Paleo, Mad Men, & The Book Thief

1. I never thought I would say that I’m trying Paleo, but I’m saying it. The credit for this decision goes fully to my Mom. We officially started our attempt at the 30 day Paleo challenge on Saturday.

The idea of the Paleo diet is to eat like “caveman” would have eaten. If a cave man couldn’t eat it then neither can you.

I’ll be honest. I’m not going to be strictly following these guidelines. I love bread too much to simply part ways with it. As for the legumes part…beans are pretty tasty too and I don’t believe they are the culprit that makes people fat. I’ve already been cutting out dairy for the past few months with the exception of Christmas break, so it’s already something that I’ve been doing.

paleo day 1

In the above collage here’s what we have:

Eggs with spinach on Ezekiel bread (not Paleo I know) with avocado

Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes (syrup not Paleo duh)

Chicken, asparagus, salad (pretend there is no ranch dressing)

A party of pineapple, raspberries, and banana in a bowl

Let me add that we are not going on a DIET. It’s simply a different approach to eating.

Here are a few links if you want to learn more about Paleo:

PaleOMG she has tons of recipes on her blog and her posts are hilarious.

Robb Wolf basically this man is the “brains” behind Paleo. Lots of nutrional/scientific information.

30 Day Paleo Challenge one of several blogs about the Paleo challenge.

2. Buy size XL please

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I only wear size XL in shirts now. And yes that’s why I am trying to the Paleo challenge. My shirts were getting a little too tight.

Actually I’m completely kidding except about the XL part. When looking for a shirt that is ideal to wear with leggings I have been buying XL lately. “Why? That must swallow you!” is what you’re thinking, but nope. They fit just fine. Just a little longer, looser, and over sized. Just how I like em. This is probably something only girls can understand…but for example the red sweater I’m wearing in my previous post is an XL. All other sizes were not acceptable. Too short for me. I may wear sheer shirts with my bra showing through, but I don’t like wearing shirts that try to be crop tops. I’m not about that crop top life.

Don’t you just love that shirt?! I really love the beading on the pocket and the sleeves. Brings out my inner Native American.

3. “The Book Thief” by Mark Zusak

Death is the narrator. 1940’s Nazi Germany. Young girl steals books. Family hides a Jew.

Basically, you should read this book. I’m about 150 pages away from finishing it and I have loved it from page 1.Β  And yes this book is one that has been made into the movie. I haven’t watched the trailer since I started reading it so I don’t ruin how the story looks in my head.

4. Man Men

Welcome to my new Netflix obsession. Upon coming home for break I decided I was going to choose a show to watch and Mad Men caught my eye. Before if you would have asked me what my favorite TV show to watch was I would have answered with a blank stare because I considered myself lucky if I got to watch a movie haha Some of my friends watch it and it looked promising. I’m hooked now. I’m just into season 2. This definitely won’t be the last time Mad Men makes an appearance on my blog. Until then I’m going to go smoke a few cigarettes and pour myself a glass of whiskey to go watch another episode.Β  Don’t worry I’m really not going to do that, but that’s all they do in this show.

5. Lately my workouts have consisted of a few random visits with the treadmill, walks with my Mom, and some YouTube videos.

One of my new favorite YouTube workouts are by Melissa Bender at http://www.benderfitness.com/. Her workout remind a lot of the BodyRock workouts I used to do. Below is one of her videos that I like and went through twice. She trained for a bikini competition at home! That is cray cray!

Well this is probably my last post for 2013, but I’ll worry about that next time. Have a grrreat day!

What show are you obsessed with? Have you heard of or tried Paleo before?

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One thought on “Paleo, Mad Men, & The Book Thief

  1. Whenever I’ve tried Paleo, the thing I loved about it is it forced me to eat more REAL foods! I’ve never been able to really stick with it, but I’m sure you’ll find it beneficial!

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