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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 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I made it a week and a half..

So I could not go a month with out weighing myself.  After making it  a week this past weekend I got to thinking.  What happens if I don't weigh myself for a month, and I get on the scale and I'm like 175lbs?  Anxiety set in, I started to panic.  I knew if this happened it would be horrid on my mental well being.  I imagined the extreme anxiety and depression that set it, and tears formed in my eyes.  I tried to force the feelings out but it was near impossible.  So Monday morning I brought it up to my hubby, and asked him what he thought, and what he thinks I should do.  Later on that afternoon he said we can weigh ourselves tomorrow (this morning), and maybe instead of trying to go a month with out weighing shooting for once a week is better.  I was expecting another gain from last time, but secretly hoping not.   Well I got on the scale and I'm up to almost 165lbs.  I'm so upset, all of my fat clothes are now tight, and I don't even want to wear makeup anymore.  I don't even feel like caring how I look, its just totally depressing and mentally stressful to me.  What have I done?  Well I'm trying to focus on what I'm eating now.  No more SHIT!  I want to focus on eating clean, maybe not so paleo/primal, but clean low carb.  I'm allowing myself some peanut butter, some legumes, and some dairy.  I need to fix this!  I am trying to get in my 10000 steps a day, and I also bought a rebounder to bounce on occasionally.
I bought a new book to read;   The Protein Boost Diet by Ridha Arem.   It is supposed to improve your hormone efficiency for a fast metabolism and weight loss.  I am half way through and all the book has talked about is stress, hormones, and menopause.  I think I will adopt some of the ideas in this book, but some of the ideas just make me want to throw it against the wall and scream.  I am going to eat egg yolks, I am not cutting down on red meat (mine is grass fed so stop with the saturated fat is bad bullshit), and this whole mantra on eating low fat dairy is bullshit.. You tell me not to eat sugar, but eat low fat dairy?  fucking oxymoron because when you remove fat from dairy its replaced with sugar..  ANYWHO..  I'm learning, I'm not done with the book yet, and I will continue to read and update on my findings!

I want to say thank you to some of my readers and friends.  You have been super sweet by showing me how much you care and worrying about my well being.  Thank you so much for that, it makes me feel great.

I also want to post about how I like to post about my feelings, I want you guys to know if and when  I have hit rock bottom, I cry, I get psycho, I feel sorry for myself and I get pissed!  I'm human, and I post about it because I know people can relate, and its amazing when you are feeling like shit, and you can read about someone else and know you are not alone.  I do this because I have been in a very dark place in my far past, and I want others to know they are not alone.  Well I'm off now, to go read more about hormones, how to regulate them, and hopefully since I'm more then half way done, it will start to discuss eating!  YAY

Sweet dreams everyone! XOXOXO
Love Ya!
Kerry

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day!







Day 3 no scale!

OK! so I am freaking out with out weighing myself every day, and its only day 3.  I feel bloated, fat, ugly.... The list goes on!
Today is St Patrick's day, yesterday I went to my mother in laws house, ate corned beef and cabbage, tasted some of my sister in laws AMAZING Irish soda bread (BAD KERRY)   and of course I know I am paying for it today being that I woke up looking 7 months pregnant.  All I can do is try to laugh about it, I knew that would happen but at least I can't weigh myself and beat the poop up over myself over it.

Happy birthday to my husband, and happy birthday to my mommy!  Odd enough they are both named Pat (yes I married someone with the same nickname as my mom ACKWARDDDD).
I'm  sitting here debating on what I should eat for dinner , hubby went out for his birthday and its so strange to be home alone with the kids knowing hes out partying on his birthday.  I'm not upset, its just odd.  I guess I was secretly hoping he wanted to spend the night with me, but its fine, he will be home sooner or later.  LOL I KNOW WHERE HE LIVES!

Saturday afternoon I picked up 1/8th of a grass fed steer, and 1/4th of a grass fed pig from my Meetup.com meat group.  My freezer is jammed with yummies,  so I think maybe I should treat myself to something delish, fried in butter and a stiff drink on the side!

WHERE TO START?  Well soon I need to adopt an exercise plan I can stick to also, so please feel free to chime in at any time to point me in the right direction!