Update, day 2: feeling good, albeit full from finishing eating just now.. Last night I made egg salad for dinner, sprinkled with smoked paprika. The mayo I used I couldn't bring myself to throw away, but I think it caused some digestive issues. It was organic, made with olive oil.. then I turned it around and saw the first ingredient was canola/soybean oil. Ugh. Hate when a label gets past me like that. In addition to the egg salad, I had another BAS with the same dressing as listed above. Slept VERY WELL. That's one of the first things I notice when I eat clean - my body doesn't struggle all night to digest carbs and junk food. I wake up feeling leaner.
Breakfast and lunch were the same as yesterday; I am finding that it's easier to eat well when I make more of something and just pack it away for lunch. I swung by the farmers marker after work today, in response to a beef farmer calling me to let me know she had tongue for me! I can never help myself around grass/pasturing farmers. I want to literally hand them my wallet so they can keep doing what they do. So, in addition to the tongue, I got two kinds of hearts - beef and chicken - and ground beef. On Thursday some friends are coming over for a barbecue. I am thinking burgers, some grilled tongue, grilled veggies... had a crazy thought that I should provide them with a grain side for meal completeness-sake. Scrapped that and decided to make anticuchos instead (Brazilian marinated meat - I'll use the heart and cook it rare). Oh, and my lady farmer gave me a three pound tub of lard. Ahh.. why do I ever fall off the wagon again?
The aforementioned chicken hearts got marinated in olive oil and harissa for my meal tonight. I tried skewering them on rosemary sticks, but it was too much work. Probably ate a few too many.. tummy is rumbling. A whole bag of Trader Joe's mixed cooking greens sauteed in lard on the side. Half an avocado.
Overall: feeling solid on day 2, but this is just the beginning. Need to be consistent and forgiving of myself when life gets in the way and I absolutely can't be "perfect". The phrase, "don't let perfect be the enemy of the good" is in my head a lot now.