Monday, May 12, 2014

Whole 30 Day 3-8 and a Do over...

 So as you may have noticed I stopped posting, and when I stop posting I've normally fallen off the wagon. It's funny how even though I have a handful of follower, just knowing that SOMEONE may read this keeps me accountable.

So on day 3 a parent brought in donuts for the teachers. I've tried to since starting this life style change live by the motto, "It's only temporary. SOMEDAY I will be able to eat a donut and be ok with ONLY eating one." However on day 3 I thought YOLO! and ate the donut. I couldn't even eat the whole thing before feeling so sick and shaky so I threw it in the trash, but we all know food for most of us is just like a drug, and all it takes is that ONE little bite and we're hooked again. Craving food. Needing more. ALL MY THOUGHTS WERE ABOUT WHAT GOODNESS I WAS GOING TO EAT NEXT. So then lunch came, and I had some chips and potato salad, and then the next day I had just a few things, and so on and so forth until tonight when I ate a FRIED grouper sandwich on bread, with FRIED potato salad, and two rum runners....I am OFF the deep end.

The great thing though, is tomorrow is a BRAND new day! I WANT to change my life. I am not giving up due to a pitfall. I am getting back up on the saddle and doing this, because honestly those two days when I was spot on with my diet I felt powerful. I felt like I was wonder woman. I didn't eat the crap that was thrown in front of my face, and for once I was feeling like I CAN DO THIS!

So here's my meal plan for the next three days. This weekend I will be gone all weekend so I'm a little stressed, but I'm hoping with the positive mind set, and the results that I will see in those three days that I will be ready to roll.

How do ya'll deal if you know you are going to be gone for a weekend? What do you order at restaurants when you are trying to be good?

Hope you have a great Tuesday and I'll keep you posted about my days!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Whole 30 Day 2

Hey ya'll I'm hanging in there for day 2, which was WAY harder than day 1. I think when it is 90 degrees outside you must have three things; alcohol, hot dogs, and baked beans. All of which I can have none of, so I've been a little testy!

Breakfast was these DELICIOUS muffins! Recipe found HERE


Question - This recipe says it's Paleo, which I totally understand, but what I don't understand is how the chocolate chips are ok? There were just a few in the recipe so I thought it was fine, but didn't know your thoughts?


Lunch included a salad again with two strips of bacon, sunflower seeds, and fat free poppyseed dressing.

For snack I had an orange, and honestly I was starving. I'm not sure what the difference between today and yesterday was, but I definitely needed something more than just an orange for a snack. So on the way home from school I ate grapes.

Dinner was by FAR my favorite meal!
 
Seriously AMAZING!!!
So this is something that I kind of made up on my own based on this delicious skillet they make at Silver Dollar City.

Start with peppers and onions and slice them all up. I like to do mine the night before so there is very little prep the day of.

Then I use mild Italian sausage and cut up into small bites. It cooks a lot faster that way.
Take two sweet potatoes and peel and slice into thin slices so that they cook evenly.
I put a little olive oil in the pan and add the peppers and onions. Let them cook till they are slightly softened and then dump the sweet potatoes on top. Stir and then cover and cook for around 15 minutes. I check them every so often and stir to make sure they aren't over cooking. Meanwhile start your sausage in another pan. I add a little oil to this pan as well, but if you have a good non-stick pan you would probably be fine without it. Cook the sausage till it's done. After about 5 minutes of the potato, pepper, onion mixture cooking add all your spices. We don't have any Cajun spice so I used THIS recipe to make up some, and it worked perfectly!

I'm now sipping on my coconut coffee and dreaming about the bubble bath I'm going to take tonight. Like I said I only plan about three days at a time so I don't get overwhelmed so tonight will be my plan night for Thursday-Sunday.
I'll keep ya'll posted on my plan and PLEASE let me know if you have found any super delicious recipes you would like to share!

28 days to go!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Whole 30 Day 1

Hey ya'll it's Day 1 and I only wanted to give up about twice, so I'm counting it a win!



This was my breakfast:

This is the Paleo Strawberry Coconut Smoothie. SUPER easy to make and you can find the recipe HERE. I tweaked mine a little. There is NO WAY I could use 8 cups of kale, and I only had 3 cups of frozen strawberries. Mine made about 3 servings with a serving being 2 cups.
I had this as a mid-morning snack. I'm not quite sure if this Almond Butter is allowed since it isn't organic, but it was delicious and a perfect alternative to peanut butter since that FOR SURE isn't allowed.

 
Lunch I ate before I realized I didn't take a picture, however today I had spring mix salad, sunflower seeds, with ff poppyseed dressing (again, not sure that, that is paleo approved - I plan on making a paleo approved dressing tonight for tomorrow), and then some shredded chicken with paleo BBQ sauce. It was pretty delicious.
 
Dinner:
 
 

 For dinner we cooked pork chops on the grill, green beans, and a salad. I should have made some potato fries to go with it, because I'm already a little hungry, but I didn't have time tonight.

When I'm not eating sweet things I invest in this delicious coffee and always have a cup or two before bed. Caffeine doesn't effect me, and it's just the sweet taste that I need. I found mine at Wal-Mart.

 
 
Overall, I wasn't too bad with cravings until I had to sit in a meeting all afternoon. Then, all I could think about was chocolate and the McDonald's drive thru. Since I have been doing WW I still calculated my daily points and I was around 33 points, which is still under my daily goal.

Check back tomorrow for Day 2, and possibly some added exercise -- depending on my allergies! :)
 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Whole 30 Day 0!

Hey ya'll! It's Whole 30 Day 0 which means I'm preppin' like a pro yo!


I've mapped out my calendar



I've got my grocery list ready and I'm headed to the store to get my stuff in gear. I cleaned out my pantry last night and donated all of this junk to some friends...


I couldn't believe how many carbs I was keeping around the house!?!

Tonight I'm prepping my smoothies for breakfast and my salad for lunches this week. I've been having trouble determining what type of dressing to use, but I made a big thing of spicy shredded chicken so I'm going to put that on top of my salad and use that as my dressing. 

Here's to hoping day 1 goes great with no caffeine headaches and lots of energy! Let's do this thang!