February 28, 2013

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February 27, 2013

The GoodOnYa Bar

The GoodOnYa Bar

One of our sponsors for our upcoming Palmetto 200 race is The GoodOnYa Bar! You may remember them from our Appalachian Trail adventure in 2011. We carried their bars with us from Georgia to Maine and are super pumped to have them on board (again), this time as we run from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC.

We know that good nutrition will be one of the key factors in determining our success in this race. These bars have around 290 calories per bar and are packed with important nutrients such as protein, fiber and iron. From our adventure on the AT we know that bars are easy to carry and a good bar is crammed full of healthy ingredients to fuel your body. We don’t need or want something that our body is going to have to sort through to pick out the “good” ingredients while also processing the “bad” ingredients. The other amazing thing about The GoodOnY Bar is that they are full of nuts and seeds and not brown rice syrup and processed grains. That means the good fats and totally unprocessed protein gives us lasting energy. We can run way farther and feel better after we eat one.

By way of background, these guys are located in Encinitas, California and make “Organic Energy Bars” that: are non GMO, have no soy or dairy, are 54% - 100% raw, contain no grains, are GF (gluten free), and are a good source of protein, fiber and iron. As of right now these bars are hard to come by in SC, so make sure to ask for them at your nearest Whole Foods or Fresh Market! We’d love to have them in stores around here soon! Until then you can order bars directly from their web site today (http://www.thegoodonyabar.com/store/) We promise you won’t be disappointed!To sweeten the deal they're offering a 10% discount on any purchase when you use the promo code "monkeytribe" at checkout! (: 




Great for any meal!

2-3 eggs / omelet (I ate 2 – Mike at 3)
1 large bell pepper (color of your choice)
Small handful onion

  1. Scramble eggs in a bowl & set aside
  2. Chop bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and avocado into small pieces
  3. Mix into eggs and add salt / pepper to taste
  4. Make sure to coat pan with a dab of raw butter (Mike’s choice) or coconut oil (my choice)
  5. Let the egg / veggie mixture cook for 2-4 minutes (depending on how hot your stove is), then flip half of the eggs onto the other half and let cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
We ate our omelets with bacon, fruit and mustard / hot sauce.


February 26, 2013

Whole30 Food Diary Week Four

Day twenty two
Breakfast 7:30 - 2 eggs with pepper cooked in butter, 2.5 slices bacon, coffee (black) 

10:30 - 1 mug coffee (black)

Lunch 1:30 - (chick fil a) grilled chicken nuggets x8, fruit cup, unsweet tea 

No mid morning snack left me hungry even after lunch! 

3:50 - cashew Larabar, water 

Dinner 7:50 - spaghetti squash, homemade spaghetti sauce, 1/2 pear, strawberries, coffee (black) p

10:30 - movie snack: walnuts, mixed nuts & fruit, apple with peanut butter (ground peanuts), dried veggies (all split with Mikey) 

Day twenty three 
(Praise The Lord! One week to go...)
Breakfast 7:45 - 2 eggs, 1/2 apple, 1/2 banana, peanut butter (ground peanuts only), 4 strips sautéed red pepper, 2 mugs coffee (black)

9:30 - coffee (black) 

11:00 - 1/4 cup mixed nuts & dried fruit, water 

Lunch 12:45 - hamburger patty (no bun), bacon, avocado & mustard, side of grilled veggies, side salad w balsamic vinaigrette, unsweet tea 

Workout 4:00 - drank lots of water before, during & after workout 

6:30 - large handful walnuts, 1 finger lick of peanut butter

Dinner 7:30 - 1 grilled chicken breast (cooked in lemon / lime juice, garlic salt & pepper), mixed veggies, beets, orange 

8:50 - peanut butter (ground peanuts) 

10:30 - coffee (black), dried veggies (3/4-1 cup), 2 finger swiped peanut butter (ground peanuts) 

Day twenty four
Breakfast 7:45 - 4 slices regular bacon, 1 orange, 2 mugs coffee (black)

