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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Tuesday Meals M1 - 3 egg muffins, yogurt, granola M2 - Sandwich - sourdough, turkey, prosciutto, dijon mayo, kraut, chips, dairy free onion dip - the onion dip was quite good. I'll definitely buy more of their dips in the future when they're at Aldi. M3 - Slice of frozen leftover lebanon bologna pepper relish pizza. I had some thin mints after dinner (maybe around 4), and had a headache before sleep - I looked at the ingredients today, and there's a ton of stuff I'm not really used to eating - HFCS, soy lecithin, palm oil - I'm sure one of those is the culprit. Otherwise, I felt pretty good yesterday. I know I'm not feeling as good as on Whole30 - less motivated, it's more difficult to fall asleep and wake up in the morning, etc. I actually think my digestion isn't much worse than when I was doing Whole30, though.
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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Monday Meals - M1 - Sweet Potato Chicken Sausage Egg Muffins - https://www.maryswholelife.com/sausage-sweet-potato-and-kale-egg-cups-whole30-paleo/ - used AmyLu breakfast sausage in these, plain Whole Milk greek yogurt, and GF coconut cacao granola that I got at Aldi this weekend. M2 - 3 leftover chicken wings from Friday, cinnamon roll with Nutella M3 - Patty melt with roasted broccoli Yesterday wasn't a great day either. I felt depressed for most of the day and didn't get much done. I'm going to update my log with the Whole Foods shopping we did last Friday, 1/31 - I'm counting it toward February groceries.' Olives - $8.35 3 GTs kombuchas - $10.47 Simple Mills Sprouted Seed Crackers - $4.99 - Got these because the crackers I got at Costco are made with almond flour, and one of the people who came over for the Super Bowl is allergic to almonds. These were pretty good - I'd get them again on sale. Siete Cashew Queso dip - $3.89 - Siete products were on sale for 35% off, so we got some stuff to try. Siete Chipotle hot sauce - $3.57 Cilantro - $.99 Fiji Water - $2.69 New Primal Almond Turmeric Dressing - $4.54 - Primal Kitchen stuff was on sale for 35% off, too. Primal Kitchen Vodka Sauce - $5.84 Ground beef - $7.27 Three bags of Siete chips - $9.02 Total - $64.49 This is our grocery shopping from Aldi on Sunday, 2/9 2 packages Specially Select Turkey (not the best ingredients) - $5.98 GTs kombucha - $2.95 Hope French Onion Dip - $3.99 - got this to try Romaine - $2.39 Orange Juice - $1.59 - my boyfriend got this - I don't really ever drink juice, except for fresh pressed juices sometimes when I'm out. 2 packages crescent rolls - $1.78 - my boyfriend wanted pigs in a blanket for the Super Bowl, and I was going to make grain free ones, but didn't get around to it. 2 packages cauliflower gnocchi - $5.98 - ingredients aren't as good as the frozen ones from TJs, but they are gluten free. Gluten Free Coconut Cacao granola - $2.99 - this was an impulse buy - it's good, but when I had it with yogurt yesterday morning, I got an almost immediate stomachache. Cucumber - $1.29 Iceberg Lettuce - $1.19 Sourdough - $2.99 - Dave requested grilled cheese for dinner Sunday. Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt - $5.29 Water bottles - $2.29 Fair Trade Organic Coffee - $4.49 - we normally buy beans from a local roaster, but we ran out. 2 lb grassfed ground beef - $10.58 Total: $57.69 Total for this month so far - $227.25 We're going away to Cleveland this upcoming weekend, and my parents are visiting the following weekend, so we shouldn't need too many groceries the upcoming couple weeks. There's a great market in Cleveland that we'll go to, and I'll get some goodies there. Eating out last week - Iron Born pizza Wednesday ($55), Big Shot Bob's Wings Friday ($54), and Five Guys Saturday ($31) - $200 so far this month in eating out.
