Now, back to the subject.
I did some reading. Found there are rules to doing the Whole30 challenge. I am all about rules. Definitely a rule-follower girl. So that was exciting to me. I felt like I'd found my people.
No sugar - check. Just about already rid that from my diet.
No bread - check My 2015 NY Resolution
No Barbie Themed Poptarts or Star Wars Eggo Waffles - check
No sweeteners - not even honey. YIKES
No tastes, smidgens, half-a-slices. You are only cheating yourself.
So the challenge began. I started a trial run on the 10th. January 10th. I say "trial run" because my birthday was on the 14th and I knew….. I just KNEW……. and yep. I ate a cupcake. But Ironman made a special stop by the bakery to buy one carrot cake cupcake and dang it people, I wasn't going to be rude. I ate the thing and it was DELICIOUS.
All that to say, I really started the Whole30 challenge on January 15th.
Before I get to the nuts and bolts of what I've been doing - both good and disastrous - I gotta tell you something. My face is broken out like a teenager. I've NEVER had a bad complexion. EVER. As it NEVER. Not in Jr High, not in high school. NEVER. So this is brand new to me and quite upsetting. In fact, yesterday I didn't leave the house. I was hoping I'd wake up and it would be GONE or at least better but nope…… it's still there. Red and bumpy and kinda like a rash and kinda like acne. Somewhere in between. I did some internets searches and even checked in on my Whole30 group on FB and there are plenty of women experiencing the same thing. They say your body is detoxing? Is that true? All I can say is I haven't tried any new soap, lotion or cosmetics. I haven't eaten anything new or weird or odd. Just real whole foods. So if you don't count Wednesday and the Birthday Cupcake - I've eaten clean food since January 3rd - pretty much. I have to ease myself into stuff.
I'll let you know about my complexion. It's horrible.
Now……. on to the eating. And cooking.
I have not made ghee as I don't have the right kind of butter. However, I do plan on making some. I'll let you know.
I did make the homemade mayo recipe. WOW! I couldn't believe how simple and how delicious. Honestly………. you gotta try it. I made mine in the food processor. I read online that some people did not have a good outcome using their blender. Ingredients seems to get too warm. So use the processor or maybe a mixer. You gotta try it.
On to the next "recipe" Perfectly boiled eggs. Now I've boiled eggs before. I usually follow the Martha Stewart method which is very similar to the method I followed this morning. The challenge with boiling eggs, as you well know, is peeling the boiled eggs. It's pretty much hit or miss.
Want to see how mine turned out?
I decided to use these four eggs as my guinea pigs. Because they fit perfectly in this little pot.
And cross your fingers that my face will clear up. I'm off to drink water. Surely that will help.