Jinkse21 Posted January 2, 2014 Share Posted January 2, 2014 Day 1 I'm back! It's been a tough road since I finished my first Whole30 in May...what started out as a smooth road ended up with lots of curves and hills! For the most part, I followed a Primal lifestyle until November when family get-togethers dictated food choices that were filled with potatoes, rice, mac and cheese, crackers, lots of cheese, and alcohol....and my will-power sucked. There have been changes that I made in my first Whole30 that have stuck with me so the last 8 months have not been a total fail. On three ocassions, I had 2 sips of Diet Coke and I just couldn't drink anymore! The aspartame taste was nasty!! So, there have been no sodas in my life...Zip! Zilch! Things like soy sauce and other soy products like edamame, added sugars, and not-so-good-for-you oils like soybean and safflower have been very minimal. I have also refrained from stepping on the scale every other day like I used to too! In fact, before this morning, the last time I was on the scale was probably 2 months ago. Wish I hadn't stepped on it today! 198.9! EEK!! It was nice having yesterday off so I could cook food for meals until the weekend. Just did the basics...chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, kale with onions and garlic, carrots and celery. My fridge is filled with veggies and fruit! I just have to make sure I make the before they go bad! I plan on tackling a few recipes from my new cookbooks I got for Christmas over the weekend. Since I won't be drinking, I have to find something to keep my busy instead of laying on the couch the entire time. Some things I would like to see change over the 30+ days: Skin rash disappear (I think my Orencia treatments may be affecting this though) Less RA pain Less bloating Regular BMs Better sleeping habits Need for less caffeine Lose weight (just a nice side effect!) My plan is to do AIP this time around to see if it helps with the RA. However, I have alreay had a small fail...I cooked chicken last night with Hot Curry powder that has non-AIP spices in it. I'll still eat it but I'll also extend my Whole30 out a few days unless I decide I just want to try AIP for 2 weeks. Breakfast: FR Chicken Thighs cooked with Penzey's Hot Curry and Lard Kale sauteed with Onion and garlic in Lard Sweet Potato Rounds cooked with EVOO 1/2 Avocado Definitely full afterwards and reminded me of how good I felt during my first W30. Lunch could be a bit more challenging for me since I have eaten out every day since our office relocated to downtown Cincy. So many food choices! I think there are a few places where I can eat on W30 but the people I work with are pretty picky about what they eat. Lunch: FR Roasted Chicken Thigh cooked with a little EVOO Kale sauteed with Onion and garlic in Lard Carrot and Celery Sticks 1/2 Avocado, mashed Talk about sleepy! I was having a difficult time keeping my eyes open all afternoon. It didn't help that it's really slow at work. I also experienced a headache which I didn't think would happen on day 1 but I had been drinking a ton of caffeine and eating lots of carbs up to day 1. When I got home from work, I decided I would make some meatballs with some different seasonings I have on hand. Now I know why Well Fed 2's meatball recipes call for baking soda and cream of tartar...they tasted kinda dry and bland and were a little heavy without it. I was glad that I cooked enough yesterday for meals over a few days...I didn't have to worry about cooking a lot of food and could relax. Dinner: Meatballs (Organic ground beef, granulated garlic, parsley, minced onion, salt, pepper) Steamed Broccoli with a little Ghee to finish A few Sweet Potato Rounds Black Olives I uploaded my meal pics to Instagram. I took a picture of every meal during my first Whole30 but didn't really post any of them. This time, I will post them on Instagram! If you're reading this and have any interest in seeing what I am eating, follow me ay jirky_30! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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