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On the 12th Day of The Wild Diet…

Today was a alright day.  It is Friday finally and Fridays are always good.  I am supposed to have my first long run with my half marathon training group tomorrow morning (4-5 miles) but it might ice and snow so they might postpone it until Sunday.  I hope we get to do it.  I am ready!  I feel like the below but I also don’t want to fall on my butt and hurt myself if it is really icy!  They will make the final decision at 6am.  I just have to get up early and see what is going on.

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Today I actually ate breakfast.  I had 4% milk fat cottage cheese with blueberries and black coffee.  Lunch was sauteed red peppers, collard greens, kale, zucchini and mushroom with olive oil along with olives, cooked grass fed ground beef and a small avocado.  Snack was a green smoothie with coconut water, collard greens, kales, blueberries and a banana.

I skipped the gym tonight because my husbands holiday work party was tonight.   Santa comes and my daughter loved it!  I had some cheats at the party.  I did pretty good though.  I had a salad, green beans, turkey, brisket, sausage and peppers and a piece of swiss cheese.  Then they had some pretty awesome desserts so I sampled.  One small macaroon cookie, 3 small chocolate truffles and 2 marshmellow things.  Here is my daughter with Santa.

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The Wild Diet Day 11

Today I went to work and got a great surprise from my co-worker – butter rum muffins!  OMG!  I have never had one before today and it was to die for!  Totally worth the splurge!  Here is a picture of it along with my fatty coffee after it was already half gone (in about 5 minutes)!  I did also eat the apple that is in the background as my afternoon snack which helped me not get cookies and hot chocolate at the CEO’s get together later in the afternoon!


Lunch was my normal this week – vegetables (zucchini, red peppers, asparagus and olives all sauteed in olive oil) and cooked grass fed ground beef.

I went to the gym today and did a 30 minute run on the treadmill (5 minute warm up, 20 minute tempo, 5 minute cool down).  I also did The Wild Diet lifting session and my ball exercises for my back.

Dinner was baked salmon with a dill cucumber yogurt sauce and sauteed arugula.  I had one piece of dark chocolate and am now enjoying two glasses of one of our Dry Farm Wines red wines.  It is delicious and the perfect end to a busy but good day!

My husband and I have been talking and we are thinking of putting our daughter in a Catholic school that is in our neighborhood.  Her daycare is so unorganized and it is starting the drive us nuts.  They have gone through like 3 directors over the last year and their communication is non existent until they think there is a problem with your child.  I always ask how she was when I pick her up and half the time her teachers act like they are annoyed that I asked.  Now that she is hitting and not listening like she used to it is a big deal and we have to sign a paper everyday that shows her performance for the day (which of course they forget the paper until we ask about it).  The Catholic school does pre K through 8 grade and before and after school care and is literally a block from our house.  We are going on a tour in the beginning of the new year to see what we think.  Wish us luck!  This could be a really good thing!  Does anyone have any experience with Catholic schools they can share?


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The Wild Diet Day 10 – A Third of the Way There!

I am officially a third of the way through my first 30 days on The Wild Diet!  Woo hoo!  I love it!  I am eating so many more vegetables now.  I feel healthier and I am never hungry.  Win and Win!

This morning I took a break from fatty coffee and decided to eat celery with almond butter.  Ants on a Log minus the ants!  I think that I like just having fatty coffee instead.  I may not be a breakfast person.


Lunch was grass fed ground beef, with sauteed red pepper, zucchini, mushroom and spinach with feta cheese and it was awesome.


Snack was a green smoothie.  This time with coconut water, kale, collard greens and a banana.  It was also awesome!

At the gym today I did a short interval workout run for 25 minutes (about 2 miles) and then did my Barre class (45 minutes).

Dinner was baked pork chops with butter sauce with asparagus and baked sweet potato.  I also had a couple mixed olives after dinner while packing lunch for tomorrow!  And kombucha tea.  Can’t forget that!

I also signed up for a half marathon training program today through my local running store.  I know that I am not really supposed to be doing a ton of working out on The Wild Diet but running has become so much a part of me over the last few years that I just can’t not do the distance.  I feel weird!  My first run is this Saturday with the group and we do two sessions a week – Saturday morning long runs and Tuesday night speed/hill workouts.  Should be fun!  I really am excited!

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Now for a question.  My daughter is 4 and is normally really good at home and at her “school” (really daycare but they do pre-school).  For the last week or two though, she has been hitting her friends and teachers and not listening.  At home she has been not listening and then hitting us when she doesn’t get her way.  We try to do time outs but she is very stubborn and won’t sit for them until we put her back in the chair 20 times or so.  Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with a unruly 4 year old besides time out or is that the best thing to do?  Thanks in advance for your help!

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Day 9 and The Wild is Fine!

I make up the stupidest rhymes for these titles! Ha! I amuse myself!

Day 9 was an ok day.  I had fatty coffee for breakfast then since we were waiting for our food to be delivered from Amazon Fresh (which is great by the way!) I went and got a salad at the salad bar for lunch.  It was lacking good protein sources but I did the best I could.  Romaine, peppers, mushrooms, kalmata olives, grape tomatoes, beets, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, bacon crumbles and almonds all with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I think I over did it with the cheese and bacon though!  😦

I went to the gym and did The Wild 7 minute interval thing, then I did my lifting and then I walked hills for 20 minutes.  My snack was a green smoothie with coconut water, spinach, carrots and peaches.

