Checking in a day late because we’ve had a busy couple of days.  Thursday night was Pageant of the Masters.

It was absolutely amazing!  The first I’d heard of it was while watching this Gilmore Girls episode.  Then I was even more intrigued when seeing it in Arrested Development.  If you have any interest in seeing real people dress up and pretend to be paintings (extremely well, I might add), then you should go!

Last night we were checking out a friend’s live podcast, Doughboys. Although it’s difficult hearing about yummy foods  that I can’t partake in ATM, it was still extremely hilarious!  We didn’t get home until 2am, that’s late for this old lady!

Things have been pretty good in the Whole30 department.  As soon as I stopped feeling pain/bloating (roughly day 16/17) I got my second wind.   Dave and I have been discussing how at this point (day 20 for me, day 15 for Dave), it feels like second nature.  The planning/prepping are just a new way of operating, but it feels like something we could sustain, at least for the most part.  I definitely wouldn’t be as strict when going out to eat, that part just makes things socially awkward. I personally don’t like hearing about people’s food restrictions, so I sure as hell don’t want to explain mine to everyone sitting at a table.  Other than restaurants (which is it really so bad that we go out to those less?) I can’t think of another drawback.

On to the food…


Fingerling potatoes, kale (obsessed), smoked salmon, and poached eggs.


Pitaya bowl from Nekter, they are very good about substitutions!!


Potato hash, fried eggs, and kale (I swear I’m going to switch up my greens soon).


Chia pudding – took a break from this a bit this week.


Broccoli scrambled eggs, apple and almond butter, avocado with salsa, and blackberries.


Fried eggs on a bed of kale, smoked salmon, and sweet/russet potatoes.


Another Pitaya bowl, so yum.



Snack plate (avocado, cucumber, salmon jerky, olives, carrots, cashew cheese).


Mashed potatoes and scallops (not pictured – salad).


Spiralized zucchini with anchovies topped with fried eggs and potatoes.  I use this spiralizer and it’s pretty awesome!


More Nori rolls this week (so yummy).


Salmon burger on a bed of kale.  Dave made these burgers and they’re so easy; I’m going to make them again and share the recipe with you 🙂


Breakfast for dinner – Fried eggs on a bed of spinach and a side of sweet potato wedges.


It’s been a good week of eats, and I can’t say I’m sick of anything (even with all those repeats).

Prep for the week:

  • Homemade mayo
  • Pasta sauce
  • Sweet potato wedges
  • Almond milk
  • Zigzag butternut squash (Trader Joe’s product, so great for snacking)

Noticeable changes:

  • No more pain/bloat. YAY.
  • No strong cravings for the usual treats.
  • A few surges of energy during workouts, but ultimately increased fatigue during them.

The next time I’ll be checking in with you I’ll be so close to the end (or the slow steady re-introduction phase) that I’ll be able to taste it (pun intended). Until then 🙂

Be well.