Whole 30 Logging

Instead of making a new post each day during my Whole30-100, I will update this page with the markers I’m watching as well as my overall thoughts & feelings.  I may place measurements here also.

So the markers I’ll be watching regularly are my mood, my energy, what outdoor/green time I get, how my skin is doing and how my sleep and sleep habits are doing.  I’ll also note the food I eat for each meal….mostly because I think I’ll need reminders as I get further into this. I thought about posting pictures of everything that I eat……but I’ve decided against it based on the fact that I can’t guarantee a pretty picture of my food and I’m not into posting ugly food pics, there are enough of those online!

This experiment is a guaranteed Whole 30 from September 8th to October 7th….with the expectation that it will continue 15 days at a time up to the culmination of a Whole100 on December 16th. (the 15 days at a time thing are the “outs”.  For instance, I can willingly and successfully stop at 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90…..but stopping randomly at 39 or 71 is not an option…thereby making my decision to stop an active decision, not a failure resulting of a bad mood or poor choice)


Week One Recap                                    Week Five Recap
Week Two Recap                                    Week Six Recap
Week Three Recap                                 Week Seven Recap
Week Four Recap                                   Week Eight Recap
30-Day Summary (with pictures!)            60 Day Summary


Day 54, October 31, 2014 (Fr)

GREEN TIME:
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS:

OTHER: I tried to reduce my fat for the week and by Thursday afternoon I was starving and crabby.  The only thing I did differently was reduced fat. The beginning of the week went well and I was fine but cutting the fat for four days must be too much….so I ate a huge dinner and then way too many macadamia nuts in the evening.  Am going to try adding extra fat (beyond the cooking oil or coconut milk in sauce/coffee etc) to one meal a day and see how that goes instead.

FOOD

M1:loose pork, spinach & sundried tomato meat sautéed w/ leftover roasted veggies, topped with 3 scrambled eggs, mayo, coffee w/ gelatin & coconut milk
M2loose pork, spinach & sundried tomato meat w/ leftover roasted veggies
M3: loose pork, spinach & sundried tomato meat, stuffed into an omelette.  REALLY glad when this meat is gone!

Day 53, October 30, 2014 (Th)

GREEN TIME: none, grocery night for me
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS:
bed at 9, slept well but woke up a couple times with a very sore back
OTHER: I got “soy’d” last night.  Turns out Montreal Steak Spice that you buy premade has soybean oil as an ingredient.  I am so bloated and my gut is angry and my b’room time is not pretty.  I now know that I have ZERO tolerance to soy products.  Reintro’d by accident but knowledge gained.

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard; shredded bsprouts, roasted pumpkin slices, chicken thighs, kale, 2 eggs.  Coffee w/ gelatin & coconut.
M2rib eye steak, mashed sweet potato, asparagus, 1/2 avocado (I will get “soy’d” again after lunch because my steak is leftover from yesterday….but I have no emergency food and cannot leave the office.)
M3: loose pork, spinach & sundried tomato meat sautéed w/ leftover roasted veggies, topped with 3 scrambled eggs, mayo.  I was STARVING.

Day 52, October 29, 2014 (We)

GREEN TIME: 30 minute walk w/ man & dog
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:40, tired! Slept pretty well but woke at 1am with a really sore back (stupid new desk!) and then again at 5 when Gracie got in bed.  Up at 6am.
OTHER: no fat at breakfast again, just cooking fat and 2 whole eggs, only about a quarter avocado for lunch.  Since the WholeWhatever is a personal experiment, I’m now starting to work out what works for MY body.  The template and guidelines are perfect for starting out and they work beautifully…but I think the whole point is to learn yourself.  So onward!

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard; shredded bsprouts, roasted pumpkin slices, chicken thighs, kale, 2 eggs.  Coffee w/ gelatin & coconut.
M2: Italian sausage meat, loose, mixed with frozen spinach, sundried tomatoes.  Sautéed and served over sliced & sautéed lobster mushrooms.  Roasted veggies, little over quarter avocado. 
M3: ribeye steak, mashed sweet potato, asparagus

Day 51, October 28, 2014 (Tu)


GREEN TIME: none, it was a horrible, cold and monsoon-y afternoon
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9:15, slept solid until 3am, pee, solid until 6am.
OTHER: had some dry roasted sea salt macadamia nuts in the evening.  I’ve done all 51 days so far with no nuts and didn’t really put a bunch of thought into the macadamia nuts…I’d bought them from Costco “in place” of Halloween candy…good fat, compliant and a little treat.  Ate a reasonable amount of them on Tuesday night, felt bloated and gassy almost right away, major stomach cramps at 3am and woke up Wednesday morning with a nut-baby and a still-upset stomach.  So that’s the end of the nuts, I guess.  I always thought that I didn’t tolerate nuts overly awesome….but I’d never gone as long without them as I just have and the “re-intro” didn’t go well.

ALSO, I cut the fat big time, none of my regular blop of mayo at breakfast, no added fat outside of the coconut milk based curry and only a little over a quarter of an avocado with dinner (plus the roasted veggies were in olive oil and the meat was sautéed in lard) and I felt totally fine.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in lard; shredded bsprouts, roasted pumpkin slices, chicken thighs, kale, 2 eggs.  Coffee w/ gelatin & coconut. (cut out the mayo at breakfast, thinking maybe just the cooking fat and the whole eggs might be enough)
M2: curry meatballs, cauli mash & green beans.  Brought avocado but again, thinking that the coconut milk sauce might be enough.  Will pay attention and see.
M3Italian sausage meat, loose, mixed with frozen spinach, sundried tomatoes.  Sautéed and served over sliced & sautéed lobster mushrooms.  Roasted veggies, little over quarter avocado.  Decaf latte and some macadamia nuts

Day 50, October 27, 2014 (Mo)
HALFWAY!!!!!!!!!!

GREEN TIME: 30 minute walk w/ Ray and Gracie
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: exhausted at bedtime.  Bed at 8:30, slept through until 5am and then dozed.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: sautéed in lard; shredded bsprouts, roasted pumpkin slices, chicken thighs, kale, 2 eggs, mayo.  Coffee w/ gelatin & coconut.
M2:
bbq pork tenderloin, roasted veggies (beets, carrots, fennel, bsprouts, potato), mashed parsnips, avocado
M3curry meatballs over cauli mash, avocado

Day 49, October 26, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: about the same
ENERGY: fluctuated but I got a lot done, so………..
GREEN TIME: 30 minute walk w/ Ray & Gracie to the farm market
SKIN: S’ok
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITSbed at 9, slept HARD and felt sore when I woke up at 6. Dreamt weird crap, too.
OTHER: big storm coming, dinner is mostly premade so if we lose power, I can use the propane stove in the motorhome, no worries!

FOOD

M1: leftover delicata squash (see? Definitely a problem!) and 3 eggs, mayo. Coffee latte.
M2: zippideedooda
M3bbq pork tenderloin, roasted veggies (beets, carrots, fennel, bsprouts, potato), mashed parsnips, avocado.

Day 48, October 25, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: ok, a bit unsettled
ENERGY: decent
GREEN TIME: none, had to work for a couple hours so Ray took Gracie
SKIN:
S’ok
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITSbed at 10, slept until 6:30.
OTHER: didn’t get up to much this day.  Rainy and miserable. Watched movies and spent quality time together.

