Whole30 Day 16

I’m still doing my whole 30. It’s actually going quite well despite being exhausted still. Like really tired. I am gonna take my blood pressure regularly the next few days and see if that’s the culprit. I took it tonight and it was lower than usual for me.

This is a breakfast I really enjoy but never feel like making on school mornings.

So I am going to make a sweet potato, bacon, egg bake that I found a recipe for to eat during week day mornings. So I can just heat and eat.

Here is my dinner; mashed sweet potatoes, Aidells chicken apple sausage and zoodles in ghee with TJ’s Everything but the bagel seasoning.

The mashed sweet potatoes were amazing with Madagascan Vanilla Bean Ghee mixed in. Yummm.

I am really glad I did something dramatic like this to overhaul my relationship with food. It is really making me find foods that work for me and making a variety of healthy recipes instead of the same thing over and over. It is hard, but worth it.

Well, I am off to bed. I’m exhausted even though I took a nap. 😩


Beth WA

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Whole30 Day 11

I’m about to go to sleep but I had the day off today and meal prepped and made a delicious dinner.

I’ll share it all tomorrow.


Beth WA


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Whole30 Day 10

When they made the timeline they were correct. Day 10 has been the hardest so far. Especially when I realized my coconut almonds were NOT compliant. I had a sneaking suspicion when I kept craving them and wanted to over eat them. There has been no food on this Whole30 that I’ve wanted to overeat even though I’ve loved what I’ve eaten. I have no clue what I read when I was at Trader Joe’s as the ingredient list. I must’ve just spaced out in that moment. But even though I made a mistake I am not starting over. It was a mistake. I did throw the bag all in the garbage because I was wanting them all day and I didn’t trust myself. The rest of the day I didn’t do great with meals. Everything I ate was technically compliant but I just kept snacking and it wasn’t balanced. Tomorrow will be better. I worked on grading ALL DAY LONG and I didn’t do any meal prep at all. I am off work tomorrow and plan to get that done so it’s a better day.

Breakfast was my only real meal and the only thing I photographed.

I planned to go to the gym today but it just didn’t work out. I found that my gigantic bin of fall clothes actually got water in it during our flood and the clothes smelled so nasty. Some were ruined but I salvaged most. Thank goodness.

Have a great Monday, friends! ❤️❤️❤️


Beth WA

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Whole30 Day 9

Well today when I woke up I wasn’t feeling it. But by the time I ate breakfast and got moving I had a much better outlook. Then I did something you’re not supposed to do on Whole30 and I weighed myself. You guys, I am down 9 lbs in 9 days! I am so thrilled. But now I am going to stay off until day 30.

I had eggs and sweet potato spirals for breakfast and while eggs aren’t my favorite that breakfast really fuels me and I feel good after I eat it. Then I went and did an Alzheimer’s Fundraiser walk with my friend, Heather. I walked to the walk and home so I ended up having 10,000 steps by noon!

Then I was panicked because I was going home to an empty house thirsty and starving with no plan whatsoever. So, I started planning on my walk mentally going over what I had at home. I decided to have a glass of water and an RX bar as soon as I got home.

These bars have saved my life on this Whole30. Then I prepared chicken salad with some chicken thighs I had made in the crock pot earlier this week, compliant mayo, scallions and grapes. I put it over romaine with a drizzle of Tessemae’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was satisfying and filling and I didn’t feel like shit after I ate it.

Then Craig, Henry and I drove to Trader Joe’s which is about 40 minutes away. Henry slept the whole time we drove down there, I shopped and we drove back. After going to TJ’s I felt much better about my week and the Whole30 in general. I was starving when we got home at 4, probably because of my walk, and ate a combination of these two things and it was amazing.

Coconut cashews are amazing. I will be going back for these!

We hung out for a while and then Craig grilled dinner.

And now I am relaxing on the couch before I do some house work. I might have a Kombucha later, my new obsession.

Hope everybody is having a great weekend!


Beth WA

PS I forgot to mention henry and Craig went to a swap meet while I was at my walk. Look at my cutie bug!

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Whole 30 Day 8

I’m still hanging in. Today was the hardest day so far. I had two snacks this morning and a snack when I got home from school. I normally don’t have that many. Also, it’s Friday and when I got home from work I just wanted to order in. But, I cooked a simple, delicious and satisfying dinner and moved on. I didn’t get all of my meals but I got this:

Lunch was salad with Hawaiian chicken burger and compliant ranch dressing and strawberries and some nut butter.

Dinner was chicken sausage, roasted cauliflower and baked Japanese sweet potato with vanilla bean ghee and cinnamon. I use tomato paste in place of ketchup. I miss ketchup.

Well, I am pretty exhausted. And so was Henry.

Happy Friday everybody!


Beth WA

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Whole30 Day 7

I’m still chugging along and still kind of dragging butt. This cold I have won’t go away!

The only pic I remembered to take was my half eaten lunch.

And this cake that my friends and I decided was whole 30 because it’s all plants.


I’m so tired and I have to get up early! Good night. Xoxoxox

Beth WA

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Whole30 Day 6

Not much to report. I think my energy level is starting to come back. My cold seems to be at the tail end. I’m getting sick of eggs already. I don’t really like them to begin with, and every day is a lot. So tomorrow I am going to try a Glory Bowl – which is Chia pudding with toppings like banana and other fruit and nuts. We’ll see if that holds me over until morning snack.

I forgot to take pictures today! But my meals weren’t that pretty or remarkable.

My baby goes back to school tomorrow and he is very excited!

Good night, friends!


Beth WA

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