Saturday, January 26, 2013

Two years!

This week marks our two year anniversary of changing our lifestyle. In the grand scheme of things it's been pretty easy. Definitely the first 3 months were the hardest while adjusting both in what we ate and our mental attitude. Everyone asks about our success and how we did it,..but then gets that spacey far away look as soon as I say "I lost 70 lbs without exercising, counting a calorie, or concerning myself with portion size,.. - simply by removing sugar, grains, gluten, and processed foods from my diet. I eat whole real foods without ingredient labels as often as possible."  - then I get the "oh no,...I can't give up my ______!  (insert breads, grains, pasta, beer, cookies). And then the conversation ends because I have no interest in wasting my breath. All my friends who have incorporated clean eating into their lifestyles have all also seen great improvements and they make me so proud!

 My blood work looks great. I don't fear the slightly higher total cholesterol number that showed marked improvement after I incorporated regular exercise into my life starting in march of 2012.

My husband and I's two year anniversary photos

So we are at two years full steam ahead! We are now close to having our children completely transitioned over as well, which was our big goal for the start of 2013.

The Past

The Present:

 Right now we are doing a Whole30+60 to get ready for Primal Con 2013 in Oxnard, CA this April ;-)  Really looking forward to that experience! 


Vanilla Extract gifts

I wanted to update my Vanilla Extract post from back in April.

We really have enjoyed the process and now the product of having homemade pure vanilla extract on hand at all times. We let it age for 9 months in our cool basement and gave them out as gifts this holiday season. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out, except for the labels being a little too dark. I had designed and printed them using (for under $10) so I couldn't complain much (my fault). The 4oz bottles I purchased on Ebay for about $28. All in all the project turned out to be more expensive than I had planned - but I was very pleased to be able to hand out a nice quality homemade gift.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Joe Rogan || Rethink your life || HD (Original)

~~~~~ WARNING   ~~~~~ 

 GRAPHIC (yet typical Joe Rogan) LANGUAGE 
(meaning do NOT hit play if the F-word offends you) 

What's for Dinner: 09/01/12

Sauteed sweet basil sausage, sugar snap pea, onion, carrot, pepper, tomato, and white eggplant served over spaghetti squash,, yumble!