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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Update: So it turns out this will be my last full week of living by the book of Whole 30. My husband and I scored last-minute, crazy cheap tickets to Copenhagen! We leave in a week and a half, so I want to give my body some time to reintroduce things like bread, dairy, and sugar. The whole point of doing this was to see if those things affected me negatively. I know this isn't the best news for the diet, but I'm super excited about the trip, and I firmly believe that part of traveling is experiencing the food of that region. Even though I'm not doing the whole 30 days, I really do feel like this has changed my relationship with food already. I've broken up with Coke and Coke Zero, my ride or dies since I was in middle school. I also learned that I really don't need bread with every meal, that I can be full and satisfied with salads, and that sugar is in EVERYTHING so I need to check the labels. I can fully see myself doing a full round early next year. So I'm going to finish out this week strong, and then take it from there.
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Day 9 - Sept. 9th: My hunger came back today, and I think I ate pretty well! I'm getting good, consistent sleep now, which is really nice. Breakfast: 1 egg white cup with 1 piece bacon Snack: 1/2 avocado with tomato and bacon Lunch: Chicken soup with mushrooms and small potatoes and a banana Dinner: Spicy tuna from pg. 28 of the "Quick and Easy Whole 30" cookbook. It was good!
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Thanks, @Amura! My hunger is back to normal today, and even more so, probably because I ate so little yesterday. Maybe yesterday was just a fluke.
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Day 8 - Sept. 9: I had a great night's sleep the night before this day and had good energy all day. My appetite was down considerably, though. This threw some of my meal times off. I'm not super worried about this, I'm assuming my body is just adjusting to having more fat/protein and less carbs. Breakfast - 1 small egg white cup with tomato and spinach Lunch - I wasn't hungry enough for my full lunch, so I ate my snack, which was two lettuce wraps with turkey and prosciutto Mid afternoon snack/lunch - I at my "lunch" around 3 which was a turkey burger and mushrooms Dinner - Because I ate so late I really wasn't hungry for dinner, so I just had a large apple with cashew butter around 6:30. At 10:30, I had another small egg white cup. I had my first food dream last night, where I broke the Whole 30 eating Chinese food. And I wasn't even eating my usual order! I am starting to crave fries and breads a little bit more. Good news is I'm starting to really like unsweet tea (this is a big deal for a southerner) and flavored seltzer water, so I'm not really missing Coke at all. Anyway, on to day 9!
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    Prairie Dawn's September Whole30 Log

    Aw honey I’m so sorry. But I’m so proud of you for advocating for yourself. You only need to worry about your mental health right now. So if having the Whole 30 helps like you feel some control over your life when things feel out of control, then go with it. If you feel like you need to have a glass (or bottle) of wine and cry it out with your girlfriends, then do that too. The Whole 30 will always be here, and you can always try again. We love you!!
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Day 7 - Sept. 8: Today was a whirlwind of food prep and house chores. Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, avocado Lunch: Spinach salad with turkey and tomato Dinner: Chicken with fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chorizo Prepped for the week: - Egg white cups with tomato and spinach - Avocado bowls with bacon and tomatoes - Turkey burgers - Chicken soup with mushrooms and potatoes - Lettuce wraps with turkey and prosciutto That's all I can remember but I feel like I did more than that, haha. I've eaten more avocados this week than maybe my entire life combined. I average a whole one a day. That's fine, right? I feel like I'm eating a lot of fat but I'm reminding myself that I'm not eating nearly as much as when I would go out to eat all the time. On to week 2!
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    @Amura Thank you for the encouraging words!
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    Day 6 - Sept. 7: I did it, you guys! I DID IT. I survived the baker’s market without eating any sweets. But oh man, it was touch and go there for a bit. I’m in Charlotte, NC, and it was 95 degrees today. Our table was outside on asphalt for 6 hours, it was SO HOT, and all I wanted was a damn cookie. It might not have been smart to do this during the “kill all the things” phase. My poor husband. But I prevailed! Thankfully I planned ahead and did a good job having things that were filling and easy. So here’s what I ate: Breakfast: scrambled eggs with some bacon crumbles and a dash of truffle oil Lunch: turkey burger on lettuce with tomato and compliant mayo Dinner: seasoned chicken with roasted broccoli and mashed potatoes. This was our first time using ghee and it was delish! We needed something hearty after sweating outside for so long. My energy level is better today than yesterday, which was much needed. And overall I’m feeling good! I’m much less testy now that I’m in AC away from good-smelling sweets. What are you guys prepping for the week tomorrow?
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    There's some prosciutto that's compliant, which is ham. It is crazy how much sugar is in meat! I had no idea before this either. Try finding a butcher in your area.
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    Can we have gum or mints?

    Ugh ok that's what I was afraid of. Thanks!
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    Can we have gum or mints?

    Can we have unsweetened gum or mints? I had some red onion with my meal and now I need a breath mint! Haha. I have gum at my desk but I dunno if I can have it. I'm not technically ingesting it?
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    Prairie Dawn's September Whole30 Log

    OMG I totally understand wanting a glass of wine. Try not to get too down on yourself for not being active yesterday. I'm SUPER impressed that you've been as active as you have been this week! And give yourself some grace on the over-eating. Like you said, everything you ate was compliant. Didn't you say you also quit smoking or something recently? Your body is going through a lot right now and wants to feel comfortable. Give it some more time to catch up with your brain and it's good you're listening to it today. You got this! Have a great weekend!
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    JessFind's Whole 30 Log - Sept. 2nd-30th

    @Prairie Dawn Thanks so much, lady!! Fingers crossed my willpower is high enough that day. Gotta make sure I eat enough that morning so I'm not hungry and tempted!
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    Kirbz's Whole30 Log

    Hi Kirbz! I've skimmed the last few pages of your food journal. So many kudos for you for your long-term journal! This is my first time doing it and I'm on Day 5 too. At a quick glance, it doesn't seem like you're eating enough for the amount of exercise you do, which I know you noted a few times. Is there any opportunity to eat more throughout the day? I know when I'm hungry, my mind immediately goes to bad food cravings. Anyway, just a thought from a newbie. I hope this round goes well for you!!
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    Baker's Wife Starting Sept. 2nd

    Hi @BecFreeby! I'm keeping a detailed daily food log in the food log forum: Hop on over there! This week has been a roller coaster but I'm on day 5 and feeling great!!