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Amy's Whole50 #2 - Start August 19


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It's been 10 days since the end of my first Whole30, and I'm anxious to get back on, re-focus, and get as healthy as possible in a short amount of time.  I'm making this a Whole50 to take me right up to our international trip on October 9, so that I can be in the best possible place before the trip.


After my previous Whole30, I stopped and took a break for a few reasons.  First, I wanted to weigh and measure (I had great results).  Second, I had a few events come up that I wanted to be less restricted for - I stayed paleo, but definitely had some "paleo-ified" treats.  And lastly, I missed dairy, so I wanted to do a reintroduction.  The dairy reintro went terribly - it turns out I have a dairy intolerance.  Who knew?  After every non-butter dairy excursion, large or small, I ended up with painful stomach cramps and gas in proportion to the size of the dairy portion I had consumed.  I think eventually I will try some homemade yogurt (which I have been making for my kids and husband), but other than that, I'm officially off dairy for good.  I did not do a grain/gluten reintro this time, because I really don't care that much.  But I think I'll probably do one next time, just so I know what I can or can't handle.


My husband, who was heavily featured in my last log, is on his way to solving his GI tract issues.  He is definitely paleo-for-life.  However, his issues are turning out to be bigger than just the Whole30.  He is seeing a Primal Doc on Monday, and hopefully that will be the start of a long road of gut healing for him.  But because his issues are bigger, and I need to focus a good bit on me right now, this Whole50 is officially "just mine," even though he is mostly along for the ride as well.


During this Whole50, I am adding the Focus T25 workout videos to add strength and stamina, and hopefully to boost the fat loss.  I will be weighing/measuring once in the middle of the Whole50 when I complete T25 Alpha (about halfway through - I just finished Alpha Week 2).  I have put on a little muscle since the finish of my Whole30 #1 (yay!) which results in an apparent weight gain, but my inches continue to decrease.  This time I took "before" pictures, and I'll be very excited to post the change in the middle and at the end.


Here are my starting numbers.


                                                     Before W30#1  Before W50#2    After       Change

Weight -                     227.8 lb      218.0 lb   
Waist (at belly button) -     46   in       43   in    
Hips -                        50   in       48   in

Thigh -                       29.5 in       28   in

Upper Arm -                   15.5 in       15.5 in

Bust -                        46.5 in       44.5 in


Let's do this!!

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Day 1 - 8/19/13


Post WO Meal - 1/4 sweet potato and some roast chicken.  I thought I would be a person who wouldn't want to have a starchy post workout snack, but if I don't eat the sweet potato I have a tendency to want to kill someone.  And no one wants that.  So sweet potato it is.


Meal 1 - 3 HB eggs, a bunch of brussels sprouts, and some mayo dressing.  A few bites of mango


Meal 2 - Moraccan lamb meatballs from Well Fed, 1/2 avocado, rainbow slaw from Practical Paleo.


Meal 3 - Green chile pulled pork, butternut squash, tomato cucumber salad, pineapple.

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Day 2 - 8/20/13


Meal 1 - 4 sunny side up eggs, kale, tomatoes, 1/2 avocado


Meal 2 - Leftover Green Chile pork and squash, topped with Avo-tziki. Mango.


Meal 3 - zoodles with ground beef and avocado "alfredo" sauce.  Fruit salad with Vanilla coconut milk dressing.

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Day 3 - 8/21/13


Meal 1 - the usual with mushrooms  Coffee with coconut milk.


Meal 2 - exactly like dinner from last night.  Mmmmmmm....


Meal 3 - Pork roast, sweet potatoes, apple garnish, romaine lettuce/CSA cherry tomato salad with caesar dressing (complete with actual sardine!)

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Avocado Alfredo


2.5 avocados
juice of two lemons
1/3.cup of fresh oregano
1/2 cup of fresh.basil
1/2-3/4 cup of evoo
Salt and pepper to taste


We're allium sensitive and egg sensitive in this house, so feel free to add 1-2 cloves garlic and 1-2 eggs.  Combine all ingredients and heat in a saucepan.  We tossed it with zoodles and spiced ground beef. 

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