Monday, January 7, 2013

It's Day 3

Day 1 and day 2 brought with them two nasty headaches. Today I'm feeling fine, so I'm hoping I got over the hump quickly.

I realized there's one more awesome reason to love the 21DSD over the Whole30 (for me). Whole30 has a rule about not Paleo-fying junk foods. Even though I think there's a lot of grey area in that rule (fried chicken is still allowed?), I just don't like it. I get why they have that rule, I just think it's not as entirely necessary as people think.

In any case, I like that on the 21DSD I'm free to enjoy some coconut flour buns without guilt. It makes meals a little easier and certainly provides more variety - which is key for me to succeed. But the restriction on fruit makes it safer for me in the SWYPO department, because I'm not making banana-sweetened muffins or applesauce-sweetened breakfast cake.

Yesterday's eats:
Breakfast - Two eggs scrambled with sauteed onions, diced Italian sausage and cherry tomatoes.
Lunch - Two turkey sandwiches on the aforementioned buns with mustard and mayo. I filled my plate with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber and raw sugar snap peas.
Supper - Plans fell by the wayside, and I ended up having one more turkey sandwich.
Snacks - A banana and some pecans.

Today's eats:
Breakfast - Two eggs scrambled with sauteed onions, diced Italian sausage and cherry tomatoes. A cup of licorice root tea.
Lunch - Spaghetti squash with tomato & meat sauce. (That's what was supposed to be for supper last night.)
Supper - Fried chicken, roasted carrots and steamed green beans with ghee and salt. (Music Man was in a foul mood, so he only ate what was required of him. The two girls, however, both asked for seconds of chicken and beans!)
Snacks - A banana and a few macadamia nuts, then some pecans and a handful of cherry tomatoes.

I've been about 50% awesome (and 50% pitiful) at remembering to take all my supplements. Getting better! :)


  1. Still praying here. Have you been put on iron? I take a ton of supplements for all sorts of reasons and sometimes wonder if I might keel over from some sort of contraindication of which I was unaware! I have to check out those coconut buns as too much coconut flour is, well, tooooo much coconut flour.

    1. I've been on Fera-Max (sp?) for about two years now. It's the only brand I can tolerate, but apparently it's one of the most easily absorbed. I take seven (or eight? maybe nine?) different vitamins/minerals, but split up over the day so they don't cancel each other out.

      If you decide to try the buns, I'd suggest limiting yourself to one or two in a day. Don't go as high as three, if your body handles coconut flour like mine does. ;)

  2. We've been intending to begin meal planning...for an embarrassingly long time (seriously, we've been in the *intending to* phase for two years now). I'm seriously considering just going through your posts where you note your meals and using that, because everytime I read what you're eating I'm thinking why aren't I eating at Jac's house?

    1. Heck, it's just one quick plane ride and ya'll could be eating with us! :) My biggest tip to start meal planning is begin by writing down every meal you can think of that you all enjoy. Then when you get to that stage of listing off what's in your freezer, it's super easy to match the protein up with the meal.
      (And isn't it handy that everything I post here is pretty much already Sorcha-safe?) :)
      Also, this is a recipe I've been meaning to try, and every time I look at it I think of you.


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