Lastest update February 18, 2015
“I didn’t realize I had said so much about my Fabufit Journey! But it’s all true. I got back recently on the Wii exercise I had been doing to weigh for the current Fabufit webinar and found I had lost four or five more inches since last November. My goal now is to maintain and do little things consistently. I guess I went down a dress size or two since last May. I will continue to do the Paleo way of eating.”
August 26, 2014
12 Inches Gone is Just a Few Months into the Fabufit Program
Just thought I would share with you that this soon to be 71-year old is in training for Mother-of-the-Groom. So, I was motivated to succeed. And clothes are fitting looser, and maybe a size smaller is the right fit. I have lost 12 inches since May when I began your program. The wedding is September 27.
This journey has been the easiest one yet. I was looking at the exercise sheets and was amazed that I had completed six weeks of exercises. My go-to exercise program had been the wii Fit program, but I was lacking motivation to get on that balance board each morning.
The Fabufit Strength Program came along at the right time to bring something different into my routine. I purchased another exercise ball (I had given mine away), a medicine ball, and I already had three sets of weights. I think the reason I don’t mind the 20 minute walks, and the Strength Training is that they are things I can do, not too much to have me dreading exercise days.
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I like the Paleo food. One of my retirement hobbies is cooking. And, I’ve made almost all the Fabufit recipes. It’s nice to have ones that have been tried beforehand. Also, I’ve found that when I go out to eat, I can always find things on the menu. And I go out to eat a lot. Another thing that has helped this summer is the Farmers Market. My hometown, Valliant, is famous for the Watermelon Festival, so I have eaten lots of watermelon and fresh vegetables this summer. And I’ve had fried okra and purple hull peas which I know is not exactly Paleo.
I didn’t believe that I could get by with using honey, maple syrup, and agave in recipes. (I had used Splenda before.) I thought I would binge on foods made with these items. But, what I’ve found is that the fudge, brownies, muffins, etc are so good that I don’t mind passing up dessert when eating out, because I have this great treat at home. I’ve made the delicious vanilla bean ice cream twice. I did decrease the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 tsp for the second making . This was my first time to use vanilla beans. Now, I’m going to make vanilla extract with real vanilla beans.
I’m so glad Ginger told me about you and the program. It seems that it was the right time in my life to be introduced to Fabufit.
A photo taken Thanksgiving 2014 my niece put on Facebook….things are shaping up 🙂
l to r: myself, my niece, and my sister
I still have inches to go, but I’m pleased with how easy this has become. I remember repeating a mantra, “Greta, you can do this” that I think evolved from one of your early lectures. Digital Recipe Cards $7 – click Image Below
I went back through the recipe cards and found I’ve made about 14 of them at least once. I find that the meat/entrees are the easiest for me because it seems that the Paleo Way of Eating doesn’t alter my regular meat preparations much. I like to pan sear my Salmon; stir fry chicken, make chili and taco meat, and I make sauerkraut and brats. I do substitute Jennie-O franks for me. I’m making progress on getting a source for grass-fed beef.
Main Dishes Ranking
I would rank the Main Dishes that I have made in the following order:
Stir Fried Chicken
Cashew Chicken in Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Fruit Salad
Bacon Chicken Wraps
Chicken Pot Pie
This week I did make the Easy Paleo Tortillas in bulk. You are so right about making 20 at a time and freezing. I’ve made the Brownies, Fudge, Almond Balls, Choc. chip Cookies, Carrot Banana Muffins, Zucchini Muffins, and the Breakfast/Granola Bars. And the ice cream twice. Those are all good! My cookies didn’t hold together, but I now have a finer grind of almond flour.
I do have a fruit smoothie most days made with frozen fruit with a small amount of whey powder and almond or coconut milk. I have made almond and coconut milk from scratch several times.
Sometimes I go to the local grocery deli and have a piece of fried chicken breast, which I carefully remove the outer skin and eat with a knife and fork. I usually get the broccoli salad..which has something sweet in it, so it’s probably not Paleo. At the local Mexican restaurant, I order the chicken fajitas, holding the beans, rice and tortillas. I can usually order a salad at most places..and at the hamburger joints, I just get the hamburger and eat it with a knife and fork leaving out the bread. I’ve found eating out to not be a problem. Yesterday, I had an Asian salad made with baby spinach, mandarin oranges, chicken, and some kind of sweet dressing. I took the crispies out. I think that salad could easily be adapted to Paleo…using honey in the dressing.
Once at the local cafe, the special was cabbage goulash. I had just made Marinara chili using turkey breakfast sausage the day before, and decided that I could add cooked cabbage to that and have a similar dish. The owner said she used sausage to make her goulash, so it wasn’t that different from just adding shredded cabbage to the Marinara Chili.
I did give up the usual breads, wheat flour, grains and dairy. But I did have things that weren’t exactly Paleo including fried okra, fresh farm peas, cornbread made without flour, but including a small amount of cornmeal and sour cream, and candy mints from restaurants, and some bites of chocolate bar every day.
It has been and is a fun journey.
Lastest update February 18, 2015
I didn’t realize I had said so much! But, it’s all true. I got back on the wii recently to weigh for the current webinar and found I had lost 4 or 5 lbs since last Nov. My goal now is to maintain…do little things consistently. My measurements are about the same; I guess I went down a dress size or two since last May.
I continue to do the Paleo way of eating.