Whole30, Day 29

February 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm

This morning Chewie and I walked Mack to school.

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The sky was amazing at sunrise this morning.

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After getting home and taking Cal to his bus stop I made breakfast.

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After breakfast I biked to the pool.

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It was a good day to be an ibis.

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The weather has been absolutely stunning lately.

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My friend Caricia met me at the pool and we motivated each other through a little over 2000 yards.

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Thanks for meeting me Caricia! I was only planning to do 1500 yards, but if she was going to keep going so was I. Exercising with friends is always better.

Bike ride home:

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Once home I did some laundry then made lunch.

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That’s leftover pork tenderloin, bell pepper, tomato, sour kraut, lettuce, spinach, and my semi-homemade creamy Italian dressing.

After lunch I picked Mack up from school, then a while later he and I picked up Cal at his school and I took them both to karate. While they were in karate I ran by Publix.

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Avocados were half off!

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I bought six. I hope I can eat them all before they get too mushy.

Chad picked up the boys from karate and I made dinner. My dinner was jambalaya and chicken wings leftover from the Superbowl, green beans, and a sliver of sweet potato.

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We all went on the family evening walk after dinner.

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After the boys went to bed Chad and I watched Spartacus. So good.

That’s it for day 29. Tomorrow is my last day! I’m excited about having completed the whole challenge, but it’s also a little anti-climactic since I don’t really plan to change how I’m eating, at least not radically.

Cya!

Whole30, Day 26 … Chewie’s eye boo-boo

February 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

We walked to school today!

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It was pretty chilly by Florida standards…low 50’s.

After I got home I took Cal to the bus stop and made my breakfast.

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The green pile is spinach, prosciutto, bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions. Dang, could my Whole30 breakfasts be any more beautiful?

After breakfast I took Chewie to the vet.

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He was pretty excited about going in the car. He loves car rides.

I was taking him to the vet to have this bump on his eye examined.

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We noticed it about a week ago and it hasn’t gotten better. He doesn’t scratch at it, but it seems painful and he doesn’t want you to mess with it.

Chewie’s excitement about our trip waned once he realized our destination.

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He was pretty anxious in the exam room.

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The vet said that it was either an infected bug bite or a tumor. He gave us two weeks worth of antibiotics and if it doesn’t go away then they will have to remove whatever it is. I’m hoping for infected bug bite. I really do think that’s what it seems like.

After Chewie and I got home I got all my swimming stuff together and biked to the pool.

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It was still a little chilly, but a phenomenally beautiful day.

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Confused squirrel:

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Cool air, warm water:

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I did 2500 yards as 6X400 IM + 100 freestyle in about an hour.

Awesome eight miles on the bike.

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Once I got home I made lunch.

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I made a great tuna salad with homemade paleo mayo (this last batch is fantastic, made with half super light olive oil and half avocado oil) served on top of spinach, tomatoes and roasted golden beets. I drizzled some vinaigrette around the veggies.

I got my lunch all prepared but didn’t have time to eat it before going to pick up Mack. My lunch ended up being really late because Chewie’s vet appointment pushed my morning back. I think I inhaled that salad at 2 p.m.

Mack had a friend over to play after school and they sampled the new Chobani tubes.

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Rockin’ Blueberry and Jammin’ Strawberry are eight year old approved.

Once Cal got home he tried one of the raspberry/dark chocolate chunk Chobani bites.

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He said it was great.

After Chad got off of work the boys and I met him and our realtor at the house I looked at yesterday. I wanted Chad to get a feel for what we are looking at and see what he thought about this one. He liked it, but it’s definitely not perfect. Good layout, great location, good price, but needs upgrades. Here’s another shot from the house…the master bathroom. It is very spacious but also very dated.

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Plus, we’re not at the stage yet to make an offer on anything. We want our current house to be marketable before we make an offer on another house and there are many things we need to do to this house before we can put it on the market. And of course we want to look at more houses.

Once we all got home I reheated crockpot Mongolian beef for dinner. The boys had it with whole wheat couscous and I had it with the leftover cauliflower rice.

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That’s it for Day 26! I’m headed to bed early because I have a race in the morning. I’m doing the Best Damn Race 10K. Yikes. 6:30 a.m. start time in Safety Harbor, about 30 minutes away. I haven’t gotten up super early for a race in so long. I’m excited to wear my IRunMommies uniform again. I feel like it’s been forever.

Cya!