Whole30 R2 D13

Well, Henry is still sick. He’s got a fever and his only symptom seems to be a cold, but it hasn’t been that bad except he looks super tired all the time. He’s been begging me to build a snowman for a week, without relenting. So, we got 3-4 inches of snow last night so I promised him I’d take him out. And I did it because it is the #yearofexperiences

We were only out about twenty minutes and the snow didn’t pack, but we had fun making the tiniest snowman ever.

He was weepy that we didn’t get to make a real one but I told him we could try tomorrow.

I ate pretty well today. I only had one snack. Yay.

I guess I only took a picture of my breakfast. I had three eggs instead of two. They were yummy. I’m so happy I found a way to cook eggs that I like.

I had two things on my to do list and I did them both. I put Henry’s clothes in his room instead of a laundry basket in my downstairs spare room. And I did this:

I would like an oval pic for the top middle, but all of these pictures make me so happy.

Okay, I gotta go watch ID Discovery!


Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D11 & D12

Hi friends!

We had a big snow here this afternoon and our schools were canceled today due to the impending snow! It was nice because they were canceled on Thursday night!

Henry has a low grade fever so I was glad to be with him today.

I bought him some Lucky Charms last night and he was so excited to open them this morning. See…

I’ve been doing well. I’m still tired. But I feel good. Today was really tough to stay on track. I know I’ve been snacking too much yesterday and today and overeating at meals. I need to work on that.

Some eats:

As you can see I bought an avocado. Hahahah. The top pic is the hash I’ve been having for lunch every day. Today I was able to reheat in skillet on stove and add more spinach and half an avocado.

The bottom pic is my breakfast. I had less potatoes and added a chicken apple sausage. I’m trying to find what satiates me until lunch. So far, nothing. Hahahah.

For dinner I used a new marinade I got from Thrive Market and marinated a small pork tenderloin and some chicken I had in the fridge. Craig used it to make a fajita like mixture and it was delicious with a sweet potato and the other half of the avocado. I ate it too quickly to get a picture. That’s another thing I’ve been doing the last two days. Eating too quickly!

I have a three day weekend now, not including today and I ain’t mad about it!!! Hahahaha.


Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D10

This Whole30 is truly flying by. I’m keeping good simple, while trying new things at the same time. I’ve been good about eating leftovers and being economical.

For instance, tonight for dinner I had two of these, which I’d never had before and I really liked. I usually hate turkey burgers.

I had them with the new less expensive than Tessemae’s ketchup I bought (and some mustard) that is compliant.

I have to say it is okay but not as good as Tessemae’s

And neither are as good as Heinz.

I also ate warmed up roasted vegetables from Monday night. I drizzled tahini on them for the first time ever and it was delicious and creamy. I didn’t use much at all but it was a great addition.

For lunch I had hash, but the power was out at school so I couldn’t warm it up so it was cold hash. Blerg.

For breakfast I had these Aldi potatoes that I’ve been eating almost every day.

With these peppers added.

And two eggs on top.

I eat snacks even though it’s not recommended. I have an RX bar In the morning and dates with almond butter in the afternoon.

I’m feeling good but still working on early morning wake ups. I haven’t accomplished my goal of 5 am and exercising but I’m working on it. One of the things I’m doing is trying to go to bed earlier. I’m being patient with myself since I’ve been doing so well with food.

I did one of my New Year’s changes thanks to my mom and it was amazing. I stayed for two hours after school was over and did work. And it felt so great. If I can do that every week two or three days I wouldn’t feel so suffocated like I’ve been feeling and so mediocre. Ever since I’ve had Henry my work has suffered and I’m ready to get back to how I was. It felt good to be able to get my lesson plans/homework on our online program so parents could see them, I did seating charts that the kids have been begging me for, I did lots of planning and copying. Phew.

Ok, I’m going to do my Day by Day journal and then take H to bed and go to bed myself.

Hope you’re all having a great week!


Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D8 & D9

Well, I went to bed very early last night so I didn’t get a chance to check in here. I got up at 5 am like planned but then i didn’t get out of bed. Hahahaha. It’s a step. Right?

I’ve been compliant and have eaten yummy food. I went out to dinner with friends tonight and was able to stay compliant by bringing ghee and my own salad dressing. My food was good and the company was even better.

Some of my recent food:

I’ve been eating rather simple and my breakfasts have been the same. That’s how i eat when I’m not on W30, too. I eat the same thing for breakfast or lunch for a few weeks until I’m ready for a change.

The top picture is a huge batch of my favorite hash! And the bottom pic is compliant Applegate hot dogs and onions and salad. I ate the tostones with that. I may have already posted this picture. Oops.

Tonight at the restaurant I had pork chops, broccoli and a side salad. It was pretty good. This restaurant has lots of good junk foods but I tried to keep my mind on my goals, and stay focused. We talked about Carly a bit so that helped keep me focused.

Sorry this is all over the place! Hahah. I am tired. Gotta fill out my Day by Day and then go to B-E-D!


Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D7

The most amazing thing about today was this.

Tostones. Fried plantains. I have seen them for ages on food instagrams and blogs but have never tried them. Holy crap. They were delicious. And compliant. And definitely something that can only be made once a week. Hahahahaha.