FOOD

M1: leftover roasted delicata squash, 2 eggs. Coffee w/ coconut milk
M2:
John B ~ 100% ground beef patty w/ fried egg, French fries w/ homemade mayo), peppermint tea
M3roasted delicata squash (again!) and leftover tilapia sautee.
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, tea, kombucha

Day 47, October 24, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: apprehensive, subdued
ENERGY: also subdued, just want to sit in a quiet room alone.  Completely. Alone.
GREEN TIME: 35 minute walk with Gracie
SKIN: S’ok
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: fell asleep snuggling on the couch and Ray tucked me into bed at 8pm.  Slept until 6am.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: small amount leftover pot roast, diced onion, roasted bsprouts, roasted bnut squash, chopped green beans, one teeny handful kale, topped w/ two eggs, mayo. Coffee w/ coconut milk
M2: lime tilapia mashed up with mayo & cilantro, packed into a yellow bell pepper.  Cucumber & tomatoes
M3tilapia, kale, red pepper, onion & cherry tomatoes, stir fried and served beside roasted delicate squash
FLUIDS:
1.5L water, tea, kombucha

Day 46, October 23, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: good!
ENERGY: pretty good also
GREEN TIME: none….very heavy rain and a very cranky mood by the end of the day
SKIN: solid
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9, solid until just before alarm
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard: sweet onion, green beans, orange pepper, bunch of kale, ground pork, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.
M2:cashew lime tilapia, roasted pumpkin, sautéed spinach, half avocado
M3: leftover cream of broccoli soup w/ chicken, ground pork & bnut squash in it. Decaf latte as my fat.
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 10oz coconut milk, 10oz kombucha

Day 45, October 22, 2014 (We)

MOOD: good, a bit unsettled
ENERGY: high
GREEN TIME: none, Gracie wasn’t home when I got there and it was pouring so didn’t feel like getting wet just for me.
SKIN: alright
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:30, awake at 5am and should have just gotten up.  As it was I snoozed for 45 minutes. Felt alright when I got up.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard: sweet onion, green beans, orange pepper, bunch of kale, ground pork, topped w/ 2 scrambled eggs & mayo.
M2: shredded beef, half a long English cuke, cherry tomatoes, fistful of olives, half avocado
S1: big handful of olives…I was hungry and sugar-cravey so hit the demon with some good, salty, briney fat.
M3: cashew lime tilapia, roasted pumpkin, sautéed spinach, mayo
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 20oz kombucha, decaf coffee latte

 

Day 44, October 21, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: excited, a bit anxious
ENERGY: good!
GREEN TIME: none…due to something that could be exciting, more on that if it pans out
SKIN: pretty good
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9, slept like a ROCK until 4:45, then off and on
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard: sweet onion, green beans, orange pepper, bunch of kale, ground pork, topped w/ 2 scrambled eggs & mayo.
M2: pork burger and a half, leftover roasted pot/bsprout/beet, mayo
M3: cream of broccoli soup w/ chicken chunked up in it
FLUIDS: 1.5L water

Day 43, October 20, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD: apprehensive, anxious, excited, optimistic
ENERGY: good, decent
GREEN TIME35 minute walk with Gracie through the trails.  We hoofed it good!
SKIN:
pretty good! Used some prescript crème on my legs last night as preventative
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:30, up at 5:30. Slept pretty well and felt fine on waking.
OTHER: we watched a documentary about the brain and how gluten and sugar can affect your long term brain health.  Ray recorded it.  And now he is All Over thinking about sugar and gluten. So far he hasn’t made any actual changes to what he’s consuming but he’s in the stage of noticing and remembering AS he’s eating the item….next will come making the decision before he starts eating whatever it is.  This is a huge, HUGE step for him.  HUUUUUUGE!

FOOD

M1: sautéed in lard: sweet onion, green beans, orange pepper, bunch of kale, ground pork, topped w/ 2 scrambled eggs & mayo.
M2: pot roast w/ gravy, potatoes, steamed brocoli & cauli
M3: cream of broccoli soup w/ chicken chunked up in it…surprisingly filling
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 20oz kombucha, decaf EG tea latte

Day 42, October 19, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: good, on the upswing
ENERGY: also on the upswing
GREEN TIME: 2 hours, walk w/ Jay, Andrea, Remy and the dogs
SKIN: improving again
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:30, slept right through…alarm didn’t go off so actually got more sleep than I was banking on…but to a detrimental effect of the rest of my Monday.
OTHER: felt weird eating “meat and potatoes with gravy” dinner….it’s so different than what I normally make….but am trying to make a meat & potatoes type dinner every Sunday night for Ray, he misses that. Found that I was extremely stiff and achy by bedtime on Sunday night and got to wondering if it was food related.  The ONLY thing I did differently than I normally do was that I had a half a Chapul (cricket) bar on Saturday afternoon and the other half for my pathetic “lunch” on Sunday.  Could that have caused it? Will try again with another one this coming weekend.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in lard; roasted pumpkin, sweet onion, huge handfuls of kale, leftover taco meat, topped w/ 1 egg and avocado cream sauce
M2: 2 HBE, 1/2 cricket bar, pumpkin seeds
M3: pot roast w/ gravy, potatoes, steamed brocoli & cauli
S1: my ridiculously small lunch caught up with me at about 8pm and I was STARVING. Pork burger w/ mayo…slept like a baybee.
FLUIDS: 1L water, so much tea!

Day 41, October 18, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: blue, sad, grumpy, quiet (mood picked up after mid day nap)
ENERGY: low (energy did not improve all day…had chiro appt though at 9am, could be a bit of recovery fm that)
GREEN TIME: 24 minute walk w/ Ray and Gracie in the afternoon
SKIN: fine
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: Woke up alright in the morning but then very tired a couple hours later. Took a 90 minute nap and the moods improved. Bed at 10, slept straight through to 7am, first good night sleep in about a week
OTHER: crappy mood, felt crappy, really wanted to throw in the towel by mid day and eat sugar and potato chips and go to the pub and have a burger for dinner…..but it’s not time yet.  Today is the Day 10-11 Most Likely Time To Quit if this was a Whole30….maybe that timeline still sort of applies when doing a multiple W30 back to back.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in lard; leftover salmon, half a sweet onion, huge handfuls kale, 1/4 cup sweet potato, coconut milk. Topped w/ mayo. Coffee latte w/ coconut milk
M2: 2 HBE and roasted pumpkin with mayo, about a 1/2 cup leftover bfast above. HBE and mayo for a snack 2 hours later.
M3: pork burger, roasted baby potatoes, beets, bsprouts, mayo
FLUIDS: 500ml water, 64 oz rooibos tea….seems  as thought it was a tea day

Day 40, October 17, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: okay…mellow….mostly good
ENERGY: still not back to normal but it’s alright
GREEN TIME: none (maybe contributed to my crappy mood the next day?)
SKIN: fine
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: Fell asleep on the couch at 9, slept there until 10:30, then bed until 6:30. Felt fine upon waking up
OTHER: headache was gone by the end of the day, just felt like I’d been hit by a truck.  Poor mood at the end of the day also

FOOD

M1:sautéed in lard; green beans, sweet onion, orange pepper, chicken thigh, served over about 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato, topped w/ 2 eggs, mayo.  Coffee w/ coconut milk & gelatin
M2:chicken burger, roasted acorn squash, leftover mashed cauli, avocado cream sauce
M3: sauteed in lard; half a sweet onion, leftover chicken burger, 3 big handfuls kale, quarter cup baked yam, all drizzled with coconut milk in the pan, topped w/ avocado cream
FLUIDS: 1 L water, 12 oz kombucha, 16 oz bone broth

Day 39, October 16, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: meh
ENERGY: would be alright if my head wasn’t blowing up
GREEN TIME: none, grocery night, Ray took Gracie
SKIN: moderate
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:30, awake at least 3 times for b’room and dog invasion. Woke with a headache but not overly exhausted when I got out of bed.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: sautéed in lard; green beans, sweet onion, orange pepper, chicken thigh, served over about 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato, topped w/ 2 eggs, mayo.  Coffee w/ coconut milk & gelatin
M2: gingered salmon, mashed cauli, brussel sprouts, olives
M3: chicken burger (waterchestnuts, cilantro, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, egg) roasted acorn squash, leftover mashed cauli, avocado cream sauce
FLUIDS: not as much as I should have. 1L water, 10oz kombucha, 16oz bone broth