Dinner was awesome again!  My husband made baked cod with dill, quinoa with cheese and the awesome bacon wrapped brussels sprouts below (not a real picture of ours but close enough).  I also drank a kombucha tea.


Day 8 and It was Great!

Monday again.  Boo!  Work was annoying but I got quite a bit done that needed doing.  I was busy with a project through noon so I didn’t eat anything until lunch.  Just a fatty coffee.  Lunch was a salad with romaine, spinach, peppers, mozzarella cheese, almonds, kalamata olives, carrots, mushrooms and olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I also had a apple.  Then for a snack before the gym I had a green smoothie with coconut water, carrots, apple and spinach.

At the gym I did a walk/run for 45 minutes on the rolling hill setting on the treadmill.  I walked the hills at a fast pace and ran the flats.  Nothing fast.  I went about 3 miles total.  After that I did my core class for 45 minutes.

Dinner tonight was kimchi fried rice with a fried egg on top.  I love this meal!  I was really happy when I came home and that was what my husband had cooked.  Now I am tired and grumpy and really ready for bed.  Mondays are always rough because, well, they are Mondays and because I get home late from the gym because of my class so when I get home I really have to hurry to get everything done at a decent time so we can all get to bed.  I have no time to do anything for myself.  Oh well!  I made time to do this post so that is something!

I almost forgot!  I got my first Wantable Style Edit box over the weekend and it was good.  I only decided to keep one thing but the box was good and they did send me things that I had on my wish list so that was good!  I will try it again and continue to be picky with what I keep!  I kept the shirt below.  It was super cute!


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Now I have a Wantable Fitness Edit coming eventually so I will let you know how that goes when I get it.

I can’t believe I got so drunk Saturday night.  I need to remember that I am little and can’t drink that much and that I definitely cannot drink like I used to when I was younger!  I just can’t do it anymore!  I need to stick to the Wild Diet’s 2 drink max on a given day no matter what!  I can’t get into trouble with that!

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Weekend Wrap Up – Days 6 and 7

This weekend was fun!  We went to Washington DC for a march for Standing Rock and the Dakota Pipeline.  It was cold.  I truly couldn’t feel my feet by the end of it.  Then we stayed overnight for a date weekend and went out to dinner and to listen to music.  I decided to drink Vodka and that was a bad idea!  Recovering now…  but it was a great weekend!

I actually did well eating this weekend.  I started Saturday with two left over crab deviled eggs, Kombucha and a green smoothie with spinach, celery, carrots, peaches and coconut water.  I drank a fatty coffee through out the day.  I had a latte with whole milk from Starbucks and a nuts and coconut Kind Bar for a snack.  Dinner was fantastic!  I had grilled salmon with a avocado salad, spicy collard greens and green beans.  I also had too much vodka…

Today has been good too.  Breakfast was a omelet with all kinds of vegetables and cheese, bacon, sausage and some fruit.  We skipped lunch since we had a big breakfast and since we were traveling.  Dinner was meat balls, crab dip, shrimp salad and a cheat with a cake pop.  I couldn’t help it!  It was so good and so worth it though!

To bed early tonight to recover from the weekend fun.  Hopefully next week is a good one!


Friday Finally! Day 5!

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I feel like this week was a long week.  The weather was crappy and overcast and I just felt tired and drained all week although I ate well and got plenty of sleep.  Today though, I woke up feeling great and I stayed feeling pretty alert the whole day even through some really boring work at work.

Today I ate some Superhero Muffins that I had made while ago and put in the freezer.  I made them from the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbook.  Everything in them was good (almond flour, walnuts, raisins, zucchini, carrots, butter, etc) except for the rolled oats.  But there was only a cup in the whole recipe that made 12 muffins (I ate 3).  I don’t know if I should count this as a cheat meal or not.  I guess that I should so I will ere on the side of caution and say this was a cheat meal even though the muffins were healthy and close to perfect!

Lunch was a zucchini and a yellow squash sauteed in olive oil with sauteed spinach and two hard boiled eggs.  I seasoned it with cumin, garlic powder and sriracha sauce.  It turned out really good.  I should have taken a picture!  I also had two deviled eggs with crab meat when I got home for a snack.

Dinner was pan fried mahi mahi with cajun seasoning and a red cabbage slaw with onions and grape tomatoes.

Now I am having some more of my Dry Farm Wines.  Tonight we are drinking the below.  It has a nice spicy kick.  I love it!


I also went to the gym today and did the interval work out that Abel James promotes.  It is a 7 minute interval workout.


I thought that it wouldn’t do anything but it did.  I broke a good sweat and was very out of breath although I do feel like I cheated a little bit since it was only 7 minutes.  Most of my short workout for the last few years have been at least 25 minutes long.  I also did a lifting workout that he suggested that hits all the major body parts.  2 sets of 6-10 reps of 10 exercises.  Only took half an hour and I feel it a little already.  He may really be on to something!

Tomorrow my husband and I will be going to DC to march in support of Standing Rock.  I probably won’t post tomorrow night but maybe I will try to from my phone.  You never know!