Turkey breasts, I mean! Ha – gotchya!
As I mentioned in my last post, I baked a turkey breast on Christmas for the Timmy Tee and me. I have to say, it turned out fantastic. Here is the recipe. It was the easiest thing in the world to make – just open up the package, plop the turkey in the Nesco Roaster, wait 6-8 hours, and BAM! You got yourself a moist delicious hunk of meat. Tim and I ate it for at least 3 days. I even brought some to work to eat as a snack, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much more satiated I was eating turkey than say an apple or an orange. I really shouldn’t be surprised because I’ve read a zillion times that sugar (even the sugar in fruit) messes with your insulin and causes you to feel hungry, but yet I was still shocked at the difference. I’m going to have to start bringing in more meaty snacks.
So this was a big weekend for Hlo! MarksDailyApple posted my “primal success story.” I got an email Thursday telling me the story was going up on Friday, and immediately I though, “Oh Sh!t. I submitted a picture of me in a bikini.” I NEVER thought the story would get published, so I wasn’t too concerned about the picture when I sent it in, but I got very concerned about it once I heard it was getting published. Overall though, even though it could lead to some embarrassing moments, I’m glad I submitted the pictures. All the commenters on the article were awesome and super encouraging. It sounded as if all the details I provided in the article were helpful to people, and people were encouraged to hear a story from someone who wasn’t in horrible shape to start with but still ended up in a much better place by going primal. It has been a very positive experience for me, and I thank everyone who took the time to comment on the article. Now that I know how much it meant to me to read those comments, I’m going to start being more proactive about commenting on other people’s stories.
The commenters also submitted a whole litany of interesting links, as follows:
So I’m internalizing all of this positive energy and feedback and making some New Year’s Resolutions. These resolutions stand for at least the month of January, and I will re-assess at the end of the month:
- Avoid ALL gluten (including no beer at all – no matter how delicious the concoctions at Great River sound).
- No alcohol except for social events (no drinking at home, in other words).
- Eat supper out only 1 time per week. We are considering buying a new house or possibly even building a new house, so we are trying to save approximately $300/month before making any moves to prove that we can afford a higher house payment. We figure this equates to about 2 meals out per week (2*$30 = $60 * 4 = $240).
- Spend 30 minutes each day doing something creative – writing, painting, or reading (reading isn’t technically “creative,” but it is good for your brain, so I’m letting it count).
I think those are some good achievable, yet stretch, goals for the month. I’m looking forward to feeling better and to being a better person at the end of the 31 days.
Good luck with your goals for the month and for all of 2013. Take care!