OK, I am struggling a little bit. In the bujo world (this is a little TMI) this is called Shark Week, so my Sugar Dragon is coming out and wanting to attack. I'm a little tired and battling with a mild headache. It started yesterday, so I went to bed early in spite of it being Valentine's Day. I got close to 10 hours of sleep last night!!
I was too broke to buy anything for my sweetheart, but I cooked him a good meal and gave him my first drawing that I've done.
I can't draw to save my life, but that doesn't mean I'm not trying to learn! He was impressed :) He didn't believe me at first that, besides using a compass to draw the circles themselves, everything else was done freehand!! I'm happy that he liked it! For supper I had made Whole30 beef and broccoli except I didn't have any coconut aminos so I told everyone else to just add soy sauce to their meat. The kids didn't like the sunshine sauce, but he and I really did!
For lunch the boys and I had made zoodles with my Veggetti. We had gotten it at Walmart a while ago for only $7 on clearance. I wish I would have opened it earlier - it's so easy to use!! I cooked some chicken with garlic powder, salt and onion, then tossed to zoodles in the pan with some fat and cooked those for a few minutes, and topped them with the chicken and some tomatoes. Soooo gooood!!
Zoodles with chicken and tomatoes
I know it's against the rules to weigh during Whole30, but I had an appointment with the dietitian earlier this week. She wanted to see how I was doing with my weight loss because that was the reason I was seeing her, and we discussed W30 a lot. I'm down 5 pounds since my last appointment with her!!!! I told her about my plans to do Whole45 and she was fine with that. I asked for input on doing it long term. So we have a plan.
Long term is fine, as long as I take some breaks in between... 30-45 days on, 2-4 weeks off, reintroducing beans, grains, and dairy, then 30-45 (60/90) days on. If I decide I want to do more than the 45 I should let her know. Sometimes people do 60-90 days, but I'm not sure if I want to do that long. I think doing 30-45 is a good amount of time to keep me on track and compliant. My journal and blogging should help me keep on track too.
Emily, the dietitian, also said it's OK to break one of the rules - which isn't a food rule. I should continue with my weekly weigh ins because I'm doing the Whole45 and because I need to get myself into a healthy weight range. Weight actually IS an important part of this for me.
We set a goal of another 5 pounds for my next appointment in a month. I wasn't getting all the water I need to in each day, so that's another one of my goals, and to get my 30 minutes in 4x a week, since I'd been slacking on that. If I can get my exercise back on track I will really be doing amazing!!
Here is my tracker from my bujo. I really love the quote on the top: Do not reward yourself with food. You are NOT a dog!!