Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Whole 30 - Day 2

The Whole 30 has started well so far. I’ve already made two batches of Nom Nom’s fried “rice” (I made the first in preparation). I meant to make tons to have leftovers but they don’t seem to last. Even the Cute Man ate the cauliflower version instead of his regular brown rice. Color me IMPRESSED. And weirdly territorial. I mean, I just want to shout: “Step away from the ghee and nobody will get hurt!” It seems the secret to getting him to eat my weird food is to tell him it’s MINE. It’s like Paleo-ninja reverse psychology. Well, whatever works :) The bottom line is we’re both set on the road to getting healthier this year and that is a wonderful thing.

And tonight, we eat STEAK. I mean, you’ve got to live a little, people. I think it’ll be steak with a big salad with strawberries, pecans, and fancy balsamic vinegar Cute Man got me. Who said good food had to be boring? I can’t wait to cook those babies up with some ghee in my new cast iron pan (also courtesy of Cute Man).

The key to this for me is to focus on the positive. What cool creations can I come up with? What do I GET to eat tonight? Sounds silly but it really helps. That and lots of herbal tea. I mean lots. I should buy stock in Tazo. I’m hooked on their Passion and Sweet Cinnamon Spice varieties. And I’ve just ordered six boxes of this Good Earth Tea online. The key is for the tea to taste good on its own without any sort of sweetener or milk. These all fit the bill and help me get through the day during all those times I just want something. Oh, and the amazing from-the-farmer eggs (pictured) that I get via in the morning really get the day going right!

I may still be in the honeymoon phase, but at the risk of jinxing myself, so far, so good. Any other reports from the trenches? How are the first days of January treating you?


Rachel @painfreekitchen said...

Agreed on the cauliflower rice disappearing. Made some last night and it went faster than I had hoped. It's just so good! And it's totally OK to stuff yourself with it because it's a veggie, right?
Also will need to check out the passion Tazo tea. I get the worst "munchie" feeling around 3pm at work, which has nothing to do with being hungry. Been drinking tea but haven't found one I really like yet.

Holly said...

Excited to try out your tea recos (currently that Good Earth is MY FAVORITE! Especially with a sliver of lemon thrown in!) Sounds like you are doing great so far. :)


Thanks, Rachel and Holly! Hope you guys like the tea. It has been saving me lately. Especially the Passion. Total Fave. Have to try the Good Earth with lemon. Sounds good!

Anonymous said...

Hi, are you fit and trim? Or are you currently overweight? I only ask out of curiosity since you have no pictures annd I'm curious of your current self and goals! Thanks and best of luck.


Hi Anonymous,

I'm about half-way to my goal. I've lost about 40 lbs and would like to lose another 40 lbs. I'm a work in progress, I would say! My main goal right now is to get myself healthy and strong, I'm not too focused on the aesthetics.

see about said...

Wow! Such great thoughts, thanks for sharing your recipes, something to try.