Sniper Bear

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
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Test of Fitness

The Test of Fitness

I'm tip-toeing back into the blog thing and wanted to start off by posting this video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGgWEr-Vv8[/youtube] Jess and I are so drinking the kool-aid right now, that we're trying to make it and serve it to others. CrossFit has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. We talk about it pretty much every day, or at least a few times a week. One of the first things I check in the AM is the days WOD, even if I'm not going to the gym. I just love the idea of being fit, pushing myself, pushing Jess, pushing the limits of what I once thought I could do. Next week…
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Patio furniture can kiss my ass

Ok, so let me start off with a few words of advice. Um... First off don't try to put together patio furniture and finish a bottle of tequila. It will never end well. Secondly don't try to make a post on your phone ith not 2% battery. That is unless you have your a charger and some autocorrect. So here's wheat happened. Basically, we got home from work toda y and Iade some nachos. Thera weren't your standard nachos, but paleo nachos. By that I mean, no cheese, no beans and some sweet potato chips for the chips. I used butternut squadron as the refrained beans and it has chicken…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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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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