Day 38, October 15, 2014 (We)

MOODI have a horrid headache and cramps. I have no mood.
ENERGY: meh
GREEN TIME: 28 minute walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: face is not awesome. Need to spend more time working on skin care
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8pm due to migraine, awake at 10pm and had to change soaked jammies, awake at 1am because of pain, basically on and off for rest of night.
OTHER: So ya, migraine.  Did a little research on menstrual migraine and all my symptoms and timing are exactly on par…although my 60 year old MALE boss tells me that I don’t know what a migraine really is because if I actually had one I’d be incapable of functioning.  To him I say; I’ve been dealing with this for over 7 years off an on…and if I took 4 days off every month to stay home in bed, I’d be broke or get fired or both. So stuff your opinions right up your non-menstruating ass.  One of the things that is highly recommended as preventative treatment for Menstrual migraines is magnesium supplementation…which is most effective through Epsom salt baths.  I’ll be starting that Thursday night.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in lard: 1/4 baked potato, 1/4 sweet onion, handful broccoli, couple handfuls kale, 1.5 chicken thighs, topped w/ 2 eggs, mayo.  Coffee w/ coconut
M2: 1.5 scotch eggs, 1/2 long English cuke, cherry tomatoes, olive tapenade & mayo
M3grilled ginger salmon w/ brussel sprouts & mashed cauli, garlic stuffed olives
FLUIDS: shy 1.5L water, 16oz bone broth, 12 oz kombucha, decaf EG tea w/ coconut

Day 37, October 14, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: good
ENERGY: alright….had a very restful weekend
GREEN TIME: 40 minute off leash walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: not bad
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8pm, headache and had to get up early. Slept crappy.
OTHER: this is a very early day for me so I brought a “mini meal” just in case since I ate breakfast early. Aaaaand…..I received the gift of a hormonal migraine late this afternoon.  Took advil immediately but suffered most of the night and into overnight.  27 days headache free though…..and normally I would have had a horrible one for 4-6 days so I’ll take this as an improvement.  The day was fully compliant but definitely not as good as days past.  But….you do what you can with what you have in the moment.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in 1 tbsp. lard: diced onion, handful diced broccoli, matchsticked yam, 1 chicken thigh, topped w/ 2 eggs, mayo, coffee latte
S1half scotch egg
M2:
1.5 scotch eggs, mayo, olive tapenade, roasted brussel sprouts, roasted pumpkin (I was STUFFED)
M3: taco meat over half baked potato topped w/ 2 eggs & avocado. I think this was WAY too much food and contributed to my crappy sleep. All my headache wanted was to eat though…so you do what you have to do.
S21″ x 2″ square of coconut…….which again, I probably didn’t need but was feeling so awful that I gave in.  Too much sweetness right before bed though.
FLUIDS:1.5L water, 16oz bone broth, 12oz kombucha, decaf EG tea latte

Day 36, October 13, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD: good
ENERGY: less than yesterday….as in…not much at all.  Felt fine, just not too lively
GREEN TIME: none
SKIN: great
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed early (820) as I had to get up at 5am for early work. Didn’t sleep Great…but alright.
OTHER: We ate a lot of pumpkin this weekend…and layed on the couch an appropriate amount.

FOOD

M1: bbq pulled pork sauteed w/ quarter baked potato and served over roasted pumpkin and brussel sprouts, mayo, 2 coffee lattes.
M2: Scotch egg, leftover roasted pumpkin and sprouts, mayo
M3: italian turkey sausage (loose), roasted pumpkin and b sprouts, mayo
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 12oz kombucha, 2 cups of tea, 16oz bone broth

Day 35, October 12, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: high
ENERGY: medium
GREEN TIME: 30 minute foggy morning walk and 15 minutes of unloading a truckbed of wood
SKIN: great
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9:30, was falling asleep reading my ipad…slept right through until 8:40am (no fault there…didn’t wake up and go back to sleep, just burned right through).  Could have slept happily until noon.
OTHER: I ate a goodly helping of roasted pumpkin seeds….every time I walked through the kitchen.  It was the first mindless eating I’ve done in 35 days…..not cool…..and made me feel like I’d binged on sugar.  Strange….

FOOD

M1: 3/4 of a 3 egg omelette w pan fries, coffee w/ coconut milk
M2: 2 scotch eggs, mayo and roasted butternut squash
M3:Smoked BBQ pulled pork, roasted bnut squash, steamed brocoli & olive tapenade
FLUIDS: 1L water, 32oz kombucha

Day 34, October 11, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: happy, content
ENERGY: motivation is a little low but have enough energy to do everything I want to do
GREEN TIME: 3+ hours hauling, cutting, loading 2 pickups with firewood up in the deep bush.  20km out on 4×4 forestry roads….ended up in the epitomy of “green”.
SKIN: getting a bit itchy/spotty.  Hormone related, perhaps?
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 10, up at 6am, felt rested
OTHER: had some bites of hard, creamed coconut (only ingredient is coconut) and one of my “emergency” bars when we were out in the woods…and the sweetness from both…plus the strawberries and pineapple?….(although they are both UNsweetened) roused my sugar/cravings dragon.  Will be more careful in the future….not eating extra sweet things in Pre Alien week, perhaps?

FOOD

Food was somewhat messed up today…bad timing, poor planning, unexpected adventure.  All compliant but ended up having dinner at 8pm and before that, 5 eggs, 3oz pork and a can of sardines made up the nutrition for the rest of the day.

M1A: can of sardines mixed w/ a bit of mayo, coffee w/ coconut milk
M1B:
2 HBE w/ guacamole, a thumb mayo and half a long english cuke, coffee #2 w/ coconut milk
M2A: most disgusting salad ever.  Ate about 3 bites and called it off.  Almost positive the balsamic had sugar in it even though they said it didn’t and the olives on the salad were horrid and ruined the whole thing.  Had 2 HBE (rubbery and old) with it and about 3 strawberries and 4 pcs pineapple. Awful lunch.
M2B: scotch egg, “emergency bar” (ingredients: banana, coconut, pineapple, mango), 2″ cube creamed coconut.  This was eaten in the bush…not a lot of options there.
M3: little less than half a baked potato topped w/ sauteed cabbage, green beans, onion and palm ground beef simmered in 1/2 cup coconut milk, curry powder and a bit of arrowroot to thicken it up.  VERY delicious and will be a repeater
FLUIDS: 1L water, 12oz coconut water, 16oz kombucha

Day 33, October 10, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: quick temper but fades fast and overall feel alright 
ENERGY: good, maybe a teeny bit lower than earlier this week but that’s fine
GREEN TIME: 35 minute rainy off leash walk…Freedom Friday!
SKIN: Just fine!
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 10pm and up at 6:30. Felt fine when I woke/got up, too.
OTHER: temper and low energy is due to impending period so I’m not worried about it, all the good stuff will come back in time. Very nice evening on Friday, came home early, walked the dog off leash in a completely deserted, rainy park, came home and had a hot bath and then made myself dinner.  Craved my fuzzy slippers and control of the remote control instead of any kind of “treat” food.

