off the whole 30 wagon

We’re powering through January and I have a confession to make. I totally fell off the Whole 30 wagon. I fell hard and it was delicious. For the most part. 
 

fried shrimp po’boy and sweet potato fries from Parkway Bakery
 
It all started out when I got the flu. I was living on sweet potatoes, scrambled eggs and green smoothies. Then I had a Hinge date and nachos and margaritas are hard to say no to when a cute boy is buying them for you. Throw in the King Cake and I was just fucked from the get go. 

Bright side: I’ve still avoided soda and candy. And forced myself to take Scotti on a 2 mile walk every day. And started the Bikini Body Guide pretraining. These little changes, and the flu, have made seven pounds go away. 

I’m still trying to stick as close to paleo as possible, but I’m not going to make myself say no to King Cake. Tis the season. 

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January Intentions

Hooray! It’s 2016!I spent last night with one very anxious Scotti. Everyone in the neighborhood was setting off fireworks and he was not a fan. Thank goodness for bottles of champagne and Justin Beiber dance parties. 

  
For 2016, I have 1 big goal: to pay off my American Express card and to keep up with student loan payments. 

In addition to that; I want to live this year not waiting for someone to come rescue me; to not be tapping my foot, thinking that the Universe owes me something. I don’t know when I got so “damsel in distress-y” but it’s time for that to change. So, in addition to me big goal of no longer being the bitch to American Express and Sallie Mae, I’m setting up goals for each month. 

I also invested in Powersheets for the year. I have been following Lara Casey’s Instagram for the past year, and knew I had to get this round of sheets. I’ve only filled out the first couple of pages, but I can already see me getting obsessed.  
My goals for January:

1) Complete a Whole 30. Maybe choosing to do a Whole 30 at the beginning of Mardi Gras season is ridiculous, but so is eating King Cake for every day for 30 months. Goodbye, Diey Dr Pepper. I hope I don’t miss you at all. 

2) Clean out my closet.  I recently read this article about streamline ones closet, and it finally hit me that it’s time to establish my every day look. So many things I’ve been holding onto that I just don’t wear, and I’m ready for that chaotic little piece of my room to be tamed. 

   
 

{ma and me} Whole 30 Adventure

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Linda and I decided last week when we were grocery shopping that we wanted to go another round following the Whole 30 guidelines.  After polishing off all the cheese, Ritz Crackers and Ben & Jerry’s in the house, we started yesterday.

I wanted to do it as a way to help me power through quitting caffeine and candy (not easy to do when your job has you in charge of a concession stand)  and ever I’ve found my shorts are getting a wee bit tight.  Since I have to make things interesting, I’m pinning all the Whole 30 approved recipes I find on my Cave Girl board.   Although I will often resort to carrying giant salads to work in my tupperware, it’s nice to have some options.