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ROUND 2 Day 5: Friday, November 30

Sleep Last Night: 9 hours 51 minutes (1:29 deep; 6:32 light; 1:50 REM; 0:06 awake)

Wakeup: 7:30 am 

Meal 1 (9:30 am): snack pack of compliant turkey (I could not bring myself to eat another meal of the breakfast casserole I’d been eating all week and I didn’t have anything else to eat)

Meal 2 (4:45 pm): three over-easy eggs cooked in leftover bacon fat; served over small spiralized sweet potato and small spiralized russet potato cooked in ghee with salt, pepper, and Spice Cave Land seasoning; 3 slices compliant bacon

Snack (8:00 pm):  Numi Organic Embrace tea with 1.5 scoop collagen powder

Meal 3 (9:00 pm): ribeye steak grilled on the BBQ with spicy seasoning; can of sliced white potatoes pan-cooked in ghee

Supplement(s): Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Water Intake: ~60 oz

Steps: 6,498

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • N/A

Thoughts/Reflections: I made it through another day. That’s pretty much it for today. I didn’t eat what I would consider to be particularly healthy meals, but they tasted delicious and I needed that today.

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ROUND 2 Day 6: Saturday, December 1

I'm not as good at keeping track of what I eat on the weekend so this will be more of a summary... 

I only ate two meals again today. I don't recall why. 

  • Meal 1: three over-easy eggs cooked in leftover bacon fat; served over small spiralized sweet potato and small spiralized russet potato cooked in ghee with salt, pepper, and Spice Cave Land seasoning; 2 slices compliant bacon
  • Meal 2: chicken pan-cooked in avocado oil with BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper; sweet potato pan-cooked in avocado oil with seasonings 

Shawn and I also went climbing in the evening. I did a couple of easier climbs and then worked on a V4 project. 

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ROUND 2 Day 7: Sunday, December 2

Here's another summary... 

My meals were more balanced today and I was more excited about what I ate. So that's good progress! 

  • Meal 1: three over-easy eggs cooked in leftover bacon fat; served over small spiralized sweet potato and small spiralized russet potato cooked in ghee with salt, pepper, and Spice Cave Land seasoning; 2 slices compliant bacon
  • Meal 2: one tin of sardines pan-dried in coconut oil with seasonings (Well Fed 2 Pan-Friend Sardines); small side salad of spinach and arugula with Primal Kitchen Caesar dressing 
  • Meal 3: six salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1 cup mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy (Paleo Running Momma Salisbury Steak Meatballs)

Shawn and I went climbing in the evening again. I did a V0, V1, V2, V3, and V4. It was my first-ever V3 and my first-ever V4! 

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ROUND 2 Day 8: Monday, December 3

Sleep Last Night: 6 hours 36 minutes (1:19 deep; 3:41 light; 1:36 REM; 0:08 awake)

Wakeup: 6:00 am 

Meal 1 (6:45 am): 1.5 chicken apple sausage pan-cooked in avocado oil; ~1 cup green beans pan-cooked in ghee with salt and pepper; spoonful of kraut (I was only able to eat about 1/3 of this meal due to lack of appetite)  

Snack (9:30 am): Gaia Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop of collagen powder

Exercise (12:30-1:00 pm): 40-minute walk during my lunch break

Meal 2 (1:30 pm): one medium acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash)

Snack (6:45 pm): one soft boiled egg

Exercise (7:10-7:30 pm): 500-meter lap swim (120 average HR; 155 max HR)

Meal 3 (8:00 pm): six salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1 cup mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy (Paleo Running Momma Salisbury Steak Meatballs)

Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides

Water Intake: ~100 oz

Steps: 11,664

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • Stomach feels slightly flatter
  • More in control of cravings
  • Still struggle to eat early in the morning

Thoughts/Reflections: I’m feeling much better about this week. I think maybe I just didn’t like the batch meals I prepared last week. So I turned to some trusty favorites and am actually excited about the food I’m eating again. I would like to be eating more vegetables though. A lot more. Particularly leafy greens. I’m definitely over-relying on potatoes and starchy vegetables right now (I am on my period though, so I’m giving myself a break).

