Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Note to Self

Note to self:

write a novel that divulges what happens after "Happily Ever After". Title it: "Undone" or "Unraveled".

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yummy Dinner

First of all, I just want to say that if you hate brussel sprouts, it's probably because you've never had them with ghee. Jus' sayin.

Tonight I couldn't finish my 1 & 1/4 lb tri tip steak. I was in tears. As in OMG, It's so beautiful! Double rainbows, and pansy-pooping unicorns. I put 7.4 oz back to make a killer easter lettuce wrap tomorrow!

We dyed eggs after dinner. It was Grace's first time officially helping. She picked her color, and her eggs, but was more interested in continuously mixing the dye while her egg sat.

Can't wait for tomorrow. Gonna hide the eggs for Grace to find. I wish I had boiled more than 6, and done brighter colors.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Miracle

So happy today is payday! I dunno if I told you about my green smoothie incident yesterday, but today's breakfast pudding was infinitely more palatable. Blueberries, egg white, coconut milk, hemp protein, and cacao butter. It was more soup than pudding. After breakfast, I took Grace to the park. It was pretty outside but there was a breeze so I was cold. Was texting my mom back and forth while Grace played. Could barely feel my fingers. Grace hates leaving the park, so I bribed her with a balloon from Sunflower Market. We duck walked back to the car (cuz Grace insisted she was baby duck & I was mama duck), and headed off to Sunflower. Potty break, then the promised balloon. Grace was very good, and I got her a cadbury egg for her reward. I don't normally reward for expected behavior, but Mama Bear was feeling generous. Wait. First we were ducks, and now we are bears? I know, right?
Got 6 things of butter at SM! Sorry, but Darigold Chef's Choice (unsalted) is my favorite. In taste, I feel it beats out Kerrygold Grass Fed/Pastured Butter.
We went to Smiths afterwards, but I didn't have my new member card on me, so we left and went to Good Earth. Got some liquid stevia vanilla cream there, and one other item that I can't recall atm. After that, I swung by home to grab my Smiths card and put groceries away. Grace got a quick lunch of leftover turkey wrapped cheddar and a banana from breakfast. She was a good helper too, and even put stuff away where I asked her.
So we go back out to Smiths. So glad we went back, cuz the manager of the butcher counter was marking down critter EPICALLY! I got lots of beef at ridiculous prices. 99c for liver (yes, I am still feeling brave, venturing into the world of offal), $3 for ribs, $13 for a $21 roast. Yeah, it was fun. Also got our Easter ham *licking chops*. Can't wait to have some yummy ham shank marrow on Easter.
Went to Harmons afterwards and scored POPCORNOPOLIS! My most favoritest popcorn (not that I can have any, but hopefully there will still be a little left May 1, or I can get more next payday).
Finally we swung by Maceys. Now this, my friends, is the miracle part of my post. Grace wanted to ride in the cart that has the little kiddie car attached. The buckle wasn't big enough for her, so I asked her to sit down and behave. Like two-year-olds ever listen, right? After repeatedly asking her to sit on her bum, I finally grabbed her and put her up front. She refused, tried to plant her feet, and fell backwards into the cart, on to no less than 5 dozen eggs.
Guess how many busted.
Not even a crack!
Seriously, I checked, like, 4 times.


Just got back about an hour ago (2 hours later than nap time), and put her down. Got the groceries put away, and am typing to you now. Going out to dinner to Dickeys for some righteous sliced brisket. Yum!

Must figure out how to manage the grocery bill better. I got just about everything we needed for $361. I'd like to try and get it back down to $250. Mind you, this is food for 2 weeks. I have been doing reasonably well about not shopping between paychecks unless desperate. All we have left to get tonight is an Easter dress for Grace, toothpaste, and some Easter basket goodies. I'd also like to go to IFA for some vegetable plants, and another carton of free strawberries. Grace has really enjoyed taking care of her little berries that are now just starting to turn red. She loves putting it out on the back porch every day, and singing to it when they come in at night. We'll have to see if our extra little splurges are in the budget. It's up to the man now.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Chow Time!

