As most of you know, if you followed along with Heather and Erin during their Whole30's, you know that you can't weigh yourself. At all. You'll be breaking the rules. And there are lots of rules. So, I'm doing my best to not weigh myself. I may have stepped on the scale about 4 days in out of curiosity since the Easter binge would have disappeared from the number at that point, but hopefully that's it. I wanted to make sure the starting weight number was accurate, and it was pretty close. I'm not going to report that number because it has no bearing on how I feel about the program thus far.
Since I can't weigh in, I thought I would share what we've been eating. We as in Danny and me both. Tucker eats mostly what we eat as well. The little mooch HAS to have what is on your plate. Forget the tasty waffle. He wants your eggs and spinach. I found it helpful when Heather showed her meals. I feel like she ate "normal" food and that's what I'm striving for during our Whole30. I don't have pictures of every single meal since dinner is usually a rush. I'm trying to improve on that for next week though.
Breakfast - 3 eggs with ham(Applegate, which from everything I've read is compliant), spinach and red pepper and some strawberries
Lunch - avocado chicken salad (I used Tessamae's mayo, which is compliant), carrots and cucumber (I had more than what is pictured
Dinner - hamburger patty on potato and zucchini hashbrown with tomato and mayo
Snacks - strawberries and cashews
Breakfast - the exact same thing
Lunch - hamburger patty over lettuce and tomato with mayo (mayo was very dressing like), carrots and blackberries
Dinner - pork with carrots and mashed cauliflower
Snacks - Danny and I split a Larabar and I had strawberries and almond butter before bed
Breakfast - 2 fried eggs with spinach(I really wanted them to be over easy but that is difficult apparently) over mashed cauli and some watermelon
Lunch - chicken sausages (Aidells) with peppers and mushrooms over lettuce with mayo (seriously this stuff is great!). Danny had his over a baked potato. I really liked this lunch!
Dinner - spaghetti squash with ground beef, green peppers, mushrooms and spaghetti sauce.
Snacks - cashews and strawberries before bed
Breakfast - 3 eggs with spinach and ham with watermelon. The little plate is Tucker's.
Lunch - leftover spaghetti squash (it was just as good the next day), cucumbers and carrots with Tessamae's Chesapeake mayo for dip to get some fat in
Dinner - steak fajitas with extra lettuce. (these were take out an didn't sit well with me after. I'm sure they weren't 100% compliant, but we did the best we could with our time crunch since we got home late from running around)
Snacks - Larabar, apple, turkey and cashews (I was hungry this day!)
Breakfast - 3 eggs with spinach, 2 slices of turkey, 3/4 of an apple (Tucker ate the other 1/4)
Lunch - salsa chicken w/ cauliflower rice. Danny had his over lettuce at work.
Dinner - shrimp, sweet potato rounds and zucchini for me. Danny had a T-bone, sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Snacks - Larabar
Breakfast - 3 eggs with spinach, sweet potato rounds, turkey, strawberries
Lunch - cucumber slices, apple, Larabar (that time of the month so I felt sick)
Dinner - chicken and bell pepper burger (these were great!) over lettuce and potato
Breakfast - 3 eggs with spinach and hot sauce (Tessamae's again), 2 slices of turkey, strawberries
Lunch - chicken over a potato with salsa, carrots
Dinner - sausage and sweet potato soup in the crock pot. (this was great!)
Snacks - apple with almond butter, Larabar
Overall it was a pretty good week I think! I obviously depend on the Tessamae's sauces a lot, but they are compliant so I don't feel guilty about it. We ordered the sample pack and it has been worth every penny. Larabars are another staple. I limit myself to 1 per day, if I even have one, and I try to have it after dinner. Drinks are the same every single day. Coffee with breakfast, La Croix at lunch, tea at night (peppermint or blueberry), and water all day in between. I've made a few things that I wouldn't mind eating once this is over, so that's a definite plus! Mashed cauliflower is actually really good and could easily satisfy a craving.
That was it for this week. Hopefully I'll have more photo evidence for you next week!