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Monday, April 15, 2013

Whole 30: Week 2 Recap

If you missed my recap of Week 1 on Whole 30 you can see it here.  This recap means I am practically half way through with the challenge!  There have been points of weakness where I wanted to throw in the towel like the day 2 of my students got into a fist fight, I literally ran after 4 boys skipping school, and got into a verbal altercation with the cafeteria manager over whether or not us teachers were doing our job once the fight erupted (in the cafeteria) - that day, I was so tempted to forget it all and drink a glass or 3 of wine.  I didn't!  I held strong.  I'm so glad I did.

Best Part of the Week: The best part of the week was realizing that no long do the cupcakes, pastries, and sugary foods I'm seeing on Instagram and Pinterest make me run to my cupboard for my Nutella.  I'm not craving sugar at all really.  

Hardest Part of the Week: I worked from home Friday on my National Boards and I knew it would be tough being in the house all day in front of my computer without snacking.  So I got myself some sunflower seeds - then hubby reminded me that all that salt would bloat me.  Bleh!

Loving: Blueberry muffin Lara bars.  I have liked every Lara bar I've tried, but these are the BOMB.COM.  For reals.  They taste exactly like a blueberry muffin and all ingredients in these bars are natural, gluten free, and dairy free.  Score!

Missing:  Cheese.  I really want to make stuffed portabello mushroom caps.  I'm determined to figure out a way to make them sans cheese.

I've Noticed: I'm having nightmares.  I'm not sure if this has anything to do with Whole 30, but I would love for them to stop.  I woke up twice last night from nightmares - creeps.  Also, I'm consuming too much sugar with all the fruit I'm eating so I need to cut back on that.

Looking Forward: I'm actually considering doing this for another 30 days.  Am I cray-cray?!  I feel so good, I think I just may take another crack at it, this time allowing myself limited milk and cheese.

Eating: I've been enjoying salads and homemade soup for lunch.  I've found several snacks that ease any cravings I may still get.  I enjoy cocoa roasted almonds, dried apricots, and loads of fruit.  Here are some recent meals I've enjoyed:
Baked sweet potato, sirloin with sauteed mushrooms, and corn on the cob

2 fried eggs, 2 sausage patties, a kiwi and some strawberries

Garlic buffalo shrimp and sauteed asparagus

3 egg (no milk) omelette with red and green peppers, salsa, and half a grapefruit

How is your week going?



  1. all your meal pics look DELISH! if you do it again for May, then I'll do it with you! I'm trying to get towards eating clean this month, but I have snuck in some sugar.

  2. Your meals look delicious. I may have to look into this Whole 30 thing and how I could make it work with my gf issues....

  3. Those all look delish! If you do it again in May, I might have to join up with you :)

  4. You're foods look so yummy. You make eating healthy look easy and great!

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