Monday, June 18, 2012

Day One of Thirty

Day one- complete

Today went well. I had one oh shit moment when I realized I can't use my favorite salad dressing. I don't use very much so it was not a big deal to leave it off; I just hadn't thought about it.

Now I'm not a morning person. Of course I have to get up, I have kids and a job, there's no getting around the early wake up. I'm up but not quite functioning so I don't eat breakfast until I get to work. Breakfast was my usual couple of hard boiled eggs. Fifteen minutes after eating them I decided I would still be chewing gum during the Whole 30. Trust me- it's for the best.

Lunch- salad, 3oz turkey breast, pear
Dinner- salad and 6oz chicken breast
Snack- pear, plum, 2oz raisins, 1oz walnuts

For the last sixteen weeks I've had between 1200 and 1800 calories a day. I very rarely eat bread or pasta. I haven't eaten any rice or potatoes. I shared a bottle of Prosecco with my sister-in-law on Memorial Day weekend but hadn't had any booze for months prior to that. I didn't have much in the way of sweets, not even cake on my kids' birthday. So why the hell did I crave (and I mean crave) every bad thing today? My mind was seriously screwing with me. I told that bitch to stfu and continued on. Bizarre.


  1. Yeah, I attempted to give up gum as well during one of my challenge not worth giving up. For me, gum is a stress reliever and keeps me from mindless eating. I can't let it go!!

    keep telling that biatch to stfu and do the damn thing! you're awesome.

  2. I'm all for the gum. It is a preventative for sure, relieves stress, occupies your mouth (did I SAY that???), keeps your breath fresh...

    I know what you mean about the thoughts of all the "forbidden" foods cropping did happen to me both times I've done a strict Paleo mindfuck. You've phased the foods (sweets, booze, whatever) out naturally and gradually so you don't even care about them but now that it's suddenly a "rule" of "can't," they push their way to the front of your brain just to taunt you! The whole eating and exercise thing is almost 100% a mental game, I'm still learning. You just have to outsmart your own brain! :)

    Sounds like you had a good first day; nice catch on the salad dressing. Don't be afraid to up the protein a little and get some olive oil in there. :)

    1. Once I told myself I couldn't have it, it was all I wanted. I had to keep saying chocolate and gin will be here in 30 days, relax. Want to bet when the thirty days is up I won't give a rat's ass about chocolate and gin?

    2. I bet you won't. Complete avoidance or overindulgence do the trick for me. I worked in a candy store (Fanny Farmer) one summer during college and ate sooooo much chocolate the first week (we were told to "try everything") that I did not eat chocolate or chocolate flavored anything for a solid year after. And of course, after a night of binge drinking I'd make the obligatory "never...drinking...again!" declaration which I did usually adhere to for at least six months. ;) Your day two was a success; you got the hang of it -- read your labels and learn.

  3. I think you will do amazing. I'm rooting for you!

    1. I'm rooting for you too! We can take control and do this!

      I have got to ease up on the exclamation points.