Friday, March 22, 2013

Blessing #194 - Whole 30 {week 3}

I have become obsessed.....wait I have to make sure you read that right.  You have to say obsessed like Nicki Minaj does on American Idol.  You say it kind of nasal and kind of valley girlish.

Anyway, I am obsessed with fruit and herb infused water.  In the hospital, a really kind nurse made lemon and time infuse water for the ICU floor.  That is what kept me hydrated in the hospital.

When I came home I decided to try it for myself! At first I made lemon and thyme water, then orange and basil, and right now just orange water.  All you do is slice up some fruit and throw fresh herbs in your water, and the flavor infuses into the water and just makes water awesome.

When the water runs low, just fill the pitcher up again.  I keep the fruit in there for a couple of days and then change it out to something new.

Next, I am trying grapefruit.

My entire family ate chips and salsa from Chilli's in front of me tonight. It was torture, and I don't feel like talking about it.

Today, I felt terrible.  Not sick or anything, just really tired.  I think all the stress of the week has caught up with me.  I wasn't quite ready for Collin to be around a bunch of people (and germs) so I kept him home from church.

All the amazing energy people say they feel on this, I'm not feeling.  I think my "experiment" will be a little off with such a traumatic event happening right in the middle of it.

My go to lunch during the whole 30 has been lemon pepper chicken and a sweet potato.  For days when there are no left overs, this lunch is great.

Just put some lemon juice and lemon pepper on a chicken breast, and then saute it in a skillet.  Sweet potatoes can be cooked in the microwave for five minutes (after poke a few holes in them with a fork).

It's quick and easy and one of my favorites.  Today for lunch, I made Shad some frozen chicken because he's not a big fan of lemon pepper chicken, and I don't think he likes sweet potatoes that much.  When he saw my lunch compared to his, he was a little mad.

I am also obsessed (again Nicki Minaj voice) green smoothies. I put one strawberry, a half a banana, a splash of almond milk, and a lot of spinach into a blender and mix it all together.  

Okay! I know it looks nasty, but I promise it does not taste like it looks.  Sometimes, I put in carrots or coconut oil.  Today, I bought some celery to try in the smoothies.

When I had to go dairy free, I really missed drinking milk in the morning.  These smoothies give me something creamy in the morning with no added sugar and a ton of spinach.

Today, I tried on some pants that I haven't been able to wear since November. And they fit! Sure, I had to use a pony tail holder through the button hole around the button to make a little more breathing room, but let's not get technical.  They fit!

The focus of whole 30 is not weight loss, it's wellness. You are not even supposed to weigh yourself during the 30 days.  You can weigh before and after, but not during that way your focus is on how you feel and not the scale.

That's one of the things that drew me to whole 30, looking at food as more than calories, but the fact that my clothes fit better is a nice perk.

Today, I lost the bet. I haven't even told Shad yet. I just can't bring myself to say the words, "I lost," to him. I don't want to see him gloat. Maybe I'll e-mail him a copy of this blogpost.

Yes, I lost. Today, the boys and I had a special day together, and I bought Shad some caramel corn to make up for him having to work. I ate some of the caramel corn. Then later, there were some reese's pieces the boys had and I ate a few.

What was I thinking! I am devastated I lost to him, but I am not giving up on whole 30! There's always bumps in the road, and maybe I can work a deal out with him.  It has to count for something that I stayed on it in the hospital...extra credit maybe.


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  2. Hey I think we went to school together at Crown...I was Sherry's roommate, but was only there for a year. I just wanted to mention that you should get some points because you were buying HIM the popcorn! :) Way to go on the have inspired me to look into it and I may eventually try it. I started to check out your blog b/c of your son. Hope all is well now!

  3. At least your honest about the slip up. But keep going anyway! Good luck! Maybe you can double or nothing? :)

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