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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Here's a review of meals from this past weekend: Thursday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs w TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup. M2 - Detroit style pizza M3 - Leftover buffalo chicken dip, baked potato, sauteed kale Friday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs w TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - Chicken, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts - added cheese to the mashed potatoes. - I remember that I felt sluggish after this meal. M3 - 6 wings from a local wing place, bacon cheese fries with ranch Saturday Meals M1 - 4 wings from a local wing place, bacon cheese fries with ranch M2 - Didn't eat lunch. M3 - Five guys bacon cheese burger, fries, 1/2 vanilla milkshake - I'd never had five guys before - their burgers are quite good. Sunday Meals M1 - Scrambled eggs, Amylu breakfast sausage, leftover fries from Saturday - my boyfriend made breakfast. We had run out of coffee and I was struggling to get motivated. M2 - Didn't eat lunch. M3 - Homemade dairy-free tomato soup with grilled cheese - My boyfriend requested grilled cheese, and I wanted tomato soup with it. Since I was planning on eating the leftovers later this week, I made the soup dairy free. This was delicious, but I need to remember for the future that 1/2 a grilled cheese is totally great. I had a stomachache, and felt very sluggish after this meal. We really didn't do anything this weekend. I felt depressed for most of Friday night and Saturday, and we didn't end up leaving the house either day - which I'm sure didn't help my mood. My boyfriend got us motivated to go grocery shopping Sunday morning, which helped me to stay motivated for the rest of the day. I spent some time cleaning, and prepped our breakfasts for the week, along with cooking dinner. I'll update with some more later.
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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Good Morning - Wednesday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs with TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - Leftover paleo buffalo chicken dip, potato chips, cheese, salami, grain-free crackers. Some Girl Scout cookies M3 - Detroit-style buffalo chicken pizza, caesar salad Still haven't gotten to planning my meals. Thursday Meals - M1 - 3 scrambled eggs with TJs roasted potatoes & peppers mix, and ketchup M2 - M3 - Sleep - Struggled to wake up at 7 AM this morning. Sluggish start. Slept fine. Skin - Better than yesterday, things seem to be healing. Digestion - Still not good. Bloating, gas, etc. Energy/Focus - Hit an extreme slump yesterday afternoon. Took a nap, and didn't get much done for the rest of the day. So far this morning I'm okay - we'll see how the day goes.
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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Back again. Tuesday Meals M1 - Ham & cheese sliders M2 - Beef empanadas with guac and cheese M3 - Teton Waters Ranch mini hot dogs with leftover brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes Wednesday Meals M1 - Three eggs, scrambled in ghee, Whole30 compliant potatoes o'brien mix from Trader Joes, ketchup M2 - M3 - Not totally sure about meals for the rest of the day yet. I've spent 32 minutes so far today doing dishes - still have probably around 30 minutes left to get them all done, then I'll move on to the fridge. I feel better today, at this point, than yesterday. I've been feeling markedly worse physically this week than last, although mental health-wise I'm doing alright. Here's a rundown on my areas I was looking for improvement with in my Whole30 - how I'm doing right now. Sleep - Slept alright last night. I've been letting myself sleep in the past few days, trying to adjust back to my normal sleep schedule. Woke up this morning at 7:08 AM - I told myself I would wake up at 7:15, so that's good. Didn't have the vivid dreams I was getting used to on Whole30. Skin - A huge blind pimple is developing on one of my cheeks. I feel like my chin acne is getting worse. Digestion - Not good at all. Way more gas than I'd been dealing with previously, bloating, etc. Energy/Focus - Okay today, considering. Not tiger blood or anything, but I've been good with maintaining my focus on work, and have gotten a fair amount done around the house so far. I feel a little mentally sluggish, but I'm dealing. I'm also fairly dehydrated still, from the weekend and its aftermath, so I'm sure that's no helping. I'm going to include our grocery shopping from this weekend - I've been keeping a running tally of our food spending that I want to keep up as part of our budgeting. I'm counting the grocery shopping on Friday as February, although it was technically 1/31. Trader Joe's Sriracha - $2.99 Coconut Cream - $2.29 Spicy Brown Mustard - $1.29 Relish - $1.99 Mango Spindrift - $8.99 Cornichons - $2.69 Yellow onions - $2.99 Gallon of water - $2.99 Jalapenos - $1.69 Frozen vegetable fried rice - $2.49 Rosemary - $1.69 Yellow mustard - $1.69 Apples - $4.49 2 Epic bars - $4.98 Garlic stuffed olives - $3.49 Peanut butter - $1.99 Turkey Summer Sausage - $3.99 4 avocados - $3.49 1.5 liter water bottle - $0.69 1 white onion - $0.99 2 packages NSA bacon - $8.98 Frozen roasted potatoes with peppers - $2.99 Shallot - $0.49 Radishes - $2.99 Unexpected Cheddar - $3.99 Cotswald Onion & Chive Cheese - $5.29 Triple Cream Brie - $3.69 3 dozen pasture raised eggs - $11.97 Salami - $3.99 Total: $105.07 I'll update later with Whole Foods.
