Whole30 Day 3

#whole30 breakfast! Yum! Roasted butternut squash (1/2), pouch of Justin’s Almond Butter, 2 TBS coconut milk, chopped banana, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg. Very filling! #whole30day3


Whole30 Day 2 reflections

If you’ve been reading, this should actually be day three… but pizza happened on Friday. So, yesterday was another day 1…But that’s ok! It’s given me more times to shop for good food and reflect on what is going into my mouth. Including opting out of eating 5 Guys fries! ( I know right?!?!) BUT… I did it!!

My morning saving grace is coffee. That hasn’t changed. What has changed this whole week is the addition of coconut milk… like the real stuff in a can. Oh. My. Gravy! Where has this been all my life?!?! SO good! It’s like a fancy drink but good for you!! I’ve noticed that it really helps to maintain my blood sugar levels and I can go longer until breakfast without feeling ‘hangry’.

Another saving grace is Dasani Sparkling water-berry flavored-in a can. I love wine. But since I can’t have it right now, having this with dinner is almost like having a glass of sparkling wine. I think I’ll try 100% grape juice too, but for now the water works…plus it’s water and I have a really hard time with drinking enough.

Oh! I hard boiled a dozen eggs to have on hand too. This will help during the week when I enter the totally nut free school zone (THAT has been really hard!). Hope it works/helps!

Anyway…. onto day 2… I know it’s only noon, but I think I’ll make it through today too. This was breakfast: PB & J #whole30 style- toasted sweet potato, almond butter and mashed fresh raspberries and peaches ❤️

Dinner plans include chicken and roasted potatoes with some sort of greens.

Whole30 Day 1…again

I attempted to start the whole30 this week but had a major off day yesterday. So I’m starting again. Breakfast/lunch at 2pm was not a good idea but I slept in and had some things to do. So this amazing late brunch was jut what I needed…plus some water… I’m SO bad at drinking water! But I know it will help curb my cravings and also is good for my joints (the reason I’m starting this in the first place). I thought I’d need toast, because what are eggs without toast?! But I didn’t need it! That’s a win for me and my carb loving self. The secret to this being as delicious as it is, is leeks!! Oh my sweetness! SO good!!!

Here’s what’s in this:

3 kinds of local kale-about 5 leaves

The whites of one large leek

Local red pepper

Grated garlic ( Thank you Rachel Ray for the grating advice all those years ago!)

Imported orange pepper-since I had it and it looked like it needed more color

Olive oil, salt and pepper

3 beautiful free range eggs from our own hens

That’s it! And it is so filling I left one egg and a scoop of veggies in the pan. (That’ll be a snack or something tomorrow)

Honestly? Who knew real food could taste so good?! Stay tuned!

”Twas the night before the first day of school…

And the oldest is playing his guitar…learning via YouTube… and I hear ‘Knockin’ on heaven’s door’. Where have I been while he’s been learning it? This is the 1st I’ve heard it and it’s amazing! I could cry. Where has that baby boy gone? Oh yeah…he’s 15. And is starting 10th grade tomorrow.

The youngest is swinging on the tire swing…says he’s planning on going to bed at 8…’I have to get up earlier this year mom! Don’t worry…I’ll make you coffee and make sure you’re up before we leave so you aren’t late’. He will be starting 6th grade at the middle school. How did he get so grown up and responsible?!

I’ll be starting my 2nd year as a full time librarian and I still haven’t decided what to read this week or what we’ll be doing… most likely sharing our favorite summer reads and reconnecting…and that’s ok… that’s all that matters.

I am blessed. I love my life.

One week break…

4 semesters in and too many more to count, but I have a complete break from classes for a solid week before another one begins. Its getting both easier and harder at the same time. Easier, as in I’m getting more comfortable with my classmates, the course work, and the fact that I’m capable of more than I give myself credit for. Harder, as in the time, the money, the frustrations with the education system, both k12 & higher ed, the time, and have I mentioned time? As much as it makes little sense to continue on for the foreseeable future, I just want the end result so badly I’m in it for the long haul, negatives aside. I wish I was as determined with exercise 😉