You Know What’s Better Than a Gap Size 6?

So back in April I wrote a post called Gap Size 6!!!  I was so excited to get into that number.  And then I strayed…strayed from eating paleo…strayed from eating well in general…and I strayed from my beloved size 6’s.

It’s been several months since then and in the last 6 weeks I’ve been doing a new program.  I’ve lost more in a month of this new program than I did in 4 or 5 months of eating 4 Hour Body/Paleo/Primal altogether.

And you know what’s better than a Gap Size 6??  An INC Size 4!!  That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I comfortably fit into the Macy’s brand INC size 4 jeans.

You know what’s better than an INC Size 4?? Paying $14 for said Size 4 jeans.  You read that right – FOURTEEN DOLLARS.

I have been wearing some pretty baggy jeans in the last few weeks and mozied through Macy’s just to look.  I saw some jeans that were on sale from $80 down to $35.  I thought…well it won’t hurt to try them on.  I tried on a pair of 8’s and a pair of 6’s.  The 6’s were good, but I know I’m losing weight consistently so I thought to myself, why bother right now.  Yeah, it’s a great deal.  But maybe in a couple weeks the 6’s won’t fit anymore.  I told my boyfriend this when I got home and he was like – of course it’s worth $35 for you to have clothes that fit!  Go back there and get them!  Gotta love my boyfriend.  😉

So back to Macy’s I went a few days later.  And what do I see??  Those same jeans are now $20!!  Well.  I grabbed several pair, long, cropped, light wash, dark wash…just to try on.  I pulled on the first pair and they were a little snug, but I thought they fit pretty well.  Not bad for a 6!  Took them off…they were a size 4!!!  Holy guacamole.  So I snatched up a pair of less snug 6’s, and a couple pairs of 4’s.  Took them up to the register and paid with my Macy’s card and one of those 20% coupons they always have and all 3 of those originally $80 jeans rang up at $14 EACH!!!!!!!!!  Gotta love Macy’s.

This all happened about 2 weeks ago.  The 6’s are now baggy and the 4’s fit perfectly.  🙂

Cauliflower Pizza

So yesterday I made shrimp fried “rice”.  In the process of making the “rice” – I didn’t know how much cauliflower would be needed to make a sufficient amount.  So I bought 2 heads and starting grating on my little cheese grater.  Didn’t work.  Then I got out a potato ricer (yeah, I have a potato ricer…bought just for this occasion).  Still didn’t work.  So I threw it in my good ol’ trusty vitamix and SUCCESS!  It was a messy success, but a success nonetheless.

So in case you were wondering, 2 heads of cauliflower all vitamixed up makes about 8 one cup servings of shredded cauliflower.  That’s a lot of cauliflower.  I froze most of it but reserved one cup to make today’s dish PIZZA!

Whoops!  I ate most of it before I took the picture.  This is just one slice out of 4.  It was about the size of a personal-size frozen pizza.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cauliflower (raw)
  • 1/4 cup eggbeaters (I’m sure you could substitute and use eggs, but I had eggbeaters)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese  – divided into two 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup marinara
  • any pizza toppings you like – today I tried turkey pepperoni
  • a dash of italian seasoning
Directions
  1. preheat oven to 425*
  2. mix the shredded cauliflower, eggbeaters, and 1/2 cup shredded cheese in a bowl until combined thoroughly.
  3. put mixture on a pan with parchment paper that has been sprayed lightly with pam.
  4. spread out mixture with spoon to be the size of a mini/personal-size pizza
  5. cook for 30 min.
  6. take out and *carefully* flip over with large spatula…you don’t want it to break.
  7. cook for another 10 min.
  8. take out and put the marinara, remaining cheese, a dash of italian seasoning, and any toppings you want.
  9. cook for another 5 min.
  10. Enjoy!  It is very crust-like without any of the carbs!

I Bet You Would Never Guess This WASN’T Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried “Rice”

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded cauliflower (I used my vitamix to shred)
  • 3 pieces of broccoli – chopped up, no stalk
  • 1 sliced green onion
  • 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce (I realize soy sauce isn’t “paleo”…but I’m using it anyway)
Directions
  1. heat up your pan and scramble your egg, then set aside
  2. put 1 tsp of sesame oil in pan and stir-fry up the shrimpies, then set aside
  3. put the shredded cauliflower, broccoli, and green onion in the pan with another tsp of sesame oil.  you’ll want to continually stir this so it doesn’t burn. I cooked it for about 3-4 minutes on medium.
  4. put the egg and the shrimpies back in the pan and add 2 tsp of soy sauce.
  5. continue to cook for a few more minutes and voila!  I added a final tsp of soy sauce on top of it all.  you may find you prefer to use a little more oil or soy sauce than I did.  you could also add garlic or red pepper or whatever else sounds good!
I would like to point out that I am NOT a fan of cauliflower, however this dish was quite tasty.  I think the soy sauce covered up that yucky bitter cauliflower taste.  In my book, it looked like rice, it tasted like fried rice, if I hadn’t made it myself…I would never guess this wasn’t fried rice.
Enjoy!