Clean Eating, Whole30

Life 99 Days After My Whole30

Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Whole30 plus 99 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…  A lot of this is going to look really familiar.  Again.  Déjà vu.  Déjà vu can be a lot like Déjà moo – you know, when you’re at work and the boss comes up with something really stupid or you’re talking with that one ‘Drama’ friend and it’s like “Oh, no, this bullsh!t again…”  Yeah, that’s Déjà moo.  OK, where was I?  Oh, yeah…blog…

4:15 AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in; a cup of veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites.  And a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

BFast 5_11_16

Fully Compliant

 

I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning.  Imagine that.

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  A nice big green salad with half an avocado and a diced up grilled pork chop on top.  The pork chop was grilled with some mesquite seasoning, and it came out great.  Again.

Lunch 5_11

Fully Compliant

4:00 PM.  Snack.  I had a double shot of espresso with my apple slices.  Tasty as always.

 

Snack 5_11_16

Fully Compliant

I talked about this before, and I would like to repeat what I said before – we’re definitely not coffee snobs, and we’re willing to give most brands a try.  Within reason, of course.  I wrote about trying ground espresso “off the shelf”, and found that Illy was pretty good.  We also tried Megaglia D’Oro, and liked that as well.  So props to the Italian brands so far.  So now we’re going to check out Columbia for some Café Bustelo.  Not bad.  I like the strength and richness of the flavor.  Nothing too subtle going on here.  The Rick and Jane consensus is that all three of these espressos are good for stand alone double shots and café Americano’s.  With that being said, we do have our stash of single origin / fair trade / organic beans and a really nice Capresso conical burr grinder – – – I just started going coffee snob here, so I’ll stop about the coffee now.

 

6:00 PM.  Dinner.  Grilled pork chop, white potatoes cooked in the TFal ActiFry, and FRESH green beans.   Yummmm.

Dinner 5_11_16

Fully Compliant

I’ll shut up now.

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Life 98 Days After My Whole30

Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Whole30 plus 98 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

4:15 AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in; a cup of veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites.  And a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

BFast 5-10_16

Fully Compliant

And again, I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning.  Another morning with lots of running around.

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  A nice big green salad with half an avocado and a diced up grilled pork chop on top.  I wish you all could have had a bite of this salad.  OK, not this exact salad, but one just like it.  I don’t think I would have shared this with anyone!

Lunch 5_10_16

Fully Compliant

Whole30 / Clean Eating Observation:  Jane caught a few minutes of the Wendy Williams Show this morning, and they ran a segment called Celebrity Food Trends featuring Tanya Zuckerbrot, the author of The F‑Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss.  Anyone read this or know anything about it?  I was just glad to see that a lot of the celebrity types are picking up on what I’m laying down.  Oh, and as a side note – and you have to imagine that I am screaming this – “WHAT DO YOU MEAN KOMBUCHA COSTS $8 A BOTTLE IN MANHATTAN?!?!?!”

I ate my carrots, celery, and apple slices at various times this afternoon while I was doing even more running around.

6:00 PM.  Dinner.  Smothered pork chop, mashed potatoes made with organic, grass-fed butter and whole milk, and Italian cut green beans fresh from the can.

Dinner 5_10_16

Clean Eating

 

That’s about it for now.

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Life 97 Days After My Whole30

Monday, May 9, 2016. Whole30 plus 97 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

4:15 AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in; a cup of veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites.  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

Bfast 5_9_16

Fully Compliant

I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning.  I have 3 stops to make before I get to my office.  Hopefully that will last.

Whole30 / Clean Eating observation:  It is absolutely amazing to me how just 1 day of going rogue (yesterday) can make you feel like crap the next day.  Seriously.  I’ve learned over the past few months how sugar bad carbs bad fat etc. affect me.  This morning I wake up and I’m moving kind of slow, muscles hurt a little and the joints are a little achy, and I totally space out during sports center and the news.  Three hours after breakfast I am totally starving to death and drinking 16 oz of water did not help curb my appetite.  I tore through my carrots and celery, and immediately moved on to my lunch.  Then, around 2 this afternoon, I’m chugging more water and eating my apple slices.  So my effect from bad food is the sudden onslaught of hunger between meals, but on the next day.  But I’m drinking more water, which is nice.

10:00 AM.  Lunch.  A big green salad with half an avocado and a sliced up Aidells Chicken and Apple sausage sitting on top.  Tasty.

Lunch 5_9_16

Fully Compliant

2:00 PM.  Apple slices and a travel mug full of water.  I wrote about this up there ⇑⇑⇑ somewhere.

4:00 PM.  Snack.  Homemade trail mix.

6:30 PM.  Dinner.  Flank steak, potatoes cooked in the Tfal ActiFry, and corn on the cob with organic grass-fed butter.  Is it summer yet?

Dinner 5_9_16

Clean Eating

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Life 94 Days After My Whole30

Friday, May 6, 2016. Whole30 plus 94 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

3:30 AM.  Awake.  Why?!?!  Amber Alert.  Jane’s phone is buzzing away on her night stand, and my phone is alerting it’s little heart out in the living room.  I’m glad things worked out.  Back to sleep?  Ain’t gonna happen…

Cups plural of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in with one cup of the veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites .  I also chopped up and threw in the leftover green beans from last night.  Waste not, want not.  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

BFast 5_6_16

Fully Compliant

I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning for the ride in and office time.  For it being Friday, I spent wayyy too much time in the office.

