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Whole30ing – Day 6 (Saturday)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I started off the day doing my “official” weigh in and saw I had lost almost 3 pounds for the week (of which 5 days were on Whole30). emoticon The “rules” of the Whole30 program state not to get on the scale for the entire 30 days. That is one rule that will be broken. I not only weigh my self daily but I do a recorded weigh in on Saturdays and that will not change. I was elated to see that the scale was moving in a direction I like and with an extra spring in my step I ventured off to the downtown farmer’s market.

I am not sure why I have not gone to this before. They started doing it a couple of years and granted it is not that big, 8 – 10 booths, however it had plenty of choices in the produce department. I got quite a few bags and had to put those in my car and go back for more! Some I will not buy again because the items were pricey but the veggies looked too beautiful to pass up. Among my many treasures were red and yellow cherry tomatoes and fresh blueberries which, once I got home, did not last very long! DH actually took the cherry tomatoes and made a quick sauce with olive oil, garlic and fresh basil for us to have at dinner. His on pasta and mine on summer squash noodles.

I made a major splurge and bought fresh oyster and portabella mushrooms. They were expensive but I knew DH would love them and find a good use for them. Not too often you get fresh mushrooms around here. The guy selling them asked me if I knew how to use them. I am sure he gets a lot of questions from people who never have bought those kinds but we do quite frequently. Well I replied “Sure do. I give them to my DH who cooks on the weekend and tell him to make something with them.” LOL

My baby steps with DH were erased today and although I knew the first weekend would be hard in the way I was eating, today was especially hard in getting DH to understand the I was not eating sugar, flour, alcohol etc. The thing is, DH’s outlet from the week is to go into the kitchen on Saturdays and Sundays and create meals that take time and are delicious. Unfortunately I am taking some of the ingredients away from him for a few weeks. It has been stressful navigating this (putting it very mildly). emoticon Maybe I should tell him to pretend he is on the show Masterchef which we watch and he has to be creative with the ingredients on his table or should I say….lack of ingredients that are not on his table. LOL

What I ate on Day 6:

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

Saute of ground beef, onions, garlic, swiss chard with canned fire roasted diced tomatoes

Pan fried halibut using dusting of coconut flour
Summer squash noodles with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and fresh basil
Salad of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green olives with champagne vinegar

1 T. almond butter with ½ cup blueberries (getting addicted to this combo)
¼ raw almonds
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    Great work! We play around that we are on Chopped! Here is your basket of ingredients- Go! He might have fun with this- especially since you are giving him some premium ingredients to work with!
    1744 days ago
    Doing good!
    1745 days ago
    Congrats on the scale going in the right direction! I too weigh daily and keep an "official" talley on Saturdays. How funny that we both do it the same way.

    Your farmer market purchases sound amazing.

    I understand more about the "baby steps" you have to take with your husband's cooking...it's his stress outlet, his creative outlet, and obviously it's his expression of love for you, too! emoticon

    Great job on another day sticking to the plan!
    1745 days ago
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