Friday, June 29, 2012

Zagnuts and I are having leg problems

Mine is taped up..

Damn it!

And Zagnuts is missing one..

Who stole my leg?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I've been wheat/grain free for 4 weeks

Time flies when you're having fun!

I think it helped that I was so busy. I traveled for business every week, twice to California. I also squeezed in a half marathon and a trip to Las Vegas.

I'm happy to report that the wheat monkey has released his grip from my back. I had a powerful "english muffin for breakfast" habit. Now I don't even think about them. I'm also not craving sandwiches for lunch anymore.

It's such a terrific feeling to not crave wheat and grains. I think I'm ready to tackle sugar.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another wheat-free road trip!

I was in San Diego on a business trip. No wheat or grains touched my lips.

Baby ducks on my porch!
View from the back porch of my hotel room 

Another pretty view

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm on the road again

I'll be in San Diego until Thursday for a business conference.

They'll be lots of wheat and grain mind fields to avoid. I'm confident that I'll succeed.

Back later this week with a report.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

It Starts With Food

This is the book I'm reading and it's terrific..

The authors are Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. They also have the website

The Whole30 program is very popular with paleo and cross fit folks.

I like the book so much that I'm ready to do their program.

I think I'll begin on July 1.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I had a dream that I was eating toast

Stay out of my life!
I woke up and had some smoked turkey and fruit for breakfast.
Still walking the walk. Or is it talking the talk?
Whatever it is it doesn't include toast.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More meals in bowls

Raw Grain-free Granola

I'm a traveling gal again. Tonight I'm in Durango, Colorado, home of the fantastic James Ranch.

James Ranch, Durango Colorado
James Ranch sells grass fed beef, pork and eggs. I'm going to fill my cooler before I drive back home.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Zagnuts is having a rough week

This is my cat Zagnuts. I think I mentioned him in the first post on my blog...

Zagnuts had cancer in his leg. We tried giving him chemo but it didn't work. As a last result, we had his leg removed.

He has lots of recovery and healing ahead of him. Luckily he's a mellow cat with a good attitude. Here he is purring in his favorite sun spot.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Meals in bowls

I like them.

Here's dinner from last night..

Hamburger in a bowl. I filled the bottom with lettuce, added ground beef and topped it with tomatoes, avocados and onions.

When I eat my meal from a bowl, I don't miss the bread. I think I'll eat the majority of my meals at home in bowls. At least until my wheat cravings are totally kicked to the curb.

In other news, my knee still hurts like all get out. I haven't done any exercise all week. This afternoon husband and I are going for a short hike. If I have problems, I'm going to have to schedule a doctors appointment. I hate going to the doctor, I hope my knee will fix itself.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

7 days/3 cities/2 states

and still wheat and grain free.

But I'm eating too much sugar.

Consider this..

This is a Chocolate Macaroon Cake from the Black Hound Bakery in NYC.

The ingredients are..Coconut/Chocolate/Almonds/Butter/Sugar/Orange Marmalade/Heavy Cream

No flour but lots of sugar.

I gotta start cutting back. Very soon...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Flight delays suck

I'm spending way too much time sitting at the San Diego airport.

The good news is that I'm avoiding the pizza and cinnabons.....            

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Another wheat-free race!

The plan was to complete the San Diego marathon.

My right leg had another plan.

For the past couple days my knee has been stiff and sore. In an effort to not make it worse, I switched to the half marathon. It's a good thing I did so, I'm not sure my knee would have held up. I may have ended up in a crumpled heap of despair around mile 20.

The photo above is yesterday's tasty dinner from Burger Lounge. Grass fed hamburger with no bun and half a vegetable salad.

Here's my finishers medal and post race meal. Lara Bar and cherries. And a big cup of coffee!

This evening I'm headed to Las Vegas for a couple days. No free WiFi (suck it Caesars!) so I won't be posting until I'm home on Tuesday.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I was walking past a steakhouse in San Diego

And the smell made my mouth water!

For breakfast I had bacon and eggs...and I loved it!

I'm officially a carnivore.

I found a terrific place in San Diego..

It's called Burger Lounge. The beef is grass fed and they use organic and sustainable ingredients.

Last night I had this..

Vegetable salad with a beef patty.


I'm going back tonight.

Friday, June 1, 2012

California..still wheat-free

First I was in Los Angleles

Wheat-free in Venice Beach

Actually, I was in Venice Beach for a company meeting. A company meeting that brought in brownies and cookies for a 3pm snack. A company meeting that had a mandatory dinner at a pasta restaurant.

Lots of wheat filled landmines.

But I was successful.

Here's a photo of one of my breakfasts, apple sausage and fruit plate.

Now I'm in San Diego for the marathon on Sunday.

View from my hotel room

I have free Wifi so I'll be back tomorrow....