Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Whole 30 experience: take 2 - - Day 2

Well, I'm not gonna lie. I was so hungry going to bed last night and felt so deprived. I was so proud that I powered through though you guys! I want to make a point that on the Whole 30 plan they reccommend you weigh in on day 1 and day 30 only, that said I weighed in on day 1 and 2 so far because I'm such a rebel and I lost 3 pounds in 24 hours. I'm convinced dairy makes me bloat and retain water and that just 1 full day without it helped me drop some pounds immidiately. Crazy. I feel a little grouchier today, this morning I really wanted a starbucks iced vanilla latte like nobody's business.I feel pretty tired again today but I noticed a big sleep quality improvement last night, the first night! I'm almost certain I didn't even move last night, I fell asleep and woke up in the same position like I didn't move. I was grumpy and hungry by lunch. I had an appointment in the next town over and had to run to the store with all 4 kids right before lunch. I smelled Subway throughout the shopping trip and I dont really like Subway normally but I wanted a toasted turkey bacon guacamole REALLY badly. Like, really badly. :( Instead I packed my items and children in the car and headed home. I didn't want to make dinner tonight but I did and fought the urge for a glass of wine today too. :/ I'll move on to the food. Breakfast: 1 russet potato fried in olive oil with seasoning, approx 1/4 peppers and onion, 1 large egg, 1 Tbl organic sugar free ketchup and about 3 cups of coffee. Lunch: 1 small slice of chicken breast with apporx 1/2 cup broccoli left over from a few days ago along with spaghetti squash with homemade meat sauce from last night. 24 ounces water. Snack: Apple and homemade roasted cashews Dinner: 24 ounces water, mashed potatoes, chicken, broccoli. 24 ounces water

Whole 30 experience: take 2 - - Day 1

Almost a year ago I participated in a Whole 30 challenge with some friends online. In about 30 days time, I lost approximately 18 pounds and felt amazing! I intended to continue eating a mostly Paleo diet moving forward but life has different plans. In January our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with a Type 1 diabetes which is an autoimmune disease which requires constant monitoring and treating and currently has no cure. That big blow along with other typical life stresses sent me crawling back to junk food for comfort and I slowly started gaining some weight back. In early June my mom and I took a girls trip to Maui to relax and have some time away from all those typical life stresses and on our 2nd full day I slipped on a tiny little slope, rolled my ankle and broke my tibia AND fibula. Just. Like. That. I was unable to walk for 3 whole months. That was depressing which led to more junk food comfort and that paired with the whole not walking business led to more weight gain. So here I am, a year later and maybe only 2 pounds shy of my starting weight last year! At lease I didn't manage to gain back MORE weight! Silver lining people, there's always something to be grateful for. So here I am at 2:30pm on day 1... My first thought this morning was that I really should have prepared our pantry and fridge for this decision... The thing I was reminded of right away was the bizarre cravings I experienced last time. I'm craving things I don't even normally like. For instance, Oreos... I mean I don't HATE them but I don't love them. They're normally easy for me to pass up. Today though, man... I'd punch a stranger for an Oreo. I had a random craving for red wine, I love myself some tasty wine but I don't have random mid day cravings for it. haha I feel very tired today, I wish I was feeling a super burst of energy but I'm guessing I'm doing quite a bit of detoxing and that's good too. I do think although I am grumpy and dragging a little that my mood is more stable today, not quite so up and down and less irritable. I understand what I mean. haha Mostly for my own reference I'll be documenting my food choices. Breakfast: large green apple, small handful slivered almonds and about 12 ounces black coffee. (we were in a hurry and like I mentioned above I hadn't really prepared for this ahead of time. I'm super smart.Following our appointment I swung by an amazing local grocery that sells a lot of organic and local options for a few items.) Lunch: 1 medium russet potato fried in olive oil with seasonings, approximately 1/4 cup frozen onions and peppers, 1 large organic egg scrambled with seasoning and approximately 1 tablespoon organic sugar free ketchup. 24 ounces ice water Snack: 24 ounces ice water, banana, approximately 1 tablespoon fresh ground almond butter. (delicious and satisfying, IMO.) Dinner: Homemade marinara meat sauce over spaghetti squash, 24 ounces ice water. (while preparing dinner I really wanted a glass of wine. Drank water and fought the urge for the sake of health and knowing I can do this!) 24 ounces water