Thursday, July 5, 2012

Whole30 - Day 11

Well what a day this has shaken out to be.

This morning I got news that a friend of mine passed away very suddenly yesterday -- a blood clot in his lung. He was just a year older than me. We aren't really close these days -- in fact, it's been probably three years since I've seen him -- but he was a big part of my life in university. I feel awful for his friends and family, but I also keep thinking -- man, you just never know. It sounds cliche to say it but life is really short.

We're also in the midst of dealing with ... I cringe just to say it ... a bit of a flea problem at our house. Actually, I've only seen three of four, but that's more than enough for me. We got Riley and the 2 cats on Advantage right away, and we spent tonight spraying the bed and sofa with a flea killer, and the rest of the house with lemon juice. I'm still filled with paranoia though. I mean, seriously. FLEAS. *shudder*

With both those things weighing on my mind today, I really struggled with food. Yesterday I said this wasn't hard but today it was. Today I walked into Starbucks and stared REALLY HARD at the scones. I thought about how good a cookie or a caramel frappucino would make me feel. I thought about how nice it would be to drink a glass of wine after work. I mean, I deserved it after such a shit day, right?

In the end I didn't do any of these things. But I wanted to.

Breakfast:  Pork and apple quiche, again.

Lunch: salad from Freshii, with mixed greens, chicken, egg slices, carrots, tomatoes, beets, and dates, plus plain balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dressing. I added almonds when I got back to the office because I swear they didn't actually put any olive oil on it. I mean, how lame does this salad look?

Mid-afternoon pick-me-up: Iced coffee with coconut milk.

Dinner: Salad with spinach, cabbage, pork loin, and some leftover curry sauce as a dressing. It was 9pm by the time I sat down to eat and I forgot to snap a picture. Couldn't finish my salad though.

Going to drink some more water and maybe eat a few cherries and then have a shower and try not to think about fleas. Tomorrow should be better because I have the day off and I'm hanging out with Katie and we're getting pedicures and going swimming in our underwear at her condo pool. Yessssss.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Andrea. Life IS short. Hugs!

    So excited to see you tomorrow!!!

    1. Thank you!

      I seriously can't wait!!!

  2. So sorry to hear about your struggles today.
    However, I am happy to find your new blog and see you are well. I actually started a Whole30 myself, about 6 days behind you. I am on day 5 today, and writing about it here:

    I have found there are tough times already, but I haven't had any real struggles, and loss and fleas would definitely be difficult to relax from, without a drink. I look forward to following your journey here and hear suggestions.

    Be Well!

    1. Thanks Ivie, and thanks for pointing me to your blog! Great to find someone else doing the Whole30! :)

  3. That is sad and shocking about your friend.

    As for the fleas, I used to get them occasionally at my old apartment (once before I even had pets!) There is some stuff you can buy online called Fleabusters that works really well. It doesn't hurt animals, just fleas.

    You are doing really, really well with your eating plan!

    1. Thanks Julie! :)

      I read something about Fleabusters, will have to look into whether we can get it in Canada. I will try anything!

  4. What an awful thing to happen. Im sorry. Big shout out to you and Katie!

    1. Thanks Enz!

      It will be fun to see Katie -- but we definitely a need a full GTG too!