Juice06870 Posted May 28, 2013 Share Posted May 28, 2013 So today is the 9th day of my first Whole30. These 9 days have really gone by quickly. Between my normal routine, and then the regimen of food shopping, prepping, cleaning, eating etc, it's really making the time fly. Anyway I like to start these with a quick rundown of myself to help put the whole picture together. 34 yrs old, married father of a 2 year old boy, full time job (also on call 24/7), work out about 5 days a week (weights + cardio) Haven't been satisfied with my results in the gym and how I feel most of the time physically, so I wanted to do this to see if this kind of eating can cure at least one of those issues. I started out feeling great the first few days. Then around my 4th day, I was feeling very bloated all afternoon and evening. The next day was better, and since then I've had the feeling only once or twice. Otherwise, I feel more clear and sharp mentally, which is a big change from how I was feeling for a long time (foggy and "out of it"). But other than that, I think I was hoping for more than I have gotten out of it so far. I still have 21 more days so I know there is still a lot of time, but if this keeps up I can see myself getting frustrated rather quickly. Anyway I forgot to log day 8 so here it ls: (no gym) Breakfast: 4 organic cage free eggs with chopped bell pepper and spinach 1 organic chicken sausage (no sugar or other disallowed stuff) half avocado Lunch: Seared tuna steak, coated lightly in sesame seeds bakes carrots sauteed kale sweet potato snack: half handful hazelnuts half handful raw organic coconut chips Epic Bar - Turkey Dinner: Organic chicken breast with red thai curry chopped yellow peppers japanese eggplant served over cauliflower rice Day 9: today Breakfast: 4 organic cage free eggs chicken sausage 2 pieces bacon from US Wellness meats half avocado chopped peppers spinach Lunch: 3/4 sweet potato half avocado leftover red curry and organic chicken w/ cauliflower rice (eat this REALLY fast because I was starving, and I have felt bloated/gross ever since) Gym: trained legs abs (my son took his nap right after lunch, so I took the opportunity to get to the gym during that time, so lunch was my preworkout meal) Postworkout: (still felt full from lunch about 2-2.5 hrs earlier) 1/4 sweet potato @ 3 oz grilled chicken Dinner: organic grass fed ground beef burger (approx 5.5 oz) 1 slice grilled pineapple grilled onion slice sliced portobello mushroom (sauteed) topped with a chipotle avocado spread (maybe 1/2 avocado worth) While I was cleaning up, I ate one more slice of the pineapple, and I felt guilty about it (i guess I'm at least in the right frame of mind, IE if I feel that guilty about a piece of pineapple, I suppose I should be able to continue to not want to cheat or snack on something I'm not supposed to. Anyway I hope the bloated feelings go away soon, and I hope I start feeling a little better sooner rather than later. (I also only get maybe 6-7 hours of sleep a night, my son gets up at 515-530 every day, and its near impossible to get to bed by 9pm....10pm is usually the best I can do) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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