Friday, November 9, 2012

Why oh why must mother nature come along and play with my heart!?

So this has been a VERY uneventful week for me as far as the scale goes. I had a kick ass month last month and I was stoked! I've been exercising (although I did skip Tuesday this week, I know, I know) and I've been exercising twice a day some days yet the scale says, "Woman this time of the month you shouldn't even be stepping on here!" We weigh in every monday at work to see the progress and well this monday i was up 2 pounds from Friday. It's very discouraging especially since I've been staying away from all proccessed foods, breads, pastas, candies, sweets. I've been so good!! I know the scale will show it in a week but I'm just frustrated now. Rant over!

So let's dive into this week's workout's:
Monday - 1.40 miles on the treadmill at 3.0 and 4.0 incline at lunch
Tuesday - SLACKER!!
Wednesday - 1.50 miles on the treadmill at 3.2 and 4.0 incline at lunch, 2 miles of a walk/run at night with the family and kettlebell
Thursday - 1.30 miles on the treadmill at 3.3 and 4.0 incline at lunch, I also did 2 miles on the treadmill at 3.3 and 4.0 at night.
Friday - (Planning on a walk/run with the family around the neighborhood)
Saturday - (Planning on a walk/run with the family around the neighborhood)

So far I've walked 8.2 miles this week and the scale has gone UP! BOO!!!
I will not weigh in again until I'm "back to normal".

Now on to some awesome recipes I made this week:

Paleo Banana Tapioca Crepes:

  •  7 large eggs
  • 5 large, ripe bananas
  • 1 (403 mL) can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-1/4 cups tapioca flour (about 10 oz)
  1. Mix and mash all ingredients together to make a pretty soupy batter (a hand held mixer works well).
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large, non-stick pan over medium low heat.
  3. When the pan is hot, cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of batter (about 1 cup or so).
  4. Flip when bottom is golden brown. Cook until both sides are lightly browned.
  5. These crepes are great plain, or use them to wrap meat and veggies.

If anyone is interested in trying some paleo recipes these are, by far, my favorite breakfast recipe! They taste just like banana pancakes. We had coconut shrimp again for dinner on Monday. Tuesday was meatloaf made with 97% lean ground beef and a little fresh cut up tomatoes, some almond flour, seasonings and it came out awesome!! Wednesady was cornish hens with roasted asparagus and it was awesome!! Thursday my inlaws are making dinner but they eat pretty much as healthy as we do so no worries of eating badly tonight. Friday my hubby has a soccer game at night so I'm cooking some dippy eggs! :)

Well I was hoping to be able to do the glow run this Saturday with my girls but I have no one to watch the kids so I'm not going to be able to do it. I'm dissappointed but since I  know the girls will be able to do the Christmas in the Oaks walk I'm signing up for that next weekend. That will be my first walk! FINALLY!
I had sushi last night and I actually ate raw tuna, raw salmon and seared scallops all without rice and I LOVED it! I'm so excited I ventured out and tried something new.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and that hopefully next week I can actually report a weight LOSS! :)


  1. That mother nature can be a total B sometimes! I had the same experience as you with the scale during that time! ANNOYING to say the least! Just remember though, even if that scale isn't moving, your clothes are a good indication of what's going on with your body too.

    You are doing great and I'm gonna try that recipe this weekend!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  2. BTW, that first comment was published by me (Shannon).

  3. Minor set back, don't let it get you down, you know the reason why the scale said what it did and its NOT bc of lack of exercise or eating badly, that would be something to be ashamed of. Your doing awesome! And I know the scale will reflect it next week! :D

  4. Thanks girls!! I appreciate the positive comments!! :)