We got up at the crack of dawn o Saturday to head to Pekin and celebrate the Marigold Festival.
riverfront park to check out my dad's memorial bench.
In memory of Gary R. Meinen. He built his life with love, generosity, and devotion. We miss him every day.
And, we do.
And! Ben, my mom, and I all stayed Whole30 compliant all weekend long. Which was a slog. For me, weekends are harder than weekdays on Whole30 because I just want to unwind with a cocktail or some wine. I have to admit, in the summer, it is hard for me to confine this unwinding to the weekend, which is another benefit of a September Whole30. I think it will be WAY EASIER for me to indulge less after not indulging at all. (Maybe. I am definitely a person who has a problem with moderation).
Whole30 is really hard in terms of meal prep. I feel like I am spending way more time in the kitchen, and I think I am worrying more about food. On the flip side, I am definitely thinking of food as fuel, not reward, and I feel flipping fantastic. So much energy! Such stable moods! This way of eating is GOOD FOR ME.
Oh my gosh-- you want too see pictures of my weekend food? Well, I am so glad you asked!