Whole30 Day 19 – I Don’t Miss Chocolate So Much

Whole 30 Day 19 - Shopping

Yesterday I couldn’t concentrate on anything and couldn’t think straight. And even though things are unfortunately not better and the sadness and bad conscience from being so far from home are still here, at least I have clearer mind today. I think saying things out loud (in my case writing them down) helped my mind a little bit. But as I needed to share those feelings yesterday, I can’t do it today. They are just too deep and too personal at this moment.

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Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk)

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk)

I always loved to try new meals and ingredients when possible. But it wasn’t so easy at all the times. Just so you know, I am from a small Czech town with 7000 residents, where the new is not accepted so easily sometimes. Just for example, apart from Czech restaurants, we have one Chinese restaurant and few pizza places in my hometown. And that’s as far as the curiosity of new things can get. I believe that these days it might be better and the young people are more open to the new flavours. But it will probably still take some time before the food mentality changes here.

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Whole30 Day 18 – Sad And Far Away

Whole30 Day 18 - By The Water

Unfortunately not many positive vibes here today. I got very sad news from home this morning. Finding out that my beloved grandma’s health condition is not good at all. It left me unable to concentrate on anything the whole day. I tried to cook and I tried to write. And I spend as much time in the nature as possible. Do the things I like, just to occupy my mind.

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Whole30 Day 17 – All About Chicken

Whole30 Day 17 - Coffee

I woke up at 6:45 this morning. Without an alarm. And feeling refreshed! Please, please Whole30, let’s just keep it this way. Because it almost felt like being back in Thailand. Where I woke up by myself before seven everyday. Owing to the fact that I was beyond excited about the adventure ahead and couldn’t wait to try all the new things and of course all the new foods. We honestly didn’t waste any single day on that trip. I should really implement this mindset to my everyday life.

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Whole30 Day 16 – Esky And Some Waterfalls

Whole 30 Day 16 - Cedar Creek Waterfalls

I feel pretty good today. I have a great mood. And finally heaps of energy. But of course there has to be something to spoil the greatness. When I’m finally winning over the fatigue, there has to be something else. Changing things from bloody amazing to just good. And that something is a pain in the neck. Literally. Half of my body being stiff and paralyzed by pain. From my neck. Because my new pillow sucks.

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Ginger Pork Meatballs

Ginger Pork Meatballs

I love cooking with minced meat. There is so many possibilities how to turn it into delicious meals. Like in the Shepherd’s Pie With Swede. Or the Eggplant Lasagna Bolognese. Or like in these Ginger Pork Meatballs. My favourite meatballs of all the time.

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Whole30 Day 15 – New Monday Routine?

Whole30 Day 15 - Sunshine

Day 15! Which means half way through the Whole30! This is probably the longest I stuck with a “diet” in my life. I know, I know, Whole30 shouldn’t be called diet. It’s a program. Program which should help you to find which food works for you and which doesn’t. It should help you to maintain a better health. But it’s based on food, so it’s quite easy to call it a diet. Right? But for the first time in my life I feel quite good while being on a diet. Especially because I’m not constantly starving. I am (except few occasions) nicely peckish before meals, but not passing out of hunger. And it’s because for the first time in my life I’m following a diet which is consisting of whole foods and which actually encourages you to eat as much (good) food as you need to get full.

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Whole30 Day 14 – Aussies And Barbecue

Whole30 Day 14 - Dinner

So, is it possible to get hangover from Kombucha? Because that’s exactly how I feel today. Dizzy, tired and light-headed, like if I had a little too many drinks. Which I didn’t obviously. Whole30 still on. But feeling all festive last night I knocked off three little bottles of Kombucha. And then had quite a difficult morning today. Well, maybe going to bed at 1 am didn’t help. I should do something about that. But still. I think if I’ll finish this Whole30 I will get drunk after few sips of wine. Now back to water and tea. Well, maybe a bit of Kombucha next weekend. It’s still nice to have the weekends spiced up a bit.

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Whole30 Day 13 – So Much Love

Whole30 Day 13 - Breakfast

Sometimes life is so much easier and nicer when there is someone special to share it with you. Someone who is there supporting you and your silly ideas. And especially when that someone unexpectedly comes home with two beautiful Pandora charms…

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Whole30 Day 12 – Is This Over Yet?

Whole30 Day 12 - Eggplant Lasagna Bolognese

Nothing really interesting happened today. I am tired, hungry and mostly bored. I can’t think about anything else than gluten. How much I would love to have some avocado beautifully arranged on a piece of freshly baked crispy sourdough bread. Probably skipping the avocado. I feel like bread. And cakes. Actually the paleo versions without the gluten would be as good now. Very good. Just any kind of pastry.

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