Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reluctant Whole 30 - Day 22 & 23

Oh my god. I just want to have a glass of wine. I don't even care about the sugar and I'll give up pasta forever. JUST ONE GLASS. Sigh. 23 days in and I'm not quitting but Kombucha in a wine glass is just not cutting it tonight.

Yesterday was so dumb. I worked out with E at her gym and did a workout that was very fun (though hard) and reminded me a lot of a crossfit workout without the Olympic lifting. I lifted teeny weights and did sit ups and squats and pushups and it was simultaneously awesome and horrible. The coaches who ran the class were AMAZING and the other women in the class with us were really nice. It's so cool to see women of all different ages, sizes, and backgrounds just killing it with kettle bells and stuff. RAWR LADY POWER!

Within a couple of hours I realized I might have possibly overdone it when I couldn't lift my arms higher than my boobs. It's slightly better today but I had to run a Daisy scout meeting this afternoon and getting up and down off the floor during circle time was downright embarrassing.


Here's what I ate yesterday:
Coffee: 2 cups with coconut cream
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with spinach topped, with salsa and guac
Lunch: Spinach and red pepper chicken sausage (bought at Costco) sautéed with spinach, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, and carmelized onions. It was delicious but it would have been perfect with a big handful of Feta on top. Sorry, but I speak the truth. Cheese makes things better and that's science.
Dinner: I sat down to check email on my phone (that's a lie, I was checking Facebook) and was too sore to stand up and so I accidentally ate most of a large bag of macadamias and that's very bad. Don't get me wrong, macadamias that are toasted and salty are maybe one of the most delicious flavors in this whole earth and you know how much I love delicious flavor but no should put that many nuts in their mouth in one sitting. That's just not ok.

So then I felt like garbage and went to bed at 9:00 which is why I didn't blog last night.

Today! A new day where I was still sore as hell. Also, today was the first day where I could really catch up on all the things I've let slide since all the damn snow days started. So I spent hours and hours and hours sitting at my computer sending emails, paying bills, returning phone calls, scanning tax documents and other extremely exciting tasks. I was so busy I forgot to eat. I forgot to eat because I wasn't hungry. Not being hungry means my body is doing ok and my blood sugar is pretty regular. That's all good!

I will say though, between the nuts last night and the forgetting to eat, I had heartburn today. It wasn't bad enough to do anything about, but it was still there.

Here's what I ate today:
Coffee: 2 cups with coconut cream
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with spinach topped with salsa and guac
Lunch: Spinach and red pepper chicken sausage sauté - but only about 2 bites because I forgot to eat lunch until about 5 minutes before I had to leave my house to run a girl scout meeting. So instead I microwaved this sweet potato, egg & bacon concoction that E made that was delicious.
Dinner: Egg Roll in a Bowl! I used 2 lbs of ground chicken, 3 huge cloves of garlic, a ton of fresh ginger, diced peppers, green and purple cabbage cut into ribbons, carrots, snow peas and snap peas, shitake mushrooms, some random celery that's been hanging around, the juice of 2 limes, a large handful of chopped cilantro, lots of salt and pepper, a dash of sesame oil and some Coconut Aminos. I cooked it all on high heat in my ginormous wok and it was filled with delicious flavor and I wish I could give you all some right now.

So here's today's gif. This time next week, I'll be heading into my last day. Right now I feel like I can see the finish line and I want it to come faster. I want it to come faster because I am ready to be done and I am ready for a glass of wine. So this is me chasing after Day 30 - which right now looks like Pinot Noir.

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6 comments:

  1. I am super proud of you! For knowing that you needed to do something about your health and for being so good. I had a thought as I have been reading through your stuff. Have you considered you might be getting ready to go through menopause and that may be why you're not getting "Tigers Blood"? I know those damned hormones have played a wreck on my PCOS body. I know a lot of people who have used some essential oils to help their energy levels with peri menopause. Anyway, just another thought. Love you, Jul-yia

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  2. That gif is super making me giggle.

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  3. "Cheese makes things better and that's science" -- your posts always make me laugh! Keep up the work on the Whole30 program, you're doing awesome! I've been immensely enjoying reading of the trials & tribulations & successes you've had, thank you for sharing.

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  4. A. Love the gif. B. It's really inspiring to see you tough it out and read such a real account of the temptations and annoyances. You've got this!

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  5. You are doing an amazing job! I have recently discovered the joys of using spinach...and I need to have them with my morning eggs like you! My son and hubby love pasta, so I have been using raw spinach for myself instead and adding the meat sauce/marinara on top. Also, when making sausage or other meat with a can of tomatoes [a quick soup cheat for me] adding raw spinach to the bottom and putting the the lovely soup-like hot goodness on the top [with a cheese sprinkled on top of that because THAT'S SCIENCE!] is super yummy and super quick and a great way to use leftover meat.

    Keep doing what you're doing...you can make it all the way!

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  6. I REALLY hope you see this Julie, because I have a solution for your soreness. Take a magnesium supplement and an Epsom salt bath and you will not be sore. Not even a little bit. Trust me!! Do it!

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