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Whole30-ing: Day 1 (Monday)

Monday, August 04, 2014

Today I started doing the Paleo Whole30 program. No sugar, dairy, alcohol, grains, beans, processed food or baked foods for 30 days. I need to get back on eating in way that my body feels good. It hasn’t felt good lately. I have been eating a lot of carbs and processed junk food and have allowed myself to do it. And I feel awful. So I need to change this.

I like eating the Paleo way and feel good when doing it. I started eating that way last fall on and off and but lost focus once the holidays hit. I started back doing it in late winter and took 15 pounds off. I stopped in April and since then have found 2 of those pounds back and letting myself eat out of control. It is a wonder only 2 pounds have come back.

I wanted to start this on August 1st to make it easy but being a Friday and shopping day is Saturday and the cupboards and refrigerator were bare. Went shopping on Saturday and started in but Saturday night I just blew it and ate a snack of leftover pasta. Really??? Urrrrr. My husband wore down on me. He knew I was getting back on Paleo but the comments from him were nerve whacking. Like how many times can you tell me that tangerine popsicle is delicious??? I got it the FIRST time you said it!

I then decided that the weekend wasn’t the best time to ease my husband into me not eating some things so here I am…a Monday and starting Whole30. Hopefully by the weekend he “gets it.” Before I would have a meal with alcohol and carbs on the weekend but with the Whole30 I cannot do that so I have to come up with how to politely tell him to let me eat how I want to. No I don’t want that seems to not be working. In the past I would cook a Paleo approved meal and then add a carb portion for him. He is used to that and I will continue to do that. The program developers just made white potatoes Whole30 approved and DH likes to have them a few times a week so that will make that easier. Although I do like my sweet potatoes.

All that being said…. I had a loose plan on what I was eating today. Dinner is always planned as DH and I do that on Fridays so I know what to buy when I go grocery shopping on Saturdays. Breakfasts and lunches are not so planned and that runs me into trouble. Before Paleo I used to have eggs every morning for breakfast but with Paleo I tend to more eat leftovers from dinner the night before or I bake off a ton of chicken drumsticks and eat those. I even will have soup for breakfast. Love soup! DH thinks it is all a bit strange what I eat in the morning but he has gotten used to it.

But I have to plan better. For lunch I had a hamburger and left over summer squash baked with diced tomatoes and it was not filling. I didn’t have a fat in there and I couldn’t think of what to have so left it at that. But the 3pm hunger pangs came. I grabbed a nectarine I just bought at a farm stand on Sunday but it was disgusting. Dry and flavorless so after eating half of it to see if it got better and it did not, it got tossed in the garbage. Dinner is Mexican and I think I will be okay. Chicken vegetables and a smashed up avocado for the fat. Looking forward to it.

Well it is only 4:30pm and my Whole30 day is not done but wanted to get this one on the books. Probably will have part 2 tomorrow morning to make myself accountable for the rest of the day.

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    What a coincidence that I started my whole 30 yesterday too! I was a bit cranky last night without my wine & chocolate. We almost always eat this way anyway (since Jan) and has been great for weight loss and DH diabetes/BP. I have teased my daughter that introduced us to this that I would do a whole 30 + a whole bottle of wine :)

    Best wishes to you! Are you on Pinterest?
    1690 days ago
    Hi Jeannie, great to hear from you! I have been investigating the whole30 program too, and am preparing to go on it myself for 30 days. Not sure when; I just put the book on hold at the library.

    I have found a couple blogs with recipes devoted to Whole30, and I am starting to gather some that sound good. I did not hear that white potatoes were now allowed, so that is good news!

    Keep blogging, you are my trailblazer!
    1690 days ago
    Hi Dear Friend--and congrats on having set your course of action. I KNOW you can do this!

    Bobcatgirl76 reported her 29th day on Whole30 yesterday. She's 18+ pounds down so far, so I thought you might enjoy reading about her journey as you take your own.

    The very best of success to you, Jeannie. Can't wait to read of your wonderful results.

    1690 days ago

    Wow! I am so proud that you have a plan in action. The Whole 30 sounds great! Keep Pushing, you should feel the best. Your DH sorta sounds like mine. We went shopping and I had no snacks (cookies, crackers etc.) on the list. He kinda didn't understand why! I just left it and he has enjoyed all the plan meals so far! Keep Pushing your journey will be successful!
    1691 days ago
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