This is what the Tfal is capable of
Okay, so I just had the most amazing birthday in history. After making Amanda very aware that I didn’t want anything big or eleborate for my birthday, I thought I was home free after a nice dinner. But then she turned in the opposite direction of home, and she said we were meeting a friend for a drink at a pub. I was totally fine with that since it seemed to be low key and relaxed. And then we walked into the bar and there were about 40 people, inclucing a damn photographer… all waiting for me. Now I hate being in the spotlight. And people kept on asking me why I had this strage look on my face. First of all, I was trying my best not to cry. At the same time, I was trying to show an expression of happiness, surprise, extreme gratitude, and “I don’t deserve all this” all at once. That’s tough to do. So anyways, it turned out to be one of the absolute best nights of my life. Almost my entire family was there, including all of my closest friends and amazing coworkers. Some people even took the night off work to be there for me! I really wish that night had more hours in it so I could spend a few moments with every person to say thank you with several hugs.
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Hello there my friends. I apologize for my absence recently. I was at a friend’s house for the past week watching their animals as they were in the Bahamas on a holiday. And these aren’t just any animals. They are 3 dogs and 1 cat, each with a different personality. Granted, the dogs are chihuahuas… but all that really means is that they are SUPER NEEDY. But that’s okay because they love Uncle Craig. Well… two of them love me. The third one took some work. He is a rescue dog from Mexico, so he has been through some abuse and has trouble with trusting humans. Can you blame him? I’ve never been abused and I still have trust issues. So after the first day was a bit rough, he eventually learned to like me and after the second day I couldn’t even go to the washroom without him being at my feet. To be honest it was humbling to see this little guy let me take care of him. Amanda even came over and he quickly learned to like her too.
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Yes I know it’s Friday. But I’ve been working til 1:30 am this week and today was the first chance I’ve had to actually sit down and write a decent post. One of the things I know people struggle with is finding quick and easy meals to eat during the week. So to solve that problem, I came up with a strategy to make sure I always have good food to keep my belly full. To do this, I always dedicate a few hours the night before my first shift to cooking my food for the week. It takes some time and planning, but there are other benefits beyond just eating healthy… and the biggest one in my mind is the fact that it saves me money. Yes, I am buying 90% organic food that is kind of expensive. But the money I save by not buying lunch all the time makes that way easier to stomach. And by the way, buying lunch sucks! You never know what is really in your food. Even if you decide to get a delicious chicken salad with avocado and cheese and spinach, there is a good chance that many of the ingredients are packed with preservatives and chemicals. You can’t really blame the businesses for that though. They need to make sure their food lasts long enough to survive production, harvesting, shipping, and then storage until the consumer buys the food. And that is also why organic food doesn’t last as long. Yesterday I threw out an avocado. That sucked.
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The Dreaded Carb Flu
Hello friends! I’ve been searching for a template for my blog that I like, and I’ve spent several hours on that. For some reason I was having trouble finding a template that allowed comments, and I have finally found one. So I hope you like it. And now that my blog looks like I want it to, I will be posting more often. So I hope you have stayed on board with me. So here we go 🙂
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Hello friends! I have tons of things I want to write about swimming around in my head, but this one is the most interesting to me right now, for a couple of reasons. And the first reason has to do with my sister (sorry for talking about you but I think this is important!). She has tried eating paleo (more than once I believe), and has not had the kind of success I hoped she would have. She was recording everything she was eating on My Fitness Pal, and I had a look at a week of her diet. I noticed that her carb consumption was really high, at around 30-50% of her total calories. So to me, that was an simple fix. Excess carb intake is easily the most important thing to eliminate when you want to improve your diet. She was eating WAY to much fruit, and as you know fruit contains glucose which spikes blood sugar… and excess glucose is eventually stored as fat. And that is how you gain weight. So I told her she needed to raise her fat intake and lower her carb/fruit intake.
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It’s been a while since I made a post, and I promise I have a good reason. I have been searching for a new platform to write my blog since Tumblr has been disappointing me lately. I just don’t like the way Tumblr works with the comments and reblogs, so I decided to move my blog over to WordPress. I think I finally found a site that can give me what I have been looking for. The look of my blog may change every so often, but I think I will be staying with this site. So with that I give you the topic of today’s post… what I ate!!
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Well hello there everyone. And by everyone I mean the 4 people who are probably going to read this. I thought I would write about my week so far, including an example of what I ate on a particular day. I think showing you what a typical paleo day looks like for me may help you realize that eating this way really is simple.
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I want to show you an example of a new paleo recipe I tried a couple weeks ago. I didn’t really follow any cook book, but the idea wasn’t completely mine either. I have to give AW some credit for it. Now I am not really a pasta fan, but for some reason I have always loved my mom’s lasagna. And you are going to think I am crazy, but I prefer to eat it cold. So when I found out that there was a paleo version of lasagna, I was excited… and skeptical. How could it possibly taste like mom’s recipe? How can I re-create those delicious crispy cheesy edges? Well… I tried my best and I have to say that the taste was amazing. The only problem is figuring out how to get it a bit crispier. So I will give you my recipe, but you’ll have to figure out the cooking part on your own 🙂
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Okay, if this whole paleo thing has you intrigued, then my first job is done. I got you interested. But I know that you are a smart person. You are a critical thinker. And that is why I must now convince you that paleo is effective not because it’s a fad diet… but because it is based on science and biochemistry.
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What Is Paleo?
Where to start? Paleo is short for “paleolithic”, which refers to a point in time when life was simpler. Paleo is also known as the “caveman” or “hunter-gatherer” diet. The easiest way to explain it is to say that paleo only includes the foods that we would be able to hunt or find on plants or in the ground. Humans ate very well in the caveman days, and as you could imagine, humans were also very healthy, strong and fit back in those days as well. And we had to be, out of neccesity. No one wanted to get eaten by a wolly mammoth or a sabre tooth tiger. And no one wanted to die of starvation. So we had to run fast and be skilled at killing animals. We ate what we could find or kill. It was that simple. This diet emulates that lifestyle.
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