PamH Posted October 30, 2013 Share Posted October 30, 2013 Back for a reboot of sorts. Ended a 60 day Whole30 in May after being compliant for 56 of those 60 days. I was never able to string 30 consecutive days together but the positive effects were still so very evident. My sugar cravings disappeared. My moods greatly stabilized. Food tasted so good and I wanted to eat yellow peppers or a pear instead of chocolate chips or frosting. Still, I slowly fell back into old habits. About 5 months later and I'm back to getting a large portion of my daily calories from sugars and nut butters. Back to serial snacking instead of meal eating. Back to restricting my eating and exercising to make up for calorie binges. Back to depressed moods, (small) weight gain and low energy. Today is Day1: Woke up at 5:45am to get the dogs out and start the day with my 3 kids. Brewed some Crio Bru with a few Tbs full fat coconut milk. I probably should have eaten breakfast, but I just wasn't feeling it. I'm wondering if my appetite would stabilize if I ate breakfast within an hour of waking? Typically, I don't eat until 9 or even 11am. I often graze for a few hours and feel badly about it. Then, dinner time rolls around with the family and I'm not wanting to eat much more than some vegetables. The cycle continues the following day... I ate spicy rogan josh with wilted spinach for my first meal. I love leftovers! I had spooned up some Pakstani Kima and taken a bite when I remembered (grass fed) full fat yogurt was an ingredient. So, that went back for someone else to eat and I pulled out the beef dish. Some would say I blew it in the first few hours, but I'm not freaking out. Snacked on an Asian pear. I went grocery shopping and avoided buying all the things I would normally buy: all organic, of course. a haha I emptied my refrigerator of my opened full fat grass fed yogurt, cheeses, homemade granola bars, etc and put whatever I could in the freezer. Ouch. I'm blessed to have the ability to just toss a bunch of food and restock with Whole30 options. I did not throw out or freeze the chocolate chips or other chocolates I have piled in a basket. Let's hope that was not a mistake. I use it for baking for the kids. I don't eat cereal or crackers so that all stayed. Here I go again. Baking a squash to use as my bowl for leftover rogan josh. Wound up eating a boatload of butternut squash and broccolini pan sauted with garlic. Blopped a 2T glop of coconut oil/ghee on top with salt and hunkered down to eat. I didn't feel like eating any more beef so I stuck with vegetables only. I probably ate 10oz of beef for breakfast so I don't feel protein neglected. OK. Adding insult to injury today was a trip to the grocery store where I was asked if I qualified for the senior discount. Great. Age 60? Just 2 weeks ago someone asked me how many years I was away from turning 40. Make up your minds. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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