Several months ago I wrote this post about feeling good and being on the right track. As I tend to do, shortly after this post I got off track with my eating and went off the deep end with carbs. UGH!!! It always amazes me how long it takes to take weight off and how quickly it comes back on. By mid-June I had put back on 8 or 9 lbs of what I had lost.
During this time I saw this posted on Instagram - and it fit my life at that moment so well. I had continued the 'healthy eating' talk but was not following through with my actions.
I knew I had to get back on track with my eating. Nothing was working. I tend to stress eat - and work is kicking my butt at the moment. I decided to do another Whole 30. I started on June 27th. So far so good. What amazes me is that it's been easy - most of the time. I honestly love healthy food - especially right now when the farm stands are full of great local veggies and fruits. I've done these before and it is like a reset for me. Gets me back on track. The things I miss the most are cheese and sriracha - and maybe wine - and cream in my coffee. I've substituted sriracha with Louisiana hot sauce which tastes almost the same - just doesn't have any sugar in it. And while I still can;'t drink hot coffee black I;e found I can do iced coffee black.
One thing that amazes me when I do a Whole 30 is thinking outside the box. Like - what to eat for breakfast? I get tired of eggs very easily and find myself eating dinner leftovers for breakfast. Like Egg-roll in a bowl - swapping out ground chicken thighs for the sausage and coconut aminos for the soy sauce. This is so good. And when I was out of coconut aminos I used a tsp or so of Thai green chili paste. I also find myself using more spices and herbs. I am loving Penzey's spices right now. My favorite is Arizona Dreaming - a really fun blend of spices. I BBQd shrimp with it on and it was fabulous!!!!
Let's hope this gets me moving back in the right direction.