Day 41. February 13, 2016. STEP TWO: REINTRODUCTION Day 11
6:00 AM. Awake. 2 cups of black coffee.
7:00 AM. Breakfast. Ground beef hash scramble topped with pico de gallo:
Whole30 Observation: I don’t seem to be having any major after effects from adding gluten back into my diet for the day yesterday. HOWEVER, I will say that I did wake up this morning ready to chow down immediately. I never have an appetite first thing in the morning. Which, of course, leads me to one of the 3 or 4 other main reasons why I gained so much weight in the first place: not eating clean at home and picking up fast food on my way to work. Hopefully those days are behind me.
11:00 AM. First shopping trip done. Am I right, Whole30 people, or what? I wonder how many shopping trips we’re going to make today? I had a Lemon Lärabar for a snack. Pretty tasty.
2:00 PM. Lunch. Back from shopping trips 2 and 3. I had some little white potatoes fried in ghee and 2 Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausages. Delicious as always:
I threw back a double shot of espresso before we headed back out. One of my Christmas presents that I opened today. There was a theme of coffee and tea this year.
4:00 PM. Snack time. We both tried “The Buzz”, a juice mixture of carrot, orange, lemon, and ginger from Nekter Juice Bar at Downtown Summerlin. This was a snack, not a liquid meal replacement. We know the rules!
We totally got side-tracked this afternoon looking for a couple special ingredients, specifically Sodium Nitrite (which IS Whole30 approved), to make home made beef jerky. We went to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Costco, and a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond for good measure. Looks like online shopping, since we have no idea where to get the stuff.
7:30 PM. Dinner. Baked chicken thighs and haricots verts (I call them green beans). Jane cooked them, so I guess she gets to call them what she wants. I call them pretty darn tasty!
Whole30 Observation: That weird “Sudden Ravenous Hunger” thing that I had yesterday and again this morning didn’t happen today after I had my breakfast. So, I’ll place the blame on the easy scapegoat: Gluten. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
9:00 PM. Or thereabouts. Bedtime. Got to get up and get cooking tomorrow (Sunday). You Whole30 people know what I’m talking about.