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Almost halfway through!  I can’t believe it.  The week before the official start when I was tapering off, I thought this was going to be impossible.  I thought I would constantly be starving…and I didn’t feel great either.

But with some planning, I have been very well-fed.  I have noticed this week that my constant hunger has subsided.  I eat and I no longer feel hungry.  My meals are more satisfying.  Which is great because I get grumpy when I get hungry.  Plus, my sugar cravings are all but gone!  So exciting!

I have also noticed that I am less irritable and just overall more cheery.

That’s about it!  Check out some awesome news at the end…

 

Here’s what I have been eating:

Last weekend Days 6 & 7 (I didn’t write anything down but this is what I ate for the most part)

BreakfastCinnamon Faux-st Cereal, Coconut flour pancakes* with Blueberry-pear sauce

Lunch – Fried eggs and sauteed veggies, Canned tuna (seasoned with dijon mustard and my apple cider dressing, see Days 2-5) and cucumbers and grape tomatoes

Dinner – Fruits and veggies and two hot dog wieners (probably not entirely Whole30 compliant, we were at a party and the tri-tip was not gluten-free) and chicken breast at home, Roasted chicken and veggies

Day 8:

Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, watermelon, Chocolate Cherry Milkshake (CC Milkshake – same as the Chocolate Blueberry Milkshake but with cherries)

Lunch – Leftover roast chicken, baked sweet potato

Snack – Larabar, turkey meat (weird, I know but it is a quick easy to grab snack)

Dinner – Pecan crusted cod, parsnip fries (first time eating parsnip…interesting flavor), paleo slaw (basically green cabbage and shredded carrot + my apple cider dressing and onion powder and garlic powder)

Day 9:

Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, watermelon, CBB Milkshake

Snack – Larabar,

Lunch – Leftover cod, baked sweet potato (I cooked a couple of sweet potatoes in the crock on low for ~ 5 hours)

Snack – Pistachios

DinnerPork carnitas, sauteed onion and green peppers and pineapple, lettuce, salsa, and avocado (This dinner was AMAZING! The pork is to die for!  Instead of topping it with intended toppings, I made the toppings into a delicious dressing-free salad.  I told Jeff not to put any cheese on it because cheese would ruin the pork.  It was so flavorful!  It needed to be eaten alone.)

Day 10:

Breakfast – CBB Milkshake, banana

Snack – Larabar

Lunch – Hard boiled egg salad (seasoned with dijon mustard and my apple cider dressing), turkey, avocado in lettuce wrap, 1/2 apple

Snack – BBQ Kale chips (seasoned with salt, smoked paprika, chili powder, and onion powder) YUM!

DinnerSausage Spinach Egg Bites (SSEB), fruit

Day 11:

Breakfast – SSEB, CBB Milkshake

Snack – Larabar

Lunch – SSEB, grapes

Snack – Cashews

Dinner – Chicken No-noodle soup (pretty much the filling of my chicken pot crumble pie, more broth, no flour)

Day 12:

Breakfast – SSEB, Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Milkshake (1 or 2 handfuls spinach, 1/2 c pumpkin puree, 1 c canned coconut milk, 1 1/2 frozen bananas, 2 T cacao or cocoa, splash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon) I shared with Henry :)

Snack – Cashews

Lunch – Leftover Chicken No-noodle soup, SSEB, Salad

Snack – Cashews, grapes

Dinner – Thai yellow curry take-out in a bowl, no rice (not completely Whole30 compliant, but I just wanted to enjoy the evening with my family without having to deal with cooking and dishes)

This past weekend:

BreakfastsPaleo Breakfast Cookies* (it was so nice having a little baked treat, date-sweetened baked treat, that they only lasted one day.  The kids liked them too), Paleo Oatmeal

Lunches – Breakfast cookies :)  and fruit, Turkey lettuce wrap and leftover roasted butternut squash and Chocolate Cashew Banana Milkshake

Dinners – Almond flour crusted chicken, cauliflower and roasted butternut squash; Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Skillet (will have to post this recipe sometime, yum!), grapes

 

So how ’bout some wonderful news…

 My mom and my dad are starting the Whole30 TODAY!  My mom took some coercing but I never in a million years thought my DAD would be up for this.  I am so proud!  And I am so excited that I made a meal plan and grocery list for my mom (and our friend who is also doing this).  I am praying that this will be life-changing and set them on a path of healthy eating.  Yippee!!

Who’s next?

* I know these are not Whole30 approved.  A big no, no really.  If you want to follow the Whole30 to the letter of the law (and I think that is a great idea), don’t be like me. ;)