Day 12, Whole30

October 24, 2015

First, and most importantly…..You guys…..The Royals are going to the World Series!!! Yahoo! Whoo! Whoo! Yippee!

I love following Salvy’s Instagram Page! He makes me smile. Last night was awesome. It did make me want to snack, but I didn’t!! 

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We watched the game at home, Mike’s favorite place to watch, and really…..with as emotional as he gets, it’s best. I’ve never seen anyone go from Happy, to Pissed Off, to Ecstatic, in such a short amount of time. Whew!

During the game, I got off of the couch and got down on the floor and did about 30 minutes of Yoga. I was trying to calm myself down, and get in a little stretching. 

At my WW meeting yesterday, we talked about activity, and different ways to spontaneously get some in. Exercising during TV commercials was suggested, so I figured, why not a little Yoga to calm my nerves during the game?

I’ve decided that while doing the whole30, I will weigh. I completely understand that the goal of the whole30 is more about re-establishing your relationship with food, and not so much about weight loss. It just so happens, that weight loss is common when doing the whole30 because you are doing so many nice things for your body, your body says….”Hey! Thanks! Because of all the great things you’re doing, I said good-bye to some extra fat!”

I am officially out of the 170’s! Again…..Whoo Whoo! It’s been over a year and a half! My body was holding on to 172 like there was no tomorrow. I knew that if I took a break from the adult beverages, that would help, but I also was ready for a change with a few other eating habits I had developed, and eating too much fruit was one of them.

We’re almost half way through the 30 days, and I have to say that week two has not been nearly as overwhelming as week one. Now that my pantry is stalked with whole30 compliant items, and I know what’s working for us, and what some of the quickest meals are to prepare, week two is just a bit easier.

While making things a little easier for the upcoming days, I made up some chicken salad. I made way too much for just Mike and I, and I don’t want to have to throw any of it away, so you might see a lot of that on my plate for the next few days. 

For my Chicken Salad, I boiled (medium high)  four chicken breast in water until they were so tender, they would almost fall apart (40-50 minutes). I let them cool, then shredded them, added some of my Whole30 mayo, celery, cucumbers, sliced almonds and grapes and a little sea salt and cracked black pepper. It’s loaded with good stuff and the grapes give it a yummy sweetness, Mike’s favorite part!

Food Find! I had heard that Sunflower Seed Butter taste very similar to Peanut Butter, but that it is better for you, so I decided to buy some. I love my Almond Butter, but this stuff was pretty darned good too! One Tablespoon = 3 WW Points, so it’s not like its low fat or low in points, but it’s one of those foods that I can get away with a smaller serving, 1 or 2 teaspoons, and be satisfied. Not a trigger food for me, thank goodness! The only ingredients, like my almond butter is only almonds and cashews, this Sunbutter is only made of sunflower seeds, and it does taste very similar to Peanut Butter!

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Here are yesterday’s eats……

Breakfast

Chicken Salad, SunButter and an Apple, in the parking lot, after my WW meeting.

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Lunch

Spinach Frittata (recipe is in the Whole30 book), Whipped Cauliflower, Berries and Kiwi

Weirdest Lunch I’ve maybe ever had, but really tasty!

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Dinner

Chicken Salad on a bed of Spinach

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Exercise = Yoga….but really stretching

Water Consumed = 70 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!

be_awesome

 

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

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2 responses to Day 12, Whole30

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com October 25, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Haha….We’ll see. My boys have got quite the Adrenaline rush going here at home! 🙂

    The whole30 is going good and I’m really glad we’re giving it a go!

    Thanks Annamay!

    Hope it’s a great weekend for you! Now if our KC Chiefs could just do SOMETHING!!!

  2. I really love following your blog. Seems the whole 30 is working for you! I hate to be the one to tell you this but your Royals do not stand a chance against my Amazing METS! lol
    Here’s to a great World Series!
    -Annamay