When I woke up on Day 15 (Monday) it was 31 degrees. In Florida!
Those of you that live in Florida or have been here, know that most of the time it’s hot and extremely humid. Lately it’s been so dry that my nose has been bleeding. I know I’m going to be eating my words when the air is thick as can be in 2 months, but I’m ready for a little bit of moisture in the air.
Along with the dry weather always comes the risk of fires. Just over the weekend there was brush fire that spread from 0-1000 acres about 7 miles from our house in what seemed like no time at all. It was a lot closer to my friend Kim’s house but they were able to contain it before anyone in her neighborhood had to evacuate.
Despite the cold weather, I had a breakfast that warmed me right up.
Eggs scrambled with onions, green peppers and mushrooms. Roasted sweet potato, bacon and a mix of blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.
For the first time since starting Whole30, I decided to go out for lunch with my coworker’s. We went to a local Italian restaurant where you’re instantly greeted with a basket of homemade rolls dripping with butter. Gulp
I looked at the menu and decided to order their special salad without feta, parmigiano cheese and special dressing and added grilled chicken.
Romaine, tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, parmigiano cheese, Greek olives, red onions and carrots with Benitos special dressing.
When the waitress first brought the salad to me, there was no chicken to be found. In my head I said, “Where’s the meat? I can have meat!” She took the salad back to the kitchen and returned with the chicken. I used oil & vinegar as a dressing. It was tasty but because I added chicken my bill was over $10. Everyone else that I was with had a lot more food and paid a few dollars less then me.
Oh well, I tested myself and was able to stay on plan but I think I’ll stick to bringing my own lunch a majority of the time.
Dane had softball, so dinner was waiting in the crockpot for me when I got home from work.
Chili! Dane made it using ground beef, onions, green pepper, jalapeno, celery, 1 box of Pomi crushed tomatoes (this is the only brand we’ve been able to find with no sugar). It was a perfect evening for Chili.
After dinner, I sat down to watch Biggest Loser. I wasn’t a huge fan of the last couple of seasons but I’m loving this season. Danni is my favorite and I just found out last night that she’s from Wheeling, IL which isn’t too far from where I grew up.
Last night was the makeover show and everyone looked so great. Following the makeovers, each contestant was sent home for 2 weeks. They were all given the challenge to lost 5% of their weight when they arrived back at the ranch. I won’t spoil it, if you haven’t watched it yet. ___________________________________________________________________________
I’ve had quite a few people ask me about Whole30 lately. My first and most important piece of advice for anyone thinking about doing the program is, read It Starts With Food. I’m so glad that Dane and I both read the book before starting. It definitely gave us a better idea of why we’re doing this and what to expect. Plus, all of the testimonies along the way are very motivating.
Day 15 down – 15 to go!! You can find all of my Whole30 posts here and I added pictures!