Day 9 down & I feel great! Had a wonderful day at the salon & gained a new client! ((Something that is crucial for a newbie like myself)).
Lunch was another salad with my leftover shrimp, an apple, & some grapes. Dinner was baked breaded ((in almond flour)) chicken strips & baked sweet potato fries - also sprinkled in almond flour. Soooo happy for a good, easy day like today. Only thing I’m missin’ tonight is a nice glass of wine. Soon enough!
Day 8: All I can think about is food.
I’m trying to use this to my advantage & look up new recipes to try out through the week though. I keep reminding myself of how good I feel right now.. of that feeling after I completed my first round. Accomplishment.. I didn’t give up then & I’m not going to now.
Dinner was sautéed shrimp & broccoli. Gonna use the left over shrimp for my salad at work tomorrow.
What an insanely interesting post. Night y’all!
Day 7 down! Bought a new toy.. Can’t wait to try to rice & mash cauliflower. Will definitely be looking up recipes to use my new food processor with! 😁
Another salad with balsamic vinegar for lunch & I brought my own chicken sausage & zucchini over to my friends last night to make for myself so I didn’t have to subject everybody to my restrictions ((even though they tried it & LOVED it)) I was a little moody yesterday at times just because I felt hungry but it’s nothing compared to last time I did the challenge.
Happy Monday fitblrs!
Went to a friends tonight & we made shrimp salads packed with veggies. I decided to try straight balsamic vinegar as my ‘dressing’ & I was pleasantly surprised! It tasted great! She also had a juicer & since I’ve never played with one or had that kind of juice before, she decided to make us Whole30 approved shots - lemon, cucumber, & carrots. It was… Interesting? I didn’t hate it.
Also had an amazing day at the salon… Fully booked 9-5.. Hardly had time to sit down - it was fantastic. All in all, an awesome day. 😁
Day 5 was a little tough.. Went to lunch to a wonderful little Mexican restaurant that was full of chips, queso, tortillas, & margaritas. This my friends, was my over-priced plate. Good, but too much $$ for why little food I actually consumed.
Then for dinner I went to a friends house & made sure they knew it was ok that they eat whatever they’d like while I baked some chicken wings for myself. Decent plan, right? Except the chicken smelled awful so in to the trash they went. So while they were eating their Chinese takeout ((cheese wontons included 😭)) I picked at a bowl of zucchini & squash.
But I’ve got this. 💪
I know it’s only the end of day 4 but it’s been a little easier this time around compared to last time. Haven’t experienced the moodiness I had with the last challenge… yet.
Dinner tonight was a salad with cucumbers, apples, walnuts, avocado, & figs with a homemade coconut vinegar dressing that my cousin made - it was TO DIE FOR. I told her to make me a bottle & I’ll pay her $$… I hope she knows I wasn’t joking.
Had a sweet tooth & was able to get my fix in with a mashed banana with frozen blueberries & raspberries. Simple but it worked!
Day 1 of Whole30 complete! I would have posted a picture of my face but I’ve seemed to have come down with an awful cold & I look & feel miserable soooo here’s food.
I made Whole30 friendly meatballs to snack on for the week, turkey burgers with avocado for lunch, & baked chicken tenders breaded in almond flour for dinner.
Question for y’all who also do Whole30 - as I was looking up recipes earlier today so I could try new things this time around, I mentioned to someone else who is doing the challenge that I wanted to try this recipe for blueberry bars I found. They look to be like a sweet treat but everything in them is Whole30 compliant. My friend doing the challenge told me she read we weren’t supposed to have any ‘treat like’ foods for the challenge. Is this true? And if so, if all the ingredients are Whole30 compliant, why not? The sweetness is coming from the fruits & stuff - all natural. That’s no different to me than eating a bowl of strawberries & bananas. Where do we draw the line? Anyway, just curious for y’all’s thoughts!