10:30 - apple pie Larabar, coffee (black) 

Lunch 12:25 - hamburger (no bun), spicy mustard, 2 slices regular bacon, 1/2 cucumber in balsamic vinegar, 1 spoonful peanut butter (ground peanuts), water 

Workout 3:00 - drank lots of water before, during & after workout 

4:55 - large handful walnuts, coffee with coconut milk 

6:00 - 1/2 apple pie Larabar, 1/2 berry blast naked juice 

Dinner 8:00 - Well, we totally cheated for dinner tonight. We got to community group and pizza was for dinner...so we ate pizza.  1 slice meat lovers, 1 slice supreme (both with ketchup), BBQ chips & cookie dessert cake, water 

*Mike & I realize that you're supposed to start over if you "blow it" but that's not going to  happen! Especially since we're going to be eating clean / paleo even after our 30 days is up! We both had headaches and a weird tingly / dizzy feeling after our meal tonight & like that we can tell when we've eaten something unclean that we aren't used to. So, while we "blew it," good has come of it! Here's to clean eating tomorrow! 

Day twenty five 
Both of us woke up with a lingering headache ... I'm blaming the gluten! 
Breakfast 8:10 - peanut butter cookie Larabar, coffee (black) 

10:50 - pistachios 

6:05 - tiny handful walnuts, coffee (black) 

Dinner 6:45 - NY strip, baked potato with butter, mixed veggies, water  

8:00 - movie snacks (@ the theater) popcorn, diet Pepsi & milk duds 

11:00 - lots of water 

* Ugh, went to bed with a stomach and headache & still have a headache @ 3:15 (up to feed Amos). Seriously, no mote chests for me - its definitely not worth the headache!  

Day twenty six
Breakfast 8:45 - 2 eggs scrambled, 4 pieces regular bacon, mixed fruit, coffee (black)

11(ish) - coffee (black)

Lunch 12:50 - peanut butter (peanuts and salt only), banana, water

3:20 - large handful walnuts, water

5:00 - peanut butter, coffee (black)  

Dinner 7:00 - Mexican: chicken burrito (no rice or beans), lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, flour tortilla, chips & salsa, margarita 

9:30(ish) - 1/2 diet root beer

*Ok, ok. Mike & I decided that the Whole30 should better be dubbed a 21 day sugar detox. We're all on board for whole / clean eating as a lifestyle, but definitely want to be able to indulge in a Mexican meal and alcoholic beverage every now & then. Lets be real--the headache that follows isn't worth it very often! 

Day twenty seven
Breakfast 8:25 - 2 eggs scrambled with raw butter, 1/2 banana with peanut butter, 1/3 apple, coffee (black)

10(ish) - coffee (black)

Lunch 1:30 - 2 cups chicken soup with veggies, 1 small baked potato with raw butter, small salad with oil & balsamic vinegar, coffee (black)

5:30 - 7 mile run 

Dinner 7:30 - ham, green beans, mixed fruit, mixed raw veggies, water 

10:20 - peanut butter (peanuts and salt only)

10:40 - coke zero 

I'm not sure what I ate (I'm guessing the Mexican) but something has really messed with my stomach! 

Day twenty eight
Breakfast 7:40 - 2 eggs scrambled in coconut oil with pepper, 2 slices thick cut bacon,  1/2 banana, coffee (black)

8:30 - coffee (black)

11:15 - small handful walnuts and craisins, coffee with coconut milk

Lunch 12:40 - Lunch: grilled ham with pineapple, salad with walnuts & dried cranberries, oil & balsamic vinegar, guacamole, water, 1/2 South Beach peanut butter bar 

3:45 - coffee (black), peanut butter (peanuts & salt only)

Over the course of the afternoon 32oz water

Workout 6:30 

Dinner 8:15 - roasted veggies & turkey sausage (green bell pepper, zucchini, squash, sweet potato), 1/2 banana, 1 orange, pineapple, 1/2 DDP, water 