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ROUND 2 Day 9: Tuesday, December 4

Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 17 minutes (0:49 deep; 4:40 light; 2:48 REM; 0:13 awake)

Wakeup: 6:00 am 

Pre-Workout Meal (5:45 am): one soft boiled egg + small handful of coconut flakes

Exercise (7:00-8:00 am): cross-training class (148 average HR; 184 max HR)

Post-Workout Meal (8:15 am): couple bites of peppered chicken breast + couple bites of sweet potato

Meal 1 (9:30 am): three small chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with mustard BBQ sauce, salt and pepper; ~3/4 cup sweet potatoes pan-cooked in avocado oil with spices

Snack (11:30 am): Gaia Liver Cleanse tea with one scoop of collagen powder

Exercise (12:15-1:00 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break

Meal 2 (1:45 pm): half large acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash)

Meal 3 (8:00 pm): one large-ish bowl of pork stir fry with carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, onion, and probably some other vegetables

Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides

Water Intake: ~110 oz

Steps: 16,497

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • Felt extremely tired in the afternoon (like, I almost went out to my car to nap)
  • Resting heart rate has decreased (from 62 to 56)

Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing significant to report today. Except that I really miss Lucky Charms and ice cream…

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ROUND 2 Day 10: Wednesday, December 5

Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 16 minutes (0:26 deep; 4:57 light; 2:53 REM; 0:08 awake)

Wakeup: 7:00 am 

Meal 1 (7:30 am): four eggs scrambled in ghee with a splash of coconut milk and seasoned with salt, and pepper  

Exercise (12:15-1:00 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break

Meal 2 (1:15 pm): five salisbury steak meatballs served with generous portion of gravy; ~1/2 cup mashed potatoes served with generous portion of gravy (Paleo Running Momma Salisbury Steak Meatballs)

Exercise (7:00-8:15 pm): indoor top rope climbing (~6 wall attempts, including my first 5.10b and 5.10c) (129 average HR; 179 max HR)

Meal 3 (9:00 pm): half large acorn squash stuffed with sausage, onion, celery, apples, pecans, and cranberries (Paleo Running Momma Stuffed Acorn Squash); large handful of mixed arugula and spinach with Primal Kitchen Caesar dressing 

Supplement(s): none

Water Intake: ~100 oz

Steps: 12,908

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • N/A

Thoughts/Reflections: I’m definitely prioritizing exercise over eating. I’m not sure that’s the right answer, but it’s what I’m doing and I’m so proud of how active I have been!

Going forward, I’m going to try and eat less starchy vegetables and try to only eat them at night. I spoke with a couple of friends recently and both have had positive experiences with eating carbs in the evenings. For me, this means I’ll eat starchy vegetable in the evening. This also happily aligns with recommendations I see here on the forum and will most likely lead to me eating more leafy greens!  So, we’ll see how that goes!

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On 11/27/2018 at 10:04 AM, kirbz said:

So I ate a Big Mac. Honestly, it didn't even taste that good. And I never thought I would say that. 

Oh my gosh, I am such a sucker for fast food so I hear you! Although that must have been a good feeling in some ways, to eat something that would normally be such a bad but loved food and not find that same satisfaction in it ... making future cravings easier to shut down!

I browsed through a few of your posts and I love them, I am so impressed you were able to start around the holidays, more power to you! I hope this new round 2 is everything you want. I'll def revisit for some inspiration when I start my first (well first real round) in January! I did like 20 days in the summer but didn't manage to see it through. 

Also I was wondering, what are you using to track your sleep?

Thanks for all your sharing! 

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@rollyourownway Thanks! I’m glad you find some inspiration in my posts! And I wish you the very best on your upcoming Whole30! 

So I wear a Garmin Fenix 5s all the time. I purchased it to track my outdoor workouts but it also tracks my heart rate throughout the day and my sleep. So I get my sleep metrics from my Garmin. I think there are likely cheaper models that will track a lot of the same information! 

Anyway, best wishes and happy holidays! 

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ROUND 2 Day 11: Thursday, December 6

Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 08 minutes (1:14 deep; 5:17 light; 1:37 REM; 0:01 awake)

Wakeup: 6:30 am 

Pre-Workout Meal (5:45 am):  small handful of coconut flakes

Exercise (7:00-8:00 am): cross-training class (138 average HR; 178 max HR)

Post-Workout Meal (8:10 am): couple bites of peppered chicken breast

Meal 1 (9:30 am): four small chicken tenders pan-cooked in avocado oil with mustard BBQ sauce, salt and pepper; ~1/2 cup sweet potatoes pan-cooked in avocado oil with spices

Exercise (12:45-1:30 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break

Meal 2 (1:45 pm): one large bowl of pork stir fry with carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, onion, and probably some other vegetables

Snack (5:30 pm): Blueberry RXBar

Meal 3 (7:45 pm): large sirloin steak grilled on the BBQ with spicy seasoning; sweet potato fries cooked in the air fryer with garlic  

Supplement(s): none

Water Intake: ~120 oz

Steps: 15,486

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • N/A

Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing to report today.  

