Day 3 and I’m Not Dead Yet

Before I begin, I spent $37 at my favorite international grocery store.  That leaves $108 left in my monthly budget and it’s only the fourth.  I will either rethink the spending goal or go realllllllly cheap at the end.  We’ll see.

Yesterday I woke up later than usual, feeling achy and sluggish.  It could have been from working outside in the heat the day prior, or carb flu.  I did not expect any carb flu symptoms since I avoid starchy foods even when I’m not doing a Whole30, but something was not right.  I even skipped my workout.

So here’s what I ate on day 3.

Breakfast: This blueberry omelette with some cherry tomatoes from the garden, iced coffee with coconut milk.

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I’m jumping on this fruit and eggs bandwagon.  It’s just sweet enough to make my mouth happy without making me crave more sugar.  It reminded me of blueberry French toast.  It’s a repeater.

 

I packed a lunch of and Aidell’s chicken sausage, leftover cucumber and tomato salad, and some strawberries.

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I also packed bananas for Hubs and I in case I got hungry later.  I did.  In fact, I ate both bananas and parts of his lunch.  I will pack bigger meals with less fruit going forward.

Dinner was these Cuban meatballs with a mug of zucchini soup.  No picture of the soup because it’s ugly and tastes like diet food.  It does not taste bad, but I can taste a lack of calories.

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I subbed the raisins for chopped unsulphured dried apricots.  I thought the combination of ground beef, green olives and apricots was delicious.  Hubs disagreed and even called them offputting.  Wow.  I was not in love with slivered almonds in meatballs, but they were okay.  I probably will not make these again since Hubs disliked them so passionately and I have to share my food with him.  But if you want to try them, consider leaving out the almonds.

Last night I felt the sugar dragon roar at me quietly as I settled down to watch Breaking Bad on Netflix.  I asked myself 200 times if I was hungry enough to have more zucchini soup, and 200 times the answer was no .  Even though I seldom eat processed sugar, I realized I eat a lot more fruit at night than I thought I did.  Whole30 insight gained!  I actually ate dinner and had nothing else to eat before I went to bed.  *pats self on back*

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