We had some things to take care of this morning, and then we had lunch together at a new place in town called The Salad Shop. It was delish! It just opened 2 days ago, the owner is only 19 years old. He was there working hard with a huge smile on his face! I seriously wanted to hug him. I know he is thrilled with the good business he has been having. Place was busy, busy!
Then we ran to Whole Foods for a few Whole30 friendly things that I have been wanting but couldn't find at other stores: coconut milk, almond butter, a few lara bars, bacon that doesn't have sugar haha, and cauliflower (don't ask me why i have not been able to find cauliflower lately!). And i got some flowers too. It's become a thing when we go there, because they're SO pretty but not so expensive. :)
The coconut milk is a suggestion Whole30 people make to put in your coffee instead of creamer. I am going to try it. I tasted it by itself and was pleasantly surprised, it is really pretty good! Has a natural sweetness to it. (And yes, i got the unsweetened kind.) I don't know if it will do the trick in coffee, though. May have bought it for nothing. What else would i use it for? No cereal in this house, so... i don't know. Brad tried it, and was like, "no...that'll never do!" Haha. Poor thing. He is DYING without his coffee! He said if we do a Whole30 again, he is doing Whole30 with coffee. LOL. He is just so sad without it. I'm really fine, although i do love it. But neither of us CRAVE it anymore. We just miss it, because it's more of a Saturday morning thing. :) Especially with the weather being cooler. Anyway, if he does the next Whole30 with coffee that is fine but he does NOT have permission to do it with this one! I mean, i want to see what benefits he will get from doing it their way 100%, you know?
After that we picked up Fievel from the groomer. He was so cute and happy to see us! But he would NOT look at me for a picture... he was too busy looking out the window. :)
The rest of today has been relaxing - editing a little tiny bit, catching up on Grey's & Parenthood, and taking a nap. Ahhhh. And i keep thinking tomorrow is Sunday, but it's Saturday! :)
So today. Day 12. So excited about that!! :) We should definitely be past the really hard part now! Although the next few days should contain LOTS of bad cravings. This is what The Timeline says about Days 12-15 (after that we are supposed to be golden):
Days 12-15: Boundless energy! Now give me a Twinkie.
Hurray! The slump is over! Your pants fit again! Your energy levels are better than normal – you’re downright Tigger the bouncing tiger! But something weird is happening. You’re dreaming. Not crazy nightmare or strange surrealist dreams, either. Incredibly normal and realistic dreams – about donuts. Or Twinkies. Or Snickers.* In your mind, sometimes you get caught and feel guilty. Sometimes you just brazenly eat the contraband. But then, the feelings start following you into the waking hours. Suddenly, you’re craving things you don’t even like. (For me, it’s Diet Coke and Twinkies, for Melissa Hartwig, it was fast-food cheeseburgers!) Your co-workers’ heads transform into giant Girl Scout Cookies as you gaze on in disbelief. Seriously, you’ve almost hit the halfway mark, and now this?!
All joking aside, though, this phase gets really intense and for some people. This is the part of the program where our minds try to drive us back to the comfort of the foods we used to know. Our food relationships are deeply rooted and strongly reinforced throughout the course of our lives and breaking through them is really big deal. Journaling can be especially enlightening and helpful during this phase, and helpful for reflection later. Take some time to jot down what you’re craving, how you’re feeling and what tools you’re using to work through the cravings.
*The cravings people get, and the dreams they often have, rival those of pregnancy. One person told me they craved pickles and Doritos (together) during this phase!
Alright, so. I have been warned! But i am determined!!! Today:
Breakfast: a green smoothie (frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, apple, banana, chia seeds, lots of spinach)
Lunch: Salad from The Salad Shop (romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, grilled chicken, carrots, and evoo)
Snack: Blueberry Lara Bar
Dinner: Brad cooked again and it was delish!!! Baked chicken with Roasted onions & carrots. So good!
Snack: A pear
Really good day today. Oh, and P.S. I have been to the doctor 4 times in the past 2 weeks, and today was the first time that my blood pressure was normal. The other times it was high. The diet, maybe???? :)
Have a great weekend, y'all!
Have a great weekend, y'all!