Whole 30 – Day #20

20 days!!  2/3rds done… if I stop at 30 days.
Feeling great, even though I was up late last night finishing Making of a Murderer.    Chad had a dentist appt this morning so I couldn’t hit the gym first thing.  So I did some yoga and then went after he got home.
Breakfast:
  • Sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, Apple and spinach in coconut oil
Lunch:
  • Leftover Porketta with Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • Sautéed Broccoli Slaw & Cherry Tomatoes
  • Romaine with OG-ish dressing – It is too yummy!  You should try it!
Dinner:
WINS:
Exercise:

Whole 30 – Day #19

Still feeling good.  Maybe a little bored with my food options.  This is where I know it gets tricky…   Yoga this morning was a nice meditative stretching session…  felt calm and refreshed.  Dinner – we were invited to a pizza party.  Hmmm… I offered to bring the salad.  Found a super yummy compliant dressing recipe, and then ate some chicken before we went.  It was a rotisserie chicken from the Target deli… of course it had sugar in it.. but I didn’t eat the skin and figured it was better than pizza or starving myself…  could have been worse.

Breakfast:

  • Turkey Sausage
  • Blueberries, Walnuts, Shredded Coconut in Coconut milk – need to research if there is an Almond Milk that is compliant…
Lunch:
  • Sweet Potato Chili (from the freezer)
  • Clementine Oranges
Dinner:
  • Chicken
  • Salad (lettuce, spinach, avocado, black olives, yellow bell pepper, red onion) with OG-ish dressing (I omitted the water and next time will only make a half batch.)
WINS:
Exercise:

Whole 30 – Day #18

Well it was not a terribly exciting day – at least not food wise.  But again, Feeling really good. I ran in the morning and I think that always helps my moods too.
Breakfast:

  • Sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, Apple and spinach in coconut oil
  • Decaf coffee
Lunch:
  • Leftover Porketta with Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • Sautéed Broccoli Slaw & Spinach
  • 1/2 of an avocado
Dinner:
  • Leftover Porketta with Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • Sautéed Broccoli Slaw & Spinach
  • Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
  • 1/2 of an avocado
WINS:
  • Leftovers for lunch and dinner… still some in the fridge!
Exercise:

Whole 30 – Day #17

Hard to believe I’m over halfway through.  At this point I don’t think I’m going to stop at 30… I might go 45.  Not sure, I need to read the “Re-Introduction” section of It Starts With Food.   But I’m really loving how I’m feeling…  Dinner we winged it a bit.  I had plans to make a new chicken chili recipe, but Chad got sucked into a Happy Hour, and I knew that the kids would not appreciate it.  In hind sight, I maybe should have done it.  But now we’ll have it Friday.
Breakfast:
  • Sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, Apple and spinach in coconut oil
  • Decaf coffee

Breakfast - Roasted sweet potatoes, apples, turkey sausage and spinach (cooked in coconut oil) #whole30

Lunch:
Dinner:
  • 2 egg omelet with peppers/onions/spinach and avocado
WINS:
  • adding Avocado to my lunch was yummy!  Love when my avocado is perfectly ripened!

Whole 30 – Day #16

Yesterday was a good day.  I was back in the office after a week of traveling and working from home.  I think being in the office helps me from the mindless munching of pistachios!  I pulled lunch from the freezer before I went to work and then dinner was ready in the crockpot when I came home.
Breakfast:
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Blueberries, Banana, Walnuts, Shredded Coconut in Coconut milk
Lunch:
  • Sweet Potato Chili (from the freezer)
  • Clementine Oranges
  • OPPORTUNITY: add my healthy fat – maybe a handful of walnuts or raw almonds ?
Dinner:
  • Porketta with Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • Sautéed Broccoli Slaw
  • Baked Sweet Potato Sticks –  (OK, fries… technically against the rules, but all ingredients were compliant)
  • OPPORTUNITY:  fat – an avocado would have been great here!
Snack:
  • Pistachios
WINS:
  • The several times I stopped myself from grabbing a potato chip from the open bag during dinner!
  • I didn’t make all the Sweet Potato Fries – because I knew I would have eaten them until they were gone…

Whole 30 – Day #15

Halfway there!  It was a blah kind of day.  I stayed on track even with plenty of distractions.  And when I say “on track”, I mean I didn’t eat anything that wasn’t compliant.  But I also didn’t eat great.  I smacked on a lot of macadamia nuts and pistachios.  But I also did not eat any of the cookies or frozen pizza that we made yesterday!  I did not even lick my fingers! 

