Exercise: 35 minutes of swimming, 2 miles of walking to/from campus (round-trip)
Breakfast: 4 Crockpot turkey meatballs
Lunch: 2 Bacon-avocado turkey burger sliders, roasted carrot "fries"
Dinner: Leftover crockpot chicken fauxghetti
Second Dinner: 2 free-range/omega-3 enhanced scrambled eggs, 4 leftover crockpot turkey meatballs, 1 grass-fed/nitrate-free beef hotdog, a few spoonfuls of almond butter straight from the jar*
|Turkey meatballs fresh from the slow cooker!|
|Lunch to go|
Mood: Jittery... Constantly on-the-go today
*It has come to my attention that I nearly polished off an ENTIRE jar of almond butter in the span of 4 days. Looks like I've been mind-numbingly sticking a spoon in the jar and not keeping track of how much I consume. For the remainder of the challenge, I decided to remove all nuts from my diet and to eat real food instead. The only exception is if nuts are part of a recipe (e.g. pesto, binder for salmon cakes, etc). They will not be consumed on their own.
In other news, I felt unmotivated and tired to go to the gym and swim (decided to give my body a break from all the running/ellipticizing it's been doing). But, I knew that if I didn't exercise, I'd feel even worse. So, I took my time and slowly dragged my legs over there in the cold and rain. My Tri Club emailed a swim workout, which I generally followed. Helped to eat up the time. Then I got home, stuffed my face (second dinner), and was shocked to see I was one spoonful away from single-handedly polishing off a jar of almond butter over 4 days' time (I don't even want to know the nutrition stats). Maybe that's why I've been feeling better since I started the whole30, but weight stayed the same. Blerg.