Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Day 8 Monday: Mondays are our day off. We stayed up late the night before, but woke up at a decent hour. That morning I couldn't believe how smooth my face was, especially my chin area. Did I tell you guys I'm giving up nuts for Whole30 too? Well I am. When I started trying to be more Paleo a few months ago I upped my nut consumption considerably. For instance, I ate an entire pound of cashew butter in 4 days. My face turned into nothing but buboes and pus. Ew, my hyperbole grossed me out. Anyway, I found out through Whole30 forums that nuts have phytoestrogens in them and they cause hormonal imbalance in women. I took the wreck of a period I had this month to be proof. I could feel the ripping cramps even after I popped a oxycodine, which was after I was in tears because the 4 advil weren't working. So now, no nuts. We'll see how next cycle goes. If I can get rid of acne and pms, I will gladly give up pecan pie.
Monday.. breakfast was....I don't remember. Must've been something with eggs. Frittata? Yep, zucchini & prosciutto frittata. Then I laid my happy ass out on the back porch and soaked up some vitamin D while I read this awesome book. Sweet Tooth by the guy who wrote Atonement. Ian Somebody. It was about a British chick who was a spy in the 70s.
I think lunch was salad with deli meat on top. The organic stuff at our grocery store is a pretty safe bet that it's compliant, as long as it's not ham (honey). Bf is hooked on my ranch mayo, I think we go through a batch every 4 days.
We spent the afternoon antiquing, Bf's idea. Yep, I got a Bf that likes to do cool stuff. I skipped yoga and chair class, but the walk around downtown loosened up all by soreness. Still need to stretch though.
Dinner was a whole chicken on grill. We just cut the backbone out of that sucker and laid him flat. Had a tasty marinade on him too... MmMmMm juicy. Organic really does make a difference when you by chicken, it's worth it. Especially if you buy whole birds. I tossed some broccoli in olive oil and put them on the grill too, but that wasn't such a big hit. Too crunchy. Sweet potatoes turned out great though, slipped right out of their jackets. Made it easier for me to eat Bf's sweet potato skin :) Salad, ranch, as usual.
Before I started the program I thought I was going miss all the drunken..encounters.. we have. But let me tell ya, this diet upped the libido that I don't need a drink ifyaknowwhatimsayin.
Day 9 Tuesday: Ugggggh work. I forgot to reset my first alarm at 4:30, so I got woken up at 5 instead. To my shock and amazement, I was cognizant when got up to turn it off. I hit dismiss, not snooze. Weird. I made coffee, bfast (sausage & egg stuffed sweet potatoes), and packed lunch (leftovers from last night).
Tuesday is Boot Camp class day. I dunno if it's the tan I got this weekend, or the cut of the shirt, or a result of the diet.. but I looked BEEFY in class. Almost, too beefy. Like, holy hell these look like man-ceps. I was a little self conscious about it, couldn't take my eyes off my arms in the mirror. And wait.. is my butt getting bigger too? Well, that's ok I decided. More to twerk with. But then I showered and put my work clothes back on and I looked normal again. No worries about being mistaken for a tranny.
I put dinner in the crock pot during my extra morning energy spurt. I came home to the most delicious aroma of grass fed chuck roast. I put some green beans in the oven and made some gravy with the glorious liquid from the crock pot. Tapioca flour tricked me. I thought it would be thinner than regular flour, and it didn't brown. But when it was all said and done I think added too much.. I put 2 tbsp ghee, 4 tbsp tapioca flour, 2 cups stock. It tasted great, just looks like now we're having beef aspic for leftover lunch tomorrow. It jiggles.
I made the coconut whipped cream dessert again. I'm going to have to order some vanilla beans in bulk. They are just magical. I ate 3/4 of a can of coconut milk. Oh well, better than a Sonic shake. Shht was good.
Now I'm going to shower, read, and cuddle with my hot sexy man. Night!
**P.S. I just realized I didn't have a single headache today. Hoorah!