Walden Pond

Walden Pond

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Headaches, Darkness, and Whole30

This is exactly how I felt this morning (except without the run-on sentence). I'm really looking forward to the time change. No more leaving the house when it's dark. No more walking the dogs when it's dark (and scary). I like a little daylight in the morning to remind me I'm not a ghost.

I went home early yesterday with a headache. It wasn't a migraine, just a really bad tension headache. So no gym, and now I'm behind at work. Blech.

This Whole30 thing is coming together. I have my lunches planned out (now that I've found some tuna without soy in it). I'm making some homemade mayo tonight. I've made some chicken stock. I have about 10 dinners planned, but I would like to up that to at least 15. So far breakfast has been my challenge.

I've just been alerted to the existence of a chicken apple sausage. I looked up the ingredients, and it looks like it would be compliant. Now I just have to check if our Wal-mart has it. Also, I have no idea if I'll like it. The only sausage I've had in the last two years has been MorningStar's vegetarian sausage. But if I can find this chicken apple thing, I'll give it a try.

I've already stated that I don't like eggs, but there are two exceptions: deviled eggs and dill pickled eggs. I can eat dill pickled eggs by the dozen, but the pickling mix I use has sugar and chemical stuff in it. So that's out. Deviled eggs I like, but I'm never tempted to eat a ton of them. If I make them with homemade mayo, they might be a breakfast options. Maybe a couple of deviled eggs with some sauteed kale and onion?

If things go according to plan (like they ever do), I should be able to start the Whole30 this weekend.

No gym until I catch up on my work.

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  1. You could just buy one of those $5 del pre-cooked whole chickens, too, and just divide it up and put in baggies, and just warm each morning. :)

    1. That's a good idea, too! If I keep some precooked leeks and asparagus handy in the fridge, I can just warm it all together and call it good. Thanks!

    2. don't be surprised if you get a little achy/headachey as you detox from sugar and grains. It's called Carb Flu, but not everyone gets it, and even if you do, it's only for a few days. THEN the clouds part, and you feel on top of the world. :)

  2. Good luck with the Whole 30! I've heard good things about it. Hope the headache feels better!