I’ve cooked 100% of my meals to date, and I’m proud of that. I’m sure it’s helped me save a fair amount of money, too. I wish I’d thought to do the math. I tend to pick up something for dinner most Saturdays if I don’t go out with friends, and I’ll join in on office orders for lunch more often than not, although I can honestly say we don’t do that often. It’s been a nice combination of doing non-food-centric activities, having several co-workers on Whole30, and finding the calm in spending a Saturday evening
(Side note: Have you watched You on Netflix?! If yes, talk to me! If no – go watch it ASAP, then talk to me! So. Good. And so what happened to Dan after his inevitable divorce from Serena).
This upcoming week will be the first week with genuine temptation. I’ve got a few social events lined up that will be rampant with non-compliant food, and I’m competing at War of the WODs on Sunday. A girl will need snacks to get through those workouts. I’ll share what I end up packing for
Keep me strong, friends!
How I Felt.
Overall, I felt pretty solid. I definitely got some quality sleep this week, partly because I made a conscious effort to get into bed at a decent hour, partly because I finally kicked my evening coffee habit, and party because Whole30 is working its magic. I’ve felt strong and while I haven’t gotten on a scale, I do at least feel lighter and my clothes are fitting better.
What I Ate.
In a boring move, I had the same breakfast for a second week in a row – compliant chicken sausage, sauteed tomatoes and zucchini, and air fried butternut squash, scrambled together with two eggs. It’s just so good. I did ditch the apple and almond butter on the side this week. I’m consuming way too much almond butter.
Again, I went with a repeat. I made my buffalo chicken meatballs again with zoodles and had tangerines on the side. These honestly may be one of my favorite things I’ve made. In fact, I may make them for an event I have later this week.
This week, I threw a bunch of ingredients in the crock-pot and hoped for the best. And the best happened. I made a fajita soup using chicken, canned tomatoes, sweet potatoes, green and red bell peppers, and chicken broth that was to die for. I’ll share the recipe soon. It was a total experiment and it worked out brilliantly!
There was more monkey salad on the menu this week, but I traded blueberries for blackberries and cashews for almonds. I had a couple of Larabars in a pinch, and discovered Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs that are worth their price tag. Especially the “cheese” ones.
Week Three Final Thoughts
This was the week in which I realized what I always realize on Whole30 – my body hates dairy and gluten. I’ve been lactose intolerant since birth, but I’m that person who knows it and takes the risk anyway as I can eat some dairy products fine and others, not so much. Anytime I’ve cut gluten, within days I’ve felt 100% “better.” I always say “I’ll never go back” and I always do. This time, doing Whole30 and then Whole Life Challenge, maybe the gluten-free/dairy-free lifestyle will stick a little harder.
Here’s to battling week four temptations and performing well at War of the WODs!