Thursday, April 14, 2011

Whole30 Complete!

Total weight loss: 13.8 lbs
Total inches loss: 17.0

(Inches calculated from full body measurements.)

I am quite pleased with the changes to my body during this 30 days. I am not done, but the first 30 days has gone by a lot faster than I thought it would, with a lot of ups and downs. The cravings were hard, as well as trying to see how my body adjusted to the foods I was eating. I know my activity level is way too low and I need to find ways to increase that to continue to lose weight. I am disappointed that my skin hasn't really cleared up much, which was one of the big things I was hoping for. I am sleep a lot better, I have more energy and my stress level has gone down. I have more patience and don't lose my temper as often. I don't crave a lot of bad things anymore and what I do I think is not really a craving but remembering how good they were. I am worried about cheating and how my body will react to those foods if I try to eat them but I am sure I will indulge in something off the list some time soon just to see. I also need to work on trying out more recipes and types of food. I am getting in a rut, but I got my Primal books in the mail and there are tons of tasty looking recipes in there.

I may continue to post on this blog through the end of the month, but only when I make something new. I won't post my meals of leftovers and breakfasts of fried eggs, you've seen that enough already. Eventually I will move and start a Primal blog, or just stop blogging, I have not decided yet.

But in all, this was a very positive experience, I am glad I did it and I learned a lot about myself, my body and food.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whole30 Day 30 - Lunch

Emergency protein (ground pork, cabbage, onion, kale, garlic and coconut aminos) and leftover green beans.

Whole30 Day 30 - Breakfast

Day 30, what?!?!?

Yesterday I felt pretty horrible. I ate a sweet potato and a banana, that's it for the whole day.

Today I am feeling a lot better. Still not 100% but much better than yesterday. I am hesitant to eat because my stomach still feels off, so I made some breakfast sausage patties from some ground turkey sausage I had thawed in the fridge.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whole30 Day 29

I will probably not be eating today. A stomach virus has been floating through my house and it caught me last night so I doubt there will be Whole30 food consumption today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Whole30 Day 28 - Lunch & Dinner

Lunch- leftover roasted carrots, chicken, broccoli & cauliflower.

Dinner - Emergency protein (cabbage, kale, onion, ground pork, coconut aminos, garlic) and sugar snap peas.

Whole30 Day 28 - Breakfast

I'm feeling a little off today. The kids are sick with some vomiting stomach bug. I don't know if I am projecting and don't feel well because I assume I am going to get it or if I really am getting sick. I have been drinking tea and taking tums to keep my tummy settled. This morning I have no desire to eat, but I am hungry. Nothing sounds good except a peace or two of toast. I would go ahead and have some toast but I don't know yet what reintroducing grains will do to my body and I won't want to make myself sick on accident. Finally after a few hours of trying to decide, I settled on having some leftover chicken sausage and a baked sweet potato.

I feel so very tired and worn down. I really want specific things- PB/banana on toast, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, warm biscuits with butter.. sensing a theme here? I want carbs. And I would gladly have them if I know how my body would react. But I won't, so I won't. Day 28, almost done with 30 days, wow.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Whole30 Day 27 - Dinner

Chicken, roasted broccoli and carrots (EVOO) and a small handful of olives.

The seasoning I used on the chicken was a tad on the salty side, but otherwise good.