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Emily's Whole30 Log!!


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Feel free to comment/advise, but I really just want a place to be publicly accountable and to aggregate my meals/patterns!! So pumped for the Whole30.

Food Log:

Day 1: (Tuesday)

Breakfast- 4 eggs scrambled with 1 cup of mushrooms, 1 bunch of kale, and 1 Onion in a little bit of olive oil

Lunch- 6 cups of baby spinach with 1 avocado, 1/2 tomato, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner- Wild Salmon with 1/2 bunch of sauteed kale, 1.5 cups roasted brussels sprouts and 1 small sweet potato

Day 2: (Wednesday)

Breakfast- 2 hard boiled eggs

Lunch- 6 cups of baby spinach with 1 avocado and some sliced W30 approved turkey chorizo with balsamic vinaigrette

Dinner: Chicken Breast sauteed with 1.5 cups Haricots Verts, 2 cups of Broccoli, Garlic and Olive Oil

Day 3: (Thursday)

Breakfast- Frittata (Eggs, Broccoli, Onions, Peppers, S/P)

Lunch- 2.5 cups Stir Fried String Beans, Broccoli and Garlic, Seared Tuna, 1/2 a small orange

Dinner- Wild Salmon, Stir Fried Bok Choy with Broccoli, Peppers and Onions (total 3.5cups) and some (2-3) roasted beets.

Everything-Else Log:

Day 1- I felt great, a little shaky and nervous, but overall felt satisfied and rested

Day 2- I felt okay, I wasn't hungry for breakfast, but ate and then waiting FAR too long to have lunch so it was crammed in with dinner in just a few hours. Sigh.

Day 3- I feel the fog. Headache, cravings for wheat and sugar. I feel endlessly tired and just didn't get up in time to make my workout this morning (I am hoping feeling like this means that GOOD THINGS are happening to my body)

Will check back in on Day 4


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I'm so with you on today's fog! I can't even complete a sentence tonight. I keep stuttering along. I've just now given up and am going to something solo so I don't frighten my family... It's crazy to think FOOD is doing this to our bodies.

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Dinner last night (Day 3, Thursday) got changed since my lovely OH didn't defrost any salmon!!

I had:

Baby Spinach (~6-8cups), 1 Tomato, and Approved Turkey Chorizo, drizzled with balsamic and olive oil with a side ~1cup of roased butternut squash tossed with oil and cinnamon

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Day 4 Log:

Breakfast: Frittata (3 eggs, 1/c broccoli, 1/4c onions/peppers)

Lunch: 6 cups baby spinach, 1 can tuna, homemade balsamic vinaigrette, 6 strawberries

In Between Meal: Another serving of frittata (oops, hope that is okay, I was hungry!)

Dinner: Steak, 1/2bunch of garlicky sauteed kale, roasted butternut, stir fried bok choy, haricots verts, broccoli and peas.

In other news, I feel MUCH better than yesterday. Not too tired, very hungry! I am also a bit short-tempered, impatient, which is arbitrary but I'm going with it! I think I may need to eat more at breakfast and lunch in the way of protein & fat.

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Good Morning Whole9 Forum! (or good afternoon!)

Day 5 is rockin! I feel GREAT

Breakfast: 4 eggs, 1/2 red onion, 2c baby spinach, 1/2c canteloupe

Lunch: 4-6c baby spinach, 1/2 tomato, 1 can of sardines (in oil,yummm!)

Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala with Kale, Mushrooms, Onions (Sauce: Spices, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Pepper)

I feel awesome, sooo much better. Went for a long walk and did some calisthenics, but ready to resume lifting ASAP

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Thanks so much ORBren! I am really loving this program

Day 6 log:

Breakfast: 3 eggs, a few mushrooms, half a red onion, half of a bunch of laminator kale and half of an approved turkey chorizo all scrambled in coconut oil

Lunch: leftover chicken tikka masala (from last night, see above)

Dinner: roasted turkey with turnips, butternut squash, mushrooms, onions and a side of steamed haricots verts

In other news: I feel really good, I love waking up, ready to roll and sleeping so well that I remember my dreams!!

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Day 7 Log:

Breakfast: 1 tin of sardines in oil, 1 apple (postworkout breakfast...not quite right but will go with it!)

Lunch: Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala with Kale, Mushrooms and Onions

Dinner: Crockpot Pot Roast with Kale, Sweet Potato (or Butternut), Mushrooms, and jalapeno

May have a side salad with chicken and guac as a snack from work because I have class tonight so dinner will be late

In other news: today was my 1st Whole30 gym day, and it was good. I did weights and felt pretty decent, not too sore, lightly sweaty, but not tired afterwards--hmm, it made me wonder if I did not work hard enough! I think this is good though. I am sleeping like a rock, have a positive outlook and rolled out of bed fairly bright eyed this morning. I am still uncomfortable with how my body looks, but I just have to persevere and that will change!! I can feel that I have lost weight, I am trying to keep my sticky fingers and toes away from the scale and measuring tape! I am really getting into the groove with this, and I wish I could get my SO to join in!

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Day 8 Log:

Breakfast: 3 Eggs scambled with half of a turkey chorizo sausage, 4 mushrooms and half a red onion in coconut oil

Lunch: ~6 cups of baby spinach with 4 oz of leftover roasted turkey and homemade balsamic

Snack (if needed): 1/2 tin of Sardines with Approved mustard

Dinner: Leftover Pot Roast with 2-3 cups of sauteed haricots verts and Broccoli

In other news:

I slept like a ROCK and woke up easily. I am still dealing with very poor body image and am itching to log my calories and get on the scale. Oh well. Perseverance. I have struggled with an eating disorder for a long time so this is going to be hard, and this is one of the reasons I am doing the Whole30. On the whole, though, I feel energized, I haven't had a bad afternoon crash, nor am I pissy and cranky. I think about sugar and wheat cravings a lot but don't actually feel tempted to eat it. I'd say this is progress! As long as I know I am not eating food that will cause my body to want to store fat, I know I am moving in the right direction!

