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My head is in the game and I am feeling great again.
My meals have been mostly planned out and when they are not I do my hardest to stay on target. I have been working out daily for the past week with Jillian and loving… well hating and loving every minute of it. LMAO
I like most have wished that one day I would wake up and just be happy, successful and fit. I wished that I was not “the one” that always had to work so hard to get it. I learned along the way, you don’t get what you want in life, relationship, fitness or career unless you WORK YOUR ASS OFF to do so. We are the makers of our life. Therefore we, ourselves have to do the work. Well I am a constant work in progress that is for sure. But this girl will not give up. I am fortunate to have so much good in my life, I need to take care of me so that I am around forever to enjoy it.

Happy Rainy Friday from Beantown. We are expecting torrential rains all weekend.

On a side note: My oldest sister is in the hospital with intestinal issues and it is a wait and see game whether she needs to have surgery. This is not what we want as surgery is scary enough but she does not handle anesthesia well and it causes complications. So please take a moment to say well wishes for her to recover without it.


Feeling Good

Just checking in with you all so you know I am still on track.
It’s been a couple of weeks now and I am feeling so much better about myself. I started eating pretty strict again. I feel like my anxiety has definitely eased up and I am so thankful for that. I haven’t varied off my eating plan at all. The worst I do is have my tequila and soda water on the weekends if we go out. I added the tiniest kerrygold cheese to my burger this week and my steak bomb filled peppers tonight. My belly doesn’t feel as bloated from the gluten and crap which I was eating before. I have a lot of making up to do, but I am moving in the right direction so I am super happy. ūüôā
Monday started day one of exercising again!!! YAY me for not giving up and moving forward. I had some serious back spasms last week that I had to work on with some massage therapy and it has definitely improved. I have a few recipes I will be posting this weekend for you. Good Night for now.

Keeping me accountable 

This is me after not being true to Paleo the last couple of months.  Seriously friends gluten is so bad for your body and health. I look at these photos and I am so disappointed I did this.  I am super glad I made a positive decision last week to get back Paleo and loose this spare tire I gained. 

Just keeping me real!  Do you have any crazy gluten pics?


Please don’t think I have abandon you.¬† I have been out of control health wise lately.¬† My anxiety/emotions have been a bit crazy since April 20th! I have been trying to regain a sense of normalcy again and it is taking me a bit longer than I even expected. Some days just trying not to have a full-blown panic attack is a chore. For those of you who don’t know I have battled with anxiety and depression for my whole adult life. Hence my eating issues as well.¬† I have had it under control with minimal issues for the last 7 years, and then of course eating Paleo the past 2 years, has been amazing for me.¬† I haven’t had to take any anti anxiety or anti depressant daily for 7 years.

Well, April 20th, my 22 yr old son was in a really scary accident that could have taken his life.¬† Thankfully we were blessed with a miracle because he came out of it just scared and with scars¬†from broken glass.¬† On 7/18 guess what…yes he was in another stupid car accident, this time just a fender bender.¬†¬† I need to be honest…¬† he was playing with his stupid phone adjusting his music and this is what caused¬†both accidents.¬† Thankfully now he is on foot and not behind a wheel (well maybe just a ten speed) for a while!¬† You can imagine how this has affected me as a parent. I am so happy he is alive and well and that Nobody else was hurt from it. And then of course I just want to slap him silly.¬†¬† I relive the night of the first accident in my head over and over. I have the accident scene and his burning car stuck in my brain because I drove up onto it, luckily he was out of the car at that time.¬† Weeks went by and I thought I was ok. Then I realized my anxiety would hit me like a ton of bricks out of no where. Then I realized I was food soothing and I still am.¬† I am working very hard to get back on track and working really hard to stay off anti anything pills.

I guess I am telling you my story because this helps me to work on me. I am not perfect, I am human and just like anyone else out there.¬† I know what I need to do, it’s just getting there to do it.

