Whole30 R2 D19-23

Well.  Things got a little crazy and sleep deprived on Friday night.  Henry was up from 10 PM to 3:30 AM and he kept saying his face hurt.  He’s had a cold since last weekend, so I assumed that it was an ear infection from the drainage.  I don’t even know if that’s how it works, but in my mind that’s how it does.  And I have a WebMD, you know! Also, he kept grabbing at his ear.  HAHAHA.  So, him and I were VERY exhausted on Saturday morning.  He got up at 7:45 and I stayed in bed until 9:30.  At 1 pm we were supposed to head up to Craig’s brother’s house for his surprise birthday celebration, and we were looking forward to it all week.  They live about 2 hours away and Craig’s parents had gotten us a hotel room, so it was going to be a mini get away.  Also, Henry was so excited to see his Uncle Chris and the rest of the family.    I called the doctor and they could get us in at 3pm so we made the executive decision to head to the party after the doctor’s appointment.   (He *did* have an ear infection.) I’m glad we did.  Henry had so much fun with his cousins and grandparents and aunt and uncle.

Also, something about the party that should be noted – my sister in law is an amazing cook and baker.  She made homemade pizzas, and these crostinis that I love with blue cheese and honey on them.  They also got my favorite cake from this bakery in Columbus and had all of these amazing desserts from another bakery.  AND I DIDN’T GO OFF WHOLE 30.  And except for a few moments, I didn’t even really feel badly about missing it.  It was the initial anxiety of seeing the food and making the choice.  They also had baked wings, fruit, and salad, and that’s what I had.  And I wasn’t hungry, and I felt reallty good after.  I was really proud of myself, and I told Craig a million times.  I was really proud because I was SUPER tired, and that’s usually when my will power goes down. However, as I can see with this program, it’s not about will power it’s about developing habits, and making it a lifestyle, not just something you do for 30 days.  If I had been done with my Whole30, and in my Food Freedom, I wouldve needed to decide if the cake and pizza were “worth it foods” to me.  My goal is to lose weight and get healthy and feel good.  Is eating those foods worth going against those goals?  Some times the answer will be “yes” and sometimes it will be “no.”

On Sunday we got up and drove home and ran over a piece of wood on the highway and we got a FLAT tire.  Luckily we had stopped for lunch when we realized it, so Craig and his step dad changed the tire while Henry and I roamed around the mall that was next to where we ate for lunch. We ate at a chain called BJ’s Brew House and I got delicious fried brussels sprouts and a turkey burger with no buns over greens.  It was SOO good.  AND COMPLIANT.

Of course when I don’t have any money, and am not really shopping for anything in particular, I see so many cute things on sale!! We were in Macy’s plus size section, and Henry announced that he did NOT like this store at all.  HAHAHAHAH.

When we finally got home, Henry had fallen asleep, so him and I went upstairs and took an epic nap while Craig went to buy a new tire.  Then, bless his heart, he came home and cooked a delicious compliant dinner for us to eat.  I have to say, he is so good at cooking compliant food, and does so without complaining.  His creations are usually delicious.  He’s a natural cook, where as I am learning by making recipes, how to create things on my own.  But, I am not quite there yet.

I couldn’t fall asleep Sunday night due to the nap, so I knew I would have a tired Monday, and I didn’t get up to exercise like I keep planning to do every Monday.  I know.  I suck.  HAHAHAHAH.  I will do it some day… I know I will!!! Until then, I need to find another time in my day to devote to fitness, so I am doing that for sure this week.

I was tired Monday, but made it through the day, and then yesterday we had Science Fair after school, so I was pooped by the time I was going to get Henry.  My mom and I had the same idea to go to the restaurant across from my house and eat dinner.  She took Henry and I out, and I so appreciate it!!  After dinner Henry and I ran to Kroger because I didn’t food prep this week and it was so obvious.  We picked up a few things, and I cooked a few things after I put Henry to bed and I’m glad I did today!!  I had hash with guacamole for breakfast, and for lunch I had turkey meat from a roasted turkey from the deli at Kroger, topped it with these marinated onions  that are Instagram famous in the Whole30/Paleo circles, and some guacamole and it was DELICIOUS.  I also had a red pepper with guacamole and a LARABAR.

Now, I am typing this at my lunch break on Wednesday, and I am sorry I have no pictures to add.  But, I wanted to get caught up to today!!

Have a great day everybody!!!!XOXOXOXO

Beth

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