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ROUND 2 Day 12-14: Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9 

I'm definitely being lazy about keeping a log... 

For food, I did pretty poorly this weekend. I skipped several meals (I know I only had two meals on Saturday and two on Sunday; I don't remember Friday), didn't eat very many vegetables, ate too much red meat, and relied heavily on white potatoes. But I stayed compliant so that's that. Three more days down. 15 to go. 

For exercise, I did great! I'm continuing to prioritize exercise over meal planning and prep, which doesn't bode well for eating more vegetables but I'm super proud of myself on my fitness! On Saturday, I did a snow hike with the pups and on Sunday, I climbed at Sugarloaf. I did a climb I had done less than two months ago and the progress was HUGE! 

And... I continue to struggle with why I'm doing this. I know I'm losing weight, and that's fantastic because I have a lot of weight to lose in order to climb. But, I also want this to kick-start long-term eating habits but I don't want to eat this way for the long-term. I desperately wanted a PB&J sandwich while I was at the crag and I just can't convince myself that that's a bad thing... 

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ROUND 2 Day 15: Monday, December 7

Sleep Last Night: 7 hours 32 minutes (0:38 deep; 4:59 light; 1:55 REM; 0:29 awake)

Wakeup: 5:30 am 

Meal 1: none

Meal 2 (1:15 pm): bowl of chicken soup with bone broth, celery, carrots, onion, and potatoes; 1/2 snack pack of coconut butter

Snack (5:45 pm): Blueberry RXBar

Meal 3 (7:30 pm): two round steaks cooked in canned whole tomatoes with salt and pepper; medium baked potato with ghee; fresh herb salad with 1/3 orange bell pepper, 2/3 cucumber, and Primal Kitchen Caesar dressing

Supplement(s): none

Water Intake: ~70 oz

Steps: 6,953

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • Clearer skin (my colleague commented that my skin is “glowing”)

Thoughts/Reflections: I was starving most of the day. Nothing sounds good. At least not that I can eat. Why am I doing this?

The interesting thing about the things I yearn for lately is that I just want simple-to-prepare foods. I want wholesome oatmeal I can quickly make and eat at my desk. I want a simple sandwich that I can quickly make and eat anywhere. I’m so tired of the planning, the prep, the cleanup, and even the effort to eat this food. Guh. Why am I doing this?

Also, I’m disappointed that I didn’t exercise today. Or even move very much. Less than 7,000 steps! Yikes!

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ROUND 2 Day 16: Tuesday, December 8

Sleep Last Night: 9 hours 42 minutes (0:52 deep; 5:52 light; 2:58 REM; 0:06 awake)

Wakeup: 7:15 am 

Meal 1: none

Snack (9:30 pm): Numi Organic Embrace tea with 1.5 scoops collagen powder

Exercise (12:30-1:15 pm): 45-minute walk during my lunch break

Meal 2 (1:15 pm): two round steaks cooked in canned whole tomatoes with salt and pepper; medium baked potato with ghee

Meal 3 (7:30 pm): Blueberry RXBar

Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides

Water Intake: ~80 oz

Steps: 10,929

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • N/A

Thoughts/Reflections: It was a crappy day.

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ROUND 2 Day 17: Wednesday, December 12

Sleep Last Night: 8 hours 07 minutes (1:16 deep; 5:27 light; 1:24 REM; 0:04 awake)

Wakeup: 6:15 am 

Meal 1: none

Snack (9:30 am): Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night tea with 1.5 scoops collagen powder

Meal 2 (12:30 pm): bowl of chicken soup with bone broth, celery, carrots, onion, and potatoes

Snack (6:00 pm): Wild Zora Curry Turkey meat and veggie bar + snack pack of coconut butter

Exercise (6:45-8:00 pm): indoor bouldering (completed a handful of V0-V2 climbs and then worked on a V3 boulder problem) (105 average HR; 149 max HR)

Meal 3 (8:30 pm): Chipotle salad bowl with carnitas, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, guacamole and extra lettuce  

Supplement(s): Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides

Water Intake: ~80 oz

Steps: 6,892

Symptoms/NSVs:

  • N/A

Thoughts/Reflections: Nothing significant to report today. 

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