Project Discover Week #9

Project Discover Week 9

We spent most of the week boiling in Phoenix. There was a 40-degree temperature difference between Portland and Phoenix and that's way too much for Mr. Misadventures and I!

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Also, we arrived on Monday, the day the NCAA championship game was taking place so it was a little bit nutty. Bonus though, being that we were at my parent's house, I actually got to see the game. Although it was not a great one. Both teams didn't seem to be on top of their game. I am excited that in 2017 I've already gotten to see the Super Bowl and the NCAA final, keep this up and I might break a record! I love sports but I don't get to see a lot of them.

Despite the heat, it was nice to be out of town and have a change of routine for a few days, although our exercise regimen suffered. It was too hot to walk in the afternoon or evening (unless you wait until 10:00 at night!) and we had morning appointments every day when the temperatures were cool enough to be outside. That meant four days without walking. We've returned to Portland to lots of rain, so we will be stuck inside until at least Sunday.

We did do a really good job of keeping to our protein and vegetable meal strategy. That's hard to do while traveling, even if you are visiting family. We picked up some supplies the first day and were vigilant about what we ate. We officially start Atkins tomorrow which we will be doing for a couple of months.

In preparation for our diet, we completely cleaned out our kitchen cabinets and put anything that remotely resembled a carb in our cargo under the RV. We've been switching over what we've been eating the last two weeks so I think we are ready! I have between 25 and 30 pounds to lose, so far before officially starting, I have lost 4, 2 pounds each week since we started preparing ourselves.

We are allowed a weekly cheat day which we have decided will be Saturdays. However, since we are actually starting the strict carb counting tomorrow, we decided to make today our cheat day and went out for pho at Luc Lac in downtown Portland. Truth be told, I mostly ate the chicken, veggies, and broth leaving most of the noodles.


Right now I feel like a cavewoman with all the meat we are eating. Breakfast is eggs, usually an egg white omelet with some vegetable. Lunch has been salad and a protein and dinner have been a protein and two vegetables. No snacks and lots of water and tea.

I'll let you know how it goes.

On the blog front, I'm continuing to plug away with Pinterest and writing posts. I've got more RV related posts in my draft box, I just need to get to them.

Thank you for your continued support on my sponsored posts, I appreciate it and I know my brand partners do too! This week on deck we had Orlando and Custer State Park in South Dakota. Swing by and check them out if you haven't done so already.

I also had a new guest poster, the lovely Vanessa who wrote about getting back to a healthy routine after vacation.

Next week you'll be hearing about some amazing food in Richmond. Another great guest poster that I think you will love and I've got a post on how I make money on the blog.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't stop discovering! 

Project Discover is spawned from my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things:

  1. Discover(ing) Portland
  2. Discover(ing) Exercise
  3. (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo

You can follow along every week in my Project Discover Weekly Updates.

That's been my week, what have you been up to?

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Project Discover Week 9



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  1. This week I went back to the beginning with FLYLady to get the CHAOS in my house under control with a new “Progress not Perfection” mindset. Got some blogging done and rededicated myself to get back on top of things in my author fan group, too.

  2. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I just love your blog. I enjoy all the articles. I am happy you got out of town for a few days. I wish you the best with your new meal plans. Thank you for sharing

  3. Vacations are nice but they can play havoc with your exercise schedule.

  4. I’m all for supporting your weight goals, but dang… I don’t think you could ever convince me how a diet made mostly of meat and eggs could possibly be good for your internal systems in the long run. I prefer to prescribe to Michael Pollen’s philosophy on eating: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Although my sugar intake is probably a little high these days due to an out-of-character sweet tooth, Pollen’s strategy (mostly *real* food, mind you), works pretty well for me. It’s not just about the weight about about feeling good and healthy as well!
    I’m looking forward to the Richmond post since we’re only an hour from there. 🙂

    1. @Katie, you can’t convince me either, it is just something we need to do the next 30-60 days. Our plan is to be on a plant-based diet, although I will also add seafood and the occasional meat – but overall that’s our long term goal.

  5. Samantha Peres says:

    wow, enjoy a lot!

  6. Deborah Cochran says:

    I grew up in Portland but haven’t been back in over 15 years. There is so much more to discover in Portland it seems especially when it comes to cuisine. Congrats on your weight loss and determination to reach your goal! I may have to look into your new healthy eating habits to lose 20-30 lbs myself.