Breakfast:

  • Sweet potatoes, turkey sausage, Apple and spinach in coconut oil
  • Decaf coffee

Lunch: 

  • Leftover chicken zoodle soup

Dinner:

  • Leftover chicken zoodle soup

Snacks:

  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia nuts 
  • Repeat. 

Wins:

  • Having leftover soup kept me compliant (or at least saved me a trip to Chipotle)
  • Nuts probably saved me from sweet potato chips that were staring at me from the pantry. 

Whole 30 – Day #14

The day started off good – cold, but good.  Ate a small breakfast, and we went out for breakfast following Charlie’s hockey practice.  I napped in the afternoon, because I felt really tired, and when I woke up I realized I have a cold.   So my dinner plan of Chicken Zoodle Soup was perfect!
Breakfast:
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Blueberries, Walnuts, Shredded Coconut in Coconut milk – need to research if there is an Almond Milk that is compliant…
Lunch:
  • Omelet with avocado & green peppers (Not sure of the oil used for cooking… i just did the best I could)
  • Fruit
  • Decaf Coffee
Dinner:
WINS:
  • Napped, instead of Diet Coke or Sugar when I got tired
  • Zoodles!  Who knew!  Love my new Spiralizer!

Whole 30 – Day #13

I had the dream where I ate a bunch of really bad food and was devastated to have to start over.  The guilt.   I even woke up with it.  I kind of laughed when I read about this happening to others.  But it happened to me, and I am one to hardly remember dreams, so it must have been traumatizing!
Got up and got a run in before our Saturday of running around starts.   Lunch was between Maria’s Basketball game and Charlie’s Hockey practice.  Maria wanted to stop at Subway and I wanted to get some things from the Natural Food store (ghee & coconut aminos)  But I also found some compliant lunch there too.
Breakfast:
  • homemade turkey sausage, sweet potatoes, apple, spinach
  • decaf coffee
Lunch:
  • Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Beef Stick
  • Cashews
Dinner:
  • Leftover Taco Meat on lettuce
  • With Sautéed Peppers & Onions
  • Guacamole
WINS:
  • Hot Soup at the Natural Food store – enjoyed at Subway with Maria  (don’t even get me started on ingredients in Subways “ingredients”
  • Leftover Dinner Success for the whole family.  They had their taco meat with beans, chips, cheese also
  • Exercise on a busy day
  • Stayed warm.  Nothing to do with the Whole30, but that was a success yesterday!

Whole 30 – Day #12

Still working on waking up.  I don’t love it.  Although once I’m up, I feel good. Wishing it would warm up!
Breakfast:
  • homemade turkey sausage, sweet potatoes, apple, spinach
  • decaf coffee
Lunch:
  • leftover taco meat
  • peppers & spinach
  • guacamole
Dinner:
  • Roast Chicken
  • Mashed potatoes (no dairy, just potatoes & Chicken Broth)
  • Roasted Asparagus
Noticing:
  • Using a lot more cutting boards!
  • Energy is improved!
WINS:
  • Made cookies for my kids (from frozen dough) and wasn’t even tempted
  • Macadamia nuts are yummy!
Opportunities:
  • Shaking it up.  Once I find something, I will eat it over and over.
  • Also finding something my kids and I like. that isn’t chicken…

Whole 30 – Day #11

I got up and dragged myself to the gym/community center to get a run in to start my day.  Breakfast I tried a new sausage recipe – actually I made it the night before, so it just needed to be warmed.  Also I weighed myself.  The rules say you shouldn’t but I did.  I’m only down about 1/2 pound.  I don’t know why I did it.  I’m feeling great.  That is why I started this…  Moving on
Breakfast:
  • homemade turkey sausage – turkey, sage, pepper, marjoram, red pepper flakes, ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg (+ a little coconut oil, so it didn’t stick to my pan)
  • sweet potatoes, spinach, apple
  • decaf coffee
Lunch:
  • Leftover shredded pork taco meat
  • With sautéed peppers and guacamole
Mid-Afternoon
  • Herbal Tea
  • Pistachios (Worried these are just too much like snacking on chips or other bad things… but I love them)
Dinner
WINS:
  • New Recipes YUM!
  • Still in my mode of eating all 3 meals and not just snacking or binging on something that may be compliant, but not a good meal.
  • Chili in the freezer for future easy meals.