Thursday, October 24, 2013

Whole30 Days 22-24

I'm on the home stretch! 

So excited to be nearly done. This Whole30 experience has been amazing, but man do I want some buttered popcorn! November 1st you will find me at the movie theater with a big bag of buttered popcorn watching Ender's Game. Hope it doesn't make me sick.. 

So far I'm down 11 pounds! I'm hitting the gym this week and working hard to lose just 1 more. Twelve pounds will put me back in the 170s and I'm pretty stoked about that. 

My clothes are definitely feeling a lot looser, and overall I feel great. I can tell that even when I haven't had enough sleep I still function better during the day. We've had a couple sick kids the last few days, so sleep has been elusive. 

I did cheat a little bit this weekend, but I have to say I don't feel guilty at all. How did I cheat exactly? Well I attended a Mom's Night Out at a friend's house entitled "Just Desserts"... 

and I brought banana ice cream! 

Amidst the chocolate molten lava cake and creme caramel, everyone who tried it said they were really surprised at how good it was! 

I made three flavors, chocolate, blackberry, aaaaaaaand PUMPKIN! 

The pumpkin was by far my favorite. I'll post a recipe soon, but basically I just added 100% canned pumpkin to the banana ice cream. 

Another yummy recipe I don't have a picture for is a quick cajun shrimp with roasted broccoli and bell peppers. 

Stir fry frozen, cooked shrimp in olive oil and season with your favorite spices. I used a bottle of Perfect Pinch Cajun seasoning. Not too bad! 

Roast broccoli and bell peppers in olive oil at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Toss half way through. 

Mix everything together and devour. I had this for lunch and dinner yesterday. Heated up really well! 

Other things I've made that I'll be posting soon: ketchup, mayo, and ranch dressing.

I swear this ranch dressing has changed my life. More on that tomorrrow! 

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