pgmstr Posted June 16, 2012 Share Posted June 16, 2012 Today is day 6 of my first Whole30, beginning Monday June 11. About me: I am a 27 year old wife and breastfeeding mom, I usually run about 2-3 miles at least 3 times a week and do some push-ups and ab work. I am 5'3" 115lbs. I'm still just getting into shape since having my baby 11 months ago. I have 3 kids and I'm working on strengthening my core so I can support my back better lifting and carrying as well as just having the energy to be a mom. My goals are to get stronger, have better energy, and eat healthier. Hoping that doing Whole30 will help me fight my sugar cravings and incorporate more vegetables into my life. I would like to feel better in general, but I feel pretty healthy but not strong. I usually would eat oatmeal, yogurt, trail mix, bittersweet chocolate chips, sandwiches, and some fruit and veggies, whole grains, and very rarely eat out or drink soda. After eating a bajillion pounds of sugar last weekend, I decided to jump right in on Monday instead of waiting until August when we will be more settled. Days 1-5 My first 3 days I was exhausted, I ate big meals but was very hungry between meals and snacks. I seriously needed food every hour and didn't always have more than a handful of nuts or a piece of an apple. I had a hard time getting creative with snacks. By Wednesday morning I was lightheaded and shaking although I've never eaten so much food in my life! After breakfast though I started to feel better and I prepared way more food but didn't need as much. Since then have been regaining my energy although I still don't have my strength back. I didn't have the energy to exercise since Monday, but this morning I could run/walk a couple miles. Very sad and disappointing. I broke down completely, but my husband made me feel better. I've been eating breakfast-omelets/scrambled eggs with guac and pico, and chicken or pork sausage for breakfast, or sweet potato fritters lunch- leftovers, or chicken on salad/veggies dinners- almond chicken fried in coconut oil on salad stir fry; fried ground beef, portabella mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and homemade spaghetti sauce on spaghetti squash thai kitchen green curry as seasoning with a million veggies stir fry and chicken -seriously I chopped veggies for 2 hours thai curry with fresh coconut milk fried "rice" cauliflower with veggies- cabbage, veggies, onions, etc. snacks- mixed nuts almond butter and fruit raisons homemade larabars a vegetable or fruit Foods I had never purchased before this week: dates, spaghetti squash, almond meal, fresh coconut, cauliflower Sleep- I started sleeping more soundly and restfully Wednesday night and thereafter, but I'm getting about 6-7 hours of interrupted sleep so I'm crossing my fingers for better sleep next week. Thanks for reading! Paige Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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