#15 Day 8

After months, I’ve joined a yoga class once again. I really do not know why I stopped attending yoga before because it really does me wonders. My mind feels more at ease and I have less body aches. I think that I need to start this rhythm once again and just focus on my fitness and self.

It’s snowing like crazy outside when I drove back home. I hope the weather improves tomorrow!

Breakfast: Mushroom & Onions omelette, melon, Nespresso coffee
Lunch: Sinampalukang Manok, baby spinach, clementines, green tea
Dinner: Ground beef/pork, guac, melon (pre-yoga), banana

#14 Day 7

I’m not a really big NFL fan but since I’m trying to assimilate more of the culture here, I watched the Superbowl with Panthers against Broncos. The Broncos won and it’s a good feeling to know that I have a better understanding of the sport. You probably won’t see me playing this sport though. I’m not good with contact sport.

Another reason to watch were commercials and the halftime show. I did not enjoy much the halftime show. Coldplay was good. Beyonce was good. Bruno Mars was good. Together? It was just meh. As for commercials, I really enjoyed the Toyota Prius and the Snickers commercials. The new X-Men Apocalypse trailer was also good!

And for today’s Whole30 goodie…

Porchetta #whole30 #paleo #day7

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Breakfast: Applegate Hotdogs, Melon
Lunch: Roast chicken, 2 Hard boiled eggs (post workout)
Dinner: Clementines, Porchetta, Steamed purple sweet potato

#13 Day 6

After volleyball, I passed by Fresh Thyme to buy some more Applegate Hotdogs, and as usual, I walked around and got sucked in buying other things. Good thing they’re all still Whole30 compliant and that means healthy!

I’ve been missing soy sauce badly and most Asian cuisine requires this. That problem can be solved by coconut aminos hopefully. It’s my first time to buy this and I’m crossing my fingers that it’s actually a good (close) alternative to soy sauce. If not, soy sauce might be back in my meals post-Whole30 but let’s see.

Trying this out… #whole30

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I plan to cook up a storm this weekend. I started it off with Roast Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo (recipe). To make it Whole30 compliant, I traded butter with olive oil. It’s been good as it is but I’m also curious about ghee so I might buy that one of these days.

Tomorrow, I plan to cook my porchetta, and probably do something with the chicken thighs in my fridge. I want to do a Sinampalukang Manok. All Whole30 compliant, and that should keep me afloat for the next week.

Breakfast: Fried Plantain, Egg Omelette
Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, banana
Dinner: Roast chicken, roast sweet potato and carrots

#12 Day 5. Thinking the Worst.

I got annoyed with M last night and I’m still a bit reeling from it. Unfortunately, I’m one of those who can forgive but cannot forget easily. Details are private, but the gist is that he thought the worst of me. It kinda jarred me a bit because I felt that I never gave any reason to be distrusted. I thought I was honest enough, but he already painted an image in his head relating my alleged deceit to my shortcomings. It sucks, but I’ll get over it. And as always, now , I know better.


Breakfast: Applegate’s The Great Organid Beef Hot Dog, 2 eggs, Black Tea

Lunch: Purple Sweet Potato, 2 Crackling Chicken (used EVOO instead of ghee)

Dinner: Zucchini squash, Steak

Snacks: apple

#11 Day 4

I tried the back roads to work today and I got held back by the train crossing. Ten minutes of my life that I cannot take back. How sad is that?

I feel so much better today. I did not feel so hungry except downing my lunch. I still felt sluggish today in volleyball which is meh. But I think I should be able to get the groove on this. Good day all in all.

Breakfast: Applegate’s The Great Organid Beef Hot Dog, 2 eggs, Coffee

Lunch: Cauliflower Rice, Paleo Swedish meatballs, clementines

Dinner: chestnuts, 2 hard boiled eggs, banana

Snacks: mixed nuts

#10 Day 3

I tried out a recipe of Paleo Swedish Meatballs (Whole30 compliant) to see if this can be another meatball option for me. I modified the recipe by adding shredded carrots and instead of shaping them into meatballs, I usually make them into burger patties. I think I under seasoned it so it was a bit bland. I need to re-do this and see how it will turn out.

I’ve been feeling lethargic and my energy has been zapped out especially when I played volleyball earlier. This is expected but it still sucks. When I did this 2 years ago, I was able to bounce back after 1 week. So I am crossing my fingers that next week will be better and my body would fully adjust already with the lack of carbs and other processed food.

Breakfast: Applegate’s The Great Organid Beef Hot Dog, 2 eggs, Black tea

Lunch: Baby spinach, Paleo Swedish meatballs, clementines

Dinner: chestnuts, 2 hard boiled eggs, banana

Snacks: mixed nuts

#9 Day 2

Whole30 meals:

Breakfast: omelette, coffee

Lunch: chicken tinola, green tea

Dinner: steak, sweet potato

Snacks: mixed nuts, apple, clementines

I felt mostly hungry today and a bit weak. The carb deprivation is taking its toll on me. This will take a few more days until my body has fully adjusted.

I went to the gym today and didn’t lose much on the gains. I’m happy about that. Let’s see how volleyball will be tomorrow.