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    W30Virgo Post-Whole30

    Going to start back up here to track what I'm doing post Whole30 round three. My third round of Whole30 was perhaps my most successful yet. I did it with my boyfriend this round, and we had a really good time together. We both lost some weight, and experienced great NSVs. We finished Day 30 on 1/31, and we've had some bumps already with reintroduction. Saturday - Plan was to not reintro anything. We got invited to dinner with some friends who we don't see that often, so we decided to go. The restaurant did have a ton of options that would be compliant, but I figured I could remain compliant-ish. M1 - Didn't eat - mistake #1. M2 - Had a blueberry lavender hard cider at the movies. I got excited seeing this in the beer store attached to the theater, in the gluten free section, as it's from a brewery local to my hometown. But, I really didn't need it. In the future, I think I'll go with a seltzer or something non-alcoholic. When we got home, I had an epic bar and some olives. M3 - Dinner at a Mexican restaurant. I decided to get a combo plate with a beef enchilada and a chile relleno, which came with rice and beans. It was just okay - I only ate about a third. Drank beer with dinner - one of my seasonal favorites - Nugget Nectar. Could have just savored one, but I had three. Went to after-dinner drinks with a friend at a local bar. Drank too much - negronis. Stayed out too late. Sunday - We had company for the superbowl, and I was planning to reintroduce dairy. I was very hungover in the morning. M1 - McDonald's quarter pounder and a diet coke - this is the only food that can cure a hangover as bad as the one I was experiencing. Not going to beat myself up about it, but I can see how moving forward, avoiding drinking to excess will also lead me to make better food choices both while drinking and after. This will continue to be a learning process for myself. M2 - Superbowl snacks - I figured since I'd had the McDonald's, the reintro day was shot so I could enjoy what I wanted. I enjoyed lots of non-Whole30 snacks that contained gluten, dairy, legumes, etc. Honestly, I didn't really love any of it. I could have done with out all of it and been happy. I was overly full and sick to my stomach after eating - I had a cup of hot peppermint tea to help settle my stomach. Monday - My boyfriend and I took off work (we'd been planning to) and had a ton of Superbowl leftovers in the fridge. M1 - Ham and cheese sliders M2 - Stromboli M3 - Roasted chicken and brussels sprouts with mashed potatoes (http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole30-mashed-potatoes/). This was delicious, and really hit the spot. Today, Tuesday M1 - Ham and cheese sliders M2 M3 I haven't really planned what I'm going to eat this week, which I know is the problem. Our fridge is currently a mess, and we have dishes piling up. I know I'm going to struggle to feed myself well with all of that going on. Here is a plan of action I'm going to work on to get things back in order: 1. Wash dishes 2. Clean out fridge 3. Meal prep egg muffins for breakfast 4. Meal prep chicken salad for lunch 5. Make plan for dinners for rest of week. One other rule I'd like to set out for myself is to have a plan in place for a Whole30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next day if I'm planning to drink. I think this will help put me in a healthier mindset for the future.
