day 26 CPR class, sleepy dog, ghee and new dessert experiment

by purelytwins

Remember this is our plan to heal our gut. Consult your doctor before beginning any program. Adjust to your own body and needs. We have done our own research and have come to these steps to help us in our journey to heal our stomach issues. Please do your own research before starting anything new. We are not really sure how long we plan to do this program. And over time we might be changing things depending on how our bodies are doing. We plan to share just about everything as we heal, so we apologize now if some things are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.

So happy to see everyone liking our few marshmallow recipes. Check out our sugar-free marshmallows.  And to quickly mention–we are okay with having a little maple syrup in our diet. It was a safe thing on our list of foods to eat. We still try to limit our intake at the moment.   We are getting close to 30 days of avoiding a lot of foods and recently some new ones. We have been discussing bringing some foods back into our diet to see how we do with them–to see if we notice any pros or cons from adding that certain food back–aswe miss a lot of foods and are eager to see how our bodies do. Hopefully we can figure out our culprit foods that for some reason our bodies just don’t like.

Our journey with our eats might always be changing, and we are okay with that. We know our bodies and what is happening in our life is always changing therefore what our bodies need might change.  Remember to listen to YOUR body!  Don’t  be afraid to try something and see how it goes! Love yourself no matter what!



Did our 8 minute plank workout followed by our beach leg workout. Used a mix of 8lb weights and a homemade sandbag.

today tues workout

A full body workout. The legs were feeling it when the workout was done! oh yay!



Lori day 26 recap:

I took my morning probiotic, 1 tsp fish oil, l-glutamine and enjoyed 2 coffee carob marshmallows.


Enjoyed my 2 eggs with sauteed mixed greens and arugula with coconut oil and black coffee.

Yesterday I had my CPR class with American Red Cross for my personal training program certificate.


Excuse the gloves on the table.  The class was about 3 hours long.  I did not bring any food just my bottled water.


After learning CPR and how to help someone if choking…I passed my CPR class 🙂


Upon arriving home it was time for some food. Luckily I had all my food already made up so it was quick to whip up lunch. I enjoyed a grass-fed burger, with sauteed fennel and about 1 cup steamed brussel sprouts. All topped with 2 tsp ghee! Yep, I said ghee. I also snacked on a marshmallow.


From the two new acne -skin books that Michelle and I have been reading, both mentioned that ghee can be great for the skin. I know I mentioned that I feel I am really sensitive to dairy since I had to take out the fermented cod liver oil butter blend (still not sure if that caused my acne or not) but since both books recommended it, plus it is lactose and casein free (and a few years back Michelle and I used to make our own and loved it) I am going to try having some ghee and see how my body does – mainly my face and back. I will keep a close eye on my skin while incorporating ghee into my diet. As I like to get a variety of healthy fats into my daily eats, so hopefully ghee works for me.


Other goodies that came in the mail are some sweet potato flour, Dandy blend tea and regular fermented cod liver oil (no butter blend). Love getting mail goodies like these.


Jax was a great helper with all my work 😉 I think both Jax and I enjoyed the warm, sunny weather yesterday!

I drank 2 cups of bone broth while doing work before it was juice time. juice-carrot-beets

I snacked  on some veggie pulp crackers as I was getting my juiced prepped.

I kept it a simple and little smaller juice, with this one being with just 4 ingredients and made about 10-12oz juice.


All my favorites in one juice. So good.


Jax before dinner. Still laying on his sofa cushion while he watches me work.

I tool my pre-dinner pills and got my dinner ready.


Dinner was some Lamb’s lettuce with sautéed green cabbage, steamed turnips,  last few pieces of my broccoli breadsticks (recipe will be up later today) and about 4oz tuna all topped with 1 tbsp coconut oil and some dulse flakes.  Noticed that my meals were a little similar to to the day before.


Jax after dinner. Trying so hard not to go to sleep.  Cutie.


Dessert was something a little fun and different. Recipe was delicious. But still thinking it needs a little work 😉

Recipe was Michelle’s idea. Brillant sis.


