Fun Things To Read On A Friday


Well, if we are lucky, by the time you read this Garrett and I will be down in San Luis Obispo. Buster is hanging out with Grandma (Dog massages! Walks multiple times per day! Unlimited brushing! AND TREATS!) so you know he is a happy camper, and we are too — I definitely foresee some relaxing and celebrating our future. Hopefully there is some of that in your weekend too?

How about we roll right into this weekend with some links? So many to share this week:

*I was in Whole Foods last weekend buying a few things and the checker said to me “Oh you must be Paleo.” That’s the first time that’s ever happened and I sort of panicked. I have a lot of anxiety around being vocal about my love for Paleo and not having The Ideal Lean Body. I think this touches on some of the reasons why, but I’m working on it. The last paragraph reminded me of my friend Amy’s recent post about worthiness. Also: about Stacy’s recent post about fat phobia in the Paleo-sphere.

*I bought an ice cream maker last weekend and it will either be the best or worst decision I’ve made this summer. 🙂 Not gonna lie, this is first on my list to tackle. Also: this is a close second.

*How Happiness Changes With Age –I sure shouted AMEN! reading through this article. Loved the breakdown of promotion vs. prevention motivation. I’ve never quite heard it broken down like that. Makes sense!

*I’m saving this list for when I’m in a rut.

*In case you were wondering, this is what I consider Food Porn. I really want to do this when we get back from vacation!

*Since I won’t be doing much prep cooking this weekend, I think next week should involve A LOT of crockpot recipes. I want to try this.

* I was once told by someone I cared about that it worried them that I was the type of person who would never be happy. I think they meant it as a criticism. I took it as a compliment. I’m annoying like that. 🙂

*Productivity Maximization? I need to read this with a highlighter.

*I love the concept of Energy Density with respect to food. I obviously don’t agree with the nutrition breakdown they use here, but the concept itself was sort of fascinating. I may bust out my scale!

*I recognized a lot of myself in this post about Running Mistakes I’ve Made.

*Did you guys catch Sarah Wilson’s 10 Beefy Reads for Vegans and Meat Lovers. OHMAHGAWD, juicy. And full of links.

*I enjoyed listening to Jonathan Bailor from The Smarter Science of Slim on The Balanced Bites Podcast recently. Some of his Simple Tips were interesting, and you can find a 28 Page PDF of his 7 Days of SANEity Quick Start Guide right here.

*Can we talk about something that is striking me as the best idea EVER, lately? HAMBURGER SALAD:
Nourished Kitchen has one
Pioneer Woman has one
My girl Mel has one
I mean, why didn’t this occur to me sooner?

*Speaking of Paleo pals…did you see that the dynamic duo at Nom Nom Paleo wrote a cookbook? Oh you guys, I would buy anything they sell. No joke. They are good eggs!


What’s on your reading list lately?

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3 Responses to Fun Things To Read On A Friday

  1. Amelia says:

    I can so relate to the fear of being vocal about Paleo and not “looking the part”. I felt justified when I was actively losing weight, but since I’ve stalled, I just feel weird about it. Yay! I’ve found a way to be slightly less fat! (Trying to let go of caring too much about my weight, too…) I know this is all in my head and that it’s my own choices holding me back, for the most part. When I start thinking like that, I just have to remind myself to focus on myself and not worry about how others may think about me, my “diet”, etc. I’ve also completely let go of trying to tell people about Paleo or get anybody on board. I need to get myself dialed! Eyes on your own plate and all that.

    I have an unhealthy obsession with Jonathan Bailor 🙂 He’s just so… earnest. In a cute way. I still eat a low carb/high fat version of Paleo (well, since my dalliance with the Perfect Health Diet exploded in my face – carbs are NOT my friend), but I’ve been following his exercise recommendations. Since they’re super easy and super short on time commitment, it’s a good fit for me. It seems like I’m not doing much, but I do get incredibly sore and have made gains in strength. I also feel much more toned, so it’s doing SOMETHING.

    I’m curious to see if you go for another Whole 30. I’m going to a Whole 9 seminar later this month so I might feel inspired to get back on that bandwagon after that. I’ll make sure to put my ice cream maker through its paces before then 🙂 I hope you enjoy yours! Definitely check out the frozen custard recipes on Paleo Parents. So good! I also just made an amazing butter pecan one that I saw on The Wellness Mama the other day. Delish!

  2. Remember last Friday when I said I was glad the hot weather had arrived in Sacramento? BLAMMO!!! Hello 106 degrees. Someday I’ll learn to keep my mouth shut.

    I have avoided buying an ice cream maker (despite my son’s pleas) because I know things would get out of hand and we woudl be eating ice cream ALL THE TIME. But if I had one, this is the recipe book I would use: Not Paleo, but might provide some paleo inspiration. All I know is Jeni’s ice cream rocks!

  3. Wendy says:

    Thanks so much for posting the link to the Sane quick start guide. I listened to the podcast too then I looked all over his site for this and submitted the email request but didn’t receive anything.