A first look into my paleo eatings and how I move some heavy things....

Today was a delicious day! I hope that by keeping this journal I will inspire others with delicious healthy meals that are easy to make and make you feel fantastic while being incredibly healthy!

I started off with paleo pancakes, my girls adore these and eat them with berries on top. Seriously, I have made countless paleo pancake recipes and these are by far THE best! Light, fluffy, nutty, yummy!!

Here's the recipe:

2 bananas
1 apple peeled and diced
1/4 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla

Put the bananas and apple into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and process for 45 seconds. These seem to cook at a lower temperature so I set the griddle at 275F. Grease griddle with extra virgin coconut oil. These make about 18 pancakes the size of silver dollars.

For breakfast I had about 6 pancakes that were about 2 inches in diameter with a few fresh raspberries and 2 cups of decaf coffee with a little dab of extra virgin coconut oil stirred in.

For lunch I had a scrambled egg and a gigantic salad with a grilled chicken breast dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette (just equal parts extra virgin olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar).

Dinner included a grass fed beef hamburger complete with patty on lettuce with tomato, pickle, mustard, roasted butternut squash and onions and mushrooms fried in extra virgin olive oil.

Oh, I also had 4 squares of a Lindt 90% chocolate bar and now I'm having a gorgeous glass of cab to wind down the day.

Told you nursing has made me famished almost all the time!!

And for movement. I completed a kettlebell workout. I started the Skogg kettlebell system and I'm loving it so far! It's a 12 week program and I'll keep you updated on my results. So excited about this! I'm so incredibly out of shape now!

So, that was my day, until tomorrow!

Oh the bandwagon...

Happy Sunday!

My daughter is 2 1/2 months old now and I thought that taking off the pregnancy weight would be a little easier than it has been with all the breast feeding and all. Not a chance! I still have 20lbs to go to be 'pre-Micah' weight and a bunch more to be 'pre-all 3 girls' weight. I got the go ahead to start exercising again so I should start seeing results. I was playing around a bit with my diet while I wasn't allowed to do any real activity (c-sections take a while) and I really discovered how dairy affects me. As soon as I delivered I started a strict primal diet but I found that once I lost 15 lbs I kind of plateaued. The 15 came off very quickly, most likely excess fluid and then everything came to a halt. I did some Robb Wolf podcast listening and decided to eliminate dairy and see what would happen and low and behold I lost a couple more pounds. I also started to feel a lot less sluggish (which I totally attributed to sleep deprivation). This is pretty good for me as I've never been able to drop weight without implementing a consistent exercise routine.

My other issue is that I'm famished all the time and I think nursing has a lot to do with it. I'm also still craving sweet. And, just between you and me, I've cheated a few times (stupid jelly beans...60% dark chocolate...smarties...ice cream...okay no wonder I plateaued)!

Reading this back it seems like I'm a little obsessed with losing the baby weight! Maybe a little ;) but seriously, who isn't? I really feel like I have to get back to 'normal' whatever that is. I just feel very uncomfortable, hate looking at pictures of myself right now and desperately want to get back into all my clothes. So for now I'm going to turn this blog into a bit of a food and exercise journal. I'm going to pretend that I have a million followers reading this everyday forcing me to be accountable. I'll start with yesterday.


2 cups of decaf coffee with a 1/2 tsp of extra virgin coconut oil melted in
Turkey 'sandwich' - turkey with tomato and mustard wrapped in lettuce
2 slices of leftover meatloaf (ground beef and port with fresh herbs)
1 large orange
1 giant salad (talking humongo) with 1 grilled chicken breast in a balsamic vinaigrette

Movement (other than chasing/cleaning after 3 kids under 5)

Walked for 1 hour while pushing a stroller with my daughter in it

That's about it for yesterday. I'll post again tonight with my eatings and doings from today.

One other thing I should mention, I HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY MED FREE FOR 2 MONTHS NOW!!! First time in 6 years!! And no symptoms at all.

-- Robyn