Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Whole30-Day 13

Day 13 and all I want is to eat is junk.

It's not that I'm hungry. It's not even that I'm really craving anything specific. I just want comfort food. I want a big bowl of cheap-o ramen, or a burrito stuffed with cheese and beans. A mountain of taters mashed with butter and milk and plenty of salt and pepper with pools of melted butter trickling down it. Cinnamon rolls with extra icing. Chocolate chips cookies fresh from the oven, still warm and soft. Coffee cake with that crunchy-melty sugar topping. Banana bread made with extra bananas.


I can't even remember the last time I've eaten banana bread, or coffee cake, or even cinnamon rolls, yet that warm, chewy, sweet, bread-like substance is what I'm really thinking about. I don't know if that's because its cold and these items usually have lots of warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg; or maybe its the combination of sugar and wheat that is driving me to pace the kitchen.

I'm grumpy. And sad (without any reason to be sad). And just generally down. The energy I've been bouncing around with the last couple days has ebbed away and I just want to curl up (with a plate of cookies preferably) and get lost in a book. I'm trying to focus on what I'm making for dinner and I've set a pot of orange peels and cinnamon sticks to simmer on the stove (occasionally smelling cinnamon has been enough to curb my food cravings) but mostly I'm trying to ignore that part of my brain and keep busy with other tasks. Not sure if its working but...the day is passing and so far no falls from grace.

Only 17 days more to go.

Brunch: Two big bowls of chicken soup (homemade chicken stock, carrots, chicken, celery, kale, and seasonings)
Dinner: Two cinnamon pork chops* (my chops were tiny! note to self, get the nice bone-in ones next time) and steamed broccoli
Snack: 3 mandarin oranges, 1/2 pear

No food pics today. Sorry!

*I found this Cinnamon Pork Chops recipe on Pinterest but I made a bunch of changes so it would be Whole30 compliant and I'm not sure if I quite like how it turned out. I think its an idea that has merit but needs a little tweaking first. If I get it to where my taste buds sing I'll share, promise.

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