Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paleo Update

I've been going strong so far this week, andddd I know it's only been 2 days, but I'm happy! 

I like that I haven't restricted how much I eat, just eating the right stuff. That definitely helps me transition so I don't feel deprived.

Tried another Larabar today and OMG, I'm a convert! I love that the ingredients are clean and simple. I may even get handy soon and make my own versions.

Made this amazing looking dish last night and had leftovers tonight:

Simply put beef short ribs with seasonings and beef stock in the slow cooker all day and they fell apart for short rib tacos. I obviously didn't have the taco shell part, but my dear hubby did. Sautéed up some peppers and onions to go along with homemade guacamole and pickled red onions. Seriously, I'm starting to out pickled red onions on everything! I was throwing together my salad for lunch today and look what happened to jump on:

You guessed it! Pickled red onions 😜

Well that's all for today. Tomorrow will be the real challenge as I am at a golf tournament all day long, so options are limited. Wish me luck!


Hitting Restart

May is a new month and what better time to hit restart. I could beat myself up for slacking off so far in 2015, but I've been happy, so I won't be too hard on myself! I celebrated my bachelorette with friends, got married (!), executed an amazing event at work, traveled to Nicaragua for our honeymoon and generally lived life well with my new hubby. 

My weight has slowly been creeping back up this year and it really sunk in for me when my clothes started to tighten up. It can't be that they're all shrinking - right?! I'm lucky to have a new coworker who I just sync with and has a lot of the same health goals as I do. We take walks throughout the work day and are holding each other accountable as we clean up our eating this month. 

I am doing paleo-ish. Let me clarify. I'm going to stick to a paleo-based diet most of the time. I honestly don't think having almond milk and quinoa is my problem. So if small things like that get thrown in the mix, I'm not going to worry. But I'm going to stay away from most carbs, breads and cheese.... and all those processed snacks I have been binging on lately!

Just tried Larabars for the first time today and it wasn't bad! I think the cherry pie was a bit to tart for my taste, but I'm definitely going to give them a try.

My main goal this first week back to clean eating, is to not worry about quantities, just eating the right stuff. I can then get back on track calorie counting once I have the types of foods under control!

I'll keep you posted - wish me luck!