I woke up determined to make better choices than yesterday and I was successful. It helped that Don was home today so we kept busy running errands and literally running – 2 miles for me! It was my longest run in about a year, and I felt really good. I think Whole 30 helped how good I felt, because I’m putting good things in my body.
I also found today I really had to force myself to eat because I just wasn’t hungry. In some ways it’s good because I wasn’t craving junk, but it’s no fun to eat if you have to make yourself do it.
Also, I ventured out to Dollar Tree to get some activities for the kids and found bottle of LaCroix – total win! I had one for lunch, my first non-water/coffee drink and it was so delicious!
One thing that has frustrated me a little is the past few nights I haven’t been sleeping well despite limiting my caffeine intake. It takes me a while to fall asleep and then I wake up 3-4 time in the middle of the night. I took a sleeping pill last night to help me get a solid 8 hours, but I’m hoping I won’t have to keep doing that.
Breakfast: chicken sausage
Lunch: egg roll in a bowl
Dinner: grilled chicken w/guacamole, sweet potato
The Whole 30 journal says that a person is most likely to quit on day 10 or 11 so I took this as a personal challenge NOT to give in. Today was great- we stayed super busy
So many of the pages talk about “endless dishes”, but I really don’t have that problem. Yes there are dishes to wash, but not more than if I would make a different non-compliant meal. And the upside is that there are always leftovers so I’m not making more dishes for lunch!
Breakfast: eggs with spinach and grilled chicken
Lunch: egg roll in a bowl
Dinner: steak and veggie kabobs with riced cauliflower
(This recipe was husband approved and so yummy. I was skeptical about cauliflower replacing the rice, but it was SO good and with the marinade sauce, I couldn’t tell much of a difference)
I think this was one of the harder days for me mentally. I found myself in the kitchen more than I wanted – just kind of looking at things I couldn’t it. I was tempted to reach my hand into the box of cereal of a handful, among other things, and I this was the first night I was really jealous of Don’s meal versus mine. But I willed myself to stay strong and I’m thankful I have this blog for accountability, otherwise I may have cracked.
I also gave blood today (maybe not my best idea, but I searched the forums and they all pretty much agreed it was good as long as I brought a snack and drank lots of water). I brought a banana and some nuts along to eat after giving – instead of the juice and cookies they give you, and I felt really good for the most part. I was a little more tired than normal, and actually fell asleep for 30 minutes while the kids napped, but I think that was from giving blood and probably not from Whole30.
Also, my sleeping has seemed to regulate itself – I slept great the past two nights and didn’t even hear Don when he came to bed!
Breakfast: eggs with veggies, chicken, and avocado
Lunch: sweet potato, pulled pork, guacamole
Dinner: these meatballs with pasta sauce
(I was really pleased with this recipe, but wish I had remembered to buy zuchinni to make zoodles. Also, I made the mistake of making Don a meatball sub and despite how good the meatballs were, I was sad to not be eating it with bread and cheese. He tried to make me feel better by saying it wasn’t very good, but I knew he was lying)
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