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Whole30 Day 1

Monday, September 01, 2014

Good grief my body is rebelling. It wants sugar and it wants it now.
So far I've managed to resist the urge, even though I made some cakes I researched in New Zealand and brought them into work today. They are sitting there calling my name, so I might take them upstairs for all the fieldworkers to nom.

Tonight I think will be a struggle. There's no extra-curricular activity, which leaves me with a solid 4 hours of nothing to do except think about how much I want some sugar. I may go swimming, or I might dig out my crochet hook and start on a blanket for a friend's baby. Or perhaps both, as swimming won't take me 4 hours.

Aside from the mad sugar cravings, I seem to be doing okay. Although I really have to look up some more 'things to do with vegetables'. Day 1 and I'm already running out of ideas. And no, I'm not one of those people who can eat exactly the same thing every day and not go out of their mind with boredom. Variety is the spice of life and all that.

I did take my measurements but they're at home and I'm currently at work so I'll add them in when I get home tonight.

Breakfast - scrambled eggs with roast veggies
Lunch - Salmon, butternut squash soup, pear
Dinner - Chicken breast, roast sweet potato (with cinnamon and coconut milk mmmmm), peas
Snack - carrot sticks, apple
I do know they recommend not snacking, but I also know my body can't go from 3-4 snacks per day to none whatsoever. I'm keeping them Whole30-compliant and cutting them out slowly.

So far so good!


Whole30 Day 0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It all kicks off tomorrow, and today was preparation day.

I've roasted a bucketload of veggies and got my slow cooker making some soup. Butternut squash today and I'll set carrot and coriander going tomorrow, ready for when I get home. So basically for all my meals I just have to whack some meat on the grill and I'm good!

Going into this I'm actually a bit nervous. There are an awful lot of 'do's and 'don't's to remember. But it's only for 30 days and hopefully it'll make me feel better. So let's do this!


I'm doing it

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I'm still a wee bit jet-lagged, and have a cracking headache, so this will probably be two thirds gibberish. But I just want to get it out there before I change my mind. So here we go:

I am going to do Whole30!

Starting Monday, as i reckon the first day of the month on the first day of the week was just made for starting something new. Plus Mum and Dad get back from NZ tomorrow and will want to take me out for dinner.

I will try to blog about it every day, mostly so I can look back and see how it's going over time. I'm going to weigh and measure myself Monday morning, probably have a looksee at my weight halfway through, and then weigh and measure at the end.

This is not just a fad thing that I'm rushing into. I've read up about it, done some research, gone through every variation of "but that means I can't have cheese!!" in my head, and now I'm ready to go.

I have done my first Whole30 shop

and discovered (well, rediscovered really) that the main problem is my own inner voice. Walking around the supermarket thinking 'can't have that, not allowed that, can't even look at this aisle' is not exactly optimism-inducing. So, the first step is retraining my brain. Not 'I can't have that' but 'I'm not eating that right now'. If I tell myself I can eat as much peanut butter as I want after the 30 days* then I'm far more likely to actually manage them. Wish me luck!

*not actually going to happen.

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TCANNO 9/1/2014 5:30AM

    Nothing is off limits, it is just portion control and calories.

You can do this

Good luck

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POOKASLUAGH 8/30/2014 5:10PM

    Good luck! I tried Whole30 back in May but gave it up after 9 days because I was lethargic, my cholesterol and blood pressure both skyrocketed, and I'd gained about 9 lbs. Turns out, I'm allergic or sensitive to coconut, and all the coconut oil and coconut butter I was eating was making me really sick. As soon as I stopped eating all the coconut, the lethargy went away and my health measures went back down. At least I know now. At some point, I'm going to do Whole30 again sans coconut and hope it goes much better!

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SMILINGTREE 8/30/2014 5:04PM

    Could you *make* your own peanut butter? It's not that hard and you could make it with whole ingredients. I've considered doing something similar, and at one point did a 30 day stint where I prepared all my own meals...I'll be interested in your posts! Good luck.

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MM11113 8/30/2014 4:23PM

    Good Luck!

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Wow! I feel good

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Feeling unexpectedly sexy today. No idea why, but I'll take it!
Can't wait for salsa later today :D

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RAWCOOKIE 6/12/2014 3:38PM

    hormones and good health = joyous feelings

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    Good feeling....!!!! emoticon

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    Shout "YES" if you are ready to take a small positive action today to get one step closer towards reaching your goals!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I just spent over 2 hours playing never-ending story with poetry videos on youtube. 'How to love your introvert' is my particular favourite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfh_

Why could we not study poetry like this at high school? I have spent 10 years of my life thinking I hated it!

Try new things people; you might just find something worth spending 2 hours of your time on.


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