Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. I had a really nice weekend and got a ton done around the house. I managed to clean quite a bit and wash all of our bedding (the best feeling ever) and do a TON of food prep. My meals yesterday were really good! Ah, having the time to really plan out a meal on the weekends is the best. I had an overall fantastic day. I started my day with an awesome breakfast and then met my parents out for a little shopping. I went home and did a little prep before visiting my friend Sherry and her beautiful baby boy Jack. He is the cutest little guy in the entire world. After visiting with her I headed home just in time to take a roasted chicken out of the crock pot for dinner (SO EASY). While Chris carved the chicken I steamed some broccoli.
Looking back at my meals over the past 11 days I realize that I have really cut back on my snacking. I ate 3 really good meals yesterday and didn’t snack at all. I was satisfied and wasn’t tempted by anything. Looking at the Whole30 timeline, I know that days 10 & 11 are the hardest to get through. Mentally you are over the diet, it isn’t fun anymore. You want to go out and have fun with your friends and enjoy creamer in your coffee. I totally understand those feelings and definitely felt those thoughts on Saturday. I really think that getting over this weekend hump is a huge milestone.
For the Chicken in the Crockpot, I picked up a roasting chicken at the grocery store (probably about 4lbs, not 100% sure). I placed it in the crockpot and then made a paste out of melted ghee, 21 seasoning salute, salt and pepper. Now, rub that deliciousness all over the chicken. I set the crockpot on high and went about my day. It was perfectly done and super juicy after about 3.5 hours.
Things that I have been enjoying: Tea, raisins & food prep!
Things I miss: The occasional diet coke. mmm.
How I have been feeling: I feel good! I had a really awesome day yesterday.