FOOD

M1:sautéed in coconut oil & lard; extra onion, tiny bit diced baked sweet potato w/ caramelized onions & rosemary, ground beef, green beans, kale all topped w/ two eggs + mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: sautéed veggies (red & green cabbage, red & yellow pepper, green beans) in sesame oil, ginger & garlic topped w/ ground turkey in sunshine sauce. This is smallish serving so have also ate a small piece of roast beef and a cube of coconut 
M3: 4 egg omelette stuffed w/ sautéed shredded cabbage & chopped up jerk meatloaf, topped with half avocado
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, decaf EG tea latte

Day 32, October 9, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: mostly happy, really looking forward to three days off!
ENERGY: clear mind, low energy
GREEN TIME: none (Costco, Thrifty’s…Ray took the dog)
SKIN: I’m pleased with it right now.  Mostly normal
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: Crappy sleep last night…up to pee three times, wide awake at 5am and should have gotten up but instead layed there and let my mind go bezerk, leading to weird on-off sleeping for about 30 minutes. Woke up rested feeling though.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: sautéed in coconut oil & lard; diced baked sweet potato w/ caramalized onions & rosemary, loose pork w/ sausage seasoning, green beans, kale all topped w/ two eggs + mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: sautéed veggies (red & green cabbage, red & yellow pepper, green beans) in sesame oil, ginger & garlic topped w/ ground turkey in sunshine sauce.
M3: sautéed apple, onion, cabbage & roast beef topped w/ two poached eggs (this is a Chef’s Night Off for me, yippee!)
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, 12oz kombucha, decaf EG latte w/ coconut

Day #31 October 8, 2014 (We)

MOOD: hella crabby when I woke up this morning…better when I got dressed and think I look really nice and even better when I found out I do NOT have to go out of town for 10 days!
ENERGY: a little slower than normal…I can tell that my period is coming, I want sleep and couch time.
GREEN TIME: none…Kyle took Gracie before I even got home and I was feeling low energy and my stomach was a bit upset. I don’t feel bad about this one little bit!
SKIN: about as good as it gets.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: went to bed late, around 9:45…slept kind of crappy, up a couple times in the night. Pretty tired when I woke up.
OTHER: It’s about 3 days before my period and I’ve been trying to eat more starchy carbs and drink a boatload of water in an effort to head off a hormonal migraine and the worst of the hormonal symptoms.  I can’t decide if the starchy carbs might be making me a bit lower energy or if I’m just more aware of my body and that it’s asking for a bit more rest in this pre-week.  I’m working hard at keeping the “carbs will make you fat” comments out of it and eating them because I know in about 7 days I can back them off to what feels good the rest of the month and no harm will be done…in fact, the opposite of harm…because I’m actually self-caring for myself.

FOOD

M1:sautéed in coconut oil & lard; diced baked sweet potato w/ caramalized onions & rosemary, loose pork w/ sausage seasoning, green beans, kale all topped w/ two eggs + mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2:jerk meatloaf with roasted carrots and onions, 1/2 avocado mixed into some peach salsa, tbsp. mayo…basically throwing as much fat at this pathetic meal as I can!
M3: sautéed veggies (red & green cabbage, red & yellow pepper, green beans) in sesame oil, ginger & garlic topped w/ ground turkey in sunshine sauce.  A fave in our house!
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, 16oz orange blossom rooibos tea, 16 oz blackberry kombucha

 

Day 30, October 7, 2014 (Tu)

The text message my sister sent me this morning!  So sweet!

The text message my sister sent me this morning! So sweet!

MOOD: happy, proud, excited, determined
ENERGY: great, stable
GREEN TIME: 40 minutes w/ Gracie
SKIN: definitely better than it has been in quite a while!
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed just after 9, slept solid until Gracie got in at 4am.  Woke again at 5:37…which is my magic waking number.  Now I just have to start getting UP at 5:37.
OTHER: ruined a pot of bone broth in the final day so was PISSED when I left for my walk.  Came through a very secluded trail and happened upon three….well…..hoodlums.  Men in their early twenties drinking beer and smoking…in the middle of nowhere.  Grrrreat.  I was rather concerned at first thinking that I was all alone and basically really vulnerable…until they caught site of Gracie and all three of them were sitting on the ground petting her and talking baby-talk to her within about 30 seconds.  Just goes to show, appearances can be deciving.  I happened to be wearing a Harley tshirt and one of them asked if I rode my own bike.  After agreeing that yes I did, one of the others said “OK, so you’re good looking, you have a nice dog AND you ride your own bike? You’re like….the perfect woman!”.  LOL, totally made my day!

FOOD

M1: sautéed in coconut oil & lard; diced baked sweet potato w/ caramalized onions & rosemary, loose pork w/ sausage seasoning, green beans, kale all topped w/ two eggs + mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: palm of cashew shake n bake chicken breast, green beans, roasted butternut squash, 10 garlic stuffed olives, 1/2 avocado
M3: jerk meatloaf with roasted carrots and onions, 1/2 avocado mixed into some peach salsa, tbsp. mayo.  I really should have been quicker on the draw….because that was the worst meal that we’ve had in the entire 30 days.  It didn’t even occur to me to make something special for Day 30 dinner, LOL.
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, 16oz blackberry kombucha

Day 29, October 6, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD: decent, happy, optimistic, determined
ENERGY: good, energetic
GREEN TIME37 minute trail walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: ok
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed a bit earlier than 9 and great sleep.  Woke up at 5:41am but didn’t yet feel like getting out of bed.  The waking up before the alarm has started though so next up is FEELING awake when my eyes open.  It’s coming!
OTHER: it’s the week before my period so as per the tips from the Whole30 folks, I am increasing my starchy carbs to daily and sometimes twice daily in the hopes of reducing mood swings and headaches.  So far so good.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in coconut oil & lard; diced baked sweet potato w/ caramalized onions & rosemary, loose pork w/ sausage seasoning, green beans, kale all topped w/ two eggs + mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: top sirloin roast, couple pieces of steamed potato, green beans, mayo & a small square of coconut
M3: 1 palm of cashew breaded (w/ Tara’s Shake N Bake seasoning recipe) chicken breast w/ green beans & roasted b.nut squash, some olives
FLUIDS: 2L water, 32oz bone broth, 16 oz blackberry kombucha

Day 28, October 5, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: high
ENERGY: very tired this morning after the last couple of days…didn’t get up until 8am…woops
GREEN TIME: 40 minute walk w/ Gracie right after I got up….and so glad I did!
SKIN: not so bad
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed a bit after 9, slept right through until 5:37.  This is the first time I’ve had my “standard” 5:37 before-alarm wake up since I started…and really hoping it’s here to stay!
OTHER: felt kind of icky yesterday evening, slept like the dead all night and overstayed my sleep schedule by 2 hours, made breakfast and felt super nauseated but thought it was due to an “incident” with the mayo-making this morning.  Rode Harley’s for about 3 hours, came home and started doing pre-cook….and the nausea hit with serious force.  The smell of the food that was cooking completely turned my stomach inside out…if you know what I mean.  Feel MUCH better after dinner but still sweaty and a bit frail-stomached.

FOOD

M1: pork burger re-fried with half a yam, fistful of green beans and two eggs…and the fuzznnaise….you probably don’t want to know…but in the interest of complete transparancy….Gracie de-stuffed one of her toys and flung the stuffing everywhere….a piece of which happened to make its way into a mason jar that I then used to make mayo….but I didn’t notice…until it was done and I was eating it and had to pull a wad of mayo-coated fuzz out of my mouth.  GAG. It’s no wonder I was queasy all day….but turns out there was something else going on there too…..anyway, I obv ended up not eating my whole breakfast.
M2: teeny apple that I picked while on my walk in the morning. Very unusual for me, but I was not feeling well at all.
M3: top sirloin roast, couple pieces of steamed potato, green beans, mayo…not fuzznnaise.
FLUIDS: a lot of bone broth and then some coconut water post-barfing, decaf EG tea w/ coconut milk before bed.

