Paleo date:12813 – D22 – Scared of Donuts

Paleo Trek: The Next Generation

Real Food: The Final Frontier

These are the musings of the CrossFitter M^2 and her 30 Day Paleo Challenge: to explore strange new recipes that do not include wheat, legumes, dairy, sugars and/or processed foods. To seek out new opportunities to learn about her body, eat clean/train dirty, understand a food processor, and boldly go where she has never gone before: her very own kitchen.

CrossFitter’s log, Paleo date:021213 – D22

Today, I smelled, nay; INHALED the sugar associated with decadent, evil, glazed and jelly filled donuts.  Once again, the supervisor, b/c he loves us, brought in treats.  DunkinDonutslogoAnd it was 2 dozen varied donuts…and lord knows that I wanted one. Literally my nose, was on the box, as I breathed deeply…from my diaphragm…multiple times.

Homer Donuts

It smelled soooooooooo good.  I could practically taste the sugar through my lymph nodes.  I could have had one…I mean seriously, who could blame me?  I’ve been doing Paleo pretty well…I deserve a treat don’t I?  It’s just a flipping doe-nut!

Except…for one little, teeny, tiny problem: I’ve been eating clean for so long, no bread, no dairy, no cheese, hardly any sugar beyond the natural stuff, that I am actually scared of eating a donut. I’m scared of the bubble guts that are sure to start up…the cramps that will strike within 2 minutes of inhaling the wheat/sugar combination…the sweat that will surely appear on my upper lip when….er, I’ll leave that last part off.  You get the point; don’t you?

I think one of the biggest benefit of this 30 Day Paleo Challenge, is that I actually don’t want to eat the bad stuff.  I don’t want to deal with the pain or the bloats or the icky feeling that always strikes at some point within eating the *good* stuff.

Another benefit?  I HAVE NEVER COOKED OR BAKED SO MUCH IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!  I, me the chick that would freeze her mom’s home cooking piece by piece so I could stretch it until her next visit, brought a food processor!  A FOOD PROCESSOR!

Say hellurrr to my little friend: BUFFY!

Food Processor

7-cups & powerful blades. Perfect for the single, apartment living cavewoman!

She slices, dices, shreds and purees and damn she’s beautiful.  She is cutting my prep time almost completely in half.  I’m experimenting with more and more recipes.  I have “Go-To” websites that have absolutely delicious, hearty and varied recipes with hilarious, sarcastic chefs.  Really, could you ask for anything more?

These people started out just like you and me…wanting to eat well, reduce waste and WOD like BillyBadAsses.  They are here to help; you just have to take the kale leaf that’s being offered; and pass on the the french fries that are going to cause “burgles”.

My faves so far:

22 days down, and 8 to go for this challenge.  But this right here is so my new lifestyle.  I’ve invested myself in to it.  I’m losing inches that loved me for years, and it’s only been 22 days.  Let me say that again: 22 days = lost inches.  Ya’ll betta get right and get on it.

M^2

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9 thoughts on “Paleo date:12813 – D22 – Scared of Donuts

  1. Congrats on avoiding temptation!! I just got a food process too! I haven’t used it yet, but I just found a recipe for homemade nut butter, so that will probably what I will make to break mine in.

    • Thanks! However, I got issues with the fact that I did have a biscuit this past Sunday, with Jelly, and it was flipping tasteless!!! On top of that it gave me instant “food baby” which just ticked me off! I was bloaty and felt like I ruined my challenge, for a daggone biscuit!!! It was not flipping worth it! #disgruntled

      My food processor is sooo my best friend. Like seriously, my prep time just goes down significantly. Granted, i’m washing it every five minutes and i’m VERY careful around the blade (nicked my knuckle yesterday), it was a truly awesome investment. Especially when making my SP Hash Browns, or when I made my banana bread. LOVE IT!!!

      *M^2* http://www.blackchickswod.com Follow me *@blackchickswod*

      • Don’t feel bad about the biscuit. I know that simple carbs and sugars make me feel and look like booboo, and yet sometimes they still find their way into my mouth. Maybe manufacturers put some sort of voodoo curse on them.

      • Mad @the “honey booboo” comment lol; but oh so accurate. I’m probably going to #hell for saying this, but that’s exactly how I felt! (And every time i see that child in a commercial, I can’t help but see that she’s just getting bigger and bigger at a very young age…early enough to bring on Type 1 Diabetes) *smh* But I found a coconut flour biscuit recipe that I think i’m going to try…my goal is to not overdo the baking recipes (which can murder all my hard work)…too much of a good thing is still too much.

        *M^2* http://www.blackchickswod.com Follow me *@blackchickswod*

  2. Love your post and trust me, I know your plight with the evil sugar demon- but the mind is like a muscle, the more will power you exercise the stronger you become. And amazing effort to get published too!! Keep kickin’ those goals and will be stalking closely hehe. Cheers, Skyxx

  3. Hahahaha! The power of sugar, flour, and deep-frying are grossly undermined! Stay strong lady. PS: Since you are cooking up a storm..can I move in? 🙂

    • Ok so let’s be real..my cooking skills are subpar when compared to most, but I have to admit: I’m having fun! These recipes are awesome and I actually chose the food processor over some new clothes (I’m still in shock about that!) The interesting thing is that some of this stuff is somewhat expensive; especially in light of the fact that i’m brand new to it, but i’m learning to share. Actually split a 4-pack of coconut flour with one of my good friends down here (amazon); came to like $5.54 per 16-ounce package. That deal was insane! Had to go for it. You almost sorta definitely need a partner in crime (to be the taste tester and split the costs)…but i’m sucking it up. I’m finding great resources for this stuff!

      *M^2* http://www.blackchickswod.com Follow me *@blackchickswod*

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