Monday, May 25, 2015

Whole30: Days 22-28


Day 22
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, strawberries, and blackberries with coconut flakes on top
Lunch - mixed greens with chicken, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, hardboiled egg, red/green peppers, and Tessemae Balsamic dressing
Dinner - Grilled Chicken Kale salad (romaine, kale, brussels sprouts, pistachios, raisins, sweet baby tomatoes, and grilled chicken) from Yard House Restaurant

How I felt:
  • With a before work workout, my stomach was more than ready to try out a new breakfast meal after. The verdict: full steam ahead with this new fruit/coconut flakes combination all week!
  • Researched my dinner for the night as I knew the restaurant we were going to and wanted to eat as Whole30 as possible. 
Day 23
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, strawberries, and blackberries with coconut flakes on top
Lunch - mixed greens with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, hardboiled egg, red/green peppers, steamed butternut squash and Tessemae Balsamic dressing, Cherry Pie LaraBar
Dinner - salad with romaine lettuce, carnitas, pico, and guacamole from Chipotle

How I felt:
  • I eat my breakfast at school and today I had a girl ask why I have egg shells (they were coconut flakes) on my fruit
  • Lunch left me more stuffed than normal
  • Craved trail mix with peanut m&m's STRONG in the afternoon. Day 23 though so why cheat now?! 
  • I stayed overnight with K so knew I would eat dinner with her. After reading about what food to get at Chipotle that is Whole30 compliant, I decided to "forget" my packed dinner from home and order a salad. Umm..why have I not tried that salad concoction before?! It was nice to change up the routine and eat out, only to know that I was still sticking to Whole30!


Day 24
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, strawberries, blackberries, and cashews with coconut flakes on top
Lunch - mixed greens with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, hardboiled egg, red/green peppers, steamed butternut squash and Tessemae Balsamic dressing
Dinner - 2 fried eggs on mixed greens, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, 2 turkey sausage patties, and Tessemae Balsamic dressing
Something Sweet - handful of frozen grapes and cashews, LaraBars

How I felt:
  • Woke up with a noisy (hungry) stomach 
  • Energy, along with my mood, plummeted around 3pm 
  • Could not satisfy my hunger all day. Had a couple too many LaraBars to try and calm the sugar cravings after dinner. Whole30 does not encourage you to snack or even associate LaraBars, fruit, or pretty much anything with sweetness as a "treat", so it's safe to say I felt prettyok reallyguilty for not slowing down and listening to my body. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself as everything was compliant and healthy, but still, I should have taken a step back and thought more about what I was doing!
Day 25
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, strawberries, and blackberries with coconut flakes on top
Lunch - mixed greens with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, hardboiled egg, red/green peppers, steamed butternut squash and Tessemae Balsamic dressing
Snack - That's It Apple + Blueberry Fruit Bar
Dinner - 2 fried eggs on mixed greens, avocado, carrots, tomatoes, turkey burger, and Tessemae Balsamic dressing
Something Sweet - frozen grapes

How I felt:
  • Lunch this week has been on point and very easy to make the night before. Always nice to wake up and not have to take time and assemble my lunch for the day when I'm still half asleep!
  • Took K to get her nails done for her 5th grade continuation - treated myself in a different way with a decaf coffee from Starbucks (also got a fruit bar as I was "shaky" hungry and needed something) next door to the salon. The weather here has been chilly, rainy, and cloudy, so a warm cup of roast hit the spot!
Day 26
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, strawberries with coconut flakes on top, hardboiled egg
Lunch - salad with romaine lettuce, carnitas, pico, and guacamole from Chipotle
Dinner - sweet potato, fried egg with salsa and avocado, frozen grapes, and Pecan Pie LaraBar

How I felt:

  • Is this thing over yet?

Day 27
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, handful of cashews, handful of coconut flakes, almond butter
Lunch - mixed greens with turkey burger, tomatoes, carrots, red/green peppers, and 2 fried eggs
Dinner - turkey burger with salsa, brussels sprouts, steamed butternut squash, carrots

How I felt:
  • Hiked for 3 hours, 7 miles, and felt energized and well-fueld thanks to my breakfast
  • Craving a toasted bagel with cream cheese


Day 28
What I ate:
Breakfast - bowl of sliced banana, handful of cashews, handful of coconut flakes, almond butter
Lunch - Cobb salad from Racines
Dinner - zucchini noodles with ground turkey, avocado, and grape tomatoes, sweet potato

How I felt:

  • Again…is this thing done yet?! 



Last Thoughts: While I feel the best I've felt thanks to the foods I'm eating and the foods I'm not, I look forward to not having to record, plan, be the one to pick where to eat because I'm the "picky" one, and have to keep my camera sitting on the kitchen table for picture purposes. 

In Cased You Missed It:

Days 1-7 Recap
Days 8-14 Recap
Days 15-21 Recap

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