Whole 30: Days 10-15

Day 10- Breakfast: Trader Joe’s ends and pieces bacon (yes back to bacon! missed it too much), cooked up with broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato, leftover hamburger patty and kale. Lunch: leftover hamburger patty, Boar’s Head pepperoni, avocado Snack: Maranatha Almond Butter straight outta the jar (thus begins my few day affair with nut butters) Dinner:Read more

Whole 30: Days 6-9

As I start the second week of my Whole30, I’d like to point out a few things. The first is that I end up eating on-the-go a LOT (as evidenced by the Rubbermaid) so strike that as an excuse. The second is that I eat (and re-purpose) a lot of leftovers. Some of that isRead more

Whole 30: Days 2-5

Oh boy, am I going to be obnoxious. Oh well, what irritates some delights others. I’m having fun taking pictures of my meals and may end up documenting this 30-day process much more intensely than I planned. Day 2- Breakfast: egg scramble with ground beef, green pepper, onion, cherry tomato, sauteed kale (coffee–Starbucks Via ItalianRead more

First Whole30

Today I’m starting my first Whole30. Almost ten months into Paleo eating and it’s time to go hard (and take a break from heavy cream–yikes!). For the most part my food choices are on track, Paleo-wise, but I do let diary sneak in; I like my 99% dark chocolate and I’ve developed quite the sunflowerRead more

Starbucks Via + Heavy Whipping Cream = My Get-Up-and-Go

I think the day during which we “gain” an hour is appropriate to express my thanks for number one vice: caffeine. At the moment it most often takes the form of instant coffee with a generous helping of heavy cream. A kitchen water cooler with a boiling tap makes coffee (and tea) very convenient, andRead more

Six months without sleep equals…night weaning?

M&M is now eleven months old. And her parents are eleven months exhausted. Give or take. I’m now looking back fondly on the first five months of co-sleeping, but it clearly did not suit M as well as it did her older sister. We are the zombie-like result of getting up multiple times a nightRead more

Frazzled.

I have been feeling incredibly frazzled the past few days. Maybe longer, but frazzled goes with the new baby territory and with busy lives in general. The last couple days have reached a new level of intensity, mostly in a physical, heart-racing, fight-or-flight, realm. I find myself darting around without focus and getting nothing done.Read more