Jenn B Posted February 17, 2013 Share Posted February 17, 2013 I am now on Day 17. I have stayed "compliant" but am having setbacks. Lately I am feeling hungry. It could be attending two funerals within 4 days, or a cold that is not getting the best of me. I have indulged 2x, and I cannot figure if it old habits wanting to creep back, or my body just needs food. Today about 10 minutes after lunch I ate too many almonds and cashews (at least I chose those instead of the pretzels at work). The other night was a pre bedtime snack of nuts and berries. I have not worked out, and am letting my body rest. I wonder if this "30" days is just catching up with me now, or if I my body is just understressers and needs recovery. I will maintain eating healthy. In my fit to avoid eating, I am sipping on hot herbal caffeine free tee and writing (this) as I prepare dinner for my kids and a few days worth of veggies. I am cooking up a few yams as I type and a host of asparagus lightly seasoned with olove oil and balsamic vinegar. The yams are because I have found I do not move my bowels on a daily basis unless I have eaten those at least 2 meals a day. I thought I needed more healthy fat, but a whole avacado and olives does not seem to be working. Back to yams. This I read did the trick some where else in the forum. The asparagus pre cooked goes easily in into a scambled eggs, cut up and tossed in a meal #2 salad, or simply another vegetable with dinner. What I am struggling with is when and how I eat. In the morning, unless it is a weekend day with no obligations, I am eating while I am driving to work. Meal 2 is usually at my desk doing work. I don't care for the company of my colleagues and have tried eating with them when they eat, prefer my solitude. Dinner, I can sit down with them, and have a normal family meal, 2-3x week. So the first week was insane hunger and fending off cravings. I moved into super energy. and now I am energy-less (comparatively speaking). I will say, my hair is much softer. I never thought eating would impact my hair, I thought I had nice hair to begin with. But it is easier to style, and I actually have to shampoo it less because it stays nice longer (makes it easier on me!). My complexion seems to have softened up as well. I never wear make up, but I noticed this morning I did a double take, and it looked like I was wearing base make up to even out the redness. I am dosing up and advil to deal with my plantar faciiitis, and clearly have not eliminated nuts. But I will patiently ride out the new eating habits and cross my fingers that it will clear up. I enjoy reading the daily emails. I ordered the "avacado saver". I am eating on average of 1 per day, and am thrilled Costco sells avacados! I have had fun with new spices. The only one really so far is curry and cooking with coconut milk. I have also expanded my vegetable repetoire. When I have a free weekend, I will experiment some more and add to the growing list. I want to get into sauces, and I am psyched to try the sweet potatoe chips! That I could tonite. Hmmm.... Background. I am now on day 14 as I now post my experience.I have been keeping a blog, and though I am getting "traffic" there are bystanders and there is no interaction! Over the course of the next few days I will update and transfer to this forum my experience. Day 1 I purchased the book "It Starts With Food" and am trying the Whole 30, remove processed foods from my diet, no dairy, legumes, or grains, no refined carbs sugars... To lose my gut (I know it is not about how many situps I do, but my eating) Cleanse my system? Maximize body functions? Rid my body of recurring tendonitis (in my rototator cuff and plantar faciatis). and Reduce body fat (which is already low). Subsequent posts will be unedited, my notes throughout the day on what I eat, notice about my moods, energy level, general well being... It is unedited, my pure "raw" thoughts. So far so good. It is 8:40p.m. the end of my first day. I set the alarm for 5:25 and hit the snooze button at least 3 times. I did not drink coffee/caffeine. I did not feel sleepy or headachy. Around 11:00 I did have some caffeinated coffee and the slight haze I experienced never progressed. The coffee was more of a distraction. I had been eating every 2 hours for 38 days prior to this to try and lose weight/bodyfat, and now I had and almost 5 hour gap in my eating from breakfast at 6:45 to lunch at around 11:30. I ate according to the guidelines. I did have a snack though it was suggested not to. Meal #1 2 eggs with brocoli and avacado (1/2) Meal#2 Salmon with avacado, tomatoe, and brocoli snack apple, large handful almonds pre wo meal 1 egg... 45 min spin class post wo meal 1 egg/yam Meal#3 salmon, olives, brocoli, yams (20 minutes later- too soon?). (FYI- according to the Book, with integrity doing the Whole30 is to eat at each Meal protein, carb in form of veggies, and a healthy fat and to stick to this for 30 days as a rule of thumb it takes 30 days to create a new habit, in this case, changing my relationship to food- which was not bad in the first place). As I bed down for the night, I am having hunger gurgling now. I feel bloated, and slightly gassy. I have stopped taking advil for my plantar facitis. I did not drink my coconut milk this morning (first time in years). I did not take my vitamins. We will see how my bowels are tomorrow. My heel pain is there. I iced before bed (post spin). I am in PT for my shoulder, it is still bothersome. 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