SheLovesToChew Posted September 20, 2012 Share Posted September 20, 2012 Today marks Day 5 for me on Whole30!! While I feel mentally strong, my body is fatigued. I haven't been able to get much sleep and last night was no sleep b/c my toddler is suffering with a cold and was super conjested and fussy. But nevertheless, I have resolved that I will see this all the way through no matter what. This morning I made a (4) egg scramble with spinach, shiitake mushrooms, purple onion fried in ghee topped with a little avocado and tomato. I have never cooked so much in one week...largely due to my underestimation of how much protein and vegetables I would need to successfully make it through the week. I've been to my farmer's market twice and I've spent over $200 on meats, fresh veggies, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, figs, cantaloupe) seasoning, organic coconut milk/cream/flakes, raw nuts, etc. I am still working out at the gym daily and I've noticed that my recovery is much quicker. Oddly enough, I haven't experience any withdrawal symptoms (yet...crossed fingers) other than fatigue. I'm not craving any sweets and the sight and/or smell of them doesn't bother me. This weekend will be trying b/c I will be out and about with friends, but I am already thinking of a master plan. I definitely plan to do as Mel suggested at the bar and get a club soda with several olivies b/c my friends will definitely take note if I'm not drinking. At this point, I don't want to disclose what I'm doing just yet. I want to wait until the end of the 30 days and they ask me what I'm doing b/c the changes are so astonishing. My Beau knows that I'm on the Whole30 and supports me fully, so for now he's the only one in my circle clued in. For me this is a very personal decision and not something I want to defend. I want to be fully converted and experiencing the benefits before I become a spokesperson for the lifestyle. I've been trying to shake my carb/sugar addiction for years and due to the variety of real food I'm able to eat during this program I don't miss the bread, pasta, sweets, dairy, beans, etc. I'm enjoying the full flavor of fresh vegetables, fruits and well seasoned meats. Curry chicken so far is my absolute favorite dish. Curry infused with coconut oil and cream makes the chicken so delectable. Just deliciousness! Hey, I love to chew...what can I say! Congrats to all of you well ahead of me! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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