Day 3: Monday, September 18
Meal 1: three scrambled eggs cooked in avocado oil with chicken, orange bell peppers, zucchini, and spinach
Snack: GT’s Lavender Love kombucha
Exercise: 30-minute walk over my lunch break
Meal 2: orange chicken over cauliflower rice; steamed broccoli (this ended up being a small meal because I didn’t have a lot of broccoli left and some of the chicken was freezer-burned and I couldn’t bring myself to gag it all down)
Meal 3: Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork with New Primal Classic Marinade & Cooking Sauce; brussel sprouts pan-cooked in ghee with Kirkland Signature Organic No-Salt Seasoning
Water Intake: ~100oz (which didn’t feel like enough to me, but is the amount recommended for me)
Thoughts/Reflections: Eating breakfast early in the morning is really, really tough for me. I gagged my way through it this morning, was not able to finish the whole thing, and did not enjoy it in the least. Cooking during the week definitely sucks. I was “late” to work this morning because, as always, cooking a meal takes way longer than it seems like it should. I was pretty shocked that my seemingly modest breakfast left me feeling full until noon. And then I didn’t eat dinner until almost 8:30 but I didn’t feel that hungry even after nearly eight hours. Dinner prep was made easy thanks to a glorious grocery haul from Costco! Still no symptoms and no improvements. Basically, I feel no change at all.
Hi, I'm Kira and this is my second attempt at the Whole30. I made it to Day 7 last year and then opted to quit, deciding that it caused more stress than good (though I did quit before I had a chance to really see or feel any personal victories). I'm in a different life situation now and am committed to making it through the 30 days this time around! I'm going to log all of my meals and exercise publicly as an additional mechanism of accountability. I welcome any feedback, comments, or encouragement. I absolutely love this forum as a support network.
I want more energy. I comment that I'm tired almost every single day and that drives me crazy. I wake up tired, I'm tired throughout the day, and I go to bed tired.
I just want to be healthy again. I know I'm not and I feel it in every part of my body. I'm "only" 32 and shouldn't feel that way. I want to someday be 70 years old and still be active in the outdoors because my body is still strong and healthy.
I want more stamina to do the activities I love (i.e., hiking, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding).
I don't want to be a slave to food. I LOVE chocolate and sugar and all things bad and eat them in ridiculous quantities. I want my food freedom to allow me to have a small portion of something I love and feel satisfied, rather than getting out of control so that I eat the whole bag of chocolate or the whole tub of ice cream.
I want to lose weight. I am currently in the "obese" category, though most people would not guess that based on the way I look and the activities I do. I feel it though and know this is not even close to being a good weight for me.