You've obviously noticed I like to cook. I also like to make people squirm with photos of what we eat in a day here. Whether that squirm is with joy or disgust is up to you. Last night we had bacon wrapped scallops with zucchini & summer squash. Here they are before going into the oven:

Tell me those don't look delicious without lying to yourself! ;)

For breakfast this morning I had a green smoothie, composed of coconut milk, mango, baby spinach, eggs, hemp protein, cinnamon, ginger, chocolate, and vanilla. It was... different. Bland, yet kinda spicy. It made me crave meat. Tomorrow I'm making a breakfast pudding composed of blueberries, coconut milk, egg whites, and hemp protein. Ah, adventures in raw eating land!

Off to make some of those graham crackers I told you about yesterday.

Breakfast: Green smoothie
Lunch: IF
Dinner: Waldorf chicken salad

What Grace ate today:
Breakfast: Bacon & banana
Lunch: cheddar wrapped in turkey, blueberry chobani yogurt
Dinner: Waldorf chicken salad (hopefully. She's such a weird little partial-vegetarian)

EDIT: Gluten free graham cracker picture time!

Before going into oven:

Grace so giddy over cookies. She helped put brown sugar & allspice on at the end & wanted to devour immediately!

Fresh out of the oven:

Grace is one happy kid right now, chowing down on her righteous noms!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Primarily Primal

So yesterday I got my raw chocolate cookbook (very exciting), and today I got my coconut cream concentrate from Tropical Traditions (my referral # is 7625207 if you ever want to try TT out). Inspired (or, honestly, just entirely desperate to get out of the stupid house), we went to Sunflower Market. I got lots of goodies. I know I should be sticking to necessities until payday, but there you have it. What's done is done. I got some hemp protein powder, chia seeds, arrowroot, almond & coconut flour, and tapioca pearls. Going to have me some tapioca pudding! I know it requires sugar, but I wonder if mashed banana wouldn't be enough flavor? Hmm...
I found a recipe for graham crackers that I'd like to make for Grace (recipe here: Graham crackers & mac daddy butter, mmm! Mac daddy butter is my homemade chocolate macadamia nut butter, made with coconut oil, raw macadamias, and some 99% chocolate. Really tasty!

While we're on the subject of food, here are some of our recent eats. I'm having a Kentucky Derby chocolate tasting party on May 7th, and I wanted to wow everyone with homemade goodness. So I got inspired to make sweet potato chips. I got a big sweet potato and used a peeler to shaved it down into a pan of coconut oil and fried them up. OMG, THEY WERE TO DIE FOR! And yes, they lead to the picture after this one. After I fried them, I patted them dry, then tossed them in a ziploc with the DCD cocoa rub, and baked them. Outta this world, dude!

So anyway, the mind blowing awesomeness of sweet potatoes in coconut oil led me to this next inspiration. Breakfast hash! I had some leftover corned beef I needed to finish, and some organic sauerkraut. Voila! Breakfast.

I should be set until dinner, unless the draw of a raw chocolate protein smoothie from my new cookbook is too much to resist trying. Dinner tonight is bacon wrapped scallops (mine is sans bacon), with grilled zucchini & yellow squash.

And just cuz it's fun, here is some photos of Grace. These were taken after she had thoroughly enjoyed carrots & ranch. Note the ranch ALL. OVER. HER. FACE.

And me rockin' the skater tee & shorts look ;)

That's all for now. I think.

Well, okay, one more of Grace, just cuz she's epic.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The last few days I've been in a funk. Just tired and kinda cranky. Don't touch me. Don't talk to me.
Today is better. I don't know why.
Seeing Sunflower Market's ad for this week might have helped. So excited that they will have my favorite butter on sale 2/$5 (gonna stock up), strawberries 4/$5, 50% off all natural chicken, 88c for summer squash... CAN IT BE PAYDAY NOW? I wanna go shopping! I love Sunflower Market. Now if only Whole Foods or Trader Joes would come to O-Town, I'd be in heaven.

Less than 2 weeks left of Whole 30. Going to treat myself to some Fage Total and bacon May 1. I will do W30 again later this summer/early fall. Going to be even more strict. It's done me good. Today my Girls On The Run shirt, that's always run a bit small on the medium size tag it bears, isn't so snug anymore. When this happens, I convince myself that I've ruined my clothes by stretching them out. I've finally tried on this shirt so many times that it's all stretched out. That's it. That's why it fits.
For whatever reason, I freak out less when I think this.
My size 6 jeans are getting more comfortable too. They must REALLY be stretched out!

