Returning to GF/Paleo: Days 2 and 3

The domestic pirate
Welcome back!  If you missed the first 2 posts of the series, you can see them here and here.
Day 1 was rough.  I felt like I was hungry all day long.  I need to start eating more raw veggies to fill up, but if they don’t sound good, I can’t eat them, or I get nauseous and won’t be able to eat anything for quite a while, which is not okay with me.
 
I want to take a minute to talk about meat.  I’ll be honest and say I don’t concern myself with the fat content of most meat I purchase.  We eat a lot of uncured bacon, and we’ve been eating quite a bit of the 1/4 + 1/8 of the organic, grass-fed beef that’s in our freezer.  Chicken is something we used to eat a ton of, but only have once or twice a week at this point.  Firstly, because of the cost.  And secondly, because it’s so much more convenient to cook the beef we already have.
 
That being said, if I spot a deal, I SNAP IT UP!  Thankfully, we have a flex budget every paycheck that allows us to go beyond our usual cash grocery budget if need be.  I went shopping yesterday to round out a few things we needed for the coming week and scored a huge deal on free-range, organic chicken.  It was nearing its expiration date, but since we keep it in the freezer until the day we use it, I’m not worried about it going bad.  I grabbed 5 packs of chicken breasts, 6 packs of thighs, and a whole chicken, each pack marked down around 30%.  I also found some uncured breakfast sausage links, which are a rare treat for us, and a package of uncured spicy Italian sausage that will be perfect for the next time I make zuppa, also with a 30ish% mark down.  If you really want to be on top of great meat deals, ask the department what day/time they mark the discounts, that way you can be there for first pick.
 
All that out of the way, here’s what I ate on Day 2.  I’m still including how often I’m drinking water, to give you a good idea of just how much you can get in during the day.  I keep my handy-dandy Dirty Girl water bottle with a straw-like spout with me at all times, so it’s easy to just sip on it all day long.
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Scrambled eggs with broccoli and bacon
Coffee with coconut creamer
Water
Banana
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Greek yogurt with chocolate chips and pecans
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Chicken with sliced cucumbers (I kept one of those packs of chicken thighs out of the freezer to bake for a late lunch.  It was perfect!  The cucumbers, however, just tasted like chemicals, despite being organic, washed, and peeled.  Very disappointing.)
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Carrot
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Gf pizza (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Pizza Mix.  For sauce I just used some organic crushed tomatoes and seasoned it myself with red pepper flakes, garlic, and oregano.  Topped the kids’ with cheese, uncured pepperoni and black olives while Captain and I had cheese, uncured pepperoni, spinach, mushrooms, pickled jalapenos, and black olives.)
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After dinner we scooted off to a ping-pong social with Captain’s work friends.  We had Pirate Booty and some GF cookies for a snack.  With water, of course.
Here we are at the end of Day 3.  It was an odd day, since I spent half of it out of the house, but with a little preparation I was able to still make good choices!
 
As usual, I started the morning off with water and then my coffee with creamer.  I packed myself an apple, a bag of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, and macadamia), a to-go cup of chocolate almond milk, and a banana, then my local bestie picked me up and we headed to the Dirty Dash!
 
I had the apple and nuts before the race, for carbs and fat, but stopped drinking water about 40 minutes before the run.  There was no chance of me trail-stopping for a pee break.
 
Apparently, that’s my “Look strong” face.  Yeah.
My dad’s response to this picture was that we needed to go play outside.  What a funny guy.
Immediately after we finished I grabbed some water and a banana.  I rinsed off a teeny-tiny bit, then we headed over to grab a smoked turkey leg (They gave me 2!  What, did they think I needed the extra calories or something?) and I drank my almond milk before playing get-changed-without-anyone-seeing-my-goodies in the woods.  I think we were successful. 
 
On the way home I had water, my banana and a GF Cliff bar that they were handing out at the Dash.  Here’s what I’ve had since cleaning off 3 layers of mud:
 
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Yogurt with chocolate chips and walnuts
Water and a 3 hour nap.
A carrot (and the first ripe pea from my garden!)
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Dinner: Grilled flank steak, mashed sweet potatoes (with butter and a touch of coconut sugar), roasted beets, and green salad with some dressing. With, you guessed it, water to drink.

Now I’m sitting/laying (it’s really hard to type while laying on your left side, btw) in bed, trying to discourage contractions!  Whee!!  I do plan on sneaking down for a cookie, or maybe a piece of super dark chocolate once the kids go to bed.

Tomorrow is Sunday, which is Captain’s day to sleep in, so I’ll be making one of our favorite grain-free pancake recipes tomorrow and hitting the Farmer’s Market for some local produce!

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I am a stay at home momma wench who is addicted to all things Piratey, the internet and cookie dough. If you like any of those things, I think we'll get along just fine.

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