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    Man, Jenn with even more energy? You wear me out just reading about everything you are up to. You're in the same mould as my DH and DIL. Charge!
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    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
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    I find I have excellent energy during the day. Once I have made the conscious effort to get out of bed and STAY out of bed, I'm rockin' & rollin' til bedtime (unless I load up on carbs or wheat the day before - then I want to sleep all day). I just have to GET.MYSELF.OUT.OF.BED... I enjoy sleeping. It's cozy, warm and nice. *swoon*

    Just voted for my favorite recipe. I went with the almond muffins b/c I felt they looked super easy to make and amazingly yummy. Like a cornbread muffin, really, and I've been looking for a cornbread replacement. Plus, my kids would LOVE them and gobble them up. And it's really all about the kids, isn't it? The other recipes, while they all looked yummy, would send my kids away. My kids and fish? Not unless it's fish sticks... the hweenies? They'd ask what that green stuff is and walk away. The omelette? Ok. They'd probably eat that too (and it looks delish) but he won last year, so I went with the muffins. I WANT SOME NOW!! Might have to whip some up tonight. Also found a grain free biscuit that I happen to have all the ingredients for (SCORE!!) so I could whip some of them up this weekend too.

    Oh, and I found a OMG orgasmic looking fudge recipe!! Double Layer Fudge | PaleOMG - Paleo Recipe Check it out. Looks soooo yummy! That's my project for this weekend... oh crap. I said no sugar for 12 weeks. Dang! Well, whatever. The rest of you can enjoy them anyway.
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    try the fudge with some other sweetener that is primally approved.
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    It's made with honey... honey is approved. I was aiming for no sugar/sweetness at all for the 12 weeks.
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    oh............

    thats a good goal! You can do it! You did it for the whole30 right? just do 3 whole30's and you're there!
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    my motivation

    Things I choose to let go:

    All grains - including rice
    Refined sugars
    Legumes - including peanut butter
    Nuts and nut butters
    Alcohol and soda
    Chocolate
    Acidic foods, such as pineapple and tomato
    Coffee and tea
    Eggs
    Curry
    White potato
    Dairy - including butter

    I'm choosing to do this......... I don't HAVE to.

    I'm doing this because I'm worth it - because I'm worthy - because I love myself.

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    I need to really sit down and revisit my goals. Last night I was craving something sweet (or so I thought... maybe I was craving fat??), so I had some strawberries and pineapple with coconut shavings. Pineapple = sugar bomb. Next week is 12 weeks until the week of Christmas. I will have my 90 day journal when I get home tonight. Maybe I'll steady my resolve over the next few days and then start a whole30 on the 1st. Then again on November 1st and then again on December 1st to go thru probably the 21st of December. I'm trying to judge when we have a certain Christmas get together b/c someone from that side of the family always brings Village Inn pies and I want to be able to enjoy the filling from a coconut cream pie. It's my favorite pie in the whole wide world. Weird... now that I mention it, I'm craving the warmth and texture of freshly made "cook to serve" vanilla pudding. lol

    And if this is my plan, to wait til October 1 to really nail down the challenge, then I will be able to partake in the fudge this weekend. YAY! The blogger says it's not overly sweet (it's only a 1/2 cup of honey in the whole recipe. Doesn't seem like a lot when you look at the size of the other ingredients - 1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup almond butter... seems this recipe will go a long way. Might have to freeze some for safe keeping.

    Last night the kiddos and Brad kept waking me up. Brady woke me up at midnight to tell me he loves me... really? I love you too, buddy, but seriously! It's midnight! Go to sleep! And stay asleep! He did it again about 5 this morning. I think he's waking up and hollering for me, but has nothing he needs but he has to justify calling for me. Makenna woke up twice. One time, about 3 I think, maybe it was 2, she decided to have a little fit. So annoying. Got her some milk and laid her back down. She had a little fit this morning when it was time to get up too. Cranky little girl. I told her I had stuff to do so I was going to leave and come back when she was done having her fit. A few minutes later she was ready to get out of bed.

    I have fed Brady breakfast 3 days this week. 2 sausage links and 1 egg cooked in bacon grease. For the last two days, he has gotten zero strikes or warnings at school for behavior. I'm hoping this is the ticket to getting him to pay attention, keep quiet and cooperate at school. If it is, I'll make it a point to give him sausage and eggs every morning. If he has another day like the last two, then he gets to go to the homecoming football game tomorrow night. The kindergarten behavior color code is yellow for no warnings, green for "good" but with warnings, blue for "ok" but multiple warnings, and red for unacceptable behavior. His calendar is yellow, green and blue, but no red yet. He's gotten a lot of blue over the last couple of weeks, but two yellow days in a row is a big deal. A 3rd is an even bigger deal and we want to reward him for it.

