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  1. I'm pretty excited for the end of this Whole30. I don't do the reintroduction anymore after my first time, but I probably should since it has been about 4.5 years since then and I'm sure my body has changed. I also haven't given a ton of thought to how I'll eat starting day 31... I would like to cut back on added sugar for sure. I'm planning to pack my normal breakfast and lunch for work, so that'll be compliant, but otherwise I don't know I kind of inadvertently gave up caffeine for most of this Whole30. Got a small nitro cold brew at my coffee shop yesterday and wound up drin
  2. Day 28 - Jan 29 Coffee (11:00am) Lunch (2:30pm): Two fried eggs (used Trader Joes Umami seasoning) with sauteed onions; smoked salmon with chili crunch; oranges Snack (3:00pm) Two oranges Dinner (7:30pm) Hot wings; sweet potato fries with southwest aioli Exercise: None How did I feel? Overall good. My husband came back from the bachelor party and he's now back on Whole30 til the end of my Whole30. For some reason I had insomnia at the end of Day 28. I think it may have been the coffee since I've basically cut it out otherwise. Didn't get to bed until like 7
  3. Day 26 - Jan 27 Breakfast (9:15am) Two hardboiled eggs Lunch (12:45pm): A Three-egg omelet with the spinach and artichoke filling from the stuffed mushroom recipe Snack (2:15pm) Solely gummies and applesauce Dinner Part 1 (6:30pm): I baked up some of the spinach and artichoke filling in a ramekin and ate it like spinach and artichoke dip with the plantain chips Dinner Part 2 (7:30pm) sweet potato fries with a southwest aioli Exercise: None How did I feel? I'm PMSing, which means I'm craving carbs so I was really struggling with wanting snacks Day
  4. I got sick so I've been a bit behind in updating this. I'm sure I forgot to write down some snacks... Day 22 - Jan 23 Coffee (8:15am) In-office day so I grabbed a coffee for the commute. I actually bought a nitro cold brew from Starbucks and added some of my milk Breakfast (10:15am): 2 hard boiled eggs Lunch (1:00pm): Meatballs and marinara Snack (4:00pm) mixed fruit (leftovers from a program we're running at work - blackberries, pineapple, blueberries, and grapes) Dinner (8:30pm): Roasted broccoli. There's a story to this - it was meant to be salmon and roa
  5. Hope everyone's weeks are going well! It's hard to believe we're in the home-stretch. Only 5 more days for those of us who started Jan 2nd! My husband is done since he left for a Bachelor party today, so I'm on my own now. I'm so tempted to finish up early too - especially since I'm PMSing and craving chocolate. I made this Spinach and Artichoke stuffed mushroom recipe today for dinner to treat myself (sans the parmesan and with Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese, obviously). It turned out pretty good! Although in hindsight, it'd have been better with larger mushrooms like porta
  6. Day 21 - Jan 22 Breakfast (10:00am): Epic Venison meat bar, Cinnamon Applesauce, iced coffee with my compliant milk Lunch (2:30pm): Three fried eggs with Shichimi Togarashi seasoning (newly at Costco) + sauteed peppers and onions Dinner (8:45pm): Hot wings + Sweet potato fries and southwest aioli Snack (9:30pm) fruit roll and gummies Exercise (6:15pm): Went to the gym and did 20 minutes of Pilates, 15 minutes of strength classes (mainly upper body but a little bit of core) and a 10 minute full-body stretch How did I feel? Went to my favorite wine bar for a bo
  7. Every Whole30, I've made it a goal to get more movement and then I never do. I think I've been to the gym like 4-5 times all month. Thinking about trying to do C25K starting in February or March once it starts warming up. I just live such a sedentary life since I WFH most days now and drive into work (before the pandemic, I took public transit and walked to work 5 days a week, which netted me at least 8000 steps a day), so I need to find a way to routinely incorporate movement into my day
