Friday, March 15, 2013

Blessing #193 - Whole 30 {week 2}

I survived week one! One of the main reasons Whole 30 appealed to me is because I am a recovering picky eater.  The Lord knows my mama tried.  Most meals ended with me gagging as I had to eat my "one bite." (Even though my definition of one bite was very different than my mom's definition of one bite)

Over the past ten years though, I've really been try to eat more foods.

In my first week I ate zucchini, tomatoes, avocado, snow peas, onions, the rainbow of bell peppers, and eggs.  These were all foods I would not have eaten ten years ago.

Mom would be proud.

On Saturday, shortly after we made it to the hospital, all I wanted was a Diet Dr. Pepper and some candy, but then I remembered one of the reasons I wanted to do this experiment, emotional eating.

That moment, I decided to skip the vending machine, but I figured there was no way I could stick to the whole 30 in the hospital.

When we went down to the cafeteria for our first meal, I realized I was wrong.  Whole 30 was totally doable in the hospital.  There were so many options between a salad bar, and fresh fruit cups to go.

In the mornings, I would go down to the cafeteria and order an omelet.  For lunch and dinner I would eat some chicken, the vegetable of the day, and a salad.  I did use honey mustard dressing on my salad instead of oil and vinegar, but Shad said it was okay.

One of the ICU nurses would make water with lemon and thyme in it and put it in the snack room.  It was soOoOoOo good, and it definitely kept me hydrated.

For years, I have been through the same cycle.  If there is a stressful situation where I get little sleep....I always get sick.....ALWAYS. I knew with Collin in the ICU, I could not get sick.  I couldn't control my stress, and I couldn't control my lack of sleep, but I could control my food choices.

When I looked at it as staying well for Collin, that made it much easier to say no to certain foods.

Now that we are home, I am back to cooking my own meals.  I bought groceries right before we went to the hospital, and some of them were starting to go bad.  Today, we have been eating up zuccini and peppers.

Since starting this, I really do not like to waste.  Everything seems to get used.


  1. So glad you were able to make healthy choices even while eating the hospital cafeteria food! continuing to pray for collin.... my girls ask about him when we have family prayer :) i think it hit kinda close to home since they have a little brother who is almost 2.

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