Whole30 Day 25 Recap: Pre-Trip Planning & A Trip to Ikea
By day 25 of Whole30 all the days are starting to blur together. I woke up and had my standard breakfast of 2 eggs, sausage, and some sauteed greens. I’ve been finding that this specific combination of foods keeps me well-satisfied until lunch so I’ve been eating it frequently this week. And I have been eating the whole egg. I am just making sure the egg is organic and has omega-3’s for added health benefits.
By the time lunch rolled around I wasn’t even that hungry, which is great. I had some errands to run at lunch so I decided to do them first and think about lunch afterwards. Besides, if I was really becoming fat adapted this shouldn’t be an issue right? The errand I had to run was to Ikea. I didn’t have much to do there but if any of you have ever been to Ikea, you know that the story is a maze and they try and trap you around every corner. I was determined to navigate through the store quickly. I made it from the entrance to the self checkout area in less than 10 minutes. Win. But then I needed someone to help me lift the item I was getting. Fail. There was no one in site! It took me about 15 minutes to get someone to help me and then I was asked to wait. I ended up waiting a total of about 30 minutes. By that point I was starting to get hungry. The swedish marketplace at Ikea was calling my name, but I looked at the menu and saw that absolutely nothing on there was Whole30 compliant? French fries? Hot Dog? Ceasar Salad? Um, no. I don’t think so!
After I checked out at Ikea, I needed help to get the large bookshelf I bought into my car. It was pretty darn heavy and usually I try and be strong and do that kind of stuff myself, but I knew that was something I should not mess with! I pulled my car up into the loading zone and surprise – I had to wait another 20 minutes! I ended up waiting patiently and this kind gentlemen came up to me and asked if I needed help. He didn’t even work at Ikea – he was there shopping and had seen me waiting for so long that he just felt bad for me. He helped me load the bookshelf in my car and I was very thankful.
After the quick errand turned hour long adventure, I met my husband for a quick lunch. I didn’t have much time so I had a green smoothie with kale, pineapple, and coconut milk and a serving of tuna with no mayo. I’ve had this lunch several times now while on the go on Whole30 and it’s served me well. I also got a Kombucha to have later in the afternoon. I really like kombucha because it seems to really settle my stomach and help move the digestive process along if you know what I’m saying 😉
For dinner I had leftover jalapeno sweet potato chowder. It was so good. One of my favorite dishes to date on Whole30. After dinner I began to plan out what foods we will be bringing on our weekend road trip to Mammoth. We went two weekends ago when I was first on Whole30 and preparation was key so I planned on doing the same thing again. Next update will include more on this information!
What about you? Ever been to IKEA? Did it take you forever? Do you find it hard to resist temptation of food courts and other restaurants when you’re running errands and hungry? Post in the comments and let me know!
Apples and Arteries says
I’ve only been to Ikea once and I loved it! It was probably 6 years ago. Best purchase was a drying rack. It is still in great condition and I use it every week for laundry.
Nice! I have a laundry basket I got for $3 at IKEA that I’ve had since college and I still use. It’s almost 10 years old now, eek!