Day 9 and feelin’ fine!

I promised no more goofy post titles; I lied. Sorry ’bout that.

I woke up groggy today- I don’t know if it’s the diet or a new supplement I’m taking. Either way, after coffee and some food, I was rarin’ to go! I had a final in my Psych 101 class today- nailed it! And I cleaned my gross stove and got some dishes soaking… yeah, I’m a housekeeping demon.

I got a couple of packages today… I love mail! Especially when it’s not bills! Yay!!

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I’ve been wanting Practical Paleo for a long time, but $40 seemed like a lot of money to pay for a cookbook. I finally found it on Amazon for much less, woot!

Obviously, the Bible for anyone embarking on a Whole 30, It Starts With Food- I feel like I’m gonna take a nice long soak in the tub with that one.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is a graphic-novel style memoir/illustrated cookbook- I don’t know much about the author, but I saw a review of ┬áit on a blog…somewhere, and fell in love with her drawings.

I’ve read A Brief History of the Dead before, but it’s been a long time, and I loved it the first time, so I thought it needed revisiting. I highly recommend it- it’s hauntingly beautiful, and it made me think a lot about life, death, love- you know, nothing heavy or anything.

I took the dog for another hike today- living in Portland is great because we have a ton of urban greenspaces. We did a 2.1 miler in Woods Memorial Park- a little (35-acre) park in SW Portland, near our house. It was really beautiful, nice and quiet, and hilly enough to be challenging to an out of shape, overweight lady and a tiny dog.

Day 9 wrap-up:

Breakfast: Coffee, 3 eggs, ground beef, greens, and a sauteed sweet potato, plus local strawberries

Lunch: I kind of messed up here as my walk was later than I anticipated, so I ate a “pre-workout” snack of pecans and strawberries, realized that we weren’t going to be hiking anytime soon, and ate some leftover roasted beets/carrots and some ham. Meh.

Dinner: Mashed parsnips, sweet potatoes, and carrots; Garlic/Herb Chicken Sausages; and sauteed baby greens, plus a little bit of frozen pineapple

Snacks: see Lunch

Feeling: Pretty dang good, actually! Once I got over my morning slump, I was ready to go. I’m not craving anything in a desperate way; I couldn’t stop thinking about cupcakes and cookies today but in more of a peripheral way than usual. I feel like I’m in a good space right now.

I hope you all have a great evening, lovelies- I’m hunkered down watching Mythbusters with the pup and the husband, trying to pretend that there are no dishes waiting to be washed in the kitchen.

I also realized that I skipped Day 8 in there somehow. Whoops. Today is Day 9, I promise.