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Started the whole 30 on Monday, October 15th. Weighed in at 134lbs, 5'4". I wanted to have a DXA completed this week for body composition but it hasn't worked with my schedule. I will have it done next week. I am a full time PhD student. Like to trail run and bike (anything outdoors). Crossfit 4 times per week. Running a trail 1/2 marathon this weekend and finished my first Tough Mudder this past weekend. Married and mother of two girls (5 and 7 years)

Day 1

Worked out first thing (20 minutes clean work, 15 minutes handstand push-up work)

postworkout 3 hard boild eggs and 1 egg white, orange

Meal 1

Chicken stirfy with almond butter

Meal 2

Chicken breast, grapes, and pecans


Meal 3

Homemade vegetable soup with chicken breast

Salad (green leaf lettuce, spinach, avocado, tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinegar)



Day 2

5:30am cycle class

Bacon, scrambled eggs, sweet potato (within 30 minutes of class)

Meal 2

Chicken stirfry with almond butter

Meal 3


Celery with raw almond butter

Meal 4

large spinach salad with chicken breast, walnuts, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper



Day 3

Meal bacon and eggs


EMON 10 minutes

(power snatch + 1 hang snatch + 1 hang squat snatch + 1 OHS)

Felt the low energy from consuming lower carb the past 2 days.

5x5 bench press

1x 10 seated box jump ( highest possible)

1×10 depth jump ( highest possible, drop off 18/12 inch box)

1×10 three step box jump ( highest possible)

WOD Grace (awful time, had nothing in me)

Post WO Meal

2 boiled eggs, 1/2 cup grapes, 1/2 sweet potatoe


Chili ginger chicken thighs, orange


Baked sweet potato with homemade chili on top (sausage and sirloin, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, tomatos, tomato sauce, chilis)


Salad (green leaf lettuce, spinach, avocado, tomato, cucumber, balsamic vinegar)

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Day 4

Meal 1

Bacon, Eggs, Orange



5×3 high bar back squat ( 75%,80%,85%,90%,90%)

WOD – 6 rounds -NOT for time*

  • 5 snatch balances
  • 10 toes to bar
  • 15 jammer twists 45/25 (alternate R/L every other round)


2k row

Felt very tired and weak during the workout. Hard to be explosive.

Post-workout meal

Sweet potato


2 hard boiled eggs

Americano in the afternoon

Meal 2 (leftovers)

chicken stir fry with almond butter

Vegetable soup with chicken

On my 5 hour drive.

almonds, grapes, tea and water

Struggling this am (day 5), very very hungry and tired.

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Today was a tough day. Felt hungry all day and was never satisfied. Then tonight we went to my daughter's school fall festival. The dinner provided was pulled pork, hot dogs, nachos and chili. I ate before going to the event. We ended up sitting right by the dessert table, which actually had these amazing looking desserts. My husband and each of our girls had a cupcake but I held firm. I feel very tired physically and sleep wise. I am not looking forward to my trail 1/2 this Sunday because I feel like crap.

Meal 1

Eggs with kale, spinach and arugula

1/4 sweet potato


2 chicken thighs

Meal 2

stew (stew meat, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatos)



Meal 3

chicken breast cooked in coconut oil (salt and pepper)

baked sweet potato

salad (spinach, avocado, cucumber, tomato, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper)

Had some pulled pork at the event

Half an apple with almond butter.

I am hoping tomorrow goes better.

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If you're hungry maybe you should eat more? I started the same day as you. I haven't felt abnormally hungry. I'm ready for my meals, but not hungry all the time.

I posted up my eats and one of the forum moderators said I wasn't eating enough. I'm an inch shorter than you and about 4lbs heavier, I also do crossfit, run and ride. So I guess we should be eating somewhat similar amounts. I'm trying to get more protein in after the feedback I got. It's not easy though. Hang in there. Hope you have a better day today.

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Thanks for the comment. Yes, I don't think I was eating enough in the beginning of last week. Even though I didn't feel hungry between meals Monday-Thursday, I think it finally caught up with me on Friday and Saturday. It is really hard to push yourself past that level of satisfied to really full when eating a lot of protein foods and vegetables (not necessarily a bad thing). I think I am getting plenty of protein, I just need to work on my fats a little bit more.

I am starting my challenge over. Yesterday was the first day of my restart. My weekend just did not go as I had hoped, but here we go again. My trail half marathon went better than I hoped on Sunday.

Yesterday was kinds of crazy because we were buying a house and I was still in Kirksville.


Eggs with kale

Sausage stuffed acorn squash


strawberries and cuties


Pork chop



sweet potato fries


Paleo meatballs

yellow squash

Evening snack


I ended up drinking 1/2 of a iced coffee (black) on my drive home last night from Kirksville to Manhattan (5 hrs). I ate more fruit that I wanted yesterday and not as much fat but I was grabbing and going yesterday. Today I think I am back under control.

