As you know, I’ve been posting daily about our second round of Whole30. I made the decision to do a second round because I felt like I was completely off track after going out of town and having family in town visiting. I wasn’t eating mostly Paleo, we were eating out most of the time and I wasn’t feeling great.
When Dane and I finished our first Whole30, there wasn’t a whole lot we changed. Most of our meals continued to be compliant with the exception of Friday nights where we gave ourselves the option to have whatever we wanted. We also incorporated some Paleo goodies once in awhile like pancakes and muffins. That was working well for us.
Just because I went out of town or just because we had family in town, didn’t mean we had a free pass to eat whatever we wanted. Even though we were eating out, we still had the option to make a healthier choice. There were days that Dane would order something reasonable and I was the one ordering the burger and fries. That never used to happen.
The first week of this Whole30 wasn’t bad. We slipped right back into the program and even tried some new recipes. Then the weekend came and the fact that we were completely restricted again really irked me. We already did this for 30 day and we both learned a lot. We both know what we need to do to feel good and lose weight. Perhaps jumping back on the Whole30 train for a few days was just what I needed to get my head back in the game?
Our Saturday started great with this breakfast:
Omelet with spinach, onions and red pepper, homemade breakfast sausage and a mix of strawberries and banana.
Later in the day we headed to Jacksonville for a graduation party. We weren’t sure what kind of food was available but we ate breakfast later than usual so we didn’t want to eat again before we left. There ended up being plenty of options for us. We both had pulled pork (with a little bit of barbecue sauce), deviled eggs (most likely made with mayo) and fruit. (I didn’t take a picture of my plate)
I instantly felt guilty. Not really because we “cheated” on our Whole30 but because I knew I was going to have to come back here and report what I ate. I actually like sharing my meals but I hate the fact that I’m worried about what everyone else will think.
We had intentions of coming home after the party but we ended up meeting up with some friends at the beach. From there we went to a pizza place. Because of what I just mentioned, I wasn’t going to share these pictures but I decided that this is my blog and my life and it is what it is.
First, four of us shared this.
A chicken parmesan stromboli.
And then this:
Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
It was good. Really good. I’m not gonna life, my stomach wasn’t exactly happy with me on Sunday morning. Instead of going completely off track, we went right back to what we know works on Sunday. By the time we got around to eating, it was almost lunch time so we skipped breakfast.
Buffalo shrimp with roasted plantain, homemade guacamole and homemade plantain chips.
For dinner we made another recipe from Well Fed – Blue Ribbon Country Captain Chicken
So yeah, once again, I’m not perfect and this wasn’t making me happy.
Dane and I talked about it yesterday and we decided that we’re going back to the way we were following our first Whole30. Most of the time we’ll eat Paleo and once in awhile we’ll have a day that we eat what want. I still plan on taking pictures of everything I eat but maybe I won’t post every day.
I still think Whole30 is a wonderful program and fully support anyone following it.