Day 27 – Friday, finally

It’s finally Friday and I couldn’t be happier. This week has been long and stressful. Working the 5 AM to 2 PM shift at work makes eating, sleeping, and exercising difficult, and the heat wave made everything nearly unbearable. Luckily the weather has cooled down to almost fall-like levels just in time for the weekend. Today’s high was more than 30 deg cooler than it was on Tuesday and it felt like heaven. I ran 5 miles tonight and I realized that this will probably be one of the last times I wear my running shorts this year. (Although I’ll probably need them in Florida next week, but that’s another story.) At least I hope I’m right about that. Right now I’m watching Game 3 of the World Series and the Dodgers are struggling. I’m sacrificing watching tonight’s episode of “Once Upon A Time” (still my favorite show) to watch baseball. Thank goodness for DVRs. It’s getting late and I still have to wash some dishes tonight (lots of cooking = so many dishes), but then I need to get ready for my Galloway group run tomorrow morning. My weekend is going to be extremely busy, but I can sleep in until 6 AM tomorrow! What a treat!

As far as meals go this week, we had catered food at work everyday due to a big event that was happening. However, the food came from our on-site cafeteria so that probably sounds better than it actually was. But when you’re tired and stressed, like I was all week, it was very difficult to avoid the foods I’m not supposed to be eating this month. Like garlic bread sticks and chocolate chip cookies. But by some miracle I managed to stick to my diet except for the one morning I woke up late and had to resort to eating a cafeteria breakfast sandwich because I didn’t have time to make anything at home. Other than that I successfully brought my own delicious, Whole30 compliant breakfasts and lunches with me to work. Not too shabby. The end of this 30-day diet experiment is almost here and I want to finish it as strong as I can. (Except for tomorrow when I’m going to eat a lot of carbs in preparation for the Rock N Roll Los Angeles half marathon on Sunday morning.) Three more days!

Today’s meals:
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with hot dog slices (so delicious!)
Snack #1 – Apple
Lunch – Salad with shredded chicken, red onion, yellow bell pepper, shredded carrots, nuts, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Snack #2 – Banana with almond butter
Dinner – Tomato soup with Italian sausage