Success Stories

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lesson Learned

"I'll just take a few days off"

"A few cookies won't hurt"

"A little queso isn't so bad"

These are a few things that went through my head over the last few days. A few tamales here, a little chips and queso there. A few cookies with the kids....then


Last night as we came home from the in-laws' house, I began to feel so sick. I had to lie down to keep from throwing up. I had a sickly-sweet heartburn-like feeling in my stomach. My head was pounding. It all caught up with me.

Post-Gluttony Recovery WOD:

400m run
40 air squats
20 pushups
4 rounds

Remember, each day is a new day. Even if you over did it for a few days, just brush yourself off and get back into it- Your body will thank you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I love it when I can actually fool my daughter (with food, that is). She's almost 5 and pretty picky. Last night I made the infamous Cauliflower faux mashed potatoes and she liked them!

I've tried to make these several times and each time they are runny and not so good. This time I simplified the whole thing and, voila!

1. Steam the chopped cauliflower

2. Throw steamed cauliflower in food processor with some butter, salt, and pepper

3. Eat

Many recipes for this dish call for milk or sour cream or other liquid. Don't do it! Don't add any extra liquid- that was my previous mistake.

Check out Mark's Daily Apple for more great tips.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tommy's Paleo Challenge

(My 4 yr. old took this picture btw)

My husband, Tommy, recently started a Paleo Challenge. He has seen the results I've had and it just makes sense to him to eat a really clean, non-processed diet. While I am extremely proud of him, I'm blown away by the sheer amount of food we've been eating for the past two weeks!!
This is where a Costco membership really pays off.

When I read Carey's post about going to HEB, I laughed out loud- cancer?! really?! But then after Tommy came back from HEB the next day, he said he was pretty amazed at what he saw on the conveyor belt. It was a far cry from what his cart looked like just two weeks prior.

So how is he doing with it?

He claims to be having some amazing sleep! I need to document all of his measurements, but he also says he feels less bloated and less of that overly-full feeling after meals. As someone who ate tortillas at nearly every meal, I'm super proud of him :)

Now if I can only get him to join a Crossfit class!

I'll keep you posted...

Monday, December 7, 2009

You Really Are What You Eat

(I wish I would have thought of this. Priceless.)

"You are what you eat." Yeah, yeah... We've all heard it a thousand times.

Every cell in our body is made up of the micronutrients from whatever we are eating. Sure, Aspartame may be legal, but that doesn't mean it is good for you in any way.

From general health to mental health, overall wellness, moods, sexual function, sports performance, you name it- everything we ingest affects us.

I came across this post a few weeks ago on Robb Wolf's blog. I was blown away by this man's story and was even more committed to regulating my body through a Paleo approach.

Not too long after that, I came across this on Crystal's blog. If you haven't seen it, go there NOW! Absolutely amazing!

Have you been to the Paleo Blog yet?

Quote of the day: "If it's made by man, don't eat it." Fair enough.