2 Weeks!


I’m typing this as dinner is cooking in the oven. I finally got to try out a new recipe for spaghetti squash. I love spaghetti squash! I usually just eat it with tomato and meat sauce (which is still delicious in its own right), but I have been wanting to branch out. I found this Pizza Spaghetti Pie recipe from paleOMG. I added some jalapenos to it for some kick and will most likely whip some guacamole and olives on top. Hubs has a very sensitive (boring) pallet and can’t really handle any spice or kick, so we will see how he handles it. I told him I was making a surprise for dinner–I didn’t mention any word of “pizza” to him because he would be awfully disappointed if anything but a grease-shining cheese-engulfed beautifully crusted pizza didn’t come out of our oven once the timer hits “ding.” I will recap on the recipe (and reactions from all around) tomorrow.

I went to bed right around 9 pm last night. I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I slept a lot, but my sleep wasn’t the best. It was still pretty good, but I am going to blame it on the following facts:

  •  I had to pee in the middle of the night but didn’t want to get up!
  • Lady was ready to eat breakfast at 3:30 in the flipping morning and there was no way in Hell I was getting up to feed her if I wasn’t even going to get up to pee.
  • I became hungry around 4ish in the morning.

Thankfully, Hubs fed Lady sometime later on and I somehow was able to fall back to sleep without filling my stomach or emptying my bladder. I woke up around 7 AM and made some coffee. The coffee usually tides me over but I wanted to make breakfast right away since I was still hungry. It Starts With Food gives great information on how our hormones work properly when we eat the right foods and waking up hungry is a really good sign of your cortisol and leptin levels being in balance (I wanted to high five my hormones!) so I was happy to feed my tummy. I love eating breakfast on the weekends because I can take my time making the meal.

I pureed some butternut squash and sauteed kale, chicken, and onions in coconut oil. I put it together and fried 2 eggs to top it off!

butternut pureeplusveggiespluseggs

A little after breakfast I headed to the gym for another strength training class. It killed my arms and shoulders! I felt stronger than last week though. It was so cold and rainy outside that I decided to stay for the yoga class which was right after. I’ve never attended yoga at my gym before; I’ve only attended yoga classes at yoga studios. I didn’t know what to expect. It was a very gentle yoga (to say it gently!). Really though, it was kind of perfect because my muscles were so dead from the class before so it was the best opportunity to stretch things out and take shelter from the cold rain.

I was happy to return home to my Cajun-spiced sweet potato wedges! I had three ones left.



I cooked some summer squash, onions, prosciutto and diced turkey burger together in coconut oil and threw it with the wedges. It has lasted me all day without any hunger pains or cravings.

Today marks 2 weeks down and tomorrow will be Day 15. Half way! I am hoping to try out another run tomorrow. The weather won’t be that great but I don’t think it will be raining or as cold as it is outside now. I really just want to get another run in that will be better than the last one I did a week ago. If I knew the weather was going to be like this I would have made soup! I love soup on a frigid and dreary day. Hopefully no one in this household will have any regrets from dinner! And when I say no one, I mean my husband.


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