Day 20-21 (Sun-Mon)

Not the greatest two days. Sunday was terrible. Cheated a lot, too much wheat & sugar!

So I can’t remember fully everything but Sunday involved at the minimum iced tea,chocolate milk, salad (woot!), taquitos, bacon/pineapple pizza, boneless wings…and another ice cream bar and cooler in the evening!! No major excuses but we’d all gotten terrible sleeps the night before as Bodkin woke up a LOT and I was just so tired & no energy, unfortunately alone all day with no car and a sick & alternatingly unhappy/crying child who was tired but not sleeping, so yeah, I was lazy and stress/comfort eating. I had no food prepped at all Less than an hour nap meant I had no time to really prep anything for a good dinner later on and I didn’t want to use the oven or stove. After the non-nap, ended up walking to the store in crazy heat just so Bundleloo could have some muggy humid air and a bit of outside time. Bought more salad greens and sparkling water. But also a nice cold can of iced tea…and a Big Turk bar. Ended up also walking to collect pizza & wings later on for dins. By then it had cooled by a couple degrees and was clouding over and looked like rain, still like walking in a steaming bathroom but a little more tolerable than it had been earlier.


Brunch @ Rozie’s: homefries plate: runny egg, cheese, ham, green pepper and mushrooms over homefries. Very filling, only ate half my plate and N polished off the rest. Iced Americano from Balzacs.

Dinner: big giant salad & leftover boneless wings with peri-peri sauce, delicious Hagen Das ice cream bar (last one!), wine

Must get back on track this week. It hadn’t been perfect by any means before Sunday but I’d been feeling good about staying away from stuff to a much greater degree, / resisting eating crap all of the time and making better choices.

Day 18-19 (Fri-Sat)

Breakfast: paleo bar

Mid-afternoon: iced coffee

Lunch: hardboiled egg, cheese, bits & bites etc.

Dinner (at our far-away friends’): Mexican FEAST…I ate 1.5 chicken enchiladas, good helping of mixed salad, lots of guacamole, spicy salsa and mango salsa, a handful of tortilla chips, sparkling water, glass of dry rose wine
Dessert: small portion of rice pudding

We randomly, last minute decided to stay the night over there, at their gracious invitation since our AC wasn’t up and running yet back home…the guy needed to finish installing the new unit this morning. We were planning on all crashing in our basement, but were tired and decided to just stay. It was SO fun in the morning for our kids to have a playmate immediately upon waking up, when they were all fresh and happy!

Saturday (morning still at friends’ place):
Breakfast: scrumptious scrambled eggs with sauteed onion and fresh rosemary mixed in…never had this combo before but it was REALLY good…strawberries & pineapple, coffee. Tempted to have some smoothie too (saw it being made with yogurt, orange juice, fruit) but resisted and stuck with the plain fresh fruit instead.

(Came home late morning to a still 27 degrees and hella humid in the upstairs of our house! AC was up and running by shortly after noon, but taking forever for the upstairs to cool down enough…still not sleeping up there tonight! Set up Bodkin’s temporary room in the study. He napped there and went to bed there tonight.)

Lunch: paleo bar & milk (hardly hungry…so hot!)

Dinner: spontaneous Thai takeout!!! with our OTHER far-away friends who came over to pick up our AC window units that we don’t need anymore. YUM…with sparkling water, shared half a Mike’s hard extra-dry lemonade, and splurge dessert…Hagen Das salted caramel bar. SO GOOD…so worth a cheat treat.

A really nice couple of days seeing these friends and their kids who are both close to Bodkin’s age.

Day 17 (Thurs)

Breakfast: paleo bar, bit of yogurt with a few berries

Lunch: drive thru iced coffee and burger (shamelessly eating my feelings/cravings bht also I was really hungry, thirsty and exhausted from the heat…we were at a park for a few hours…when I got home piece of cheese, red bell pepper strips, etc while Bodkin was eating

Dinner: mixed salad – dark greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin seeds, vinaigrette, pork chop and peri peri sauce; Perrier Lemon Orange with extra lemon…very refreshing!


Day 16 (Wed)

Breakfast: nada

Lunch: 2 hardboiled eggs, half piece of pork chop, leftover salad

Afternoon: iced coffee light on sugar

Dinner at someone’s house: hamburger and mixed salad  (I ate my burger with half a bun and gave His Nibs the other half…sigh…I just felt too conspicuous going bunless, because dinner was a little bit on the sparse side.