EDIT: My day just got better. I heard the mail truck coming, so Grace & I went outside to greet the mailman. I am expecting a few packages in the next couple days, but one of them came today. My Raw Chocolate Cookbook came a day early. WOOHOO! Can't wait to thumb through it and plot post-Whole 30 chocolate glee.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Recent Primal Eats & Feats

Got around to getting some pictures off my camera yesterday, and thought I'd share some recent goings on.

First of all... RIBS! A fellow Blueprinter gave me the recipe. Unfortunately, Andy accidentally burned my rack. I stomached it, and decided I deserved rib redemption. So I got another rack, and did it myself. Delicious result:

Om, nom, nom!

And just so anyone who lives outside of Utah can fully understand and appreciate the country's most bizarre weather... this picture was taken the day after a gorgeous, 70 degree, blue sky spring day.

Yeah, lucky us. Weirdest. weather. EVER! I swear it can be 80 degrees, mid-June, and snow the next day.

And of course, non primal eats (see? I'm a little bit normal)

This is my White Chocolate Wonderful Chocolate Mousse Pie. White chocolate peanut butter mascapone fluff layered with DCD chocolate mousse in a chocolate pie crust. I submitted it to the DCD recipe contest. I did not have a single bite, lick, or taste. Yeah, it was hard.

More random stuff:

Some girls dig the Jonas Brothers, others Justin Beiber. My girl's heart throb is Lightning McQueen. Cheers to the coolest 2yo who loves pirates and cars just as much as she loves ponies and princesses, and knows the entire world is hers for the taking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Busy Bee

Yesterday ended up being a busy day. After I posted my blog, we went outside to enjoy the sunshine. Grace drew in the driveway. Then we went to the post office, and Sunflower Market. SM had grapes on sale, 77c/lb, so we got some. I also got Grace a Larabar, b/c I wasn't sure when we'd have time to stop and eat. Tried Zico coconut water too, but wasn't impressed. It was just... funky. Went to the park after that. I am still struggling with going to park. I get bored VERY easily, which means I get antsy and cranky. Was supposed to take my best friend to a doctor appointment at 2:30, and still had a couple hours to kill. Texted her with how bored I was, she said come over early, and I somehow ended up at Thanksgiving Point with Grace instead, LOL. Got her pony ride fix in, and wagon ride, petted some of the animals, and then went to my friend's house. Grace fell asleep in car. Get to friend's house, and she informs me that her appointment is at 3:30. Yay. Anyway, we get to the doctor's at 3, and I feel relieved. Friend is convinced we're too early, I tell her that we're on time. Late, to me, is the time of the appointment. On time is 15-30 mins beforehand. So we sit and talk a sec, then go in, she has her appointment, and I take her home. It's getting close to 4 now, and I need to be to hubby's work at 4:30. Thankfully it was only a few exits, so I was there 4:30. We were going to spend time with Andy's sister and her kids who were in town from California. We went to the Discovery Gateway. I was tired, and hungry, b/c I hadn't eaten since my chocolate "pudding" incident. We went to the food court, and there wasn't really anything I could eat there thanks to Whole 30. So after everyone else ate, we went to the Hansen Planetarium. It got to be close to 8, and my hunger seemed to have given up by then. Home at 8:30, put Grace to bed, I'm exhausted, in bed at 9, asleep 10:30.
So, long story short, I haven't eaten in 24 hours. Counting the minutes now until I can dig into leftover corned beef! Snarf!

Grok on, my friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Of Idiocy And Desperation

So you KNOW you have an addiction when you will go to any length to attain the item you are addicted to. Mine apparently is chocolate. Yesterday I went out HUNTING for chocolate that contained no sugar. I ended up going with my friend to Whole Foods at Trolley Square in SLC. I found 99% chocolate (ingredients: cacao beans & vanilla). I thought it tasted alright. The strawberry Kombucha I was nursing helped sweeten the deal. The more I nibble at this 99% monstrosity, the better it tastes. So this morning I thought I'd try to make chocolate milk. Coconut milk + 99% monster. I thought the coconut milk would make it sweet enough to drink. WRONG. So I added an egg. Cuz that helped *rolls eyes*, and then cinnamon, and nutmeg, and allspice... and almond butter... and coconut oil... and ended up with this bitter pudding THING. All the ingredients was my hoping to make it palatable. So I start dipping fruit in. Barely tolerable. I ended up pouring the majority into my heart shaped ice cube tray. Maybe they will make okay chocolates? The rest got combined with blueberries so I could quickly choke it down.
Now I want MEAT. I have shrimp defrosting & I'll cook it up in bacon grease leftover from Grace's breakfast. Needless to say, my carb count is shot for the day, and I've yet to have lunch & hang with Andy's sister and kids tonight in SLC (which will, undoubtedly, include dinner somewhere out). Ah, adventures in Primal Blueprinting! I realize now that it's not chocolate I'm after. It's sugar. So I have a small saccharine demon. Shut up. I can quit whenever I want to. I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM! *Mumbles "17 days til I can have vanilla stevia"*

