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Runnin’ to the Hills… from Life

Hi, again.

It’s been a while-over a month.

To be real, life has been happening. The main thing that kicked my butt was that I got food poisoning. That is a story for another time, and a store chain that I will never shop at again with how they treated me (which I won’t put the name of considering how vicious they are).

I also went on a stay-cation for a week. That was relaxing only for the fact I didn’t have to come to a place of work that is driving me up a wall.

So overall, my life has been fun, so fun that any weight I lost (got down to 282.8) is pretty much back (286ish). I will try and post more, especially receipes.

Though I don’t know if anyone is even looking… such a lovely mood, eh?

Filed under : March 2015,New Start,Uncategorized
By cfan
On March 10, 2015
At 4:02 pm
Comments : 0

Don’t Shoot the Messenger! I Know It’s Not Paleo!

In my previous post, I mentioned a great cornbread receipe. I am posting that now.

I know!

I know!

It’s not Paleo (or Primal), but its southern and country, which is what is close to my heart and I am. It’s the perfect receipe for cornbread, as it is a near identical knock-off of CrackerBarrel Country Kitchen’s receipe. I know if you search for it, most of the ones call for creamer (EWWW!) but I was able to find one and modify it to be an almost match. The best result I had was with bacon fat in it, but the coconut oil was great too, and didn’t leave a finite taste.

I found the main receipe for this on a girl name Tamarra’s (if I remember right) website, unfortunately I cannot find it again. Let me know if you have, and I will put it in the links.

Here is my receipe verison of it:



Makes 12-16 muffins

Dry Ingredients:
1 C. White, plain cornmeal
1 C. yellow, plain cornmeal
1/2 C. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 T. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredients:
1 egg
1 1/2 C. buttermilk (or more to make it a slightly loose consistancy)
3 T. butter, melted
3 T. shortening (or coconut oil/bacon fat)

Brushing Oil:

1/8 C. oil (or coconut oil/bacon fat)


1) Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Put the clean muffin tin in oven while it’s preheating.*

2) Mix all Dry Ingredients in large bowl.

3) Then add Wet Ingredients to bowl. Mixing well (the batter should be a little lumpy).

4) Use the 1/8 C. oil to grease muffin tin (warning: tin is hot!).

5) Pour mixture into the greased tin, each cup about 2/3 full.

6) Bake for about 14-18 minutes (depends on your desired level of doneness)

7) Pull out when toothpick is clean and then let cool in tin.

8) Enjoy!

*This is the trick to the crispy edges

Filed under : February 2015,NOT Paleo,Recipies 2015
By cfan
On February 6, 2015
At 4:31 pm
Comments : 0

Rockin’ With My Quiche Out!

Ok. So for my first recipe post, it’s one of those things that seem so hard to make, yet in reality it is so simple. Can you guess what it is? (Hint: look at the title of the post…LOL!)

You guessed it! QUICHE!

I still remember as a kid I thought quiche was wierd richy-adult food. I mean, really? A egg pie with veggies in it? YUCK!

BUT…now. It’s alright.

I frankensteined the recipe from two I was able to find that looked decent. One, Carrot and Zuchinni Quiche recipe, from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo and one off the back of the bacon package I used (classy, I know).

I admit-I am a recipe deviant! 8) I try to get the ingredients called for in the recipe or something else to substitute if I do not like the recommended ingredients. Each of the quiche I have made with this recipe has been different. Different veggies, different cheese, etc. It’s just what I had at the time, yet keeping the fundementals the same.

(Makes about 4-6 servings…depends on the amount of veggie and the dish used)


The Ingredients:

12 Eggs

1 Pack of cooked bacon

2 Cups of shredded carrots (I always use all or most of a bag of organic baby carrots)

1 At least one other cup of veggies* (see below)

Butter/Cooking Spray (for greasing dish)

Optional/Items to change:

Other Veggies like Spinach, Broccoli and Onions (add/substitute/whatever)… up to three more cups total AT MOST (if you add 2-3 more cups of veggies, you will need the larger casserole dish)

Other Meats (like ham or turkey)

Adding 1-3 cups of cheese (always a must for me, but to each their own)

Items needed:

Oven (Duh)
Large mixing bowl
Either 9×13 Greased dish or Large Greased Casserole dish
Knife and Cutting board
Grater (if shredding veggies)


1- Preheat the over to 400 degrees

2- Make the bacon! (keep the bacon fat if you want to use it in another receipe like Cornbread-not paleo I know, but I am posting an awesome receipe later for it!)