    This morning went well too. I woke him up at 6:30 and got him dressed (he takes too long on his own so I have decided to dress him to speed the process - took it from a 15 minute process to a 4 or 5 minute process), I had the bacon grease warming in the pan while I did that so all I had to do was crack his egg once he was dressed. he ate while I got makenna ready and gathered my stuff for work. I did yell at him one time about putting his sweatshirt on. He was arguing with me that b/c he already had his seatbelt on, he couldn't put his sweatshirt on. I told him to take the seatbelt off and he was worried about getting in trouble with the cops, even though we were still in our drive way and not moving. I told him if he didn't put his sweatshirt on he could also get in trouble with the cops for not listening to his mom... lol Oops. white lie. Anyhow, he put it on, but not until after I got frustrated and raised my voice. The rest of the morning went well, though.

    Hopefully he gets yellow today. If he doesn't, he absolutely MUST get yellow tomorrow in order to go to the football game. If he doesn't have 3 yellows, no game. Monday was a blue.

    Anyhow... I'm off to fill my thermal cup with some hot water to make some hot tea since it's once again as cold in my office as it is outside... I can't wait til they shut the air off and turn the heat on!!
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    Okay, I know this is weird, but I must say, the school's color progression is WRONG! It should be blue-green-yellow-red. Grrr. Have they no rainbow sense?!?

    Also, some pre-made sausage patties are pretty primal. What about making some scrambled egg discs of the same size, to make little 'sandwiches' that could just be popped into the microwave for a quick warm-up. It might be an option for something to keep on hand for when you are too busy to cook. Maybe Brady could even help you make them one evening, as an activity. And does he do cheese? (Can't remember.) A little square of cheese to hold it together sounds good.

    Good job on getting him protein/fat breakfasts for several days running. I know that was a challenge for you, and here it is, a week later, and you are DOING it! And it is making a difference.

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    The sausage links I get I can nuke in 45 seconds. They're precooked, and pretty primal considering. 45 seconds gets them right to his perfect temp. He's been skipping the whites and dipping his sausage in his yolk. Aside from the time I have to wait for the grease to heat up, it literally takes 2 minutes to make his breakfast. If he wasn't such a fan of the yolk, I'd probably precook all his eggs, but the boy loves his yolks!
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    And I agree about the color system. In preschool green was good, yellow was ok and red was bad. like a stop light... where blue comes into play is beyond me and why yellow is good is also beyond me. However, they have yellow smiley face stickers for the yellow days, so maybe that's their reasoning... who knows. If the preschool and school had the same color coding system, they wouldn't need a 2 week "adjustment" period where they learn the colors and rules before implementing the system and reporting to the parents. *facepalm* we addressed this with the teacher and suggested the preschool pick up the same colors to ease the transistion and eliminate the confusion for the students and parents.
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    I think, possibly, the excess water from my wheat and sugar and toxin filled weekend is finally getting shed from my body. I've peed twice as much today and my ring is spinning again. That's annoying, but it's a sign of improvement, nonetheless.

    Making the trek up to Prairie du Chein (or is it Chien??) this weekend with Brad and Little Makenna. Brady is staying home with Grandma. He has gotten to do a lot of cool stuff this summer with us and with Grandma while Makenna was at daycare or at home with Grandma, so we're taking her with us. We'll go look at leaves, maybe buy some bread to feed the ducks at the park. We're going up there with the express intent to get me a muzzleloader for deer hunting and to look at boats for Brad to drool over. He's decided to sell his boat and all its components and buy new/used from the dealer b/c he thinks he'll fair better financially that way. He doesn't think trading his stuff (or even just his motor) will get him anywhere. Valid assumption.

    SIL says she and MIL are going to spoil Brady... I asked SIL what they had planned and asked that they ensure it's gluten free and limited sugar. She said that if I'm that worried about what they have planned, I'll take him with me... um, not the response I was looking for... I replied with "I just ask that my dietary requests are followed". Likely that means they're planning to take him to Incredible Pizza or Monkey Joes (another pizza place) that doesn't have gluten free crust. If they out and out ignore my request after I've made it clear what my request is, I'll be pissed. MIL has been driving me nuts about this since she quit doing primal... always suggesting pizza or having gluten filled snacks laying around in plain sight where he spies them and then wants them. Then I have to tell him no and listen to him whine because he can't have a damn cracker. It's bullshit. I've respected her decision to give up Primal and have said nothing/sent nothing regarding primal or paleo since. The least she can do is respect mine by offering foods he can eat given my restrictions. I have enough problems with BRAD offering him stuff I don't think he should have. The other night they had tacos and Brad let him have a flour tortilla instead of corn (yes, corn is bad, but he's only gluten free right now). And then last night he gave him an ice cream sandwich thing made out of HUGE cookies and an inch of freaking ice cream! ENOUGH!

    Anyhow, this was supposed to be a cheery post about going to Prairie du Chein (Chien) this weekend and it's turned into a rant... oops. I'm excited b/c I haven't been up there for a few years. Taking the camera with me b/c the trees should be in full fall bloom. And the route we take is so scenic! I can't wait.

    And the other great part about it is that I'll have my 90 day journal to flip through and peruse, and will probably take my kindle for some reading as well. I'm excited and greatly anticipating the trip. Is it Saturday yet???
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