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.


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.


Whole30, Day 24

January 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Today I couldn’t walk Mack to school because I had to be in north Tampa at 7:45 a.m., so I dropped him off at school and headed straight across the Howard Frankland Bridge. I got to see the sun rise over Tampa.

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I packed my breakfast and ate it in the car on the 40 minute drive.

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If you saw my last post then you know why I was heading to Tampa…

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a trampoLEAN fitness class at Airheads Trampoline Arena! It was a really tough workout, but I had so much fun doing it with some of my Tampa Bay Blogger friends.

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Be sure to check out the whole post about Airheads for a chance to win a pair of free passes to either a fitness class or a general bounce session!

We did lots of running (which sort of involved hurdles over the green borders between the trampolines) and my hip didn’t hurt despite running two miles the night before! I did notice that when we did one-leg exercises that my strength on my right side is much less than on my left. I need to go back to my PT exercises like hip dips on that side.

After all the bouncing I headed back to St. Pete and ran by Publix on my way home. I needed some things for my crockpot dinner. Can you believe that in this whole selection of chili pastes and chili sauces…

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every single one had sugar in the ingredient list? Oh well, no chili sauce or chili paste in my crockpot Mongolian beef. I just used some dried chili flakes instead.

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I used this paleo Mongolian beef recipe as a starting point, but then modified it to be Whole30 compliant (no molasses or honey). I got all that going in the crockpot…

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then made my lunch.

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The afternoon was spent cleaning bathrooms (joy), doing laundry, picking up Mack from school and Cal from the bus stop, and driving Cal to karate.

Dinner turned out great! I served the Mongolian beef to the boys on brown rice…

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and for myself I made some “cauliflower rice”, basically using the method found here.

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It doesn’t taste like rice (duh) but it’s pretty tasty. The boys loved the Mongolian beef and luckily we have enough leftovers for another dinner.

Chad had to work late so we didn’t get to go on the family evening walk. After the boys went to bed he and I watched the latest episode of The Following. I like the show, but you definitely have to suspend your disbelief. I don’t think anybody could really exert such mind control over so many people. Kind of like Hannibal Lechter.

That’s all I have for day 24. I feel like the end of my Whole30 is so close! I’m sure I’ll write more about my post-Whole30 plans later, but basically I am very encouraged with the lack of hip pain I have been having despite running. To that end I do plan to keep up this basic way of eating at least until after the Sarasota Half Marathon. Of course there will be exceptions, like a big girls’ weekend that I have coming up (alcohol!). I also don’t plan to be so cautious when eating out and sweating every single little detail.