Blair

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  1. Blair

    #jennawhole30

    I'm @blairkitchproject!
  2. Blair

    July 1 Support Thread

    Hi everyone! I'm starting Day 8 today and feeling pretty spectacular. Sugar cravings are gone and my energy is pretty steady, too! I keep having dreams that I'm eating bread or tortillas, though. Yesterday I ordered a coffee from Dunkin, thinking that it would be one of the coffees they make from flavored grounds (which I usually get), but they put syrup in it . I took one tiny sip before I realized the whole thing would be wasted . I was scared just that tiny sip would wake up the sugar dragon but thankfully it hasn't. My advice to Lee-Ann above: if you're hungry, snack. It sounds like you're really active! I know the program says three meals a day, but I think the problem most of us have with snacking is that it's done mindlessly. The point of this, to some extent, is to get you to pay attention to hunger and fullness, so take a moment to eat a mindful, compliant meal. I was hungry the first few days and did just that... Now I'm not so hungry between meals anymore. Granted, I haven't worked out in a little while and I know I'm hungrier on those days, but still--even more reason to snack!! Your body needs it.
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    July 1 Support Thread

    I've never done a Whole before, but as someone who cut back a lot on drinking, I can say this: it might not be that hard to figure out how to reintroduce wine, because one glass will probably give you a pretty intense buzz! Sometimes I feel it after the first sip! Sometimes it's hard to drink more than one or two a week because otherwise I just feel gross...but that's me. Have fun with your tiger blood!
  4. Blair

    July 1 Support Thread

    Good to know--the "Kill ALL of the things!" part made it seem like no one is immune! Honestly, I've never experienced such a steady, positive mood before.
  5. Blair

    July 1 Support Thread

    Haha, thanks! Yeah, I've looked at the timeline a lot and I guess I was expecting to be a lot more angry than tired today, lol! I've been in surprisingly good spirits, but maybe "kill all the things!" Is just around the corner...I kind of hope not but it seems inevitable.
  6. Blair

    July 1 Support Thread

    Day 4 today. Did anyone else experience weird shifts in energy after eating? I feel like right after I finish my lunch, I'm full of energy, but then twenty minutes later I'm ready for a nap. Weird or normal?
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    July 1 Support Thread

    I know I'm late to the party, but I just started my first Whole on Saturday and just found this thread today! So far, so good--today is day three and I've only had minimal headaches. Minimal sweet cravings, too, but I'm sure those will come eventually (but I'm going to enjoy it while they're away). My energy has been SO up and down, though, which is nuts! It's a light switch, I swear!
  8. Blair

    Day 5! - First Whole 30

    Littlered--so glad I read your thread because you're like my twin. I'm on Day 3. I ate really healthy pre-whole and I have yet to have a hangover feeling, but my energy has been a rollercoaster ride. One minute I'm ready for a marathon, the next I'm ready for a hundred year nap. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong until I read this! Thanks for sharing!
  9. Blair

    started July 12!

    Thanks, Kaylward! Your eggs sound amazing--might have to try that during a snack attack. I've had to snack a little, too, so I've been munching on almonds and dried apples. Amazing how little it takes to hit that spot, though!
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    started July 12!

    Day 1 went down pretty well--a few hours after I made dinner, my husband decided he wanted a cheesesteak from this restaurant my family goes to every Saturday night. I always want to go but he isn't the biggest fan of hanging out with my family (typical in-law problems, I guess, since I feel exactly the same way about his family!!), and of COURSE he wants that food the first day of W30! He ordered take-out and brought it (and the best fresh-cut fries in the city!!) home, but strangely I wasn't tempted at all--probably the first day high, or something. My energy was really weird and spotty throughout the day--sometimes I just wanted to lay on the couch and sleep, other times I was ready to clean the whole house. This morning, I woke up ravenous! I drank a bunch of cucumber water and made some coffee. Breakfast was an egg "burrito": eggs scrambled with spices, paleo bacon, and red onion, tucked into a giant leaf of Boston lettuce with tomatoes and guac. It was surprisingly delicious! I hope today goes as smoothly as yesterday. I don't have many hangover-like symptoms yet--just a slight headache, but nothing major--but like I said, I had a pretty decent diet prior to Whole. Today's goals: meal plan and hit the gym!! Oh, and clean my house from top to bottom. Anyone else feeling the need to purge their environment as well as their bodies?! Haha.
  11. Blair

    started July 12!

    Thanks Holli, you're right!!
  12. Blair

    Starting July 12th

    I started today, too! Good luck!!
  13. Blair

    started July 12!

    Hey all! So I started my first Whole30 this morning. I wanted to start on a Saturday because the weekends are always when I lose my healthy eating habits. I've been a meal planner and a "healthy eater" for awhile, but it always seems like I'm never full until I've had dessert after a meal. I cave into cravings way too easily, and my weekends seem to be day-long grazefests. If there's a dessert in front of me, I can't resist it. The biggest reason I'm doing a Whole30 is so that I can feel in control around food. So far today's been okay--I'm a bit tired now but it might be because I forgot to drink coffee today! Also, I've been hungry, but I really think it's just because my body's wondering why it's not snacking. Seriously! I had a great lunch, but afterwards I was still hungry and I think it's just from habit! After lunch is where things always go downhill! Anyway, such a long intro post, but it feels good to finally make the concious decision to take control. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time--and terrified of the first time a big cravings hits! Wish me luck!