Walden Pond

Walden Pond

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Small-town Grocery Woes

Short post today because I have a lot of work to get started on.

Yesterday after work I went straight to Walmart to look for apple chicken sausage and tapioca flour. No luck. Thankfully, I've got some other ideas for breakfast now. I was able to find coconut flour and potato starch, so I have some options for thickening stews.

Last night I made my first batch of mayonnaise. My husband said it was perfect. My daughter said it had too much garlic. To me it just tasted like oil, but that's what store-bought mayo tastes like, too. So I guess that means it's good, lol. I only like mayo mixed in with things like tuna (I was able to find some soy free canned tuna!).

I've decided I'm going to start my Whole30 on Saturday, October 25, 2014. I'm already dreading it. Not really, but yeah.

I have my meals planned including the big Halloween party circuit. Now I just have to get past the fear and nerves of what is going to happen to me the first week. Here goes nothing!

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  1. Can I suggest something? This will work if you are at least a little bit competitive (LOL): pick a small $10-$20 trinket/'splurge' item you've been eying. Make it a reward to yourself if you go the Whole 30, with no back slides. In other words, challenge yourself with a defined 'prize' for success. It will change your entire outlook! :)

  2. I found that if I keep telling myself, "It's only 4 weeks out of my life", that kept me on track. Good luck with the challenge!

  3. I'm not sure what all is included in your whole30 but rather than mayo try chopping some grape tomatoes and green onions adding a drizzle of olive oil and mixing your tuna if you need a change. It's yum! I live out in the semi boonies and sometimes AMAZON can be my savior for non perishables or items not so "mainstream". Good luck!