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Here are meals for Day 29 and 30 Day 29 Meals M1 - pork sausage cooked with onions, 2 scrambled eggs with primal kitchen ketchup, spring mix & cherry tomatoes with caesar dressing M2 - 6 romaine leaves topped with ground beef taco meat, salsa and homemade ranch M3 - burger with sweet potato and white potato fries, ranch, beet sauerkraut Day 30 Meals M1 - Same as day 29 M2 - Leftovers, not sure what exactly I'll have yet - maybe some leftover chicken and cruciferous crunch mix. M3 - BLT Salad from Real Simple Good (https://realsimplegood.com/blt-salad/) with Sweet Potato Chowder (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan-sweet-potato-chowder-234109)
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Day 29 & 30 Almost forgot to post on Wednesday, and totally forgot to post Thursday. Oh well - I think it's just a sign of how comfortable I'm getting in eating this way. I'm planning to eat Whole30 tomorrow, then reintroduce dairy on Sunday. I'm going to try yogurt and cheese. I already know milk is an issue, so I avoid it as is. I basically already know cheese is an issue too - I may add a day of reintroing sheep and goat's milk cheeses later, to see if there's a difference. I just love cheese so much - it's very difficult for me to imagine a future where I never eat. I've been having some issues with my mood this week. I tend towards depression in the winter, but, so far this month, I've felt very positive. This week, on Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday, I really felt depressed. Unmotivated, crying spells, thoughts turning toward dark topics, low self-esteem. I've been trying to be gentle with myself, but I have to get it together to clean our house and get things ready to host for the Superbowl on Sunday, so I'm just creating very specific schedules for myself to follow, so I don't have to make choices about how I spend my time. I'm just limiting my expectations for myself to the bare minimum of what needs to get done until I feel better. I'll do a post Monday about my results, how I'm feeling, and how reintroduction is going. I'll reintro dairy on Sunday, then legumes on Wednesday, and non-gluten alcohol on Saturday. One of my friends is so excited to have us "back on the sauce" that she's planning a little party for it Saturday. I think I'll probably reintroduce gin on that day - I want to stick to one type of alcohol at a time as I ease back into drinking - that's smart to do, anyway. Then, Dave and I are planning to go to Cleveland for Valentine's Day and my parents are visiting the following weekend, so those two will be a bit of a free-for-all. In Cleveland, I'm going to mindfully treat myself to foods that I love - I know I'll be having a bagel with cream cheese, and will probably bring some home to freeze, because they have a bagel place that I love. Otherwise, definitely breweries, and there are a few new restaurants we want to try. When my parents visit, we will likely go to some restaurants that don't have really compliant options, although I'm going to try not to go to crazy here. On 2/11, I'm going to reintroduce non-gluten grains, then I probably won't be able to go back to reintroduction until 2/26, when I'll have gluten left to reintroduce. I'll update a bit later with my meals from yesterday and today.
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Day 28 Almost forgot to post today. I'm feeling in much higher spirits, more my Whole30 norm, than I was yesterday and Monday. I'm almost out of bananas - which I think were contributing to my slump - and I'll avoid them in the future and stick to berries or maybe apples when I feel like fruit. Yesterday, I ended up having leftovers for lunch - the last of the meat sauce from Sunday with cauli rice and Caesar dressing. Weird mix, but ok. We went to a late dinner with our friend, so I had a banana with nut butter in the late afternoon to hold me over. Dinner was delicious, as always at Gaucho. I got a huge salad with mushrooms, fennel, potatoes, avocado, and other yummy veggies topped with red snapper, and we shared a side of grilled cauliflower and smashed butternut squash. It was $54 for the two of us. $137 on going out to eat so far this month. Meals for today: M1: Last of the sweet potato quiche with Caesar Salad M2: Leftover Buffalo chicken salad with a hardboiled egg from Friday - I tried to emulsify the Ranch dressing again and I'm still having problems. It was pretty thick when I took it out of the fridge, so maybe it's just supposed to me like that. I don't know. M3: Slow Cooker Dijon Thyme Chicken Legs (https://therealfoodrds.com/chili-rosemary-roasted-nuts/) with Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes w Tahini "Butter" (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sweet-potatoes-with-tahini-butter - using ghee instead of butter)
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Day 27 Feeling okay this morning. Yesterday afternoon I hit a real slump and took a mid-afternoon nap, something I never do. I didn't get anything done after work, and my boyfriend made dinner. This was not an uncommon occurrence pre-Whole30, especially in the winter, but I haven't really felt that way since we started. I'm feeling better this morning, so we'll see how the day goes. M1: Sweet Potato Quiche with Caesar Salad M2: Leftovers or Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers M3: Out to dinner. - We're meeting a friend for dinner at a local restaurant, Gaucho. It's an Argentinian steakhouse that's very easy to make compliant. Since we're planning to have more beef later in the week, I'll probably get chicken or fish for a little change. I'm think that shrimp might be tasty. That's all I really have to report for today.