 

Day 27: October 4, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: good, woke up happy, so that was nice!
ENERGY: Solid in the front half, very tired in the back half
GREEN TIME25 minute walk w/ husband & dog
SKIN:
coming along
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: alright…slept until 8am
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: 3 eggs over easy w/ 1/2 cup honeydew…gross, the whole thing, just gross
M2: (eaten 2 hours after M1) chicken burger, HBE, 10 olives, couple cherry tomatoes, mayo
S1:
(because M2 was eaten at 10:30am) chicken burger, HBE, 10 olives, mayo, strawberry kombucha
M3: green salad topped w/ grilled chicken breast, olives, HBE, Tessemae’s Lemon Chesapeake dressing
FLUIDS: water….water…..water

Day 26: October 3, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: great
ENERGY: Solid
GREEN TIME: none.  😦
SKIN: coming along
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: alright until 3am but then very broken until 6am
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in coconut; shredded carrot, chopped green beans, pork seasoned w/ turmeric-sesame oil/seeds-garlic, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.  Coffee w/ 1tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: chicken burger, HBE, half cucumber, 10 olives, couple cherry tomatoes, mayo
M3: chicken burger, half sweet potato, ginger green beans, couple bites sardines, mayo
FLUIDS: water….water…..water

Day 25: October 2, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: little stressed, otherwise alright
ENERGY: little less than yesterday, tired in the morning
GREEN TIME: 34 minute trail walk…same one as yesterday but we hustled today!
SKIN: improving
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS:
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: sautéed in ghee (disgusting!); shredded carrot, chopped green beans, kale, pork seasoned w/ turmeric-sesame oil/seeds-garlic, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.  Coffee w/ 1tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: pina colada chicken made w/ double veggies and eaten as a stew
M3: pork burger, HBE, mayo, half apple, cube of coconut
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 16oz bone broth

Day 24: October 1, 2014 (We)

MOOD: decent, level
ENERGY: alright, level, looking forward to my afternoon trail outing
GREEN TIME: 40 minute trail walk, gorgeous out!
SKIN: improving. Finally.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: great night of sleep, woke up 10 minutes before alarm…little bit of stress right now so not feeling super rested.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in coconut oil; diced onion, shredded carrot, chopped green beans, kale, pork seasoned w/ turmeric-sesame oil/seeds-garlic, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.  Coffee w/ 1tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: pork burger, almond ginger sautéed green beans, mayo
S1: HBE & mayo…I forgot to eat the cherry toms I brought in my lunch and by the time I remembered them hours later, I didn’t want to just eat them alone…and then I was starving and cranky by the time I got home after grocery shopping and still had to walk the dog before making/eating dinner…..felt like an egg was totally justified
M3: pina colada chicken made w/ double veggies and eaten as a stew
S2: bought some “creamed coconut” at the grocery store last night and HAD to try it. Basically super solid coconut butter that you can cut into a chunks.  Had .5″ x 2″ piece before bed. Deadly good.
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, decaf green tea, 16oz bone broth

Day 23: September 30, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: better, upbeat, optimistic
ENERGY: increasing, not quite back to pre-poisoning, but close
GREEN TIME: 40 minute, glorious, crisp trail walk
SKIN: getting there….slowly
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: slept well, solid, one wake up.  Not waking up before my alarm though, still….
OTHER: beginning to think that there is very little that is going to be worth feeling awful (mental & physical) for two days at a time….we’ll see though, I guess…never say never?

FOOD

M1:sautéed in coconut oil; diced onion, shredded carrot, chopped green beans, kale, pork seasoned w/ turmeric-sesame oil/seeds-garlic, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.  Coffee w/ 1tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: Robb Wolf chili, olives, cucumbers, tbsp. mayo
M3: pork burger, almond ginger sautéed green beans, garden tomato, mayo
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, 20oz kombucha, decaf EG tea w/ coconut milk

Day 22: September 29, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD: irritated that I’m feeling like crap.
ENERGY: For how I’m feeling and the shitty sleep I had, I don’t feel too bad, energy wise.  I like to think that if it weren’t for W30 I would be feeling like utter trash in that department.
GREEN TIME: 38 minute rainy, gumboot walk w/ Gracie…and some random guy and his dog that I couldn’t seem to shake…so I relented and walked 3/4 of the way chatting with a stranger.  How incredibly social of me, LOL!
SKIN: working on it.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: slept solid, one wake up, weird dreams though. Should have got up for gym in the AM but bed was too cozy
OTHER: still some unsettled stomach issues from the poisoning all the way through into Tuesday morning.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in coconut oil; diced onion, shredded carrot, chopped green beans, pork seasoned w/ turmeric, sesame oil/seeds, garlic, topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo.  Couldn’t finish it, stomach NOT happy. Coffee w/ 1tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: coconut lime cod over salad w/ avocado cream sauce and tessemae southwest ranch dressing (odd combo, probably)
M3: Robb Wolf chili over wilted kale
FLUIDS: planning to drown/flush everything out of my system today with gallons of water, tea, bone broth & coconut water.  If it’s liquid, I’m drinking it!

Day 21: September 28, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: tired, resigned, irritated
ENERGY: medium…not as horrible as it could have been for how I was feeling!
GREEN TIME: 30 minute walk w/ man and dog
SKIN: &*@&%!#*@&%*#
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: horrid sleep last night…itchy…hot…then extremely nauseated from 3am until alarm. VERY excited about bed tonight.
OTHER: Felt like I was in a fog all day…couldn’t quite shake it. Really irritated about the accidental poisoning….

FOOD

M1: 1/2 3 egg mushroom omelette, about a cup of potatoes, coffee w/ coconut milk
M2: less a meal, more a snack…Asian chicken burger patty slathered with sunshine sauce
M3: coconut lime cod on salad w/ avocado cream sauce.  Could not stop eating the fish, SO good!
FLUIDS: 750ml water, 16oz decaf clear tea, 16 oz decaf EG w/ coconut milk, 16 oz kombucha, 16oz bone broth

Day 20: September 27, 2014 (Sa)
(the W30 2/3rds mark, the W100 20% mark!)

MOOD: not awesome today, kind of grumpy, hopefully that will pass
ENERGY: errr….wish I was in bed?
GREEN TIME: none…you don’t even want to know what a cluster-eff the day was
SKIN: my legs are a disaster and I haven’t been taking care of my oil cleansing. Time to get back on the full-body moisturizing and OCM bandwagon!
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITSbed late (10:30…and didn’t wake up until 8am…woops!). 
OTHER: today is the wedding we’ll be attending out of town.  I am FULLY confident that I will come home at the end of tonight and go to bed completely Whole30 compliant! (update at 10pm arrival home….fully successful (or so I thought)….and very glad that shit is OVER)

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp coconut oil; shredded beet, green beans, red pepper, chopped chicken burger, 1.5 poached eggs (little poaching accident), sunshine sauce
M2: packed my own: chicken burger, sauteed cabbage/green beans/peppers, mayo, grapes, couple gulps coconut milk
M3: dry salad, grilled salmon (2 pcs), roasted pork (including the cracklings!), olives
FLUIDS: 1.75L water, decaf orange pekoe tea w/ coconut milk

 

Day 19: September 26, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: nice, balanced, calm, happy
ENERGY: so far so good!
GREEN TIME: none
SKIN: not good
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: went to bed an hour later….and then big surprise, got up an hour later.  Which sort of ticked me off.
OTHER: picked something out of my closet that I wanted to wear…because I WANTED to wear it….not because it’s what fit or basically just wasn’t uncomfortable.  A fitted long sweater over black cami, jeans and black shortie boots. Feeling very happy about my body right now.  It’s not where it could be…but it’s where it is and it’s healthy and that is enough for me!

