Thursday, March 5, 2015

Reluctant Whole 30 - Day 18

We got about 6 inches of snow today and I made approximately 458 cups of cocoa with whipped cream on top and didn't even want any! I did want to squirt whipped cream directly into my mouth, though. But that's ok. Only 12 more days and I can reintroduce dairy.

Here's what I miss: cheese, milk in my coffee, a glass of wine at night after the kids go to bed, Girl Scout cookies, a nice piece of dark chocolate.

Here's what I don't miss: bread, pasta, rice, cereal, oatmeal, anything carby. This is actually a huge surprise to me, but I just don't miss them at all. I miss wine, but I don't miss the unconscious way I used to reach for it most nights. I don't miss the fuzzy feeling in my head early in the morning when I stayed up watching House Hunters International too late and had another glass. I miss the idea of sweets like cake and cinnamon rolls, but now I don't actually want to eat them because I know how crappy they're going to make me feel.

I've been wondering about the choices I'm going to make when this is over and I don't have hard and fast rules to follow anymore.

I went back and looked at the Whole 30 Timeline and I realized that I don't have that "tiger blood" energy that so many people experience. I mean - I feel normal after almost a decade of feeling exhausted. But I'm not raring to go or anything.

Also, I really don't feel like I'm losing any weight. If I continue to eat as many calories as I've been eating, I sincerely doubt that I will. I'm fully compliant and following the rules but OY - it's not a weight loss program. It's about health.

Posted this on Instagram this morning under #yolkporn
One more thing, I didn't have a headache today exactly, but I had like - the ghost of a headache. A shadow of the headache I had when I was detoxing the sugar during the first week.

Here's what I ate today:
Coffee: 3 cups with coconut cream
Breakfast: compliant bacon, leftover hash of red and sweet potatoes, fried eggs on top.
Elevenses: A big mug of warm bone broth (aka home-made chicken stock)
Lunch: leftover bolognese sauce on top of zucchini noodles
Snack: a can of tuna with a dollop of homemade mayo and some chopped veggies
Dinner: tossed salad with home-made nondairy ranch dressing, roasted cauliflower and kick ass drumsticks.
(This is a lot of food but in my defense, it was a snow day and my entire family was home and the kids were eating delicious yummy food ALL DAY LONG)

We need to talk about these drumsticks I made for dinner. I bought organic, cage free, blah blah chicken drumsticks at Costco and was feeling really smug about that. Because I got them at Costco, there were a TON of them. Fifteen drumsticks, in fact. I made all of them and they were done at about 6:30. It's 8:15 now and they're all gone. My husband at 5 of them. Each kid had at least 3. I barely got any.

E made them last week and gave me a couple and they were YUM. My husband saw them in our fridge and selfishly snacked on my special diet food and requested I please, please make them. She got the recipe from EverCleverMom and her whole family loved them, too. I tweaked her recipe slightly, added smoked paprika and fresh, chopped garlic and cloves just because I felt like it and that's what I had.

You want to make these. Recipe is HERE.
Here's today's gif. I'm cruising along with this thing, but it's not new anymore and it's still a lot of work to prep and shop for and cook everything and I'm not feeling as excited about my progress as I was last week. I mean, it's all fine and everything. But for the amount of effort that is going into this, I was sort of hoping for more of an outcome by Day 18. So this is how I feel about it all right now:

Indifferent clapping

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