Monday, February 1, 2016

Whole30 #2: Week 4

I'm feeling like the worst Whole30-er this time around, but I actually don't really care enough to start the 30 days over again.  I'm sticking to the plan when I can, not stressing about it when I can't (damn work meals), and having ONE drink or a small treat when I really want it.

Day 22: Feeling fine.  Still got a cold, and I'm hanging out with a sick Little Lady at home.
  • Breakfast: Coffee
  • Lunch: Italian sausage in chicken broth with arugula.
  • Dinner: Leftover spaghetti squash and marinara (no more meatballs) 
Day 23: More work meetings involving food, but I made it work...
  • Breakfast:  Coffee, and then a plain tea.  Stayed strong against the free pastries at my 9am meeting.
  • Lunch: Spaghetti squash and marinara
  • Dinner: Cilantro chicken burgers with avocado, caramelized onions and peppers, and roasted spicy cauliflower over arugula.
Day 24: Lots of personal errands to run
  • Breakfast: Coffee
  • Lunch: Left-over cilantro chicken burger
  • Dinner: Italian sausage in chicken broth with arugula.
Day 25: Cancelled business meetings, Nana(Claus) is coming to town.
  • Breakfast: Coffee and a smoothie.
  • Dinner: [Carb-cation commences] Meatball parm grinder from Lil' Rizzo's.  So worth it.
Day 26: Our 5th anniversary and a quick trip to the Poconos.
  • Breakfast: Coffee.  And a smoothie. And then more coffee.
  • Lunch:  Italian sausage in chicken broth with arugula and an apple with almond butter.
  • Dinner: [Carb-cation continues at an all-inclusive buffet] Broccolini, chicken from this stirfry thingy that was really good, a little bit of pasta, a huge piece of cake.
  • Extras: Some chocolates from my honey, like 5 glasses of wine, 2 glasses of champagne, 2 cups of beer, and god knows what else because I don't believe I remember the whole episode.
Day 27: Still Carb-cationing, and I have the worst headache existing in Luzerne County, PA.
  • Breakfast: Tea, an egg burrito thingy, some fruit and about 8 french toast sticks.
  • Lunch: A rest stop whopper junior and some advil.  
  • Dinner: Some crab-stuffed talapia thingy from Outback (yay for gift cards), some chocolate thunder dessert thingy, and 2 beers.
Day 28: Toddler birthday party!  p.s. I got to meet Michael Angelo, the TMNT. 
  • Breakfast: Coffee, and scrambled eggs on a whole wheat english muffin.
  • Lunch: Half a grilled chicken wrap, half a grilled veggie chicken wrap, about 5 mimosas, and the best freaking Ninja Turtle cake pop ever.
  • Dinner: Bourbon pork tenderloin, sweet potato, and roasted asparagus.  I later ate my truck stop cookie purchased on Day 27 and washed it down with a beer. 
[Carb-cation concludes.]

Whole30 #2: Week 3

Began the week on the cusp of a slip-up (a yummy delicious and worth it slip-up), but I'm back on the wagon!

Day 15: Feeling the sugar hang-over.  Tired, stuffy, dragging.

  • Breakfast: Coffee.  I think I had 3 cups!
  • Lunch: Work lunch steak salad: grilled steak, romaine, pico de gallo, lots of guac.  I also cheated a little with 2 corn chips as I stared at them longingly for almost 4 hours...
  • Dinner: Peer pressure is the worst, and I'm such a sucker.  Definitely had a glass of home-brewed cider from a friend, got wasted off one glass, and then made dinner.
Day 16: Obviously dragging and tired.  Nose still stuffy.

  • Breakfast: Coffee.  Again, multiple cups.
  • Lunch: Leftover steak salad with avocado (since I ate all the guac at the meeting...)
  • Dinner: Spaghetti squash and meatballs (no bread crumbs) with homemade marinara.
Day 17: Feeling better again, but still a little tired.
  • Breakfast: Coffee.  I'm really just not hungry in the morning...
  • Lunch: Leftover spaghetti squash and meatballs and an apple with almond butter.
  • Dinner: Butternut squash burrito bowl.
Day 18: Energy's back. Still tough getting up, but it's not tragic.  Woke up hungry for the first time in about a week. 
  • Breakfast: Coffee and a smoothie.
  • Lunch: Leftover spaghetti squash and meatballs, and an apple lent to me by a friend.
  • Dinner: More squash burrito bowl, with the last of the chipotle chicken, a poached egg, salsa, avocado, cilantro.  A spoon of almond butter as a snack.
Day 19:  Feeling great, except for this cold that came upon me...I also weighed myself and I'm down 7 lbs!
  • Breakfast: Coffee.
  • Lunch: The last of the squash burrito bowl, with a poached egg, salsa, avocado, and cilantro.
  • Dinner:
And then there was a blizzard.

Day 20: Lots of shoveling, some "I earned this" beers, lots of warm things to thaw us.

  • Breakfast: Coffee
  • Lunch:  6 pepper chili (jalapeno, bell, chipolte, chili, ancho, and cayenne) with ground beef (no beans).
  • Dinner:  
Day 21:  I'll be honest, I can't remember...there was more shoveling, and more chili to be sure.