I’m over halfway done with this Whole 30. I’m looking forward to coffee creamer; actually, I’m drooling over it every morning, but I’m being a diligent follower and using coconut milk. For those liars on Pinterest – it is NOT the same, nor is it BETTER! Lies! All lies! Mixing cinnamon or pumpkin into it does NOT make it more creamy, or sweet, or taste like coffee creamer. Obviously. It’s coconut milk that then has cinnamon or pumpkin added. Now, coconut milk with cinnamon and pumpkin is actually pretty tasty, but it is NOT coffee creamer!!
I’m not minding this journey (except for coffee creamer, but you probably figured that out). Most of my cravings for sweets have disappeared. Although I’m not sure I could resist having to make cookies and not eat the dough. So, I haven’t made cookies recently. Problem solved. I have noticed the ol’ love handles are disappearing! Yeah for that! There has not been a single blemish marring my face in over a week. And I have Rx every WOD since starting Whole30, which is pretty awesome.
I have noticed I’m getting hungry, especially between breakfast and lunch. Today, I bumped back up to three eggs at breakfast and I’m trying to eat a bit more vegetables as well. I generally have six hours between breakfast and lunch (my longest waking stretch without a meal) so adding more to breakfast does make the most sense.
Here’s what I put in my pie hole the past few days:
B: 3 eggs cooked in leftover homemade marinara sauce with broccoli; veggie juice, coffee with coconut milk
L: tuna with homemade mayo, bell peppers, radishes, banana with almonds, and an apple (I was hungry.)
D: venison and beef meatloaf, mashes cauliflower, roasted carrots, and strawberries
B: 2 eggs, leftover meatloaf, broccoli, mashed cauliflower, half an apple, coffee with coconut milk
L: seared ahi tuna on a salad with lemon wedges, mango salsa, water (<– obviously at a restaurant)
D: Big ol’ salad (lime wedge), almonds, Fresh Market Southwest Sausage (spicy!), strawberries
B: 2 eggs, broccoli, carrots, half of a banana, almonds, coffee with coconut milk
L: thin grilled boneless pork chops, steamed broccoli, 3 french fries (<– not Whole30, oh well)
D: Tom Kha Gai soup (OMG SOOOO GOOD!), frozen mango blended with coconut milk, and dates with macadamia nuts for my it’s-not-a-dessert-dessert.
B: 2 eggs, sautéed vegetables, leftover banana egg pancake things, tea with coconut milk
L: Tom Kha Gai soup (Still AWESOME!), apple with almond butter
D: zoodles, turkey and eggplant meatballs (weird, not a fan), butternut squash with apples, carrots and celery (very weird dinner)
B: 2 eggs, brussel sprouts, vegetable juice, coffee with coconut milk
L: butternut squash, weird turkey/eggplant meatballs, macadamia nuts, plum, tea
Pre WOD: 1/2 a blueberry Larabar (<– never again, ew, gross)
Post WOD: hardboiled egg, carrots
D: stir fry chicken with broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, celery, onions, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos, fish sauce, AND bok choy with garlic, and frozen pineapple blended with coconut water for my it’s-not-dessert-dessert
B: 2 eggs, leftover sweet potato, left over bok choy, blackberries, coffee with coconut milk
L: egg salad and BLT lettuce wraps, banana, half an avocado
Post WOD: dates, macadamia nuts, blackberries
D: jalapeños stuffed with sweet potatoes and shrimp wrapped in bacon (TO DIE FOR!), salad with lemon, canary melon
B:2 eggs, leftover sweet potato, brussel sprouts, coffee with coconut milk
L: salad, hard-boiled egg, leftover jalapeno poppers
Post WOD:dates, macadamia nuts, blackberries
D: roasted spaghetti squash, almond crusted chicken, marinara sauce, green bean blend
B:2 eggs, homemade hash browns, brussel sprouts, coffee with coconut milk
L: Early Valentines Date to A Taste of India: I had a little of everything…. chicken masala, tandoori chicken, goat curry, vegetable korma, cabbage, salad, a tiny rice of rice, and the worlds smallest piece of naan (<– again, I know these last two are big no-nos for the Whole30, but I’m a grown up and decided to eat a tiny piece and I’m okay with it. I’m sure the Whole30 people would be up in arms over it, but I don’t care. I don’t think it’s going to mess up my 30 days). Oh, I had some mango-cardamon-turmeric-coconut concoction; which was fabulous and probably had sugar in it, but oh well.
D: the hubs and I were so full from lunch that we set the leftovers on the counter and said “Figure it out” to our boys. We’re loving and kind like that. I eventually ate a salad with lemon, the last jalapeño popper, a hard-boiled egg, some mashed avocado, and half a mango with some macadamia nuts
B: 2 eggs, baby bok choy, half a sweet potato, cherry tomatoes, coffee with coconut milk
L: homemade egg drop soup, apple (I wasn’t feeling the greatest and this hit the spot.)
Pre WOD: lemon larabar
D: citrus roasted chicken legs, roasted potatoes, roasted green beans, dates, almonds
Day 18: (Valentines Day)
(This was for the whole family and Big Daisy really, really wanted to try a meatball.)
B: kale, leftover roasted potatoes, 2 eggs, coffee with coconut milk
L: salad with lemon, hamburger patty with sautéed onions (ginormous patty!)
S: apple, almonds, raisins (I was painting all day and was really hungry.)
D: Bora Bora meatballs, mixed fruit and vegetables, banana ice cream with strawberries and GASP! a few thin mints. Yep, I cheated again. Don’t care though. Those thin mints were 100% worth it, and the sugar from them made my tummy hurt, so there. Lesson learned the hard way.
B: This is getting old – 2 eggs, brussel sprouts, melon and pineapple, washed down with coffee with coconut milk
L: (I was painting our bathroom immediately after church; I ate as I painted. It was less than filling.) Leftover bora bora meatballs in lettuce, apple
D: taco salad (homemade seasoning, ground beef, lettuce, bell pepper, celery, carrot), avocado, and leftover banana ice cream with cocoa nibs
Only TEN days to go!