Sunday, April 13, 2014

Back to Reality

What a wonderful weekend!

I'm not going to go into crazy details right now, but stay tuned for tomorrow morning: I'll have a play-by-play recap up for y'all. :)

I did an okay job of sticking to a somewhat Whole30 diet on Friday, although I did have some booze as well as a few bites of cheese and crackers at dinner.

Saturday, on the other hand, was a different story. Not only did I have even more booze (and quite a bit of it), I also enjoyed a candy bar, some hotel snacks, pizza, and other deliciousness that you'll read all about tomorrow.

When I fall off the wagon, I clearly fall off hard.

Honestly, I'm glad I didn't spend more of the weekend in the bathroom.

While my tummy was relatively okay, I was definitely feeling yesterday's choices today.

First, I had a twinge of a headache. Obviously some of that is likely due to alcohol consumption, I believe most of that has to do with two other factors: my hormones (darn lack of birth control pill) and my diet.

Second, I felt bloated. I didn't necessarily feel "can't suck your tummy in bloated," but I certainly felt "chubbier" than I have in weeks. I felt super gross, and I felt like I looked super gross (although I'm pretty sure that was all in my brain, not in actuality).

Third, my ankles and toes were really, really swollen. I noticed while we were driving home that my feet just felt funny. Like, I couldn't bend my toes all the way, and my ankles -- while usually sore anyway -- just felt weird. I looked down and realized that I had some ridiculous puffiness happening. I'm assuming that has to do with the fact that I was really dehydrated, despite being sure to drink some water yesterday. I bet it also connects to eating more processed foods than normal, thereby likely significantly upping my sodium intake.

I tell you: it's crazy how much diet and nutrition affects absolutely everything else.

So, while I had a really, really amazingly fun weekend and sincerely enjoyed all of the "bad" food that I consumed, I am looking forward to getting back in habit with my Whole30/Paleo lifestyle. I only have another nine days until I leave for Atlanta, another nine days before I need to figure out a better healthy-eating-while-traveling strategy.

(I am still planning on enjoying myself in Atlanta, which will definitely include some alcohol and some non-compliant foods, but I am hoping to stick to a Whole30/Paleo lifestyle as much as possible, especially since it's a longer trip.)

I will tell you about today's breakfast and "lunch" (I use that term loosely) tomorrow during my weekend recap, so for today, I just have one meal to share:


Tonight I made a super fast, easy dinner: steak with sweet potato and asparagus.

This was the best steak I have ever made. I went to my favorite butcher at Dahl's and requested something that would be fast and easy to cook at home. He offered me the triangle steak, which I'd never heard of. Google gave me suggestions how to cook it, and I simply seasoned it with salt and pepper and stuck it under the broiler until it was done. It was so juicy and tender and delicious.

For the sweet potato, I seasoned the slices with rosemary sea salt that my mom gave me quite a while ago and sauteed them in coconut oil on the stove.

I seasoned the asparagus with crushed red pepper and cooked it the exact same way that I did the sweet potato.

Everything was done in approximately 15 minutes, and it was really, really, really good.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and I will "see" you bright and early with a ladies' weekend recap!

Peace out.

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1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a great weekend and enjoyed a break from whole30. We had steak tonight for dinner, too! So yummy!