Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 17 and 18

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  ~Newt Gingrich

Yesterday I quit Paleo. I cursed it and Crossfit and everyone I know (yep, even you). I was so sick of reading success stories and hearing how excited everyone was. Man, it sounds stupid when I actually say it out loud. I started this to inspire and motivate my friends and family and now that people are motivated I wanna quit. WTH right? So, honestly, I have not seen the scale move an ounce- I bet you think I am kidding. Everyone is saying they are seeing results in me but having a history of body image issues is keeping me from appreciating such subtle changes. I didn't go to Crossfit; I came home to throw myself a pity party. Do you just love those? Well, it was my turn. Reed came home too and he said, "You just wanna order a pizza?" I shook my head up and down as my heart sank. I couldn't very well type the word pizza with shaking hands onto this blog. So, I didn't. I didn't cheat either. I grit my teeth and I made dinner. It is hard sometimes but man, I wasn't sick all night from pizza.

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.  ~Author Unknown

leftover smoothie with some protein powder
cashews and boiled egg
Company ordered Pappasitos for monthly birthday lunches. I had chicken, guac, pico, and salsa on a bed of lettuce. Because I was cursing Paleo let me pause to say chips and queso are "my thing." I could out eat your husband on some chips and queso. So I watched, feeling sorry for myself. All the while I am guessing the people at work were wishing they had will power to stop eating them lol.
I made squash and zucchini noodles (hot) with cherry tomatoes (cold) and baked tilapia with almond meal crust and salt-free Mrs. Dash spices.
Ok, I tried to make brownies but the recipe called for coconut cream and I didn't have that. Everything I looked up on the internet said do not think that coconut milk is a good substitute for coconut cream... So, I used coconut milk because thats all I had :). Yep, they smelled amazing but they were not all that great. When I perfect them I will put the recipe up.

cereal no fruit
baby carrots and boiled egg
Mi Cocina salad no tortilla strips and no cheese. Say what you want about my addiction to this salad but you haven't lived until you have had a Mico Rico.
salad with ham, egg, bacon, and avocado. I was not in the mood so I only ate half.
I made the cinnamon apple cookies from Civilized Caveman on the nomnom blog. You can look up either of these for directions but...

preheat over to 350
2 apples peeled and cored
2 cups sliced almonds
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
pinch of salt
2 eggs beaten lightly

shred apples in processor and remove
pulse almond, cinnamon, oil, and vanilla
combine all into bowl and mix
make into cookies and cook 25-30 min

We found these to be more like granola bar flavored cookies, but if you are trying to sell your home I say bake these before your open house! They smell AMAZING! They were good and I had two! I cut up some watermelon that I will enjoy throughout the week

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Off to the garage to row 1000M for time, 100 pull ups for time, then easy 1000M row. Have a wonderful night and when you feel like giving up just know everyone feels that way every once in a while. Feel free to call me if you wanna cry or vent :)!

New polls out about obesity:

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.  ~Earl Nightingale
Got only 68 pull ups and go these- they are really much worse than they appear!

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