Thursday, March 10, 2016. Whole30 plus 37 days of Clean Eating. Mostly. Let’s see how we did today…
4:15 AM. Alarm. Solid sleep. Feeling much better this morning. I hope this cold/allergy thing has finally run its course. 2 cups of black coffee.
5:45 AM. Breakfast. Repeat from Monday, Tuesday and yesterday : Pre-made butternut squash, white and orange sweet potatoes and ground beef hash; veggie mix of yellow squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, and mushrooms; scrambled that with a half cup of Allwhites egg whites; and 2 US Wellness Meats sausage patties. I had half an avocado on the side, and sprinkled some bee pollen on my hash. Again, this continued to be my breakfast for today, as well as the entire week. Seriously, I’m not bothered about eating the same breakfast, because it’s really tasty:
Again, I made a big mug of green Jasmine tea, which is my tea of choice for this week, for the drive in. Actually, I had to drive to The Township of Pahrump this morning to do a final walkthrough on a job. Lovely drive, lovely weather, lovely people, lovely green tea.
1:00 PM. Lunch. I tore through my big green salad, grilled chicken breast and avocado like I hadn’t eaten since 5:45 AM. Which I hadn’t. The trip to and from Pahrump took a little longer than anticipated (a little construction and a lot of NHP on the road), but not a problem. Big mistake going back to the office, though. It took me over an hour to eat my salad due to phone calls and people dropping in!
Whole30 Observation: It really wasn’t that long ago that I would be pretty angry if I missed lunch by an hour. Much less 2. I mean, today I was hungry and everything, but not OMG I’m Going To Lose My Mind hungry.
Whole30 Observation Number Two: (No pun intended. Well, maybe…) Gas. Upper and lower. You get my drift. (What? Is today bad pun day?) Virtually non-existent. Period. So everybody wins! I can’t remember the last time I had gas. Don’t ask me why I’m thinking about that…
Whole30 Observation Number Three: Thinking back, maybe I can remember the last time I had “stomach issues”. It was when we were having pork belly with our breakfast, and one day it just didn’t agree with me. I carried the feeling all day, and when it came to bed time, I was still Rumbly in my Tumbly, as Winnie the Pooh would say. (See, I did it again. Pooh=Poo. I’ll never grow up!!!). But not rumbly in a fun way. It was in a “I think I’m Going To Be Sick” way. So I got out of bed and took a few Rolaids or Tums or Rennies (my father-in-law leaves these behind after he visits), and get back into bed. Now my mind is racing because of the whole Whole30 – OMG What Have I Done? What Do Those Contain? Is There Any Sugar? Are They Compliant? Do I Have To Reset Back To Day 1? Jane tells me to shut the hell up, stop moving around, and go to sleep.
4:00 PM. Getting my snack on! A double shot of espresso, a sliced honey crisp apple and 2 kinds of homemade beef jerky. Again. Getting low on the jerky. Might have to turn out some more over the weekend.
6:30 PM. Dinner. Protein-style hamburgers with white sweet potato baked fries. Absolutely delicious! Lean 93/7 ground beef, with fresh veggies and a little bit of compliant yellow mustard. Again, dee-licious!
No, this wasn’t a SWYPO moment. This was a legit planned meal. So there!
9:00 PM. Targeted bed time.
And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30…
Relive my adventure from Day 1.