Veggies and Sleep and Training, Oh My: 9/6/09 Report

My report from September 6, 2009, faithfully submitted for your review…

Hrs of sleep:

1/2 c tomatoes
3/4 c snap peas
1/3 c eggplant
1/2 red pepper
1 carrot
1.2 c green beans
1 cucumber
1 c snap peas

1/2 c raspberries
1/2 apple
1 c strawberries


The skinny
The good parts of the day were great, and the crampy, hormone-poisoning parts of the day were total crap. The good: napping, watching movies, making delicious food. My commitment to 9 hours of sleep each night is becoming more entrenched, and I’m eager for when it’s habit, rather than novelty.

My overall carb intake was a little lower than on workout days, and I had a treat: one luscious square of Dove dark chocolate. Heaven.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Sleep: 8.5 hours

    1 c mushrooms
    1/2 c spinach

    2 c mixed greens
    3/4 c mushrooms
    1/4 c carrots
    1/4 c broccoli

    a boatload of asparagus with dinner

    WOD: 3×5 back squats – 95, 115, 135, 155, 160 (PR!)

    Gonna make some baba ganoush this afternoon. YUM!

  • Melissa says:

    I tried sugar snap peas the other day, inspired by your posts. Pretty tasty! I'm not sure whether I like them better raw or cooked.

  • MelissaG says:

    Hey Mel, that veggie list is looking good, and good for you on the sleep!

    6 hours 🙁



    Rest day

    My day started out pretty dang awesome and ended falling of a cliff. Looking forward to getting back on track tomorrow as today was a tough one as well. I am making good progress actually being in bed for at least 8 hours, sleep just doesn't come easy.

  • Melicious says:

    Jennifer –> Nice PR on the back squat. Woohoo!

    Melissa –> Snap peas are super yummy if you stir-fry them with an equal amount of snow peas… olive oil, crushed garlic, sea salt. YUM. I usually eat them raw 'cause they're easy to grab.

    MelG –> Hang in there, doll. It's a process, right? And I think learning to sleep longer is a habit like the rest of this stuff. I'm struggling, too… lots of lying in bed and thinking "You can relax and sleep. Just sleep… don't think about anything." Some nights it works; some it doesn't. Keep on trying. Hugs!

  • Catherine Hart Rebholz says:

    1/3 zuchini (raw)
    1/4 yellow squash (raw)
    1/5 cucumber
    sauteed spinach
    sauteed mushrooms
    sauteed onions
    raw mushrooms
    artichokes (that's a veggie right?)
    3 radishes (raw)
    1/2 cup green beans
    lots of leafy greens

    I slept from 10:30 to 5:45am with a C+ in quality.
    BUT took a nap from 8:30am-10:00am because I could!

    And it was great.

    Today's not as good eating moment:
    Went out for Thai food for dinner and had LOTS of that peanut dipping sauce and while coconut milk is not bad for you…I know I ate way beyond an appropriate quantity. I tried to order sans peppers but some spice snuck its way in there so I'm afraid I had a nightshade.

  • Littles says:

    I love your blog. I just read your may post on getting down to 130 lbs. I can relate.
    I'm finally 155 after being 165-169 (5'6") for years and years. After losing and gaining the same 4 pounds on whatever random diet I was trying. 9lbs in 3 weeks on strict paleo. Family keeps saying "Liz, you'll never be really thin, you're just not built that way"
    ummmm…. really? My goal is 140 right now.
    That may change. Watch out world. You look incredible:)

  • Melicious says:

    Little! Your comment came at just the right time. Thanks for taking a few moments to post. Congratulations on your paleo success… and thanks for reminding me to keep the faith on my own Mission 17. My weight has been stuck for a few months. Physically, I'm feeling really good, and my body definitely looks different, but I'm waiting for that weight loss magic to kick in again 🙂

    Thank you so much for your compliments — and keep on celebrating how great you're doing!