Whole 30 – Day 9
Meal names have become an approximation around here. For example, today I ate breakfast at noon because I just wasn’t hungry before that. Lunch was also a misnomer, but oh was dinner delicious!
Scotch quail eggs and cucumber sticks.
If you’ve been reading so far then you know that for the past couple of days I haven’t been that excited about eating. I felt full and a bit queasy all the time and only ate out of obligation. Today, with lunch happening at noon, I wasn’t sure I was going to need any kind of afternoon meal. I was a little bit afraid that I wouldn’t be able to eat the awesome dinner I had planned (and which my husband was looking forward to).
Despite how crummy I’ve felt I have been constantly appreciative of the fact that I’m not afraid of being hungry all the time. I used to never leave the house without a meal beforehand and maybe a snack (or some cash for a drive through window) because the low blood sugar crazies could strike at any moment. Today I took the kids to the park in the afternoon with nothing but a couple of water bottles. I wasn’t sure if I’d need the apple, but lo and behold! I started feeling hungry around 5pm. We headed home and I had this for “lunch”:
An apple. I was still a bit afraid of feeling full so I decided not to risk a whole meal. It was just right.
The best part is that by dinnertime I was absolutely ravenous (almost low blood sugary, though, which I blame on the apple) and got to enjoy dinner with my husband.
Giant strip steak, world’s smallest sweet potato with delicious homemade ghee, awesome local mixed green salad. It was all amazing. Taking that first bite of steak was almost transcendent. I left a little bit for tomorrow.
Have I turned a corner, or will that giant dinner return to haunt me? Stay tuned.