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Needing a reboot- my Whole30


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I'm finishing day 2 and I have felt pretty good. I was overwhelmed at first, but then I reminded myself that I was overwhelmed when I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and I not only did it, but I did it for 3 months. 30 days should be easy! It also helps that, even as far off the wagon as I fell, I still have many of the eating habits still from the SCD.

So I am doing this because my body started to revolt big time. Things that I used to be able to eat (a month ago) had started to cause major bloating and gas pains. I contemplated doing the SCD again, but I am hoping to have some faster results.

I ran the Muddy Buddy on Sunday and am still feeling pretty sore. I run my first real 5K tomorrow through my husband's work and then on Saturday I am going to Tree to Tree Aerial adventure course. Oh and I am hoping to get a workout on Thursday and a bike ride on Friday. My goal this week, besides sticking to plan, is to figure out my pre-workout and post-workout food.

So my I know I am not eating enough food, but I don't know how much is the right amount. I feel pretty full when I get done eating, but I'm really hungry before the next meal...especially at night.

Also, I miss cheese and my homemade yogurt (24 hour yogurt). Cheese has been my go to snack and my kids eat it a couple times a day. Not taking a bite while cutting it for them has been a huge victory.

Ok, I guess that is it for now. I am off to read more about pre- and post- workout food.

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Day 3 and man, I almost squeaked out without an emotional anti-whole30 moment that the daily email warned me of. I ate a good egg breakfast , made a sweet potato, banana, and cinnamon purée for post race and I remembered to pack a few other things to eat while my family ate the BBQ. My 5K went really well (33:21) and I would have been faster if I didn't have to weave through all the walkers in the beginning. Post-race I was shocked that I wasn't hungry at all. I ate some tomatoes and a little bit of my purée, but that was it.

So we returned home and the lovely roast that I started before we left appeared to be good to go. When I pulled it out though, it was over cooked. :( I hate well done meat. HATE!!! So I had a bit of a meltdown because I had nothing else but eggs and eggs are disgusting (they aren't but that is what I felt at the moment). I couldn't make anything because everything was frozen. Thankfully I have an awesome husband and I left him with the kids while I ran to whole foods. Now it is a couple hours later, I have food in my stomach and more prepped in my fridge and things don't seem so bad.

I can't tell you the number of times tonight I wanted to cheat though. I miss cheese so much and I want to drink coffee with honey again. I know that most of the people doing the whole30 will stay dairy free post 30 days, but I really can't wait to be able eat cheese again. Oh well, it is only 30 days.

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Forgot to post yesterday. Have been feeling like crud for the last 24 hours. My kids gave me their colds and I feel like I have the flu on top of it all. I think it is the result of die off and wanted to see if other people are having issues, but the search function keeps giving me an error message when I put "die off" in the search box. Urgh! I did find something in the ladies only section, but that was with regard to breastmilk. Anyway, I am hoping to feel better soon.

I made bone broth for the first time...well, I am making it now. I strained it earlier, but it was still too light and not very flavorful. So I threw it back in the crockpot along with some herbs and garlic. I have the top off, hoping it will boil down a little. I have heard that is great for gut issues. Here's hoping. :)

Tomorrow I am out of the house and because I was sick, I have done nothing to prep. Need to start to plan farther in advance!

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