February 4, 2014

Whole 30: Days 14 and 15

I didn't post yesterday - I feel like as the days go on, the meals and workouts get repetitive, and I don't want to bore anyone.

Also, the night before, Noah was up pretty much all night with what we think was an ear infection, but seems to have passed - he just screamed and screamed, and as soon as he would calm down and we tried to lay him down, he would scream. A 2 a.m. trip to the 24-hour Walmart for baby ibuprofen and tooth gel (his second tooth on the bottom is about to cut through), and he fell asleep before we even got there.

Then he was up at 5:30.

Needless to say, we hit the hay early last night, just in case of a repeat.

I made another pork shoulder in the crockpot for another week and a half of lunches. I juiced a Meyer lemon and put it in the food processor with some garlic, parsley, and cumin. I used that as a wet rub all over the pork, and put it in for 10 hours on low. It smelled amazing while cooking (the only perk, I suppose, of being up all night with a crying baby), and it tastes really good, even better than the one with the ginger and pineapple. I dished it up, froze next week's portions, and stuck this week's into the fridge.

Last night's dinner was the cashew chicken again. Matt really likes this recipe - he said it was restaurant quality, that he could eat it every week! Since he liked it so much, I made him cook it this time - and he did a really good job. It's a really delicious, totally fool-proof recipe. Tonight we made another Pinterest recipe - creamy pumpkin and cauliflower chicken casserole. I goofed a bit and made it without spaghetti squash, but it was still really good.

I'm glad we followed the recipe and roasted a fresh head of cauliflower instead of using frozen - it would have been too mushy, I think.

Yesterday I did Week 2, Day 1 of Couch to 5K - still alternating running and walking, but now 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of running. It's amazing how much tougher 30 additional seconds of running feels! Today's workout was a strange one - I went to the gym and got on the bike, figuring I'd stay until the end of Jeopardy. Then I found out that in South Carolina, Jeopardy airs at 7:30, not 7. So I ended up staying on the bike for 85 minutes. The calorie counter on the bike is way off, for sure. But really, I'm not keeping track of calories in or out these days, so I just took note of the minutes for my offline log.

Today and tomorrow I'm giving exams in all my classes, and tomorrow I have a few meetings with the department head and for a committee I am on. So, not busy, but busy. And a big pile of grading lies in store for me this weekend.

What about you? What is on your menu this week?

1 comment:

Running Meg said...

I was inspired by one of your posts about sweet potatoes and made sweet potato fries for Hubs and the guys. We all loved them!