Strange but good!

I took a probiotic and magnesium pills and put magnesium oil on body before bed.

Lori Day 26 recap:

Bathroom: yes!!

Energy: pretty good

Gas: none

Skin: slowly getting better, the pimples are chin are now white heads and slowly starting to get smaller, my back is not much different.

Water intake –about 9 cups (does not include juice)

 Michelle Day 26 recap:

I took my morning probiotic, 1 spoonful fish oil, l-glutamine and enjoyed 2 coffee carob marshmallows plus one sugar free marshmallow.


Breakfast 2 whole eggs (with yolks raw) and cooked lettuce greens with 1 tbsp coconut oil.

lamb meatballs and cabbage

Lunch homemade lamb meatballs (I took raw ground lamb rolled into balls and cooked on skillet) I had about 3 1/2 oz with about 2 cups cooked red cabbage topped with 1 tbsp coconut oil.

I know might look boring, but I am actually learning to love simple meals.  Or should I say my stomach really enjoys simple meals!

mug of bone broth

Enjoyed 1 1/2 cups (one medium sized mason jar) bone broth that I sprinkled more sea salt on top and 1 coffee carob marshmallow.


Juice time – carrots, celery, fennel, cucumber, 1/2 lemon, kale.  Love these fresh juices, so refreshing!

I took pre-dinner pills.

salmon sardnine dinner

Dinner in a bowl! 1 cup brussel sprouts, 1/2 can of wild salmon, 1 sardine (in water, thanks Felicia for the recommendation), dulse flakes, turmeric, 2 stalks cooked swiss chard and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

I decided I wanted something fun for dessert! Like Lori mentioned above.



sugar free mini cake

Purelytwins Gelatin carob low-sugar mini cake:

  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp carob
  • 1 1/2 tsp gelatin
  • 5 drops of vanilla stevia (liquid)

Put all ingredients into a microwave safe dish, whisk together using a fork. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Or you could cook this on a skillet.



I could not believe how GOOD this little cake was…it tasted like french toast to me. The flavors just blended perfectly together with a hint of vanilla sweetness. Perfect!

I took a probiotic before bed.

Michelle Day 26 recap:

Bathroom: yes, went twice. First one was a bigger movement than the second.

Energy: good

Gas: very little at the end of the day

Skin: doing alright, a few small blemishes and no itching.

Water intake –about 9 cups (does not include juice)

Ezema on legs update:

The past few days my legs have barely itched. Not sure if it is from no avocados, watching my fructose, or eating more fats, but I have been loving it! The patches and red scars from me itching are slowly starting to go away. Also our friend Lindsay told us about calendula can help with itchy skin. So Lori found this product to try out off Amazon.

calendula cream

cream ingredients

Thanks girl! I have been using it on my legs the past two nights and my skin likes it! Lori has been using it too!

 Twins Question: Have you heard  of calendula? Do you eat ghee? About 5 years ago we used to eat ghee all the time, so excited to try it out again! 

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Mirkat January 30, 2013 - 10:33 am

Have you heard of calendula?

Not that I recall.

Do you eat ghee?

I’m a vegan, so no.

Kate January 30, 2013 - 10:37 am

Lori, for ur dinner, why is the pie-shaped things on the upper left hand corner of the plate?

Ur eats looks good and yummy

Does cooking the gelatin change its beneficial properties or does it not matter if it is cooked or raw?

Lastly, what is the difference between regular fish oil and fermented?

purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 10:52 am

Kate that is my tuna, the broccoli sticks will be up later today. Not sure about gelatin. And here is an article about fermented cod liver oil

Kate January 30, 2013 - 11:20 am


Any reasonu tend to do only 1sardine iinstead of the whole can/serving?

