Week 33 Scorecard. And other stuff.

I'm back! We had a great time at the beach and would have loved to stay longer.

The seagull misses us.
We had amazing food while there -- every family was in charge of one dinner, picking the menu and cooking it. We had a shrimp boil - potatoes, corn, sausage, and shrimp boiled together. Seriously yum. [Only half Paleo - didn't care.] Next night we had "Juicy Lucy" burgers. Apparently Tony watches Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and got inspired. It's a bit of hamburger meat wrapped around a chunk of cheese (Velveeta, no less), then that's stuffed inside a 1/3 pound or so of hamburger and formed into a patty. When you bite into it, cheese runs out. Yes, I'm serious. In consideration of a few of us, he DID make some plain ones. We managed to snag the leftovers to bring home. On our night, we made chicken and beef fajitas with all the fixings -- rice, refried beans, guacamole, pico, onions and peppers. I had riced some cauliflower before we left because that's what I use at home in place of real rice, and brought it along. I didn't know that we would be cooking the last night, or I might have had a different strategy.

Have you ever put cauliflower in the food processor? It. Stinks. A lot. When you then put that riced cauliflower in a container, transport it 7 hours in an ice chest, then stick it in the fridge for two days, a chemical process apparently occurs that turns this completely edible vegetable into the most foul stink from hell. The lid got bumped in the fridge, then the door was opened, and immediately everyone wondered who'd just gotten sick/passed gas/killed a skunk. It was crazy! Even after cooking it with all the seasonings, there was this smell...but to my friends' credit, those who wanted to try it still did, and it really does taste good. But I will never take it on a trip again. That stuff has to be cooked immediately so you only deal with the smell once!

On a scorecard related note, I was pleased that there was less than a pound gain even though I had some Cheetos, sangria, tequila, and sat my butt in the sand most of the time! I did, however, meet one goal of running on the beach. It was very short intervals -- I couldn't stress my knee and risk being in pain the rest of the trip. But I did about 10 intervals with runs and fast walks on Saturday morning, and it was lovely. That, plus all the jumping in the waves, made me slightly sore and probably kept the damage of the food and drink to a minimum. But mostly, I did this.
Happy Feet, the original
I took almost no pictures. None of the food or drink (for everyone's protection), very few of people, none of the house...I'm a complete failure as a blogger in that sense. But in my defense, there was sand everywhere...and I was lazy about getting it out of my bag worried about sand getting in my phone or camera. That's my story. I'll try to do better.

For those of you who visit to because this is about weight loss, please be sure to come back! Next week I will be starting a significant program called Whole30 to reset my system after a summer of decent, but not great, progress. If you want a head start, go to whole9life dot com. Otherwise, I'll see you all back here in a few days. I've got some meal planning and grocery shopping to do. And I will take pictures!

Have a great week!


  1. Sounds like you had a great trip! I think we may all have slipped a bit in the summer lol... Can't wait to back on a regular schedule :)

    1. It's so true! And now I'm starting the Whole30, so it's like 0 to 60 in no time! Maybe that's best...and yeah, kid back in school definitely helps my schedule!


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