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Awake at 6am and only had 5 hours of sleep due to driving 5 hours home last night and getting in at 12:30am. Felt fine when waking up buty by 3pm I had a strong need for a nap and took a 45 minute nap. Overall I have felt good today but probably didn't eat as much as I should have. My only exercise was an easy ride on the indoor cycle for 30 minutes followed by stretching. Knees are still tender from the race on Sunday and I am needing to recover from 2 back to back weekends of racing.


3 scrambled eggs, 3 pieces of bacon


2 paleo meatballs


spinach salad (tomato, vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper)

6:30 pm carrots and 2 eggs after riding

went to the grocery store since I was out of food

8 pm Fajita salad (skirt steak, red onion, lettuce, 1/2 avocado, tomato, mano salsa)

handful of pecans

The kitchen is closed for the night. Drinking some camomile tea and I am very tired, looking forward to a hard sleep tonight and productive day tomorrow. Tomorrow I will make homemade mayo for the first time to put in some tuna salad. Plus, I need to increase water consumption tomorrow. I going to bed with a slight headache but I think that is due to lack of sleep last night.

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I posted my detailed goals today.


I obtained 8 hours of sleep last night and I could really tell this morning. Felt great and no headache like I did when going to bed last night. I also managed to not drink any coffee today. I made some homemade mayo today and it was wonderful. Getting ready to make some hard boiled eggs and baked sweet potatoes for post-workout meal tomorrow. I have two days a week that I do not complete any type of training so my goals those days is just consume one piece of fruit and no starchy vegetables. Which I am proud to say i accomplished, which is a big deal for me. I have always loved fruit while not being a big vegetables fan. I always made sure I had a serving with lunch and dinner and but that was as far as I went. And of course I knew the wonderful benefits of them. Refilled my canteen several times today and had 2 cups of ginger tea at work.

Breakfast 8:00am

3 eggs scrambled with a handful of spinach

2 pieces of bacon

3 large strawberries

8oz almond milk

12oz english breakfast tea

Lunch 12:00pm

Fajita salad (1/2 avocado, lettuce, tomato, skirt steak and read onion)

carrot sticks

cucumber slices

started feeling hungry at 4:30pm but knew my roommate was bringing dinner home at 6pm. When I got home from work at 5:45 I had a handful of pecans which was just what I needed.

Dinner 6:00pm

Jen ended up grabbing the wrong to-go container of food from her restaurant. It ended up being breaded chicken instead of the pot roast she was going to bring home. Improvise!!

I had some pork chops thawed for tomorrow night (hadn't decided what I was going to do with it) so I became a mad scientist in the kitchen.

Threw some coconut oil in the skillet, salt and peppered the pork chops.

Scooped some the homemade mayo I made this morning onto a plate.

On another plate I combined coconut flour with onion powder, paprika, and garlic powder.

Tossed the pork chops into the mayo and coated both sides then covered them with some of the coconut flour mixture and wala = fried porkchops.

We also had a large salad with pickled onions, cucumber, hard boiled eggs, pepperoni, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar.

Hopefully tomorrow goes just as well as today.

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Today was not a star quality day for eating or exercising. I overslept so I did not get my food prepared for the day. Was crazy busy so no real time to grab anything. Didn't even get my workout in. I feel very blah...stomach is slightly upset but I consumed pretty much protein today so they may be why.


eggs with kale (this ended up being the only vegetable I consumed today. I said I was going to come home for LIFE group tonight and eat a vegetable snack but I wasn't hungry)



Lunch....what lunch???no lunch

grabbed a couple handfuls of pecans during the afternoon. More nuts than I typically consume, try to keep it to small 1/4 cup handful when I consume them.

About 5:30pm a bowl of chicken salad (chicken breast, homemade mayo, red onion, unsweetened cranberries, spices)

Went to LIFE group and brought chicken salad where the dinner theme was soup and salad. I figured someone would bring a vegetable or fruit salad of some sort. Nope, there was only potato and pasta salad. All the soups were non-compliant. So I ate chicken salad and brisket.

Since today was a meat day maybe tomorrow should be a vegetable day. ;)

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Day 5 of restart

6:30am 2 HB eggs

7:00am workout

Part 1 for time

30 toes to bar

20 kb or db thruster 55/35. ( both arms)

1 k row

20 kb or db thrusters 55/35. ( both arms)

30 toes to bar

* 5 minute rest*

Part 2 for time

20 tire flips

40 hand release pushups

30 ring rows

40 hand release pushups

20 tire flips

8:30 breakfast

2 pieces of bacon

1 med sweet potato

3 scrambled eggs with kale and spinach

11:30 lunch


homemade chicken salad with homemade mayo

sliced homegrown tomoto (one of the last ones I have)

sliced cucumber


handful of pecans and an orange

black coffee


Chipotle (pulled pork, lettuce, guac, mild salsa, and green chili salsa)

Had a sour stomach most of the day but overall a good day. Had to make a last minute 5 hour drive at 7:00pm last night to kirksville, MO. My husbands clutch went out on his car so that has thrown a loop into what I had planned to eat for the weekend. But I will stay on track this weekend, unlike what happened last weekend.

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