And what type of canned salmon do u use?

purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 11:43 am

Kate – money reasons, I cannot afford to go through sardines that fast, so I spread it out. Canned salmon varies – we like the ones we showed here

Jo January 30, 2013 - 1:26 pm

I have been enjoying your blog from up in Canada. I love the recipe ideas, the fitness inspiration and similarities. I am on a similar digestion journey. We can get so complacent with only feeling 90%, eh?

Have you ever heard of the squatty potty idea?


purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Yes Jo, another reader mentioned this to us, love it! 🙂 we are thinking of getting one!

Chris January 30, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Can you make the desserrt cake with a chia or flax egg?


purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 3:24 pm

not sure how it would come out. you could try.

GiGi Eats Celebrities January 30, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Eggs seriously kick butt! They’re so versatile!!!

Felicia January 30, 2013 - 7:53 pm

🙂 xoxo

Caroline Lunger January 30, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Hey so I love seeing how your body reacts to different foods as I believe in the same approach. I wanted to ask if you eat your meat rare or raw?

When I made the switch to some raw meat, my skin got better- less dry in my case- and my digestion is better. Just thought I would ask (you probably have researched it anyways. )

purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Caroline awesome to hear this, we are slowly working our way there.

Shel, rn, cnc, cpt January 31, 2013 - 9:55 am

Please, I strongly advise against raw meat. This practice is extremely dangerous for numerous reasons and can cause more health issues than u would ever wish to have. The meat supply, even if from a “trusted” source, can still harbor a fair amount of parasites, bacteria, and other such pathogens. Cooking helps to destroy these potentially problems. It is not worth the risk. I’ve had several patients who tried this (despite my warnings) and while they felt fine at first, they eventually developed severe infections with often debilitating symptoms… The treatment is not easy and the parasite are hard to diagnose. Please, take it from someone in the holistic health professionals…. Raw and even rawish meat/fish is not a good idea. Always cook your meat. It doesn’t need to be charred of course, lol, but for safety reasons, please don’t eat it raw

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but u gals are on a good path and I would hate to see things get derailed due to raw/rawish meat consumption.

Thanks for taking this response to heart. If u have any questions or need further guidance, I would love to assist

Linda S January 30, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Hi! Not sure if you would be interested (because I know you make your own desserts) but I saw this and immediately thougt of you! She even has carob cardamom ice cream! My mouth was watering.

purelytwins January 30, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Linda haha we know Heather, we are great friends! Love her stuff.

Linda S January 30, 2013 - 9:05 pm

I should have known 😉

Kareen January 30, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Yummy looking juice recipe – pinning it now!

Krista January 31, 2013 - 7:23 am

Did you post a recipe of the broccoli breadsticks? Did not want to miss it. Where did you purchase your ghee from? thank you

purelytwins January 31, 2013 - 9:01 am

Krista broccoli breadsticks recipe is here We ordered the ghee from amazon.

Stacy January 31, 2013 - 4:01 pm

I’m considering going on a similar health journey as u gals and haven’t had meatin ages . Where do u get ur meat and eggs bc for me it’s a huge ethical thing and thus why I’ve held out so long 🙁 also, where do u get ur fish?

the delicate place February 1, 2013 - 1:02 pm

i have heard of calendula and it’s quite therapeutic! good for chapped skin especially! i don’t do ghee but it’s very common in indian cuisine!

my new thing is this tea with a splash of nut or seed mylk:

sooo comforting!

i also got recertified for CPR/AED this past november! good till 2014 yay!

purelytwins February 1, 2013 - 5:18 pm

that tea sounds interesting thanks girl!! yay for CPR certified too 🙂

Kyra February 6, 2013 - 9:17 pm

What type of salmon do u do… There’s a lot of different types. And, what brand is the can u use?

Mark Harris September 5, 2013 - 10:17 pm

I came across this blog for the first time and enjoyed a lot reading about your meals and workouts. It is a purely motivational blog post. Keep it up.

Nichole Theriault August 6, 2014 - 7:35 am

I made this mini cake as a pancake this morning for breakfast. So good and a great way to get in extra gelatin.

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 10:59 am

awesome, so happy to hear it!!


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