So, I have to tell you something.St. Patrick’s Day is my jam. It is also my preserves, my jelly, and all things I love. My bio dad was actually born in Ireland so it’s the day my family celebrates my ancestors surviving the potato famine and not dying so we (the family) could be here today. We don’t wear green, we don’t have a shamrock anywhere in the house.
But I boil a huge 7 gallon pot of water and make corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. I buy Kerrygold butter and we buy and consume an insane amount of Vienna Beef brand corned beef.
It’s a thing.
I fully planned on blowing my diet all over the back wall like the victim in a CSI episode, but found that I was unable to eat even half what I did last year before getting SICK full.
It was surprising, sad, and kind of totally awesome.
I’ve been doing good following my “lifestyle of eating” choices and – this is my unscientific guess – my stomach is just smaller from eating less.
That being said, I got these free Weight Watchers meeting coupons from my insurance company. I’m not sure if I want to subscribe to that madness (it seems a little culty to me and they always give me more points than I could possibly eat and I don’t know if it supports Paleo) but I’m a sucker for free stuff, so may give it a whirl.
Last but not least for Mamavation Monday is a question about blenders. I have an immersion blender and am wondering if I can just use THAT to make whole juice smoothies. Do I really need a huge Ninja or Blendtec or Vitamix to get where I want to be in smooothieland? I’m not going to be a super-regular smoothie drinker but I’m thinking about doing a fast but don’t want to deprive my body of nutrients so I’m thinking a whole jujce fast.
What’s your opinion?