It’s not happening

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Sweet Cheeks – sweet “sugarless” nutsIt’s really not happening. I’m not sick. I had just at little tickle in my nose the other day, then a little something in my throat, but I’ve loaded up on vitamin C, been hydrating and getting rest. This morning when I woke up I felt pretty darn good, but I don’t want to push it. I have some work to do on Sunday. The Spartan race IS this Sunday, and I’m just a little nervous. I was recruited by a group at the gym, and I said YES :). So, now I’m in it. I must find myself a bright o… Read more

Game Changer

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Sweet Cheeks – Today is day TWENTY of the Sweet Cheeks 2013 No Sugar Challenge.  Congrats to everyone still in the sugar free game!  As this month continues I find it easier and easier to say no to sugar.  It could have something to do with the ridiculous results that I keep experiencing from living sugar free.  My most recent jaw dropper was this past week at CrossFit.  Anyone that has worked out with me knows that I’m strong as hell and can kip my buns off, but anything cardio kicks my tushy. &n… Read more

running LA marathon

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Sweet Cheeks – italian meatballsI’m not sure all of you know what’s been going on in my life, but it has involved a bit more running than usual. That’s because I registered for the LA marathon and I need to get some miles under my belt. Let me explain, my training plan is not the most regimented, and might be frowned upon by some, but I’m just testing it out. I’m CrossFitting 3x per week, maybe 4 and running 2-3 times per week, getting in at least one long(er) run. So- come March 17th, we will see. My goal is to stay heal… Read more

Sugar Free Scam!

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Sweet Cheeks – I know you’re probably thinking “A scam?!  Is Lefty a phony!?? Has she been gorging on sugar this whole time and writing her posts while shoving cookies in her mouth?!!”  No, no, no my Cheekers, I am legit.  I’m sugar free, and as clean and happy as can be!  BUT there is something fishy going on that I took note of yesterday.  Every once and a while, whether it be from emotions or hormones or whatever may be, a Cheek just needs to gorge on some food!  Since sugar is not passing… Read more

I messed up

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Sweet Cheeks – crock-pot chicken tortilla(ish) soupI love to multitask, so much that it gets me in trouble. I was thinking I would start my soup on the stove, cook up my chicken, then move onto the next step. Trouble was I forgot. I didn’t forget and burn the chicken. I forgot about the chicken cooling and failed to put it into the fridge. So- my chicken sat out all night on the stove.  For a moment, I thought, I’ll just save it and put it in the fridge. So, I did. Then after I got to thinking about it I realized, th… Read more

When A Sweet Cheek Feels Rotten, This Is What She Does!

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Sweet Cheeks – GIVE UP SUGAR!!!!!!!!!!  We are in full swing of the 2013 Sweet Cheeks No Sugar Challenge!  Today is day 6 and I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling fantastic.  It has been way too long since I’ve been without sugar.  I’d forgotten how energized, productive, fresh, glowing, bouncy, brilliant, sexy, unstoppable, happy and all other things great and amazing it makes you feel!  Seriously, sugar effs you up.  Eff sugar.    Pumpkin Pesto Spaghetti Squash2 cups unsal… Read more

Soup season is starting

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Sweet Cheeks – Last week when I was away at my sisters I made two soups. One of them was a sweet potato and apple soup, that was a mix of leftover roasted vegetables we had on Christmas Day. It was creamy, savory and sweet. Soup number two was a chicken tortilla (ish) soup.  Both were good and reminded me of how much I love soups. So, my next few posts will be on soup.  And I bought and prepped enough mirepoix for it too.I have been eating soup about 2-3x a week lately. It’s been mostly Ramen and or pho (not mad… Read more

Are… You… Ready???!! 2013 NO SUGAR CHALLENGE!!!

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Sweet Cheeks – It’s time to kick the habit.  Hot chocolate with breakfast, leftover Christmas cookies for lunch, a little bit of ice cream after dinner … you all know you’re doing it!  The holidays are notorious for turning everyone’s taste buds into sugar craving addicts.  No more messing around Cheekers, we’re going cold turkey!  Not for 1 week, not 2, and not even 3 weeks … here at HQ we’re going for a full on 4 week no sugar challenge!  31 days to be exact, starting January 1st and ending … Read more

Traveling

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Sweet Cheeks – paleo not-chosI’m up in Oregon at my sister’s house. That’s why this post is a day late. And……. the Internet was down and I got sick. Tis the season for celebration, family, fun and sickness. I was a little sick a few weeks back, but healed up before it was time to travel up to Oregon and visit my family.  A few days before I was to leave my sister called and told me that the family was sick. Pink eye and sinus infections. Merry early Christmas to them!  Now dad has bronchitis. I was feel… Read more

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas Cheekers!!!

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Sweet Cheeks – Wishing everyone a happy and love filled Christmas Day!  Enjoy your eggnog, gingerbread houses, candy canes, Christmas cookies and glazed ham.  We sure will be!!  No worries, we’ll get right back to Paleo Sweet Cheeking eating with you later this week!Chili-Lime Roasted Butternut Salad1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, halved,seeded, and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 teaspoon chili powderSalt and pepper3 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 lim… Read more