Monday, January 26, 2015

whole 30 - week 3

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Three weeks!! Three weeks!!! I have made it three weeks!!!!! I can't even explain how happy I am that I have made it through 21 days of the whole 30! (read about week 1 and week 2)

When I did my first 28 day paleo challenge I made it like 16 days and then cheated, then made it another 5, and cheated. So while it did help me change some of my eating behaviors, I never got to the MAGIC phase. Now, on day 22, I can tell you that I have hit the magic full force! I feel leaner, I am running well, and I finally feel like I don't have to eat mountains of food to feel satisfied. That literally happened over night from day 19-20, so hopefully, week 4 can be about normal portions. (You know you eat a lot when teenage boy swimmers are impressed by the size of your dinner...) This also gives me hope that I'll finally be able to make it though a 21 Day Sugar Detox, since I have both the bookand the cookbookand they are AWESOME!!!

So in the Whole 30 timeline I'm right were food boredom should set in, and maybe it would have, but I was so unprepared for the weekend (buying just enough food to get through last week after being gone for 3 days), that I was scrounging. That also meant that I wanted comfort food... so pan fried potatoes happened more often than they should have in week 3.

Chatting with Meg and Joanna (who has an awesome post about her first week of Whole 30 on her blog, Celiac Suitcase)yesterday while we got pedicures at Organic Nails in Vienna, has made me really excited to continue with some of the diet changes brought about by Whole 30! It's nice to have a built in support group that is going through the challenge with you AND wants to continue on afterwards too!

Now on to the food! Here's what I ate in week 3 of my Whole 30!

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Lemon garlic shrimp with Swiss chard and potato wedges and AMAZING homemade, paleo dijon garlic mayo (all about mayo here)
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Subway Salad (how to 'Subway' here) and Chicken Apple Sausage (with mayo!)
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Chili Lime Chili (recipe here) and more Chicken Apple Sausage with Zoodles (get the Spiralizer)
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The amazing dinner Reid made for me (recipe here) and my beets and brusses snack at the pool
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Leftovers and more meatballs (recipe here) with some fried potato wedges and cilantro lime mayo (recipe here)

Week 3 started off out of town with my HAC swimmers and ended with 3 days of swim/dive meets - SL on Friday, HAC older kids on Saturday, and HAC mini kids on Sunday. And then, of course, I ran with the girls on Saturday morning and we did a girls spa morning on Sunday! A busy, yet productive and fulfilling week, I only wish I had gotten more time with Reid!

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HAC kids and SL kids - basically kids of all ages act the same way in selfies! :)
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Saturday run with Kristin, Lauren, and Joanna!

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