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Day 9 Log:

Confession...I didn't eat my dinner last night. I got home and was so tired, and just plain not hungry that I skipped dinner and had a couple slices of mango with 4 almonds and 4 cashews instead. Oh well. At least it wasn't a craving or a sugar/carb monster thing. Anyways, I woke up TIRED this morning, no surprises there, because I didn't eat enough dinner.


3 Eggs scrambled in coconut oil with 3 cups baby spinach and 2 horse carrots


5 cups baby spinach with 3-4 oz of turkey breast, 1.5 tbsp of homemade balsamic vinaigrette

Snack Before School:

1 Tin of Sardines in Oil, 2 Horse Carrots


What I was supposed to eat last night! Leftover Pot Roast and Haricots Verts

In other news: As I already mentioned, I am sooo tired. So tired that I opted for 30 min of extra sleep instead of the gym, oh well, I will just double up and go tomorrow and Friday! Body image still poor, but slightly better. I realize that I am getting smaller and while I don't expect overnight results, I still want them!! Work in progress but positive outlook and still 100% compliant.

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Day 10 Log:

Wow I can't believe this is 1/3rd of the way through. When Day 30 comes, I don't think I am going to be ready for it to be over! I have so much more healing left to do!

Breakfast (Post-Lifting): 2 Horse Carrots, 1/3 of a Mango, 2 Hardboiled Eggs

Lunch: 4-5 cups Salad Greens, 1 Tin Sardines, Assorted Veggies (Mushrooms, Carrots, Cucumber) with Oil and Vinegar

Dinner: Salmon (I think) with Garlicky Green beans and perhaps a salad

In other news:

Today was leg day! It went great, I was pushed but recovery was SO EASY!! I can't wait to see changes in my legs. Weight always comes off my face/hands/upper body first and my legs last so I am really ready to see it! My rings are already sliding off and my tummy is so much leaner, just need my legs to agree, BUT my lovely OH is getting me an elliptical tomorrow so I am going to get on that 3x a week to supplement my weight training. SO pumped today. I still have pretty poor body image with focus on my legs but need to remember that I am at a healthy weight and am a fairly petite, narrow person so what my head is saying is pretty disordered. I am calm, clear and full of energy. I am on the go at the gym, work and then school every day from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM and am doing it without being exhausted so that is a an enormous improvement. On another good note: I am sleeping like a dead person, I seriously conk out and do not move until my alarm goes off, perhaps I open my eyes once or twice to look at the clock during the night but that is it! I feel so much better. No more eating guilt. NO more not being able to sleep because I am busy concentrating on sucking my tummy in. Fighting the urge to count calories and weigh/measure myself but refraining. Part of me thinks that while I am desperate to weigh myself, I may need to extend my Whole30 until I am happier with what I see in the mirror so I don't begin the weighing/restricting/obsessing cycle again.

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Day 11 Log:

Breakfast: 4c baby spinach with some balsamic vinegar, 1/2 mango, and 1 tin of sardines

Lunch: Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Avocado and Oil/Vinegar + 1 Kombucha

Post Workout Snack: Filet of Salmon with 1/2 a mango and 2 Carrots

Dinner: 4 oz Pork Roast with Brussels/Other Veggies (will post an update later on)

In other news:

Elliptical may not happen today. I am pretty upset with my OH for dropping the ball since he had all week to do it. Argh. It makes me really upset that he failed to see and act on something that was clearly important to me. I feel better today though, not as tired/hungry as yesterday but very irritated. Just a long week I guess. Also: my size 2 jeans are fitting better so I guess that is a win. :) Happy Friday

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Day 11 Update:

I am going to finish the mangoes I have and not buy anymore: They make my stomach upset and I get bloated, I think this is true of most fruit for me (except for perhaps apples/berries) but for now, VERYVERY limited fruit, not just fruit whenever it is easy.

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Thanks ORBren! It is been a tough few days....today I did my whole30 eating 70% in restaurants

Day 12 Log

Breakfast: Omelette with Black Angus Beef, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers and a bowl of melons and berries

Lunch: 6-8c romaine with 4oz grilled chicken and lemon/vinegar with sauteed veggies

Dinner: Sardines, Baby Spinach and Sauteed Broccoli/Haricots (may not have the entire amount)

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Day 14 Log:

Ok so I successfully had 6 out of 6 weekend meals in restaurants, but I can definitely tell that the quality of the food is much lower than what I usually eat. Beginning today anew and without yucky, albeit compliant, restaurant food.

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with 3 cups baby spinach and 1 turkey andouille sausage (YUM!)

Lunch: 1 tin of Bar Harbor smoked sardines (and mustard) with 6c baby spinach salad and balsamic with 1 small apple

Dinner: A few grass-fed, all natural bratwursts with tomatoes, mustard, sauerkraut, pickles and haricots verts

In other news: I can tell I am getting slowly smaller...which is great. I am still making time for the gym and got my elliptical on Friday! Yay! It blows my mind how out of shape I am :( but I guess it can only get better! Today I am a bit tired, but optimistic and calm. I am 100% committed and excited to the second half of the Whole30- the first half flew right by! I don't know if I will be ready to be done.

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