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  • #76
    I'm sorry this triggered your eating Tomi. Maybe the topic says it all: for those struggling. So perhaps the wrong time for this endeavor for you.

    Day 11: I'm going gangbusters with the food plan. Finding it quite easy actually. Maybe I've let go of my trigger foods in this eating. That said, mid afternoon, I'm mentally craving that 1 square of dark chocolate that had become somewhat of a habit in the office. Though there is a bar of dark organic chocolate in my desk drawer I haven't wanted to wreck this cleanse.

    My sleep has not improved. That's what I hope to accomplish with this Whole30 but it my become WholeWhatever before its done.

    Off for a hike in the woods this morning to clear my tired body of the cobwebs.

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    • #77
      Calee, it might be that day 11 is too early for your sleep to be improved... maybe it'll hit on day 15 or so. I hope it doesn't take long for your sleep to improve. Is it an external factor that keeps you awake, or is it just you? For me, I have external factors that ruin my sleep - roaming dog, wandering 3 year old, snoring husband. If not for all of them, I could sleep like a rock every night.

      Day 15 for me. I'm freezing so I'm drinking some tea. It's only 40 some degrees outside and they have the AC on at work so it's super duper cold in here today. Of course, not expecting it to be cold, I wore capris and flip flops with a short sleeve shirt, and no coat... brrrrrrr. frozen straight through!

      Yesterday we went to a Mother's Day Brunch buffet. I did as well as I possibly could. I had roasted turkey, roasted pork loin, a vegetable medley that included carrots, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli and squash. It was good. Loaded up on the fresh fruit too. It is quite possible that there were offending ingredients, but if there were, I was not aware of them. I really wanted some of the hashbrown casserole, but it's only 30 days... I can have it when I'm done if I'm still craving it. Most likely, I won't still be craving it, which is what usually happens.

      At one point, the waitress refilled my iced tea with sweet tea. One sip and I was grossed out. Sent it back for an unsweetened. Blech! I hate sweet tea!!

      I had a very short momentary desire for some of the grainy foods they had available - cakes, pastries, etc, but it passed. The fruit was amazingly delicious so I satisfied my sweet tooth. I didn't need dinner, and had a snack of grapes with some almonds before bed instead.

      I'm eager to see what my weight is. I feel like I've lost weight, and I know I should wait til the end of my whole30 (which is actually going to be 37 days) but I'm afraid that if I wait, I'll be disappointed, triggering a fukitol attitude. I think I might weigh tomorrow morning (if I remember) b/c I have a number in my head where my body might be, but the other part of me says that's impossible, so I think I should weigh now, get an idea where I'm at so that I don't overestimate my weight loss at the end. That'll be bad if I have a number in my head (currently expecting 170's for the end of this thing) and it doesn't happen. Best to find out now, and adjust that number in my head. I'd LIKE to hit 170's, but I'm not holding my breath for it. So, despite the rules, I am going to weigh tomorrow (or some point) when I remember.

      I know in the end, weight loss doesn't matter and it's about detoxing and resetting, and I did this as a reset to get a grip on my eating habits again, but I'm still curious about that weight. I've always had great luck on a whole30 (which I think is why I don't mind the restrictions) and I'm hoping for similar luck this time as well.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • #78
        Jenn, you did awesome on mothers day! Good job traversing all those options. You're right, just 30 short days nd you can have whatever you want.

        I'm on day 14 today. I think it will take awhile to heal my sleep. I may need to do another WholeWhatever when this ends on the 30th. I love how I feel and think I could keep this going. I would like to slowly add back beef, eggs, oranges and nightshades, one at a time to see how I feel.

        I get it about the weight. I put on 5 pounds when I took a dek job last fall. If those left me I'd be thrilled. Anything additional would be oyrtageously great!

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        • #79
          I'm down 9 lbs... back to my lowest primal weight of 183. I couldn't be happier! I'm very excited to see what the next 21 days bring by way of weight loss as I am extending my Whole30 to last 37 days (to finish out with my sister who started 7 days later than me). Maybe 179???
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • #80
            Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
            I'm down 9 lbs... back to my lowest primal weight of 183. I couldn't be happier! I'm very excited to see what the next 21 days bring by way of weight loss as I am extending my Whole30 to last 37 days (to finish out with my sister who started 7 days later than me). Maybe 179???
            Awesome awesome and then more awesome! You're doing great!

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