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Sunday: Woke up with no alarm at 6:02 AM. This is great, since I've been struggling to wake up before 6:30 AM this Whole30 round. I'm definitely a morning person, and when I have more time in the mornings I have such better days. I had a slow morning again, and watched some Netflix. I have had almost no desire to watch TV during this Whole30 - I'm more motivated to do chores around the house after dinner, and don't feel the normal after work slump that I had before. On weekends, we've been doing activities or chores. I have read 4 books so far this month, though. I only read 10 books total in 2019, so I'm very pleased with the trade of Netflix for reading. I enjoyed my time watching Netflix yesterday, though. Did chores around the house and got breakfast prepped for the week. I also realized on Sunday that I had successfully gone a full week of doing my nighttime skincare every night. I've been working on building healthy habits since my birthday in September, and have a pretty great morning routine established (reading, journaling, breakfast, short walk), but have been struggling with getting a nighttime routine going. Getting nighttime skincare to be a habit is going to be my foundation, and I'm going to start working on getting the dishes done and counters wipe down each night as my next step. This feels...gargantuan to me. My boyfriend and I have not been great at getting our dishes done historically, so this is going to be a really big change. But, I'm invested in it - as we continue to eat healthy, we'll keep cooking more, and having a clean kitchen makes cooking so much easier. I'm starting with just 5 minutes of cleaning after dinner, and will add on from there as it becomes a habit. Monday: Woke up with my alarm, easily, at 6:05 AM. Good morning - I've been quite effective at work so far today - just led a meeting that I feel really good about. No plans for this evening, but we're in the process of getting our apartment clean for our Superbowl party Sunday, so I have cleaning the bathroom on my to-do list. Meals for this weekend and today: Day 24 M1 - Banana, three scrambled eggs, 4 Amylu sausages, ketchup - no fat, but I was at a total block with getting myself breakfast, so Dave cooked and we had this around 10 AM. M2 - Ground beef with taco seasoning on baby romaine leaves with salsa, baked oven fries dipped in dijon mayo, and roasted broccoli - Dave cooked again - I had a meeting at three, and didn't bring a snack so we ate early, around 4:45 when I got home. Had a nitro cold brew at Starbucks Day 25 M1 - Leftover taco meat & broccoli mixed with 2 scrambled eggs, topped with leftover green goddess and salsa M2 - 2 pesto chicken sausages with olives/artichoke hearts, about 2 c leftover greek green beans M3 - Quick Thick Meat Sauce with Spicy Oven Fries from Chrissy Teigen's website, Defined Dish Caesar dressing on romaine with cherry tomatoes and No Crumbs Left marinated onions Had an almond milk cortado at a local coffee shop - I think there may have been something noncompliant, or that I didn't agree with, in this. Day 26 M1 - Real Simple Good Sweet Potato Quiche (This is SO delicious, highly recommend) with spring mix, cherry tomatoes, marinated onions, and Caesar dressing, banana (the bananas are about to get brown so I'm trying to eat them up) M2 - ~1 c cauli rice, leftover meat sauce, banana with cashew butter and coconut flakes M3 - Egg Roll in a Bowl with Sweet Potato Chowder Areas for improvement Sleep - Good, with the exception of Friday night. Lesson learned - don't drink cold brew at 9 PM. I was impressed with how well I was able to bounce back, though. Digestion - Not great. It was getting a bit better, but after the cortado yesterday things have been off. Skin - I used a sleep mask on Friday and I think gave me a couple zits, but my chin acne is looking better. It's not healed yet, but I think it might be finally on the mend. Energy - Great! I felt good everyday this weekend. My mood has been consistent, and my anxiety is way down. We also went to a local grocery chain, Giant Eagle, on Saturday to get a couple things that weren't at Costco. Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour - $5.29 - got this to use in the Defined Dish sausage balls for the Superbowl 2 cans coconut milk - $3.98 2 avocados - $3 Kale - $2.99 Garlic powder - $3.99 1 lb garlic bulbs - $3.99 Green onions - $1.50 Dried chives - $5.99 Cinnamon Rolls - $2.50 - Dave got this because he's craving them for when we're done with Whole30 (cue eye roll) Fresh dill - $2.99 Broth - $4.99 Cranberry Lime Polar Seltzer - $3.34 Total: $45 - $848 so far this month
