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Day 16 of Whole30

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I can honestly, from the bottom of my heart, say that this fajitas salad was EVERYthing I love about Mexican without cheese, sour cream or grains [tortillas or chips]. I honestly feel my taste buds are singing right now.

Sautéed venison, mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, zucchini, onion, red, orange and yellow peppers in coconut oil. Place on top of a bed of greens with cherry tomatoes, avocado and black olives. Homemade extra hot salsa with extra cilantro. Yum, yum, yum!!!!!



Yesterday was a ROUGH day, but I have a NSV! I've always been an emotional eater! Yesterday was not a great day. My 9 and 13 year olds both woke up with fevers of 101.6 and 103.0; was able to start lessons with my older son [16], but had to cancel my tutoring appointment. Then I had to be on the phone for close to 2 hours with Apple because our brand new Airport Extreme router doesn't work which means that we only have one way to use the internet--plug directly into computer. They aren't shipping the new one until tomorrow so that means we are internet challenged until Friday [with school this is a real pain!]. And lastly, and most heart-rending of all, my father in law was in the ER and is on his final days of life. ;-(

But through it all, I didn't turn to food to comfort me! I wanted to! I cried some tears! But I didn't use food as a way to soothe my pains! Great feeling!



Thanks to you ALL for your amazing support and words of encouragement!

{{{{huge hugs}}}} Susan
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  • BELLACUDDLES
    Sounds really good!!
    1008 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
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    1009 days ago
  • VEG954
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    1011 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    emoticon proud of you

    Mary
    1011 days ago
  • KADULAC
    That salad looks so yummy. I'm sorry about your FIL. I hope the children get well soon, and no one else gets it. emoticon
    1011 days ago
  • COLOR-BLUE
    Susan,

    emoticon young lady! What an emoticon NSV!!!

    I'm so sorry about your children, your DFIL, and the internet thing. WOW! That's so much on one plate, and you handled it like a champ! You go, GIRL!!!

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    1011 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    You and your family are in my prayers
    1011 days ago
  • HUGS2015
    Beautiful venison salad.

    Wow, what a stressful day! Good for you for not giving in to it. Hope the children get well quickly. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. :( Sending prayers for strength and peace during the days ahead. Big hugs. emoticon
    1011 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Sending Hugs and Prayers for You and Your Family.
    Congratulations on Weathering YOUR Storms without the False Comfort of Food!
    1012 days ago
  • SEAJESS
    emoticon Your meal looks beautiful.

    emoticon Sorry to hear about your little ones' illnesses. Hope they make a speedy and complete recovery.

    emoticon Tears are awesome. Good for you for letting yourself experience them.
    1012 days ago
  • RETIREESMITH
    You are a strong person; any one of those hardships would have sent me for chocolate! I appreciate your computer problems--mine are with a wireless printer that won't connect, but mine is just a matter of convenience not school.

    So sorry to hear about your father-in-law's condition; I send prayers for God's strength and comfort to your family.
    1012 days ago
  • BERRY4
    emoticon I was just thinking today that if I could just set a schedule it would help me with my eating & choices & stress, and so on. But I know life usually plays out differently with the unexpected happening more often than not. ...So I prayed that I would be ready for the challenge(s) when they arrived, and trust HIM to hold my hand through whatever He will bring my way.
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    "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

    1012 days ago
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