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xoxo, Kerri O.

#PaleoChat is BACK!

#PaleoChat is back on twitter this Wednesday at 9 PM Eastern (8 central, 7 Mountain, 6 Pacific).

We'll be chatting about fitting Paleo into your life.
I hope you'll join us.


Now that I'm feeling better I'm trying to get back in the swing of things with my blog, you tube, and all that fun stuff.

I would love questions to add to an ask me anything video! 
Do you have a  you tube channel? 

My Paleo Pregnancy - Week 13

Week 13!!! Helloooo second trimester. And boy howdy I can see a difference.

It's like night and day better. I was only mildly nauseous once or twice this week and my energy levels are returning. I wouldn't say they're back to normal, but I don't know if they ever truly are during pregnancy.

With my returned energy I've been looking around my house and realizing that my husband, bless him for trying, is not the greatest housekeeper. So, I've been doing laundry with a vengeance and otherwise trying to make this place look presentable before Christmas. This may be the first time in the history of ever that I'm actually enjoying housework...OK, it's more that I'm thankful I have the energy.

All of my clothes are too small now. I'm in maternity clothes full time. I am SO THANKFUL for my friend Amy. She sent me a huge box of the most amazing maternity clothes I've ever seen! Gap, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod... It sounds silly, but they mak…

Blogging Day of Silence

What Do You Eat When You're Paleo and Pregnant?

That question has come up a lot lately. People wanting to know what I eat in general or whether my eating is different than my normal pre-pregnancy paleo diet. I would have thought my answer would be that I eat basically the same, but for the first trimester there have been differences.

The main difference is that before I was pregnant I ate three meals a day and one or two snacks, but now I find I can't stand a full meal. I'm eating more mini meals throughout the day and I also tend to stick to the same foods more.  

A typical day looks like this:

Breakfast - 5 or 6 AM
A cup of Warrior Cereal with almond milk.
Breakfast has been toughest for me this first trimester. My breakfasts started out looking like this: But weeks 6 through 10 I was very nauseous/sick and having major aversions to meat and eggs. I tried smoothies and even some gluten free cereal (which didn't help and I wouldn't have added that back into my diet in hind sight). Then I found Warrior Cereal. I was ecsta…

My Paleo Pregnancy Week 11 - I'm Scared

Source: Uploaded by user via Kerri on Pinterest
This is a hard post for me to write. I think I worry about getting my heart across without being perceived in a certain way...

If you've followed my blog for long you know that I've lost a large amount of weight. It took many years of hard work, ups and downs, and searching for what worked for me. 

This last spring and summer I made huge progress. I was in the best shape of my life mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I felt like I had finally found me for the first time ever.

I love that I'm pregnant. I love that we'll have another little one in our family, but...

I feel like I'm losing me. At the same time I feel selfish for feeling that way.

It's really really hard to watch the scale go back up.

I realize that sounds terrible. "You're pregnant, the scale should go back up!"

Well, yes it should. But it's going up too quickly and I feel myself falling into old patterns. It's scary.


FitViews 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season for holiday shopping! Whether you're shopping for a runner, a gym rat, or a triathlete... Someone new to fitness and healthy living or a seasoned pro... This guide has ideas for everyone on your fit list.

Up to $30
The GYMBOSS is a small, easy to use, repeating interval timer. This multi-use timer is very versatile and awesome for virtually any type of exercise program: running, weights, HIIT, you name it the GYMBOSS is great for it! It comes in lots of fun colors too.

Fitbook is by far my favorite fitness and nutrition journal. It's a great way to set goals and track your progress. There's a fitbook for everyone on your list too. Regular fitbook, fitbook black, fitbook junior, and even fitbook mama2b! They make great stocking stuffers.

A healthy cookbook is a great gift idea. Boredom is the enemy of healthy eating and a great cookbook helps avoid that! Some of my favorites are:

$50 to $100 Fitness fashion is always at the top of my list. A gift card is a gre…