anticipation

Day 30!!!!!! I’m so nervous about my weigh-in tomorrow. Given how the last 30 days went, I think I’ll be happy if I weigh in at 193 pounds. At 194 I’ll feel ok, but slightly bad. I don’t think I can do any better than that. Ugh. I’ll update you guys tomorrow. I feel like I have a test or job interview and I’m as prepared as I’m going to be but I already know it’s not enough. Since I can’t pray the weight away, I think I’ll just talk about what I ate today.

Breakfast: “Cereal” (chopped hazelnuts and pecans, unsweetened dried apples, unsweetened coconut shreds), banana, almond milk, fruit salad (diced mango, peach, strawberry, papaya). The fruit salad was delicious, but I find that I’m not crazy about fruit. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make fruits less sweet? I just wasn’t feeling it.

Lunch: “Pasta bar” without the pasta or sauce. I guess I could just call it chicken stir fry.

Dinner: Half avocado, plantain porridge. This plantain porridge is amazing. The grocery store only had semi-unripe plantains so I was a little nervous about the starch content but it turned out fine. It’s a tiny little bit sweet, but I don’t mind it. Here’s the recipe I used, and here’s how it came out. I didn’t use any MSG cubes and I added chopped spinach, but otherwise I think I followed it more or less exactly. Aren’t you super excited? When last did I post a picture?

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Meanwhile, I went to the gym today, and the trainer scolded me and told me “we have to have a talk” the next time I come in. Yeah, ok. This time last week I was on my way home from work (9:55pm). He doesn’t understand quarter end. I really put my all into it today, though. I had a good time. How weird.

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this stuff is crack!

Day 15, June 15

Congratulate me on sticking it out for 15 days. Halfway done! I’m reaching around and patting myself on the back.

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Breakfast: Frittata with beef, peppers, onions, mixed greens. How sumptuous does that look?

Lunch: Late lunch – snack plate of cauliflower fried rice.

Dinner: Large plate of cauliflower fried rice (guilt free!).

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Impressions: I was so worried about how my “fried rice” would turn out, but I, hater of cauliflower, made this deliciousness. I used my regular fried rice recipe, save for the Maggi (MSG) and Lion curry (rice flour), which aren’t Whole30 compliant. Without those ingredients, I was super nervous about how my meal would turn out, but This. Stuff. Is. Crack. I can’t walk by it without dipping a large tablespoon into the bowl and stuffing it in my mouth. For the shrimp, I used my go-to, totally compliant shrimp marinade. It’s really for a shrimp scampi, but I use it for everything. I believe in it about as much as I believe in true love. Veggies in it are cauliflower (duh!), green beans, carrots, green pepper and red pepper. The mixed veggies from the freezer aisle aren’t my thing, so everything is hand chopped.

But this isn’t a blog about food!!!!! I woke up quite sore, especially in my neck and lower back. I suppose it’s all that deadlifting. Otherwise, I went to bed late and stood for most of the day in the kitchen preparing my labour of love meals, so I’m exhausted. This part of the program is kinda boring. I’m in a groove with eating the right things, although the temptation is great; I feel good; I mostly have nothing to report. I told the guy at the gym I’d be in at 6am tomorrow. What was I thinking?! Monday isn’t the day for all that tomfoolery.