Obviously yesterday was a day of bravery (or idiocy, you choose), between the 99% chocolate, Kombucha (which was kinda tasty, despite the "May contain alcohol due to fermentation" warning), and also we went to Tucanos for lunch. Ah, Tucanos! Beloved Primal Blueprinter's paradise. I confess to getting out of control on the fried bananas. But here's my moment of bravery: I tried chicken hearts for the first time. It was one of those "Sure, what the heck." moments. Y'know what? I liked them! Not crazy, over the moon binging liked them, but they were pretty good. Chewy, very much like the lil' smokies sausages you can get at the grocery store. Now I am less afraid of offal and more curious. Andy, on his mission to Paraguay, ate all sorts of crazy things. He used to tell me that if it was cooked well (and you didn't think about what you were eating), it wasn't half bad.

Next grocery trip: buy offal.

I hope I've been able to make you smile (preferably giggle) today.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's A Carb-A-Palooza!

So yesterday I picked up hubby from work and we went to Olive Garden for dinner. I had the mixed grill and enjoyed veggies for the first time in a week. My intention was to go back to meat only today, but all that delicious fruit in the fridge that I bought yesterday beckoned me. So I caved. Fresh blackberries in coconut milk, 2 hard boiled eggs, some almond butter, coconut oil, homemade chocolate... but it didn't stop there. We had to finish up the shopping today (executive couples decisions & all that), and I picked up some more macadamia nuts & other things from Good Earth. Munched on those on the way home. I also enjoyed an organic yellow mango. SO GOOD!
The most exciting part of my day-- buying goldenberry, raspberry, and a free strawberry plant at IFA. Summer is going to be berry awesome!
Tomorrow is fast Sunday, so I guess, subconsciously, I'm sort of food hoarding in my belly.
Roast chicken for dinner. Then back to the meat only grind for 1 more week. Everything tastes 1,000,000 times better when you're only having one food group and take a break from it ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Confessions of a Chocoholic

I am a chocoholic. I even work for Dove. Yeah, it's bad. There's chocolate in my house on a daily basis (at least my toddler always asks for dark, lol, she knows where the good stuff is). Unfortunately there is no Chocoholics Anonymous, b/c nobody wants to quit! Up until this morning, I have been able to resist their siren lure...

Today I confess to cheating on Whole 30. While out shopping today, I broke down and bought raw cacao butter (aka yummy dark-chocolate-smelling FAT). I tasted some when I got home. The aftertaste was definitely chocolate. The naughty baker in me got inspired. I went into the cupboard, grabbed my dutch cocoa powder, and coconut oil... but then I saw the remainder of my coconut manna. I tasted some. AHA! This would give it sweetness. I melted coconut manna and cacao butter in the microwave, then stirred in the cocoa powder. Taste. OMG, SUPER DARK CHOCOLATE! Like 90% or a little higher. My inner chocolatier got out of control, grabbed my heart shaped silicone ice cube tray and proceeded to pour the syrupy goodness into the compartments. It's in the freezer now. Pure, unadulterated, raw heart-shaped chocolate super food. Sugar free! Going to cheat tonight, too. Yup. Mixed grill at Olive Garden. Have been doing meat only for a week now. I DESERVE SOME @#%^ CARBS! Going to chow down on all the taters and fresh, roasted veggies. That's right, hosers. I'm cheating today, and yet broke no Whole 30 rules. AHAHAHA! I don't think I even paleo-fied chocolate (I don't think it's possible), they said nothing against coconut, or wholesome raw ingredients. My soul is already feeling better.

