caitpage Posted January 2, 2017 Share Posted January 2, 2017 Using this thread as a log/journal for my Whole30. Today is day 1, but I want to make a few notes for myself about how I prepared. I signed up for Real Plans last Friday and made a meal list for week one. I chose to import the recipes I wanted to use, mostly from Nom Nom Paleo's website. For breakfasts I plan on eating eggs & veggies, and I will make a salad with chicken for lunches. I stuck to simple dinners so I don't overwhelm myself with complicated recipes. I marked two meals as leftover meals because I'm sure we will have some. On Sunday, my day zero, I got my groceries and since I just bought an Instant Pot and already made beef stew for day 1 dinner and made salsa shredded chicken for my lunch salads. I expect to freeze a few portions of the beef stew tonight and I have frozen butternut squash soup ready to go as well in case I can't cook one night. Main takeaways are - plan a menu, prep what I can for the week, pressure cooking is amazing, and the Real Plans shopping list is worth the subscription. I'm planning on writing up a daily summary each evening to help me keep track and stay focused. I also signed up for a 5k on March 12th, so I will be starting the Couch to 5k program in the next couple of days and will probably summarize my progress here as well. Goals/expectations: -Lose weight - for me, at least for now, getting healthy = losing weight (doctor's orders!) -Fix my sleep schedule - Wake up at 6/7 and get 7-9 hours each night. No snoozing! -Try to incorporate turmeric and other anti-inflammatory foods! -I expect week 2 to be the toughest, and then the last few days I will probably think "oh, good enough!" Known Challenges: -I will have class on Tuesday nights starting week 2 so I need have meals ready to heat & eat (no cooking). -I might go to Sacramento for work this month, which means living out of a hotel. Yikes. -Book club - we usually eat & drink yummy things, so I'll have to eat ahead of time, bring some La Croix, and stay strong. -Not weighing myself. If I suspect I am losing weight, it will be tough to stay off the scale. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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