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My 1st Whole 30 Log - Edgymama


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Intro: Almost 37 year old mother to 3 (ages 13, 5, and almost 3), married, full time counselor. History of IBS (been tested for celiac, Hpylori, thyroid issues etc... with nothing), Sleep study coming soon based off being able to take 3 to 4 hour naps and still sleep all night long as well! Need to get weight and health under control as I creep towards 40 :)




Meal one: 1 smallish avocado, 1 banana, 1 hardboiled egg with black coffee and 24oz of water (need to work on prepping breakfast I think night before so I incorporate veggies too!) , 24oz water, black coffee


Meal two: salad made of spinach mix, tomatoes, red onion, chicken breast, handful black olives, homemade dressing using tahini and spices, 24 oz water, LaCroix


Meal three: 2 hamburger patties (cooked in pan with ghee), spinach mix, pickled asparagus spears, green olives, butternut squash with cinnamon, water, LaCroix for bedtime treat

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The composition of meal one has problems. You needed a lot more protein - like 3-4 eggs and not just 1. A whole egg includes good fat, so you don't have to add more. However, I sometimes eat an avocado with eggs simply because I like the taste. We generally recommend avoiding fruit at breakfast, especially a high sugar fruit like banana, because it has a bad influence on insulin - especially when you are light on protein. 

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Thank you so much Tom!!! My book arrives tomorrow so I started based solely off the printables, excited to get the book and learn more. And oh my gosh I don't know if I could eat that many eggs in one sitting! I did wonder about the banana too. Thanks again.

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Day 2: You will see lots of repetition in my meals since I like to do batch cooking and use up what I have (also helps save on grocery budget!) 


Meal one: 2 hardboiled eggs, 3 sweet mini peppers, 1/2 avocado, black coffee, 24oz water (for between meals)


Meal Two: salad made with spinach mix, chicken breast, tomatoes, olives, onion, dressing made from tahini, 24oz water, LaCroix for between meal two and three, baby carrots, 2 large clementines (had to stop myself from drooling over co-workers authentic homemade mexican feast she brought in!)


Meal Three: 2 burger patties (have an amazing compliant mustard), butternut squash with cinnamon, pickled asparagus, green olives, half avocado, (feeling HUNGRY this afternoon and craving cake and/or toast so made decision to add the half avocado with my dinner which I hadn't originally planned, read to offset carb munchies with more protein and fat!) Thank goodness my food is all prepped in the fridge so I can just pop in the micro (I have always had a super hungry time between lunch and dinner in the past so hoping to learn to combat this; must add more protein and fat to breakfast and lunch perhaps?)



Tummy is feeling bubbly and gassy today.....need to start bringing an additional bottle of water to work to help flush out that extra fiber. 


REALLY wanted my peppermint altoids while sitting at daughter's orchestra concert in the evening. I made it through without! Sat down with my Lacroix once I got my kids to bed. Roll on Day 3!

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Day 3: Book arrived last night, hooray! Soaking up as much info off these forums and facebook groups too, love all the support available. Was a bit heady feeling last night but nothing horrid. 


Meal One: 3 eggs seasoned with black pepper, pink Himalayan salt, organic garlic, big handful of baby spinach/spring mix tossed in, 2 slices of prosciutto also tossed in (much better cooked and hot in my opinion! Couldn't get down with the texture as is). 2 clementines (super duper sugary sweet, won't make fruit with meals a habit but it was a nice treat)  Black coffee. 24 oz water


Once I got to work realized I should have had more fat with the meal other than the olive oil I cooked the eggs in. Learning learninggggg


Meal Two: Big salad again with chicken, a few grape tomatoes and olives for my fat(a bit skimpy today, keep adding things to my grocery list for shopping this weekend! (I will change it up next work week I promise ;) )and my homemade dressing, carrots, 2 kiwis, 24oz water : Co-worker came to the rescue and gave me half of a medium tomato to add into my salad as well as 1/2 container of classic wholly guacamole.


Snack: Lacroix



AMAZING discovery....wasn't starving as soon as I walked in the door to my house today! This is a RARE thing and one thing that I hope continues!


Meal Three: Baked chicken breast, 1/2 steamer bag of california medley veg, homemade buffalo sauce out of ghee and franks red hot (OMG AMAZINGGGGGG), handful of green garlic stuffed olives. 

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Congratulations on your first few days.  It can't be easy with 2 little guys and a teenager in the house.

You are so right Beth! I am learning just how often I would finish their food without even thinking about it for starters! 

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Day 4


Headachy....not horribly so, but it's there. Kids have also been waking every night so that could be part of the issue.