The day gets better. I found Popcornopolis while shopping at Harmons. I can't have any, but got some for hubby! Going to bring him some tonight as his treat for being #1 Dude in my World. He can sneak it into the movies. It's gonna be great!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Staff of Life

Recently I got into a debate with a close friend, who is concerned for my health, over my Primal Blueprint lifestyle. We talked about how in the scriptures, grain is ordained as the staff of life for man, and meat should be eaten sparingly. Honestly, this upset me, as I felt like I had been disobedient to the Lord somehow. I argued that eating the foods the Lord provided here on Earth was the way to go. That he put both flora and fauna on the planet to nourish and strengthen us. And what about those people with autoimmune disorders who can't have grains like those with Celiac's? She said "Yeah, but you're not one of those".
So later I talked it over with both my husband & my brother in law. I do have a metabolic condition (diabetes) that makes life without grains a healthier choice. Additionally, the grains that Joseph Smith ate when the Word of Wisdom was written are not the same as they are today. If people wanted processed grain, they went out to the field, harvested it, brought it home, and smashed it up by themselves. These days it's done for us, run through a machine, combined with a bunch of CRAP, and then force fed to us. There's a clear difference there.
I think it is more important to live healthy so we can be happy, because the Lord knows if we're happy, we'll be more focused on His plan and returning home to Him. "Ordained for man" does not mean you're required to do something. Ordained means it's there if you need it. It's APPROVED. A covenant, on the other hand, is a promise one makes between themselves and the Lord. I don't remember ever making a covenant with the Lord to eat grain and avoid the creatures he provided for my sustenance. I do, however, remember making covenants to harken to the counsel of my husband, dedicate my time and talents to the service of others, and take care of my body and its needs so that it can be a worthy temple to house the Holy Spirit.

Meat and fat is delicious, my friends, embrace it! The Lord's design on all creations is without flaw and unquestionable. He provided animals, fruits, vegetables, and so on, for our sustenance. Why, then, would he put fat and meat on animal if it were not to be exploited to our benefit? I know he put grains on earth, too... but he also put weeds down here to quelch out the living. I think of grain as a weed. If it makes me weak and wither, surely I should avoid it. I feel stronger and healthier without it. I wish everyone would view grain as a weed, to try Paleo & Primal and just see how they FEEL. Grain would not be the king of foods so much anymore. It would no longer be the staff of life, but more the serpent that slithers up and around it, choking out what would be a total healing of mankind.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rising Blood Sugar

So since I started eating meat only, I've noticed my fasting blood sugar steadily rising every morning. I asked some Primal/Paleo cohorts about it, and it was suggested that my body is converting the protein I'm exclusively eating right now into glucose. How interesting.
Dear body, why can't you convert my belly fat into glucose the way I want you to? I'd really like that.

Day 6 of Whole 30, still going strong. Suddenly concerned about going out to dinner w/hubby on Friday. Was excited for it several days ago, but now not so sure. What if there is stuff in my food that's not Whole 30 approved? Going to see Jane Eyre afterwards.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I've Won

I confess to breaking the Whole 30 no baking rule (you knew it was going to happen), BUT! I will have you know I did not having a single bite, lick, or taste during the entire creation process. Hubby was my guinea pig. Every two seconds I had him licking the spoon, telling me what it needed. He asked me why I was making something I couldn't have. Because it makes me happy & I wanted to do something nice for him & the 2yo.

ANYWAY. I just wanted to try out a nutella knock off cookie, but the nutella I was making got too soupy, so I ended up taking the cake batter route. Here's what happened:

ground up some organic raw hazelnuts
added maybe 1/4 cup coconut oil (probably added too much)
added 4 tsp dutch process cocoa powder
added 1 tsp carob powder
added liquid stevia vanilla cream
added 4 eggs
added 1 cup stevia in the raw
poured into large bowl & stirred well
added ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips (was tempted to add macadamia nuts as well)
turned out batter into greased baking dish
put in oven, 350 degrees. 15 mins or until knife comes out clean. Cut immediately, then allow to cool.

So I know I broke a Whole 30 rule, but I feel like I still have some integrity. It took SERIOUS will power & focus not to lick my fingers or anything. In my mind, I've already won Whole 30!
10 more days of meat only? No problem, I got this!

P.S. I made up the entire recipe pretty much myself. Hubby says they're almost like the real thing! The 2yo loves them.