9:30 - peanut butter (peanuts and salt only) 

11:30 - large handful of walnuts & dried cranberries, 1/2 diet root beer 

Day twenty nine
Breakfast 7:45 - 2 eggs (cooked in raw butter), 3 slices thick cut bacon, 1 ring pineapple, 1 orange, coffee (black) 

11:20 - small handful walnuts & dried cranberries

Lunch 12:15 - taco salad (no shell), with steak (did eat the cheese, sour cream & guacamole that came with it), no beans, corn tortilla chips, unsweet tea h

32oz water

Pre-dinner - peanuts, coke zero

Dinner 7:15 - pork roast, carrots (cooked in olive oil with tarragon), roasted new potatoes, salad with homemade dressing, 1 glass red wine, strawberries & blueberries with plain Greek yogurt mixed with a little honey 

10(ish) - coffee (black)

Hallelujah! Welcome, day 30, welcome! 
Breakfast 8:15 - mixed dried fruit and nuts, coffee (black)
*went to bed feeling horrible - not sure if I'm getting sick (super congested) or squat maxes had anything to do with it (achy body...)

9:10 - coffee (black) 

10:30 - coffee (black) ... Trying to get / stay warm I

Lunch 12:30 - 1 hamburger (no bun) with the leftover deviled egg filling and spicy mustard, 1 avocado deviled egg, 1 apple, water 

4:15 - mixed fruit, unsweet tea 

February 25, 2013

snow day

my best!


me & mos!

melbert & amos

snow snow

Our snow day was spent with one of my very bests in good ole Fountain Inn. We watched it blizzard while we shopped at Target and sipped our Starbucks. Then we headed home to Honey's to bundle up Amos and make snow cream! 

February 22, 2013

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fresh flowers
blue birds
Larabar ("natures candy")
a letter a day February
my new journal and favorite purple pen 

February 21, 2013

Avocado Deviled Eggs


Avocado Deviled Eggs
(Too bad I didn’t find this recipe until day 30! It’s going to become a Martin household staple for sure!)

6 eggs
1 avocado
Juice from ½ lemon (or lime)
Garlic salt & pepper to taste

  1. Boil eggs for 10ish minutes. Once eggs are boiled, place in bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes, then let sit until room temperature.
  2. Once cooled down to room temperature, remove the shells.
  3. Slice eggs in half and scoop the yolk into a bowl. Save the gutted whites.
  4. Slice avocado in half, remove pit and add to bowl with egg yolks.
  5. Add juice from ½ lemon or lime (I used lemon because that’s what I had), garlic salt and pepper.
  6. Mash together until the consistency is that of deviled egg filling.
  7. Scoop filling back into gutted whites.

You could also add a little onion or tomato as well!

welcome to my breakfast table

“There’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. It’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ’round the breakfast table. It’s personal — you’re in their space, and the environment is uniquely suited for idea exchange and uninterrupted conversation. In many ways, we should be treating our blogs like our breakfast tables. Be welcoming & gracious when you host, and kind & respectful when visiting.” – Trent Walton

February 20, 2013

month three

amos 3 months

Month three
I know I say this every month, but Amos, how has another month gone by?! You still have the sweetest disposition and are content just about anywhere (except the blasted carseat--dubbed "the cage"). People at church call you "the dream baby."

Over the past month you've really become quite a sleeping champion. You're consistently sleeping 6-8 hours every night! (Jan. 29 you slept  9 hours!) Then you wake up to eat and go back to sleep for another 3-5 hours. On the mornings you wake up late enough for daddy to hold you before he goes to work I usually nurse you once he leaves and hold you on my chest until you're sound asleep again. Sometimes I even fall back asleep with ya for a little  while.  Not much gets done around the house those mornings, but I wouldn't trade a single "lazy" morning for one more chore to be checked off the list. 

