That's right, it's time for another Whole30!
I didn't take measurements this morning because I felt like the bloating from New Year's Eve festivities would skew my baseline, so tomorrow I'll take note of them.
If you don't know what the Whole30 is, go here and find out: whole9life.com/category/
The fiance and I woke up around 10, showered, and went back to our friend's house to help him clean up the aftermath. I went through the drive-thru for him so he could assuage his spicy chicken sandwich craving (and pick up a cheeseburger for his mother, since that's her favorite food), took him to his parent's house, and then took myself home to vegetate with my mom (I played SIMS and she played her Harry Potter game). I was ready to gnaw my own arm off and SO ready to put healthy food in my body, so I put on my pajamas (being in pajamas is integral to vegetating) and made a massive salad of spring mix, chopped green peppers, tomato, and canned tuna, which I topped with sea salt and pepper, a splash of lemon juice and a generous drizzle of olive oil. After the sugar-laden holiday season and the more immediate consequences of last night, I was utterly thrilled to eat this salad. It practically danced its way down, and I can't WAIT to go get more (I burned the last of my greens on this salad).
My snacks have not been by the template, but I had almonds and raisins, an avocado with a splash of lime juice and S&P, and a cup of ham and potato soup.
White potatoes are not allowed on the Whole30, but understand this: I am a college student, I live with my mother, and we have a limited income to spend on groceries. Normally I cook for myself anyway, and she warns me if she's cooking off my diet so I can plan accordingly (she is supportive but does not do this with me). But, if she cooks something that's just-barely non-W30 (these particular potatoes, for example, or a beef skillet she makes that has a small amount of corn in it), I eat it. Period. We simply do not have a big enough grocery budget to nitpick 24/7. So, ham and potato soup it is.
I'm also going to make myself scrambled eggs for dinner, with a heaping dose of salsa. I LOVE salsa on my eggs. YUMTASTIC.
The best part of this Whole30 is that my stepmother is on board! We talked about it a little today (she called me to announce her hatred for black coffee) and I think she will finish it all the way through. We both like fresh whole food already, so eating meat and vegetables and healthy fats is not a problem. We both have a major sugar habit, especially late at night, so the habit-breaking part of this program is imperative for us both. I'm pretty darned excited to have a buddy, and I think if she succeeds and has a good experience, she might be able to get my father to reform his eating a bit (I'd like him to try going grain-free with his diverticulitis, but he's having none of it).
We ALMOST had her sister on board, but she bailed when she learned that her fake sweeteners weren't allowed and that she'd have to quit smoking. Maybe we'll get her next time around.
Scrambled eggs and salsa happening now!