queenofcups Posted January 17, 2013 Share Posted January 17, 2013 hello, i'm actually on day 8 of my whole 30... i'm moving my journal here from mark's daily apple in the hopes of getting more feedback, etc. below are my posts for the first 7 days (sorry so long! it's important to me to keep track of my progress so i don't want to abandon my notes from this week): 1.10.13 Today I decided to do a Whole 30. A little about me: I'm in my 20's and have no serious metabolic disorders but would like to lose a little weight. I've eaten primally off and on for the past three years or so. I initially lost a few pounds that I had gained when I quit smoking in 2009 but never saw the kind of dramatic and sustainable losses that I hoped for. I currently am weighing in at 152 lbs and am 5'7" tall. Today I ate 4 eggs fried in coconut oil, baked apple & onions with balsamic vinegar, a strip steak with onions fried in ghee, and an apple with almond butter. I also experimented a little: I made my own almond butter for the first time (really put the food processor through its paces), made my own ghee, and ground up some dried wild mushrooms I foraged this past summer to make a powder for flavoring. 1.11.13 Day 2 has been essentially the same as day 1 with an extra apple. I've been feeling pretty tired and run down all day, which I'm guessing is to be expected this early in the Whole 30. I slept late this morning and am already feeling like I want to go to bed early tonight... 1.12.13 Day 3's meals: breakfast: 4 eggs fried in ghee tiny lunch: butternut squash, almonds, and a hard boiled egg big dinner: steak and asparagus, with 1 1/2 apples with almond butter for dessert. mentally and physically i am feeling tired again today but not as bad as yesterday; it was easier to get out of bed in the morning and i had a few good bursts of energy at work. i'm starting to get that "even-keeled" feeling that i associate with lower carb eating, even though i have been eating a fair amount of fruit/veggies. 1.13.13 Day 4! breakfast- 4 eggs fried in ghee lunch/dinner- small bowl of chili, plate of broccoli and onions fried in ghee, 2 apples with almond butter ideally dinner would have just been a big bowl of chili and an apple with almond butter, but the chili really wasn't finished cooking so i had to make do with other stuff. again hard to get out of bed this morning! i'm guessing this is the "carb flu" thing, kind of a pain but hopefully it will be over soon. i'm thinking about getting vitamin d supplements to combat the low energy. 1.14.13 Day 5... b-big bowl of chili l- big bowl of chicken and vegetable coconut curry d- roast chicken with roasted root vegetables and sautÃ©ed beet greens. kombucha to drink. a small victory: today is my first fruit-free day. 1.15.13 Day 6: b- big bowl of chili l- hard boiled egg, chicken curry, almonds d- curry, steamed spinach, pot roast, a banana way more energy today, i'm psyched! 1.16.13 Day 7: b- nothing, slept late and didn't get hungry til lunch l- 2 bowls of chili d- weirdly not hungry again, 2 carrots and avocado tahini dip, bowl of chili weird day today. i slept almost 11 hours last night and then wasn't hungry when i got up. i did very little exercise all day (stayed in except for shoveling the sidewalk in front of my house) so maybe that's why i was barely hungry at all for dinner.regarding energy, i had a hard time getting out of bed but then felt very energetic all day long. and a week 1 round-up: first week of the whole 30 down and i have to say it hasn't been that challenging so far. i have found that making big batches of food is super helpful (curry, chili). making my own condiments has also been great- almond butter, avocado tahini dip, and i plan to try my hand at mayo pretty soon. physically, i have a bit more energy than at the start. my digestion is a little off, but apparently that's to be expected and i may have to incorporate more starch. lastly, i'm feeling very lean. only 3 weeks to go. honestly i may continue after the 13th. my original plan was to stop on valentine's day so that i could eat whatever delicious dinner/chocolate my bf gets me. now i'm thinking i will just hop back on after that meal... we'll see! i just saw my dad for lunch and at one point he looked at me quizzically and exclaimed "you must have lost weight!" ... i responded with a modest "thank you" but was secretly very glad to know that someone has noticed my hard work. later today, my boyfriend said the same thing! crazy, this must be working. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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