Luckily I decided to do the 30 days of healthy eating right before I went to the grocery store so I was able to do some thoughtful meal planning. I just forgot about breakfast on day 1. I improvised with the last hard boiled egg, a packet of tuna in olive oil w/jalapenos and some celery.
I had a few rough moments. For Valentine’s Day I had gotten a box of Dove dark chocolate truffles and there were a few left. I put them in a plastic bag and placed them with the rest of my chocolate stash (dark chocolate covered almonds). Out of sight, out of mind. Seriously. I had forgotten about the almonds. I keep a little chocolate hidden for PMS days and I can go weeks without touching it. If I didn’t hide it my husband and son would eat it and I would have nothing for the bad days.
So far I have been doing very well. I fought snacking on day one with some raisins, cashews and olives. I stood firm against eating a roll with my yummy soup for dinner. (The soup was a homemade chicken vegetable with ‘zoodles’). Day 2 I dealt with a headache and feeling a tad depressed by watching the two episodes of “Downton Abbey” I had on the DVR and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I also treated myself to Chipotle for lunch after picking up a few items at Trader Joe’s which is right next to Chipotle’s. This morning I improved on the Indian Curry Mix I made for lunch on Day 1. It is ground beef with chopped up cauliflower, grated carrot, curry powder and a little coconut milk. It tasted okay for one meal but I (as planned) had a lot left. I ate some for breakfast yesterday and it was still just okay. This morning I doctored it up with a little more coconut milk and added a few raisins and unsweetened coconut chips. Better but still not my favorite. I will be glad when it is gone.
Not sure about lunch today. Either tuna in olive oil with a little homemade mayo and fresh tomato or sauteed spinach with fried eggs. We’ll see what I am in the mood for. Dinner is salmon and roasted yams and asparagus.
My shoulder is quite sore today, maybe from the humidity? Still asleep by 9:00p each night. I think I had such a tough time with day 1 because I woke up thinking I should already feel better. I seemed to have forgotten it is going to take a few weeks to detox the body. Silly me!
I am still feeling strong that I can do this. I am reading the Whole 30 website each day. Even though I am only doing a pseudo- Whole 30 the timeline is still applicable and it gives me an idea of what to expect on how to feel. I also use the recipe ideas and gain inspiration from other people’s stories. I need to keep plugging away, one day, one meal at a time.