Well, hello there!  It’s been a couple of months since I sat down and typed up a blog post.  I hope you all enjoyed your holiday’s and have started your new year out on the right foot.

There have been some changes on my end.  Dane and I are no longer living together and although I’m not going to go into great detail about it here, I will say that it wasn’t ugly.  We’re still friends and have seen each other a few times, so you never know what the future holds.

I moved into an apartment not far from Dane with my cats, Teagan and Wrigley.  I have a screened in porch that they both love.  This was my view on Saturday morning.

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December was a tough month for me as far as eating goes.  I was completely out of control and used food as a crutch on several occasions.  It got to the point where I almost felt like food was a drug and it was the only thing I could think about at times.  My pants were getting tight, my tummy resembled a pregnant a belly and I could see the weight in my face.

I’m still working out with my trainer 3 days a week but cardio completely fell by the wayside..and it shows.

This past Monday I promised myself that I would get my eating under control and I’ve done just that.  It’s amazing how much better I feel in four short days.  I’m already feeling less bloated and I’m not constantly craving cookies and pizza.

First thing I did was make some broccoli soup.  I followed this recipe but used broccoli instead of cauliflower.


I also made some homemade breakfast sausage.


I love the combination of ground beef (or pork) and brussel sprouts, so I made a batch of that to have available for lunches.


I also made this Enchilada Chicken Stew from PaleOMG.


I’m not technically doing “Whole30″ but I’ve cut out the grains and sugar and so far haven’t been missing them a bit.

I bought Well Fed 2 this week and can’t wait to try out some new recipes.


In order to get motivated about doing cardio again, I bought a FitBit Force.


I’m hoping this will motivate me to move more during the day and do some kind of cardio on days that I don’t lift.

So far, so good.  Now to keep it going.

How are you?



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    So sorry to hear, but glad it wasn’t ugly and it sounds like you are moving along in the right direction.

    Welcome back! I’ve made a crockpot Mexican Chicken Stew similar to that and it was so yummy!

    I’d love to hear what you think of Well Fed 2. I’ve finally got around to making homemade mayo from the first one.
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