Give me a treat...or else!!

The cravings are hitting. I want a milkshake so bad. I don't even know what I would do for a milkshake right now. I'm a little scared to leave my house because if I pass by a Baskin Robbins...it's going down.
This week I wanted a pumpkin muffin so much. A patient brought fresh baked ones with homemade  cream cheese icing to work. I didn't eat them. I made a deal with myself that when I get down 6 lbs (3 more to go) OR my body fat gets down under 20% (2%) to go, I can make myself paleo pumpkin custard. But earning that treat means no milkshake today.


Day 2

Well here is day 2. My first official full day eating paleo. I ate some dried fruit yesterday which took my carbs way too high. Today? No fruit! I feel like I've been eating meat. all. freaking. day. 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 turkey burgers, turkey jerky and fish wrapped in prosciutto. Am I at my designated protein levels? no. ugh. So frustrating. I also ate some vegetables and almonds.
I wish I could say I felt better today. I guess I did while I was working out. This is my first day with a running workout where I didn't get shooting pain in my shins!! But I've felt like I was in a fog all day - not sure if it's lack of sugar/carbohydrates or girl issues or the weather. I'll give it a few more days and see if my fog lifts.

Here is a picture of my dinner today: fish in a blanket. It's basically whitefish wrapped in prosciutto with some pesto. And roasted tomatoes with a ton of garlic. Tasty.


Day 1 of My New Life

I'm making a change. I should probably make a lot of changes. But that's a whole other post. This change is in regards to my nutrition/lifestyle.  I met with the nutrition guy at my gym. I call him the nutrition guy because I don't think he's an actual nutritionist. But he has taken courses on nutrition and maybe he knows what he's talking about. The first rule he gave me? NO TACO BELL. He said his challenge to me was to not eat Taco Bell for the next 30 days. It made me a little sad but maybe it's for the best.
I'm going to follow the Paleo diet for the next 30 days and see how it goes. I'll modify it from there based upon what's working for me and what's not working for me.

Tonight's meal: Tarragon Turkey Burgers with Citrus Fries.  That is misleading though. They are not citrus fries. They are roasted carrots with some lemon juice and garlic. They were good. But they were NOT fries. Let's just be clear on that. The burger was good, although I think I may need to double up on the burger tomorrow at lunch.  If anyone is interested in the recipe, here ya go:

1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
a bunch of fresh tarragon
4 cloves garlic
4-5 carrots, sliced into "fry" shape
juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Place "fries" on baking sheet, sprinkle with 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic & lemon juice.  Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes or until desired firmness.
2. Mix turkey, egg, garlic & tarragon into bowl.
3. Form into patties. Place on grill pan and bake for 25 minutes.