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Whole30, Day 5 (Tuesday)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yesterday was another good day although I admit I had cravings. FOR WINE! emoticon emoticon

TC and I had just finished up a boatload of yardwork yesterday afternoon. I dragged some lawn chairs out and we sat where we were, overlooking the valley. We were sitting in the shade and there was a cool breeze blowing. We got to watch the turkey buzzards soaring on the wind currents. They are a disgusting bird but beautiful to see in flight. But I digress! It would have been a perfect moment for a glass of wine, definitely NOT on the Whole30 approved list!

But the moment passed and so onward and upward.

Yesterday I did a KILLER 75-minute CardioPump class with a substitute instructor. She's just brutal. I also did 2 miles on the treadmill in addition to the yard work.

Here's what I had to eat yesterday:

Breakfast: 2 deviled eggs, 2 turkey sausage links, 1 cup watermelon (400 calories)

I also have to say that after YEARS of eating very-low-calorie "mayonnaise products", my homemade mayo is totally DELISH -- rich creamy yumminess!

Lunch: 2 tablespoons organic almond butter, celery for dipping, leftover veggies: yellow squash sauteed with onions and roasted cauliflower, 1 cup watermelon. (475 calories)

Dinner: Whole30 compliant chicken salad over lettuce and spinach, with avocado, tomato, and black olives. 1 cup honeydew (536 calories)

Another observation: I am eating WAY more calories during the day. In the past my combined breakfast and lunch would be right around 500 calories. No wonder I was STARVED by dinner and continued eating/snacking into the evening!

The authors of "It Starts With Food" say that the Whole30 program will "change your life". While I'm not ready to say that after 5 days, I'm certainly seeing change, and so far they've been good.

Happy Hump Day, Sparkfriends!!
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  • NANCY-
    You meals look wonderful and you are still adjusting, hang in there you can do it.
    2119 days ago
    Sounds good.
    2120 days ago
    I can't wait to hear more about your journey as the month goes on: What you decide to keep doing and what you decide isn't worth giving up. Thanks for sharing this journey with us too!
    2120 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You are rocking this diet! Great job! Love the pics of your food. Looks yummy as always.
    2120 days ago
    Eating full-fat foods was really something I had to get my head around. Like you I have used low fat or fat free products like forever. I felt so guilty eating full fat items. How could I possibly lose weight. But I HAVE lost weight eating these full fat things and the difference in the taste....wow. No turning back.....

    You are doing so good!!! Keep it up emoticon
    2121 days ago
    Enjoying following your program -- and of course any meal with watermellen is by definition a good thing!!
    2121 days ago
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    Great day - you really do have it going on!! Wine is still a weakness for me - but I guess you already have that figured out. I've gotta check out this Whole30 program.

    Keep up the good work!


    2121 days ago
    Great looking food. You are doing AWESOME. I may have to check out this Whole 30 as well.

    Sounds like you are definitely doing your "one thing". That workout sounds intense for sure!! Good for you. So proud of you!!

    Thanks for your kind words and support on my blogs, too. -Marsha
    2121 days ago
    Very interesting. The food looks yummy.
    2121 days ago
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