Day 4 of Whole30:
Breakfast (pictured): Ground pan fried turkey (with EVOO), a yellow pepper, red onion, shredded carrots, and more of the julianned zucchini; I tossed this all in a ton of curry with water, to thicken it up a bit. It’s so good!
Lunch (pictured): Salad with peppers, cucumbers, onion, tomato tossed in olive oil; salmon, string beans, spinach, half an avocado; few pieces of honeydew, cantaloupe, grapes. As you can see, my grandmother loves buying fruit. I took most of that home to eat this week in smaller portion sizes.
Dinner (pictured): Zucchini, baby heirloom tomatoes (though I didn’t actually eat many of them, they were a little bitter for me) leftover roasted cabbage, the rest of the ground turkey, carrots, string beans, red onion, mixed with curry (I’m eating it like it’s going out of style).
Dessert: Some chunks of pineapple and green grapes.
Overall: Didn’t work out today; didn’t sleep much last night! We had a cricket in the house and it kept me up, and on top of that, my back to school/real life anxiety is kicking in. I ended up reading for a while and eventually slept; I went back to sleep a little this morning (I read the Whole30 part of It Starts With Food and they did say your energy levels would be off the first week). My skin, despite the meds and the food, isn’t doing great. Eric says it looks better, and I can see a SLIGHT color change (in certain lights!), but overall it hurts a lot (today more than in a few days; I actually took tylenol for it). It really isn’t fun to brush your hand across your face by accident and wince. I did some reading today about Paleo/Whole30 and acne, and I’m really hoping it helps. I would be so happy to eat like this forever in turn for clear and healthy skin.
I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about my dietary habits in the past few months. Last January, after getting home from a particularly gluttonous holiday season, I decided I wanted to lose weight for real and for healthy. I did lose about 20 pounds from January to June, which is great—except once I got to about the weight I wanted to be at, I started yo-yo-ing like crazy. No wonder my skin is like this. I went GF for two weeks in May, then had a slip up week, then two “good” weeks, then a slip up (big time) week, then we went away and I ate like an insane person…my poor body hasn’t had a chance to recover. While this Whole30 plan can be trying at times (and it’s tiring at times, the mental part), I’m so excited to give my body a chance (and my mind) to heal and a chance to refresh and re-balance it’s self. I didn’t realize how mental and psychological this journey would be!
Weekends are a really hard eating time for me to make smart choices, so here’s hoping this weekend goes well (also, going out of the house for food on Sunday, so…a little nervous about that!).