Another big thing that you do now is smile for us all.the.time. It makes my heart melt a little every time we say, "Can you smile for daddy (or mama)" and you do it! It's seriously the best thing ever

You're learning a lot too. You love your play mat (thanks Amber!) and have just recently started reaching out and making the toys clink together and can focus enough to grab them mostly with your left hand. 

One of my favorite things that you do now is that you grab my shirt while nursing and play with it or hold on to it. Sometimes you even pull it up to your sweet little face and rub your face with it. 

You're becoming quite the little traveler too! You spent Feb. 7-10 at Litchfield Beach with me and most of the ladies in our community group (plus 2 sweet babies, Ellie & Belle). You were quite the little stud with all the ladies! 

February 19, 2013

Vegetable and Sausage Roast


Vegetable and Sausage Roast
This is an easy one to make ahead!

1 package sausage (check ingredients!)
1-2 small sweet potatoes
1 green bell pepper
2 small yellow squash
1 zucchini

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut everything into cubes (1-2” bite sized pieces)
  3. Toss in olive oil coated 9x13” dish (I used a glass dish)
  4. Sprinkle with olive oil, 1-2 tsp. cinnamon, salt & pepper to taste. Mix it up so the spices are distributed evenly.
  5. Place in oven for 35 minutes, then bump the oven up to 425 and leave it in for another 10 minutes (so it gets crispy). Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!

*This is super easy and you can be creative! Add sliced apple, red onion, butternut squash, eggplant, carrots, etc --- really whatever you have in the fridge and it’ll be great!

Thanks to my sweet friend, Megan Davis for this recipe! 

February 18, 2013

Whole30 Food Diary Week Three

Day fifteen
Breakfast 10:20 - 2 thin pieces sausage, 1 apple, 1 cup black coffee

Lunch 1:40 - watermelon, homemade veggie soup, salad (lettuce & celery) w olive oil & lemon juice, coffee  

2:30 - peanut butter, water w lemon juice 

4:30 workout 

Dinner 7:00 - baked chicken breast, 1/2 baked potato w butter, cooked kale, mixed fruit, coffee 

Black coffee & a handful of grapes 

11:45 - banana & peanut butter (peanuts & salt only) 

Woke up with Amos @ 4am & was super hungry! (Stomach growling hungry) 

Day sixteen
Breakfast 8:45 - 3 slices Canadian bacon, 2 eggs scrambled, mixed fruit, coffee (black)

Lunch 1:00 - salad with ham, salami, pepperoni, cucumbers, vinaigrette, water & coffee (black)

2:20 - 1 mug homemade veggie soup, handful red grapes, coffee (black)

3:30(ish) - 4 mile run 

5:45 - spoonful peanut butter (peanuts & salt only) 

Dinner 7:15 - chicken Cobb salad with avocado (from Panera), no cheese, no tomatoes, with balsamic vinegar dressing, unsweet tea 

From about 10-12 I munched on grapes, pecans & peanut butter (peanuts & salt only) and drank coffee.

I realized tonight how little water I've had today. And how much fruit I've had (I think because I've been staying at Honey's and its more readily available than at our house...). I would still really love a diet soda! I think that's what's I'm looking forward to most.  

Mike & I talked since he's been gone about continuing to eat clean once the Whole30 is over..."to an extent." Mike will always want his pizza & I'll want my diet soda & we'll both want birthday cake on birthdays, but I know we're both making better food choices & will continue to do so. 

Side note: Mike cheated & had a piece of bread with his lunch ... & it immediately made home feel sick...(that's what he gets for being a cheater) 

Day seventeen
Breakfast 8:50 - 2 thin pieces sausage, 2 scrambled eggs with salt & pepper, large handful of grapes, 2 mugs coffee 

Lunch 12:20 - hibachi chicken with all veggies (no rice), mustard & soy sauce, water (from Joy of Tokyo)

1:00 - 1/2 kits peanut bar, unsweet tea 

Being at Honey's with no Kits or Lara bars made me miss them (& the chocolate covered protein bars that I usually have in my breakfast mix) 

3:00 - coffee (black) 

5:15 - mixed almonds & pistachios 

Dinner 8:30 - Steak fajitas (no tortillas, no cheese, rice or beans) lettuce, 2 tbsp guacamole, margarita (I know this was a cheat, but it was SO worth it). *It's not as hard as you think to pass up chips & dip at a Mexican joint as you may think! 