FOOD

M1: last day of this! sautéed in 1 tbsp. coconut oil: red pepper, portabella mushroom, roasted carr/pot/onion, ground turkey, kale. Topped w/ 2 eggs and 1 thumb mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: ground pork in sunshine sauce, sautéed peppers, green beans & portabella mushroom over mashed yam
M3: leftover curry meatball meat sautéed loose over green beans, cabbage & peppers topped w/ the leftover curry sauce (also half a chicken burger and 10 grapes)
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 32oz broth, decaf EG w/ coconut milk

Day 18: September 25, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: balanced, happy, optimistic, positive
ENERGY: level, significant
GREEN TIME: 22 minute walk w/ Gracie, all I had time for. 😦
SKIN: a mess
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: awesome sleep, woke once just after bedtime w/ spider nightmares…chalked up to eating way too late.  Then slept through until 3am, pee, deep sleep until alarm.
OTHER: Third day in a row without a headache, yippee!  Also noticed that I am feeling slimmer and more like all cylinders are starting to fire together.

FOOD

M1:sautéed in 1 tbsp. coconut oil: red pepper, portabella mushroom, roasted carr/pot/onion, ground turkey, kale. Topped w/ 2 eggs and 1 thumb mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: scraps again –> 2 HBE, 1/2 can pink tuna mixed w/ tessemae southwest ranch dressing, olives, cucumber, bell pepper, half very small yam, mayo
S1: HBE w/ mayo…because I knew dinner was at least another 2 hours away.
M3: ground pork in sunshine sauce, sautéed peppers, green beans & portabella mushroom over mashed yam (SO GOOD!)
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, decaf EG w/ coconut milk

Day 17: September 24, 2014 (We)

MOOD: good, balanced, optimistic, positive
ENERGY: getting there!  No headache, can actually contemplate doing things besides crying or going to bed!
GREEN TIME: 43 minute walk and rake lawn
SKIN: not awesome…have avoided using prescript. crème but need to suck it up
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITSfell asleep hard, woke at 1am for pee and had sore arms/back…like I was all tense while sleeping. Went back to sleep and specifically tried to relax…and woke up with my alarm at 6am. Feel pretty rested.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:sautéed in 1 tbsp. coconut oil: red pepper, portabella mushroom, roasted carr/pot/onion, ground turkey, kale. Topped w/ 2 eggs and 1 thumb mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: three medium curry meatballs in coconut milk curry sauce over sautéed cabbage & green beans
M3: 2 HBE, 1/2 can pink tuna, olives, cucumber, bell pepper, half very small yam, mayo —-> basically scraps for dinner
FLUIDS: 2L water, 32 oz bone broth, decaf EG tea w/ coconut milk

Day 16:  September 23, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: balanced, optimistic, dare I say…happy?
ENERGY: cautiously I say….good?
GREEN TIME: 37 minute, blustery trail walk w/ ma’ dawg.  Halfway through the rainy trail I stopped under a huge tree, closed my eyes and just listened to the rain on the leaves and breathed deeply the fresh, damp, green air.  Felt really good.
SKIN: not awesome…few little pimples on my face (which happens never!), my cheeks appear to be angry and all my little itchy spots on legs and arms have decided to hold hands and form large, very itchy spots. 😦
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: great…solid, one wake up, slept to my alarm.
OTHER: really need to kick this ongoing headache.  Just lingering in the back of my brain….Go Away! ***********I wrote that first sentence this morning…by noon my headache was gone and my mood and energy improved dramatically. I have a “headache hangover” now that I’m certain a cup of tea and a good night’s sleep will take care of.  I would be SO happy if things were finally on the upswing!************

FOOD

M1:sautéed in 1 tbsp. coconut oil: yellow pepper, portabella mushroom, roasted carr/pot/onion, ground turkey, kale. Topped w/ 2 eggs and 1 thumb mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: golden cauliflower soup w/ chopped chicken thighs, apple (not panic-apple…but apple because my lunch is a bit small)
M3: PaleOMG curry meatballs over mashed cauli
FLUIDS: 32oz bone broth, 11oz coconut water, 1.5L water, decaf EG tea w/ coconut milk

Day 15: September 22, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD: decent, optimistic
ENERGY: lacking
GREEN TIME42 minute trail walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: good
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: starting to improve.  Woke at 5:30…and if not for my raging headache, would have gotten out of bed and gone down to the gym.  Thinking that the energy improvement is starting to come through!
OTHER: was extremely disheartened this afternoon to start getting a headache….I cannot go through another week of these headaches every day, it’s awful. My sister thought perhaps dehydrated from the weekend so I am sucking back water and will go and buy myself a coconut water after work as well.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in 1 tbsp. coconut oil: yellow pepper, portabella mushroom, roasted carr/pot/onion, ground turkey, kale. Topped w/ 2 eggs and 1 thumb mayo (actually matched up to the size of my actual thumb! 😉
M2: 2 salmon cakes, roasted garlic potatoes (better get some exercise, that’s a potato heavy day!) 2 thumb mayo
M3: golden cauliflower soup w/ chopped chicken thighs (it was supposed to be pouring buckets today so thought soup would be nice….it is extremely warm and sunny out.  Dammit.)
FLUIDS: 32 oz bone broth, 2L water, decaf EG tea w/ coconut milk, 11oz coconut water (in an attempt to balance electrolytes and purge my headache.  Didn’t work.)

Day 14: September 21, 2014 (Su)

MOOD: decent…a bit hectic in my brain, lots to do today and in the next month!
ENERGY: did a lot today! Can’t say I noticed a tonne of extra energy….but All The Things got done so……
GREEN TIME: 30 minute evening walk w/ Gracie & Ray
SKIN: meh.  Face alright, recurring eczema spots.  Irritating.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: solid until 4am, bathroom and then lightly until 5:30…when I should have gotten up.  Fitful minute by minute until alarm.
OTHER: wasn’t super jazzed to be going out for breakfast, would have preferred to eat at home….but Ray wanted to go and I didn’t feel like it was necessary to say no….the meal was fully compliant.

FOOD

M1: 3 egg mushroom omelette & plain potatoes (Wafflehouse), brought mayo
M2: coconut pork burger, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, 2 prune plums, mayo
M3: 2 salmon cakes, green salad w/ red wine vinegar-mayo dressing, garlic roasted potatoes
FLUIDS: 32 oz pork broth, 32 oz kombucha, water seems to be missing again!

Day #: 13, September 20, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: calm, quiet
ENERGY: medium
GREEN TIME: 90 minutes of beach time!
SKIN: bit itchy again, possibly just dry
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9:30, slept right through until 5:45am….then turned alarm off and slept until 7. Would have been happy to keep on sleeping, but busy day ahead.
OTHER:

FOOD

M1: sautéed in 1 tbsp. lard: onion, cabbage, yellow pepper, swiss chard, jerk meatloaf, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: coconut pork burger w/ cucumbers, tomatoes, 2 prune plums, mayo
M3: 5 egg omelette stuffed with swiss chard, buffalo mayo
FLUIDS: 16oz bone broth, 2 coffees (yikes, water was noticeably absent!)

Day #: 12, September 19, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: highly emotional leading into feeling better and mostly optimistic
ENERGY: decent!
GREEN TIME: 28 minutes w/ Gracie
SKIN: average….as in, “regular human” average
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed on time, solid good sleep until 3:30am and then light sleep until alarm at 6am
OTHER: I got nothin’

FOOD

M1: sautéed in 1 tbsp. lard: cabbage, red & yellow pepper, swiss chard, stewed chicken, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: coconut pork burger, roasted pot/carr/onion/grbean, cucumber, buffalo mayo
M3: sauteed swiss chard & jerk meatloaf topped w/ roasted pot/carr/bean that was then topped w/ 2 eggs & mayo
FLUIDS: 2L water, 16oz bone broth, rooibos tea

Day #: 11, September 18, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: still improving
ENERGY: not awesome but due to period
GREEN TIMEnone 😦
SKIN: stable
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: once again, slept right to alarm going off…second day in a row, normally I wake up before my alarm.  Will chalk up to a bit of a rough week emotionally as well as my period.
OTHER: proud of myself…because quitting/giving in has not even occurred to me…even with some personal nonsense going on.  Also have not had a craving since the gingerbread-dog-head incident!  And finally, this is the last day for my “panic-apple”…ie, the apple that I eat at lunch every day because the thought of being hungry with no food around made me panic a little.  I have been eating the apple with lunch but find that I am so stuffed and I don’t think I need it.