Breakfast: IF
Lunch: 1 lb ground beef
Afternoon snack: Ham shank (I was cooking a ham shank so I could have ham steak breakfast today)
Dinner: Swordfish steak with black pepper, sea salt, ghee, and parsley mashed together with some lemon rind. Way tasty! Made hubby some broccoli in bacon fat with a twist of lemon & pepper. He really liked it

Breakfast: 1 lb Ham steak & 2 poached eggs
Lunch: preparing a rack of spare ribs for tomorrow's lunch, lol
Dinner: Chicken breast (hubby is having bacon wrapped chicken breast, but bacon is off my diet this month b/c of the added sugar in it)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dear God

Dear God,

Hi, it's me. Could you kindly make all of my loved ones & I immortal, plz? K, thx! Oh and it would be great if the Greek yogurt didn't scream my name every time I opened the fridge, and the same for the bathroom scale whenever I go pee.


"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How Many Days?

What do you mean we're only 3 days into April? Are you sure it's not the 15th yet? I already feel like 3 days should be 6 days. Forgive my wimpy whineyness. Counting the days until I can eat vegetables again. Hubby accidentally burned my dinner last night. We were having spareribs. His were spared, probably thanks to bbq sauce, but I just wanted mine dry. I ate what meat I could salvage. Counting the days until I can eat bacon wrapped in lettuce with tomatoes and mustard. 27 days. Counting the days until I can have chocolate again. 27. Counting the days until I can have a sip of super nog and custard. 27. Days until I can have veggies again: 12.

What Grace ate today:
Breakfast: 1 banana, 1 container strawberry chobani, 3 pieces bacon
Lunch: Leftover spare ribs with veggies & hot chocolate, made with almond milk, coconut oil, and cocoa powder
Dinner: tri tip steak and veggies

My primal eats:
Breakfast: IF
Lunch: 4 eggs, scrambled over bacon grease, served with some ghee
Dinner: Tri tip steak

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gutting Myself

Today I took 8 black trash bags full of ill-fitting clothes to Plato's Closet. I walked out with $2 (they bought a pair of shorts), and gave the rest to the D.I. (goodwill). So now not only have I gutted the closet, but myself as well, lol (buh-bye, 80-lbs-ago gut!)

Then we went to the park for some Vitamin D osmosis, and Walmart to get me a new phone cuz I fried my other one, thanks to an unfortunate swim in the toilet.

Day 2 of Whole 30 going well... although fruit is looking more and more like a gateway drug.

Breakfast: Big ol' bowl of IF
Lunch: 1 lb wild caught shrimp cooked in bacon grease and served over 2 poached eggs
Dinner: 1 mighty rack of St. Louis Spare Ribs

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Joke's On You!

Happy April Fools! Yesterday we bought a 2011 Kia Soul with 7 miles on it. Believe what you want. We've named him Radd after the Silver Surfer, cuz he's silver.
Today begins my Whole 30 journey. I haven't eaten since 2-ish yesterday. Trying to hold out a few more hours so I can just do lunch & dinner today. Need to go to Walmart to get scallops for dinner. Mmm-mmm, bacon wrapped scallops! I just realized this morning that there's sugar in my uncured bacon. Hmmm. I'd be breaking the no added sugar rule in W30 if I had it. *Sigh*.
Beautiful day here today and yesterday. Grace is watching Rainbow Brite & The Star Stealer for the umpteenth time on Netflix. Will go get our vitamin d fix afterwards.
Can't wait for the insurance to kick in so I can drive me brand spanking new car!

Goals for April:
Take my kid to the park on days with acceptable weather, thus getting plenty of Vitamin D
Work on fleshing out The Subtle Beauty (my NaNoWriMo from last year)
Date my husband

What I'm giving up for the month of Whole 30:
Bell Peppers
Chocolate (This is going to be tough. I sell chocolate. It's in the house daily.)
Chewing gum (you don't realize what a life saver this candy is until you try avoiding the worst possible thing you could crave)
Paleo-fied goodies like coconut milk custard and super nog
All dairy (*Pines for full fat Fage*)

Will have to modify W30 a little. It says no processed foods, but we can't afford organic/grass fed critter, so we'll have to eat whatever meat we can find.

Breakfast: Big fat bowl of IF
Lunch: Leftover ground chicken sausage from when we had stuffed peppers
Dinner: Scallops cooked in bacon grease (hubby & kid are having bacon wrapped scallops with veggies)