2012 Week by Week

Month: February, 2013

Whole 30 2013 – Day 30

We sort of made it! If you don’t count all the times I ate stuff I wasn’t supposed to, then yay it’s day 30!



I forgot to add salt to my mug macaroon so it was kind of unsatisfying. This would be a theme today.



Leftover ribs and some carrots. I snacked on almonds in the afternoon.


I kind of didn’t eat dinner today. Around 5pm I snacked on the last of the sausages we ate a few days ago, and they ended up being more filling than I anticipated.


Later I celebrated the end of the day with a bowl of the old date, coconut, almond and cocoa standby. Now my husband and I are going to have some coffee with a bit of Irish cream because we can’t take it anymore.

Happy Whole 30, everyone! Thanks for reading.


Whole 30 2013 – Day 29

Yesterday I tried to get back on track after my Superbowl transgressions.



Mug macaroon, as usual.



Leftover chicken wings and stuffed sweet potatoes. I ate more sweet potatoes in the afternoon and snacked on some almonds.



Overcooked london broil with onions, green beans, and the end of the salad from a few days ago.

Whole 30 2013 – Day 28

aka Superbowl Sunday

aka Temptation Alley

I tried my best to plan enough various Superbowl snacks so that I wouldn’t go off the rails, but… you’ll see what happened.



A quick lunch of local breakfast sausage and scrambled eggs. No veggies. Whoops.



Here was our spread. I made chicken wings and ribs, bought the veggie tray, and put out some almonds. I also provided tortilla chips and salsa but since I know that corn does bad things to me it is easy for me to avoid them. Friends brought mac & cheese (I ate one noodle), sweet potato skins with bacon & cheese (I had a few), pesto pizza (ugh, I had a slice), and a box of Thin Mints (don’t even get me started).

I thought I was going to be so strong, but as the night wore on and the food stayed out it became way too easy to wander by the food table and pop a cookie every now and then. I’m paying for it this morning, but not too dramatically.

On the plus side, I’ve got chicken wings and ribs leftover for lunches this week.

Two more days!

Whole 30 2013 – Day 27

The last weekend of the Whole 30!


I had church Saturday morning and needed to run an errand to a local farmer’s market afterward. All morning I had been thinking that I would go get that Thai chicken salad from Panera for lunch, but I eventually decided against it. So I found myself at the farmer’s market with no plan and a few minutes to kill while I waited for the person I was meeting. While browsing around I was excited to find this —


I scrutinized the ingredients before buying it but couldn’t find anything forbidden on the Whole 30. Here they are: almonds, organic dates, organic sunflower seeds, organic pepitas, black sesame seeds, cocoa, organic fair trade coffee, vanilla bean, himalayan salt

Awesome. right? I was expecting it to be chewy because of the dates but the bar was pleasantly crunchy and it hit the spot.

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Mug macaroon, my old lazy person standby.



Chicken & apple sausages, cabbage sauteed with onions and red pepper, and a giant fresh local lettuce salad (picked that morning).



Old faithful – dates, almonds, coconut, cocoa powder

Whole 30 2013 – Day 26

We’re winding down and wearing thin here at the end of the Whole 30. Our thoughts are starting to turn to what kind of food rules will be sustainable for the future. I’m looking forward to sharing our results with you on Wednesday. Even my husband, who hasn’t been doing this very seriously, is shrinking.



I used my last egg in this mug macaroon.



The end of yesterday’s curry. I usually don’t eat red meat on Fridays, but remember what I said about wearing thin? That also includes our food options.



My husband was craving pizza and we didn’t have much food in the house last night, so we went out. I ordered this pecan crusted chicken salad. It has all sorts of forbidden foods in it, but it was pretty great and that pile of spinach made it super healthy.

Some people do the Whole 30 to discover how they react to certain foods when they are reintroduced. I have done this before and I know, for the most part, what sets me off. Gluten isn’t too bad for me, but corn, yellow oils, dairy, and sugar kind of are. Throughout the Whole 30 I have eaten bits of bread here and there as part of church, so I knew a little bit of breading on my chicken wouldn’t hurt. Little bits of cheese don’t hurt too much, either. I may be totally trying to justify my salad choice right now. The fact remains that we are a bit tired of this Whole 30 and I am trying to make the best choices I can without diving head first into a whole chocolate cake.