Aliem999 Posted January 9, 2019 Share Posted January 9, 2019 Hello! A little about me. I have done a handful of Whole30s before (I believe 4), including a modified reintroduction the first time I did my Whole30. Some of the benefits I saw were better sleep and weight loss. It has been over two years since I did my last Whole30. During that time I was pregnant and had my daughter who is closing in on one and a half years old. I was lucky enough to be off of work 8 months after her birth and during that time I did a lot of cooking, that was generally healthful and had lost most of the baby weight. I had about 8 pounds to go. When I started back up at work, that all changed. I gained back almost all of the baby weight (including the actual baby and such) within eight months of starting work. By the holidays I was (and am) about the same weight I was when I was 7-8 months pregnant! A lot of it had to do with the reduction in exercise I got from running errands, chores and playing with the baby I did all day. The larger part had to do with the fact that during my pregnancy I lost control with my eating habits and when I went back to work, my eating was terrible. I was eating out all the time, McDonalds breakfasts, and my husbands cooking included things like pasta and huge portions (btw, super yummy). But at the end of the day, it was my fault for not at least controlling my portions and not packing servings of veggies with me at work to cut down on the unhealthy options. I wanted to gain control back, lose the sweet tooth I gained when I was pregnant (seriously I have no idea where that came from, before I was pregnant I really was not huge on sweets), lose weight and just feel better all around. Weight has always been something I struggled with, but until I got pregnant I had never been above 145 pounds (5'2'' and pretty curvy so somewhere around 125 pounds was where I strived to be previously). On Day one of this Whole30 journey, I am starting at a whooping 166.5 pounds, with a goal of trying to be down to 140 by the end of March. This is also a crazy time at work for me. The next three months I will likely be working 60+ hours a week through the end of March. I did spend a decent amount of time over my Christmas break making some freezer meals. I made double batches of chili, chicken soup, and red sauce and about 10 pound bag of sweet potatoes, though my daughter will probably make a huge dent in the potatoes. She just loves sweet potatoes! Here are a quick summary of my first two days; Day 1: Hard boiled eggs, dipped in spicy mustard, pork chorizo sausage, and strawberries mixed with coconut flakes for breakfast. I realized after I food prepped for this week that my breakfast is missing veggies. I will have to fix that next week. For lunch I had peppers and onions and sausage. It's one of my favorites. Dinner was a Kale salad with broccoli slaw mixed in and a compliant Cesar dressing. I tossed on it some roasted veggies, avocado, and salt and pepper pork. I did wind up snacking a lot today. Dried fruit and in the shell pistachios. Something I plan to work on. After dinner I also snacked on some roasted potatoes. Overall felt pretty good to get back on track. I also hit my 10k step goal today. Day 2: Expected to wake up feeling awful. Surprisingly felt energized. I thought I would have terrible headaches and lethargy because my diet before was terrible. When I did my previous Whole30s my diet before was not so bad. Sure there were days I binged on nachos, but overall I would guess my diet was 80% compliant and the only reason why it was that low is because I usually ate unsweetened Greek yogurt or oatmeal with breakfast. I started my work day off well. My client has a walking treadmill so I spent my first hour at work catching up on emails and working while getting in some steps. I crushed my 10k steps and actually had over 13k! I don't think I will hit my 10k goal everyday, but so far a great start. My meals were the same. I added pistachios to my lunch and that really cut down on the snacking on dried fruit. Made my salad at dinner a bit bigger and felt full. Overall I felt great, definitely looked less bloated and had a great day! Thanks for listening and I will update tomorrow on my Day 3 (but so far so good). Allison Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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