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!

Xoxoxox

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.

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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!

Xoxox

Beth WA

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Henry’s first day of school + Whole 30 Day 5

Well, today was Henry’s first day of pre-school so there was a lot of anxiety in the house this morning as we were sending our little boy out into the world. It’s so scary and exciting at the same time. Our preschool program is amazing and I know he will do well, but I still had the butterflies. Drop off went great, he was so excited. Here are some pictures:

And my Whole30 is going well. I forgot to snap pictures of breakfast and lunch because of aforementioned preschool anxiety. I also didn’t eat enough at the meals and I was feeling a little bingey after school but instead I texted my good friends who are doing this, too and when I got home I split a banana and apple with Henry. I put almond butter on mine. Then, for dinner I made a casserole from Physical Kitchness that is called Tuscan Spaghetti Squash casserole. It was satisfying and filling and a pretty good casserole considering there was no cheese. 😂😂

My husband even liked it.

So far, the biggest realization I have had on this is the difference between how much shitty junk food I would need to feel satisfied and full vs how much real food it takes to satisfy and fill me up. It’s insane. I remember trying to lower my calories and thinking it was crazy because I was still hungry. Well, that’s because I was trying to eat nutritionless food frequently and still lose weight. Ugh.

Also, I am so much less bloated and puffy and red.

And I love not weighing and measuring every drop of food.

Okay, I’m off to bed. My bedtime app just told me it’s time! Hahahahaha.

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Whole 30 Day 4

I am pooped from a weekend of household chores and getting the house ready for an inspector to come tomorrow. We are in the middle of refinancing and changing to a 15 year loan.

Anyway, today was day 4. I have a cold and Whole30 lethargy and fogginess. I took a one hour nap today that was solid. But now I’m going to bed.

Tomorrow is Henry’s first day of pre-school. I am so nervous! I hope he loves it.

Here’s my day of eats. I have an RX bar in the morning every day as a snack between breakfast and lunch but I never take a picture.

I missed ketchup so I used tomato paste until I make my own. Hahahaha.

Good night, friends!

Xoxoxox,

Beth WA

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Whole30 Day 3

I’m still Whole30ing and it’s going well! I resisted these temptations today:

And I ate these things:

Today was a productive day. Craig’s parent came over and him and his step dad painted the shed. Craig’s mom did a lot of cleaning up landscaping. I cleaned both bathrooms and the kitchen floor and hung up some pictures. I also gathered my recipes for the week and am going to do food prep tomorrow afternoon. In the morning I have to do some school work. I didn’t do anything on Saturday and I am regretting it, but this Whole30 + a summer cold has me tired as heck.

I’m looking forward to incorporating workouts this week. I miss it. And eventually I hope to get back to the gym at least twice a week in addition to my home workouts. One project I’ve been wanting to do for years and blog about is to go through and do all my workout videos. I have a lot. I mean, you name it, I have it! Maybe I’ll have to start that soon.

Well, I just took some Benadryl and I’m already exhausted so I am going to head to bed!

I hope you are all having a great Labor Day weekend! Sundays with no work on Monday are the best!

Xoxoxo,

Beth WA

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Whole 30 Day 2

Well, I had another day of good eats.

So far it’s been fine. I’ve learned I love ghee. Especially this ghee on a Japanese sweet potato.

I’ve been super tired and foggy all day. My parents took Henry to the boat because he was feeling better. Craig and I have so much to do around the house but today we both ended up doing a considerable amount of chilling. I am

hoping I wake up tomorrow feeling up to all of my tasks.

I miss my bug like crazy. But I know he’s having so much fun. And I’m so looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. 👍🏻👍🏻

Also, I feel so much less puffy and bloated than I did three days ago. I am glad that feeling has left me. I have so many recipes to sift through tomorrow to make a meal plan for next week. I am excited because I’ve seen so many delicious recipes it’s going to be hard to choose!

Hope everybody is having a great weekend!

Xoxoxox,

Beth WA

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