I need to step up and get going if I want 2017 to be any different than 2016. It’s already MARCH of 2017. I am almost back to my heaviest weight, so I’ve got that going for me. SIGH! As I type this I am sipping on my Venti Chai Tea Latte with almond milk. I go to Starbucks like once year. Today was the day I guess. I had pancakes and other naughty things for breakfast. That is how my Sunday has started out. I am feeling good though despite this. I think it’s because I know I am going to hop back on the paleo wagon tomorrow.
Success for me starts with planning. Planning is not my strong point, never has been. It’s usually last minute rush and hand in something half assed and get it done, good enough. This does not work for things like losing weight and oh you know, changing my life. 30 some years of this flying by the seat of my pants, one could see how this could be a challenge to change. In looking at my blog it can give you a small peak into what it’s like to change for me. And I’ve deleted some entries, so not all of the restarts and fuck ups are in there.
How do I know that success starts with planning for me? The times that I have planned things out and followed through I have seen the best results. Weight loss is one that comes to mind. Also a support network. I have to learn to let people in for that though. That’s another topic for another time. Let’s tackle one battle at a time.
Breakfast I plan on eating sausage and eggs this week. Easy, fast, and filling. Either that or a smoothie. One or the other for lunch and then one or the other for breakfast. Dinner I am going to make (linked to give credit where I found the recipies:
Some grass fed ground beef, carrots, Poblano peppers, fire-roasted tomato (not sure how to pull that off yet, can you buy them that way?), an onion, some ground black pepper, chili powder, a dash of salt, and some coconut oil. Seems easy enough? Sounds yummy?
To satisfy a sweet tooth I was thinking of making some Chocolate Almond Butter Bars to have on hand. It’s just Almond butter, pure Maple syrup, Coconut flour, and vegan chocolate chips. I don’t know if I’ll find the vegan chocolate chips around here, but I will look! I’ve noticed more and more places are carrying these types of items.
Also a pot roast, and then I think this should be good for a week. I might buy sweet potatoes for a side. I’ve already got some riced cauliflower. The pot roast has a few ingredients: sliced mushrooms, one large onion, 2-2 1/2 lbs. boneless chuck roast, trimmed (not sure what that means), some pepper and salt, olive oil, garlic, beef broth, tomato paste, fresh parsley, dried rosemary and thyme and oregano, some granulated onion and red pepper flakes.
Now I just need to get myself to the store to do some shopping. I am relaxing after my HUGE breakfast.