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Monday, September 29, 2014

Starting my next 21 day sugar detox

So I plan on starting my next 21 day sugar detox in Monday October 6th.  Can't wait!  I also plan on doing my 10k steps a day thorough out my detox.  Anyone else doing it?  Im thinking about blogging about every day to stay accountable. 

Goo heavy or go home!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Making strides Brooklyn, walk for breast cancer

Hello!

I hope this note finds you well. I signed up for an event that's really important to me - the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk - and I want to ask you to please support me with a donation.

Thanks in part to the American Cancer Society, and people like you who made a donation and supported the cause, breast cancer death rates have dropped over the last 20 years. In fact, women are 34 percent less likely to die from breast cancer today than they were in 1989. But there's still so much work to do: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. In fact, one out of eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

By supporting me with a donation, more people in more communities will...

- Have the information and tools they need to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find the disease early, when it's easiest to treat.
- Have a place to turn for help 24/7 if they are facing breast cancer.
- Benefit from the progress being made toward finding breast cancer's causes and cures.
- Get access to lifesaving mammograms and treatment.

Please support me with a donation -

Help us finish the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fat fast apple pie smoothie

It's been a while, so I'm back with a fat fast recipe, that is really delicious and filling. This would be perfect for the fat fast, nutritional ketosis, Keto, lchf etc.
245 calories
22 grams of fat
2 grams carbs
1 gram fiber
5 grams of protein
(87% fat)

APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE
1 packet sugar free Apple drink (I found  sugar free motts drink packets at my local rite aid)
2oz cream cheese
1 cup (8oz) of blue diamond unsweetened coconut almond milk in vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Qt teaspoon ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cloves
1/2 cup cold water
And some ice ice baby!

Put everything in your blender or bullet and blend till the ice is crushed, and everything is smooth.  This is amazing, and if you can't find the Apple, other flavors would do.  My kids had it in cherry and liked it.

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What motivates you to get off your ass?

So if you follow me on Instagram then you know I have been trying to get off my butt more. 
Flash back about 6 months ago... My job (with the same company) had me on my feet allot more.  Easily I was waking 10k steps a day and I took it for granted.  Now it's near impossible for me to get in those steps with out walking at least to work, or home from work, and now that is what I'm doing since the weather is nice.
My body fat sits at about 38% and won't budge.  I know what I have to do (I need to lift weights), I have the right tools (weights, bands, structured programs), but I just don't do it.  I'm so warped, to lose weight if you told me to eat one cabbage leaf a day and only drink spicy lemon water i'd do it with a smile on and blog about it lol... 
But I know I need to build muscle to burn fat and I just don't do it.  Why do you think that is?
I'm STUMPED! (And maybe stupid too lol)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Macaroon butter!!!!

I see everyone on social media posting about "cookie butter" .
Now before I go bashing it,  let me tell you I have never tasted it,  and I have never even picked up a jar to look at the ingredients.   I have safely assumed from afar that it has gluten,  some sort of icky seed oil, and some icky sweetner.  I could be wrong,  but I don't want to set myself up to eat something that will make me sick.

So here I am posting a super easy recipe for something I know my low carb friends will love,  and my Paleo people will adore!

First is a couple of hints:
-Making nut butters is not as easy as it looks on YouTube  and it is not any easier in a vitamix (but I don't have the grain grinder)
-Making coconut butter is super easy,  you should almost never pay for it!
-I always buy my nuts from the bulk bins to save money (unsweetened coconut,  almonds,  walnuts,  cashiews etc)

Macaroon Butter
3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 cups raw almonds
1Tbsp vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground dried spice kind)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Sweetner of your choice if needed (I used 2 droppers full of liquid stevia)
Coconut oil if need
And whatever appliance you use to make nut butters: vitamix,  ninja,  food Processor,  etc...

Put your coconut in the blender and turn on medium.  Do this step first because coconut turns to butter very easily and you will need little to no coconut oil at the end.   Blend till it is liquid coconut butter goodness, (about 1.5 mins in my vitamix)
Add everything else and blend, you may or may not need to use your tamper,  add coconut oil if it looks to thick and just won't budge.
When it gets to your desired consistency enjoy! !!!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

UPDATES!!!!! my 5th 21 day sugar detox 14 days in!

Ok so over the last 6 months  I had gained about 30lbs.  Still eating low carb, watching what I was eating.  I couldn't even lose on the fat fast.
About a month or so ago I went to urgent care because of some horrible tummy issues.  Everything came back "OK"  but they suggested that I go to my primary care Dr, to get a referral for a gastro.   Any who, I asked for my lab results to be emailed to me and glad-fully they sent them.  My inflammation was very high, and my TSH was 4.3.  Looking for a primary care Dr, the soonest appt I could get was June 9th.  So I promised myself after my daughters Communion, I would start another 21 day sugar detox.  I started it in hopes of not gaining any more weight before my doctors appointment.  My goal mentally was not to gain any more weight (I was gaining a couple of lbs a week not hardly eating)  My goal on paper was to lose 10lbs, in my mind I knew this was a high goal, but it was motivation to give it my all with no excuses and no slip ups.
So today I'm 14 days in, I weigh myself (and keep in mind my aunt flo just visited yesterday)  and I'm at 160.5  TAKE THAT!  I feel amazing, even with sick kids in the house.   Out of all my sugar detoxes I can honestly say this one has been the most moving, the most changes, and the most uplifting.  Even my detox symptoms have been different this time.  I broke out in horrible painful acne, I had some aching joints and muscles in the beginning.  My face is clearing, my energy is through the roof, my moods are more stable, and my stress is much more easy to handle, I have no cravings, and my clothes are fitting much more loosely.
I can't help but feel like maybe I can't have the low carb garbage anymore.  I'm going to have to start to be more careful about gluten, soy, and dairy.
What to do when I'm done?  I'm not sure, I'm still trying to figure that out.  I may not stop.  I feel amazing, I am not as scared about what is going on with my body.  I am still going to go get checked out, to see whats going on because this was very very scary.  What ever happens I can handle it, with healthy good food, family, friends, and some movement thrown in there, and a little help from modern medicine I shall concur the WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

And happy Birthday to my biggest inspiration in the world!  Emma!  I love my boo, and shes the reason why I want to be healthy, be a positive role model, and live forever ;)  Happy 8th Birthday Beautiful!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's been to long, I'm sorry!

Insanity : doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Ok,  it's official!  I am insane!   I cycle Paleo and low carb and expect to lose.   I cry about it and expect to lose.  It never dawned on me what I'm doing wrong.   I'm not exercising!  I need to get off my fat ass and exercise!
Today I woke up and did turbo jam! Day one down..  Now I just need to stick to it.   I am going to try to focus less on weight loss,  and more on fast loss.   Right now my scale says I am 161lbs and 38%fat.   My goal is to be under 34% fat by the end of May.  

Now on to something else.  The next few days I'm sharing my ugly secrets,  my funny secrets,  and the crazy things you might not know about me on twitter:  @queen_bacon  join me in doing this,  and  make sure to hashtag #bloggersecret