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Whole30ing – Day 4 (Thursday)

Friday, August 08, 2014

It was an insane day at work (I work from home). For lunch, in between conference calls, I just grabbed things. Luckily I had salad items ready and could just throw them together along with a couple of drumsticks which basically was a repeat of Wednesday’s lunch. However I did glare into the refrigerator and see foods not on plan and my mind went racing. I did not cave in thankfully. emoticon The key to everything is planning and having things ready I know and I do need to work on this more. I have been better this first week but still there is work to be done. Many of my work days are knee deep in conference calls, one right after another. I will have the phone on mute in one hand while I run into the kitchen to feed my dogs and grab something for me. So being prepared is vital.

For dinner we had our first tomato emoticon from our garden (a very small garden..tomatoes, summer squash, basil, peppers). I picked two of them a couple days ago and have been waiting for the moment to crack one of them open. I really wanted to eat one of them when DH was not around but I resisted. I would share. LOL We decided to have tomato slices on the hamburgers we were having. I cut the first slice and we did the annual first tomato of the season from our garden tasting. Absolutely delicious! Then DH goes…”this weekend we should have a tomato with burrata cheese” but he did not finish the word cheese because he realized it was cheese and I was not eating cheese for 30 days. He looked dejected and said “you picked a rotten time to be on a diet.” Hmmm…okay when the produce is fresh from the gardens…isn’t that one of the best times to diet?? Why do we need to slather fresh produce with cheese? Give me a bushel of tomatoes fresh from the garden and I am happy. I did not say any of that to him but I was trying not to laugh because he looked so sad about this cheese dilemma. emoticon

So taking my baby steps with him, I told him I had to do this. It was only for 30 days and he could eat whatever he wanted. I would make it for him. Buy the cheese and have it on the tomatoes. I have no issues with making two meals. I just was not eating dairy, sugar or drinking alcohol for 30 days. I am trying to be strong here and I know in his own way, he is trying to be supportive. When I normally do Paleo I have a cheat day and I drink the wine, and I eat the pasta (and…. my body feels crappy after) so it is hard for him to grasp this Whole30 thing. He is trying though. emoticon

What I ate on Day 4:

2 hard boiled eggs mixed with mayo
Turkey sausage, 2 oz

Big salad – mixed greens, cucumbers, green olives and sliced peperoncini with balsamic vinaigrette
2 chicken drumsticks (appr 4 oz meat) with Magic Mushroom powder (recipe from Nom Nom Paleo)

4 oz hamburger with tomato slices, ½ avocado, small amount of leftover sautéed onions and peppers
Green beans
Big homemade pickle


I need to incorporate some veggies in my breakfast....
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    I am missing my cheese- esp. blue cheese in salads. We have a bunch of flavored balsamics so that helps me switch things up with salad. I just use plain olive oil & the flavor that calls out to the salad additions. right now I have blueberries. I love pear and pecans too...

    I make my own mayo now and have heard it is very useful in making creamy paleo salad dressings- on my list of things to try!

    If I roast a tray or 2 of veggies I add some of the leftovers to my husband's lunch salad and this morning his eggs! It looked like a big hash and instead of an omelette I added a handful of spinach and sauteed it down then cracked 3 eggs on top and put a lid on it for a few minutes. I wish I took a pic- it looked good!

    Great work!!!!
    1685 days ago
    Your observation strikes me as valid--fresh garden produce is exactly the best time to diet!

    But the other half of the equation comes from Anthony's comment: “you picked a rotten time to be on a diet.”

    What time, do you suppose, is the ideal time to diet?

    New Year's Eve Parties? Valentine's Week? Easter Sunday? Memorial Day/Opening of Summer weekend? Fourth of July? Labor Day/End of Summer weekend? Halloween? Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays?

    Birthdays? Anniversaries?


    There is no good time to diet. Which means, of course, that THIS MOMENT is the ONLY good time.

    Good for you for sticking to your guns, Jeannie.
    1685 days ago
    1. do you make your own mayo? I found a recipe so will try that today.
    2. Do you just use balsamic vinegar & olive oil for your salad dressing? I'm going to look for a bottled dressing today with no sugar. I generally prefer creamy lite salad dressings though.

    Yay for staying strong! I often make two meals -- it's easy to saute fish for me and a pork chop for him. I'm going to try Whole30 without even telling him I'm on a new "diet". See how long it takes him to even notice!

    I'm a HUGE cheese fan -- feta, cheddar, cottage, parmesan, etc. I eat it on veggies and eggs and in and salads and by itself. This will be the biggest challenge for me.
    1685 days ago
  • DEW1960
    Thank you for your blog post today.


    May God richly bless you and your family today and this weekend.


    Welcome to your Weekend!



    Daniel Walker

    1685 days ago
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