Whole30, Day 28

February 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I meant to sleep in today (Sunday) since I got up at 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, but my body wouldn’t let me sleep past 6:30. I hate that.

I made Silk Almond Waffles for the boys…

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and one of my typical Whole30 breakfasts for myself.

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The green stuff is bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, prosciutto, and beet greens. I love when you can get beets with the greens still attached. It’s like two for one.

I also roasted a sweet potato this morning and boiled some eggs, all of which were in preparation for the coming week. I didn’t take a photo of my roasted sweet potato, but this is what boiled eggs look like:

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So, my hip feels good today! I’m a little sore and tired in all the muscles and joints in my legs and hips from my 8 miles yesterday. But my left hip (the good one) is actually more tight/sore than my right…this is AWESOME! To me that means that there is no unusual pain or soreness in my right hip. Any pain or soreness that I do feel is just normal tiredness/day after stuff. I am so happy!

After breakfast the boys and I loaded Chewie into the car, or rather Chewie joyfully bounded into the car, and we all headed to Largo.

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Chewie loves car rides.

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I have no explanation for this:

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We were headed to Largo Central Park.

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The boys played on the awesome playground…

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while Chewie and I walked laps around the park.

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I wore my Best Damn Race shirt. It was a gorgeous day.

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We had to stop many times for mini train crossings.

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There was something in this monkey grass that Chewie desperately wanted to catch:

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He was not successful.

Every time I walked by the playground I checked on the boys. One time Mack yelled, “Mom, take my picture!”

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You don’t have to ask me twice.

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On one lap Cal walked with me to the car to get some water.

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He also helped me take a portrait of Chewie with the Police K-9 memorial statue:

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In all, Chewie and I walked two miles…

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and the boys got some sunshine and exercise while playing on the playground.

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Nice morning.

We headed home for lunch. Chad made soup for the boys, and I had leftover salmon patties on a salad.

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The white shredded stuff is sauerkraut. I also made some more of my semi-homemade creamy Italian salad dressing (homemade paleo mayo mixed with vinaigrette salad dressing). I’m kind of obsessed with it.

We hung around the house for a couple of hours until it was time to head to our friends’ house for the Superbowl.

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Cal and Erin both got new glasses in the same week!

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It was hard to get that picture without a photo-bomber…

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Our friends (the other Caroline and her husband Lee) had a great spread of food laid out when we arrived.

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Chad did all of our Superbowl cooking this year, and he was awesome about making some Whole30 compliant options for me. He made two kinds of wings…

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In the foreground are wings with just salt (for me) and in the background are these awesome wings made with brown sugar and chili powder. Chad says this will be his go-to wing recipe from now on because they were awesome.

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Cal referred to them as “meat candy”.

Chad also made Whole30 compliant jambalaya (in honor of the Superbowl being in New Orleans) based on a recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods.

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It turned out really amazing. It had the perfect amount of spiciness.

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My Superbowl dinner:

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I went back for a second bowl of jambalaya later because it was so good.

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Chad made this for me even though he couldn’t even eat it due to all of the tomatoes. Thanks honey!

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The dads worked out a plan to get the kids into the game. They put all of the offensive players names (and also slips for defensive teams and special teams) into a hat and the kids drew out several names each until they were all gone.

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Each kid put in $5 and for the first six scores in the first half, whichever kid had the scoring players’ name would get $5. If there weren’t six scoring plays in the first half, then whichever kid had won last would get the rest of the pot. It did work to get the kids more excited about the game.

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We think it’s important to teach our children the joys of gambling.

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They were actually more excited when we announced that it was cookie time!

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We did have some quality football-watching togetherness, though.

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Thanks to the C’s for having us over for the Superbowl!

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Love you guys!

We left at half-time to go home and get the boys to bed.

That’s it for Day 28. Two more days to go!!!!

Cya.