I know some may want to judge my son and I would understand if they did, but he is one of soooo many people who have and still do get distracted by their phone, radio, eating, smoking, talking etc.  I believe he knows how luckily and blessed he is now.  He is suffering the consequences  without a car and having to take classes and possible lose his license for a while.  He will learn by his own mistakes and I am sure it will make him a better person in the long run. As his mom I can only hope he does right???

I’ve just needed a time out for me.

Please I encourage you all to keep drilling into your children’s heads to NOT use their cell phones while they are driving. I encourage you as adults to put your phone down and drive your car. It only takes a second…a split second.

We are what we eat!


Starting out fresh

Wow it’s been a long time friends! I have neglected you all.¬† Life just has a way of getting in the way sometimes.¬† With that, ¬†some not so great choices happened as well with my eating.¬† Slowly over a few months I started eating poorly, pizza, bread lots of chocolate and snacks and even snuck a bite of Macaroni and cheese one night. Ugh…this was like a train wreck. I started feeling like shit to be blunt. I noticed a ton of body aches, my body rejected bread immediately, I got a tingly mouth and itchy face. That was fun.

Hubby and I ¬†went on vacation end of June, we spent out 5th Wedding Anniversary on a Boston to Bermuda Cruise! The best vacation of my life!¬†¬†We had a magical time and loved every minute of it.¬†But if you have every cruised too, you know there is a lot of food!!! Oh boy was there a¬†LOT of food!¬† Which is why I needed a restart. So here I am Day 3 no sugar, and as close to Whole 30 as I can this week.¬† Today I am wondering if my headache is related to NO sugar or my period. Who knows at this point, but I am glad I am doing this.¬† Sometimes we just need a re-start….

Take a look at some of our photos, if you haven’t gone you should, you won’t regret it.

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Buffalo Bacon Chicken Salad


Who doesn’t like Buffalo Chicken? It’s a huge favorite in our household, and so isn’t bacon. So why not make a buffalo bacon chicken salad….

2 cups Chicken (I use Rotisserie Chicken and pull all the meat off)
1 lb. Bacon cooked and crumbled
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Hungarian Hot Paprika (I love the Smokey flavor it gives).
1/2 Cup Homemade Mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
2-3 stalks of Celery diced (we are not use celery lovers here)

Cube all the chicken, cook, cool and crumble the pound of bacon,
evenly mix bacon into the chicken
Mix the mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, and paprika until thoroughly mixed.
Incorporate mayonnaise mixture into the Chicken folding in until completely covered an mixed well.
Enjoy on some lettuce wraps or your favorite salad

Rendering Lard~

Well isn’t this just an awesome idea. Win win with cracklings and lard.


Lard 3Matthew has a new hobby.

He renders lard.

He goes to butcher & gets an enormous bag of pig fat (this makes our butcher happy). Enough for a couple of slow cookers full. For about $12.

He chops up the fat & slow cooks it. Freezes the fat he doesn’t use in the first round. Then we use the lard for cooking & Matthew also uses it in his other new hobby: Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) baking.

For our first 12 months on the AIP we did no baking. But suddenly, on the advent of year 2, Matthew tried a couple of recipes & now makes AIP shortbread somewhat regularly (substituting his home-rendered lard for the palm-oil shortening).

Being ketogenic, I don’t eat his shortbread much, but he says it increases his quality of life and is helping him get through the winter.

Why lard? Lauren Geersten at Empowered Sustenance offers

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Our Journey together


These past few years have been amazing. Living a #Paleo lifestyle has changed our lives! I am truly blessed to have my very handsome husband by my side getting healthy with me. Share your milestones with us. Join us in continuing to get as healthy as we can. We both continue to work on ourselves and rid ourselves of the extra weight we carry but we are moving forward and determined. We would love to support you and welcome your supporting us.

Happy Birthday to me


My birthday present to myself is to continue on this journey to get myself as healthy as I can be! I am going into my third year of being Paleo and loving everything about it!
This year I will be the best me that I can be!!

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