January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016
January 26, 2016
We are ONE week away from the end of the Whole30 y'all. One week! I just put another huge X on my calendar in red Sharpie and it felt so good. We're in the home stretch and it honestly seems like the whole month of January has just flown by. I'll take it because the last two times I've done the Whole30 the time seemed to go by sooo slow. I don't think it helped that both of those times I had trips planned right afterwards so the countdown for those trips was on as well... I'm not sure that I 'win' this time around though since I don't have a concrete vacation in my future (just throwing myself a pity party over here) to look forward to. This is why I need wine and am anxiously awaiting February 3rd!
I'm still pretty much eating the exact same things as the last three weeks though I did try a couple new things. I made these country breakfast potatoes (using ghee instead of butter) and ate them with two fried eggs - they were SO good dipped in the yolk (that's when I really miss toast).
I also had some bacon for the first time this Whole30 but since I'm not a huge fan to begin with it wasn't that enjoyable. Fried eggs, bananas, cucumbers with salt and vinegar, and roasted potatoes are still my best friends. I gave myself a break from eating chicken so that I wouldn't hate chicken after the Whole30 and I think the little break I gave myself was good enough and I will probably have some for supper tonight and make a few extra for meals for the rest of the week. I really should have everything written out for what I'll be eating but I've been flying by the seat of my pants and so far its worked so we'll just go with it for the last week.
Some of my clothes are already fitting looser (wahooo!) so if that isn't reason enough to do this then I don't know what is! I'm not really craving anything but I do miss being able to eat popcorn or chips while watching a movie or being able to have a glass of wine whenever I want. I also haven't really left my house other than for work for the past 22 days so I haven't really put myself into a situation where I might be tempted. I'm definitely looking forward to getting together with my friends in February though. Being in 'hibernation' mode is no fun! I also think its really helped that I've gotten myself back into a fitness routine while doing the Whole30 so that when its over I can continue with these new habits. I keep telling myself that 2016 is my year so I better make sure to make it happen!
I've already been looking ahead to Spring and trying to see when I could do another round of the Whole30. After much thought and a few times of picking a date to start and then realizing there was a conflict I finally settled on April 4th as a start date. Easter is early this year so it didn't conflict with that and I would be done just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican food and margaritas (priorities y'all). It seemed perfect. Then just as I was getting ready to start planning for it I realized I had made one BIG mistake - not factoring in baseball season. The Blue Jays home opener is - you guessed it - April 4th. And there's just no way I can celebrate the start of baseball season without a few beers! I've only been waiting since October for it! So back to the drawing board I go...
January 22, 2016
It seems like everyone but me has a hot holiday planned this Winter :(
Labels: Five on Friday
January 19, 2016
|I'm a little excited to be at the halfway point...|
This is me anytime I go to the city. It adds up to a lot of calories in one day...
January 13, 2016
January 12, 2016
January 8, 2016
My travel buddy Scooby, one of my closest friends since Grade Two, texted me early in the week to see if I wanted to go to Birmingham, Alabama with her either over February break or Easter break (she's a teacher so her travel plans have to revolve around school holidays). Her friend Mri is a doctor at a hospital in Birmingham so we would only have to pay for our travel, not for a place to stay, saving us money on the trip. When Scooby and I went to NYC/Pennsylvania in Summer 2012 it was to visit Mri who at that time was living in Harrisburg doing part of her residency. That trip cost me less than a trip to Vegas (which is also fairly inexpensive thanks to flying Allegiant) - crazy, right?! I've told Scooby that Mri just needs to move every year so that we can visit a new city every year on the cheap! So now we are debating whether we should drive or fly. The drive is 25 hours (I did the drive to Texas in 27 hours straight) PLUS we could hit up Memphis on the drive down. I'm still trying to figure out whether I can work it into my budget but fingers crossed that it all works out and I can add a new travel destination to my list (since I'm constantly going back to the same places...).
Other than going to to the movie tomorrow night and working as usual on Sunday I don't have any plans for the weekend. I have some things on my to do list to knock off - like finishing up a few posts for next week, working on Helene's 'Quit Your Job to Blog' course a bit more, and working on my reading pile - but otherwise it will be a low key weekend. Which is good, because the temperature is supposed to dip below -30 and I'm not willing to leave my house in that if I don't absolutely have to.
Have a great weekend y'all!
January 4, 2016