Wonderful Wednesday

We dropped Grampy off at the Greyhound then came home to COOK!  It’s cauliflower cooking day since we found amazing cauliflower rice at Costco this week. 

Go KOP Costco!!!!

First we made some FixAte cookbook Grandma Calabrese tomato sauce. 

I always double the recipe and use good drinking wine and cheese

Then we made some Nom Nom Paleo meatballs. These are in her cookbook only so go get it! Dairy free, gluten free, egg free and kid approved. 


A byproduct is amazing mashed cauliflower. I love it with some ghee or nutritional yeast. 


After we ate the yummy meatballs, it was time to make some Autumn Calabrese gluten free cauliflower breadsticks. They were delicious. 


It was a very productive day full of yummy cauliflower food. 

Country Heat Day “30”- Live Like You Were Dying

So today is supposed to be day 30. Last week was our annual trip to Oahu and I did NOT stick to containers. I’ll probably add a week of country heat before the Beachbody Health Bet challenge that starts Monday. 

Last week was fun and my mini-me did a lot of the dances with me. 


On Friday morning, I got a call at 3:30 and another at 4:40 from my friend at work who had just done my mammogram 2 weeks ago. The backstory is that I’m 35 with a good family history of breast cancer so they did my baseline mammo early. I half expected something to show up but they said it was fine. Now the doc did a second read and could I come in Monday for additional views and maybe an ultrasound. 😳

I lasted 2 hours holding it in, then had to tell E. Thoughts like “what if this is my last trip?” and “how would I play with the girls differently if it is cancer?”ran through my head. Also thoughts like, “it’s going to be ok. Our team will take care of it, and you might get implants for your trouble!” 😂

I’m glad to report that the follow up views came back fine and I don’t have to come back for 5 years. 

I wanted to hold on to that perspective though. If I did have limited time what would I do differently?

Country Heat Day 16 Recap

Tuesday’s are add on Dance Conditioning day. I’m really liking the doubles and don’t struggle to fit in both. Today was a busy errand day. Got a lot done as we get ready for vacation. 

I’ve loosened my containers a bit since the weekend and see it on the scale. A bit too much cheese and corn tortilla chips and I’m gaining instead of losing. It’s crazy how the extra salt and different foods change results. I’ve also been eating mostly tomatoes for my veggies and think I need to diversify. Still sitting at my goal weight number. I’d like to drop 5-10 more but we will see what my body says. 

Here’s my time trick. I KonMari fold my workout clothes and pair the sports bras and shorts together in the fold. Because of shorts’ waistbands I alternate them top and bottom so they fit better in my drawer. Then in the morning I don’t waste time to find sets, I just grab and go. So much easier. 

Country Heat Day 13 Recap

Today was all about hosting our teammates’ wedding shower. I got 1 of the two workouts on the schedule done and cleaned up the house. I’m not worried because the schedule says I can push the optional second one to the rest day (Sunday). We love Bill and Gab so much and love that the team came over to celebrate their coming wedding. 


In addition to this great looking group there were 7 littles running around. 

Lots of yummy food was here. I stuck with with we made which fit into containers. Gained 0.8lbs for the whole weekend which is a win for me (salt really affects me)

Country Heat Recap Day 12

Today was a much needed beach day with our best friends. 

It was a gorgeous day, perfect weather and so needed. 

And I got the news that my labs are in and my main diabetes test (the HbA1C) came back 0.2 lower than last time! Win!

I seriously freaked when I saw that 12 days of Country Heat has me down 7.4lbs. It’s amazing to keep seeing the scale change and feel so amazing.