pdecks Posted March 10, 2013 Share Posted March 10, 2013 I started my first Whole30 on Feb 8, but there were a few bumps along the way as I learned (a) what my "foods without brakes" were (I'm talking to you, nuts and homemade mayo [ew]) and ( what foods didn't agree with me. If only eggs didn't make me feel so tired and overtax my gallbladder; coconut manna and cream will also be out this time around. Hours after concluding my first W30 last night, we were at a dinner party. I mostly stayed on track until I decided to have a bit of tequila+lemon juice. Then my lack of inhibitions suggested some of the gluten-free chocolate mousse cake and the totally glutenfied caramel brownies would be much happier in my stomach than on the serving trays. One altercation between our greyhound and our friends' indoor cat -- the cat had been locked up and was let out by one of the children by accident -- and one trip to the emergency vet at 11p.m. later, and I turned to peanut butter (I had sworn it off and generally avoid it because it dries out my skin/gives me eczema. I keep it around for giving our greyhounds meds, and I ate it when I couldn't fall asleep because of a snoring DH, who had had his hand bitten by both the cat and dog, so I wasn't about to fuss about snoring). As for how I'm feeling post-sugar binge, I've got a serious case of cottonmouth from the extreme quantity of sugar consumed in those 2 slices of that cake/pie and 2 brownies. It was not worth it. I feel the hangover. But this is something I've told myself before, so what's different? I have made progress in staving off my sugar dragon. It will take much more time than 30 days to slay it. I also have more confidence that I CAN do this because I did survive a month without chocolate, even if I thought I might explode at my boss during PMS last week. I stepped on the scale this morning. The number (141.6lb) confirmed that, yes, I gained at least 3 pounds on my first W30. I probably gained all of it in the past week, as I tried to cope with PMS with some SWYPO pineapple+coconut cream (whipped into an ice-cream-like substance in my food processor). I am not saddened by the number, which is huge progress for me. I celebrate all the other measures of health that improved during my first W30. At this point, I am more concerned with how my clothes fit. The answer is "not well." I was down to 131.6lb right before Thanksgiving and gained at least 5lb back in January due to work stress and sleep deprivation. It's hard for me to fit in time for strength training because I already have to wake up at 5:15 a.m. to have time to walk/feed our greyhounds before getting ready for work. Getting up at 4:15 a.m. or getting an hour more sleep is an easy decision. But I did pick up a "new" Jillian Michaels' DVD, and I find her very motivating. I already had 30-day shred, and now I have the more recent "Shreded in 30 Days". I also like the sculpting workouts in my Brazil Butt Lift dvds. On to the log. Meal 1: Rogan Josh (defrosted from last week, before I realized coconut cream might be causing me discomfort) with olive-oil dressed cucumber/fennel/parsley/mint/olive salad (1c.) and microwaved frozen green beans (3/4c.). Off to Trader Joe's and the butcher to pick up what I need to make this week's roundup: mostly pork meatballs with zucchini noodles, chicken cacciatore with spicy cauliflower, citrus carnitas with guacamole + cucumber chips. Update: Meal 2: Meat + Spinach muffins (3?), taste of rogan josh Meal 3: Butternut squash, citrus carnitas, and eggplant strata Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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