And I can't even blame the family because Dave's in Deland taking care of a friend and Holden has been staying at my mom's the last two days helping with his cousins.
But lest you fear my two day disappearance meant I'd fallen off the Whole30 wagon,
I'm sorry. I just wanted an excuse to use this pic.
'Cause to be honest, though I have no fear that I will complete the Whole 30 without any cheats, it has been dang hard, and quite frankly is getting harder. Not gonna lie, I felt like a mild panic attack was starting when I was in Publix last night. The fact that I was just totally surrounded by bad choices was really freaking me out for some reason. Same thing happened in CVS the day before. The Whole30 has opened my eyes (even more than the Primal Blueprint did) to how absolufuckinglutely surrounded by bad choices we are nearly 24/7.
I also have to fess up to weighing myself. I'm sorry. I can't not weight myself and not journal. At this juncture I'm at the same weight I was when I left for Austin. (I started the Whole 30 the day after we returned) Which kinda bums me out a little, as I'd really hoped to be down more than that by Day 19. But I guess the flip-side is, Austin was going to happen either way and a detox after that trip was definitely needed. Just kinda sucks that it takes 3 weeks to make up for 4 days/10lbs. (sigh)
Not going to get depressed over it. An old friend who I don't get to see nearly enough invited me out to a Country place to see a band tonight, so out I shall go. And in this situation, for several reasons (safety, late night IHOP visits, etc) I'm very glad I won't be drinking at all tonight.
Some things I've been eating the past couple days in no particular or detail...(What? I'm not journaling, how am I supposed to remember what I ate two days ago?)
I made Rabbit Stew on Tuesday. Yup. You read that right. I'd seen it at the Mexican Butcher's in town and always wanted to try it. It was...ok. Some parts of it tasted, yes, like chicken...but other parts were kinda gamey. But it was edible and I'm glad we tried it. Holden loved it. Dave pretty much felt like I did about it.
Other than the Turkey Leg at the Warrior Dash, I ate out for the first time on the Whole30 on Wednesday. We went to a Thai place and after almost having a panic attack due to not finding anything on the menu compliant , I settled on a grilled beef salad, plain. I brought my own oil and vinegar like a good girl.
Last night, I had to cook for just myself again and had nothing that wasn't frozen (hence the panic inducing stop at Publix last night) and ended up making myself coconut shrimp. It was actually really good, but I made too much. I felt like I overate it and I still threw some away. (sigh) I'll get this shit right one day
Ugly, but tasty.
In the exercise realm, did Crossfit as usual Tuesday and Wednesday and the silly aerobics at work yesterday. On Wednesday we did the Hero WOD Loredo, named for .S. Army Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, may he rest in peace. We had a cut-off time of 35 minutes and I did it with 15 seconds to spare. For the record, walking lunges are like time-delayed burpees. They suck. I'm so sore it hurts to sit in a freakin' chair right now. But then I think about how much better my ass and legs and looking and then I feel better.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay classy inter-tubes!