Whole30 Day 3 – Viva Leftovers

I woke up at 7:30 this morning. Comfortably peckish, not too tired, back to normal. Hopefully yesterday’s early craze was just a little body adjustment, getting used to the healthy meals again. Presumably not that surprising when I replaced the stuffing-my-face-with-pretty-much-anything-moving. I was quite homesick after arriving to Australia, you know? But really happy as well, which also makes me eat a lot. My relationship with food can be quite complicated sometimes. My mood too.

Anyway, I felt just great today. I only had two problems. Time went faster this Wednesday. I swear. I had so many plans for today and finished about a quarter of them. Maybe if you move to the other side of the world certain days in a week are shorter than they are at home. Yep, that might be it.

The other issue is – today I realised that I’m probably even more introverted than I thought. I spent a big part of the day on my own again. And I enjoyed it. A lot. It is normal for me that I’m shy with people that I don’t know much. I don’t know what to say and I can come to those awkward long stary moments very easily.

But today I caught myself thinking that I am getting really comfortable without people. Of course I still talk to James and our families a lot. But I don’t have the urge to talk to someone else now. How do adults make friends anyway? I mean outside of work. In a new country. Well, I guess it’s about time to find out. Before I become the grumpy old cat lady. I’ll try to keep you updated about the process of getting social when you don’t like people much. But back to the food now.


Whole30 Day 3, Breakfast

No real fuss today. In other words – omelette with whatever the fridge had to offer. Scrap of Beetroot and Sweet Potato Hash, remains of a little tired kale and baby spinach accompanied with a bit of tomato. However unattractive it can sound, it was actually very satisfying. And kept me full till lunch without any problem.

Black coffee also tasted much better this morning. I like that.


Time goes by like harebrained. I barely finished my brekky and it’s already 2 pm. And I managed to do literally nothing. But I should do something about lunch before the hanger strikes. And because our fridge is just packed with odds and ends of different meals that’s what is served pretty much. Mix vegetable soup, leftover brisket and potato, quarter of brekky omelette, fresh veggies and homemade mayo. Ready in ten minutes. Smashing it.

Whole30 Day 3, Lunch


I stuffed myself at lunch so much that I didn’t need any snack in the afternoon. I’m proud of myself. I also managed to cook a chicken broth for future use and write one more post. And go for a short run and a little workout. But do these things even count without a Fitbit? I have my doubts. I guess I need a new one, just in case. At least with the time flying this fast Christmas should be here soon.

Whole30 Day 3, Chicken Broth Prep

Whole30 Day 3, Afternoon Run






Dinner consisted of another leftover. Slow-cooked Beef Stew with Carrot and Celery served with some cauliflower rice. Which I totally store-bought. This Whole30 thing can be pretty easy sometimes.

Slow-cooked Beef Stew with Carrot and Celery

But let’s see what tomorrow brings.

2 thoughts on “Whole30 Day 3 – Viva Leftovers

  1. I love the way you write; in such a relaxed manner. perhaps you should be a journalist! As far as making new friends, even though we haven’t met yet, (still waiting for that beautiful time) I feel as though I already know you. Your wonderful husband & I were, & I hope still are, friends. It’s a terrible thing to feel lonely especially in a new country.We don’t live too far away!

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