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!

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Weekend Recap Vol 21

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Hi guys! Happy Tuesday, I’m still thinking about the weekend hahaha. 

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On Saturday twin and I met some of our girlfriends at the local indoor farmers market. I’m a frequent market goer during the summer months, but it was my first time at the indoor one. While the number of choices are a little smaller than the outdoor market, there are still some really good produce! The shining stars in my eyes were the giant sweet potatoes (literally the size of a 5 month old kitten), these dried pears (no sugar or preservatives added!), and these whopping honeycrisps.

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My dad surprised the twin and I for an impromptu brunch (he works in the city). So nice being able to chill with papa bear while scarfing down a chorizo breakfast bowl!

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After lunch fiance and I moseyed over the the Warby Parker location in Lincoln Park. It was surprisingly fun to try on all the different frames they have in store. Even if I don’t wear glasses… We were out and about because of a super special surprise that I’ll blog about later.

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No weekend would be complete without cat cuddles! On Saturday we followed Luna’s lead and had a chill movie night with some friends. Made the mistake of watching a horror movie and now I’m convinced aliens are entering our apartment at night. LOL JK JK… But kinda.

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Sunday is my errands day, what about you? Gym, grocery shopping, and meal prep take up most of my Sundays.

What about you? Did you do anything fun this weekend?

 

Whole 30: Week 2

Whole 30 Week 2

Hello friends! I’m two weeks in to my Whole 30 challenge, and it feels kinda like two years…

Food 

Breakfasts: I tried another egg bake this week. This time I omitted the asparagus, and added in some lean ground turkey. Let me tell you, it was great! But, I did make the mistake of using paper cups that basically became one with my little egg muffins (pictured above). Hard to peel, but easy to devour. For the weekend I’ve been living off paleo oatmeal (pictured above). Really don’t give two shits if this falls under the whole “sex with your pants on” category. It’s just banana + 2 eggs.

Lunches: Chicken and sweet potatoes were on the menu this week. I made a huge batch of frozen chicken in the crock pot on Sunday night (chicken + tomatoes + onion), and it lasted me the entire week. I used lettuce as a faux tortilla. PS I failed at making sweet potato fries not once, but twice. Also, I tried to do the thing where you cook a sweet potato in the microwave and managed to eff that up as well…

Dinners:  Lots of variations in dinner this week. Except I HAD to repeat paleo nachos because it was so delicious, I also had breakfast for dinner one night (my fav)! Meats: pork, ground beef, chicken, and ground turkey all made appearances as well + lots of veggies (duh)!

Feelings

Peaks:

  •  Guys, I feel like my stomach is the flattest it’s ever been!
  • I tried on all of my summer shorts that were a little tighter than I would have liked this summer, and guess what? They’re loosey goosey on me now #nonscalevictory!
  • My sister got a food processor and we made our own nut butter! It’s my new favorite, although I must admit that they’d taste better with just a touch of sweetness (agave, honey, anything).

Pits: 

  • I got a giant ass pimple
  • My period came 2 whole days early (TMI?),
  • and I really really really wanted alcohol.

Any snack suggestions?

Whole 30: Week 1

Whole 30 Week 1

Hello friends! I’m one week into my Whole 30 challenge and I’m feeling pretty great 🙂

Food 

Breakfasts: I made a really nasty egg bake that I tried eating the first 2 days, but it was so disgusting I had apples with almond butter the rest of the work week. It was nice to have time during the weekend to make scrambled eggs, avocado, chicken sausage (whole foods) and honeydew

Lunches: I cooked up a giant batch of grilled chicken and sweet potatoes to bring to work. I also had some carrots, peppers, and cherry tomatoes. I’m pretty tired of that, so I’m going to switch it up this week.

Dinners:  For protein I had chicken with salsa, fried eggs, steak, shrimp, and ground beef. Veggies consisted of zucchini, potatoes (really more of a carb), broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Feelings

Peaks: This week wasn’t too hard, maybe because it was the first week but the plan seems like it’ll be pretty manageable. I never went through the “detox” phase #blessed, and I always felt pretty full between meals. As a constant snacker, this was a big win for me. My workouts were also pretty solid, and I’ve been completing my usual 2.5-3 mile runs with ease, not sure if it’s related to whole 30, but I’ll just say that it is. Also my stomach is already looking flatter to me (placebo effect?).

Pits: Not gunna lie, I had some cravings, but I always have cravings that I’m pretty good at ignoring. I really missed bread and cheese sticks. This weekend sans drinking was a bit sad (I MISS YOU WINE!), but my sister and her boyfriend are doing it too, which definitely helps #StrengthInNumbers.

I’ve already gone grocery shopping for week 2, and I’m excited to try some new recipes. Can’t wait to see how I feel post week 2 (praying I avoid the “bloated” phase.