Meal 1: 6 sweet mini peppers, 3 hardboiled eggs, Heaping handful black olives, black coffee


Snack: had to happen today... 24 oz lime infused water and 2 handfuls of plantain chips (think this was mostly stress related but also because I had to go home to watch kids while hubby went to the doctor which meant I missed out on more coffee and water I normally have at this time)


Meal 2: Greens with chicken breast and leftover buffalo ghee sauce, 1 small avocado, 24 oz water


Meal 3: 1 lean burger patty, California Medley veggies (with a bit of ghee on top), pickled asparagus spears, handful black olives, 3/4 of a banana, 24oz water


Snack: another handful plantain chips (don't think I will be purchasing these again while doing this as I see them being a SWYPO food for me! Although it was better than diving into the cannister of pringles my daughter was chowing on next to me!, LaCroix


Totally went into the Kill all Things mode today and really had to do some deep breathing dealing with my toddler's antics this evening! WHEW made it through!

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Day 5


I swear my eyes are brighter already! They just look shiny...of course that could be the sleep deprived tears that keep coming (dang kids!) 


Meal 1: 3 eggs cooked in ghee with heaping handful of power greens blend, 2 slices prosciutto, handful cherry tomatoes, handful of blueberries, 12oz water, black coffee, 24 oz water


Meal 2: heap of baby kale, handful of cherry tomatoes, chicken breast,buffalo ghee sauce to dump over it all, small bag of seedless red grapes, carrots, 24oz water


Meal 3: chicken breast, avocado, 2 cups power greens, handful cherry tomatoes, green olives, a couple bites of banana

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Day 6


Meal 1: 3 eggs cooked with peppers and onion, 1 cup blueberries, green olives, 1 slice prosciutto


Meal 2: 2 cups power greens, tomatoes, 100 calorie guacamole, balsamic dressing (bolthouse farms) heaping handful almonds (had to get out the door and knew I needed to eat before leaving so not as much protein as I would have liked)


Meal 3: burger patty, green olives, 1 cup red seedless grapes, cole slaw and carrots mix turned into Mexican slaw


Snack: 6 dates, baby carrots dipped in a 100 cal. guacamole cup

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Day 7


Woke with headache and kill all things attitude today! Had no coffee to start the day either :/


Meal 1: burger patty, 1/2 avocado, cucumber (loved this for a meal one!)


Snack: got my coffee and had full fat coconut milk in it


Meal 2: chicken breast, green beans, baby kale and tomatoes with balsamic, buffalo ghee sauce for dipping


Meal 3: salad comprised of cubed chicken breast, sweet potato, half an avocado, and some red grapes with balsamic on top (wasn't to die for good but it was definitely not boring and did the job!).

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Day 8- Memorial Day

Last night my little guy (almost 3) had to go to ER with daddy as a case of croup came on hard and fast. We have a history of croup with our two littles and it is so scary. He seems ok this morning but a bit grumpy and I am sure tonight he will have attack again as night 2 is usually worse :/ hoping the steroids keep it at bay not only for his sake but because Mama and Daddy need sleep!

Meal 1: 3 eggs, heaping handful power greens, 1 slice prosciutto, a few cherry tomatoes cooked in ghee with handful blueberries and about 8 black olives, 2 cups black coffee

Meal 2: salad greens and tomatoes with a burger patty and balsamic, half avocado

Meal 3: a bit of chicken then some almonds as chicken tasted weird, green beans, half avocado, some red grapes



Snack: Ended up having a cup of blueberries and 4 dates as my husband sat eating a chocolate bar from England....sigh...I made it though even though I would like to cut out ALL night snacking! 

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Day 9


Woke feeling rushed and moody but my tummy seems flatter even with all my olive intake!!! Grumpiness could be hormonal (in fact I am pretty dang sure it's hormonal right now).


Meal 1: 3 eggs, power greens, 1 slice prosciutto, 6 black olives, black coffee, water


Meal 2: mexican slaw (cabbage/carrot blend with mexi seasonings/olive oil/lime juice), hunk of chicken breast, avocado


Meal 3: taco bowl!! Mexi slaw, tomatoes, 100 days of real food taco meat, green onions, 100 calorie pack of wholly guacamole on top and black olives (DELISH!)


Snack: about 20 raw almonds

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Day 10


I feel I am getting better rest! Despite kids waking me past few nights they slept last night (and usually this leaves me even more tired for lack of catching up!) and I got out of bed at just before 6am and was ready to start the day! Prepared a pork roast so hopefully I can devour some Kahlua Pig tonight that everyone seems to rave about :)


Meal 1: 2 eggs (just couldn't do 3 today) and 1 maybe closer to 2 slices of proscuitto cooked together in ghee, 1/2 avocado, 4 mini peppers, maybe 5 red grapes


Well look at that....first day in awhile that I haven't had 3 eggs and guess whose stomach is growling an hour before my normal lunch time?! Definitely a sign I need that full protein serving me thinks ;)


Meal 2: chicken breast, sweet potato cubes, 1/2 avocado, carrots (super starchy I know! I need to pop to store this evening), dipped the chicken in mustard and it still was just yuck to me, think it was just not a good piece but maybe I am sick of it? Will get more creative next week :)


SNACK: totally didn't need it and it was purely because I couldn't have my kids waste an apple pie lara bar (it was actually aldis brand which is also compliant woot! great for a special treat, I will not eat a lot of these regularly because it would def be a SWYPO)


Meal 3: Taco Bowl again! Forgot to open olives to put on it thought whattttt?! Big bowl of spinach, homemade taco meat, tomatoes, half avocado and 100 cal guac cup

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Congrats on making it to "double digit" days !!!!! I'm on day 10 too - you are doing awesome and we can do this!


