Whole30 – Days 13-14: Drinking and Denial

Yesterday, I tried to write a post, but it became clear that I was too emotional over the whole election debacle, so I put it off. After sleeping on it and drinking quite a bit of wine last night (I’ll get to that later), I feel much better about our state of affairs. I have mostly decided to do what my dogs used to do when I was growing up: look away and pretend there isn’t a problem. I’m going to say this last thing, and then I will be done commenting anything to do with the American government’s state of affairs: I hope he turns out to be a better president than he was a candidate. I wish him all the success, and I hope he proves all of us nay-sayers wrong.

Now, on to the good stuff.

Tuesday: I have been eating bacon and eggs (with hash browns when I have time–one potato can go a long way) every morning this week, and it has been great! Breakfast has been my favorite meal of the day.

For lunch, I have been eating on the leftovers from Friday’s get-together. I had a lot of chipotle chicken left over, and it went great on a salad with Dump Ranch and avocado. Yum! I was disappointed when I ran out of that and will probably make it again.

After work, I had to get the stuff to make dinner, and then I did a barre work out. So by the time I finally got around to making dinner, it was close to 8:30pm. I could have just had a snack in place of dinner, but it occurred to me (well, actually it occurred to the fitness coach guy who is still, for some reason, hanging around–he’s out-of-my-league hot) that I have not been eating enough calories lately (go figure). So, since I was really hungry, and I figured I wouldn’t be getting any sleep that night anyway with it being election day and all, I went ahead and made the buffalo ranch stuffed peppers again (and ate a Pink Lady apple with Almond Butter while I was cooking – those peppers take forever to make!). They were just as good this time around as last time. I didn’t make any guac to top them with because I didn’t have enough time or ripe avocados, but I threw some Dump Ranch on them, and that was really good.

Wednesday: Bacon and eggs again for breakfast. Always lovely.

Leftover stuffed pepper for lunch. Wonderful again.

However, dinner is where I had the problem. And this is where writing this blog and being honest gets hard. But that is why I started doing this in the first place, so I’m not going to lie about it.

So here goes: I cheated. Big time. And I didn’t even try to stop myself.

A couple of friends and I went to a Single’s Mixer at Ruth’s Chris that night. I know, I know. But it was for a charity (Cystic Fibrosis), so it was ultimately for a good cause. Now, please understand that one cannot simply go to a “Single’s Mixer” and not have some kind of liquid courage. So I had two glasses of wine to help me get through it. I met one guy but did not get his number, so it was probably a waste of alcohol. But hey, I tried.

After the mixer, we were starving. The apps at said mixer were disappointing at best, and I didn’t see the point in even trying to eat what they put out. So we went to Chima, another steak house on the next block. Where I had another glass of wine (don’t shoot me!!). They had an appetizer in the form of two sliders and fries that, after two and a half glasses of wine on an empty stomach, I could not refuse. So I ate them. Every bit of that app. And it. was. delicious.

I regret nothing.

I also slept through the entire night without a sleep aid, so yay!

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