WooHoo! Caitlin!

WooHoo! Caitlin!!!

Today we have a WooHoo story about Caitlin! I am definitely curious to learn more about the Paleo diet now  Thank you so much again, Caitlin, I appreciate you sharing your story with us!

FtoH: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Caitlin: I am a trainer and a nutritionist with a supportive husband who is a chef. I live in San Francisco and have my own buisness where I teach people how to get healthy through my blog at www.grassfedgirl.com

FtoH: What was your starting weight? Caitlin: 238 lbs. I am 5’9 I was age 21 when I started my weight loss journey in 2001.

FtoH: What was your goal weight? Caitlin: 150 pounds.

FtoH: What eating plan did you use (for example: Weight Watchers, Atkins, Self, etc)? Caitlin: I started out on weight watchers in 2001, but after 8 years I got an autoimmune disease

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Healthy Sloppy Joes Recipe

Getting a Sloppy Joe before breakfast makes The Husband happy

Tonight for dinner we are eating sloppy joes. This recipe is not completely clean, though I still think it is healthy. And it is very versatile, change it up any way you want!

First I started with some veggies, diced up (except the carrot, which was shredded). I used onion (this should be a large onion. I forgot to buy them, and only had one small one left in the pantry. oops!), red pepper, celery, garlic, and carrot. This is easy to change as you desire. Add more veggies, cut some out completely, change the red pepper for green, use onion or garlic powder instead of fresh. I just looked in my fridge and used what I had on hand.

In a large skillet I melted a tsp or so of coconut oil,

and cooked the veggies on medium heat  for

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WooHoo! Nancy!

Nancy on her Bike

Today’s WooHoo story is my friend Nancy. Thank you for sharing your story with us and congratulations on all your progress, Nancy! I want to ask readers to pay extra attention to her parting words – such a valuable perspective

FtoH: Can you tell me a little bit about you? Nancy: I am a 39 yr old working mother of 2. I currently am a nanny for my adorable twin niece and nephew. When I was young I was an athlete and I let life get in the way of living and let myself get very out of shape and technically obese.   FtoH: What was your starting weight and height? Nancy: 237 lbs and I am 5’9″

FtoH: What was your goal weight? Nancy: I am shooting for about 160, but truly just want to be healthy and happy with myself in the mirror!

FtoH:

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Homemade Teriyaki Recipe – Simple, Healthy, Good :)

Teriyaki Recipe - Simple, Healthy, Good :)

I don’t know about you, but I love teriyaki. I love it for stir fry. I love it for marinade. Sometimes I even mix a bit of it with cabbage and use it as a dressing (I know, I’m a bit odd). Imagine my horror when I started to clean up my eating and reached for my favorite bottle of teriyaki at the store. This is what I found in the ingredients:

Naturally brewed soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), wine, high fructose corn syrup, water, vinegar, salt, spices, onion powder, succinic acid, garlic powder, sodium benzoate: less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative.

sigh. I moved to the next bottle, a new brand. Basically the same thing. High fructose corn syrup was high on the list. On to the next. HFCS was FIRST on the list. I checked every brand in the

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Pushing through a Hard Week with Firm Support

Push Hard with Support

I know this is supposed to be Fitness Friday, but like I said yesterday, this has been a hard week. I haven’t tried anything new this week, so I have nothing to review for you. I hope you are okay with that.

When I began this journey I knew that there would be hard days, and that I would need to push through them… I did not realize there would be hard weeks. I’ve learned something this week, though.

I am so capable. Even things I thought I couldn’t do. I can. When it is 9 pm and my eyes are heavy from my long day and my pillow is calling my name… I can still choose to workout. This happened not once, but twice this week. Remember when I said that I needed to work out right away in the morning or it

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Healthy Snickers Blizzard Recipe

Happy Kids From Healthy Treat

Ever since Tiffany over at The Gracious Pantry posted her recipe for coconut banana ice cream I have been making it. A lot. The Husband is in love with ice cream, as are my kids. Me, I could take it or leave it. I’d rather eat chips. Barbeque, if you have to know the kind. Anyway. Back to the ice cream. Tiffany’s recipe is so simple, and it is actually healthy!

Since I started working out I have been struggling to get enough protein. And I have a big ole bag of chocolate protein powder in my cabinet.  I’ve seen recipes for chocolate banana ice cream, by adding cocoa powder. And I wondered what it would be like if instead of cocoa I added the protein powder. Then, after I added the protein powder I looked around and saw a jar of almonds on

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