Howdy again folks! I can’t believe that I’ve almost gotten though a week without chocolate! And bread! Oh sweet and soft and squishy and tasty bread. Every day, I’ve been thinking about all the foods I haven’t been able to eat, and then eating something thats better for me as a replacement. Today, I’ve had two navel oranges. And one yesterday. Maybe all those years I spent in Florida are causing me to crave citrus fruits. I’m not complaining. In any case- Douglas came home today! Woohoo! So I will make this episode short and sweet for y’all so I can get back to snuggling.
This morning, was a very monochromatic breakfast. 2 scrambled eggs, 1 navel orange and a mango pineapple Nestle purelife water. Delicious.
I had leftovers today because they were simple and still delicious. Salmon, potatoes and some watermelon. I haven’t had much watermelon this year, because honestly, I haven’t found much that looked appetizing. I hit the jackpot with these slices of awesome. They hit the spot.
Shrimp has been my favorite thing to eat during this Whole30 diet. Something about them tastes so buttery and wonderful. I had some garlic sauteed spinach and then strawberries and pineapples on the side with an iced peppermint tea.
And this heavenly baby is the pizza I made for Douglas for his welcome home meal. Cheese stuffed crust spinach, tomato and goat cheese. No sauce. I even brushed the crust with olive oil and sprinkled extra garlic powder on the sides. Real love is making your partner a pizza full of everything you can’t eat, and not sneaking a piece of cheese. I will admit-I grabbed a piece of his pizza to get a good smell. It was magical. I do miss pizza. Especially one as beautiful as this one.
I am happy I started this journey. I am proving to myself that I can live without sugar and treats and junk food and be ok. Its pretty empowering!!! If I can do it you all can do it!!!
Have a good one y’all,
Where to begin on my day. Lets just say that today was not the day for me. I woke up to get ready for my 9:30am physical therapy appointment. I made myself breakfast and got all the pets fed and taken out for a potty break. Grabbed my water and headed out the door- only to find that my car would not start. UGH! After trying to be patient and let it sit for a few minutes, I tried again and no dice. So, physical therapy had to be cancelled, and AAA had to be called. The tech came out, checked my battery and the battery works! BUT! My starter was dead. Double UGH! I called my mechanic immediately while the car was running (the AAA tech banged my starter and got the car running) and drove it straight up to him. $300 later, my car runs and I was able to take care of the oil change I’ve been meaning to get to all at once. Ugh. I was then racing home to shower and do my hair and makeup for a very important appointment that was a 30-40 minute drive away. I left the appointment still in the funk leftover from this morning, hit the grocery store for some protein and headed home for dinner. I made a new YouTube video (for those of you who want to watch it, go here.) And then I listened to the Boston Crusaders perform their show Conquest at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy via the internet. (My brother marches Baritone- EAT EM UP BOSTON!) Anywho. I got the great news that Douglas will be coming home TOMORROW and not Monday, so I am very excited to see him. 6 1/2 weeks on the road (minus the 12 hours he got to come home)- I sure am ready to see him!
Now lets get to the pictures of my meals and get on with our night…. haha
Smoothie (pineapple, strawberries, cranberry juice) and a scrambled egg. Enough to keep me full until later.
12:00PM Apple Pie Larabar. Thank goodness I threw some of these in my bag before I rushed to get my car fixed. I would’ve been grumpy!!!
Lunch 2:15 PM
No picture because I literally threw my two leftover Aidells sausages into the pan until they were warm enough and ran out the door and had to eat them plain while I drove to my appointment. Glad they were easy (and pre cooked!) It was enough to get me through until dinner.
Baked salmon, leftover baked red potatoes and fruit salad (banana and navel orange) and Cherry Lime LaCroix. Very tasty.
I will note that I found myself longing for a pizza the most today to somewhat nurture myself because of how crappy the day truly was for me. Its nuts how we turn to food to make us happy!
I was talking to my Grandma on the phone today and she asked how my Whole30 was going. I told her that there are some habits that I am really enjoying and will continue when my time is up, but I honestly can’t wait to have a few naughty things and I can not WAIT to bake some new things and taste test them all.
Have a good one y’all,