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.

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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.

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Fully Compliant

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

 

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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.

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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 83 Days After My Whole30

Monday, April 25, 2016. Whole30 plus 83 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; one cup of scrambled egg whites with one cup of this weeks veggie mix: summer squash and zucchini, red and green peppers, and mushrooms.  I also had a half teaspoon of local bee pollen.

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Fully Compliant

I’m sticking with the green tea for this week’s morning after coffee but before lunch beverage.  I love this stuff and still have, like, a pound of it left.

1:30 PM  Government bureaucrats made me late for lunch.  I had a killer green salad with half an avocado and an Aidells Chicken and Apple sausage on top. *in my best high-pitched voice* Awesome!!!

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Fully Compliant

 

Whole30 Observation:  Clean Eating Observation:  I thought I was going to be in trouble today with my gluten consumption from yesterday – waffles with breakfast, naan with dinner, as well as eating rice with dinner last night.  I made it from 6:00 AM to 1:30 PM without eating anything, and no sudden vicious hunger attack.  So yay.

4:30 PM.  Home.  Snack.  Sliced Red Delicious apple and a double shot of espresso.  I’m out of beef jerky.  I wonder how that happened?  Not bad, though.  The jerky lasted 3 weeks.

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Fully Compliant

4:45 PM.  Snack V.2.  Caffé Americano.  Molto Buono.

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Pienamente Compatibile

I should have put something in the foreground or background or maybe a saucer for perspective.  That is a 16oz latte mug, btw…

6:30 PM.  Dinner.  Smothered pork chop, mashed potatoes made with ghee and chicken stock, and Italian cut green beans.  Still one of my favorites.

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Fully Compliant

 

That’s 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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Whole 30 Observations Day 26

Day 26.  January 29, 2016.  “Tiger Blood” post 11

4:00 AM.  Wide awake.  Not groggy.  No alarm.

Got out of bed and went to give our dogs a good morning pat, and found that our 13 year old Rottweiler had passed away peacefully during the night.  Rest In Peace, Sasha.  You’re a good girl and you will truly be missed.

Despite the sadness, I’m thinking “Tiger Blood” again. 2 cups of black coffee.

5:45 AM.  Breakfast of ground beef hash with 3 eggs incorporated into the hash.  A giant mug of organic Jasmine green tea for the running around this morning.  Breakfast looked a little something like this:

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11:00 AM.  Back at the office and eating my lunch.  There’s a party happening on my desk!  I have my green salad with avocado, side of tuna with home made mayonnaise, and my carrots, celery and apples decided to show up for the group photo.  I talked about the tuna on Day 24, but I’ll say it again because I thought it was such a good find:  We got the tuna from Costco.  I still can’t find a link to the actual product, but if you’re in the store, it’s Kirkland Chunk Light Skipjack Tuna In Water.  Again, here’s ‘props’ given to Costco from Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/costco-announces-sustainable-skipjack-tuna-brand/

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1:00 PM.  Back home.  Finished my work day near the house, so what the heck.  I decided on a double shot of espresso for my afternoon sip.  Good stuff…  I’m putting albondigas together for dinner tonight, and I’ll be making enough to have plenty o’ leftovers for the weekend.

 

3:00 PM.  Heading over to my Mom’s house so we can give her a ride to the airport.  Now we have 5 things working against us:  1.  Las Vegas  2.  Friday Afternoon/Early Evening  3.  Rush Hour  4.  Airport  5.  Time Management (or lack thereof on dear Mother’s part).  Shout-out to me mates in Australia and New Zealand – she’s heading your way!!!  But I digress.  Amped-up on my double shot!  Yesssss!

5:30 PM.  Back home after the airport run.  Put the finishing touches on the albondigas and ate a hearty bowl full of this piping hot heaven in a bowl.  Step Two: Re-Introduction discussion taking place tonight – Me: Rice or Crackers to go with the soup would be nice.  Jane:  Beer.  Her mind is pretty much made up.  I make my meatballs half chicken and half ground beef:

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Both of us decided to have a Caffe Americano after dinner:

Caffe Americano

Left is a 4oz espresso cup, Right is a 16oz coffee cup

 

9:00 PM.  That’s what time I’m going to try to be in bed.  Friday Night in Vegas, baby, I’m out of control!!!  Seriously, we have a busy day planned for tomorrow.

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