  8. Day 19 - Jan 20 Breakfast (10:15am): 2 hardboiled eggs and 1 banana Lunch (12:00pm): Diced cucumber, sliced carrots, smoked salmon with chili crunch aioli Dinner (7:00pm): Shakshuka Exercise: none How did I feel? I'm sure I'm forgetting something - I totally forgot to write my food down throughout the day Day 20 - Jan 21 Breakfast (11:00am): two poached eggs, with smoked salmon and a lemon aioli Lunch (2:45pm): meatballs and marinara Dinner (9:00pm): went to a seafood boil place and got a pound of snow crabs and some raw oysters
  9. I'm getting to the point where I'm both ready to be done and also thinking I could do this forever. It's feeling easy, but also I am bored with food in general. Went to a book club at a wine bar and got peppermint tea. I really miss wine, lol. Someone else in the group is doing Whole30 as well so it was fun to talk about. Also spent this morning at a coffee shop, which I do every Sunday morning; today the coffee shop smelled so strongly of cinnamon rolls. I've never gotten a cinnamon roll from that coffee shop before (and I've been going every Sunday for over 5 years now), but they s
  10. Not sure if either of you all are on the Whole30 subreddit on Reddit, but there was a discussion about that over there as well. Apparently it's a common side affect. Since I'm tracking my cycle so closely since I'm TTC, I'll be interested to see if it's going to shorten my luteal phase (I hope not since I already have a luteal phase of only 10-11 days, which is on the short side of normal). I did just successfully ovulate this cycle on CD23, which is earlier than its been lately (last time I ovulated was on CD32 and then I had an entire 36-day anovulatory cycle). Based on my normal timing, I
  11. Day 18 - Jan 19 Breakfast (10:15am): 2 hardboiled eggs Lunch (12:15pm): 4 Amylu Italian Meatballs, Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce, riced broccoli (lol, a very Costco meal) Dinner 1 (5:45pm): 2 Italian sausages Dinner 2 (7pm): Mixed Fruit and Cornichons (Wegmans) Exercise: none How did I feel? Had two dinners because I had a book club, where I normally would have just eaten dinner, but I was worried I wouldn't be able to find something to actually eat so I ate protein before I left. The club was held at the cafeteria area of Wegmans so I just bought a couple of
  12. Day 17 - Jan 18 Coffee (8:15) (it's my in-office day, so coffee for the commute) Breakfast (9:45am): 2 hardboiled eggs Lunch (12:30pm): Two bratwurst with the Whole Foods brand German Mustard; carrots and guacamole (I ate half the carrots at lunch and finished them up midafternoon sometime) Dinner (8:30pm): leftover Jamaican Chicken Curry Snacks (9pm): Gogo Squeeze Applesauce, Bear Fruit Rolls, and That's It Mini Fruit Bars (I made the mistake of going to Costco hungry) Exercise: none How did I feel? Fine. I regret the impulse shopping at Costco, but I'm s
  13. Day 15 - Jan 16 Breakfast (11:15am): 2 fried eggs (with TJ's everything bagel seasoning), topped with chili crunch + smoked salmon on the side with a chili crunch aioli (mayo + chili crunch) Lunch (4:00pm): 2 Chicken and Apple sausages Snack (8:15pm): 1 banana Dinner (8:30pm): Jamaican Chicken Curry, Solely fruit gummies Exercise: none How did I feel? It was a day off work for me on Monday, and I barely left my couch. I should have gone to the gym with the extra time, but after a super busy weekend, I just wanted to be lazy. Day 16 - Jan 17
  14. Day 12 - Jan 13 Breakfast (10:30am): 2 hard boiled eggs Lunch (12:30pm): Leftover casserole Dinner (7pm): Baked salmon and roasted broccoli Exercise: none Day 13 - Jan 14 Breakfast (7:45am): 2 hard boiled eggs Lunch (1:00pm): Leftover curry Dinner 1 (4pm): 2 hard boiled eggs Snack (8:30pm): plantains Dinner 2 (11:15pm): 2 poached eggs + smoked salmon + lemon aioli (mayo + lemon juice + capers) Exercise: none How did I feel? Saturday was a tough day. I was in a training from 9am til 4pm, then a book club til 8pm. I should h
  15. Hope everyone had a great weekend! I was super busy - I've been doing training to volunteer as a community tax preparer (plus I had a couple of book clubs). On Saturday I left my house at 8am and didn't get back until 9pm. I really wanted to give up to be honest, especially at my evening book club, which was held at a cool food hall. But I ate a couple hard boiled eggs before I went, and just ordered a tea to have while everyone else had drinks and dinner. Also, halfway through as of today!