Since deciding to try a Paleo diet starting on Monday, it’s as if my stomach and brain are revolting already and are telling me “eat it now while you can because you can’t have it next week!”

I had two handfuls of potato chips (6 points) and a slice of apple pie (approximately 8 points).  I obviously could have done without both.

Breakfast?  More carbs!  Half a bagel breakfast sammie – 9 points. I did have some strawberries with it though – although they were pretty flavorless.

Lunch was leftover chicken sausage gumbo.  I think even better than the day I made it.  Pam already made it and declared it a winner – she had to distract herself from not eating it all before her husband got home from work. šŸ˜€

It was cold, rainy and windy yesterday, so I took my lunch hour and came up with a possible Paleo meal plan for next week.  I am sure I can modify some of these lunches to fit with my SIL WW plan – by the way, I still plan on weighing in at WW every week, but just not let them tell me – with the bar scan it automatically gets uploaded to my weight tracker, and I’ll just ignore that tab for the six weeks.

So here is my proposed meal plan:


  • eggs with avocado and salsa
  • roasted red pepper and spinach omelet
  • sausage zucchini eggs
  • sweet potato hash with sausage and red pepper
  • mini sausage and veggie quiches


  • chicken cilantro burgers with sweet potato fries
  • taco salad
  • beef stir fry with an orange ginger sauce
  • spaghetti squash with meat bolognese
  • shrimp cocktail and cold veggie plate


  • Beef pot roast (just no potatoes for me)
  • Ahi tuna steaks and zucchini (rice for Tony)
  • lemon and rosemary marinated chicken with mashed tots for Tony and cauliflower carrot puree for me
  • chili mac (just have my chili with spaghetti squash)
  • steak with apple horseradish relish and green beans (baked tater for Tony)
  • Tony:  meatloaf  Biz: beef lettuce wraps with chimichurri sauce

So what do you think??  For the first two weeks I will also be giving up coffee.  I keep reminding myself that this initial challenge is only 14 days and I have the strength and will power to see it through.  I just have to steer clear of Reuben’s and tots! šŸ˜€

Hannah’s car is still in the shop.  While we love this repair shop, they sometimes can’t get to the repair very fast.  We decided to rent a car for a week.  We ended up getting a 2012 Ford Taurus – holy shit this car has all the bells and whistles!

It’s got built in XM radio, bluetooth capabilities – it even has a rear view mirror camera that pops up when you go in reverse!  While this car typically sells for $35k, we will enjoy our $150 weekly rental. šŸ˜€

Since we were out and about, we decided to go out to eat.  We ended up at Wool Street.  Again, the voice inside my head said “last supper!”  And how could I pass up  $2 Sam Adam’s Light??

And I think that Allison somehow channeled herself to me because when it was time to order my dinner I said “I’ll have a Reuben.  With Tots.”  She’s probably the only other person in the world who loves Reuben’s more than me. šŸ˜€

I ended up eating half the Reuben, half the guts of the second half and then about 15 tots.  It was so good!  But this morning showed a 2.4 pound gain on the scale, leaving me with an overall loss of .8 for the week.  We’ll see what the scale says tomorrow at WW!

Don’t forget you have until Sunday morning to submit your BSI recipe – pumpkin!

And you have until Monday to enter my food scale giveaway.

I’ll leave you with a couple pictures of the sunset as we were heading into the restaurant – can’t have too many pictures of the sky. šŸ˜€

Happy Friday!