Soudns good, i'll see how i go for the month, i am most hopeful of tolerating nightshades better. However i had some joint pains in my fingers prior to starting which could either be a cold weather connection, or the fact i had consumed nightshades in a similiar time frame. So i'm hopeful of identifying if they really do trigger symptoms and find a safe tolerable level of consumption.
I'm gonna join even though it's the 4th already. I had a cheat day today with wheat-based junk and alcohol, it all tasted so bland and my gut feels awful now! Have had rhinitis for a few days too, possibly because I've been too liberal with the dairy.
So, no alcohol or wheat, that's fairly easy. No dairy and chocolate - a bit harder. No caffeine? Perhaps impossible but I'll give it a try, replacing my morning coffees with some gota kola tea. Also, big doses of probiotic supplements.
I am DONE with feeling rubbish!!!
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!
Breakfast coffee with left over chicken, raspberries with shredded coconut and walnuts
Lunch big pile of baby Italian broccoli, left over chicken, 2 big handfuls of blueberries
Snack 2-3 little fresh apricots from the farmers market
Dinner. Best steak ever. Pan fried in ghee with lots of onions, mushrooms, chilies and bacon. 2-3 strawberries
Exercise. I had to pee about half a dozen times during my sons baseball tournament. The bathroom was about a block away. Also, walked my dogs 40 minutes tonight. My new dog is still learning the drill, so I had 150 total pounds of dog to deal with. Can't wait til she gets settled in.
1 can Wild Planet albacore tuna w/dill, black pepper, fresh celery and fresh onion; 1 T paleo mayo; BAS of romaine, cucumber and bell pepper; 1/2 gala apple
Coffee (black, unsweetened)
1 handful raw macadamias
1 small handful raw hazelnuts
1 large banana
2 Applegate Farms Super Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
1 T sauerkraut
spicy brown mustard
1/2 bell pepper
leftover homemade meatballs (from Day 1) with leftover sauce and spaghetti squash
a little coconut milk
Walked 3 miles in 1 hour around the neighborhood.
I definitely didn't eat enough for brunch; by mid-afternoon, I was famished. I made sure to eat more at dinner -- I could have stopped with the hot dogs, but I still felt a bit hungry. And the strawberries/coconut milk was because darn it, I wanted something sweet. It was delicious.
Actually, day three turned out to be a run-on from day two: a project I've been working on (due today) ran into some last-minute problems and I was up all night fixing them very frowned-upon primal move, I know, but it was an emergency!
So, I can add an extra meal of 'food eaten in the middle of the night last night':
2 eggs, 2 bananas, a kiwi - again with the way too much fruit! Fortunately that was the last of my bananas, so the problem is half solved
Breakfast: four eggs (starving!)
Lunch: bas - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, mushrooms, seaweed, salmon, with drizzles of olive oil, coconut milk, and lemon juice - yum!
Dinner - four small squid stuffed with mushroom, onion, garlic, ginger, coconut milk. Zucchini and carrots on the side.
Other: two black coffees, no sugar or milk. One kiwi.
Exercise: fail. But, I did walk around all day at work. Side note: I work in a bakery, and resisting all the grain and sugar filled treats for two shifts in a row is a major achievement! I'm finding this whole 30 really motivating
I do have a question, though- probably a stupid one. I've never gone dairy free before, though, and I'm curious: where are we supposed to be getting our calcium from? Obviously 'other foods', but which? Thanks in advance!
Breakfast: 2.5 breakfast sausages from the farmers market, a cup of strawberries.
Lunch: braised oxtail, parsnip puree, a cup of cherries.
Dinner (at a friend's): Grilled steak and zucchini. Had to deny wine, cheese, white potatoes, and ice cream. Lots of fun.
Anyone else utterly exhausted? Stupid low-carb flu...