Thank you so much Erica! I cannot believe how easy it has been.....hope it continues. I really do hope for body shape rewards from eating this way but dang the energy and the sleep I am getting is worth it alone! AMAZING. Nervous about upcoming outings/events but I think I will have a good grip and will go prepared :) WTG to you too for making into double digits, I will make sure to peek on your log regularly! Keep it up!

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Day 11


Seriously I feel like I have the tiger blood already, I don't remember having this much energy and of good as a mood as I have had past couple of days! This past weekend I was definitely in a funk and moody and even husband commented on it but then Tuesday which was Day 9 I woke up a new woman! 


Meal 1: 3 eggs cooked in ghee, spinach with handful green olives and balsamic, small helping cantaloupe which was delish!


Meal 2: chicken breast dunked in buffalo ghee sauce, 1 cup green beans with more of that sauce on top, 1/2 avocado, 10 baby carrots


Meal 3: kalua pork, sweet potatoes, whole avocado


Went to a gathering where there was wine, had my Lacroix with me and wasn't even sad about it! :) Was FULL of energy and had to force myself to turn off the lights and go to sleep at 11 I think this is going to be a productive weekend as opposed to my weekends where I usually take 2 to 4 hour long naps on both the Saturday and Sunday!!! 

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Day 12  Friday


Feel freaking amazing, woke at 6am ready to go! I honestly cannot believe this energy I have TIGER BLOOD!!!!!! My mood is upbeat and I am ready to get things done, and may I mention it is my first day of my monthly cycle....I mean this happy energetic feeling on day one of that is unheard of! I am SOLD on Whole30 and cannot believe so many are so scared to try this (Ok I can get the fear but OMG it's soooo worth it! I feel like a new person!).


Meal 1: 3 eggs (put a little dill in them this morning yum!), Spinach cooked in ghee and garlic, cup of melon, 1/2 avocado


Meal 2: kalua pig, sweet potatoes, baby carrots, half avocado


Snack: apple pie lara bar


Meal 3: taco bowl, spinach, homemade taco meat, tomatoes, black olives, 100 cal guac cup


SNACK ATTACK: another lara bar  (def a SWYPO will not being keeping these in the house regularly) handful almonds (should have had a mini meal)

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Day 13 Saturday


Not happy I had two lara bars yesterday still but trying to move on and learn from my mistakes:) Yesterday was my hardest day I think so far. Could have been because first day of cycle!


Meal 1: 3 eggs cooked in ghee with peppers and onion, side of spinach salad with black olives and balsamic


Snack: large black coffee from McDonalds (wasn't even tempted to eat my son's fries he doesn't eat!)


Meal 2: Kalua pig, white potatoes (not my fave anymore at all, will cook up with onions I think for meal 1 tomorrow) smothered in ghee, small bowl of dill and garlic sauerkraut (OMG YUM)


Snack: not sure you call coffee a snack but plan to have more in the late afternoon haha


Meal 3: salad of spinach and chicken breast,  with buffalo ghee sauce on top and side of cantaloupe YUM

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It's all about how you bounce back edgymama!!!! The fact that you resisted French fries today means those Lara bars meant nothing in the grand scheme of things :)

Do something special for yourself tomorrow to celebrate two full weeks !!!!

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Day 14 Sunday


Meal 1: 3 eggs, spinach cooked in ghee(quite a bit of it!), tomatoes


Meal 2: kalua pork, cucumber (big one), 1/2 avocado


Meal 3: kalua pork, cup maybe 2 cups worth cooked cabbage/carrot diced slaw, cup of red grapes


Snack: handful of raw almonds 


I resisted my son eating lays potato chips on my lap today, the family getting both taco bell and little casears pizza, as well as went to a bar with my husband to play pool and didn't get a thing to drink! WOOHOO willpower, I actually have it!

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Day 15 Monday (holy smack I have done this over two weeks now!)


Meal 1: 3 eggs, cubed potatoes cooked in ghee with onions and red peppers


Meal 2: kalua pork, cooked cabbage, whole avocado, raw carrots


Meal 3:taco salad, homemade taco meat, spinach, tomatoes, olives, 100 cal guac

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Day 16


Umm tummy bloated and LOUD. I am thinking the cabbage? That is only real new thing I have had in past couple of days. Needless to say not having any of that today. 


Meal 1: 3 eggs, side salad of spinach and olives with balsamic


Meal 2: Whole 30 chili, cucumber and carrots, avocado


Meal 3: Whole30 Chili, salad/spinach, tomato, black olives, guac a bit of balsamic




This was definitely my noisiest stomach day....still thinking the cabbage but maybe the chili isn't helping? 

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