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Monday, February 2, 2015

  • Day 1 – up very early (4 am) for snow emergency at work. Excited to start. Had good Meal 1 at around 6 – eggs and veggies. Concerned that coffee is going to be hard to control. Had 2 cups during and after Meal 1.
  • Around 7:30 – felt stressed and wanted to eat or drink coffee, but didn’t
  • 10 – Starving and want to snack – will plan to eat good sized Meal 2 at 11 – drink plenty of water in the meantime and read Bible.
  • Ate lunch at 11:40 AM, big salad, oil, Mediterranean salad, chicken patty – still starving
  • Ate stir fry with plenty of veggies for Meal 3 around 6


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Day 2 – got a lot of sleep last night! Forgot to put on Fitbit but I think I was asleep by 11 PM and up at 6
  • Meal 1 – Around 7:30 turkey with apples, 1 egg, cold baked root vegetables - 2 cups coffee
  • Meal 2 – Around 12:30 – chicken Burger, big salad, and Mediterranean salad
    • Good but hungry an hour afterword
    • Drank some tea (low caffeine)
  • Still real thirsty all the time.
  • Feeling a fog set in from time-to-time but generally in a okay mood
  • Noticed a reflex to eat when stressed or bothered. Want to anesthetize self with food.
  • Surprised I'm not missing caffeine much more
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Day 3 - Woke up for work at 4:30, had Meal 1 at home apple/turkey mix, one avocado, one egg.

  • Heard this is supposed to be a bad day, thought it was going to be when I thought I forgot my badge for work and in the process of feeling for it I spilled my coffee on my lap.
  • So far so good. I've noticed my temper and automatic negative response to things has lessoned - I hope this isn't the calm before the storm :mellow:
  • Meal 2 - Homemade chicken soup from the chicken last night - plenty of veggies in it.
    • Still hungry around 2-3 PM - more from old habits and emotion than actually being hungry. I even want to eat as a distraction so I don't have to think, feel, or do anything.



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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - continued


  • Meal 3 - Salmon, salad, guacamole spread
    • Went to meeting - wanted snacks - brought water and did okay
    • Had visions of eating bad and thought I could excuse myself for Valentines Day
    • Yep - It's getting hard now - I can FEEL the cravings and I'm nervous since the thoughts bounce around in my head to just eat whatever 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015 


Day 4

  • Meal 1 - 2 eggs, broccoli, onion, tomato , cooked in ghee
    • Every tired - eyelids feel heavy
    • 6hr 12 min of sleep - pattern still very choppy
    • Notice skin clearing up - healing faster - blemishes lessoning
    • A little disappointed that my belt is still tight 
  • Meal 2 - Chicken stir fry with veggies and a salad with avocado
    • Cravings are still there....just want to go eat then realize I can't.....then get a little anxious and annoyed
    • Noticed by jaw is tight all the time to, at, and from work. Sometimes at home
    • Took Monday off for just me - informed work I was out of touch all weekend and all of Monday.
    • Still drinking water like crazy
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Thursday, February 5, 2015 continued

  • Steak and carrot/cardamon soup, Mediterranean  salad, strawberries and blueberries 
    • Grumpy after work today, calmed down later
    • Feeling like quitting and going for the feeling of eating whatever I want :angry:
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Friday, February 6, 2015 - continued


  • Meal 3 - chicken thighs and salad
    • Feeling okay - cravings are still present - Went to Trader Joes to stock up. It was difficult walking around and NOT buying stuff I wanted but buying stuff I needed


Saturday, February 7, 2015


Day 6


  • Meal 1 - 2 eggs, pepper, onion, sausage from TJs, cooked  in Ghee
    • Have a sort of potluck today, will bring clean salad and stuff chick thighs and dressing in my pockets
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The mix looks pretty good, but I wanted to check in regarding your Meal 1s. Are two eggs enough for you, do they keep you till lunchtime? Breakfast really sets the day, helps you avoid cravings and being hungry later in the day. The recommended portion if you're eating just eggs for protein during a meal is the number of eggs you can comfortably carry in one hand -- usually at least 3. (If you add other protein, then the number can go down.)

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Sunday, February 8, 2015


Day 7


  • Still going strong in spite of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES being in my kitchen. 
  • I made it through a Boy  Scout award potluck last night - brought my own chiken
  • I did have a TJs (on plan) sausage as a snack when I got home and the kids broke out the cookies - Couldn't take it. 
  • Meal 1, 2 eggs, Prosciutto, broccoli, onions, red pepper
  • Meal 2 - Baked Chicken thighs, coconut amino, ginger, garlic and carrot cardamon soup
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015


  • Still going strong, but definitely tested and challenged at times. My old thinking wants me to go back to my old foods
  • Caffeine intake went up to about 4-5 cups of coffee - More a crutch, not a need. Still probably a bad habit that has me playing with going back to enormous amounts of caffeine
  • Meal 1, 2 egg, 3 slices prosciutto, salsa
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Day 14


  • Went out last night for Valentine's Day. Called ahead and spoke with  waitress. I had a pork with a asian pear reduction. MAde sue there was no added sugar or sugar substitution. 
  • Eat well, still full this morning. Didn't sleep well.
  • Brewing up some coffee.
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Day 15


  • Just got done ready the "Your Whole 30 Daily" and was struck by how on point it is. I would recommend this for anyone trying to accomplish the Whole30. It just covered the "What the Hell" (WTH) effect. On Valentine's Day I ordered pork and it had an apple cider reduction on top. Before going I took all recommended steps. I read the menu online, called ahead and spoke wit the chef, spoke with the waitress (no sugar of any kind, no substitutes, no honey, no maple, etc - no starch or grain, no dairy, no butter). I ate well, but the sauce on top tasted very sweet. I have been feeling like saying WTH because I'm just not sure even know that it was complaint, but I know I tried and I'm not gong to let my bad thinking win here and succumb to a case of WTH.
  • I did snack some yesterday, but on compliant food
  • My sleep has been way off the last couple of nights
  • Coffee is still creeping in as a habit behavior instead of an enjoyed beverage before noon in amounts of 1 or 2 cups. I'd say I'm at 18 to 24 oz.
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Day 22 - Still going strong. Noticing good changes. Ate potato last night and I think it really had a bad effect on me. Didn't sleep well at all. I'll keep a watch of for this and maybe start reintroducing it after the 30 program to see what happens. 

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