Monthly Archives: February 2013

7 Days Sugarless

I could really go for a nice big batch of warm, salted caramel brownies right about now.  Or even just a bite.  But I’m a third of the way through the 21-Day-Sugar-Detox!  What what!  Look at me!  I’m honestly feeling better than I’ve felt in months.

Immediately following our wedding, I had plunged into a dangerous game of selective gluten-consumption leaving my insides and outsides as ugly as can be.  I would binge on something really terrible for me…for example, pizza, and then feel sick for weeks.  I knew what I was doing to myself, yet I kept it up on and off for a few months.  As soon as I’d recover from a midnight affair with a gluten laced treat I’d go back for more.  The cycle really was noticeably messing me up.  I was breaking out, my lips were flaking apart, and we won’t mention what was going on inside of me.  Disturbing.  The 21DSD is helping keep me on the path of the straight and narrow in the gluten department.

Anyway – I didn’t make those pizza kale chips that I had promised last week.  The idea of making cashew cream seemed daunting and I was focused on house hunting.  However, I did whip up my most favorite soup, Tom Kha Kai!  It’s a cinch to make, and will last a couple of days and is the perfect solution to 21DSD lunches.

Well, just another hour and I’ll be out running 2 miles as the start to half marathon training for week two!  I’m actually looking forward to my run, it is sunny and in the high 40’s here, but very windy.

take that, oreo pie!

Let’s talk sugar detox!  I attempted the 21 Day Sugar Detox before, but it was really horrific timing, as I had started it just a week prior to the passing of my grandmother.  Commence emotional binge eating.  So, this is a fresh start!  My first detox day was Monday, a day that was coincidentally also my first official day of half marathon training.  See:

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Check out my cool Jr. Olympics Hat! Look…there is an icicle dangling from it. It might have been 27 degrees for this quick jaunt. I loved it! Also, I never participated in the Jr. Olympics – I was just cool enough to loan a friend my fleece lined tights so she could ski uber fast in Alaska while competing in the Nordic Ski JOs.

My game plan is to stop by Trader Joe’s once a week to stock up on convenience items, I love that they always have my favorite items pre-washed and sliced so I can just throw them in a frying pan and go.  These include Brussels sprouts and my all-time favorite, kale!  I usually cook the Brussels sprouts with a little bacon, some salt (since I buy uncured bacon, usually it isn’t salty) and maybe some red pepper flakes.  Kale usually gets wilted with some coconut oil, garlic, red pepper and lemon juice.  MMM MMMM MMM!  (I’m addicted!)  However, this weekend I will probably make Pizza Flavored Kale Chips to mix things up a bit.

As far as lunch goes, for the most part I’ve been eating avocado tuna salad, which sounds and looks kind of disgusting, but it tastes amazing and is very satisfying.  I throw two avocados, half a red onion, two jalapenos  juice of two large limes, and two cans of tuna fish together.  It is a great option but today is Thursday and I’ve grown a little bored of it, so I’m going to have a chorizo omlette for lunch today at Obama’s favorite pancake house.  Yep.  Life is good.

Yesterday was a super duper long day for me.  I went for a run, headed into work, headed to a networking event, and then on to my first graphic design night class.  Returning home a tad after 10:00 p.m., I walked Rory Penelope and then headed inside to discover that Mr. Dubs had left a piece of oreo pie sitting on our counter.  Just sitting there begging to be consumed.  Attempting to sabotage my grand plans.  After such a long day,  my defenses were weakened, I was vulnerable.  So, instead, I ate a breakfast ‘muffin’ and felt triumphant in my victory over the pie.