sailbades Posted June 3, 2013 Share Posted June 3, 2013 Today is the fifth day of my first whole30, but I thought I'd get on here and keep a super insanely exciting record of my progress. I never thought I'd read what other people eat on a daily basis, but it's helping with portion control. Here's some background on meeeee: I'm 30 years old, female, slender build, but have a "runner's belly", 133, 5'8 1/2", my body fat on a scale hovers around 20% but when I get it measured with the calipers its 12-15%, so who knows. I live in Chicago, but am from Cincinnati. While not diagnosed with anything, I tend to say I have a weak immune system. I've been sick with basically every virus, bacteria possible since I was a kid. If I have a week where I am not sick, it's a miracle. I'm 30 years old and this has been true since my little feet pitter pattered across the kitchen floor. I have 3 chronic injuries, knees (both were scoped in the summer of 2009), they never healed, left foot has felt "broken" for probably 9 months, nothing is wrong with it, but it's painful which I'm sure leads up the chain and affects my poor pitiful knees. And finally left shoulder which has tendinitis that will not go away (probably 3 to 4 years at least). Most of these injuries are feeling pretty ripe when I run (2 marathons, bunch of halves). Despite all that, my workout schedule per week includes 3 45m-1h crossfit style workouts, 2 or more sessions of yoga and hopefully atleast 2 30 minute extra cardio sessions. Worst fear of this: I love wine and I love diet coke. Equally and with fervor. OK, here's my first 4 1/2 days worth of food + observations: Day 1: 2 Eggs + tons of veggies/shrooms + olive oil 3 cups of coffee(!) Spinach salad + grilled chicken + olive oil/apple cider vinegar Ground Turkey(made with onion and olive oil) + bell peppers/shrooms/chives/spinach/tomato + oregano Sleep Deeply Tea (Churchills in Cincinnati) Felt pretty good all day. Slightly worried I'm eating too much. Day 2: 2 Eggs + tons of veggies/shrooms + olive oil 3 cups of coffee(!) Handful of Pecans + apple (coworkers went to a fish shack - nothing to eat that wasn't fried) Smoked Salmon + ground turkey + bell peppers/shrooms/spinach + olive oil + cherries (dessert-ish) Buddha's meditation tea (from Coffee Emporium in Cincinnati) Day 3: Handful of Pecans (pre workout) 1 cup of coffee Handful of Pecans + apple (post workout) Leftover turkey concoction from day 2 + 1 egg + 1/2 avocado+ cherries and strawberries Snack: Bag of kale chips + almonds (too many/too much!) Green curry (awesome!) with pineapple, chicken, spinach, sugar snap peas, red bell pepper Day 4: 2 Eggs (in coconut oil, yum) + spinach/sugar snap peas/mushrooms + spinach salad with olive oil and balsamic + 1/2 avocado Had like 4 cups of coffee(!) Ground turkey + green garlic/spinach/tomato/mushrooms + olive oil (very filling - finally) Red curry (less awesome! - probably due to lack of the pineapple) with 2 Italian sausages + bell peppers/onions/sugar snap peas/spinach + Cherries and Strawberries Some kind of licorice herbal tea Day 5: 2 Eggs (olive oil) + mushrooms/tomato/spinach/dill + 3 strawberries (trying to keep a lid on the fruit) 2 1/2 cups of coffee (hooray, down a little!) Green curry (left over from Day 3) + 5 strawberries Morale of the story - My meals feel too big, but are probably too small. I've been drinking too much coffee, but otherwise am good. My nose still runs every time I eat which I thought would go away. I'm also having some "digestive issues" which were miraculously gone today and hopefully for the rest of the 30 days. I've had some scattered headaches and massive diet coke cravings. Oh and I drank wine in my dream last night...cheating? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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