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Day 24, 25, 26 Good morning! Can't believe how close we are to 30 days. I've decided that I'm actually going to do a Whole31, since I'm planning to reintro cheese on Superbowl Sunday. I've been feeling really good this weekend into this week. I'll do a little recap below: Friday night: We had the Buffalo Chicken Salad for dinner - I tried to make Whole Sisters Dump Ranch, and really struggled to get it to emulsify. I normally use the Basic Ranch recipe that can be found on this site, so I think I'm going to keep using it. Otherwise, it was good. We went to pop punk karaoke with our friends at a local bar and had so much fun! I couldn't get to sleep until around 3:30 AM though, even though we left the bar around 1. I made the mistake of having a cold brew at like 9:30 PM (I just wanted something that wasn't water, and thought it was funny that the bar had it) so I'm not surprised that I had trouble sleeping. Otherwise, we had a really great time. I honestly didn't mind being sober for the most part - it was one of the first times that I went out so late, to a real bar, sober. I couldn't believe how many people I saw who were really, really drunk - it was concerning. When I asked my boyfriend if that was normal (he regularly will have alcohol free months, and continue to go out with all of our friends, where I tend to isolate myself during Whole30s or other times that I don't drink), he said it was, that there were always plenty of people who were too drunk out at bars that late. Really eye-opening for me. Anyway, we drove to the bar (another benefit of sobriety - saving on Ubers, and I spent $0 at the bar after my cover), and drove one of our friends home. That was a much better experience than being drunk and carsick in a stranger's car. Saturday: I was only able to sleep in until 7:30. Felt a bit rough when I woke up - tired, obviously, with a sore throat from yelling and an ear ringing from the loud music. But, blessedly, no hangover. I had a slow, gentle morning, and when Dave woke up around 9:30 (he always sleeps late on weekends), he made us a quick breakfast, and we decided to go out to run some errands. If we had been drinking the night before, this never would have happened. We would have laid around the house all day, and probably ordered delivery food, spending more money and making ourselves feel worse. I'm chalking this up as a major NSV - something that really didn't happen in other rounds, either. It's great to see how much I can learn and grow with each round. So, anyway, we went out to the suburbs to go to the mall and do some Christmas returns and exchanges. I treated myself to some new makeup at Sephora - I really didn't feel like I should be spending money, but we saved so much Friday night that I didn't beat myself up over getting a treat. We got Starbucks - nitro cold brew, while we were out. After we got home for our errands I got ready to go out again, to an organizing meeting for Bernie Sanders. That was...interesting...and when I came home Dave had made dinner. I had a really early night for the weekend, turning in around 8:30 PM. I'll write about Sunday and this morning a bit later.
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Here's our meal plan for the next few days: Saturday – Quick Thick Meat Sauce & Oven Fries (https://cravingsbychrissyteigen.com/cravings/quick-thick-meat-sauce-spicy-oven-fries/ without the Parm, obviously) w Caesar Salad (http://www.thedefineddish.com/whole-30-caesar-salad-dressing/) Sunday – Egg Roll in a Bowl (https://realsimplegood.com/egg-roll-in-a-bowl/) w Sweet Potato Chowder (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-vegan-sweet-potato-chowder-234109) Monday – Veggie, Slow Cooker Dijon Thyme Chicken Legs (https://therealfoodrds.com/slow-cooker-dijon-thyme-chicken-legs/) & Sweet Potatoes w Tahini Butter (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/sweet-potatoes-with-tahini-butter sub ghee for butter) Tuesday – Veggies dipped in Sweet Potato Cashew Dip (https://nomnompaleo.com/post/156278901808/sweet-potato-and-cashew-dip-from-tess-masters) w Burgers & Clean Thousand Island Sauce (https://littlebitsof.com/2016/08/clean-thousand-island-sauce/) We'll figure out what to have the rest of the week as we go and see what leftovers we have. Breakfast: Sweet Potato Quiche (https://realsimplegood.com/sweet-potato-quiche-dairy-free-gf/) - I had planned to make this last week, but didn't get around to it. Lunch: I'm going to make myself a smorgasbord of stuff, below. Dave will have leftovers, as he doesn't like tuna, hard boiled eggs, or cucumbers Gaby's Cucumber Salad (https://cookieandkate.com/best-cucumber-salad-recipe/) Saucy Chili Garlic Cucumber Noodles (https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-saucy-chili-garlic-cucumber-noodles-259061) Tuna Salad Stuffed Bell Peppers (https://whole30.com/best-whole30-recipes-no-forks/) Dill Sauerkraut Deviled Eggs (https://whole30.com/july-4-2017/) Then for a fun mocktail tomorrow I'm going to make myself these Coconut Mojitos (https://cookathomemom.com/coconut-mojito-mocktail/)
