I love Sonic Burgers. That fast food restaurant has so many good memories attached with it. Driving home from my brother’s house set into motion so many cravings. Something sweet, something sour, something greasy. But… I drove right past it and sipped on my cold water.

Photo is proof that after multiple days of unsuccessfully flipping egg white omelettes I CAN actually do it.

Do the Puyallup

Just a couple photos from the fair. I brought my salad, grapes, and sliced veggies and didn’t cheat at all! A French fry even landed on my Tupperware lid and there it stayed. It would have been all too easy to eat that little piece of fry… but I didn’t! 

So, what were my temptations at the Fair? Definitely the French fries and even worse the Dole Whips. I have always wanted one. I guess another day I will try.

After the fair I finished meal prep for the week. I roasted chicken and veggies, cut fruit, and packaged it all up. If I can just stay in this meal prep ahead of time I should be good.

Labor Day

Today I am going to the Washington State Fair with my sister and her babies. Do you know what that means? FAIR FOOD! Or, not!

Breakfast this morning was originally a cheese-free egg white omelette… but it didn’t flip, so scramble it was.

I prepackaged my lunch to avoid needing to buy food. Once again No Name salad… it is just so good, carrots and tomatoes, and frozen grapes. I do have almonds not pictured also. Tonight I will post about the fair. And possibly post about temptations at the fair.


My Newest Journey

Is re-journey a word? Today I begin the Whole30 Challenge! I have been so unhappy lately and I know it is because of weight gain and just not feeling healthy. I am not going to blame it on illness, or stress, or any other life factor. It is my fault I gained weight and now I am taking back control! So, you can follow along with my journey or just ignore it, but by being open and vocal about my successes and failures I hope my “community” will hold me accountable.

This Whole30 Challenge does not scare me at the moment. I feel like there is enough options that I can successfully manage this phase with “real” food. What does scare me? The word diet…. I don’t want to eat too much or not enough… I don’t want to get bored with what I am eating. What if I fail? What if I disappoint my health coach and friend (and coworker)? Obviously none of those are a goal. Today I vow they will not happen.

Last night after work I did my grocery shopping and even better came home and prepped. I chopped up vegetables and froze them for breakfasts, prepped a crock pot beef stew, and made a plan.

Here is my food for the day:

Egg white scramble with squash, onions, peppers, and herbs

A handful of unsalted pistachios

1/2 cup red grapes

No-name salad

No-name salad? I don’t know what to call it. But here is how I made it.

I love Trader Joe’s. Whenever I am trying to be healthy this vegetable mix is a must-have for me. I put it in soups, in salads, and when I could eat quinoa, steamed with quinoa. It includes broccoli, carrots, green bell peppers (with an occasional red pepper piece snuck in), green and red cabbage, jicama, radish, and celery.

1 cup Trader Joe’s Healthy 8 chopped veggie mix

1 small avocado, chopped

Two 2″ patties of pork sausage (I mixed the spices by hand, and steamed the meat to a crumble)

A splash of olive oil

2 tsps apple cider vinegar

A shake each of garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder

2 shakes of chili powder

Stir and enjoy. I only ate half of the prepared dish. I probably could have eaten the whole amount but feared that over eating.

It was delicious!!!

Tonight for dinner I am excited for crock pot beef stew!

Tuesday, I begin the physical fitness which I truly feel will be the hardest part. More to come soon including my “why”.