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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Disclaimer post!

I think I'll probably end up linking to this post a lot because it turns out that my blog is very different from others out there.

1.  Links contained in posts:  I do not need to "finance my blogging activities".  If I post a link to something, it's because I think it's worth checking out.  I will not post links to stuff JUST in the hope of making a commission.  I will only post affiliate links to stuff that I actually own and would recommend. 

2.  This blog is mostly for me, and for pointing things out that I think you should check out.  If I use curse words or tell you something sucks and you don't like that, then I'm sorry for not being sorry.  I'm entitled to my opinion.  If you want to tell me that I suck and my opinions suck...you're entitled to your opinion too, but I'm probably going to delete your comment.  Same goes for if you're an asshole to someone else who has left a comment.  Be nice, people.

3.  I'm not in the business of taking credit for someone else's hard work!  I make every effort to give credit where credit is due.  If I have neglected to mention where I got a recipe, or if I've posted wrong information about something, then I have no problem standing corrected.  I will sometimes completely change a recipe to my liking, but I will always try to remember to post where I got the idea, at least.

Paleo Halloween?! Pickled mice and hot cocoa, anyone??

Still trucking along on my Whole 30.  Dude, I thought being Paleo 80/20 was good for my energy level, but DAMN!  I seriously get home, change my clothes, then start doing all kinds of shit until dinner time. 

My Bulletproof coffee is still disgusting, but I'm drinking it every day.  I also ordered 2 pounds of beets through Good Eggs because I knew I needed to consume them somehow.  (Disclaimer about links I post.)  On Sunday, I made the Beet Kvass out of #Fermented ...Look how pretty!: 
 I also made the Beet Simple Syrup from Butter Nutrition, but I forgot to take a picture. Other stuff I forgot to take pictures of that I made on Sunday: Hot Cocoa Mix from Feed Me Rachel (DUHlicious in coconut milk), Carrot Breakfast Muffins from Elana's Pantry (Holy SHIT those are good), and This Curry Awesomeness from Paleo Pot.  

OOH!  We LOVE Halloween at my house and everything seems to take on a Halloween theme this time of year.  I also made Pickled Mice.  Relax.  They're radishes!  4 cloves of garlic, a Thai chili, and radishes!  Oh, and a grape leaf on top...and that's a glass candle holder keeping everything under the brine.  It was 75 cents vs. the glass discs you find online for $8.  I hope there isn't anything weird in it that will leach into the radishes...?

Halloween Central!  Black kitty cat included!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LuRong "Paleo Challenge" and Whole 30

Okay, I have good news and I have bad news.  Since you're not here to tell me which you want first, then we're going to start with the bad news and finish on a good news note. :)

My Crossfit box is all swept up by the LuRong Paleo Challenge.  8 weeks of strict Paleo eating, doing prescribed workouts (can scale) and over $100,000 in prizes!  Sounds awesome, right?!  Well...I didn't dig into it too much before saying I was in.  I made the commitment, then went to the site to sign up, and guess what??  It costs $50 a person.  Wait...it gets better.  It's only $47 for registration and your "first month's supply" of their supplements.  Crock of SHIT!  I go to the FAQ section and find out that on top of that, you only qualify for those prizes if you're competing in the upper levels of the workout.  Riiiiiiiight....I get it now.  You're hawking these non-Paleo approved supplements (there isn't a single one that's fully endorsed by the Paleo community), making us pay for them, then what??  Why don't you just let me fill you in on this because it was part of my training as a nurse:

They're collecting stats to market their product.  The people that pay $50 just for the challenge and no supplements?  They're the control group.  WE are paying THEM for a research study.  It's genius, really, but I'm onto them.  Our good Paleo doc, Chris Kresser sees it too.  They don't actually tell you any of this unless you dig deep into it, or actually make the commitment to register...on the second page of the registration is where it all comes together.  Fucking crooks.  If that ISN'T their intention, then it sure looks really bad that they're trying to use the Paleo label to hawk their shit.

Good stuff!! 

Whole 30.  I started September 4th.  Now...I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself but once at the very beginning and once at the end, but I can't help it.  I'm pretty sure I lost 4 pounds the first week.  I say "pretty sure" because I usually weigh myself in my chonies first thing in the morning, and today I had already started eating/drinking, and I was wearing my clogs....those weigh like 3lbs...srsly.

I'm so sick of black coffee.  The SECOND this W30 is over, I'm putting a TABLESPOON of coconut sugar in that shit.  Thankfully I have been having Bulletproof Coffee, so it's at least got some butter and MCT oil blended into it. Blech.

Well, this got really boring and wasn't particularly funny at all, so just go back to my post on Samoa cupcakes.