Day 13: My morning started out pretty good considering the 3 1/2 hours sleep I was running on. Made a couple eggs for breakfast and then drank a Kombucha ginger tea (http://www.synergydrinks.com/) on my way in to work.
I began to feel the sleep deprivation around lunch time. I drank a lot of green tea and water. Had some fruit thinking it would perk me up. My eyes were half closed by 2p and my drive home was frightening as I fought to stay awake. Of course, I told myself – get home and to bed! Did I? Nope. I started laundry, unloaded dishes, fed the zoo and then had to feed myself. That’s when the cravings hit…hard. I was dying for crackers and cheese. It would be so easy to grab then hit the hay. I actually grabbed a box of Blue Diamond Almond crackers and read the label…praying I could justify they were Whole30. I laughed at myself and put it back. I threw together chicken stock, chicken, and green beans; a good comfort meal to stave off the cravings.
Then I got a wild hair and went to the grocery store. At least I ate before I went! I picked up produce and then looked for some lunch meat and bacon. I got so irritated at all the sh*t in the food I ended up yelling on the phone at my poor husband. It seems the ‘I want to kill’ phase hit me right there. Why can’t I find anything easy to eat!! I love to cook, but lately have been so busy. I was pissed off at the store, employees and myself.
I came home feeling better. Not so pissed off, not craving crap. I whipped up my first batch of home made mayonnaise! The recipe I had called for olive oil. I knew my olive oil was a little stronger flavor than I would care for in mayo, so I used safflower oil. It turned out very light tasting and so fresh. I cannot wait to season it for chicken and fish. I did put together some herbs and mayo for tuna salad for tomorrow’s lunch. Now, I sip my mint tea (made from dried mint from my herb garden) and begin my unwinding before I drift away to sleepy land!
HUGE thanks to my girls that would not let me fail today. Your help and support means the world to me! xoxo
I had to include one photo of my cube-mate, Charmin 🙂