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Reflecting on our Journey 5 and a 1/2 years ago.
Who would have thought this journey would have lasted so long! I am still so proud of Brandon and our journey together!
It is 2 days after the biggest eating day of the year and Brandon and I chose to continue our healthy eating habits, even through the holidays. We didn’t stay totally Paleo, but we made “better” choices than years past. (One dessert rather than a plate full of desserts). Brandon passed up two Free pizza meals in one day and almost went crazy with hunger cravings. I was getting nervous that this life change and paleo had become too much for him until today….
Two days after Thanksgiving when most people are feeling stuffed and lazy ~ Brandon has been up, active and hunting. I noticed his pants were extra saggy and falling down so I took my sister to Gap and we found him his favorite pair of jeans. We brought them home tonight and THEY FIT! They were the loose and comfortable jeans that he always loves. Only this time… they were a lot smaller!
It was at that moment he decided that, he really enjoyed our life change and he is pretty sure he can continue on.
- To brag on my husbands hard work! I LOVE him
- To let you know that you can have a day like Thanksgiving and Holidays to cheat on your normal routines. (And you won’t gain 40 lbs. in one cheat day. Don’t feel guilty just start again.) Beating yourself up for eating and living is going to cause you to stress and want to give up.
- Size 32 jeans surpassed Brandon’s goals of this life change. He wanted to feel healthy and more energetic. He wanted to lose weight but he has dropped over 25 LBS and he is feeling, healthy, happy and looking good in smaller clothes while he does it.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible…”
– Orison Swett Marden
|I should add that this weight-loss was with limited work outs due to a shattered elbow during a bike wreck in July! All he did was change his eating habits.|
Hey! As I begin reflecting on my Paleo journey, I am getting pumped to celebrate 5 years . I can’t believe it’s been 5 years already- time has flown by. We had a rough start but through determination, support and tons of success, we stuck […]
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I have been so busy these past few months! Nursing my baby girl constantly (SERIOUSLY.. she eats ALL the time, every 40-90 minutes all day and night long)
She hates sleeping too so it is everything I can do to cook for my family, clean and manage to have energy to play with my VERY ACTIVE 2 year old. Needless to say, I have been exhausted and not able to create too much in the kitchen for my awesome followers. SORRY!!
I’m not sure about you BUT when I am tired, I C R A V E sugar so much! This is not a good thing for me because sugar makes me irritable and moody.
I satisfied my cravings by working on this recipe A LOT. I have been making this for every get together and event I’ve attended for the last few months. Hope y’all love them as much as my non- paleo friends.
*side note- I made these for our local police officers for a “Feed the Police” event and they were devoured before most of the police officers got to the event…
- 1 Cup Cashew Nut Butter
- 2/3 Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp. Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup thick Applesauce]
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate chips for topping ( I use Enjoy Life Mega Chunks)
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
- Combine all of the ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixer
- Scoop 1 Tbsp. size cookie dough onto parchment paper, gently flatten
- If using mini chocolate chips, gently stir them into batter
- If using mega chunks, put three on the top of each cookie.
- Bake 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes
- Let cool completely or they’ll be crumbly.
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Chocolate Cashew Nut Ganache
- 1 C. Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 C. Cashew Nut butter
- 1/2 C. Almond Milk
- Melt all ingredients in a saucepan on low heat until well blended
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