Dare I say it? I believe the Tiger Blood has begun to set in. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, cruise over to the Whole 30 Website and check out the timeline section.
I am still on the tail end of this horrible cold, but after not sleeping at all the night of Day 17, I went to bed early last night (Day 18) and did not set my alarm for this morning and slept a solid nine hours! There is no discounting the power and benefits of a good nights sleep!
I rolled out of bed, had to do a little work real quick, slammed back a cup of black coffee and scooted out the door to workout. And I was fine. Then I came home, ate some breakfast, checked on the kids’ schoolwork progress, then got myself de-stinkified and here’s where the magic happened. All of a sudden, I was filled with so much energy. My mind was clear. I had a great big to-do list to tackle while the kids were at their classes this afternoon, I felt spunky and totally psyched for the day. I credit the Whole 30 for this. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this way.
I was just listening to Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe on their podcast, Balanced Bites, (which I highly recommend) and Diane was talking about her program that is very similar to the Whole 30, but it’s only three weeks long, the 21 Day Sugar Detox. What I thought was, “Ooh, if I were doing the 21DSD instead of W30, I’d be almost done. I could say I’m doing 21 DSD instead and quit in three days! Then I’d be done before my trip.”
But I stopped myself. I want the full 30 days. I am going to finish!!! The end is in sight so it’s a lot easier to say that now than it was 19 days ago.
On with today’s meals:
Breakfast: two eggs scrambled, three slices of bacon, black coffee
Lunch: pile of greens, ranch dressing, pecan crusted catfish (I had to practice the dinner for tonight). Thankfully, this was DEEELICIOUS so I was thrilled to get to eat this dish twice in the same day! The ranch, with it’s lemon and dill, was so good as a sort of sauce with the fish, that I decided to add a side salad to our dinner tonight. On the menu, I listed something else because I figure most of you will not be practicing the dinner. 🙂
Dinner: No surprise here, pecan crusted fish, but this time it’s red snapper, alongside a bunch of roasted veggies and side salad, with more ranch!
You can watch this dinner prep over on my YouTube channel.