I woke up feeling much better today. I don’t yet have the shoot-up-out-of-bed-like-a-friggin-rocket energy that I’ve read people get from their Whole 30 experience, but I definitely felt good most of the day. A bit of a headache around noon, but it actually passed, which is kind of a big deal for a migraine sufferer. Normally if we get a headache, it just gets worse until we break down and take something, so the passing headache is worth noting. A bit of bloat this afternoon, but nothing major. I had been feeling bloaty a lot before I started eating on the plan, and I’m hoping that’s something that will no longer be part of my life during the 30 and in my post-30 paleo transition.
Today I ate leftover scrambled eggs and turkey sausage, avocado, and bell peppers for breakfast, leftover bison patties and coconut-lime green beans for lunch, and a big honkin’ salad for dinner (I didn’t need to break into my emergency frozen borscht!). I’ve also had about a handful of toasty coconut, a few dried figs, a kombucha, and half of an apple pear. Holy crud, if you don’t know what apple pears (Asian pears) are, go find one and shove it in your face; they are freakin’ boffo. And what of this toasty coconut? One of my new favorite things! Coconut chips, cinnamon, and salt. Toast them up in a pan and they come out tasting like a crunchy, popcorny treat. I want to eat them forever and ever.
When I started to read paleo blogs, I was always a little surprised by the GIANT salads people were eating. I suppose I know now why they turn out that way. . .because you just keep piling on whatever protein, good fat, and veg you’ve got sitting around to create Salad Mountain. Salad Mountain this evening started with a bed of mixed baby greens and spinach, red bell pepper, carrot, avocado, snap peas, toasted almond slices, hard boiled egg, and delicious home-made pickled asparagus from a friend (thank you, Steve!). My dressing of choice lately has been simple: organic balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. NYE Salad Mountain was delicious, but it made me realize that I probably need to get a light or something if I’m going to keep taking pictures of my food.
Happy New Year, people of blogland! I’m holed up in my apartment in my sweats, smelling like LUSH (Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, FTW!), about to embark on a Tom Hardy-a-thon (what? don’t judge me). Tomorrow my journey officially begins, and I’ve got some good stuff planned since I’ll be home for the day. I’m ready!