Today was a day of waiting….and waiting…..and waiting some more. I’ll tell you what, being under a massive amount of stress and eating only whole30 approved foods is NOT easy. As we sat in our realtors office and drooled over the jar of cookies, and the jar of candy, and the other jar of candy, and the pitcher of pink lemonade, it was NOT easy! But we did it. I will say that it is easier to make the right decisions when your whole family is making the same decision. If my kids were eating candy while I tried to have self-control on my own, that self-control would turn into a deep lack of self-control quickly. When all of us are saying no we all are strong together. Doesn’t get any better.
Breakfast this morning was a sausage, eggs and fruit. A simple, healthy way to start off the day, complete with salsa in our eggs. Hey, we’re in Texas!
Lunch was another run to the grocery store and I chose to go with what we were already loving. Chicken-apple sausage! I paired it with leftover sides of onions, asparagus, brussel sprouts and cole slaw. Perfect!
Right before dinner we got the phone call we had been waiting for. We got the house!!! We were so excited we decided to go out for dinner to celebrate. We chose a sushi restaurant as they normally have whole30 foods at a sushi house and we all love it. Bring on the disappointment….. The food looked terrific and if we didn’t care at all what we were eating I’m sure we would have loved it, but we do care. I ordered our usual type rolls but without rice, without crunchy, and without sauce. I then proceeded to return our plates 4 times. Unfortunately this sushi restaurant was not able to provide the sushi rolls in a whole30 approved way so we, finally, settle with plain sushi. Although it was good, it certainly wasn’t what we were going for and not being able to dip it in anything made it a little too plain. A tad disappointing but I think we were so high on the news about the house and the grew company that we were okay. Made a mental note though, of course.
Our time in Houston was productive and empowering. We were able to eat well, even under stress, and stay strong as a family. Believe me, it was NOT easy but I am sure that if we did fall off the wagon our hurting tummies would have only made the stress of the week worse. We did good and we showed ourselves how strong we are. Good times….