 

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  A big green salad with half an avocado and an Aidells Chicken and Apple sausage, sliced up and sitting on top.  Some jerk stole the leftover chicken leg/thigh I was saving for lunch today.  The salad was still tasty, though.

Lunch 5_6_16

Fully Compliant

4:00 PM.  Early Dinner.  Zoodles with meat sauce.  Awesome!  Our son (the chicken leg stealing jerk mentioned above) won a Dash Go Rapid Peeler a while back, so we have to get some use out of it.  So you throw a zucchini onto the rapid peeler and let it do its thing, and you get zucchini noodles, or “zoodles”.  Why do I feel like Dr. Evil saying “Laser” when I say “Zoodle”?  He (the chicken leg stealing jerk mentioned above) had regular pasta with his Bolognese (fancy name for meat sauce) and I almost had a bite of the real-deal.  almost.

 

Dinner 5_6_16

Fully Compliant

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time. The earlier than usual start this morning has me a little messed-up right now.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Life 93 Days After My Whole30

Thursday, May 5, 2016. Whole30 plus 92 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

I really want to start the day with a mini-rant about Cinco de Mayo, tacos, and tequila, in as much as I want to rant about St. Patrick’s day, beer, and corned beef and cabbage.  Or Passover foods and Orthodox Easter meals from the past couple weeks.  But I won’t.  Get out there and enjoy food, drink, and life.  Learn about and experience new cultures!

4:15  AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in with one cup of the veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites .  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen. Again.

BFast 5_5_16

Fully Compliant

I made a big travel mug of green tea this morning for the ride in and office time.

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  Another big ol’ green salad with half an avocado and a mesquite-seasoned grilled chicken breast.

Lunch 5_5_16

Fully Compliant

4:00 PM.  Snack.  I made a Caffè Americano in a Chemex-shaped cup because I’m kind of crazy like that.  I also had a sliced Red Delicious apple that was both red and delicious.

Snack 5_5_16

Fully Compliant

Whole30 / Clean Eating Observation:  So while I’m having my snack, Jane has made herself some toasted Ezekial 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Bread with almond butter.  Now this bread is non-compliant SWYPO etc. on the program, but it is Clean Eating.  I’ve had bread twice in the last 123 days.  Today marks the 3rd time in 123 days that I’ve eaten bread.  OK, I’m not saying I was a bread addict just because I ate bread in some way, shape, or form with EVERY meal before I started the Whole30, but I will say that I was a bread addict carb junkie before my Whole30 because I have been known to eat double-decker stuffing sandwiches on occasion.  True story.  So Jane made a couple of slices of this heavenly deliciousness of Biblical proportions, and that brings me to Part 2 to this Observation:  I understand why this is called Ezekial 4:9 bread, but maybe they should have given this bread a second name and called it Psalm 78:24-25 bread.  Manna!!!  Am I right or what?

7:00 PM.  Dinner.  Fried chicken, mashed potatoes made with chicken stock and organic grass fed butter, and fresh green beans.  Fresh out of the can, that is.  Never gets old!

Dinner 5_5_16

Clean Eating

That’s about it for now.  Finally a Friday tomorrow. woo-hoo!

OK, one more picture of that Caffè Americano before I go:

Caffe Americano

It’s almost like a funny little Guinness!

OK.  Done.

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time. Night, all.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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Life 92 Days After My Whole30

Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Whole30 plus 92 days of Clean Eating.  Mostly.

Let’s see what today brings…

I haven’t even woke up yet, and I’m already tired of the “May the Fourth Be With You” schtick.  I get it.  I got it.  year after year after year.  Jeez, listen to the grumpy me!

4:15  AM.  Alarm.  Awake.  2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast.  Ground beef hash with white and yellow sweet potatoes mixed in with one cup of the veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms, all scrambled together with one cup of egg whites .  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

Bfast 5_4_16

Fully Compliant

I made a travel mug of green tea this morning for the ride in and office time.

11:00 AM.  Lunch.  A big green salad with half an avocado and a grilled chicken breast and added spinach.  The chicken breast was grilled with the same mesquite seasoning Jane used yesterday.  Friggin’ tasty!

Lunch 5_4_16

Fully Compliant

2:00 PM. Snack.  A sliced Red Delicious apple and a double shot of espresso. I ended up at home a lot earlier this afternoon due to forgetting to bring some paperwork I needed with me in order to take care of some other business on my side of town run on sentence, and I wasn’t about to drive back to my office to get it.  Tomorrow’s another day, as they say.  Whoever ‘they’ are, ‘they’ say lots of things.  And you know what ‘they’ say…

Snack 5_4_16

Fully Compliant

7:00 PM.  Dinner.  Protein-style hamburgers and orange sweet potato fries cooked in the TFal ActiFry.  We’re getting some mileage out of that ActiFry thing lately.

Dinner 5_4_16

Fully Compliant

They’re not the prettiest fries, but they are very enjoyable.

That’s about it for now.

9:30 PM.  Targeted bed time.

And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30.  Today was a good day.

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