Post dinner : social evening at my place, I passed on other dessert brought and had a few GF cookies that I bought… wanted to be sure there was something I could eat and still have a little treat…with decaf coffee/cream…later on, had a glass of Perrier Lemon & Orange…it’s good! Better than the Lime, IMO.

Day 15 (Tues)

Breakfast: coffee

Late morning: Sbux iced Americano

Lunch: pork chop, cheese, lots of red bell pepper, cucumber & dip

Afternoon: paleo bar, shared a pear with Baby Bodkin

Dinner: pork chop, spinach salad w/walnuts & raspberry dressing (not great but reeeally craved something sweet), wine

First day of three of Dada being away…. and I heard about him all day long! 🙂

So hard to not to give in to snacking on a bunch of stuff tonight but trying to be strong! Lol. I ate a good dinner, I don’t neeeeed snacks. Gonna just drink my vino and watch Bachelorette. Ooh, a little sweet treat would be so good right about now. I haven’t been eating any chips so far (save for a few tortilla chips one day early on) and prior to this I had been eating them whenever I felt like it so that’s some progress. Chips/other carby snacks should be a once in while treat (AFTER I shed some ell bees!) not a near-nightly occurrence …

Day 15 (Tuesday May 24)

breakfast: coffee with cream

lunch: decently hungry by 11:30. Big bowl of Greek salad with that creamy yogurt dressing, and panfried smokie

Afternoon: pretty hungry again by 2pm. Ate a yogurt-berry-milk popsicle and a handful of cashews.

Supper: almond flour pizza w/ ham, pineapple, onions, olives & cheese; Greek salad added into mixed greens & some chopped jicama


Day 14 (Monday May 23)

Breakfast : 2 banana muffins,  apple slices,  coffee w/ cream

Lunch: family lunch – tandoori chicken,  baked potato,  beets & greens salad, fruit salad, crudités, beer

Afternoon : couple glasses white wine,  guac &  beet chips &  tortilla chips

Supper: Greek salad with inspired-by-Dino creamy yogurt dressing &  panfried smokies.

Well…  This weekend was pretty indulgent… And I still have a Bachelorette viewing party tonight.  Tomorrow is a new day,  I guess.

Days 13 & 14 (Sun-Mon)


Breakfast: coffee & small piece cake at church – moment of weakness

Lunch: leftover taco chicken, odds & ends…can’t remember

Afternoon – chocolate milk

Dinner: sweet & sour meatballs, rice, broccoli


Breakfast: paleo bar

Lunch: deli turkey, gouda cheese, strawberries

Mid afternoon : iced coffee, light on the sugar

Dinner: grilled pork chops & BBQ sauce, two salads: spinach/strawberry/walnuts with Vidalia peppercorn dressing; tomato/red bell pepper/avocado/red onion/feta with oil & lemon juice (about to have dinner as I post this! Mmm!)

Really liking the Perrier Lime for the past couple days. I got a bigger bottle of it instead of buying the cans, and just have it on the counter cause I don’t have much room in the frigo right now…and it has stayed fizzy for 3 days now!

Days 11-12 (Fri-Sat)

Breakfast: carrot muffin

Lunch: leftover taco chicken & beans with cheese avocado & tomato

Dinner – at friends house’:
One small piece lasagne & salad; red wine

Post-dinner snacks:
A few rice crackers w/ cream cheese & pepper jelly
Roasted salted almonds
1 mini cheesecake bite (had no crust but icing on top)
Dark chocolate Lindor balls…second glass red wine


Breakfast: carrot muffin
Walked to & from Springfest and meandered around.

Late morning: iced coffee

“Lunch”: Wendy’s chicken nuggets (eaten on the go as I ran errands for a couple hours)

Was tired after errands, so rested a bit on the couch but then surprisingly, I had a decent amount of energy before the supper hour, which I normally don’t. Had a walk with stroller to Foodland and then to Pizza Shak to place our order, took the long way back through a neighbourhood. It was almost too warm but ok. Was thirsty when I got home, should have brought my water bottle, but not drop dead exhausted.

Dinner: gluten-free thin crust pizza with sausage & mushrooms; hot wings & blue cheese dip; veggies; red wine

Bought meat to grill and lots of veggies/salad stuff.
Need to make more paleo bars. I don’t really like the carrot muffins very much, but I’d maybe have them again with a little tweaking (less vanilla, less honey, and somehow make them less wet…maybe increase the coconut flour by a little bit?)
I bought a bunch of sparkling water and plan to put them to chill in the fridge and have with lime wedges for a zero carb refresher that’s more exciting than plain water. The weather is getting hotter and I’m craving so many cold refreshing drinks (which, usually, is often enough anyway!).