My Journey

This Is Whole30: Week Two

Today is day fifteen; the official halfway point! Is it only downhill from here? I would like to say so however, it was only last night that I was contemplating throwing in the towel just so I could have a scoop of ice cream.

In my defense, it has been an emotional week and in the past I would numb myself with all the junk food I could get my hands on. Surprisingly, I didn’t give in. Part of this was because I write down how each day goes, and what I ate in the Whole30 Day by Day journal. I also have to send screen shots of my day to my nutritional therapist and I know that if I made a conscious “slip up” she would not be pleased (I am not intimated by many but I don’t really want to piss her off!)

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NorCal Eats

NorCal Eats: Burger Me!

I can only assume you have all heard about a little show called Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network. If you haven’t, the show follows celebrity chef Guy Fieri around the U.S. as he visits local favorites. It has been years since I have seen the episode that included Burger Me! in Truckee, CA, but I always kept it in the back of my mind as a place I wanted to try during a visit to the mountains. During a most recent trip, I finally made it happen…here is what we ordered:

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It was such a hard decision to pick two burgers for my husband and I to split. I pretty much wanted to try everything from the Gyro Burger (lamb patty, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, mixed greens, tomato, and onion), to the Train Wreck (hamburger patty, onion ring, chili, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg), and why not throw in a BBQ Bison Burger (bison patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and BBQ sauce) while we’re at it. However I knew my eyes were being bigger than my stomach, so, we narrowed it down to the Elk Burger, and the Veggie Burger.

Elk Burger

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Adventures, Odds & Ends

My Travel Bucket List: Within the U.S.

Awhile back I posted a poll in my Instagram stories, asking everyone what my next blog post should be. The options were: my travel bucket list or a letter to my teenage self. It was a very close poll and actually, the letter to my teenage self won (by one vote) Although I think one day I should write that post, and I should write it from the heart (nothing cliche or superficial), I am not emotionally ready at this time to do so.

My Travel Bucket List it is!

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NorCal Eats

NorCal Eats: True Food Kitchen (TBT)

As some of you may have seen on social media, I had oral surgery earlier this week which has kept me laying low (and not worrying too much about blog content) However, I figured this would be a perfect time to post [another] Throwback Thursday post to hold you over.

This was my review of True Food Kitchen in Walnut Creek, CA, last summer. Unfortunately we moved a little further away recently and can’t visit as much as I would like to. Honestly, to this day, I still crave their breakfast burrito (as described below)

Enjoy!


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I want to start by saying I had my reservations about True Food Kitchen. When I first heard this new eatery was being added to the updated, posh-like, Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA, I assumed it was one of those “fad” places. Somewhere I didn’t feel like I needed to bother trying. Although the upscale attitude of it’s surroundings were a fair observation, we were in the vicinity, hungry, and figured we would give it a go.

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Odds & Ends

Why I Stopped Labeling My Diet

It has taken me almost two weeks to compose this blog post. As I sat here staring at the screen, I kept writing, and re-writing sentences in hopes to present the final product all wrapped up in a bow. But then I caught myself. I was writing what I thought people wanted to hear. I was carefully wording things so that I wouldn’t be judged for my difference of opinion. See, this subject (diet/labeling your diet) is quite a sensitive one. Mainly because I know I may lose followers, and maybe even some friends, by being honest about what I am choosing to eat, or not eat. Sounds silly, right? Trust me, I know! To better explain, I feel a little back story is in order…

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