Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
Read More

Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
Read More

Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
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Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
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PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
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And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

The Whole30, or at least the Half30… or maybe Half15

Over the past few months Jess and I have been doing fantastic at going to the gym. We've also done really well with our eating. That's not to say that there's no room for improvement, but in general we're doing pretty good. On the flip side however we've kinda stalled out. This happens with virtually any fitness/health routine. You do great the first week, maybe a month, but eventually you hit a wall or plateau and just come to a halt. Your body becomes use to the way things are, the level of effort required to do your WODs and most of the toxins have been sweated out in the…
Read More

And so begins middle school!

[caption id="attachment_1399" align="alignright" width="412"] He's only 11?![/caption] A few weeks ago our baby started his school and since then we've been buzzing around getting things ready for our 11 year old to start middle school. So after much preparation and double checking our supply lists, that day came, and boy was everyone excited! The morning started off like any other, with getting Jess out the door in time to get to her school by 7:30 and me getting BLT Jr up and fed and out the door to get to his school by 8. Today, however we had one more task to mark off our checklist. Chase had to get…
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