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Mimi's first Whole30 - July 2015


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I just started my first Whole30. Today is my Day 2. I decided to do the Whole30 because I feel rotten. 

  • I suffer from insomnia on an off and on basis. And when I do sleep I wake up tired.
  • I've continued to gain weight at an alarming rate. Even though my "general" diet is healthy and I do some exercise - although I need to start again. 
  • I have Heartburn, tinnitus, high blood pressure, hot flashes, and just feel icky!  :(
  • Just tired of feeling like sh-t.

I'd been hearing a lot about it from friends that have done the program. So I started doing research and decided to give it a go after our summer holidays were done.


My husband has also decided to do this with me - which is quite shocking for me, but I'm so happy he's on board! Makes the whole thing much less daunting! We have 2 boys and we're not making them do the whole thing. But they will be having dinners with us most nights. My oldest is off at camp and this week is just weird with my other son's schedule and sleep overs and summer activities. I'll admit - it's just easier on me if they can make their own sandwiches for lunch. 


Sunday Rich and went to the grocery store and spent  A LOT of time prepping for the week. I definitively need to figure out how to cut down prep time!


Day 1 Meals

Breakfast: 1 Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latke, 1 poached egg, 1/2 Avocado 

NOTES: After reading a few of the other entries, not sure I ate enough. Trying to figure this whole thing out!


Lunch: HUGE bowl of the Cold Thai Salad from the W30 book. I added some other veggies (sliced radishes, carrots & raw Brussels sprouts), Squeeze of lemon and 1/2 large grilled chicken breast left over from the night before.


4:30 - I was STARVING!!!! I had 1 oz Almonds and 1/2 baby carrots to tie me over while I made the kids dinner.... sleep over night for the boys so I made spaghetti carbonara for them. I ALMOST tasted it to see if it was okay - I made with the last of my non-compliant bacon so that would have been a disaster!!


7:00 - Dinner: Grilled Salmon and New Zealand Salad - we call it this because we first had it in New Zealand. Basically it's a salad, with a few sauteed potatoes, strawberries, kiwi and an orange in it. Dressed with the "juice" from the orange and a bit of EVOO. 


Day 2: Meals

Breakfast: w30 compliant sausage patty, 1/2 grapefruit and 3 "mini" quiches I made this weekend (spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomato, and eggs cooked in a muffin tin)


Lunch: 1/2 filet of salmon (it was really big) on top of wilted spinach, baby carrots & 2 left over Zucchini & Sweet Potato Latkes topped with some roasted red pepper sauce from the book. & a can of LaCroix. 

NOTE: This may be too much food. I'm super full, but after being hungry yesterday I wanted to be sure to fill up. Dinner will be late since husband doesn't get home from work on Wednesdays until late. 


Dinner plans are --

pork tenderloin, steamed broccoli and sweet potato. And I may serve some Chimichuri (from the book) with it just to give it something extra.


So far today, I've been pounding water (I usually drink lots - 20 oz bottle refilled 5-6 times). I have a MASSIVE headache today that won't go away. I know it will pass, but  :wacko:


So I want to keep track of the things we liked and the things we didn't so I'll come back and update this from time to time with our progress. 

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Day 3: 

MAJOR headache midday! I thought I may need to take some ibuprofen to help it. Looked at the ingredients list on a whim and BOOM! Corn starch in Advil! GRRR!! So I used my YL peppermint oil and that helped.


Meal 1: 3 MIni quiches (getting tired of these), 1/2 Avocado, left over steamed broccoli from the night before. 


Meal 2: Cold Thai Salad with extra veggies, Chicken 


Meal 3: Salmon Croquettes served with Roasted Red Pepper sauce, sauteed  Zucchini & Squash with lemon, new potatoes. 


Day 4:

Slept much better. Still have ringing in my ears and hot flashes. 


Meal 1: Poached egg, left over salmon croquette (much better with the egg), spinach, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 of last zuke & sw pot Latke (gave other 1/2 to Rich).


Meal 2: Salad with left over pork and dressing made from chimichurri and a bit of homemade mayo. 


Meal 3: Dinner plans for tonight -- Fish Fajita Salad. Going to cook up some fish with a homemade spice blend, saute up some onions and pepper and serve over lettuce & tomato.  


Noticing I am bloated and having to use the loo quite a bit. I know it's normal for later in the program, but not sure about it this early!


Hardest time of day - the end of the day when all I want to do is sit down with a glass of wine! 


I've given up my morning tea too. That's been difficult. 

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Day 5



Poached Egg, sausage patty, mushrooms 1/2 avocado



Last of the Cold Thai Salad, rest of left over pork & chicken, Roasted Red pepper sauce



Garlic Shrimp with Zoodles from the the W30 book. OMG this was the BEST meal we had all week!! I did make a few changes - I added the zoodles to the pan with the shrimp and sauteed them in lieu of "steaming" them. I also added a squeeze of lemon juice and red pepper flakes for spice. It was SO FREAKIN' delicious!


Josh came home from summer camp and Sam had a friend spend the night. They had pizza for dinner. So glad this was yummy!


We went to the pool in the evening (8-9). Had a lot of fun goofing off. 


That night I had some weird dreams. I kept dreaming of accidentally eating donuts and biscuits. I dreamed I was trying to get some place and I had to walk through Burger King (I don't even like BK so not sure why it was BK) and Dunkin' Donuts and people kept putting food in my mouth. And I kept telling them NO!!! I don't Want it!  Super weird. 


I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. 


Day 6: 

 Today is PREP DAY! Rich had to go to the office so I fed the boys breakfast (left over pizza - #momoftheyear) and made my list for the grocery store.



Egg McMuffin-less (recipe from Nomnompaleo) super yummy -- with spinach and 1/2 grapefruit


Went to the grocery store, prepped my food for the week -- took a lot less time than last week!



Rich got home from work and we had salad with left over shrimp from last night, tuna, brussel sprouts, zucchini.


Dinner Plans:

Chicken on the grill with grilled veggies and a few new potatoes. 


Going to the pool later this evening too if the rain holds off.

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Day 7:


Meal 1: Mushrooms, spinach 2 poached eggs


Meal 2: Left over chicken with curry sauce, salad with brussles, carrots peppers. EVOO & RWVinegar


Meal 3: Salmon - NZ Salad


I was STARVING before dinner but could not eat my whole meal. 


Day 8:

Had to bring kids to get a haircut at 7am so I grabbed a few mouthfuls of my left over salmon salad from last night be fore we went. Maybe ate 1/2 cup of salmon and salad.


Breakfast when we got back: 2 Soft boiled eggs, 1 pc bacon (I made 2 but Sam stole 1), 1/2 grapefruit, 2 cubes of sweet potato


Lunch: Lettuce & veggies with chicken, avocado oil & vinegar, sweet potato "croutons" and almonds


Dinner: STARVING!!!

Pork tenderloin, green beans, sweet potato, chimmichurri.


Was hungry before bed so I ate 4 cucumber slices. 


Day 9:


Breakfast: 2 poached eggs and 2 Zucchini & sweet potato latkes


Lunch: Salmon, 1 small sweet potato slice, grilled veggies, lettuce, guacamole


Dinner: Thai Yummy Salad & shrimp 


Bad day for Rich. He's having a much harder time than I am. He was helping Sam with dinner (and Sam was so very tired) and he put a piece of mac&Cheese in his mouth to test how hot it was and boom. Set back. D'oh! Need to keep on plugging though.

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