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Whole30ing – Day 5 (Friday)

Friday, August 08, 2014

I cannot believe it is Day 5 and I am still hanging in! emoticon Usually after the third day I have waved the white flag and dug into a bowl of mac and cheese. Not that I haven’t been tempted. Lord knows I have been. But I think writing these blogs is keeping me in line. I have to fess up any missteps. emoticon

My upcoming challenge is the weekend (as it is for most of us). That is when things tend to fall apart. We have not even got to the DH’s weekend requirement of pasta and “gravy.” He’s full blooded Sicilian and they call spaghetti sauce, gravy. Now after all these years I cannot call it anything but that. We did do the menu for the next week last night and gravy was not on it so I think I may be all set although DH could change his mind. (If he does then I will pull out the spiralizer and twirl up some summer squash noodles). He cooks during the weekend (awesome cook I may add. Restaurant quality truly) and I get the Monday – Thursday shift. Friday is usually leftovers or take out. Fridays will be a challenge but I averted that crisis/conversation this week because DH had to work at a wine tasting. So it was leftovers for me.

While we were talking about what we were going to have DH said he wanted to make Coq au vin. Hmmmm….wine. Here we go again with the baby steps. When I said I could not have wine he replied "but it is in one of your Paleo cookbooks that is on the side table near the couch". It did impress me that he was actually looking in the cookbooks for something we could make. But…I had to explain yes it is in a Paleo cookbook however not allowed during the Whole30 days. Sigh. emoticon

Tomorrow I am going to try and hit the downtown farmer’s market. I haven’t gone to it yet and they say it is pretty good. Will be nice not to buy store bought veggies. In looking over what I have been eating, I do see that I am not even close to eating the amount of veggies I should be. I did get some suggestions from Day 4’s blog on how to squeeze them in and I thank you for all of them! I think going to the farmer’s market and then washing, cutting etc and having them ready will help me with this. Plan, plan, plan!

What I ate on Day 5:

2 hard boiled eggs
Turkey sausage, 2 oz
Grapes, 1 cup

Hamburger, 4 oz with sautéed onions and peppers
Green beans, 1 cup

Leftover Paleo brisket
Summer squash with Kerrygold butter (from grass fed cows)

¼ raw cashews
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    Hope you found lots of wonderful things at the farmers market. Keep to the plan!
    1715 days ago
    "Plan, plan, plan!"

    Girl, you've hit out of the ballpark--that's exactly what has to happen for us to be successful at this!

    Hope the farmer's marker is all you wanted it to be and that you've made a great start to your weekend. (Just think how much easier next weekend will be, once you have the success of this one under your belt.)

    FIVE days in a row. Job truly well done...

    1716 days ago
    Way to go! I am going to a farmer's market this am too!
    We had zucchini "pancakes" for breakfast and sausage and a bit of melon. Added a couple fried eggs for DH.

    I am in awe of your husband looking at recipes! & cooking? Lucky girl!

    I had a hamburger on top of a huge salad last night. Added bacon but none of my beloved cheese. I think I am going to start bringing my own oil/vinegar.

    Let's have a great weekend! emoticon
    1716 days ago
    emoticon keep on pushing you are ding an emoticon job!

    1716 days ago
    I can imagine the difficulty when you share the cooking duties with DH. My husband won't even notice I'm eating differently, I guarantee it. Tonight I ate a hamburger without a bun for the first time IN MY LIFE and he didn't even comment. Sheesh.

    I'm very proud of you for hitting Day 5! Keep up the good work!!
    1716 days ago
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