Whole30 Days 11-15
You guys! You guys! Krista and I are halfway through!
All that time I was eating crap I could never fathom being able to give my addictions and cravings up. For the past 15 days I have stuck to my guns and didn’t cave at all into my old comfort foods.
These last few days have been really interesting. I started getting bored of meat and vegetables, meat and vegetables, meat and vegetables. I almost wanted to give up because I was thinking everything looked like mush. But what was the alternative? Back to my old ways of unnecessary snacking and junky convenience foods? No! I’m doing this to rid my bad habits and after this I hope to be able to limit those bad choices to rare occasions.
At one point I started getting scared because I didn’t want to eat. At all. You’re probably thinking “Michelle doesn’t want to eat? What is going on?!” It was pretty unbelievable to me too. I was worried I was bordering on an eating disorder. I would have to force myself to eat so that I’d get my three meals in for the day. And when I did eat I would just take a few bites and be done.
After some research and talking to some friends who eat paleo or have done Whole30, I learned it’s that my body is finally learning to tell me when I’m actually and truly hungry. It’s not relying on my emotions to determine when to eat. (WIN!!!!) I no longer eat that mid-afternoon snack just because I feel like I should or because I’m bored. My body feels satisfied with what it’s getting and it’s telling me when to stop.
Amazing. I don’t give our bodies enough credit.
Okay, food roundup. No long ordeal with challenges and lessons learned. While each day does present itself with something new, there’s no need to get lengthy.
Day 11 – Sunday, October 21
Tilapia and steamed cauliflower. Roast chicken breast, steamed kale, and beets. Smoked salmon and pistachios. Skillet rib eye and sweet potato mash. Taught a 70 minute pole class.
Day 12 – Monday, October 22
Scrambled eggs, proscuitto, spinach. Beef slider with steamed cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Pistachios. Rib eye and clementine.
I’m getting lazy with food prep.
Day 13 – Tuesday, October 23
Smoked salmon with snow peas. Leftover rib eye with steamed cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Banana. Beef hot dogs with snow peas. Sauteed shrimp, broccoli, and spaghetti squash. Taught a 70 minute pole class. It took me forever to decide what to cook for dinner.
I’m really getting bored, uninspired, and am lacking an appetite.
Day 14 – Wednesday, October 24
Microwaved scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and snow peas (meh didn’t even eat half of this). Sauteed shrimp, broccoli, and spaghetti squash (again, only ate part of it). Skillet pork tenderloin, roast Brussels sprouts, homemade mayo.
Once again I felt bored and uninterested in breakfast and dinner. I just wasn’t hungry either. But I think once I figured out why I had no appetite and tried cooking something different, my appetite returned.
Day 15 – Thursday, October 25
Banana, coconut shreds, and cashew butter (way too sweet!). Skillet pork tenderloin with steamed broccoli. Cashews. Roast chicken legs with roast Brussels sprouts and homemade mayo.
I’m feeling fan-fucking-tastic!!!
I have to admit, I’m not supposed to be weighing myself but every few days I’ll sneak a peak. Things are looking good! And because we all know that scale numbers don’t really matter, I’ve been feeling good all over. I can tell in recent photos that I’m slimming down, my pants are getting baggy, I have energy, and I’m much happier overall. A ring that I bought a week ago that was a little tight is now loosey goosey on my finger. I really can’t believe it. This definitely is a complete change than what I was feeling two weeks ago: depressed, feeling like a blob, lazy, and uninspired.
I really hope that once the
30 28 days (ok so I’m cutting it 2 days short for Vegas) are done I’ll be able to carry this good feeling and maybe not introduce certain foods back into my food regiment. I don’t even think I want to cheat all that much this weekend for my friend’s wedding! I think I’ll imbibe in some wine but we’ll see. I’m really inspired to stick to my guns and continue this awesome feeling.