Day eighteen
Breakfast 7:45 - 2 eggs with pepper, 2 slices thick bacon, 6-7 almonds, coffee w coconut milk 

11:15 - coffee with coconut milk, handful walnuts 

Lunch 1:20 - 1/2 sweet potato with raw butter & cinnamon, salad with 1/3 red pepper, pecans & oil & balsamic vinegar, small apple, peanut butter (peanuts & salt only), unsweet tea

3:00 - coffee w coconut milk 

4:40 - coffee w coconut milk (just finishing off the pot!)

6:00 - chili roasted pumpkin seeds 

Dinner 7:15 - vegetable beef soup, pineapple slices, sugar snap peas with salt, unsweet tea 

9:30 - movie snack: peanuts, cranberry cocoa nut mix, dried fruit, dried / roasted okra (all from Fresh Market), wine (yes, I know .. Another cheat) 

Day nineteen 
Breakfast 9:25 - 2 eggs, 3slices turkey bacon, 2 pieces sausage, 2 mugs coffee with coconut milk 

10:40 - 6 mile run (3 w stroller)

1:20 - peanuts 

Lunch 2:00 - huge salad w homemade vinaigrette, baked carrots, water 

3:00 - 2 mugs coffee (black), Spanish almonds 

Once again we passed up birthday cake...11 days, 11 days...we can do this! 

5:00 - handful of mixed dried fruit & nuts, unsweet tea 

Dinner 8:00 - 7oz hamburger patty w spicy mustard, side salad w avocado vinaigrette, water 

9-11:00 - 1/2 cup cranberry cocoa almonds (these were a perfect treat to end my meal with while not blowing anything with an actual dessert - my desire for dessert was curbed with a much healthier treat!), 2 mugs coffee with coconut milk 

Day twenty
Entering the homestretch! 
Breakfast 8:20 - 2 eggs (cooked in coconut oil), 3 slices turkey bacon, 1 mug coffee (black)

10(ish) - 1 mug coffee (black)

11:30 - 1 handful mixed nut with a few raisins 

Lunch  1:25 - hamburger patty with avocado, spicy mustard & spinach, 1/2 banana, 1/2 pear, strawberries, unsweet tea 
*Mike's burger had sautéed onions & an egg on it--he said this was the most savory meal we've eaten (noted) 

3:00 - small handful of mixed nuts & raisins (on the way out the door), 1 grande black coffee (Starbucks) 

5:00 - 1/2 blueberry Larabar, a few blistered peanuts, water 

1 mug coffee (black) 

Dinner 8:45 - pork chops with a cinnamon, cumin & coriander dry rub and spicy mustard, cauliflower (steamed with olive oil & pepper), apple with peanut butter (peanuts & salt only), water 

10:25 - green smoothie (2 cups spinach, 1.5 bananas, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa) *so good, but needs some tweaking, followed by coffee with coconut milk 
Day twenty one 
Holy cow! I'm still super stuffed from that ginormous smoothie last night! Once it's tweaked to perfection I'll definitely be having it as a breakfast smoothie (maybe with protein powder added). 
Breakfast 8:15 - peanut butter cookie Larabar (not sure why it's a "cookie" version - the ingredients are peanuts, dates & salt only), 2 mugs coffee (1 with coconut milk, one black) 

10:00 - handful of walnuts, water

11:35 - 3 strawberries 

Lunch 12:30 - 4 slices (regular) bacon, 2 eggs cooked in raw butter with 1/3 red bell pepper), 1/2 apple, 1/2 pear, coffee (black)

6:15 - blistered peanuts, coffee (black)

6:30 - workout 

Dinner 8:00 - green beans, 1 small scoop homemade mashed potatoes, country fried streak (HUGE cheat, but Mike's g-am fixed us dinner!), fruit salad, 1/2 small piece homemade cake with homemade icing and coconut (I know, I know ... Another HUGE cheat--what were we to do?!) 

