The random food turned out pretty good. The baconnaise was awesome! Back to the grind today.. I have zero meal plans. Uh-oh. Hahah oh well, coffee for now!
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                • #83
                  So I went out an bought a Big Ass Salad... overpriced, but fairly delicious, from Mucho Burrito. Romaine, carne asada, grilled onion and pepper, cheddar, tonnes of pico de gallo and guac. Cooking oils aside, not too bad, really. And very filling, I could only eat about 2/3 of it.

                  I'm thinking chicken alfredo lasagne for supper with zucchini noodles. Which I have pretty much none of the ingredients for. But I want some warm, creamy comfort food (It's freaking cold here!) and that is the best thing I can think of to satisfy that right now. Well, soup would be ideal, but time won't permit. I really need to start making bone broths!!
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                  • #84
                    Same here! The bones still sit in my freezer. Closest I have come is cooking down some chicken thighs my husband picked up by mistake. Turned out yummy!!

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                    • #85
                      Ooh, how did you cook them? I admit, I bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday, and tossed the carcass... I probably should have made broth, but I know it wasn't great quality and my freezer was too full to keep it for later. (Yay for the inlaws randomly funding a Costco trip! Although, what does John come back with? Breaded chicken strips, french fries, and four containers of the most delicious (aka unresistable) but totally soy/canola oil-filled chili mayo. Well, my brother will eat it!) At least he got coffee.

                      The lasagne turned out.. not really like lasagne, but delicious! The zucchini was too thin to support, and I added too much sauce, but it was yum. I almost want to try again, and just embrace the soupiness - Creamy chicken vegetable baked soup. Doesn't that sound lovely?

                      I have some sirloin defrosting at home for tonight... what should I make with it?
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                      • #86
                        So, I had an interesting experience. I *just* started reading F*** Calories, right before my lunch break (Free ebook, you can get it here) One of the first things she insists is that you eat more slowly and without distraction. As I've been trying (not really) to eat more mindfully, I decided to try it. It was HARD! I turned off my monitor, and left my phone in my purse. At first, I had to actively stop myself from engaging in these things, the way I usually spend my lunch break.

                        I also realized a number of things: I really don't usually chew my food much. The way the human mouth moves food around is amazing, weird, and a little gross. Lettuce takes a long time to break down. I still don't like chicken very much. Quiznos broccoli soup is so delicious. (I know it has wheat and soy, but it tastes like butter, and not flour-y at all.)

                        I also stopped and evaluated my hunger level halfway through the soup. I wasn't stuffed, but I certainly was no longer hungry, so I stopped eating.

                        I like this! It is good! You should do it too!
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                        • #87
                          He had baked the thighs before I got home. I just threw them whole into the crockpot with salt, pepper, dried onion, and parsley. Put 2 cups of water, and let it cook on high for 4ish hours. Then I fished out all the skin, bones, and cartiledge. It was really good! But next time, I might try more water. There wasn't enough broth, even though what was there was very good!

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                          • #88
                            That's great, good to know you can do it with just a few. I will save mine next time...

                            I was inspired by the restaurant we were at on the weekend, so I tried making espresso crusted sirloin at home... SO GOOD! I just ground maybe a 1/4 cup of coffee beans to a fine, fine powder, added a healthy dose of garlic, salt, pepper and chili powder, rolled the steaks around in it, and pan fried in butter and evoo. Got rave reviews from both boys (including the one who doesn't like steak. Win!) Also bacon-y roasted cauliflower. Cuz all the things are better with bacon.

                            I have leftover steak for lunch today.. and no plans for supper. I tried to suggest sushi tonight, but got shot down Which is ok, if we went for sushi ever time I suggested it, we'd be broke. But now I have no idea what to make. The only thing I have at home is a ton of bell peppers (They were on for a good deal, I plan to freeze most of them) and some red onion. There's salmon in the freezer, but I'm finally starting to get sick of salmon after all the tonnes of freebies.. maybe I need to think of a new way to make it. Hmmmmm...
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                            • #89
                              So I ended up making butter chicken last night, it was delicious! It turns out, I like coconut milk way better than I thought I did I often made vegetarian butter "chicken" before, it's sad, but I think this might be the first time I've actually made it with chicken.

                              Also, since I used chicken thighs, I have the bones simmering away in the slow cooker! Thanks for the inspiration, Em. Hopefully it turns out!

                              Once again, no lunch, and no dinner plans.. There's some leftover chicken, but not enough for 3 (probably 4, as niece K often eats with us after dance, and sometimes 5 if her dad joins us) Maybe I should stuff the bell peppers I have, bulk up the chicken with cauli or something.. this could work.

                              Scale is finally starting to drop again.. just have to keep it up! Now I'm wondering if it's worth it to tackle my coffee addiction... decisions, decisions.
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                              • #90
                                Well, yesterday was a good day! I did have soup and salad from Quiznos again, I need to start bringing my own lunches again. Then we did do cauli/chicken stuffed peppers (even with salsa and cheese added, they were meh) and bacon brussel sprouts. I had one half pepper, two servings of the brussel sprouts and a couple slices of mozzarella. And that was it! Just need to have more days like that.

                                Sadly, I did forget my lunch AGAIN today.. and will probably end up at Quiznos again. I am craving sushi so badly though... John dear accused me of waking up in the mornings already plotting how to get me some sushi, and he's probably not too far off! lol

                                The last couple of days, we've had coffee in bed together before work.. it's the most lovely way to start the day - always puts me in a good mood. And it's Friday!
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