Whole30ing – Day 5 (Friday)
Friday, August 08, 2014
I cannot believe it is Day 5 and I am still hanging in!
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.
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.
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