10:25 - small handful walnuts, apple, coffee with coconut milk 

February 14, 2013

my one & only

In honor of Valentine's Day--14 things I love about my valentine!

To the boy who stole my heart in high school & is now my baby daddy:

1. You know the way to my heart is through really unhealthy food (insert Boberry biscuits here). While I try to eat like a cave woman most of the time...I'm almost always up for a dessert date.

2. You watch movies in a bathing suit and ski cap.

3. You teach me new things (most recently what a "snouch" is).

4. You like to wash our cars. If it weren't for you, you may never know the true color of my car.

5. Sometimes in the morning you say, "Let's snuggle instead of eating breakfast."

6. You still date me after being together for almost 10 years.

7. On the mornings you have to leave me super early you always wake me up to give me your super sleepy clothes.

8. You sincerely thank me for every.single.meal that I cook - even if it's something I didn't make, but just "fixed."

9. You know all the songs that come on the radio ... on every station. While this can be super annoying, it's fascinating. And, I'm always learning & sometimes even know who the artist is (to which I always tell you when I'm right that you owe me a quarter.)

10. Your reason for working out is so you can eat/ enjoy ridiculous amounts of unhealthy food.

11. You doesn't judge me for staying in my jammies all day. Instead you encourage it!

12. You tell me that I'm more beautiful now than I've ever been, which sure makes this girl feel S P E C I A L.

13. You make plans with me for our future.

14. You're a ggggrrrrreeeeaaatt (said in Tony the Tiger voice) daddy-o!

February 13, 2013

weekend recap





Amos & belle


This past weekend was Amos' very first trip to the beach ever! The ladies from our community group from Grace spent a much needed long weekend together bonding over Downton Abbey and a chocolate cake from Brick Street. We also spent lots of time loving on three sweet babes: Ellie, Belle and Amos! 

February 12, 2013

loving lately

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signs of spring
a full mail box
12 tyler street
rain kissed cabbage
my trusty camping crocs 

February 11, 2013

Whole30 Food Diary Week Two

Day eight
Breakfast 8:15 - kits peanut bar 
*going back to bed ... had a weird night of sleep (or lack there of) last night, so while Amos is still asleep I'm going to sleep too. 

9:40 - 1 mug coffee w coconut milk

11:50 - pistachios  

Lunch 12:30 - 2 egg omelet with 1/2 bell pepper & 1/2 avocado cooked in coconut oil, 1/2 banana, 2 slices thick bacon, unsweet tea 

4:50 - large handful mixed pecans & walnuts, lemon water 

6:45 - dried banana chips 

Dinner 7:20 - 1 pork chop seasoned with coconut flakes, cumin, coriander & cinnamon, peas & 1/2 sweet potato with raw butter & cinnamon, unsweet tea

So full after dinner no snack was needed before bed! 

Day nine
Breakfast 8:40 - 1 medium apple, 1 handful pecans, 1 mug coffee w coconut milk  

Lunch 1:00 - 1/2 lb burger w lettuce, mustard, pickles, & guacamole, water 

3:30 - kits peanut bar & unsweet tea

5:00 - 1 mug coffee w coconut milk

5:10 - 1/2 apple, 1 handful pecans, water  

Workout @ 6pm (weighed 129) 

Dinner 8:00 - spaghetti squash with homemade spaghetti sauce with ground turkey, salad with oil & balsamic vinegar dressing, 1 glass unsweet tea

10:05 - 1 mug coffee with coconut milk 

10:50 - 1/2 apple w almond butter, 1 mug coffee w coconut milk 

Day ten
Breakfast 10:00 - 3 slices thick bacon, 2 scrambled eggs (cooked in coconut oil) w pepper, 1 mug coffee w coconut milk 

