This is kind of what I expected to happen. I am not bored of the food. In fact, I love the food. I made basil and walnut pesto today and it is fucking amazing. And easy. But I still have a hacking cough that I am not taking anything before because you know..sugar. All cough medicines are sugar laden syrups designed to coat your throat in gack and sugar gack is definitely off the menu. In case it wakes the sugar dragon. Yes that’s a thing. My sugar dragon is sleeping peacefully, but who knows what apocalyptic hell will be unleashed if the sugar dragon rises? I don’t but it might be a good idea for a children’s book- The Sugar Dragon Rises trilogy. Hmm. Maybe I could write that instead of being bored.
But, back to being a whiney bint over a self-imposed 30 day restricted diet. I am the epitome of first world middle class problems today.
- The cough meant I had to cut my gym session short because people don’t like it if you huff germ laden phlegm all over a machine they are about to use. Plus you get really funny looks when you cough up a lung while on a crosstrainer. So I did some weights and left feeling vaguely dissatisfied.
- I went to the shop. Aldi to be exact. Aldi did not have fresh basil. FFS. Then I realised I had also failed to buy fennel. I thought about crying, but I was carrying my bag that says this is what a feminist looks like. I didn’t think I would be doing much for the cause by crying over my shopping. So I went to Morrisons instead.
- The only way I don’t cough is by continually drinking something. Water is boring. Very. Sparkling water is marginally less so. Herbal tea is boring after 5 days. There is only so much coffee you can drink. Yes I am aware that having a clean supply of readily available drinking water is a luxury in this world.
- Guilt because I am whining about all of the above.
But what is really boring me is I can’t really find anything to do. I have read three books in the past two days. I have watched two films and numerous episodes of various box sets (still sticking to my no binge rule). I can’t go for a run because COUGH. I can’t go out. Everything about leaving the house involves food or drink at some point. That is way too much temptation in the mood I am in. So it is Friday night and I can cook and eat and…
Basically I want some cough mixture and a massive glass of wine to crush this cough and get a good night’s sleep.
The whole30 timeline says I should want to kill everything today and tomorrow. I don’t really want to kill anything at all. Except this cough.
On the plus side, the food has been really, really good. This is my food today:
Breakfast: home made pork ‘sausages’, guacamole, sweet potato and red peppers.
Lunch: home made egg mayo salad plus melon and strawberries
Snack: cashew nuts
Dinner: Sautéed chicken with courgettes, peppers and fennel topped with walnut and basil pesto and garlic guacamole.