3- In a large bowl with a fork, mix the eggs together

4- Cut/Shred/Dice all the veggies into bite-size peices (cut the broccoli, shred the carrots-always, and dice the onion)

5- Cut up the bacon into small pieces.

6- Combine everything into the large bowl

7- Pour mixture into large casserole dish

8- Bake for 35-45 min, until edges are just turning brown and a tooth pick comes out cleanly

9- Let sit about 10-15 min to finish setting up

10- Serve! Woot!

Here is a picture of one of my Quiche:
This Quiche had spinach, carrots, onion, and cheese

Filed under : February 2015,Paleo or Primal,Recipies 2015,The Basics!,Uncategorized
By cfan
On February 5, 2015
At 5:03 pm
Comments : 0

Starting Out… More Funky then Fresh

It’s been 2 weeks!



For what, you ask?


That I joined a gym! I know, I have decided to do more than “eat healthier” to get fit. So on 1/19, I was searching for a gym and I found one, an expensive one but a nice one (*cough* LifeTime Fitness *cough*). I had two prerequisites: 1) they had classes I could go to and 2) they have a steam room. The reason for the first, is that after an internal search, I realized the thing to make me do something I really don’t want to do is to have to show up for it. School, Work, now Exercise. If I have commited to something (especially paying for it extra like this class), I am showing up. Maybe late (like I have recently, but I’ll be there. Hey! Fate conspires against me! See the overflowing toliet about 30 min before class… my apartment people have!) The class I signed up extra for is “Team Weight Loss” (nothing like making it obvious, right?). I have attended 4 classes (M/W/F), and though I am the youngest by 10 years and the biggest by I don’t wanna know, the ladies (and its an only ladies class right now, save the teacher) have been very welcoming. I have done 4 classes and I actually have sweated!

The second reason, is that I fell in love with steam rooms in Vegas (the Hard Rock Casino’s Spa had one) on my recent vacation and wanted to go to one here in Ohio.

They take stuff seriously in this gym. With the class, I got a heart monitor and a fitness test (hooked up to a breath mask and everything!). It has been interesting and I actually want to go to the gym, whereas before, the gym and exercise had bad memories for me.

I have included my fitness test- not the best but its what I got!

My fit (or rather unfit) results...

Filed under : January 2015,New Start,Stats
By cfan
On January 30, 2015
At 8:23 pm
Comments : 0

Carry On My Wayward…Tracking.





I missed you.


I blame me.


Anyways. Yes, I haven’t written. My Bad. I have though been busy trying to eat healthy and creating things! Like Food.


I have been taking pictures of the food I have made like a proud mother. I will be posting them and their recipes on here in the next few days.

Filed under : July 2014
By cfan
On July 31, 2014
At 5:03 pm
Comments : 0

My Beginning….Now.

So here any my stats to start:
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 5’9”

  1. Gallbladder Removal,
  2. Allergies to Gluten, laurel herb family (rosemary, thyme, bay leaves), soy

CHOSEN “DIET”: Primal (Paleo, but with cheese), with the additions/specifications of:

  1. No seafood/shellfish.
  2. No food I am morally opposed to (Like Veal)
  3. No food I think is just gross (Like Offal or Squid)

I am including a relatively (about 2 months ago but my weight hasn’t changed) current picture that shows my areas and my issues that I need to work on.

Filed under : June 2014,Stats
By cfan
On June 7, 2014
At 11:33 pm
Comments : 0

I’M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAT BEWARE!

