Whole 30, Day 13

January 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

(Saturday, Jan. 19)

Today I slept in a little and then had my coffee and breakfast.

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I think every breakfast on the Whole30 is more beautiful than the last. So much prettier than a bowl of cereal.

After breakfast I loaded Cal’s defective bike into the car and took it to the Trek Store of St. Petersburg for a tune-up.

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Then I drove a couple of blocks to Above the Barre Fitness for a special blogger introductory class.

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I’m going to do a separate post about Above the Barre, but it was challenging and really fun. I was especially thrilled to finally meet Mindy from Mindy’s Fitness Journey in real life!
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We have been online friends for quite a while and run in the same circles and it had just gotten ridiculous that we had never met in person. We were kind of excited.

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She’s awesome.

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All of my blogger friends are a blast. Thank you so much Raffi for setting up this special class for us!

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After the barre class several of us went to nearby Rollin’ Oats for lunch.

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I was able to get a Whole30 lunch there! Grilled salmon and steamed veggies:

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After lunch I picked up Cal’s bike and headed home. I wrote a blog post and did a few things (no idea what) until it was time to get ready to pick up the other Caroline and drive to Sarasota for a Yelp Elite event.

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Click here for my full recap of the “Yelp Asks, Who is Jack Dusty?” Elite event, but I will say that I was pretty anxious about going to a fabulous Yelp event while on the Whole30. Amazing food and cocktails are always flowing at these things and I knew it would be a challenge. I did manage to cobble together a few things to keep my stomach from rumbling.

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(oysters on the half-shell, ceviche with plantain, garlic stuffed olives)

I did slip up accidentally and eat a small (tiny, infinitesimal) bite of sashimi that I didn’t realize had a little soy because the server did not mention it when I asked about the dish. But after I realized it had soy I didn’t touch it again. Yet another tiny mistake in my imperfect Whole30, but I’m not going to let 1/16th teaspoon of soy sauce derail me. So far all of the slip-ups I know of are licking my fingers after serving the boys teriyaki wings, eating one baby corn from a friend’s salad, and the teensy bit of soy sauce at the Yelp event. That’s about as perfect as I can manage.

Stay tuned for more info about this awesome event including photos of all of the food and cocktails that I could NOT eat. Expect sad-faced photos of me, but the other Caroline and I still had lots of fun.

Since she and I were already in Sarasota we decided to drive a few minutes further south and visit Tampa Bay’s only Trader Joe’s after the Yelp event. At 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday night it was not crowded at all.

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Good thing I didn’t want to buy kale, because they were fresh out.

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I had searched the forums on the Whole9Life website for Whole30 approved Trader Joe’s treasures so I had a big list of things I wanted to look for. I came home with quite a haul including a few non-Whole30 items for the rest of the family. I’ll be sure to mention the things I bought as I use them up.

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Day 13 is in the bag and I feel great! Cya.