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Whole30 Day 32: Reintroduction Day 2

Stomach was a bit upset this morning, possibly from the alcohol yesterday, but I felt fine once I ate.

B: Two pieces shepherd's pie

L: Two hardboiled eggs, baked potato with salsa

D: Spaghetti (now with spaghetti squash!)

Snack: Raisins


Whole30 Day 31: Reintroduction Day 1

B: Two pieces veggie frittata

2.5 shots tequila

L: Two pieces shepherd's pie, baked potato with salsa

Snack: Raisins

D: Spaghetti sauce (my spaghetti squash went bad, so no noodles)

Tequila gave me a nice buzz today. No other side effects that I noticed, except that it did make me crave carbs (baked potato). Now back to Whole30 eating for two more days.


Whole30 Wrap-up

Well I have (finally, after several tries) completed my third round of Whole30, an elimination diet that helps you discover how your body reacts to various foods. Now, both times I've done this before, I've completely skunked the “reintroduction phase”. I tend to binge as soon as I'm “free”. I have resolved not to do that this time. So I'm continuing on with the program, and I will be reintroducing various food groups over the next two weeks as recommended by The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.

I haven't seen as many positive benefits this time around as I have in the past. I don't have a scale, so I haven't weighed myself yet, but I can guarantee that I didn't lose the 30+ pounds I lost the first time I did the program (way back before white potatoes were allowed, and being poor, I rely on potatoes a lot, so maybe that's part of it). My pants might be a little looser, so I might be doing better on bloat, but that might also just be wishful thinking. My shirts still feel tight across my middle. I initially had very good energy, but this past week, I've really been dragging.

I had to reread the section of the book on “Non-scale Victories” to see if any apply to me, given that I can't notice any off the top of my head. In checking the list, I guess I have less stomach pain, am more regular, this round I've had fewer episodes of illness, maybe more energy in the morning, and that's about it. It's a bit disappointing that I haven't seen more obvious improvements this round, but I'm still proud of myself for sticking with it. And I hope that a proper reintroduction educates me on a few things.

I've already noticed that on days when I skip breakfast or skip adding a healthy fat with meals, those are the days I am more likely to snack (usually on raisins and/or almonds. And raisins were feeding my sweet tooth, so I know I shouldn't have eaten them as often as I did.). That's a good thing to realize. I still hate eating in the mornings and could rarely (never?) manage to do so within two hours of waking up. Usually two hours or so is when I would go find breakfast, and it vastly helped if I already had food prepped and just waiting to be heated up and eaten.

I'm SO over all the cooking and meal prep, but I'm going to try to keep sticking to the program through reintroduction. Today I get to reintroduce alcohol and see how that affects me, so that's exciting. I'm going to have a couple-few tequila shots today and celebrate. I already know that I often get a weird tingly feeling in the back of my neck/head when I drink, which is weird, but we'll see how else it affects me after today.


Whole30 Day 30

Holy yay, I did it!

B: Two pieces veggie frittata

L: Two pieces veggie frittata

Snack: Raisins

D: Three pieces sweet potato/turkey shepherd's pie


Whole30 Day 29

(Fell asleep before I posted this last night.)

Tried to make homemade Mayonnaise today. It was a disaster.

B: Two sausage patties and mashed sweet potato with ghee and cinnamon

L: Homemade seasoned fries anda piece of veggie frittata

D: Homemade seasoned fries anda piece of veggie frittata


Whole30 Day 28

Almost there! Huzzah!

B: Baked potato with taco meat topping (includes onions, green and red bell pepper, garlic)

L: Two hardboiled eggs, two sausages, mashed sweet potatoes (with ghee)

D: Three over-medium eggs, two sausage patties, mashed sweet potatoes (with ghee)

Snack: Raisins


Whole30 Day 27

B: Skipped. I just couldn't bring myself to eat this morning.

L: Three paleo sausages (still can't find a recipe I really like), two over-medium eggs, mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon and ghee.

Snack: Almonds and raisins

D: Taco salad with avocado, green olives, and homemade salsa


Whole30 Day 26

B: Two over-medium eggs, sweet potato with ghee

L: Two hardboiled eggs, homemade seasoned fries, almonds

D: Two venison fajitas in lettuce wraps, with red onion and green and red bell pepper


Whole30 Day 25

B: None – Dentist appt this morning

L: Salmon, steamed broccoli with lemon, baked potato with ghee

Snack: Raisins

D: No-cheese omelet (broccoli, red and green bell peppers, onion)


Whole30 Day 24

Whoops, I forgot to post this last night.

B: Fajita filling (venison, bell pepper, onions) (no wrap)

L: Chicken breast, homemade seasoned fries

Snack: Raisins

D: Salmon, broccoli with lemon, baked potato with ghee



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