This feels so weird. I haven’t been on this since 2011. I have made a Resolution though….not on New Year’s but now to really do this-write down and take accountability for my life. I have been thinking on this for months…when I was disgusted with my self for eating fast food every night..when I was buying my lunch out of a cooler at work…eating the leftover fast food for breakfast…BUT IT STARTS NOW! I am going to do this for me…not my Sister’s wedding in October…not for any man I have yet to meet…not for my judgmental grandma who would hit my hand if I went for seconds…but for me. So when I look into a mirror I see who I really am…not just the results of my flaws.

I know this is going to be hard. I have been dragging my feet for the last couple years saying, “oh, I don’t know how to cook or what to cook,” “I need to research this more,” “oh, I should wait like all the programs say to get my doctor’s permission before I start exercising,” or “I’m too tired. I’ll start tomorrow.” Well, NO MORE!!!

This blog will be my coach, my diary, my adherence, to this goal of being fit, of losing the bad weight, of finally fitting in my skin as I want to. I am buckling down as there is no time to waste, as I have done for the first 25 years of my life. I am turning 26 in six months and I want to have the life of a 20-something person, instead of a antisocial shut-in who only leaves the house because she has to earn money to live. I already have so many regrets about not living that I am done with them. Whether its YOLO or FOMO or whatever I am going to start now.

Filed under : June 2014,New Start
By cfan
At 11:23 pm
Comments : 0

Spring Break Challenge 12/5

I know that I am doing a v-day challenge, but this will further carry me through the beginning of the year.

Week 0: 11/15/12 – 296
Week 1: 11/29/11 – 289.6
Week 2: 12/05/11 – 288.4 (just started new eating plan 4 days ago, and no exercise)
Week 3: 12/12/11 –
Week 4: 12/19/11 –
Week 5: 12/26/11 –
Week 6: 01/02/12 –
Week 7: 01/09/12 –
Week 8: 01/16/12 –
Week 9: 01/23/12 –
Week 10: 1/30/12 –
Week 11: 2/06/12 –
Week 12: 2/13/12 –
Week 13: 2/20/12 –
Week 14: 2/27/12 –
Week 15: 3/05/12 –
Week 16: 3/12/12 –
Week 17: 3/19/12 –
End date: 3/23/12 –

Filed under : December 2011,Spring Break Challenge
By cfan
On December 5, 2011
At 6:56 am
Comments : 2

Valentine’s Day Challenge 12/5

I’ll finally do this one…I think I can lose some weight by valentines day…I am thinking, 20 lbs in 10 weeks is a decent goal. To weigh under 270 lbs by the end–that would be a great belated birthday present.

Week 0: 11/15/12 – 296
Week 1: 11/29/11 – 289.6
Week 2: 12/05/11 – 288.4 (just started new eating plan 4 days ago, and no exercise)
Week 3: 12/12/11 –
Week 4: 12/19/11 –
Week 5: 12/26/11 –
Week 6: 01/02/12 –
Week 7: 01/09/12 –
Week 8: 01/16/12 –
Week 9: 01/23/12 –
Week 10: 1/30/12 –
Week 11: 2/06/12 –
Week 12: 2/13/12 –

Filed under : December 2011,Valentine Challenge
By cfan
At 6:54 am
Comments : 0

Hello world!

Welcome to my new diet blog! This is my first post. Hi, just like the other blogs, I want to introduce myself. I am 22 years old and have been heavy all of my life. I use to set goals of getting thinner by the time I graduated (high school, then college) but it didn’t work out. I got ill at 20, then lost 25 lbs while in France for a summer, however the illness took its toll–I had to have two surgeries which put that weight back on and then some. Now I am flirting with the 300 level-oh, the horror . So, because of that, and even with still being sick, I am trying to lose weight. I am now working up the energy do do something about it, and finally become the healthier, sexier, and skinner, version of me I know is inside of me.

My goal: To lose an Olsen-twin worth of weight. (about 100ish lbs)

See you in the normal clothes section of the store soon!

Filed under : Novermber 2011
By cfan
On November 28, 2011
At 12:50 am
Comments : 2