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Whole30 Days 9 & 10

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The days are just not long enough for me to accomplish everything i need to accomplish. It's kind of tripping me out. Where does the time go? It doesn't seem like I've accomplished that much but I'm so busy all day.

Yesterday was the first day that I felt great. I got started with the day as soon as I woke up and kept going and going and going. Mostly dealing with food. I still haven't figured out how to stay ahead of the food situation. Its funny because the Whole30 daily newsletter thing was all about that today- how not to be a slave to the kitchen. I didn't find it to be all that helpful though. All the tips require you to be a bit more organized than I currently am. So I spent the day in the kitchen. I made a frittata for chris to be able to re-heat in the morning so i dont have to jump out of bed and cook him breakfast. I made kale chips and started the chicken marinading for dinner today which worked out kinda well cuz chris was able to just pop everything in the oven while i took a break from the kids but also the chicken ended up horribly chewy. Not sure what went wrong there but it was a bummer. Anyway, i did 3 loads of laundry, 2 loads of dishes and half cleaned my bathroom. Plus all the other stuff with my kids, getting them meals, cleaning up meals, swimming suits on to play in the kiddie pool, bubble juice, swimming suits off to play play doh. Thats where 80% of my time goes -mystery solved.

Anyway, i felt really good. Energy all day. I can even tell that my mood is stabilizing. I had something happen that normally wouldn't have thrown me for a loop and incited at least a crying jag and most definitely bad food choices but it barely even phased me! And i just felt positive. Like I just felt peace that this is working and I can continue eating like this no problem. The answer I've been searching for!

Today i mostly felt the same but more tired which i think is bringing me down. I'm on day 3 of less than 8 hours. I'm a person that needs AT LEAST 8 hours to cope with life. 6.5 or 7 is just not acceptable, especially consistently. We are just so slammed right now. It's hard to get to sleep before midnight. and then these children are in here at 630 or 7 and that's that. But normally if i sleep like that, I can't function. I sit on the couch all day. I cant make myself do anything, even necessary things. Today wasn't that bad. I made breakfast for me and the kids and helped chris get around. I went to zumba. I made the kids lunch. Got them down for a nap. And then i made my lunch which took awhile cuz i had nothing ready and ate it. Then i thought id try to lay down for a bit but i was only in my bed a few minutes when they woke up. thats always depressing. but even though i was tired and annoyed, it just wasn't as bad as it usually is. i didn't feel the same heavy sluggish, hard to pick myself up feeling i usually do.

But i do need more sleep. I think once i get a solid sleep schedule down, ill be in a pretty good place.

My moodiness has been a bit up and down. I have waves of not caring about the weight at all because i feel so good, to looking at myself and freaking out because I'm pretty sure I'm not losing at all and then thinking manic thoughts of "what am i doing wrong?" "what do i need to change?"

Is it possible to feel this awesome and not lose weight? I dont feel like I'm eating a ton but im doing a whole lot more fats and cooking in oil than ever before which the whole30 people say you should be doing. I'm trying to remind myself that right now the focus is healing my body. The dysfunctional relationship I've had with food for my whole life has done some damage. I need to trust the process. It's hard though.

I have 25 minutes till I'm putting myself to bed. I am sleeping better. The past 2 nights i dont think i woke up at all till morning. I usually wake up like 3 times to pee.

So if i feel this good and have all these positive things happening - things that didnt happen with anything else ive tried, i must be on the right track to weight-loss. It's just going to be slow. I have to get over the wanting progress now thing.

Food yesterday:
Breakfast: 3 eggs with zucchini, yellow squash and spinach 1/2 plantain fried in coconut oil

lunch: 3 deviled eggs, big salad and apple

Dinner: 1 1/2 turkey burgers with spinach and tomato, roasted veg: okra, carrots, brussel sprouts small dish watermelon

Food today:

Breakfast: 3 eggs with coconut milk, spinach, squash, zucchini, 3 small thin slices ham, 1/2 plantain fried in coconut oil, small cup strawberries and blueberries

*im trying to increase my food at breakfast cuz i keep getting hungry too soon but it didn't work today either. I need to keep tweaking.

snack: almond butter banana and green tea


lunch more ham (i was starving and needed to grab something. I HAVE to get some things prepped to have on hand!) 2 hardboiled eggs and fried sweet potato chips. lots of watermelon

dinner cilantro orange chicken and cauliflour rice with zucchini, squash and plantain. watermelon.

not a great day for food. i have got to get more organized!
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    you are great! I am so happy to read that it gets better, that YOU are getting better with mood, positivism and such. I have the same problem with getting set off on a "crying jag". I can totally relate. I do feel as though this whole30 has a light at the end of the tunnel...that goes on for miles :) just not sure I am quite where you are yet. I will keep truckin' Have a great day!
    1807 days ago
    I'm so proud of you Nikki! You're doing great! I went through the same thing questioning everything because it's so different from everything I'd been doing. Focusing on breakfast is a great idea. I recently had a few rough sugar craving days, but i realized that I was waiting too long to eat breakfast. Now I'm back on track. I hope your day 11 was a good one. Happy Friday and day 12! Hang on Tiger Blood is just around the corner. If you need support don't forget you have 4 Bahama Mamas doing this with you.
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    1807 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Glad to hear your day went great! It is important to feel good about what you are doing! Makes things much easier. Your diet is looking good!
    1808 days ago
    As a time-saver, have you thought of making an extra portion of dinner to re-heat for lunch? Even if you just save some of the meat to us as a base for the next day's lunch, you may still save some time.
    I've also see recipes on pinterest where you make "omlettes" in cupcake pans that can be reheated as part of breakfast.
    Glad to hear you're doing so well with Whole30. I'm going to do some research on it, because it really seems like a plan my husband and I could follow.
    1809 days ago
    I like how you are listening to your body and trying to take care of the problem of the hunger in the AM. Great job. I am not familiar with the diet you are doing, but the foods you are eating sound wonderful. Lots of veggies. Keep it up.
    1809 days ago
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