Lynnefair Posted February 13, 2013 Share Posted February 13, 2013 Ok. Here we go.... Anyone reading this is welcome to post encouragement ANYTIME! Day 1 has begun with a bang . I slept like a log last night as I'm just wrapping up a head cold and was thrilled not to cough all night! I get up at 5:10 am on weekdays to get my oldest out the door for a 6 am school bus. Then, my middle child to the bus and finally my "baby" heads out at 7:55. I had done some shopping last night and was ready to get started on my SELFish project. This morning, I wanted to get myself set up for success and made: Breakfast Sausage - who knew it was so easy and really good! Next time I'll make a larger batch! But for now I have 8 little patties in the freezer, to grab and sautÃ© in no time flat! Chocolate Chili - is finishing it's simmer as I type! OMG it is tasty (yes, I had to take a little spoonful!). Maybe I won't miss the beans after all. Slow Cooker Chicken - honestly, the purpose of this is to make my own chicken stock. I picked up a 3.5# chicken (free-range, organic...) and threw some spices on it and put it over a layer of onion in the slow cooker. I'll pick the chicken off and make a few dishes for freezing then use the carcass for stock as I am a lover of soups/stews. Yet to do today: Prep my vegetables for easy use when I want them Reorganize my pantry and fridge to put Whole30 foods at eye level and w/in easy reach Take a nap (finish recovery from my cold) Walk/Run 1.5 miles - part of my beginner to 5K training Find non-junk Valentine gifts for my 3 kids (14, 12, 10) Oh, and I probably should shower!! I figure this is a great time for me to do this as I have struggled with trying to lose weight over the last several years. I decided a couple of weeks ago to take a leave of absence from school to devote more time to my kids during a rough patch (recent separation from husband of 16 yrs ). As I made that decision, I committed to make the most of my time to take care of myself as well. I hope to have a multi-sensory experience with Whole30, to include: - feeling of baggy jeans , no heartburn, less moodiness - seeing the light in my own eyes again, clearer skin - tasting yummy new foods and recipes - hearing the kids exclaim "What , you're not drinking diet coke?!!!!" and I hope a compliment or two - smelling the sweet smell of success and wanting to continue for another 30 days!!! Thirty days to start a WHOLE new life on so many levels! Here's to me and my SELFish journey! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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