Journal - Day 1 of January 2018 Whole30

So... I am a bit dense at times. I get so stuck in my routine, that I forget to practice new habits I am trying to cultivate. For today's menu, I decided I wanted to have zoodles before the zucchini went bad. I knew I had Whole30 compliant tomatoes in the cupboard, so not a problem to whip up an easy sauce. Cracked open a can of tomatoes, onion, chopped garlic from the fridge... DAMNIT... I look at the bottle afterwards only to discover it has soybean oil. You can lie to others, but not yourself. So, into the trash it went. I hate wasting money, but I am following this! Next try. Can of tomatoes, dump in a bunch of garlic powder (it's a blend), read the label AFTER... and it has soy bean. WHAT? WHY? I stew for a little bit, but I had everything else ready to go so I didn't want to really change my whole menu. My compromise is to extend my Whole30 another day to end on February 5th, then move to reintroduction. I must have missed this bottle when I was cleaning up/out my kitchen for Whole30. For my peace of mind, I'll go through my spices again this weekend and move the non-compliant items (if I find anything new) to the shelf I have reserved for them.

I had to stop the self flagellation and berating myself to say "hey, let's not waste any more money or energy being mad, just extend the program by 1 day to make up for it. Today will be a good practice to see how well you do. Make tomorrow perfect.". I still kind of hate myself for not coming to that realization BEFORE dumping the first batch, but ah well.

Today's lesson is LEARN TO READ YOUR LABELS!

Breakfast (around 7:30AM)
- 1 hard boiled egg with nom nom paleo magic mushroom powder (protein)
- 1 Aidell's chicken and apple sausage (protein)
- 1 small Okinawan sweet potato (veg)
- 1 cup Taylor Farms sweet kale chopped salad kit (no dressing, no cranberry/pumpkin seeds) (veg)
- 1 Wholly Guacamole mini (fat)
Felt pretty full after this meal, almost couldn't finish it. I'm not sure if I have too much protein.

- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized into zoodles (made about 2 cups raw) (veg)
- 1 cup homemade marinara sauce (veg)
- 10 homemade mini meatballs (protein)
- 1 small Fuji apple (fruit)
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes (fat)
I felt pretty full after this meal, I was going to only eat half of the coconut flakes, but I decided to eat the whole container and see how I felt. I think I could cut back to 1/4 cup and still feel satiated.

Pre-Workout Snack:
- 1 True Story brand organic oven roasted turkey breast snack pack 
I didn't have a chance to eat this before heading out, I got caught up with some work stuff, so I ate it as soon as I got home.

- 1 Aidell's chicken and apple sausage (protein)
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized into zoodles (made about 2 cups raw) (veg)
- 1 cup homemade marinara sauce (veg)
- 1/2 cup Okinawan sweet potato
I worked out with my trainer, and I came home pretty pooped, but I still had to prep my food for the next day. Gah. I will prep my Saturday food on Thursday night so I can just focus on eating and showering after training sessions.

What went well today: I planned and had enough food without being hungry.
What could have gone better: The sauce could have been Whole30 compliant.
What I'll do tomorrow: Read my labels!

Energy (scale of 1 - worst, 10 best): 8
Sleep Quality: 8
Cravings: 7

Onward and upwards!


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