Today was Day 5, and it was also a day at home, which presents its own challenges when it comes to Whole 30. Since there’s no strict restrictions on intake or counting of calories, I was a bit concerned that I would just snack all day. I bought some Larabars yesterday, and although I know they’re Whole 30 approved, they’ve got as many calories as a candy bar and some sugar, too (natural… from dates). So I try to eat them sparingly. I also have a lot of fruit around, which I’m not avoiding, but also trying not to over-indulge in. Fruits on Whole 30 are optional; veggies are mandatory. I should probably get some more veggies to have around the house for snacks (cucumbers, carrots, celery, etc.) but I didn’t have much of that around the house today. Turns out I didn’t really need to worry, because I didn’t get a case of the munchies after all! Let’s hope it continues through the weekend.
A few things to report on how I’m feeling– it’s mostly the same as yesterday. I slept like a baby last night and woke up with a clear head and feeling well-rested. I took a look at my hair and expected it to be an oily mess (It’s day 3 since a shampooing, which usually means wash that hair pronto!). But it still looked pretty clean! That’s a definite sign that this lifestyle journey is working!
I still have the tummy issues, and I thought perhaps I was bloating. This is common later down the road (end of the 2nd week or something like that), but since my symptoms always end up to be out of order, I figured that’s what it was. The main indicator of this supposed bloat was that my jeans were quite tight. Not uncomfortable, but definitely tight. I knew my jeans felt fine yesterday (yes, I wear jeans more than once in a row)! Later on in the day I realized why– I’m not wearing the jeans I thought I was! I’m wearing the jeans that didn’t button two weeks ago! And that, my friends, felt like I was floating on a cloud, going up and up and up… It’ll only get better!
So– what did Jen eat today? Whelp, since I was home today, I didn’t eat my regular egg muffins (I have to say, after a few days those darn muffins get pretty boring, but I still eat them because they’re easy and they do the trick!). I found some turkey sausage that has no sugar (!!!) and so I fried a few of those. Unfortunately, it was very dry!! So I fried an egg over medium and dipped my sausage in the runny part. And OMG it was sooooo good! I also had a halo (This is what I’m talking about with the veggies. I should probably start eating veggies instead of fruit every day with breakfast. But it’s just so darn refreshing!).
Not shown: my yummy black coffee!
I really didn’t know what to do for lunch. Hubs had a root canal today, so when he got home he asked for some soup and a grilled cheese (omg. Grilled cheese…). There was still leftover soup and leftover shrimp in the fridge, but I wasn’t feeling it. I actually wasn’t feeling anything. So I attempted to make something with random stuff I had in my fridge.
And I don’t really do all that great when I attempt to make stuff in my fridge! I thought, hm… maybe I’ll make some lunch meat wraps… I’d seen them before and they looked appetizing…
So I laid out four slices of ham, and piled them with lettuce, cucumber, avocado, tomato, and a few bacon bits.I got pretty excited, but I should have known better. I can’t even roll up a burrito properly! How was I going to roll out a delicate slice of ham?
That last one I couldn’t even roll. I ended up topping these with a little mustard and eating them with a fork. Thankfully it tasted better than it looks!
For a snack, an apple and a spoon of almond butter.
For dinner, I slow cooked a pork roast and made pulled pork. I made hubs some sandwiches, and I made this salad:
Homemade pico, 1/2 avocado, salsa, jalapeños, pulled pork on a bed of mixed greens! I was a little bit scared of what this would taste like, but it was very very good! I’m thankful that I have lots of leftover pork!
Another great day, another full tummy! Onward and upward!