Day 15- official

What an utterly non-productive, lazy lazy day. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get dressed until about 2pm. I’m done with school so I’m feeling a little adrift; I started planning a crochet project to work on while I’m on vacation today (because my best friend and I are really exciting people and we pretty much just read and watch TV when we get together). I got some lovely yarn a while back and it’s been languishing all semester, waiting, yearning (yarning?) to be made into something beautiful.

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Poor neglected yarn stash. It’s so sad. I’m going to start working on this tomorrow. The yarn is called Stylecraft DK  and it’s really soft, comes in amazing colors, and it’s washable, which is a good thing in a house with children and dogs.

Lest you fear that this is turning into some craft blog, I’ll tell you about my day.

Breakfast: Turkey, Kale, Sweet Potato patties with cantaloupe and strawberries

Lunch: leftover Beef Stew that I made for my husbands’ lunches- sorry, honey!

Dinner: OMG so delicious Pulled Pork with the BBQ sauce from It Starts With Food– honestly, it was amazing sauce and my whole family would have probably put it into a glass and guzzled it as a beverage if they were allowed. Plus sauteed spaghetti squash and onions with a little marinara, and a slice of cantaloupe.

Feeling: just fine, smooth sailing right now. I feel like my Sugar Dragon is hibernating pretty soundly so far. I’ve been to the bar once and I’m going again tonight, and I won’t drink; I don’t need to! Although, as I am a woman of child-bearing age, when I tell people I’m not drinking, their eyes automatically go to my belly and I get a lot of questioning looks and raised eyebrows. (For the record, folks, that’s my pooch, not a baby bump, mmmmkay?) There is an unopened package of Oreos that I haven’t even glanced at since I bought it for the family. I’m feeling pretty good about that!



Just in case you didn’t believe me…

I finally figured out how to get my iPhone photos onto the Chromebook- so here’s a picture of that pulled pork that I was talking up a few days ago. I think you’ll see that I wasn’t making up how awesome it was.

Just out of the oven...

Just out of the oven…

And after the "pulling". So, so delicious.

And after the “pulling”. So, so delicious.

Believe me when I tell you that, even without BBQ sauce, this pork was one of the best things I’ve eaten in my 39 years on this planet. I even had it with veggies and eggs for breakfast the next day. I put the recipe back up under “Related Articles” in case you didn’t want to scroll back through the other posts to look for it. Gawd, I need to make this again, probably this weekend. Have a great night, lovelies!

Whole 30, Part Deux

Sorry, I’m going to stop making up silly titles after today.

It’s been an ok day. I took my test and did waaay better than I was expecting. I got home and cooked lunch and then immediately crashed out for 2 hours. The sugar withdrawal is getting stronger.

Breakfast: Pulled Pork, Sauteed Broccoli and Baby Greens- what whaaaat? So good.

Lunch: Italian Turkey Sausage, Zucchini, and Mushrooms, with an apple and some almond butter.

Dinner: Pulled Pork, Sauteed Cabbage, Romaine and Tomato Salad.

Snack: Frozen Fresh Pineapple.

Feeling: A little headachy and dragging a bit. My belly feels good, but I think it’ll take a while for my body to adjust to eating 3 meals a day instead of grazing. Still not hating black coffee. I do want sugar very badly. I haven’t yelled at my children or husband yet but I expect that’s gonna happen any day now.

I should probably do a quick full-disclosure here: I have a thing called Oral Allergy Syndrome. It’s real, you can look it up. Basically what it means is that there are fruits and vegetables that I can eat cooked, but not raw. And foods that I’m allergic to in every form as well. So, there won’t be a lot of elaborate raw food salads on here, simply because I can’t eat them. It’s sad, I know.

I promise, I’ll figure out how to post pictures the way I want to, because you need to see the glory of the pulled pork.

Have a wonderful evening, lovelies. Day two is ov-ah!