So Wednesday is my half day.  I’m in the office for the morning and then leave around noon.  That means, I need to pack a lunch and of course my go to lunch option is a sandwich.  What else is there really?

Breakfast

  • 3 eggs sunny side up
  • Sauteed onions, green peppers and about 3 cups of spinach
  • Peach
  • Black coffee

 

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 Lunch

  • Salad in a jar – dressing, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, grilled chicken, onion, lettuce
  • Raspberries and banana
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Pistachios

Dinner

  • Burger sliders on lettuce, with Whole30 mayo, caramelized onions and grilled red peppers
  • Zoodles (zucchini noodles made with this) sauteed with some olive oil and fresh parsley and basil

Impressions:

I really had a fear about packing a lunch, but the salad in a jar was perfect.  You just put the salad dressing on the bottom, so everything else doesn’t get wet.  Then I layered in sugar snap peas (which soaks up some of the dressing and softens them), cucumber, chicken, onions and a ton of lettuce. You can get a lot in a jar.  Then when you are ready to eat, just shake it up and eat.  I’m going to get a wide mouth jar so that eating out of it will be easier.  But it’s still doable with a regular mason jar.

I was still waiting for the hangover, but so far so good. I felt really good yesterday and I find that the food I’m eating fills me up for a long time, which means I’m not looking to snack in between. I was so full from the salad and fruit, that I couldn’t eat the pistachios or the egg. When dinner came around, I wasn’t famished either. I was hungry, but not that overwhelming hunger where I just want to stuff whatever I can in my mouth as quickly as possible.

I exercised for the first time since starting Whole30.  3 hours in the pool was just what I needed…plus the fresh air and sun.  It feels like the more good food I put in my body, the better I want to treat myself in other areas as well. I think this might be really important!

I went to bed pretty late and didn’t feel tired at all. I could have stayed up longer, but I forced myself to sleep. It was restful and I didn’t get up at all. I woke up this morning feeling really good and ready to take on my crazy schedule.

I ordered some coconut chips and they arrived yesterday. I’m looking forward to incorporating them in some meals soon.  I’m feeling less anxious and more excited about trying new food.

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