Weekend Recap Vol. 22

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Happy Tuesday guys! I hope you had a great weekend filled with laughs, tiny adventures, and your favorite humans. This past weekend was unseasonably nice in Chicago. It was sunny with a high of 45 on Saturday, and you better believe we took full advantage of it.

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We started our day journey with a delicious meal in Ravenswood (yes, like the ABC Family PLL spinoff). I had an AMAZING naked burger (sans bread), and it was exactly what I needed.

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It was our first time in Ravenswood, and I loved every charming street of this Chicago neighborhood. The blocks are littered with small businesses that sell all the pretty things you want but don’t need.

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We stumbled upon the cutest little coffee shop called The Grind Cafe. I ordered a loose leaf coconut tee, and it did not disappoint. One of my favorite things about this little gem is their hand stamped coffee cups, can you see the blue fern on it in the picture?

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We spent a little time wandering around this specialty grocery store that specializes in German cousine. I can’t wait to go back when I’m done with Whole 30 so we can get some German beer!

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Ravenswood was so fun, and I’ll definitely be visiting this nook of Chicago again.

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Sunday was business as usual: gym, grocery shopping, house cleaning, with a side of little Luna kitty cuddles. Doesn’t that picture of fiancee and Luna just melt your heart?!

 

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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Whole 30: Week 4

Whole 30 Week 4

Well here we are, we’ve almost made it to the finish line! Too bad it’s not the Whole 28, ya know what I mean? But I’ve been feeling pretty good this week, definitely better than last week I’d say. I still cannot look at another scrambled egg or baked chicken breast (too much of a good thing).

Food 

Breakfasts: So I’m 100% over the egg game. I managed to have scrambled eggs and a plain omelette two days of the week. But I also took to shakes this week. While shakes are discouraged, which I wholeheartedly disagree with by the way, it was necessary for me if I was going to try to eat breakfast. For these shakes I used banana, strawberry, and egg whites! It was filling and delicious.

Lunches: CHICKEN, we need a break. You’ve gotten me through 28 days, but I literally can’t even with you anymore. I had baked chicken and veggies all week. I’ve also come to the conclusion that pistachios and raisins are soulmates.

Dinners:  This was a good week for dinners! Lots of beef (NOMZ). Lean ground beef, ground turkey, eggs, and bacon made an appearance this week. I’ve also realized I’m completely obsessed with potatoes and plantains! Of course lots of veggies were also on the menu. I find frozen veggies so disgusting, that I insist we buy fresh produce. Frozen vegetables are just way too mushy for my taste.

Feelings

Peaks:

  • My clothes are still fitting loosely.
  • My workouts continue to be strong, and I’m feeling lighter during my runs (placebo?)
  • I’ve been sleeping pretty well this past week, but I don’t feel like it’s an insane improvement to how I usually sleep.

Pits: 

  • This was my fourth weekend of sobriety, and I’m feeling a little like I’m a prisoner in my apartment. I need to go out!
  • I’m not really craving any off-plan food. I just want peanut butter and popcorn. But not together, that’d be kinda weird. But maybe, kinda delicious.
  • I’ve started stressing about the reintroduction phase, and slipping back into old habits. But I’m sure it’ll be fine!

Only 2 more days until I’ve completed my Whole 30 adventure!