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. 

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Paleo pig

On Sunday I made Nom Nom Paleo’s Instant Pot Kalua Pig with cabbage. It is delicious. We ate it yesterday for lunch and E had it yesterday for dinner. And there’s still plenty. 


I think the Instant Pot is going to be a go-to cooking method in our house (especially since it’s been high 90’s lately!)

Joy in the journey

I realized that so much of life is mental. How do you think you are and how should you feel?  I invested in and am doing some awesome brain training. Instead of saying negative things to myself, I find a positive. I’m more aware of how I think about myself and my situation.  

As coaches, we tell our challengers to set goals and schedule rewards to hit them. The team is what keeps me going. Many of us have done our “transformation” and now need to maintain for the rest of our lives. We gain and lose and sometimes our goals are totally unrealistic. What matters is the journey and having friends who help along the way. There is no finish line except the grave. 

Today, one of our challengers posted her before and after results. I looked at her measurements that she dutifully took and realized that aside from my waist being 5″ thinner, our measurements everywhere else were within 1/2″ of each other. She reported she had lost 4lbs. I looked at the numbers and realized that her before weigh in was my lofty goal weight. She’s 20lbs LIGHTER than I am. 20 POUNDS! With the same measurements. She’s also 5″ shorter. It blew my mind. 

What I realized is that I’m obsessed with metrics and tracking change and need to instead “do my best and forget the rest.” I need to find joy in the journey and breathe and enjoy life. 

And I realized that I’ll always treat myself as an experiment. Try something new and see what changes. 

Next up, eating my way through the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook and finishing P90X.