Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Short & Sweet

Good evening Beautiful,

Originally I didn’t plan on writing tonight, but I decided to write something short but sweet, literally.
Today I had my regular coffee at my regular time (11am), but today I decided to add a packet of Splenda to my coffee which I usually take with just cream. The size of the coffee is big enough that I figured it’d only add a little bit of sweetness but it made it so sweet, I couldn’t even drink the whole thing. So that was fine, whatever… but then the kicker came about an hour later when I started feeling seriously uncomfortable in my stomach. It was grumbling, and gassy and well, I’ll leave it at that and bare you the details.
I was telling Jenny what I had ate and it was completely paleo and clean so there was no reason for my stomach to be so upset, but I remember that silly little packet of chemicals that I consumed an hour or so earlier….. There has been a ton of controversy about sweeteners lately and I don’t remember the last time I consumed Splenda. The last time I had a sweetener was when I used organic Krisda Stevia to bake my gluten free cupcakes, but it didn’t mess with my stomach like Splenda did. It was awful and lasted all afternoon – basically I learned the hard way that I’m no longer treating myself to sweet coffee anymore. BOO.
Today I was so damn sore from the workout Jenny and I did yesterday… I couldn’t even sit at 90degrees with my legs out straight without my hamstrings really pulling. We did 30 minutes on the stepper and then decided to take about 15 minutes to stretch, most of it on my legs. A short but sweet workout for today. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able/will want to exercise tomorrow… I’m meeting a lady I’ve known for years but haven’t seen in years for lunch tomorrow and it may (or may not be) my birthday so I might just come home after work and do nothing! At least that’s what I have planned for now!
Tonight for dinner I attempted to use the baby bok choy that I was telling you about yesterday and this is what I found/came up with:
Beef & Baby Bok Choy
1 package of baby bok choy
2 packages of cut up bits of extra lean beef
1.5 cups of organic chicken stock
Garlic, Minced to taste
1. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan.
2. Saute the garlic until it looks almost brown and then add the beef.
3. Don’t cook it completely, add the bok choy once the beef is about half done.
4. Add the chicken stock.
5. Let the chicken stock boil until the beef and the bok choy is cooked
6. You can add S&P to taste, or any other seasoning you’d prefer.

SUPER EASY. We ate it over rice tonight (late dinner, I was too lazy to make a clean carb for din.. whoops) and it was perfect on rice. Next time I’d try to make cauliflower rice to make the meal completely paleo.
Have you tried a new recipe this week yet? What was it?
Happy Halloween tomorrow if I don’t get a chance to post! If you want some tips about steering clear of sugar this Halloween, check out the blog I wrote for my company that was posted today. Click here to be taken to it directly, and share it if you like it. After all, sharing is caring!
Stay sweet.


  1. i love me some sweetened coffee, but i stick to stevia in the raw. ive never had a trouble with it! im hoping your tummy feels better now! have a great day, love! spa <3

    1. It does feel better now! Thanks Jenna!

  2. That looks like a pretty delicious recipe! I think I might try that this weekend :)

    Happy birthday! Hope you get spoiled today!


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