5 more days down! So far this has been the roughest part for me. BUT it’s starting to get good! Read on for a day-by-day friends…
I could not even look at the container of eggs in the fridge. There was no way I was getting any eggs down so I went with fruit & nuts for brekky. My tummy did not appreciate it so much. Too much fruit =( Lunch was my good ol’ standby, shrimp ceviche. Starting to get a little tired of it but it’s always fresh, light and Whole30 compliant. Dinner was amazing, mostly because I didn’t have to cook! Came home to the hubs whipping up taco salad and some guac. It was so satisfying! Except I was really, really missing dessert. I may have noticed a little extra energy today though so bonus points there.
Breakfast: Kiwi, banana & almonds
Lunch: Shrimp ceviche
Dinner: Taco salad w/guacamole
Bad day all around. I literally snapped at work. And then at home? Worse. This was the first time I actually, seriously considered quitting. I’m hating the food. I hate that I can’t just eat what I want. I hate that the hubs is doing FINE. I mean, that’s good and it – on some level – makes me happy but when all you can dream of is cookies and ice cream and rice (weird, I know), it’s annoying to hear, “It’s not that hard. We should do this forever.” Ummmm NO. That will not be happening. Felt like screaming at the top of my lungs today, “I WANT CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!” Here’s to day 13 being much better.
Breakfast: Scrambled egg & avocado
Lunch: Chicken salad w/guacamole
Dinner: Ahi tuna, roasted broccoli & blistered anaheim peppers
I was very relieved to wake up feeling better than yesterday. Day 12 was horrible and today I had lunch with a friend. Like, out in the real world. I knew we were doing sushi so I packed my own coconut aminos (soy sauce substitute) in a tupperware like a total weirdo. Still struggled through the day but felt a little better than day 12. I will admit that when I arrived a little early for lunch and was staring at Rite-Aid (which sells Thrifty ice cream on a sugar cone), the thought of running in and downing a scoop did cross my mind. I had to sit in the car and talk myself out of it for a good 3 minutes. Then, seeing sushi rolls with that glorious sushi rice…. Oh, man. It was difficult. Day 14, will you be better? Please?
Breakfast: Steak, potatoes & a scrambled egg
Lunch: Tuna, yellowtail & salmon sashimi w/coconut aminos (instead of soy sauce)
Dinner: Grilled chicken w/guacamole
FINALLY feeling better! My cravings are still there but nowhere near as strong. It’s Saturday and I woke up on my own at 6:00 am. WITH ENERGY. I know. What the?! Had an incredibly productive day – meal planning, grocery shopping for the week, cleaning the house, organizing the garage… Still not feeling the food. The salad for lunch was tasty but I’m over having meat. Hence, the smoothie for dinner. Hoping this energy stays and the cravings continue to fade!
Breakfast: Turkey patty, fried egg & avocado
Lunch: Greek salad (from Legend’s) – Lettuce, olives, onions, mushrooms, cucumber, tomatoes & avocado w/homemade balsamic vinaigrette
Dinner: Green smoothie – spinach, kale, banana, strawberries & chia seeds
Holy smokes, is Whole30 really working?
Once again, the name of the game today was ENERGY. I cooked lunch to bring over the my Aunt’s house, had some fun w/the sis, felt good about saying NO to red velvet cupcakes & La Tolteca chips, came home & prepped food until well after 10:00 pm. Those that know me well, know that I’m in bed no later than 9:00 pm. At 10:15 pm, as I was simmering tomato sauce and roasting spaghetti squash I glanced at the clock and wondered why I wasn’t exhausted. Still feeling skeptical and hoping this is going to continue! Excited for a week that I am shopping and prepped and more than ready for. Bring it!
Breakfast: Eggs w/tomatoes, olives & onions, almonds & more tomatoes
Lunch: Chicken salad – Romaine, grilled chicken, tomatoes & avocado w/a balsamic vinaigrette. A side of cherries & cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto.
Dinner: Grilled chicken w/guacamole
HALFWAY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will the energy continue? Man, I hope so!