The Chocoholic Diaries

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Road Trip With Elvis

How did your Wednesday go?  At 6:30 this morning  it was already HOT!  I was going to go for a run, but I though I will wait until this evening; around 10 pm to do it.  Now at 9 pm it is still too warm!  I am sitting here typing this as I marinated in my own sweat… too personal?   My trip to Wenatchee was uneventful.  It was fun just being with my mom, but for some reason every time I go to Wenatchee I feel fat.  I don’t know why?!  Maybe it is just sitting unactive in the car for 3 hours that does it, but I am sure I come back 5 lbs heavier 😦

My mom has a new 2014 Toyota Corolla and that baby is sweet to drive, so that was enjoyable!  She ONLY listens to the Elvis station on SirusXM so I got ballsey and changed it to Octane while she was in the store… Then she turned it down… I think our choice in rock music is different.

I’m use to driving my truck where the gear shift is on the driving column,  that I kept grabbing the windshield wipers to shift the car.  It was pretty funny at first.

Before I left for Wenatchee, Sully lost his top tooth. When I got home, he was just heading to bed with it in a plastic bag.  #PARENTFAIL   Tooth fairy forgot to get her arse off the couch last night and retrieve the tooth!!  Kevin made quick work and gave him a $1.50, but then this morning on our way to swim lessons I found out that he DIDN’T take the tooth!  So Sully was upset that he was snubbed again by the tooth fairy!  So tonight before we went to bed he taped this picture and his tooth to the front door.  Dang now I feel like poo….20140709_211523

My friend gave me a good idea to leave a note from the tooth fairy that she is sorry she missed him, but it was too hot for her to fly.  I might go with it.

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The Weeds Won…

Happy Thursday!  It is a wet one here, but needed so I won’t complain!
I was starving yesterday after my trip to the grocery store, so I whipped leftover Chicken Jalapeno Pesto for lunch.  Within 20 minutes I started getting a pain in the center of my chest… Something I have been getting off and on since Saturday.  Now this isn’t a rush me to the hospital I’m having a heart attack, but more like intense indigestion.  I figured it was my spicy lunch and it would pass like it had before… But it got really worse before it even started to get better.  I had to laydown to combat an odd nausia, which ruined my plans of tackling the weeds that are overtaking my garden.  You win another day weeds! 
By 5 o’clock I was feeling better so I made dinner:


Thai Chicken Stuffed Yams! 
I went easy on my gut and added no spice.  I know corn isn’t paleo, but it doesn’t bother me so I eat it.
Again after eating I started to get the pain, and this time it wasn’t leaving! And this time I didn’t get to lay on the couch and watch House MD 😦  I had no choice but to barrel through the pain & discomfort because dishes needed done, lunches packed, and laundry folded.  Well, somewhere along the way I bent down to grab something off the floor and a warm matalic tasting slim crept up the back of my throat… I instantly knew what was going on and why!  I have been taking extra iron due to my anemia, AND I forgot this time last year taking liquid iron caused the same problem..  My ulcer to bleed!   
Seriously, how does one fight anemia when iron causes their ulcer to bleed!?!

Oh well, in the short 6 days I was taking extra iron my hair and eyebrows quit falling out as bad and my tiredness/brainfog has gotten better! 

The rain has quit & the sun is out!  I’m off to tackle the weeds! 

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Weekly Meal Plan and A Good Run

I’m really loving my Sunday meal plan & prep!  It makes me excited about the next week knowing I am not going to be stressing about putting dinner together.

Weekly Meal Plan:

Monday:  Roast with Veggies (we didn’t have this last week so I moved it on to this week)

Tuesday: Spaghetti with salad

Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas

Thursday: Chile with yams

Friday: Sloppy Joes

Saturday: Venison Stew    (Poker 5K run)

Sunday: Pork Tenderloin with cauliflower mash

Today I prepped the spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, and chili.  I put a huge salad together and cleaned and chopped veggies for the week.  I took no photos because I misplaced my phone until my friend called and I found it next to my cutting board I was chopping green peppers on… special!


It poured rain all night so when sun started breaking through early this morning I threw on my workout clothes and went for a run.  I ran 2 miles and walked a 1.16 back home. I’m so glad I took the sunny opening because it wasn’t an hour after I got back home it got all cloudy, windy, and rainy!



         Walking Home



After my run, I did a good clean sweep of the house, had the boys pick up their rooms, then I headed off to go grab some groceries.  It kind of annoys me that most places in this town don’t open until 11am… and close @ 4!  But what can you do… besides start a blog and piss & moan about it?

I got to talk about last nights dinner!!!



Paleo Chicken Enchiladas!!!  They were sooo effing good I was mad that I didn’t make myself more than 2 so I could have leftovers for lunch (the men of the house didn’t want theirs on my paleo tortillas so I had to make mine separate).  I don’t know about your moms, but my mom AND my mother- in-law add a can of cream of mushroom sauce to their enchilada sauce.  So instead of adding a non paleo friendly can of Campbell’s I made a quick healthier version that took no more time at all and taste DELICIOUS!!


I forgot to mention that this coming Saturday is also my first real 5k!  With other people.  I’m excited and nervous all at the same time… eek!  I also signed up for 2 others for this month too! 

