As you guys know (because I haven’t stopped talking about it lol), last week I started the Whole 30. Since then, week one has come and gone and I’m not going to lie, by Thursday I was ready to throw in the towel. Since I eat Paleo majority of the time anyways, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday were a breeze but the closer I got to the weekend, the more I started to regret my decision.
Here’s the low down on my first 7 days.
Day One: Easy Peasy
Day one was all in all pretty easy thanks to all of the meal prepping I did the night before. My meals were ready to go and I was feeling pretty confident taking on this journey.
Day Two: I’ve Got This
Day two I felt like I was on a roll and I was honestly feeling better than I did Day 1. Once again feeling incredibly confident.
Day 3: Exhausted.
I was exhausted and had a headache all day long. I’m not sure if this had any relation to having zero sugar or carbs in my diet, but I was miserably tired. I felt like a walking zombie and I felt like I was in a cloud.
Day 4: Back to Normal but better.
I woke up at 5:30 in the morning with a crazy amount of energy. I was also feeling “lighter”. We went to dinner that night at a Whole 30 approved restaurant and it surprisingly wasn’t that hard. I just ordered my normal salad but without dressing, cheese or chickpeas. The hardest part was not having a bite or Colton’s Teriyaki Quinoa bowl because it looked soooo good. Btw – Colton quit the Whole 30 on Monday lol.
Day 5: I Got Angry.
Colton accidentally took both of our lunches so I had zero meals planned for this day. Up until dinner I had scrambled eggs, a LarBar and a bowl of watermelon so I was literally starving all day and in an absolute terrible mood. Especially since it was Friday and I desperately wanted to go out with my best friend while she was in town and couldn’t…. I was honestly super contemplating quitting this day. Like totally throwing in the towel and saying never mind. We ended up going to dinner with her and her bf that night and surprisingly not drinking part was totally fine. It was the fact that everyone decided on sushi for dinner that was the worst. On the Whole 3o you cannot have any sort of soy, rice or legumes. So that left me with just sashimi. And let me tell you right now, sashimi without soy sauce is just plain sad. As we left, I asked Colton if we could not do that again until I finished the Whole 30.
Day 6: Still angry – but proud?
I woke up really happy that I didn’t give in night before. I didn’t feel bloated, I wasn’t swollen, I didn’t have a hangover and I was full of energy. It was really awesome until I met my friends at the pool for a cookout and immediately got in a poor pitiful me mood. I was just bummed I couldn’t let loose with my friends and not drinking or partaking in the margaritas was really hard. To keep myself from feeling super boring or out of place, I brought this water cup to the pool and had water with frozen fruit in it. Which was super refreshing and surprisingly did help! It really is all a mental thing.
Day 7: Hungry
Easter Sunday was my easiest day to follow, but was also my closest day to slipping up. We were totally out of food and didn’t have breakfast so by the time I we went to lunch with Colton’s family, I was starving.
Current Favorite Foods
Lunch has either been left overs from the night before or “bun-less” Turkey Burgers w/ Avocado
My famous Chicken Florentine Spaghetti Squash or Grilled Chicken with Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes
Clementines, Apple w/ Almond Butter, 1/2 Avocado or Lar Bars
What Am I Missing the Most?
My morning oatmeal, my nightly dark chocolate, bites of Colton’s pizza and red wine.
My only real problem is that I am being told no. Since I believe that everything in moderation is okay and that moderation is the key to success in weight loss, it’s hard being told a firm no. A firm, “You can’t have that”. Being told no has made me look around and think about everything I can’t have. Things that I would never want in the first place I am missing, all because I am being told no. Tricky, right? Anyways, despite all of that, I’m actually feeling really awesome. This is the longest time in my life I have probably ever gone without any sort of bread, grains or dairy. It’s also the longest time I have gone without drinking in a really long time. So far I feel lighter, my clothes fit better, my face doesn’t feel as full and the digestive issues that I have had for years have been better than ever!
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