I make Lisa’s peanut butter coconut oil cups all the time, they have become a fast favorite around here. (Have you tried these yet? You need to get on it!) Once they’re made, they are a quick, easy, satisfying snack – I love to pop one before a run (sort of like a direct fuel bite a la Brendan Brazier from Thrive) and we often find ourselves sneaking in to the freezer for one (or two!) after dinner.
Project Weight Loss
First, Deep Nutrition has changed the direction Project Weight Loss because it has inspired me to start looking beyond calories. I still believe there is value in counting calories if you are looking to lose weight and you’re struggling with slow or no progress. After nearly 10 weeks of calorie counting here, I know what portions sizes are supposed to look like and have been reminded about how quickly calories can add up and sabotage weight loss efforts, even when you’re eating well.
I can’t believe I’m writing about weight loss the day after Thanksgiving. I am still full.
Last week, after hanging out in the upper 130’s for 4 days straight, I woke up on Saturday morning feeling very ready to be done with all of this. I was plain old tired of trying to lose weight and felt ready for a break.
If more presidential candidates had a campaign slogan like that one…
10 years ago, if you’d have told me that one day I will LOVE eating this pile of greenery, I would have laughed in your face.
“No thanks”, my 23 year old self would have said.
Or better yet, “No way.”
In fact, 10 years ago if you showed me these green leafy stems, I wouldn’t have had the faintest idea what they were.
I don’t know, some kind of… lettuce? Yes, lettuce. That’s my final answer.
I bought a spaghetti squash last week simply because it was there on the shelf in the produce department. I had no spaghetti squash plans. I had no spaghetti squash dreams.
I did know that I wanted to do something different with this planless, dreamless spaghetti squash. I’ve made spaghetti squash pie and spaghetti squash with red pepper sauce, this time I was in the mood for something new.
When I realized I was going to make a curried spaghetti squash? I declared myself a genius.
This video is the reason I made soup today.
I loved this little weight loss clip from Lifehacker, especially the bit about soup leaving you feeling fuller longer, which can aid in your weight loss efforts if that’s something you’re after.
Given that my pre-pregnancy weight still eludes me, I found this idea intriguing. I have since come to the conclusion that we simply do not eat enough soup around here! With soup on the brain, I got started with this butternut beauty.
A butternut squash and three of my best friends; coconut oil, onion and garlic.
As we were first settling into our new life as a family of five, there was a lot of snack food consumption going on around here. Pretzels, granola bars, tortilla chips, crackers… I loaded our cupboards with quick and easy foods because well, they were quick and easy. I stuck with foods that weren’t awful, but I wouldn’t classify them as The World’s Healthiest Foods either.
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. We were fortunate to have friends and family bring us plenty of meals in those early weeks, but it’s possible there were afternoons where we had air popped popcorn and graham crackers smeared with almond butter for lunch.
Today, I’m bringing my homeschooled children along with me to a prenatal exam with my midwife.
Hi, my name is Alison and I am a former mainstream, rural, middle class girl turned still-middle class, urban, hippie (but not hip) stay at home mom. Nice to meet you.
Before we head out today, I’m making some granola! Of course I am.
No matter where you happen to fall on the lifestyle spectrum, chances are good that you’ll like this stuff.
Please allow me to introduce you to my crunchy granola friends:
I get these “Your Pregnancy This Week” emails that list a myriad of facts and tidbits about the wee babe growing inside my uterus, along with any other timely pregnancy notes. You know, like “you’re probably busting out of your bra by now” or “your baby is the size of a tarantula”. Stuff like that.
The Week 18 email mentioned that I’m probably feeling an increase in appetite now.
Well, I hadn’t noticed, but now that you’ve planted the hunger seed, I think I AM feeling hungrier than usual. Thanks for the idea!
In fact, now I’m positively starving.