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Migraine Monday

Yesterday I got my first migraine in months!  So today is what I call “migraine hangover” or simply “running on stupid.” I tried to fill the coffee basket at work with coffee AND water. Genius!  Last week I took a “pause” as Linda Spangle suggest we calls it in her book 100 Days of Weight Loss.  It wasn’t planned, but everytime I attempted and was prepared to workout I was sabotaged one way or another. Not to mention I ran all over the planet and back trying to make appointments, soccer, and work. So needless to say my eating suffered.
This week is off to a better start. Well minus the migraine…

Today’s eats:


This morning I woke up starving so I made a paleo English muffin with almond butter and a banana before work.  I guess not eating dinner the night before will do that!


At work I ate some cherries with kefir.


I was bored at work so I took random pictures of some tea I found in the drawer and almonds. The lady boss filled my almond jar again.  I ate them all in two days..for shame Amber!



Curry meatballs over cauliflower rice with cuccumber salad.  Man, I nailed the curry sauce tonight! 

Ran for 30 min. 


Beautiful day!


Pile of Pyreneese! How cute are they!?

I’m hoping the weather is nice tomorrow so I can start planting goodies in the garden!!

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Wednesday Weigh In & This Chick Loves To Run

Happy mid-week!
I woke up this morning feeling extremely apologetic to my body.  Last night after soccer we grabbed burgers for dinner.  I was so hungry I didn’t even snap a pic!  It was bunless and dairyless but the cross contamination was all there. 

Within a half hour of eating I was in misary – stomach cramps and bathroom trip the remainder of the evening and most of the night.
Upon waking I decided I was going to run my This Chick Loves to Run (for a cure) virtual race.  My original plan was to run it on the 18th, but why put off something a week when you can do it today?  But more importantly I was too damn excited about it to put it off any longer + I needed to apologize to my body for the agony I put it through!
Of course I didn’t get out the door until late- almost 11.. Sheesh!  I also was stopped briefly twice.. that was weird. I usually see nobody on my runs.


Me with my lucky # 131. I will keep this bib forever!

That was running! All running no walking!!! Woo-hoo!

Weigh in:

My scale is dirty! I’m sorry you have to see that…
But my toes aren’t polished and I would rather you see a dirty scale that unpainted toe nails. I’m odd.

Anyone else running races this month?

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5 days left…

Why do I have a 5 on my hand?  Because yesterday I had a 6… And I’m not telling until day 0.  Cruel.


Yesterday I was a slug.  I didn’t do crap!  I was so sore that a rest day was in order, but I was super unmotivated.  I did however score a Garmin forerunner 110 for a good deal (because shopping online is laziness acceptable).  Now I can’t wait for it to come!!  This was my 10lb present because yesterday I climbed on the scale and I was 162 on the dot! 

Yesterday’s Eats:
Breakfast: fried egg on speghetti squash and a banana w/ almond butter


Lunch: egg salad on lettuce w/ sprouts and an apple


Dinner: homemade pizza – jenni-o turkey sauasage w/ sundried tomatoes, and non- dairy cheese.


It was nice to finally have something to hold my toppings on my crust! 


It had a good flavor too.  Even The Man of The House liked it.

Now I need to bust some garden work out today… I love when I put stuff off and then panic when it comes down to the wire. Living on the edge.

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Wind

The weather was crummy yesterday.  Very windy with a threat of rain.  I hate wind.  Good for making power, but not for working in a garden.  That’s a lie.  Wind power isn’t what it is cut out to be either. wind-energyMaybe if we had something like this, wind would be good for making power!  Think it is loud?  Can’t be any louder than our neighbors POS windmill that screams so loud I can hear it perfectly in my house at times. I only worked in the garden for an hour and a half yesterday and I’m still finding dirt in my ears from the wind. I threw down my rake and decided baking was in order! I’ve been dying to make some coconut butter.  I bought some from here & the man of the house ate it all in three days with nothing but a spoon.  I stumbled across a recipe to make your own and wanted to give it a try. IMAG2165 It was supper simple!  I ❤ simple things.  Coconut flakes and a food processor –  blend forever and a day (did I mention my power supply was low yesterday… EVEN with the wind.)  and you got creamy-ish coconut butter.  As good as Nikki’s?  Not by a long shot, but in a pinch it worked great. I then made this recipe from  Uh.. ya… I’m a little obsessed with her and her food because I even made one of her recipes for dinner!  The Man of The House LOVED the cookie bars!   He said it reminded him of something from when he was a kid & then ate it all in the middle of the night. Nice. IMAG2172 I’m going to try to adapt it into a cookie ice cream sandwich for the twin’s birthday next weekend. Yesterday’s Eats: Breakfast:  Paleo Granola with coconut milk.  I scarfed this down as I was running out the door to go pick up the boy’s invites from Wal-Mart. Lunch:  Turkey burger with guac and sprouts IMAG2163 Dinner:  Thia chicken stuffed Yams. Recipe here.. you won’t regret it.  As soon as I saw this I had to make it.  You stuff a yam with anything and my mouth starts to water!  And of course, it was another slam dunk with The Man of The House! IMAG2147 Snack:  Banana with almond butter   My workout: I got my weekly WOD on yesterday… and of course I’m feeling it today. I’m so glad I added them into my weekly routine! FOR TIME: 25- push ups 20- lunges (counting each leg) 30- sit-ups 20 – air squats 5- burpees 30 sec- plant hold 5- burpee 20- air squats 30- sit-ups 20- lunges 25- push ups It was intense and the kids kept interrupting.  My time: 2014-04-03_12-10-31 (1)   I even PRed my time from last fall!  WOO-HOO! The sun is shining today so I better get a jump on!