Apr 30, 2014

This morning I had a feeling today was going to be a horrible day. I set my alarm for 6:30 and I'm usually wide awake and well rested by then. I'm a grandma, by the way, and I'm pretty much always in bed by 10. When my alarm went off this morning I must have turned it off and went back to sleep without even realizing. I ended up waking up at 7:15 and I felt like I had been run over by a truck. I could barely keep my eyes open and my head was pounding. It was awful. I decided to jump in the shower right away because I thought that would help me wake up. Luckily it did but the headache was still there. I made myself breakfast of eggs, bacon and turkey sausage (I'm a creature of habit) and coffee with my home made creamer. Then I took some ibuprofen. After about a half hour I was starting to feel better and my headache didn't return for the rest of the day.

I ate an apple for my snack. For lunch I ate two cut up organic turkey hot dogs, carrots and a banana. I felt like a child but it was a quick and easy lunch to pack. For an afternoon snack I had a Lara Bar. And for dinner I had a pork chop with sweet potatoes. I may or may not have some of my homemade chia pudding in a little bit. (Sorry I didn't take any photos of my food today.)

I made a stop at Trader Joe’s on my way home from work. I usually spend a good $60 when I go in there. Today, I only spent $25! I picked up so many things and then put them right back. Almost everything had added ingredients that are off limits for now. One of my favorite snacks has always been dried apricots and I thought, 'I should be able to have those! They're dried fruit!' Well, yes, they are dried fruit but unfortunately sulfur dioxide is added to them. This process is really opening my eyes to what I am putting in my body. I did find a new treat though! Freeze dried bananas. The only ingredient is – get this – bananas! I tried one and it tasted like candy. So good! They were only $2.99 for the bag and they also had freeze dried apples and blueberries. To all my Whole 30 friends I would highly recommend having these on hand.

Five days complete! Twenty-five days to go.

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