Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reluctant Whole 30 Diary - Day 11

Yet another snow day with the kids home from school!

I actually think it's easier to do this on snow days, being home with the kids, because it frees up time to cook and prep food. If I had to do all of that in the 35 minutes I usually have on Thursday nights between getting home from a dance lesson and when the kids melt down from hunger, I'd be stressed-out and snapping at people.

Honestly, I'm getting to the point where this Whole30 feels sort of freeing, rather than restrictive - I don't have to think about what I'm going to eat or if I should snack - I just know I have to eat compliant foods, I eat them, and then I move onto the next thing. Too many choices are tiring sometimes. I have fewer choices and they're all healthy and they all taste good. My only fear is messing up and having to start over. I just don't think I could handle that. I made PBJ's for my kids snack today and I almost licked some peanut butter off my finger - just out of habit. That might have been enough for some purists to say I'd have to go back to Day 1. If I do mess up, it'll be over something stupid like that.

General status report: Had the cried-too-much/hangover headache a little bit this morning but it went away. I had tons of energy, which was very nice but not the RAWR! TIGERS BLOOD! people talk about. Lately, I've been noticing I have decent energy all day and then around 9-10pm, I start to crash. That's what normal people are supposed to feel like, right? They feel good all day and then get tired and go to bed around 10/10:30 and sleep at night and aren't exhausted from staying up too late watching House Hunters International while messing around on their phones?

Honestly, I felt like garbage this time 2 weeks ago. To the extent that I really don't want to go back to that. Plus, I haven't actually slept well in over 190 years. That was supposed to say "10" but I'm keeping the typo because that is legit what it feels like. My body clock resetting itself to want to go to sleep earlier is great, because I'm finally getting some rest.

Delicious turkey tacos in lettuce. 
Today I ate:
Coffee: 3 cups with coconut cream, throughout the morning
Breakfast: hash of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, with the much sought after and beloved compliant bacon, and two friend eggs. It was spectacular and everything that a breakfast should be.
Lunch: day 4 of leftover egg roll in a bowl. Still tasted awesome!
Snack: a few bites of chicken & apple sausage w some sauerkraut from last night's dinner.
Dinner: Turkey Taco Night! The husband and kids had regular tacos, I had them in lettuce wraps and they were fantastic. We're going to be doing this at least once a week moving forward because it was a big hit with everyone and it's pretty easy to put together.

Since today was casually cool and easy breezy - here's LaVar Burton in his Geordi La Forge glasses, giving you a thumbs up in a sweet 80's sweater:


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