Seriously, he's a nice guy and a gentleman. He'd never sabotage me (right?!) and he will let me win because he doesn't want to be known as a woman beater. Oh yeah. I just went there. Don't be that guy, Kent.
All of this means that I get out there and walk and walk and walk. Stop by the house because it's frackin' hot outside and get a drink of water. Then walk some more. BUT I do get to jam to some cool music which always makes me happy.
So Monday was Game On.
I'm more of a night owl than an early bird. What's the deal with birds? Anyway, that means that I prefer getting up later in the morning. That does not mesh well with our Texas heat. I took a little shade break under some palm trees by the waterfall.
Cool! Raccoon tracks.
After a 5k, I went back to the house because I was hawngry. A little melon and some bacon because I have this crazy bacon challenge going on. Lesson learned! Not doing that again. But hey, bacon. So all is good. Bacon!!!
Then back in the 100* temps because I not only like to walk every day but prove I'm a bad ass while I'm doing it. Dehydration? Bring it! Heat exhaustion? I fear it not!
Eventually I woke from the heat induced coma and had some
Must.complete.challenge. Everyone wants to be remembered for something. Einstein for his formulas. Tesla for his awesomeness, etc. Me? Noooo. I'm known for bacon. I always get posts on my Facebook wall about bacon. Hey, I'm glad to be known for something.
Lunch: salad with veggies, tuna, bacon (duh), tuna and homemade ranch dressing. So tasty. Who is this girl that craves salads? That's twisted. Oh but what I'd do to a diet coke. mmmmmmm
Tossed some onions into the crockpot with some coconut oil (could also use a stick of melted butter if that's your thing) and put it on low all night for some caramelized onions in the morning. Seriously, why aren't you doing this? It's so easy. Then you have tasty onion ready all the time. I use them instead of raw onions in recipes because raw onions are gross and that's a FACT.
I'm ashamed to admit that my walk made my feet, hips, legs and back hurt. Geez, I'm out of shape.
I tossed some stuff together that I had cooked in the fridge then mixed it with my little curry concoction (can coconut milk, red curry paste, curry powder, little tomato paste) and dinner was served! This is crazy good even if it doesn't look too appetizing.
Exercise: 6 miles walking
Feelings: Everything is coming up roses. Great energy. And sleeping great. My mental clarity has really been given a boost. Loving it and the food.
OK, Monday two jogger chicks were assaulted in Galveston on two separate occasions. That stuff scares me. It's not that I think I'm so hot that everyone wants a piece of me but there are crazy people lurking about. I don't want to be a victim so I brought a buddy with me on the walk.
Go ahead, make my day, punk! Fortunately I didn't even have to threaten anyone. I was safe as usual. Felt like a total dork walking with a HUGE fanny pack though. Ugh. Safety or style? Can't I have both? By the way, that's the gun I got for Valentine's Day. Shiny and pretty and sleek.
Did my 5k then water break thing again because dang it's hot! Stopped by the house for a couple of bites of ice cold melon and water and electrolytes then headed back out. And took a break in some shade. &^@%$* heat!
Lunch: leftover curry. I really love this stuff.
I like to think that I'm somewhat adventurous and like to try new things. I also hate to eat meat off the bone. Ewwww. Those two worlds collided when I decided to cook up bone marrow bones. I heard they're a delicacy and they're good for you. And you can use the leftover bones to make bone broth. Bonus.
With great trepidation, I roasted some garlic then roasted the marrow bones with some salt and pepper.
Topped it with some roasted garlic.
Ugh. I'm not sure about this. It looks like an oyster. But it's bone marrow. Gag! And that's a piece of garlic on that spoon with it.
Well, what do you know?! It was actually pretty darn good but very rich. Charlie even tried it. He said it was ok.
Dinner: steak, sauteed peppers, caramelized onions, salad greens with cilantro, and cucumber drizzled with homemade creamy Italian dressing. Now that's a good salad!!
Exercise: 6 miles walking
Feelings: great! Little sleepy that afternoon and my body is so angry with me for these daily walks. I could really go for a foot rub but I don't think anyone wants to touch these nasty dogs.
OK!!!! Two weeks into Whole30! How about a little progress report? Things I've noticed:
- 9.9 pounds lost
- skin is glowing
- no acne!
- face moisturizes itself so none needed
- eyes look clearer
- mind is clear and sharp (or at least as sharp as it can be)
- sleeping like a friggin rock
- lots of energy
- not hungry at all
- tummy a little flatter
- cravings gone except for occasional diet coke desire
- actually wanting salads
- takes smaller amounts of food to fill me up
- happy like all the time! :)
PS: Bacon challenge completed!! 65 pieces of bacon eaten since Friday and I lost 3 pounds doing it. YAY bacon!
So one question I had gotten was, "What about the kids?" They eat what I cook. They should be healthy too. Charlie isn't always seeking sugar in the house and Rachel has lost weight and her skin is clearing up.
I look forward to the next two weeks and getting my blood tested.
Game on, folks! :)