Tevenie Posted September 27, 2014 Share Posted September 27, 2014 Hi, this is my first attempt at an AIP whole 30, with some modifications. I have elevated thyroid antibodies, not high enough according to my doctor to medicate, but I am lethargic, depressed and pretty miserable. I am 60lbs over-weight. (235lbs/5'11"). I completely lost any ability to be proactive at the beginning of this year so I am hoping to change all that. I said I am doing the AIP, but I have included coffee because of factors outside of my control - I am well aware that I am addicted to it but I cannot deal with the three day headache at the moment. The good news is that I drink it black and haven't ever taken sugar it in so things could be worse. Day One - Monday 22nd September, Breakfast: Banana & Spinach Smoothie (banana, 80g spinach, water) Coffee, apple Lunch: Chicken leg roasted. Brussels sprouts; Dinner: Salmon, steamed, leeks cooked in a little olive oil; kiwi fruit Day Two - Tuesday 23rd September Breakfast: Banana & Spinach smoothie, as above with dollop of coconut milk; piece of chicken breast, coffee Lunch: Steamed salmon with leeks cooked in olive oil, apple. Dinner: Salad (leaves, scallions, mushrooms, celery, Cucumber, Sweet potato fries (baked in a little coconut oil) Day Three - Wednesday 24th September Breakfast Banana & Spinach smoothie, as above with dollop of coconut milk; piece of chicken breast, coffee Lunch: Salad (as dinner last night) with tuna and anchovies, homemade carrot and ginger 'sauerkraut' Dinner Sirloin steak with spinach and sweet potato fries (as above) Fruit (sugar withdrawals?) mango, melon, banana, kiwi. Day Four - Thursday 25th September Breakfast: Steak, green beans (? ai compliant?) sweet potato (very late breakfast) Lunch Dinner: Smoked salmon, steak, Brussels sprouts, Kiwi, banana; melon; Bad day at work, stuff out of my control - didn't eat breakfast until about 11.00 - wasn't then hungry at lunch time but was starving by dinner time so shoveled a packet of smoked salmon in which I didn't intend doing. Day Five - Friday 26th September Breakfast; Steak & Brussels sprouts sauteed in coconut oil Lunch; Green salad, lots of leaves, homemade dressing (olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic) slices of chicken breast; kiwi fruit Dinner: beef burger (beef; fresh oregano, arrowroot powder); Sweet potato chips; salad leaves, homemade carrot & ginger kraut; banana; passion-fruit; kiwi, coconut milk. So, I realise I am eating too much fruit, partly it was because I had it in the house - I am trying to buy less of it and be more controlled round it - I am guessing my over eating of fruit a couple of times is sugar related, but I am not beating myself up about it because, hey - it could have been a family pack of Peanut M&Ms! Onward and upward, I will buy less sugary fruit and see how it goes. Friday was Kill. All. The. Things. I have to say I thought that was all a bit silly and I would be fine - why on earth would I want to kill anything? Well.... it didn't work out like that - actually I didn't want to kill all the things - I wanted to catch them, subject them to torture, kill them and then possibly eat them. I refrained, you will be glad to hear, but it was close. I hope it will be easier today. I have tried a couple of Whole 30s before but never got past the first few days. Usually wine or chocolate has got me. This feels different. I smoked for a very long time and gave up on several occasions. Each time there was a big trumpeting and fanfare and ceremonial throwing away of the cigarettes and lighter and each time I failed after a few months. The last time I quit there was no big decision, no announcements, no statements. I just got up one morning and thought, I wont have that early morning coffee cigarette and then I didn't have the one in the car on the way to work. Then I thought I will wait until coffee break to have one. It was so much easier - there was no pressure because I hadn't given them up - no fear of failure. I just never had that next cigarette. The lighter is still where I left it a year ago. I kind of feel the same way about food this time round - it's my choice, maybe I will make it for thirty days, maybe I won't. But I am not going to eat anything non-compliant in the next hour. I know that for sure. I won't be perfect - I ate a passion-fruit yesterday and as they are mostly seeds I am not sure that they are compliant and can't find any definitive answer. I also know that I am going to screw up the reintroduction at the end because a week after I finish I am going to Rome for four days. I will get a blood test done after the 30 days and see if it has made a difference to my thyroid antibodies - if it has then I will know what to do after Rome - if it hasn't then I guess I will have to think of something else. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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