Showing posts from April, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Whole 30 Cleanse

First off, carb withdrawal after a mind-blowing cruise sucks sweaty monkey balls.

Oddly enough, Sunday and yesterday weren't too bad, I think I was just too dehydrated, exhausted and sunburnt to notice. Today is my first day back in the office and I have had more mood swings than a pre-menstrual teenager (Gawd, I hated those days).

Last night's dinner actually hit the spot, but that's probably because I hate a whole avocado instead of caving to the cravings.

So, what do you do when 4-course dinners are not being served to you each night and you realize you really do want to fit into your jeans again? Because you gained at least 8lbs on vacation?
Go back on a strict paleo cleanse, also known as Whole 30. I actually gained over 8, but 8 is a lot easier to lose than 10. At least in my mind. I'm starting with hydration. Between the sunburn and alcohol consumption and just not drinking enough water period, I am parched. I think on Sunday and Monday alone I drank about a gal…

Do You Believe in Magic?

It's the night before our latest Disney Cruise and this time we are hitting some new destinations. This makes me very excited. What am I most excited about? Probably the first day at sea where I plan on going on full introvert mode. I haven't had any serious downtime in over a year and the stress of it is showing to those who know how to look. After that, I will probably have enough energy to deal with all the Disney Magic ... on the Magic.

We will be exploring ruins in Cozumel, viewing sea life in Grand Cayman, pretending to be the Jamaican Bobsled team in Jamaica, and then enjoying the day at Castaway Cay. I might need a vacation from my vacation!

Tonight we are just chilling at the Hyatt in MCO. It's an awesome hotel, you don't even hear the airplanes even though we can see them taking off and landing.

After we had all settled into the room, we headed down to McCoy's for some dinner. Steak, burgers, and sushi. Winning all around. 

Our waiter was Fantabulous! Th…

Menu Plan Monday: Paleo Basics Challenge

Why Paleo works for me:
This week's PaleoLeap newsletter caught my eye and made it even easier to theme this week's menu.
Enter the Paleo Basics challenge.
For 7 days, starting on Monday, April 13, your mission is to get back to the heart of what eating Paleo is:
Prepare every meal at home from fresh ingredients. Batch cooking and reheating leftovers is fine. Tossing a can of tuna over lettuce and drizzling it with oil and vinegar is fine. Grabbing a Larabar on the way out the door and calling it “breakfast” is not fine.Fill 80-100% of your plate space with animal protein and vegetables every single time you eat something. Yes, including breakfast and snacks.No Paleo imitation junk food, whether you buy it or make it at home. You can live without Paleo brownies and nacho “cheese” kale chips for one week.
Here is the quick-and-dirty Paleo 101, if you want to review."
My daughter has been fighting her food intolerances and has declared that she's tired of Everything. But …

App Review: Unclouded

Description The revolutionary tool to explore, analyse and clean your cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and BOX). With this app you will be able to: 1 - See which files or folders are using most of your storage 2 - Know which categories you have the most (images, videos, etc) 3 - Find duplicates 4 - Know which files have been changed and when 5 - Search for files 6 - And much more.. You can also use Unclouded as a regular cloud file explorer. All of this you can do while offline! You just have to sync the file list, and you're good to go. Thank you, thank you, thank you +Tony Fleming  for introducing me to Unclouded! My Google Drive thanks you, and I will probably pay and use it on all of my cloud services. I've already freed up a few GBs of space and now that Google+ Photos are being (ever so slowly!) imported into Drive, I will be using it often to clear out dupes...if I can.

I just discovered that G+ renames photos if/when I add them to posts, so not only do I have the …

Throwback Thursday: Easter 2007

I found this gem while trying to clean up photos.