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Whole30 – Day 9

It’s Friday, and I could not be more thrilled.  I am just worn out.

Not that we’ll get any rest; tomorrow is Farm Day (every Saturday is Farm Day), so we’ll spend the morning doing our hunting and gathering.  We also have to make a trip to our butcher to pick up some ground beef for burgers (our company picnic is the following weekend), and I have to start a Lightning McQueen cake for a certain young man’s birthday party, to be held at our house on Sunday.

At any rate, another day down on the Whole30:

Breakfast – 2 eggs, scrambled in ghee.  3 mugs of coffee with coconut milk at the office.

Lunch – well, this was interesting.  Beloved ate the leftover Birria, so I had some cantaloupe and made a quick stir fry with okra, summer squash, sweet potato that I shredded with my julienne peeler (I managed to shred my left hand in the process – ouch), shallots, poblano pepper and…a hot dog.  As Miss J would say:  Don’t judge.  It was surprisingly good, and will probably make a repeat performance today for lunch since there are no leftovers from…

Dinner – home-canned green beans, a roasted parsnip puree (parsnips roasted in ghee with some salt, pureed in the food processor with a little more ghee, pepper and coconut milk – tasty, tasty), and the best meatloaf I’ve ever eaten.  One pound ground pork, one pound ground goat (I thought he was gone, but he was lurking in the back of the freezer), onion and garlic sauteed in ghee, salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh thyme, fresh sage, 2 eggs and 1 cup organic, no sugar added applesauce.  Wrapped it up in Whole30 compliant bacon (made to order from our butcher) and spread with a mixture of organic, no sugar added apple butter and balsamic vinegar.

Oh. My. GAWD.

There is no picture of the meatloaf because it was completely decimated by the men in my household before I could even think about getting my camera.  Since there was much begging and pleading afterwards to make this again, I guess I will and I’ll make sure to get a photo so I can post a proper recipe for it.

As of yesterday, I’ve exercised every day this month, either walking or swimming.  Beloved got on the Bowflex Wednesday while I was on the treadmill (using 1 pound hand weights), and I started thinking how much good some weight training would be for me, so I expect I’ll begin using it at some point this weekend.  Not bad for a short, dumpy, middle-aged broad in the throes of menopause-induced crazy.

Speaking of weekends, y’all have a nice one and I’ll be back tomorrow to bore you all with what I ate today.


5 comments

Be says:

I seem to recall a hot young woman in our house who ate her share of that decimated gorkloaf!

Jan says:

You’re hiding someone in our house and feeding her my gorkloaf?!?

That is just SO wrong…

Lisa says:

Congrats on the movement increase. I’ve either lifted weights, or done yoga, for the past 35 years. Sturdy Gals really enjoy having muscles. I think you will like strength training.

I’m so glad it’s Friday too! We are finally supposed to get at least a small break in our 100+ temps by the end of the weekend. Thank goodness … !

Sprite's Keeper says:

Gorkloaf? I get it, but you need a sexier name for awesomeness than that. And please post pictures of the Lightning McQueen cake.SPRITE wants to see it!

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