From August 1 through August 23, I’m documenting my Whole30, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Read about why I’m doing the Whole30 right here. Not familiar with the Whole30? Learn all about it here and get extra help with the Whole30 Daily.
Whole30: Day 13
High point of the day: Gastronomista likes Well Fed!
Low point of the day: Cupcaking on my deadlifts and overhead press.
(When I was typing “Low point,” I accidentally typed “Love point.” Since that seems awesome, I thought I should say that my “Love point of the day” was when Dave put a note on his calender to make lunch for me tomorrow so I can have a long, uninterrupted writing day. That is thoughtfulness extraordinaire, and I appreciate it a billion percent.)
8.5 hours — 10:30 to 7:00
Strength training: It was pretty freakin’ lame; you can read all about it here.
Meditation: Jack Kornfield sitting practice before bed
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 11-hour window — usually between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so I can stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed — and don’t snack between meals or before bed. Because I’m dealing with my thyroid experiment, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now. I aim for 40% fat, 30% protein, 30% carbs.
Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.
1 1/2 cups stupid-simple butternut squash soup (recipe testing!)
4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast + 1 cup broccoli + 1 cup cauliflower + 1 teaspoon coconut oil + Ras el Hanout
Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Thai red curry: 4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs + 1/4 cup coconut milk + red curry paste + 1 cup eggplant + 1 cup green beans served over 1 cup spaghetti squash
1 cup watermelon
The morning was stressful, the afternoon was somewhat peaceful. I felt like I spent most of the day trying to rally my resources for what’s going to be a long day of writing for Day 14.
Photo of the Day
This globe sits on a cabinet in our living room that holds the cookbooks I reference most often: Cook’s Illustrated volumes, Julia Child, and some weapon-like international cookbooks. Between the cookbooks and the globe, I have all I need to daydream about foreign lands… and to secretly plan when we’ll return to Prague.
Song of the Day
F**k You, Cee Lo Green
It’s a guilty pleasure song, for sure. You want to know the worst of it? I feel in love with it first when Gwyneth Paltrow sang it on Glee. So this video brings it all together in its pop-tastic, oh-crap-they’re-going-to-revoke-my-punk-rock-membership-card glory.
How was your Day 13?
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