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{Love It} Lately

This week I am loving…

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My sweet pea soaking up the sun. I’ve taught her well!

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Slowly reintroducing dairy, but mostly continuing to eat clean. (Full Whole30 wrap up post coming soon!)

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Brother and sister having fun together….

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….which gave me some time to sit in the sun and read this book. Challenging, inspiring, takes my breath away.

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Sweet sleeping boy.

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New necklace, from here. The shop owner told me the dots mean “I Love You” in braille. Hope it’s true?!

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Precious new niece, Hadley Lynne, born today! Cannot wait to meet and hold this little sweetie.

Have a great weekend!
xo

{Whole30} Day 28

Day 28! So close and yet at this very minute, 48 hours feels sooo long away :). And really, it will be more like 60 hours by the time I wake up on the morning of the 31st day and eat breakfast. I’m not gonna lie, these last few days have felt….long. I’m kind of tired of it. I think part of the trouble is that I was already fairly happy with how I was eating, pre-Whole30 (whole-foods, real-food, traditional-food diet). And since I wasn’t going from a SAD (Standard American Diet) diet full of processed foods, chemicals, and “food” from a box, this whole program hasn’t felt like that extreme of a lifestyle change. But maybe the lack of extreme change is what makes it a little harder? As in, I am feeling great and eating great, and it’s not too far off from how I usually eat, so then I start to have thoughts of “oh, what’s the problem with adding a little coconut sugar to my coffee?” Or, “a bowl of yogurt with nut granola is a healthy snack!” And I start to rationalize why I should be eating these things. I think it’s also worth pointing out that while I definitely DO feel better and notice some improvements in my overall well being, I’m not one of those CRAZY awesome over the top testimonials who’s whole life has changed. I was fairly healthy before, and am feeling good now. So I guess maybe I haven’t felt some of the extreme results I’ve read about, and therefore feel like I can start slacking off? However, I have stayed strong! I haven’t cheated! And I am pretty darn proud of myself to have made it all the way :).

As you might have noticed, I’ve kind of gotten tired of blogging about what I’m eating every day. Most of my breakfasts are similar, and I do a lot of leftovers and repeat meals, so I figure it would be a little repetitive to keep it up every day. Here’s a round  up of some of the things I’ve eaten in the last few days:

Breakfast:
I finally got some “clean” (sugar/junk free) meats from US Wellness Meats, and it’s been nice to have some different things to add to my breakfast routine! This breakfast sausage (made into patties) is delicious.
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Lunches/Dinners:
Made another pot of clean out the fridge/veggie/sausage soup
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I’ve been having that along with lots of salads for lunches and dinner.
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Also, I have to pass this recipe along. I came across this Date Coffee Creamer and knew I had to give it a try. OMG. It’s what I’ve been missing and hoping for. I might even go as far as to say that I like it better than regular cream and sweetener! Why couldn’t I have found this on Day 1?! Give it a try, you’ll be sorry if you don’t! (*recipe note: I added a few extra dates and water, figuring that I might want it a bit sweeter. Also, I did strain my date puree, I would definitely recommend doing this).

Two days to go! Wish me luck! 🙂

{Whole30} Day 2

I felt pretty lethargic today. That could have to do with the fact that my children woke me up all night long, though.

Breakfast:
Sauteed some red onion, kale, and zucchini in ghee, then dug little nests into the veggies and cracked my eggs inside the nests. Added a little water to the pan and put the lid on to poach the eggs. Pretty good!
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Lunch:
Leftovers from last night’s dinner.

Snack:
“Orange Julius”: blend a whole orange, half a banana, coconut milk, a spoonful of coconut oil, vanilla, spoonful of chia seeds, and ice. Also had a handful of almonds. Yum!

Dinner:
I had some homemade bone broth to use up, so I figured soup would be a good solution. I just threw in what sounded good: one onion, carrots, celery, kale, zucchini, italian sausage (just added my own spices to regular ground pork), and then half a jar of crushed tomatoes. Really really good! I never get tired of soup.
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