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    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Okay, here's our Costco food shopping: 4 dozen cage free eggs - $6.98 Doritos - $4.99 (Dave got these for the Superbowl since we'll be done with Whole30, they're food so I'm including them in our spending tracking) Potato Chips - $4.79 (For the Superbowl) Avocado Oil - $18.89 Aidell's Chicken Apple Sausage - $13.99 Teton Waters Ranch Mini Hot Dogs - $13.79 (Dave requested pigs in blankets for the Superbowl, and I found a Paleo recipe to try out) Ground beef - $19.99 2 organic whole chickens - $17.45 Amylu Breakfast Sausage - $11.99 (We've bought the maple version of this brand at Costco before, but this kind is actually compliant!) Simple Mills Almond Crackers - $8.99 (For the Superbowl) Organic Dried Oregano - $3.99 Kerrygold Unsalted Butter - $12.99 Mixed Nut Butter - $7.99 (Excited to try this - it's compliant, with a mix of cashew and almond butter. I love cashew butter, but the little jar of 365 brand cashew butter we got at Whole Foods last week was $9!) Fresh broccoli florets - $5.49 Organic boneless skinless chicken breast - $20.71 Grape Tomatoes - $5.99 Sweet Kale Salad - $5.99 (I'm going to use some of the salad mix to make egg roll in a bowl tomorrow. Will probably saute up the rest for an extra veggie to have on hand next week. 1 lb prosciutto - $9.99 (Throughout the week I ate an entire package that we got at Aldi last week, and Dave was sad that he didn't get any, so we got this. I figure we can use some of it for our meat & cheese plate for the Superbowl) Baby romaine - $4.49 Spring Mix - $4.49 Brussels Sprouts - $4.49 5 lb lemons - $7.99 Total: $216.45 $803 so far for the month on groceries - I know that a lot of this will carry into next month but it still feels like a lot. I have to go to the Strip District to get some extra veggies and dried chives for the week, but that shouldn't add much.
  15. w30virgo

    w30Virgo Round 3 January 2020

    Day 23 Having a really good morning today. For the first time in at least a week, I woke up with my 6:05 AM alarm. I definitely felt like I could sleep longer, but I was awake and ready to go for my day within about 10 minutes of waking. I had a very productive morning with my extra time, which felt great. We went to Costco last night, as we were running out of a lot of household goods. I'll put up a post with the grocery portion of our shopping a little later. We ended up getting home late - around 6:45, and still needed to have dinner. We ended up having the chicken with roasted broccoli and potatoes, which I seasoned with Primal Palate Adobo seasoning, and some dijon mayo. I was really proud of myself for coming home and cooking dinner, rather than eating out. Tonight, we're going to pop punk karaoke with a group of our friends. I'm really looking forward to it. I think we've been pretty good with going out and being social during our Whole30 - definitely better than previous rounds I've done. But, I'm feeling a little bad about how I kind of hermited myself away last weekend, and am glad that we'll be starting our weekend with something fun. Otherwise, things are going well. I wish that my digestion and skin would improve a bit more quickly - I'm sure I could see further improvements if I extended my Whole30, but I'm just not really in a position to do so right now. I might do another one soon after - We have the superbowl, some plans involving drinking the following weekend, then are going away for Valentine's weekend, but I could conceivably start again after that, and see what kind of improvements I can get. We'll see how things go. Day 23 Meals M1: 2 fried eggs with 2 slices bacon, and blistered cherry tomatoes over spring mix, with No Crumbs Left marinated onions and oil M2: Leftovers - Maybe leftover burger filling and green beans, or leftover chicken. M3: Buffalo Chicken Salad with Oven Baked Fries - https://whole30.com/a-whole30-fourth-of-july-2/ I'll update a bit later with our Costco review and our meal plan for next week.