Whole30: A Daily Journey (Day 4-7)

Whole30: The Beginning

Day 1-3

Day Four: Saturday March 11, 2017

Feeling decent this morning. Still no bad withdrawals or side effects. Not loving the coffee yet but not dreading it either. I finally have a day off and I think that the mental break is the most important thing I need right now. Looking forward to a slow day of relaxing mixed in with a bit of housework. Sitting around doing nothing all day always makes me feel worse the next day. I started reading the Whole30 book. “It Starts with Food.” It’s a good read. Lots of great information. It’s helping me to understand the why of so many of the things I already know. Hoping that having this ‘biological logic’ will help me through this lifestyle change. Having logic to combat my emotions and desires has always been an effective tool for change for me. It’s almost bedtime and I feel pretty good. Not too tired but it has been a very laid back day. And with daylight savings time, it’s actually only  8:30. Dinner was filling and I’m not feeling unsatisfied or hungry. I’ve almost finished the book and I’m so glad I read it. Going to have to look up the potato thing though. The book didn’t give a very good explanation as to why they aren’t allowed. I’m Feeling better this week than I anticipated. Really hoping the crap feeling isn’t going to be a delayed reaction.

Day Five: Sunday March 12, 2017

I feel good today. Woke up and wasn’t dying for a cup of coffee (drank one anyway) and I was hungry. The book says this means my hormone levels are balancing out (generalization). Ate breakfast right away and although it was a good mix of protein and veggies and fat, I was really headachy and hungry by 11:00. After lunch and dinner I was good so tomorrow I will change-up my breakfast. I don’t feel as bloated.  I do feel better, more ‘awake’ but It could have nothing to do with the Whole30. I was so exhausted and mentally drained prior to this weekend.  It could be because I’ve had a chance to rest. However, I think it is in part the food because I don’t usually feel quite so light and energetic.  Bowel movements are frequent and a bit loose. Went about 4-5 times today. Could stand for that to not be the new norm. Looked up the potato-thing and apparently I have an old copy of the book. Potatoes are allowed, thankfully.

I had a Japanese sweet potato with dinner. WOW, that was like straight sugar. Can’t say I really enjoyed it. Unless I’m just dying for sugar, I can’t see me buying those again.  I also experimented with brussel sprouts. Going to need recipes for those. Meal prepped for the next few days. So glad I had the energy and motivation to do it. It’ll certainly make the rest of the week easier. Looking forward to my clothes fitting better.

I never experienced this as part of my Whole30.

Day Six: Monday March 13, 2017

I FEEL. AMAZING. I keep thinking over and over again. I feel great. I feel great. I feel great. I can’t get over it. Wow. So much energy, happy, I feel like I can’t open my eyes enough. Smiling for no reason.

Just Wow.

Not only can I feel that my stomach is less bloated and flatter, but I can see it. I don’t find it hard to breath after meals. No more crashing after meals. My skin looks healthier, but the acne is actually worse right now. Could be due in part to the new make-up I’m using.  No more stomach pain.

Still hungry an hour or two after breakfast. Unfortunate because it was all I could do to eat as much as I did. Drinking my kombucha in between breakfast and lunch helps. Lunch was too many raw veggies. Stomach not loving it later in the day.  A lot of gas. No bowel movement since first thing this morning. 😦 Yesterday I went many times. I was just hungry enough for dinner. Craving a little snack as the evening wears on but nothing serious. Not hungry, just want a taste of something yummy.

Worked four hours today. I’m tired but still full of energy. Usually I’m DEAD after working.

Lower back is aggravated. It’s not pain so much as it feels like that dang nerve is being aggravated, running down sciatic nerve in both legs. Took some ibuprofen. It’s 9:30 p.m. and I’m absolutely ready for bed. Trying to stay awake until 10 because I miss seeing Hubs. Hard to believe tomorrow will be a week on Whole30. I think the newness is wearing off.

Day Seven: Tuesday March 14, 2017

Slept terrible last night. Kept waking up and tossing and turning (dreamed about Justin Bieber!) until about 12:40 a.m. Got up, went to the bathroom, swapped out pillows and slept through the rest of the night. Woke up feeling tired and in need of coffee, although not as severely as was normal pre-Whole30.

Definitely feeling like the honeymoon was over this morning. Not wanting to cheat but not nearly as gung-ho.

Beefed up my breakfast, more protein, less carb and its done well at keeping me full until lunch. Not sure how much the double shot of espresso from Starbucks contributed to that. Didn’t even drink my kombucha until after lunch.

Dinner was excellent. A new fish recipe. Hubs cooked. He’s done such a good job of being supportive and I am extremely grateful. This hasn’t been too bad of a process but he could have made it difficult. His support is honestly the most important part of all of this.

The journey continues with Day 8-10.


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