Week 26 Scorecard...and other stuff

It wasn't the trainwreck I expected! Of course, I'm going on three weeks trying to lose ONE pound, but it's summer! I want to laze by the pool, drinking (non-Paleo) fruity drinks! It's hotter than the surface of the sun, and I hate getting up early enough to run before work. All in all, a tiny .2 pound loss is a win. Now I'm an even 171 pounds.

Of COURSE I want to lose 8 pounds a week. But for the first time in ever, I'm not stressing about what I'm eating. I know what's Paleo, and that's what I eat (with a tiny bite of cheese occasionally). I'm just going with it.


This "cook up" idea is the greatest thing ever. I know it's not original - bloggers everywhere talk about spending one day a week cooking and freezing, etc. I just have never done it consistently. But Saturday, R-Dub got his new grill -- the "egg" thing that is apparently the bomb. Based on the chicken we cooked, it's not an exaggeration -- that was some of the best chicken I've ever tasted.

This was just my cook up chicken -- a bunch of thighs, a couple of breasts - to have in the fridge this week. We (including Bug, which is a miracle - she doesn't eat grilled chicken) picked at three of the thighs as soon as they came off the grill. Just seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika -- nothing fancy, and seriously tasty.

Here's one of the reasons I love having cooked chicken in the fridge:

This is Paleo chicken salad: celery, apple, grapes, craisins, walnuts, cooked chicken, and Paleo mayo. It takes about 10 minutes to make with the chicken already cooked, and I'm addicted. I may or may not have eaten it for breakfast today. I will likely have it for lunch. I could have made a lovely photo by putting it on a bed of lettuce on a plate, but who am I kidding - I'm eating it right out of this bowl later. It's really the reason I tried making my own mayonnaise, and now I love that part, too.

What kinds of food do you cook in advance? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I'm so jealous of you at 171lbs! That's terrific! :)

    I like having cooked chicken on-hand. That's really the only thing I cook in advance, and that's only rarely. Definitely putting that chicken salad on my recipe list though!

    1. I did a pound of ground beef a couple of weeks ago and it came in VERY handy on those busy lunch days. I'd just heat it up, throw it on some lettuce, add some guac or salsa, and munch.

  2. I forget how much I miss having you in my day-to-day until I read your blog and then I remember how cool you are. Way to go. Proud for your success!


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