Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Whole30 - Day 24

I'm blogging from the bedroom again tonight -- God bless our air conditioner. Actually, it's quite nice -- Shaun is reading and I'm blogging and Riley is on the bed with us.

Shaun's hand is doing much better today -- thanks for all your good wishes! It'll be awhile till it's totally healed, but luckily it's not causing him a lot of pain anymore, and because it's only on the ends of his fingers, he still has a fair bit of mobility in his hand. It could have been MUCH worse.

In all the kerfuffle yesterday, I forgot to pick up eggs -- and didn't realize until I woke up this morning that I had nothing available for breakfast. I had to improvise. I took some of the pork from yesterday and threw it in a baggie with a half an avocado. Classy, no?

My office building has a cafeteria on the ground floor and although most of what they sell isn't exactly Whole30-friendly, they DO sell plain fresh hard-boiled eggs, so I grabbed two of those with my coffee after I got to work. I chopped up the eggs, the pork and the avocado and threw it all in a bowl. Done. 

You know what's weird? Before I started eating I kept thinking, "This is going to be too bland, I should have brought some salsa or pesto or something." But once I started eating, I found I didn't actually care. My need for foods to be hyper-palatable has really decreased. This tasted fine -- not amazing, but everything was GOOD and I didn't feel any need for it to be more than that. Does that make sense? 

Anyhoo. Since I ate breakfast late, I didn't dip into lunch until after 2pm. I ate the last of the green curry. 

After work I had to do my next Couch To 5K run -- so I decided to try having a Larabar before I went, to see if the extra carbs helped. 

Well, I think they totally did. Certainly the run was the easiest one I've done yet. Maybe it's partly because it was my third run, so I'm a bit more used to it, but I definitely fared much better. Will definitely try the Larabar again next time. 

I also tested out ANOTHER C25K app on my iPhone -- and finally found one I like and am going to stick with. It's the Couch-to-5K app from and costs $1.99. It's the only one I've found where I can lock the screen AND still get the audio cues, which allows me to throw my phone in my pocket and not worry about it. So if you're looking for an app, that's the one I'd recommend. It also lets you play your own music, but I think that's pretty standard, and it includes a GPS functionality, so you can see how far you travelled and your average pace. 

Now ... dinner. I'm kind of embarrassed to show you what I ate. I just ate this around 9pm because I figured I needed to eat SOMETHING. I wasn't that hungry and it was totally the kind of night I would have LOVED to eat just a bowl of cereal or a couple pieces of toast. 

Instead I had: baby carrots, black olives, HOT DOGS, and a few strawberries. 

Yes, hot dogs. I didn't even cook them. #junkyarddog

I'm not sure how these fit in to the Whole30 plan. On the one hand, all the ingredients were approved. They were organic and had no sugar, no nitrates, and no other unrecognizable ingredients. On the other hand, they're obviously totally processed. (For that matter, I guess the Larabar was too ... but for some reason the two don't seem in the same camp to me.) 

Anyway, I'm going to stamp it approved, because they didn't seem to trigger anything in me. In fact, all I wanted was more carrots, and fed part of the hot dogs to my own little hot dog

Anyway, that's it for tonight. Have a nice night!


  1. I understand what you mean about when food is just simple and good.

    But I vote the cold hot dogs dinner Least Photogenic from your Whole30 experience!

    1. Bahahaha! I think you're right!! It was made worse by the fact that it was late and there wasn't much natural light left, so we had the ceiling lights on. Mmmm, slightly jaundiced hot dogs...

  2. It's gotta be this heat. It just feels too hot to chew!
    Way to go on finishing Week 1.

    1. I think you're right! I thought about eating a salad because I thought I just wanted something 'simple' -- but a salad sounded way too exhausting! Too much chewing. :)