Day 6 – The calm before the Whole30 storm

It’s been a good day, but a busy one. First of all, I somehow managed to cram 8 hours of work into half the time this morning because I had to leave at 11:30 AM. My running buddy and I were going to pick up our Long Beach Marathon race packets at lunchtime and I had a work deadline fast approaching. Fortunately I got almost everything important done before departing. Getting the bibs, shirts, and other necessary items for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K tomorrow and the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday went smoothly. As you can see from the above photo, I got three new running-related shirts today. Not that I need more shirts, but I’ll still wear them! (Well, maybe not the unisex one from the 5K, but I haven’t decided yet.) I had to go back to work after picking up all my race stuff, but only for an hour. I still had most of the afternoon off. Due to the fact that I don’t want to exhaust myself tomorrow trying to cook all of next week’s lunches and dinners when I should be resting before the marathon I decided to get started today. After a trip to the grocery store (one of many this past week – Whole30 requires more produce than I ever imagined) I went home and began preparations for several dishes I want to cook tomorrow. I’ll share more about that tomorrow. Right now I’m drained and I just want to go to bed.

Today’s meals:
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with diced vegetables and chicken apple sausage (cue the egg puns)
Snack #1 – Apple (honeycrisp!) and mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, and pistachios)
Lunch – Salad with shredded garlic chicken, cucumber, red onion, yellow bell pepper, celery, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Snack #2 – Banana with almond butter
Dinner – Tomato soup with Italian sausage

Today’s notes: Lunch was late today (3 PM) so my mid-morning snack was basically a double serving. As far as everything else goes, I am perfectly aware that my meals are getting really boring. As delicious as everything is, I’m getting tired of eating (and writing about) the same things over and over again. But don’t worry, I will have lots of new things on my menu next week. I have some great stuff queued up to cook this weekend. And besides that, the next two days are going to be a bit of a roller coaster. Buckle up, because these will be Whole30 days like no other!

One thought on “Day 6 – The calm before the Whole30 storm

  1. I’m glad that you’re feeling healthier and excited about the progress you’re making, but I feel compelled to point out that you are not actually doing a Whole30. Whole30 doesn’t allow for the cheats… AT ALL. I understand it’s hard, but it’s the whole point of the program. Eliminating all sugar, even minute amounts of honey, is important for your body to fully cleanse itself and rid you of the cravings. Same with other things like gluten and dairy. By fully eliminating all of those things I was able to find out that too much gluten makes me feel sluggish and excess dairy does not do great things for me. The other thing a strict Whole30 taught me was about portion size and what kinds of foods will help fill me up. Filling my plate with protein, veggies, carbs (potatoes are my new best friend), and healthy fats keep me full a lot longer than if I just wolf down a slice of peanut butter toast.

    I get it if a strict Whole30 isn’t for you, but don’t advertise that you’re doing Whole30 unless you’re willing to go all the way. Tough love is part of the program. ❤️

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