I am documenting my THIRD Whole30 journey to help me see how far I’ve come from my first Whole30 (Feb 2015), my second (April 2015), to now! Plus, I don’t want to fall into any food ruts. Hopefully this will keep me inspired through the whole process. I’m looking forward to the transformation in how I approach food, cook with it, and enjoy it. Check out all my Whole30 related posts HERE from why I did each previous Whole30, why I am doing this one, and all my food diaries.
Thursday, July 23rd 2015
The day started of really well but ended poorly. My back and ribs started to really hurt, so much so that it was hard to breathe. And my stomach that was iffy on Wednesday night was really bad on Thursday and I ended up with a fever. I just wanted to lay down and eat fritos, but I just stayed on program. Ugh, it stinks when you feel so badly.
I had this while on the bus into work. So refreshing, perfect for hot summer days.
Banana and a peach
The coconut water sorta filled me up for a bit so I hate this fruit at work. Not ideal to not have protein but it was just one of those days when we had to get out of the house and I didn’t have time to cook anything. Boo
Pork Cutlet with sauteed baby zucchini and broccolini
I ate this during our fashion show meeting. It was good but I was blah about it. I feel like I’m hating zucchini now.
A peach and some iced tea (which I spilled on the sofa…)
I was feeling really, really lousy.
I did something to my back and chest, or whatever, and was hurting all over. I couldn’t pin-point what I did so I jsut turned to trusty Google and entered in my symptoms, which resulted in Kidney Stones. yay! Ultimately, I think I just happened to hurt my back/chest/ribs and had a stomach bug (which I later learned was going around the office), which gave me my lovely 101.7 fever.
So I had no appetite and just laid on the sofa starting from 6.30. I just ate the peach just to have something in my stomach so the Tylenol I took wouldn’t make my feel sicker on an empty stomach.
Didn’t hit my 10K step goal but considering how I barely moved after 6.30 I’m not too disappointed. Well, I am but whatever.
Not so great as I felt so gross that drinking water or juice or ice tea made me feel so gross
Friday, July 25th, 2015
The day started with me still feeling super crummy but I started to feel better in the afternoon, thankfully.
Starting to feel better so I ate some of this breakfast. I made the potatoes how my dad does so that was comforting, in a nostalgic sort of way.
Chicken Thigh with baked potato and green beans. Lots of Franks Red Hot
And then I felt poorly again. Boo!
I really didn’t want to eat lunch. I just wanted to eat a banana and to drink some coffee. So gross. I ate some of everything but basically forced myself to do so.
Sauteed fish over spiced cauliflower rice with fresh mango salsa and grilled shishito peppers
I had been thinking about this dinner all week!
Thankfully I got over whatever was making me feel so horrible and felt good enough to eat this awesome dinner. Plus, it was so nice to just sit outside with Price for dinner. So relaxing.
The mango salsa… yes!!!!!
went to Market Basket with Autumn after getting her from daycare so that gave me a nice boost in steps as we walked all around the large grocery store. Unfortunately, she ate all the yummy goods I couldn’t eat, like bread, cheese, and yogurt. Ha!
Did a lot better today than yesterday as I was feeling better.
Saturday July 25th, 2015
A busy Saturday at home. We had so much to do in the morning around the house and then a house warming party in the afternoon.
Price flubbed and had a drink Evan’s. While disappointing that he stopped Whole30, I understand it. It’s our 3rd Whole30 in just 5/6 months. Our of the last 173 days, 65 of them have been doing the program. While we feel good doing it, it’s still a bit draining.
Some freshly squeezed OJ (Autumn had some too!) and potatoes and an over-easy egg
Autumn and I went shopping at Haymarket, like usual. Autumn had a big croissant and I shared some juice with her. Then when we got home Price and I had some potato and eggs, a basic repeat of the day prior.
Sadly, Price cut his finger on the mandoline when he cut the potatoes. Ouch!
Homemade Chicken Salad
I made chicken salad with the chickens that I roasted the night before. (Made stock with it too!). I love chicken salad! I had it with some endive that I used as a scoop.
Spaghetti Squash with Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce
Super quick and simple. I didn’t really feel like cooking after going to Evan’s housewarming party (no foods to eat!) so I just had Price cut the squash in half for me, I scraped out the seeds, and microwaved it ( I think 9-10 minutes for each half). Then I pour the jarred sauce on top. The squash was hot enough that I didn’t even need to warm up the sauce. Perfect.
*I like using Rao’s or Victoria’s sauces as there are several that are compliant, including Rao’s Marinara Sauce, Rao’s Roasted Garlic Sauce, and Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce.
Bummed we didn’t do much walking today but some weekends are like that. Busy at home but not much walking or getting around. At least it was a good day.
I did well today. We even brought seltzer to Evan’s house to make sure we had something to drink.
Stay tuned for more of my Whole30 food diaries!
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