FOOD

M1: sautéed in 1 tbsp. lard: cabbage, red pepper, onion, stewed chicken, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: coconut pork burger on fennel-apple slaw, cucumbers & mayo, apple
M3: pork burger, roasted pot/carr/onion/grbean, green salad w/ southwest ranch Tessemae, buffalo mayo
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, rooibos tea

Day #: 10, September 17, 2014 (We)

MOOD: starting to improve
ENERGY: also starting to improve
GREEN TIME: 38 minute rainy walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: stable, no itchy spots at the moment!
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9, up a few times for b’room, slept deeply in between
OTHER: cramps all day and evening but even with that, felt pretty good all day.  Excited for period to be over to determine actual energy/mood levels.

FOOD

M1:  sautéed in 1 tbsp. lard: cabbage, quarter red pepper, half portabella mushroom, quarter sweet onion, stewed chicken, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: palm and a half jerk meatloaf, 8-10 garlic potato pieces, radishes, cucumbers, mayo, apple
M3: 3 egg omelette stuffed with sautéed swiss & rainbow chard and a palmish serving of za’atar salmon, mayo.  Decaf coffee w/ 1/4 cup coconut milk
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 16 oz kombucha, 1 rooibos tea, 20oz bone broth

DAY #: 9, September 16, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: dreadful, emotional, sad
ENERGY: not bad, considering my headache and my mood
GREEN TIME: 40 minutes, 4km slow walk through the trails
SKIN: hasn’t changed
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: as mentioned below, 1 hour mid day nap and then bed at 9pm.  Slept well…woke a few times but never for more than a minute.  Woke up feeling not too bad, energy-wise
OTHER: went home at 1:30 on Tuesday….wicked headache and so emotional that I couldn’t stop crying.  I know exactly what my upset was all about and there’s nothing that can be done to change it….so I progressed from upset about that thing to upset about every little thing that I have ever been upset about.  Ever.  Cried into Gracie’s fur when I got home, cried all the way through 40 minutes and 4km of trail walk and then eventually passed out on the sofa.  Woke up feeling MUCH better. And slept solid that night….which to me means that my 1 hour nap was something my body needed and not just me caving in to being lazy.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard; cabbage, sweet onion, portabello mushroom, stewed chicken, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp. each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: pina colada chicken over zoodles, cucumber & mayo, apple
M3: palm and half jerk meatloaf (refried in lard), roasted rosemary & thyme potatoes, radishes, mayo
FLUIDS: coffee, 16oz kombucha, 32 oz bone broth, 1.25L water
***found it interesting in the morning, that as shitty as I was feeling, getting properly balanced, nutritious food into my body felt like the best possible thing I could do to try and make myself feel better. Same with the night before when the headache/migraine was raging…getting some bone broth into myself seemed like a proper thing to do. 

 

DAY #: 8, September 15, 2014 (Mo)

MOODdecent
ENERGY: was fine in the earlier part of the day, tanked in the back half
GREEN TIME: none, see “Other” below.
SKIN: okay…normal for me
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: went to bed at 9 for lights out, slept hard but not well until 4am and then fitfully until alarm at 6
OTHER: most wicked headache I have had in years.  YEARS.  I would even venture to say migraine based on light sensitivity and nausea.  Feels like someone is trying to jackhammer through my skull and give me hot pokers in the eyes at the same time.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard; cabbage, swiss chard, carrot, pepper, green beans, 1 stewed chicken thigh, 2 eggs, mayo, coffee w/ 1tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: green salad w/ 1 cup fennel apple sautee, palm bbq salmon, mayo ranch dressing, 2 prune plums
M3: pina colada chicken over zoodles, cucumber & mayo
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 16oz bone broth, 500ml tea, 1 coffee

DAY #: 7, September 14, 2014 (Su)
The grandbaby came at 6:19am this morning!

Remy Laurent - 7lb, 10oz His middle name is Ray's late dad's name...very touching.

Remy Laurent – 7lb, 10oz
His middle name is Ray’s late dad’s name…very touching.

MOOD: happy, emotional, highs and lows
ENERGY: not awesome
GREEN TIME: walk to the market…very warm out, shitty sleep the night before so that’s about all I wanted to do
SKINprescription crème…everywhere.  Dammit.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: due to a whopper of a headache, I slept like crap.  Bed at 8:20, lights out at 9, slept until 2am and then on and off.  Not awesome.
OTHER: I had a headache all day (maybe due to starting period, maybe due to painting the gym floor and maybe due to Whole30…or all…or none)

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard; cabbage, quarter gala apple, 3 leftover yam fries, half hamburger patty, green beans, 1/2 yellow pepper, 2 eggs, coffee / 1 tbsp gelatin and a good slug of coconut milk
S1: 2 HBE, mayo, slice tomato, 2 prune plums
M2hamburger patty, 10 cherry tomatoes, tbsp. mayo, apple
M3: good palm BBQ sockeye salmon, green salad, fennel/apple sautee
FLUIDS: 1/2 Perrier, coffee, 1L water, peppermint tea, 8oz bone broth

DAY #: 6, September 13, 2014 (Sa)

MOOD: Pretty good!
ENERGY: decent
GREEN TIME: 45 minutes on the beach with Gracie at sunrise
SKIN: spotty legs, face a bit bumpy
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: went to bed at 9, lights out at 10, up at 6:20.  Terrible broken sleep though….up at 2am, Ray couldn’t sleep so he headed for the couch (I think?) and then dreamt on and off about the pending grandbaby.  Awful night of sleep.
OTHER: after breakfast this morning I felt really off…like my head was all buzzy, my arms were shaky and like I just wanted to lay down.  No clue why.  Had some water and did some errands….felt better eventually

FOOD

S1: I realize it’s a snack before breakfast….but I wanted to get down to the beach….1 HBE, mayo, prune-plum, apple shared with Gracie at the beach
M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard – 1/2 palm ground beef, cabbage, chives, swiss chard, 2 eggs, mayo,
M2:  big ass salad: greens, half pepper, half apple, cherry tomatoes, black olives, half portabello mushroom, capers, can salmon, mayo based dressing, kombucha
M3:  hamburger patty, crispy baked yam fries (yes, they DO exist!)
FLUIDS: 1L  water, 2 coffee (one with 1 tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk), 16oz kombucha, 8oz bone broth

DAY #: 5, September 12, 2014 (Fr)

MOOD: “KATT” this morning when the hubby made a disparaging comment on what I made for breakfast and then, following me telling him it hurt my feelings, said absolutely nothing…radio silence.  Taking his life in his hands, that one, I tell you! Was feeling kind of bummed and bordering on depressed in the evening…just did not feel like myself
ENERGY: decent
GREEN TIME: 25 minutes…very warm out for the dog
SKIN: spotty legs, face a bit bumpy
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 9, lights out at 10pm, up at 6am, slept hard, woke a bit tired but better than previous
OTHER: not much to report besides my bummed out mood.  I just wanted to be left alone….to sit and stare.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard – shredded sweet pototo, shredded cabbage, green beans, 2 pork apple sausage patties, 1 egg, 1 tbsp mayo, 1 coffee w/ 1 tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk
M2:  shredded red cabbage, sauteed green beans topped with sauteed ground pork, ½ cup olives, 2 prune plums
M3:  2 egg omelette stuffed w/ ½ cup sauteed ground pork and swiss chard & sliced black olives, 1 tbsp mayo, cherry tomatoes
FLUIDS: 32 oz bone broth, 1 coffee, 1.5L water, 8oz kombucha

DAY #: 4, September 11, 2014 (Th)

MOOD: quiet, kind of want to be left alone, not really crabby, just antisocial
ENERGY: feeling a little drugged from the muscle relaxant on Day 3
GREEN TIME: 28 excruciating, cold-sweat, stomach churning minutes
SKIN: legs are spotty, face is good, wrists/fingers flared up so prescription crème
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:50, lights out. Slept solid until 2am when the smell of my simmering bone broth woke me up. Went and stirred and adjusted the heat and then back to bed until 3 minutes before alarm. Great sleep, solid….but woke up still very tired. Looking forward to AWAKE!
OTHER: feeling increasingly bloated…but period is due in 3-4 days so I’m not worrying about it tooo much….although I’m not happy. Went for a walk last night, got about 2km from home and my stomach exploded! Well…it would have if I’d been near a potty. Cold sweats, raging gut, nauseated and dragged the poor dog the 2km back home thinking I was going to die or crap myself the entire time. Felt 100% completely fine “after”.