Lunch 1:20 - salad w grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers & onions w some sort of vinegar dressing, water with lemon 

Workout @ 4pm (lots of water before, during & after workout)

5:50 - apple w almond butter, unsweet tea, 1/4 cup leftover spaghetti squash w sauce 

Dinner 7:15 - green beans, chicken strips, salad with dressing (Italian?), water 

11:50(ish) - handful of walnuts, 1/2 glass unsweet tea

*Definitely feeling good & into the swing of things with this Whole30 for the most part. Still really want diet soda (it was hard to pass it up @ community group tonight!) I have had a couple days lately where I've really craved peanut butter (no surprise with as much as I typically eat) - other than that though I've not really had cravings.  

Mike is ready for "non-rabbit" food 

Day eleven 
Breakfast 8:00 - 2 eggs, 2.5 slices bacon, 2 mugs coffee with coconut milk

11:45 - handful of walnuts

Lunch 1:45 - 1/2 grilled chicken breast with mustard, 1 pear, unsweet tea

3:30 - 2 mugs coffee with coconut milk 

Dinner 8:15 - sweet potatoes rounds with balsamic vinegar & pecans, pork tenderloin, mixed veggies, water 

11:55 - banana with almond butter, unsweet tea

Day twelve
Breakfast 8:15 - kits cashew bar, 1 mug coffee w coconut milk 

12:30 - handful of walnuts 

Lunch 1:10 - leftover spaghetti squash with homemade spaghetti squash & avocado 

4:10 - small apple & unsweet tea 

*i was hungry after this, but saving room for dinner @ Stella's

Dinner 7:00 - (@ Stella's) 1 cup butternut squash, ginger & green apple bisque, pork ribeye, beets, broccoli & potatoes cooked in duck fat, 3 mugs coffee (black), water, 1 "Simpsonville lemonade" (lemonade w vodka) - technically the drink wasn't Whole30 - but the amount of alcohol was insignificant (I decided) 

Mike & I both decided that it was so nice to not feel obligated to get dessert as we always do since it wasn't even an option. We both felt completely satiated with no bread before our meal and no dessert afterwards!

Also, I feel like I'm almost back in the Paleo mindset 100% of the time. (Dessert wasn't on my radar tonight at all...however - I do still want diet soda!) 

10:30 - small apple with almond butter, coffee with coconut milk 

Day thirteen
Breakfast 8:15 - kits peanut bar, 1 mug coffee w coconut milk

11:45 - unsweet tea, 1 handful walnuts 

Lunch 1:00 - hibachi chicken with all veggies (no rice), mustard, water (from Joy of Tokyo)

2:00 - almond butter 

Dinner 7:00 - hamburger patty (no bun) with mustard, side salad with raspberry walnut vinaigrette (maybe 1 tbsp), water 

8(ish) - coffee with coconut creamer 

*we passed up pizza & chocolate  birthday with Bailey's ganache icing for a friends birthday tonight...huge bummer, but I'm proud of us for sticking to it! 17 days to go...almost over the 1/2 way mark! 

10:10 - apple with peanut butter (make from peanuts & salt only), unsweet tea 

Day fourteen 
Breakfast 7:40 - 1 egg (no oil), 3 oz sausage, coffee w coconut milk

11:00 - large handful walnuts, 1/2 cup(ish) Naked protein juice smoothie (no sugar added - there was some soy protein isolate & soy lecithin though...oops) 

Lunch 1:00 - 3 slices thick bacon, homemade guacamole, 1 sweet potato with cinnamon & raw butter, unsweet tea 

3:20 - small apple 

Dinner 6:30 - chick-fil-a grilled chicken (8 nuggets), side of fruit, unsweet tea

9:00 - grapes, 1 mug black coffee 

11:40 - small apple with peanut butter (only peanuts & salt)