Whole 30: Halfway! (Day 15)

Okay, so today is actually Day 17. Huzzah!

So, here’s been my experience so far:

1. Days 1-8 weren’t too bad at all. Like I mentioned before, I don’t drink soda and don’t consume that much sugar (or dairy, or legumes for that matter). I knew that alcohol and bread would be the hardest parts, but it wasn’t like I wanted to kill all the things.

2. Day 9 was terrible. I was so stressed, had an exam, was having to make tough life decisions, and to put the unsweetened cherry on top, I thought it would be a good idea to meet Matt and his friends at the bar before they went to the baseball game. BAD IDEA. I sipped on a club soda and lime while they drank beer and had wings (this was on St. Patty’s day, nonetheless). I literally wanted to cry. I ordered a burger, sans cheese/bread/mayo/mustard/ketchup, add avocado, with sweet potato fries. When my food arrived the fries looked like they miiiiiight have been breaded, so I decided not to eat them and just have the burger and avocado. At this point, I was about 4 minutes away from a meltdown, so I decided to leave them to their green beer and head home.

3. Day 11 or something we went to Ballyhoo Bar & Grill (pre-baseball again) where I was STOKED to find out they squeeze fresh citrus juices for their margaritas. So this time I had club soda and lime with grapefruit juice! Hallelujah.

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Cucumber + Bok Choy Salad

I have two confessions to make. #1: I love really bad-for-you food. Like McDonald’s french fries. #2: I also really love good-for-you food because I know that I am taking better care of myself. BUT, for me to love #2 as much as I love #1, the good-for-you food has to taste REALLY good.

Enter: Cucumber + Bok Choy Salad.

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Guest Post: Fennel-Carrot Loaves

{This is a guest post from Ashley Purser, a hand-lettering maven (check out her Etsy shop) AND she’s my sister! She’s amazing in the kitchen and wanted to share this recipe with you. While cooking has traditionally been seen as a love language, you can also take this time to indulge yourself. Get your hands dirty and make a sweet treat for those days when you just need a little love for YOU! Enjoy!}

Fennel-Carrot Loaves

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Itʼs that time of year! I love fall so much. Any season that says itʼs okay to pair flannel and boots with a sparkly necklace and glitter on your nails is fine with me! Continue reading