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It was a weekend of chicken.
Whole30 Day 21 (Monday, September 3rd)
I’ve been super hungry and super tired…I don’t know why. Maybe not enough protein?
Breakfast (pictured): I attempted a sort of sweet potato hash, and took forever peeling up a sweet potato…not worth it. Ha. Fried it in coconut oil with one egg + 2 egg whites. It was good. Oh, I didn’t eat much of the avocado in the picture.
Lunch (pictured): A salad of a cucumber, slice of apple, slice of avocado, tomatoes, EVOO, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Also, Stop & Shop’s natural tomato sauce mixed with fried up meat thrown over a giant romaine salad with tomatoes. I’ve been only wanting fresh tomatoes with everything…and I mentioned it to my mom and sister, to which Jenny said, “duh, it’s the lycopene, your body is craving it!” Lycopene is apparently great for the skin! So, that’s pretty cool that my body knows what it needs…but I’m not sure why I’ve been so hungry lately. Anxiety?
Snack: A Peach (I think I’m eating a little too much fruit)
Dinner: Red pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, cooked in EVOO, with chicken. Had with some apple slices.
Dessert: More fruit…ugh. I couldn’t stop! I had frozen blueberries. They were good…
Overall: I don’t know if it ‘s the antibiotics, or the going back to school, or what not…but I’ve been a total zombie all day. Hungry and sleepy. Ugh. I hate feeling like that! The worst is that nothing is satisfying to me…I’m going to order some paleo cookbooks, I need some inspiration! I ate way more than usual all weekend. I’m going to chalk this up to anxiety. I guess no matter what my “diet” is, some things will never change: I will always turn to food, no matter what the food, when I’m tired and anxious. I’ve decided to stop drinking coffee for the time being too; it’s not really doing me any good, or any negative, so why not just give it up for a little. I definitely need to be not eating that much fruit…I have to be a tad more mindful!
One of the serious cons to eating this way is that: there is always dishes to do! I need new recipes to make too. I should spend some time bookmarking some.
I’m not feeling this “magic” everyone talks about…I still have some time to go, but I’m thinking my body needs more time (which is why I’ll be continuing this for a while). I’m thinking I will do a Whole60, then Paleo for a little, and then…do a Whole30 in December! Gasp! It may be the only way I can control myself around the holidays.
Whole30 Day 16
Breakfast (pictured): Tomato, piece of grilled chicken cutlet, 1/4 an avocado. Yum. Simple.
Lunch (pictured) : Lunch was a little disjointed, as I was at school for some, in town for some, and then home for some. I had a salad with onions, peppers, tomato, and oil and vinegar at school; in town, 3 pieces of avocado with peppers, and watermelon chunks; and, at home, 2 egg whites + one egg fried in coconut oil.
Snack: A Peach!
Dinner (pictured): First I had a bowl of the zucchini soup; then, half a sweet potato, broccoli, chicken, onion, and mushroom sautéed in EVOO.
Dessert: Nectarine (too much fruit today, I think!)
Overall: Last night I dreamt I ate a Twix bar, and I woke up SO mad at myself! How could I do that in the middle of Whole30?! I even dreamed that I emailed Melissa Hartwig, the founder of Whole9/Whole30 to tell her about it. What’s wrong with me?! Ha!
Other than that, I’m feeling good. My anxiety is high, but that’s life. I was anxious eating at school today, but I’m a lucky gal and my school has awesome lunches; I had a delicious salad…it’s just the protein part which is troubling to me to figure out (everything is in a sauce). I’m wondering if I should stop eating nuts for the time being, as I wonder if it’s doing more harm to my face healing than good. I’m still feeling strong…not feeling the “magic,” but, we have some time to go still…!
Song of the day: Modest Mouse’s Float On
PS. a GIANT thank you to everyone in my life (school, home, internet) who have been supportive and encouraging. You don’t even know how much it means to me! Thank you.
EDIT: After reading around the Whole30 forums tonight, I made the exec decision to do more than 30 days. After the whole Soy Slip Up of day 5, I’m definitely going to be adding on at least 5 days to the plan. This means that though I’m on day 16, my body thinks it is day 11…because it really only has been a “clean 11 days.” Confusing, no? Anyway, this means nothing much to anyone else out there, but I’m putting it out there anyway.
I attempted Chicken and Dumplings this weekend and succeeded! It was so, so easy…
Thinking of making Rachael Ray’s “Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole” for Eric tonight. I’m so not good with cooking rice, but it’s worth a shot!
…I happened to have garlic, olive oil, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and chicken in the house! I made mine without bread crumbs, but used the cheese. I’m excited to see how this comes out because it was a super easy recipe!
Olivia’s Chicken Cutlet Recipe…so easy and so good!