Good morning friends and Happy Friday! It was a big day for us yesterday as Dillon is now an official licensed driver. As much as I know this will help me out it is still also pulls at your heart when you see them drive off the first time alone. Lots of prayers will be said over him for sure.
What am I most excited about? I will be able to add coffee back to my routine this weekend!! I committed to a wellness challenge in January which runs from January 14th through April 15th. It is mostly a paleo style eating regimen but the first 21 days is a cleanse with no caffeine, low sodium, no potatoes, no nuts. Success is losing about 6 pounds thus far and feeling way, way less bloated. You can bet I will be having some bacon and some coffee pronto!
One | So what have I been eating? Keeping things simple is the easiest way for me to stay on track. I pretty much meal plan and make things that will last for several days but almost always eat 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites fried in ghee butter for breakfast. If I miss my eggs in the morning I’m super hungry by 10:30. The good news is we have not wasted at all. I prepackaged strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, celery, carrots and mini bell peppers and by this morning they were all gone! So my good habits have worn off on my friends.
Two | Jordan told me about the Sift Food Label app and it has really been an interesting addition. If you are interested in knowing all the hidden things in the food you are buying this tool will open your eyes. If you are someone who does not want to know do not go down this rabbit hole because some items, like spices for instance, have been a little shocking to me. We’ve definitely been putting a lot of crap in we weren’t aware of and you will find out quickly sugar is in EVERYTHING!
Three | I received my first Butcher Box this week and I have to say I may get spoiled by this little delivery. I have already used the pork breakfast sausage (yes, even that from the store has sugar in it) and it is delicious. Is it a little pricier than regular meat from the grocery store? I’m sure it is but it I’m sold on the goodness of it.
Four | With no coffee I had to find something warm to drink in the morning and I’ve been enjoying two different Tazo teas, wild sweet orange and calm chamomile
Five | After Emily mentioned the vanity planet scale a few weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade. I’ll never love being weighed but I do love this one breaks down the % of water, bodyfat, bone density. One of my biggest issues is not seeing that weight number move when I’ve been working hard but if I can see during times of the month my water % changing or my bodyfat going down even if the weight doesn’t reflect the same then it definitely gives me motivation to keep going. It is rather pricey but right now on sale and this is not an affiliate link…just a regular old link because I want to share with you guys! You can shop here.
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Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!