SUN: Steak hash with red pepper avocado spread & roasted artichokes (Serves 4)
MON: Cashew beef stir fry (Serves 4)
TUES: Hatch Chile Mexican Casserole (Serves 4)
WED: Cobb salad (Serves 4)
THURS: Easy chicken dinner with baked squash chips (Serves 4)
Sorry, I did not post a menu last Sunday, but I was on a mini vacation visiting family. It was great to see family and take a couple of days off work. We celebrated my nephew’s first communion and Mother’s Day. The picture above is of my husband and I with our two nephews from last weekend. It was such a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter.
Today, is day 15 of the Whole 30 for me. I have stayed true to the program, which has been challenging, but a wonderful learning experience too. While I was visiting family, we went to a very nice restaurant for dinner that had a great wine list. I really would have liked to have enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, but instead I had water with lemon. It was hard, but I was thankful the next morning because I woke up feeling great. Drinking a glass of wine on top of dealing with a two hour time difference would have made me feel lethargic, but instead I had ample energy all day.
The other issue for me that has been very challenging is going 15 days without weighing myself. Seven days (due to vacation) is the longest I have ever gone without stepping on the scale. Refraining from the scale has taught me that in the past I let the scale dictate to me too much information. I let it tell me how I should feel about my body that day, good or bad. This caused me to never truly see my body when I looked in the mirror. I really wanted to weigh in this morning, but instead I took a photo so I can compare it to my photo on Day 1. This is way more powerful tool than knowing if I am a pound or two lighter. The scale lies, but pictures tell the truth. Pictures allow me to really see changes in my body that don’t show up on the scale. Also, I am learning that instead of depending on the scale to tell me if I have been “good” or “bad,” to recognize how I feel and make adjustments accordingly. I don’t need a scale to tell me I need to exercise more or to cut back. The scale can be a useful tool, but it can also be debilitating and keep people stuck. I am enjoying experience that is teaching me more about body awareness.
Have a wonderful week!
~Eat well, be well