Starting a Whole30

After several starts and stops, I decided to start my first Whole30 with solid intention.  I’m two days in and feeling like I can stick with it.  I’m starting quietly, not telling anyone, for two reasons.  First, if I fail, only I (and anyone who happens upon this blog) will know.  Second, this is for me and just for me.  I want to feel better and have the satisfaction of knowing I succeeded.

So.. I turned 38 on Friday, and thought it was a good time to start.  I enjoyed Friday and Saturday as a bit of a Mardi Gras, and since Sunday I’ve been grain, dairy, legume, added sugar, and process food free.  Most importantly for me, I’ve been alcohol free.

I started Sunday morning out with two poached eggs and some all natural (meets these requirements) sausage with black coffee. For lunch I had a sweet potato.  And for dinner… mmm.. Paleo approved Pina Colada and Aciote pork tacos.

Pina Colada – blend frozen Pineapple, Mango, and some coconut milk.  Pour it in a wine glass (I don’t have Pina Colada glasses) and it feels fancier.

The Pork recipe i stole from a Mexican cookbook that I need to find again to reference.  I sauted bell pepper and mushrooms in some coconut oil with a little cumin and chipotle powder.  I ate the meat and veggies rolled in lettuce with some homemade guacamole.

Today I had Eggs and Sausage with a veggie juice smoothie; left over pork and veggies in a salad; and some scrambled eggs and left over sausage for a quick dinner (I only had 20 minutes).  For desert – frozen berries blended with coconut milk, a little cocoa, and a banana.

Here’s to day 3…