How I’m Feeling
They say Days 10 and 11 are the hardest days. I don’t think today has been too hard and unbearable. However, walking into Tim Horton’s today to meet up with a friend made me realize I literally could not have anything except for the coffee and only some of the teas. I was surrounded by doughnuts, bagels, and non-compliant menu items. I just wanted a doughnut.
Otherwise, I have had higher than normal energy levels all day. I felt and looked less bloated than I have been the last couple of days. And I’m really starting to take the time to think about what exactly is in my food and the psychological connections I have to food. In the past few days, when I’ve been feeling down, I haven’t turned to chocolate or a bag of chips. I’ve been drinking a lot of water. I’ve been eating more fruits and vegetables than before. I feel content and satisfied after each meal.
Do I miss pizza and chicken wings and chinese food? Absolutely. But I am hoping to be more cautious after Whole 30 about what I eat, how much I eat, and why I am eating.
What I Ate Today
I have been cleaning out the last bit of leftovers out of my fridge today but I did make something new tonight!
Breakfast: Egg muffins and fruit with some tea.
Lunch: The last of the broccoli-kale soup
Snacks: Fruit and nuts
Dinner: White chicken chilli made from this recipe. I made the stovetop version as I made the slow cooker version once (wrong, might I add) and I didn’t like it. However, this time I followed the recipe correctly and it tasted really good.
I also made Whole 30 dump ranch tonight and I am HOOKED. I think I like it better than normal ranch dressing. I was surprised at how good it tastes. I used fresh dill as my fresh herb of choice. The recipe for the ranch can be found here.