Day 11, Whole30

October 23, 2015

One of my readers, (that I feel like I personally know!) had some great questions on my blog yesterday and I loved answering all of them!

I’ll certainly do a review of the whole30, on day 31, but I am trying to blog about the journey as I go too.

I loved all of her questions, and I thought others might have a few of the same questions, so I thought I’d share, even though you can go to yesterdays post and read for yourself. 🙂

Q – “A few questions for you – what did you do with all the non compliant foods in your house?”

A -I  had been planning on doing the whole30 for a while, so I was trying to use and eat up the foods that I knew we wouldn’t be eating while we were doing the whole30. Coincidentally, one of the kids in the neighborhood was doing a food drive, so I filled a bag with canned goods and non-perishable foods that I knew we wouldn’t eat, so maybe a donation? Anything I had left that would spoil, I just tossed.


Q – “How do you cook spaghetti squash (just bought my first one)?”

A – I cut the squash in half, lengthwise. Clean out all of the seeds and the loose parts. I rub just a little Olive oil and Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper inside the squash. I put the squash open side down on a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes, depending on how the big the squash is. Let it sit for just a few minutes to cool so you can scrape out the cooked spaghetti noodles with a fork. I scrape them all out until I reach the skin of the squash. This is great with just a little Olive Oil or Butter and 1 T. of Parmesan Cheese. Of course, it is also great in any recipe where you are wanting to sub it for pasta.

Don’t think of it as spaghetti though, think of it as a vegetable. It doesn’t have a pasta texture, in my opinion, but I do like the taste and the texture of it!


Q – “Do you think a modified approach would show any benefits?”

A – A modified approach? Yes! I do! Each day, I think to myself…Okay, I want to eat like this forever! (mostly…I miss my morning frothy coffee and wine) For me, learning how to not snack and graze, is big!!

I know this Friday morning, my Leader will say…Wow! What did you do different this week? My answer will be, I ate protein at every meal. I ate three meals a day. I only ate two fruits a day. (I was relying on fruit pretty much between every meal) I increased the amount of veggies I was eating and tried to eat veggies at every meal. (One of my biggest changes!) For the most part, I only ate one snack a day, and it was a planned snack that I ate between lunch and dinner, and I sat down and mindfully ate it.

I love WW, and out of respect for the program and my Leader, I really don’t want to talk about whole30 specifically, in the meeting. I’m really doing Simply Filling, without dairy, without bread, without legumes. Kinda sorta, right?


Hopefully that answers a few questions for anyone else that is curious. Obviously, I’m no expert, but as I am doing this, I am trying to pay really close attention to what it is that I am doing differently.

So glad that i got in a 5 Mile walk yesterday morning, then did my errand running.

Exercise first thing….Exercise first thing…Exercise first thing……

Here are yesterday’s eats…..


Have you ever cooked an Egg in a slice of of Avocado? It’s quite delicious! I ate mine with a few bites of Sweet Potato and a Banana with Almond Butter. 




A few Raw Pecans and Grapes after my 5 mile walk.



Coffee with Mom

I did a little blogging at Starbuck’s after having coffee with my mom. Did you know that Two Tall Black Coffee’s cost less than One Grande Latte?? Yep! Saving, saving and more saving!!




Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Sauce served over a bed of sautéed Green Beans. YUM!! Who needs pasta?




Salmon, Steamed Broccoli and Whipped Cauliflower. I cut up the cauliflower and boiled it for about 8 minutes, then drained the water and added a little salt and pepper and clarified butter. I used my Emersion Blender to whip these babies up. Mike loves this stuff maybe more than I do! I’m not a huge fan of broccoli, raw or cooked, so I didn’t eat all of the broccoli on my plate.



Exercise = Walked 5 Miles. Whoop! Whoop!

Water Consumed = 80 ounces


This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um..this is a work in progress)

I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (I’ve done “two a day’s” to make up, and slacked lately)

I will track every single day of the entire year. (I’ve only NOT tracked a few weekends this year.)

I will not be tracking my food while doing the Whole30.

I will run in a minimum of six 5K’s. Four down, two to go!




“love the life you live, live the life you love”


4 responses to Day 11, Whole30

  1. October 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks Ronda!

    It is totally a modified Simply Filling! And Simply Filling is the Whole30 with a few extras! Kinda sorta not really kinda. 🙂

    Thank you so much for reading and for the extra support that you give me when you comment. It is greatly appreciated!

    I hope you have a great weekend!


  2. October 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Sure Pam!

    I stir the almond butter a lot when I first open it. That seems to make it not quite so thick. To drizzle it (I like the creamy the best for a drizzle), I scoop the almond butter out of the jar with a teaspoon, then use the end of a butter knife or my baby (it’s like the size of a 1/4 tsp) spatula to start pulling it out of the teaspoon while holding it over whatever I’m drizzling it on. Once it starts to come out of the teaspoon, you’ll see how slow it comes out and you can just move it over whatever you are eating it on, and hopefully you’ll have a drizzle! If one teaspoon isn’t enough for me, sometimes I like 2 teaspoons.

    Hope that helps?


  3. Julie, one more “how to” question, if I may. Just bought my first almond butter…how do you drizzle it on your apples? It’s all gunky in the jar. Do you warm the jar in the microwave? Thanks a bunch – Pam

  4. I loved your blog this morning. Loved getting the summary – and every time I read your blog I think to myself what you said today, ‘what she’s really doing is: “I’m really doing Simply Filling, without dairy, without bread, without legumes. Kinda sorta, right?” ‘
    I too love WW but it makes total sense to me what you’re doing. I know the psychological behind WW saying you can have all you for the fruit you want, yes it would be better to eat watermelon than a donut, but that watermelon still has calories and sugar in it! I could totally see myself doing what you’re doing now to get the majority of my extra weight off and then slowly adding back in some of the dairy, legumes, breads – but still on a limited basis. I can’t imagine how healthy you and your body and mind must feel right now! Congratulations to you on your efforts! Have a great day ! Ronda