Half Way There Whole 30 & Count Down Days

This Whole30 time, I have come to grips on some of the issues I am/was having with myself-wine. I had a great weekend with hubs and family camping in the  RV and didn’t have any alcohol and was still able to enjoy myself and have fun and I was very happy. I realized that I don’t need the wine to feel good or be happy. I enjoy food and I have not starved myself at all. Also, it’s not about the pounds & inches, I am realizing that I feel so much better about myself and not waking up each morning in a cloud that takes a while to go away. Yes, the energy is there. I have better stamina while cooking in the evenings and sleep quality is better, provided I can shut my brain off…

Things I have noticed phisically is that my middle rolls are not as rolly, and the clothes test is a bit looser. I did step on the scales-you are not suppose to until the end-and I was happy at what they read to me…..no, I am not telling….that’s next weeks final thing! lololol

June 25, 20 year mile marker for hubs and I. Together for 20 years, married since 2005. We went to Mama Citas. I had bacon-wrapped shrimp w/grilled onions and peppers and a Caesar salad no croutons. Had a small amount of parm and I had maybe the equivalent of 1 chip. Club soda for my drink.

June 26, made muffin cheese cakes for my lodge gig this weekend. Yes, I licked my finger that had some batter on it…could not resist to see how it tasted. It was a keto based recipe using Swerve sweetener, a new one to me, so I had to see what it was doing. Not bad and I am not guilty because it was only a VERY small amount.

Keto chesecake muffins

June 27, supper tonight will be “Armands Salad”, left over baked tilapia, and veggies. Julie is coming over to talk about a possible house cleaning job and to eat with us. I saved two cheesecake muffins for her. Hubs took two with him to work this morning. I really enjoy making those things but I know that they are not totally good for me because of whatever sugar I use. Trying to stay away from sugar, even though Keto has “snacks/desserts” that has a sugar (Swerve) in them. Crust is almond flour, butter, and nutmeg for a little taste. I found the recipe on Allrecipes. It used Splenda but I used Swerve. The keto books I am reading use this in all of their desserts instead of stevia and other compliant sweeteners. I ordered it from Amazon, you know they have everything….

You ask, “What do I want to eat after Whole30?” Well, I want to go eat tacos! No cheese, with maybe rice but no beans. No wine. Club soda will work.

Will I continue this route, yes for a while until I introduce some things back into my plan. Wine? Maybe on occasion, because I don’t want to go back to feeling so dragged out in the mornings. I am looking at the Keto diet and may implement some of it into the plan too, but not too much dairy.

So, hopefully next week I will let you know how he ending went. I will be at my lodge place in Mt. Home this weekend cooking for a “girls weekend” there. Menu? Italian theme. Pasta Saturday night….one of my weeknesses..BUT I AM STRONG!!!!!!!!

Hugs & blessings…Vicky

Published in: on June 27, 2018 at 9:43 am  Leave a Comment  

10 Days Of Whole30

Well, 10 days of Whole30 is over. That leaves 20 more days of seeing what they bring to me. I am being positive, and optimistic. I have seen changes, but subtle changes that are not visual to me. #1. I am starting to sleep better. #2 I am not worrying about losing weight, which I am not suppose to be. #3. I know I am doing something to my body that is a good thing.

I am keeping up writing in The Whole30 Day to Day journal that I posted a picture of at the beginning of this. Food is not a problem nor are cravings. Except wanting a glass of wine while sitting on the back porch with hubby. But I have my fuzzy waters that I am drinking. I aim to continue this program and also looking into another program once this one is complete.

Recipes? Well, here is one that is very simple. Slice a cucumber, a green pepper, and a sweet onion in a bowl. Have your compliant ranch dressing made and mix some in the veggies. Chill and serve. I did this for me and hubby tried some with a garden fresh tomato. I knew it was good because I had made this the day before he ate some. He just couldn’t say enuff about it. He loved it. So, if you are hooked on the compliant ranch dressing, do something like that! You can also add other veggies to the mixture, such as raw squash, lightly steamed broccoli & cauliflower, radishes, or whatever you have on hand. I ate this with some tuna and a boiled egg for lunch one day this last week.

The journal has you write down what you ate each day and check off what meal was your favorite. Hands down, it usually is the evening meal. That is hard for me to eat at an early time since there is so much to do around the house. But with food made up and in the fridge, it is easy to pull something out around 7 or 7:30, unless hubby is grilling, then it gets late……I do not sleep well when I eat late and I have bad dreams, too.

Came to the conclusion today while shopping in San Antonio that my favorite shoes I like to wear make my legs and hips hurt after wearing them for a little while. My feet don’t hurt, but everywhere else does…makes me sad….I have 3 pairs of that type of shoe that I wear to work and such…

On a positive note, we are having a RV outing with Hubby’s kids this weekend! We are traveling to Tow, Texas, Texas Hills RV Resort or something like that….this will be our maiden voyage with the travel trailer he bought earlier this year. I am excited for sure! Gonna have me some outside time under the canopy with my books and stitching….meals are planned out, and yes, I will want a glass of wine but I WILL BE STRONG!!!!!!!!

Hugs and blessings……day by day

Published in: on June 10, 2018 at 11:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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