Thanksgiving and a #21DSD Update!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

I did manage to cut my bird in half with my old, dull knives (I’m saving up for some Wusthof)! It was a long and difficult attempt with the cutlery I did have.

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It worked though! Now we have the other half in the freezer waiting for Xmas time.

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Along with the turkey and yummy veggies that got to soak in the juices, we had mustard Brussels and sweet potato mash.

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Keeping with our 21 Day Sugar Detox, we had apple crumble a la mode with banana “ice cream”!

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Speaking of the 21DSD, today is day 7. I know it’s not about weight, but I have lost 2.8 lbs in a week.  It’s incredible the effect sugar has on my weight. I also know that sugar is affecting my body in other ways. I suspect candida overgrowth and leaky gut based on symptoms and food intolerances. I’d love to go see Dr. Amy Myers right here in Austin, but in addition to new knives, that’s on my list of things to save up for.

As far as the detox itself, some mild headaches and cravings, but nothing too bad. I believe that it’s not so much will power as making a decision. Joey and I DECIDED that we needed to be better to our bodies. Sure we eat paleo, but sugar, even maple syrup and honey, isn’t good. My body is clear evidence of that and I am trying my best to help heal my body from things that have been wrong since my early teen years and that takes time.

Joey and I went for a walk with our dog, Darla, and our friends, Peter and Kelsi yesterday and asked them to take a picture for us. Reminds me that it’s been quite a while since Joey and I had any pictures taken. We are always so busy running around. It was nice to socialize a little bit yesterday and get out in the wonderful Texas December air to walk around in the pretty trails of Lady Bird Lake.

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If you live in Austin and enjoy Paleo food, check out our Kickstarter for Kippin’ It Paleo! If you back us with $25 or more by 11:59pm CT tonight then we’ll throw in a pair of CrossFit socks!

Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make The Girl featured us on her blog on Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited.  Go check out the blog article here!

Here’s to one week down on the 21 Day Sugar Detox! I look forward to checking in next week!


Time For Another 21DSD & Other Ramblings

Howdy everyone!

I had no idea Austin got this cold in November. Brr and hope you all are keeping warm.

Joey and I joined Wheatsville Co-op this week. We are stoked about their local and organic selections!


Went to the farmer’s market this weekend to pick up our Thanksgiving bird.  We must not have remembered the birds were first come first serve as we wanted a 6-8 pounder and got a 21 pounder instead. Oh hello, xmas! Now, does anyone know how I can saw this baby in half?!


I haven’t had a chance to really talk about it on here, but Joey and I started a business, Kippin’ It Paleo! Please check out our Kickstarter! We had our first tasting today at The Combine and it went so well. People are digging our food and that feels amazing!!


Check us out on Facebook and Twitter to find out when we are handing out samples as a box or gym near you!

I’ve been stressed lately trying to juggle my 40 hour a week job, photography on the side and starting a new business so Joey and I will be doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox (created by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites) starting today! I’m all prepared with food and looking forward to kicking my stress induced sugar cravings!

While I’m super excited now, I might be complaining of headaches and other fun withdrawal symptoms in a few days…