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Day 1 of Whole30:

Breakfast (pictured): 2 cucumbers julianned with red onion, three egg whites, shredded carrots, tomato, lemon juice and garlic powder. Cup of coffee, too. This was delicious!

Lunch (pictured): Salad with olive oil, red peppers, green peppers, carrots, two egg whites.  Half an iced coffee (black). 

Snack: 6 Strawberries.

Dinner: Large salad with olive oil, peppers, cucumbers, random other veggies. Chicken (cooked in EVOO), string beans, carrots (my grandma makes them with nutmeg, sooo good), zucchini (with celery salt, pepper, and EVOO, delicious!), and some avocado. 

Dessert: Pineapple and blueberries.

High point of day: Finding out my grandmother stopped at the supermarket just to give some random person her coupon since she wasn’t using it this week. (Also, I got everything on my to-do list done, woohoo!)

Low point: Realizing I ordered the wrong size magnets for a project. This isn’t really a low, my day was actually quite lovely. 

Overall: I was really nervous today, but everyone seems to be on board with the plan. Everyone, including my internet buds, are so encouraging! To be honest, it is hard to eat avocado, and think about incorporating oils into my diet, without worrying about calories and fat…but, I’m going to go buy some coconut and avocado oil tomorrow, and I have an avocado in the fridge to eat in moderation this week. I did get nervous for a minute when I realized I wouldn’t be able to go home for lunch, and wasn’t sure where to eat in town…but the Korean Deli had a lovely salad bar with fresh veggies. I need to be drinking more water, for sure. I feel positive though. I feel really strong. 

Workout: 17 minutes on treadmill, ran 1.2 miles. 

Song of the day: Quitter by Carrie Underwood; it’s a really, really fun song to run to! I need new workout music—anyone??

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"Molly had been a costume; putting it on made me realize that we all become actors, to some extent, when we go out to eat. Every restaurant is a theater, and the truly great ones allow us to indulge in the fantasy that we are rich and powerful. When restaurants hold up their end of the bargain, they give us the illusion of being surrounded by servants intent on ensuring our happiness and offering extraordinary food." —Ruth Reichl, Garlic and Sapphires

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