Some other eats:

Today I worked on cleaning out our office and I am only about half way done. It’s one of those jobs that creates more jobs. So, I hope to be finished by the end of the week! I still am starting my new morning routine on Tuesday, only going to have to do it in another room. I’m going to do a short workout, and then get ready for the day. I hate being late every day and I hate being rushed and I’m hoping this helps.

The other thing I’m doing differently this year is I am staying at work late on Mondays, Wednesday’s and some Fridays. My mom is going to exercise class on Tuesday and Thursdays so this schedule should work for both of us. I need more time at school to be the teacher I want to be and I do NOT like to do work at home. So, that’s what I plan to do and I am happy about it.

I know it’s a lot of change but I feel up to the challenge and I feel like they will all help my quality of life.

I hope everything is going well for you guys! Good luck to my BFF, Liz, who is starting her first Whole 30 tomorrow.


Beth WA

PS two cute pics!

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Whole30 R2 D6

Today was a really good day. I had a delicious breakfast of Aldi’s frozen potatoes O’Brien that are compliant, with some extra peppers added and two eggs.

This is what I did not have even though they were in my house this morning.

I had plans to clean out my office and turn it into my new workout room but I never got around to it. Why, you ask? Because it’s the year of the experience! Hahahah. Craig, Henry and I went to the local brewery at 11 am as they were hosting a mini farmer’s market. It was fun and I got some delicious smelling freshly ground coffee. We can’t wait to try it in the morning. Then we used some gift cards I got for Christmas from the kiddos and we had Panera. I had their Cobb salad, minus the dressing and brought my own Tessemae’s compliant ranch dressing. It was so yummy.

Here’s the website pic of their salad.

That’s a tiny picture. 😂😂😂😂

Then we took Henry to our dead mall. It has a little kids arcade like room in it and there were 0 other kids there so he had a blast.

Then we came home and I took a nap from 4-5. I was so exhausted. I woke up to the smell of something delicious. My husband made a Whole30 dinner!!! He’s the best. It was a chicken recipe from 40 aprons. Here is the link to the recipe. And here is the picture i took.

His recipes always turn out so well. He is much more of a natural cook than I am. It is truly a learned skill for me. I was so grateful that he made this. We had it with some baked sweet potatoes I had made yesterday and I had some leftover Brussels sprouts from yesterday. I am really trying to not snack after dinner. But due to poor scheduling of meals this week I had a hard time this week. But, today went really well. I’m feeling hopeful.

I started reading tomorrow’s entry in the W30 day by day book and I love this:

Ok, I’m gonna go paint my nails and watch some ID Discovery. 😘

Happy Saturday!


Beth WA

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Whole30 R2 D5

We had the day off school because of the low temperatures, and we found out last night. That’s the best case scenario if you are a teacher, in case you didn’t know. 😂😂😂😂

Henry and I slept until 7:15 and it was glorious. He usually wakes up at 6:00. I had the brilliant idea of putting blankets over the windows to see if that would help the situation. I’m not sure if that was what made it work but I’ll take it. We laid in bed until 9:15 and then came down for my coffee and his breakfast. He was so hungry he told me he wanted macaroni and cheese, pierogi’s, milk, water, cheese and oh yeah, an apple. He settled for pancakes and milk.

These are selfies that Henry took on my phone. He cracks me up.

As far as whole 30 I had an RX bar for breakfast with my bulletproof coffee which isn’t enough food. I knew it was more of a snack and I’d need an extra snack or meal at some point.

Henry and I had a play date with our BFF’s at 1130 then we ran some errands in the bitter cold. Henry was a real trooper and we got home at 2:45 for a late lunch. I just threw together a bunch of leftovers from this week- a little hash, mashed sweet potatoes, and the last of the pepper salad. For dinner I made spaghetti. I used sauce from Trader Joe’s and added mushrooms, garlic, red pepper flakes, and onions. I served it to my parents and husband over spaghetti noodles and I had mine over assorted spiralized veggies. I also roasted some Brussels sprouts that needed to be cooked. They were so delicious.

And just now, I had 1/2 a sweet potato with ghee and a chomps stick because I was very very hungry. I feel good now. My meal timing wasn’t great today, tomorrow i will try to do better.

Here’s my dinner. Yummmmmmmy. And so easy.

Also, in other news, I am a resolution person. I know a lot of people are anti-resolution and hate on them but I like them. For me, it is my first reset of the year, followed by Lent, and then the beginning of summer. And then I start all over again the next year. My resolutions are a list of things I’d like to do to become the person I want to be. I’m keeping those personal, but one thing I really want is for 2018 to be the year of experiences. I want to start doing things and going places. My mental health has stopped me from doing so many things in recent years and I’m feeling better every day. So, my first exciting scheduled experience is going to California to visit my BFF, Tracy. We never get our one on one time any more and i haven’t been out there in a long time. She generously and graciously bought my ticket and I am heading out there the week after school gets out and I can hardly wait!!!!

Ok, I’m going to relax! Happy Friday night.

I hope everybody is staying warm.


Beth WA

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