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard – shredded sweet pototo, teensy bit leftover roots, shredded cabbage, diced red pepper, 1.5 pork apple sausage patties, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp mayo, 1 coffee w/ 1 tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: 1.5 cups roasted roots, 2 sausage patties, 2 HBE, 1.5 tbsp mayo, apple
M3: shredded red cabbage, sauteed green beans topped with sauteed ground pork, 1 tbsp mayo, 2 prune plums
FLUIDS: 32 oz bone broth, 1 coffee, 1.5L water, 8oz kombucha

DAY #: 3, September 10, 2014 (We)

MOOD: decent mostly, a bit irritable when presented with negativity and other people’s attitudes
ENERGY: steady….maybe a teeny slump in the afternoon…right around the time my stomach went into revolt. Short lived.
GREEN TIME: 35 minutes, 4km walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: itchy spots, have been using prescription crème, nothing too horrible. Face is even and smooth, minor pink cheeks, legs dry.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:30, lights out at 8:50. Slept solid through until alarm. Venture to say it doesn’t count though because I took a muscle relaxant before bed which basically drugged me.
OTHER: very thirsty in the morning, couldn’t get enough cold water. Also noticing that my joints all ache MORE than they normally do…which is disconcerting because although I’m not “tracking” it, general body pain is something I hope W30 reduces. But today & yesterday…fingers, knees, toes, all stiff and sore and had to take a muscle relaxant last night because my neck injury was tweaking and that terrifies me to the depths of my soul!

FOOD

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard – shredded beet, yellow beans, swiss chard, shallot, 1 sliced coconut turkey burger, 1 egg, 1 tbsp mayo. Coffee w/ 1 tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2: 1.5 cups buffalo chicken w/ zoodles, 1 coconut turkey burger, handful black olives (this might be waaaay too much)
M3: 1 cup roasted roots, 1 cup sauteed cabbage, 2 pork apple sausage patties, 1 egg, ½ portion olives, ½ portion mayo
FLUIDS: 16oz bone broth, 1 coffee, 1.5L water, 8oz kombucha, 1 decaf after dinner

DAY #: 2, September 9, 2014 (Tu)

MOOD: moderate, neutral
ENERGY: decent
GREEN TIME: 35 minutes, 4km trail walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: cheeks are feeling quite a bit softer…instead of like their normal sandpaper texture.  Not sure if that’s down to W30 or because I’ve been pounding the bone broth.
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: bed at 8:40, read until 9pm lights out.  Fell asleep well woke up with a fright (bad dream about bugs in my hair….normally “spider nightmares” are attributed to late day sugar consumption but I have had NONE).  Wiiiiiide awake at 11pm when Ray came to bed.  Put it down to the oolong tea I had at 3pm. Was awake for less than 30 minutes and then sound asleep until pee break at 4am….slept on and off until 6.  Not the best by far.
OTHER: Upset stomach first thing when I got up this morning but felt fine by the time I got to work.  Dull headache that eased by the late morning. My meals seem to be properly balanced so that I am easily getting from breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner.  Although to be fair I drink bone broth between some meals.  Does that count? I’m going to say it’s fine. Minor craving after dinner last night that was purely psychological.

FOOD:

M1: sauteed in 1 tbsp lard – cabbage, carrot, yellow beans, swiss chard, ½ palm salmon, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp mayo.  Coffee w/ 1 tbsp each coconut milk & gelatin
M2:  2.5 cups mixed greens, cuke, peppers, cherry tomatos, small amount leftover roasted roots, 1 coconut turkey burger, lemon mayo dressing, apple
S1: HBE, 1 tbsp mayo, ½ banana (after work and before dog walk. Was starving….knew lunch was too small when I made it the night before)
M3: Paleomg buffalo chicken w/ zoodles, black olives
FLUIDS: 32oz bone broth, 1 coffee, 1.5L water, 8oz kombucha, 12oz oolong tea

DAY #: 1; September 8, 2014 (Mo)

MOOD:
moderate…first day back to work after holidays and the first day of Whole30…not as bad as it could have been
ENERGY: average, day seemed to drag but I wasn’t dragging by the end
GREEN TIME: 40 minutes, 4km trail walk w/ Gracie
SKIN: face smooth but a bit red, various eczema patches, used prescription cream before bed
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS: in bed at 8:20, read until 9 – lights out.  Up twice to pee, weird dreams.  Woke up at 4:45 and then 3 minutes before alarm.
OTHER (digestive, headache etc): wicked headache started at about 2pm and continued on through the night until I finally gave in at midnight and took an Advil.

FOOD

M1: 1 mug fresh pork broth, 2 eggs, sautéed cabbage, carrots, swiss chard, pork, shallots, fresh sage, 1 tbsp mayo, coffee w/ 1 tbsp each gelatin & coconut milk
M2: 3 cups mixed greens, toasted pecans, sliced cuke, peppers, cherry tomatoes, 1.5 palms za’atar wild salmon, creamy balsamic dressing (mayo & balsamic), 1/2 peach
M3: coconut turkey burger wrapped in swiss chard, 1 tbsp mayo, roasted roots, green salad w/ lemony mayo dressing
S1: 16oz pork broth (in am instead of second coffee)
S2: 500ml bone broth – in hopes of easing wicked headache
FLUIDS: 1.5L water, 1.5L bone broth, 8oz kombucha, 1 coffee

DAY #: 0; September 7, 2014

I thought it would be a good idea to make note of my starting markers.

MOOD: Cranky! Of course having to go back to work after 9 days of blissful freedom and wanton eating is never a happy day.  All I could see in the morning was the things I didn’t get done and it was disheartening.  But then I reflected on the fact that, with the new energy and zest that I am expecting from W30-100, every day is an opportunity for enjoyment and productivity.  I’m sticking with that!
ENERGY: Meh……enough energy to get a couple hours of precooking done and walk to the market and back.
GREEN TIME: Walk to the market.  Not enough.
SKIN: Face red, couple bumps; hands itchy, legs not bad.
SLEEP: Slept kind of crappy, woke often, especially between 4am and 6am.
STARTING MEASUREMENTS: I don’t own a scale so no starting weight, just tape measurements

W30 Measurements

Day #, October ##, 2014 (##)

MOOD:
ENERGY:
GREEN TIME:
SKIN:
SLEEP/SLEEP HABITS:
OTHER:

FOOD

M1:
M2:
M3:
FLUIDS:

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    • I didn’t have any sort of concrete goal it was just a feeling I had….and as I did it I found that I was getting hungry at proper intervals again. I have a serious, SERIOUS weakness for homemade mayo and although we say on the forum that you probably can’t overeat fat, I don’t fully agree with that. I could eat an entire batch of homemade mayo in three days, so…………

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