I left a lot of groceries out because my brain is scattered and even though I had a list, I had to omit some stuff and then I forgot some of the good stuff. Blah. At least it's Saturday and I can get more things at Giant.
Bfast: I made some random mixture. I was supposed to use ground pork, but I didn't see any in my rush in Wegman's, so I got ground turkey. (Gross. Never again! I hate the way it smells and tastes and the tiny crunchy things I bit into.) There's mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and ground turkey with some seasoning like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and basil. I added avocado on the side and cooked Jimmy 2 fried eggs. The plate is supposed to be full of veggies around the meat, but I didn't. I was already terrified of what everyone was going to pick at and say, why put MORE veggies on? Baby steps, guys.
Jimmy ate breakfast with me and it was awesome and I'm so happy (and amazed and proud) that he ate everything on his plate! He liked the turkey, but hated the zucchini. I asked him if I could take a picture of that face he's making. "What face?" "The this-is-disgusting-and-I-want-to-throw-up face." Ah, what a trooper. :) I hated the turkey, but loved the zucchini. Jae had a couple zucchini "moons" too.
It's going to be worth having a better diet. And, yep, I'm going to be one of those mothers who will buy mostly organic produce, grass-fed meats, and not let my kids have sugar. I bought a spiral veggie slicer, so hopefully we can have fun making meals together! And not chop off fingers!
Lunch: I bought one of these spiral slicer contraptions:
I thought it'd be a good idea to use up leftovers. Leftover mix from bfast with homemade spaghetti sauce that was sittin' in the fridge and I put it over zucchini noodles.
It was horrible.
I apologized to him for making such crappy meals so far. In my head it sounded good. That turkey really is awful, though. Jimmy really hates zucchini. So, he suggested getting the leftover breaded pork loin that was in the fridge. He scraped off as much breading as he could. And then I got the pistachios out and we ate a bunch of those. Guys, I'm no chef, obviously, so hopefully I can improve. This was much easier last year when it was just me on the diet. I stress about pleasing the crowd and failed today as Jimmy starved at work. In my defense, I did tell him he should take some pistachios to snack on while he was there. He chose not to.
Dinner: Made a whole chicken in the crockpot after I fed the boys Annie's Mac & Cheese at 10:30AM. It wasn't as tasty as I was hoping. My cooking skills will never go above Level 1. Where's Cooking Mama when you need her? Anyway, we had avocado with the chicken, I had more zucchini, and sweet potato fries. The best part of dinner was the sweet potato fries! How have I been missing out my entire life!? I just used olive oil and Mediterranean sea salt. They were divine! Jimmy gave them a 7. (He'd rather have a Russet.)
I was invited via FB to join my friend in a March reading of The Book of Mormon. Start of finish. She does this yearly and I've always declined because I am the world's slowest reader and never felt that I could take it on. I figured since I was starting Whole30, I could tackle it as well. How slow I am to remember the detox stage. LOL! My head hurts, I'm so tired. But, I finished the rest of my 17 pages tonight. Earlier I read to Jae while Joey was napping and Joss on his playmat. It was fun to talk about the scriptures with Jae. I read him 6 pages and would discuss little things here and there. I told him that Lehi's family had to leave their home because Jerusalem was going to be destroyed. All they took was food, water, a tent, and they left with his family. I asked him what he would bring with him if we were asked to leave our home. He said, "Um, my truck blanket! It will keep me warm in case it gets cooooold!" :)
Jimmy: Brain fog, lethargic, tired
Me: Tired, lack of motivation, and see ADD tab for everything else LOL!
Jae: **Whiny/Meltdowns over the small things, runs around in circles
Joe: **Tantrums. Tantrums. Tantrums.
Joss: Overly adorable. This cannot be cured I'm sure!
**I realize they are just toddlers, but I can almost guarantee by taking out the sugar that there will be a LOT less whining and tantrums.