We were dealing with heat here too. My 12 year old was a pill for days and I finally realized it was the heat and humidity. Yesterday it broke and was a beautiful, breezy day in the high 70's and she was back to being a delight :D
We're on a budget too. Grass fed meat is a treat but it can't be a daily thing. There's another thread somewhere about that too, but there's a number of us doing "good enough" instead of perfect :D
Congrats on the pants!
The heat probably is a factor, I don't think he is sleeping well. PLus we got off our schedule and routine when we moved. I wish it would cool down for a couple days but no hope of that! Ahhh! Enjoy your 70's, I am jealous.
Today was another fine primal day. Everyone was good with the exception of my husband having some mashed potatoes again, leftovers from last night.
My husband said that he had a couple people at work notice his weight loss :)
B- everyone had something different-hard boiled eggs, egg sqaures, scrambled eggs with ham and bacon, crepe with peanut butter (we still eat that)
L-again different things-mashed potatoes with beefy gravy full of chunks of minute little steak particals, tuna salad stuffed in half a green pepper and water melon, cabbage stir fry with cut up pork chop
S- I had some dark chocolate and hard boiled eggs, the kids had various things
D- korean lettuce wraps (my son claimed he would hate them, I had to fight him away from the food)
[QUOTE=PaleoCurious;471066]...crepe with peanut butter...[/QUOTE]
Ooh, yeah, I'm going to have to try that, but with almond butter and coconut oil mixed together instead of the peanut butter. Maybe some shaved chocolate on top. Mmm....
I used the questionably primal recipe for tapioca crepes.
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup coconut or regular milk
mix and cook like a normal crepe. Weird and rubbery but they were a hit with the kids.
I'll have to try it. I wonder how it would work with coconut flour, though...
Off to do research!
Converstaion over dinner....
Son: "When I get a job I am going to buy lots of wheat" (wheat being his term for anything non-primal)
Me: "Why would you do that?"
Son: "All I am going to eat is wheat, I like it"
Daughter "I am going to stay primal"
Daughter: "I want my eczema to go away and I need to be strong on bounties" (she dreams of being a bond enforcement agent)
Son: "Well I will just eat wheat on Sunday. Maybe Monday too"
Daughter: "What about the rest of the week"
Son: "I will be primal the rest of the week in case you need me to go on a bounty with you"
Ahhhhh I wrote a whole paragraph about trying to slay my one vice and accidently deleted it. Grrr! Basically I was confessing that last year I had given up diet coke. It slowly creeped back into my life and now I am using it way too often. I need to quit the poison again! I have never smoked or done drugs and I have only twice drank enough to be tipsy. Caffeine and cake were always my drug of choice. I have the cake under control, now the next demon must be slain! *again*
I was really not hungry for most of the day. I did not eat anything until maybe 4pm when I grabbed a couple hard boiled eggs. Everyone else had a brunch of pork loin I put in the slow cooker over night. Dinner was a small beef roast cooked with carrots and onions and green beans. We all had custom smoothies for dessert.
Tonight my son and I did some planks.
Today I put on a pair of capris that I had not been able to wear in a long time because they were too tight and unflatering. I dug them out today thinking they would probably fit ok but not great. WRONG, they are almost too big. I am losing a lot inch wise even if I do not see the pounds on the scale like my husband.
Is there something about eating this way that makes people want to do feats of strength? Ha ha! I have been having the urge to do things just to see if I can do them. Things like last nights planks. I use to struggle with them but I did a few minutes worth and made it a competition with my son (I won). For me that is a great feat of strength. If it was not so dang hot I would be outside carrying heavy things or something. I am heat sensitive though so I won't be doing that now.
Today's eating was all over the place with different people eating different things but for the most part it looked like this: ps...we are almost out of food so things are a bit weird
B: eggs with butter
L:curry beef chunks (I had mine with some leftover veggies) or whatever else you could dig up from the fridge
S: water melon, eggs, the kids finished some contraband crackers from the pantry with peanut butter on them
D: flank steak and salad
S: we will have smoothies
Probably in need of more veggies but what can you do when the grocery money runs out. Thursday I will shop. I am very scared though. I have 125.00 a week to feed four of us. I don't know how I will do it but I have read some good tips and I am going to give it a go.
Well I just noticed the dog chewed up one of my church shoes. I hate shoes but dang I need them not to be chewed up for when I need to wear them. She chewed up one of my vintage purses a couple nights ago. I don't know how she decided she needed to stick her face into a packed box and take it to chew up. She is not on my good list right now. Time to go speak to the puppy about this issue ;)
Long time no post. Ok it has only been a couple of days.
Yesterday was our eat whatever the heck we want day. Every once in awhile it is good to remember why you are doing this. I remember now. Pastries, pizza and chinese food all in one day. Not good. I had stomache pain so bad. It was awful. Never again! I was also dehydrated from it being so hot and not drinking enough. Yeah I was just stupid. Dumb and stupid.
Back in the saddle today.
Breakfast-bacon and eggs
lunch-I just had a snack of a peach, cheese and 2 eggs, kids had leftovers, husband had salad with meat and cheese
dinner-roast chicken, sweet potato, broccoli
I roasted two chickens in my roaster oven out on the porch. Before they were done I tossed the sweet potatoes in whole to bake. I also have lard rendering out there in the crock pot.