Day 15 – Hey, Hey, Halfway!

I have to share a first for me on the Whole30. FOOD DREAMS. During our last Whole30, I admittedly made fun of Mary Gwen for having food dreams. But for both of us it wasn’t about the foods we wanted or were missing but about breaking the Whole30. Its funny to wake up and check the kitchen to make sure you haven’t fallen off the wagon. Here we are halfway!

Day 15:

What went well?

MG– I felt like I had a lot of energy today and I got to cook dinner.

G-Ate my lunch on time again and was able to mix up my drink choices with some herbal tea.

What could have gone better?

MG-I should’ve checked to make sure we had everything for the recipe I was cooking. Luckily, Garth went out and got more broth for the soup.

G– I felt like I could have used more protein at lunch.

What will you do tomorrow?

MG-Stay on course and as always drink more water.

G-Try some more drink options and increase protein.

Thingamajig of the Day:

Something that can make Whole30 easier as a whole is learning how certain recipes can be easily modified to be compliant. For instance, our baked potato soup recipe is compliant minus the cream. How do you modify? Simple, Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream. Sprinkle on some compliant bacon and you have the perfect cold weather meal.

Day 14 – The Spice of Life

Back to the work grind it was for us. Garth cooked an amazing dinner of shrimp, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. I absolutely LOVE garlic and he put roasted garlic in there! Seriously, I could eat a whole head of roasted garlic!

Day 14:

What went well?

MG– I ate my meals at a normal time and really enjoyed them. In a moment of getting very mad and upset, I wanted to break Whole30 but fortunately I had a support network that encouraged me off that ledge.

G– I ate at a normal time and brought my Nutpods with me for a coffee meeting.

What could have gone better?

MG– I needed to drink more water. Couldn’t let that saga end…

G– Lunch was not thrilling, just filling. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t the garbage disposal of meals. (I had to eat leftovers for the third time since MG is weird about leftovers).

What will you do tomorrow?

MG– Try to drink more water and stay on track with eating enough carbs and fats.

G– I didn’t drink as much water as I have been and I’m going to bring some more La Croix to work.

Thingamajig of the Day

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. On page 100 of Whole30 Day by Day, Melissa mentions to have, “small storage containers with lids to save leftover spice mixtures.” We found a perfect way to reuse those bottles from other spices. Put them in some super hot water to get the label off and then repurpose them!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Day 13 – Sunday Not Funday

Sunday is usually the day that we go grocery shopping for the week; but we actually had time to do it yesterday since we didn’t have major plans. Today was a day of cleaning. I need to go through tons of stuff and get rid of things to make my space more enjoyable. Garth and I also worked on planning out some different meals for this week. Through this Whole30, we’ve gotten better about not wasting food. See our Thingamajig of the Day for how we are accomplishing this.

Day 13

What went well?

MG– I continued to eat 3 meals that were compliant and didn’t even snack being at home all day.

G– Trying new foods and keeping things different.

What could have gone better?

MG– I need to work on getting more fats and carbs into my meals. I’ve still been tired but I think working on water consumption and looking at what I eat will help this.

G– Still hard when you aren’t in your normal routine to eat 3 meals.

What will you do tomorrow?

MG– I am looking forward to the meals we’ve made and am excited for the week of planned food that we have.

G– Eat the food that we have prepped and enjoy the variety of things we’ve made!

Thingamajig of the Day:

I gave Garth this magnetic weekly meal planner for Christmas from Amazon and it’s turned out to be very handy! We write out our meals and then in the “notes” section, we make sure to write down all the produce/meat that we have that could go bad within the week. It helps us to be accountable to make sure we use these items before they go bad. How do you make sure your produce doesn’t go bad?

Magnetic meal planner