Whole30 Days 20- 22

Holy…I feel like I’m so busy all the time but really not much is going on. I think that’s part of being a mom, always feeling like things take a shit ton longer than they really need to.

I don’t feel like my eating habits have been that good the past week or so, I feel like I am more hungry than I have been, and I’m having a difficult time getting fats in because of the types of meals I’m eating and the way I’m speed cooking things. I’ve been eating more nuts than I’d like to, but I keep getting caught in situations where I am hungry and away from my house and have nothing but some nut mix that I’ve made. These two things are a big part of my reason to want to continue on with the whole30 after the thirty days. I am really feeling like perhaps I will do a whole60, because, why the hell not? I am feeling decent, but I know I could and would feel better if I could make some little adjustments. I feel like the first thirty days have been a warm up and now I know what little stupid mistakes not to make. *Such as not realizing there are sulfites in the balsamic vinegar my MIL bought to put on our salads, or that for some stupid reason there is white wine in the sauerkraut that I bought.*

 So I would really like to do a perfectly clean whole30 without making any errors and forgetting to read labels.  Anyway, here’s a recap for the past couple days. 

Day 20

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled with some olive oil

Lunch: Haddock baked in coconut oil with a mix of almond meal, garlic powder, trader joes 21 seasoning salute and some salt on top (holy CRAP this was UNREAL good!) with spinach 

Dinner: I can’t remember for the life of me, temporary brain fart.

Day 21

Breakfast: two eggs cooked in olive oil (the only thing we had at the inlaws) with spinach sauteed with olive oil and garlic.

Lunch: buffalo chicken salad with onions, cukes, red pepper, tomato

Dinner: bunless burgers with mustard on lettuce with a side of zucchini

Day 22

Breakfast: two eggs scrambled with spinach and salsa on top

Lunch:  leftover haddock baked with coconut oil and almond meal on top with 1/2 a summer squash and a handful of snap peas.

Dinner: bunless burgers again (we got a deal on ground beef and I’m feel uncreative) with onions, homemade ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut*, wrapped in lettuce. Summer squash on the side.

All in all I’d say I’m doing well. I really am starting to debate over whether I want to do a whole60 or longer. I’m thinking I may just go on eating this way until I’m at the level I want to be with my energy and my body is where I want it to be. I really don’t have a problem sustaining myself on this kind of diet, now that I know what I’ve been missing and how to correct my issues. I am also considering starting some digestive enzymes this week, because I have been having some stomach issues and bloat, which this diet is supposed to calm and not trigger.  Hopefully starting the enzymes, and getting more sources of fat into my body will help me to get on track and keep going for the next thirty days.

I also think a lot of the lackluster results/ feelings I am having are due in part to the fact that not only did I start a whole30 and quit smoking my occasional evening cigarette (yes, boo I suck, whatever) at the same time, but I also started working for the first time in three years and my schedule as well as sleeping patterns are all shot to hell. I think by getting on a semi regular schedule and keeping up with the whole30 I will be able to get myself on track. This is definitely a lifestyle change for me, and I’m hoping that my family and friends will understand. 

I understand how much willpower I have now. I understand that I am capable of turning down that crappy super stimulating food when it’s placed in front of me. I am perfectly capable of slaying the sugar dragon. Now that I know these things, which I always doubted in myself, I realized how strong I am. I am totally capable of getting where I want to be and I will get there!

Okay, now I have to force myself to sleep, for there is work to be had in the morning…


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