Friday, May 24, 2013


So with all the changes going on in our lives right now I decided to add another because hey, I'm not busy right now right (insert chuckle here)?

I've gone Paleo. What is Paleo you may ask? Paleo is that crazy fad lifestyle followed by all of the CrossFit nuts that encourages you to eat life a cave man. So, basically I'm eating things that grown on trees and bushes and eating lots o' meat. Don;t get me wrong, I still crave pasta and beer and pizza and yummy deep fried things and I have them on occasion to hit that spot, but for the most part, I'm living the lifestyle as best as I can. I'm aiming for 90/10, 90 being on the plan and 10 for my off days when I want to cheat and eat a ballpark dog and have a beer and eat an onion ring and be like the rest of America. Here's a rundown of an average workday menu:

  • 2 eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms and shallots, 2 or 3 pasture fed no filler chicken breakfast sausage links, a handful of blackberries or raspberries
  • 3 mini fresh mozzarella balls (I'm not supposed to have dairy on the diet but I'm sure I was a mouse in another life and cheese is the one form of dairy I refuse to give up), a few slices of no nitrate prosciutto, half a cup of diced cantaloupe, a few black olives, and a small dill pickle
  • A hot plate of some kind, usually leftovers from the night before's dinner. Sauteed or grilled veggie assortment, a hunk of protein (usually chicken or lean grass fed steak or fish) and a few apple slices
  • Greek yogurt, sliced raw veggies for dipping, a few slices of smoked salmon or sliced nitrate free / no filler sandwich meat, usually roasted turkey
  • Another hot plate consisting on veg and protein.... My favorite right now is spaghetti squash, homemade marinara, homemade mini turkey meatballs and a sprinkle of Parmesan
I'm not a big dessert person, or sweets person in general but if I'm craving something it's usually a small chunk of dark chocolate or some flaked toasted coconut....

I feel REALLY, REALLY good. I didn't think it would make a difference honestly and I thought it was all hype but I really do feel better. The shrinking waistline helps a little too :)

Will keep ya posted! Enjoy the long weekend ya'll. I'm off to chill with family, break the diet a little and have a crap ton of fun in the sun! PEACE. OUT.

Mama D


Life is crazy, life is busy but damn it's good :) Run down of the first half of 2013:

  • Foreclosure went through on our old house, packed and got the hell out of dodge with absolutely no regrets.
  • Found an amazing rental owned by a friend of a friend that is HUGE, in the area we've always wanted to live in, down the street from the river, etc. You name it this house has it and rent is less than the old house payment, go figure!
  • Adopted a new pup to add to the brood. His name is Marley, he's now a one year old 75 pound beast of drool and love :)

  • My children are GIGANTIC! No really, they are growing so fast I can't keep up!!!! WTH? Capt. Duke is 7, just finishing up 1st grade and becoming quite the gamer. Brooklyn is 4, full of attitude and the best egg cracker and scrambled egg cook I've ever met!
  • I'M HAPPY. That sounds weird and cliche, but I'm really, really happy. the 3+ years of house drama was so stressful and so draining that when we left both of us finally felt alive again. I really thought it would make me sad and I'd reminisce, but I haven't and I have no regrets what so ever about what happened and what we had to do and the direction we took our lives and our family.