Day 4 – A Whole30 win

I want to start today’s blog post out with a little story. At a staff meeting this afternoon we had a cake for someone’s work service anniversary. Obviously I’m not allowed to indulge in cake on Whole30, but I figured if it today’s cake happened to be a carrot cake I would grab a piece and save it for the weekend when I have a few cheat meals planned (more on that when the time comes). Turns out it was indeed carrot cake and the smell was intoxicating. I managed to not touch the slice I was given during the meeting, but on my way back to my desk my resolve weakened and I had a couple small bites of frosting. After that I was absolutely certain that if I held on to that cake I would be unable to resist eating the entire slab within five minutes. I weighed my options for a second before coming to the conclusion that I didn’t want to throw out four days of healthy eating for a momentary sugar rush. Not worth it. So I did the sensible, if wasteful, thing and threw the piece of cake in the trash. Now I call that a real Whole30 win!

I’m putting off the discussion of my Whole30 lunches for another day because I’m really tired. I got up at 4:45 AM this morning to walk with some ladies in my running group. We walked for an hour and I was still home before sunrise. Add a full day of work and a 3-mile run tonight on top of that and I’m exhausted! More exciting Whole30-related insight tomorrow!

Today’s meals:
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with diced vegetables and chicken apple sausage (if it ain’t broke…)
Snack #1 – Banana
Lunch – Teriyaki ground beef, roasted broccoli and carrots, and roasted diced potato and sweet potato
Snack #2 – Apple sliced with almond butter (before going running)
Dinner – Salad with shredded garlic chicken, cucumber, red onion, yellow bell pepper, celery, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Today’s notes: See Monday’s notes for information on the non-Whole30 nature of my teriyaki ground beef. I have one more serving of it in my fridge so you’ll be reading a similar note again later this week. Also, besides the couple of bites of super sugary frosting I had today before my willpower set in, there was also a little honey in the balsamic vinaigrette dressing on my salad. Like a teaspoon or less. I’m not too worried about that.