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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 8 Checkin: Breakfast: Coffee (starbucks) with MCT, collagen; applegate chicken apple sausage Random: 1 jolly rancher to stop a coughing fit during an important work phone call Lunch: Pork rinds, plain chicken, peppers and onions, jalapenos, salsa, chipolte mayo Dinner: chicken sausage, 1/2 sweet potato, coconut oil Snack: Strawberries and blueberries with coconut milk I had to resort to eating a piece of hard candy during a work phone call because I was having a coughing fit. I know this is not compliant but I'm still calling it a win because I didn't let it derail my whole day. Moving on.
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day Checkin: Breakfast: Coffee with MCT, collagen, almond milk; 2 boiled eggs with Everything but the Bagel seasoning Lunch: Rotisserie chicken, Greens, red peppers, avocado, almonds, Primal Kitchen caesar Snack: banana, cashews Dinner: ribeye, peppers, onions, and mushrooms in coconut oil; sweet potato with coconut oil, salt, and cinnamon Yesterday was a doozie, but overall, I would say a big fat NSV. I had an extremely stressful morning at work, dr appointments all afternoon (just regular OB checkup and ultrasound), a fussy toddler throwing his dinner on the ground, a grouchy hubby losing his patience, and a sore throat getting worse as the day went on. The perfect recipe for ordering pizza (and having drinks if I wasn't pregnant) and saying "f it". But we stuck to our guns and ate a home cooked meal. And although no one in the house slept well last night due to not feeling well, I know that the healthy choices we made in times of stress will pay off in the long term.
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 6 Checkin: Breakfast: Coffee with MCT, collagen, almond milk; 2 scrambled eggs with chipolte mayo Lunch: Rotisserie chicken, Greens, red peppers, avocado, almonds, Primal Kitchen balsamic Snack: Applegate turkey, spinach, Primal Kitchen caesar dressing Dinner: buffalo bake: chicken breast, spaghetti squash, red peppers, buffalo sauce, mayo; with butternut squash and Tessemae's avocado ranch Late Snack: banana, almond butter The virus I seem to have is definitely taking hold, so I'm feeling rough...headachey, scratchy throat, sinus issues. But I can definitely feel the magic starting to happen...heartburn is gone, less bloating, itchy eyes/allergy symptoms are much less- even with a sinus infection, I can feel the difference! And overall feeling more confident and optimistic, in the midst of sickness, which is pretty awesome. Hoping to be 100% by Monday.
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 5 Checkin: Breakfast: Matcha tea with MCT, collagen, cacao butter; 2 boiled eggs with mayo and Everything but the Bagel seasoning Lunch: Rotisserie chicken, Greens, butternut squash, avocado, almonds, Primal Kitchen ranch Snack: banana, handful cashews Dinner: buffalo bake: chicken breast, spaghetti squash, red peppers, buffalo sauce, mayo; with avocado and Primal Kitchen ranch Had some cravings this afternoon for pizza (or any convenient junk food ) but really just wanting to zone out from a long couple days at work. Reminded myself to "Never Question the Decision" of sticking with the full 30 days. Would like to get back to exercise but not forcing myself, since I have a deadly combo right now of pregnancy, a virus, and detox week of Whole30. I know it will pass!
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 4 Checkin: Breakfast: Matcha tea with MCT, collagen, and coconut milk; 2 scrambled eggs with spinach Lunch: Greens, baked salmon,butternut squash, roasted red peppers, Primal Kitchen caesar dresing Snack: apple (brought boiled eggs too but got called into meetings all afternoon ) Dinner: pulled pork pork rind nachos, peppers and zucchini, guacamole, chipolte mayo, salsa Snack 2: Banana and almond butter Feeling pretty rough but I think it's virus that's been going around....scratchy throat, sinus pressure, yada yada. Heartburn and bloating are much better and I'm sleeping pretty well considering my sinus issues.
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 3 Checkin: Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with chipolte mayo; coffee with collagen and mct Lunch: rotisserie chicken, mixed greens, butternut squash, pine nuts, Primal Kitchen balsamic dressing Snack: fuji apple and almond butter Dinner: Pulled pork pork rind nachos with bell peppers, jalapenos, salsa, chipolte mayo; strawberry spindrift Energy was very high yesterday! Planned for a lazy Sunday and ended up doing tons of organizing and purging around the house. By the end of the day though my feet and body were sore, so I'll have to remember to take it easy. No heartburn!
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 2 Checkin: Breakfast: 2 egg muffins, chipolte mayo, coffee with collagen and mct oil powder Lunch: Rotisserie chicken (Naked from Whole Foods), mixed greens, almonds, bell peppers, tessemae's avocado ranch Snack: Apple and cashews Dinner: Baked salmon, roasted butternut squash (pre-cut), roasted peppers/onions/zucchini with coconut oil (pre-cut) Late Snack: Strawberries and almond butter Heartburn is better already! A little tired but rested when I needed to
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Day 1 check-in! Yesterday went okay, but I definitely wasn't prepared enough (the downfall of starting on a Friday, but I thought the first of the month was better than waiting for Monday!) I planned to throw together a salad for lunch bc I always have pouch tuna...except I didn't :/ All I had was canned salmon which was too much for my preggo tummy to handle. Plus my compliant dressing had, like, a teaspoon left in the bottle. Buying ALL the groceries this weekend! Breakfast: 2 egg muffins, coffee with collagen and MCT oil powder; Lunch: 1/2 salmon spinach salad with tomatoes and pine nuts. (had to toss the other half). Snack 1: strawberries, almond butter, coconut flakes; Snack 2 (since I didn't eat much lunch): Bell pepper strips and guacamole Dinner: rib eye steak with ghee, bell peppers and mushrooms sauteed in coconut oil, sweet potato with ghee and cinnamon Feeling tired and kinda blah over all, but went to bed feeling less bloated than usual
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    Will do! I had a lot of food aversions in the beginning but not so much too. Problem is I'm eating chicken, eggs, etc, PLUS tons of junk food because it always seems to be around haha. (I work in an office so there's lots of sitting and treats coming in almost daily ) But I'm determined!
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    Jen's Whole30 Log

    I'm starting my third round of the Whole 30 on Friday, February 1! This will be extra challenging because I am currently 5 months pregnant, which means that my hormones are kinda out of control and there's even more pressure to "treat myself" with junk food. The peer pressure is so much harder to resist nowadays! And you can only hear "You must be so tired" so many times in a day before it starts to affect you. This attitude has led to me bingeing on sugar almost daily, getting very little exercise, and feeling like absolute garbage So, Whole 30 to the rescue! I'll be logging my meals here daily to stay accountable because no one in my real life understands why I would want to do this while pregnant. But these are my reasons why/AKA my goals, which are obviously not related to weight loss : Less heartburn Better sleep Less inflammation (By the end of my first pregnancy, my feet were so swollen I couldn't fit into any of my shoes!) More even moods Less anxiety (sugar makes this so much worse for me) More energy to stay active through my last trimester Thanks for following along!