Day 5

Breakfast: 4 homemade chicken sausage patties, half a sweet potato.  Coffee with coconut milk.

Lunch: Leftover hamburger from the other night, eaten with cilantro mayo from yesterday.  Big ol’ bowl of greens with balsamic vinaigrette and mango salsa from last night.  Ate a banana in the car on the way to Job1a.

Snack:  Again.  Just a palmful of raw almond slices

Dinner: Chipotle.  My lover.  Lettuce, double carnitas, pico de gallo, guacamole.  Half again for lunch tomorrow!

Impressions: Went grocery shopping and Walmart shopping today.  Things were tempting, but in my mindset, they were off-limits, so it was okay.  I do really want a cupcake though.  Tired today, but it’s hard to tell if it’s because I slept like crap, or if I’m going through the normal Whole30 timeline thing. TMI time!  Finally pooping again.  Another day of “no-no” calorie checking, just out of curiosity.  I didn’t do it throughout the day – I just plugged it in at the end of the day to see where things fell.  1300.  *This* is why people lose weight.  ‘Cause it’s not many calories.  I mean, I’m eating enough to feel satisfied.  I’m eating “clean.”  I wonder when I’ll feel different?

Relevant Linkage: Sausage patties



Day 4

Breakfast: 2 eggs, scrambled with mushrooms, green peppers, and green onion.  Coffee with coconut milk.

Lunch: Big ass salad with 4 cups (I measured!) of spinach/spring mix, a hard boiled egg, balsamic vinaigrette, and 4 slices of the Applegate herb turkey.  Half an avocado (but I didn’t finish it because it started to feel gross in my mouth.) Monkey salad.

Afternoon snacks: NONE!  I’m awesome!

Dinner: Pan seared cod with cilantro dressing, mango salsa, steamed broccoli and peppers, and a big old bowl of greens with tomato and balsamic vinaigrette.

In lieu of wine: 4 dried dates with some cashew butter

Impressions: Mentally I’m fine once I figure out what I’m having for breakfast.  I cannot do eggs anymore, and I like to leave leftovers for the family to eat for lunch while they’re home.  I can wrap my head around “it’s just another meal” but I still can’t figure out what to eat and successfully get out the door by 6:30 or so.  I’m struggling on the breakfast front.  My anxiety has started creeping up a lot, so I was missing my wine today, because um, yes.  Also I peed a LOT today.  A lot a lot.

Relevant linkage:

Halibut with Mango Salsa:

Day 3

Breakfast:  2 egg and bacon cups (the last two slices of non-compliant bacon), a spinach salad with dressing, and coffee with coconut milk

Lunch: Leftover orange chicken, hardboiled egg, and green onion on a tub of greens with more dressing. Monkey salad.

Snack: I know, I know.  I’m still struggling.  I had half a Naked red power juice.

Dinner: Burgers and oven baked sweet potato fries.  Homemade ketchup and mayo, and a giant salad with tomatoes and spinach, with dressing.

Impressions:  Headache ALL DAY.  Not horrible, but enough to be annoying with periods of severity.  Lunch salad was not big enough even though I filled a 48oz container with greens and then ate all of it.  I’m missing convenience foods, especially with having to be out the door at 6:15 in the morning.  I miss grabbing my (even homemade) egg mcmuffin and running out the door.  Egg cups are just not the same.  Also the egg gets watery and rubbery.  Ew.  I haven’t had the “hangover” feeling except for the headache.  Doubting my ability to finish out the month, just because I miss FOOD.  I’m eating.  I get it.  But dammit I want some chips and a glass of wine.  I did a Whole30 no-no and counted calories today, just to see.  1522, approximately.  Fat and saturated fat through the roof.  I’m interested to see what this does after (almost a) month.  I should had my cholesterol checked before and after.

Day 2

Breakfast: Pumpkin n’oatmeal.  Blech.  Will not be making that again.  It was gloppy and tasteless.

Lunch: Big giant salad with 2 hardboiled eggs, 3 slices of Applegate herbed roasted turkey and balsamic vinaigrette.  Monkey salad.

Snack before workout:  Half a green pepper dipped in more vinaigrette.

Workout!  Tabata class!  I got a stitch in my right side and I still can’t jump up and down without having some er, bladder issues.  (No one is reading this anyway, right?  Things they don’t tell you about glamorous motherhood!)  Worked my ass off as hard as I could despite those setbacks though.

Dinner: Ate some coconut chicken curry over cauliflower rice and half a sweet potato as soon as I walked through the door.  Hubby was still bathing the child so I sat on the floor of the bathroom and ATE MY DINNER.  I was so hungry I was contemplating gnawing my own leg.  Then I ate 5 dried dates with some cashew butter.

Impressions:  I spent a lot of this morning thinking about food.  Then I got into the swing of things.  I’m still struggling with not being ravenous in the afternoon.  I felt kind of in a fog today – definitely some brain fog happening, which makes me a little nervous for my teaching observation on Wednesday.

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Day 1

Breakfast:  2 egg scramble with fire roasted fajita veggies, salsa, and a sliced avocado.  Coffee with coconut milk.

Lunch: Smoky bacon chili and half a sweet potato

Snack:  Banana, trail mix.  I know that Whole 30 discourages snacks, but we’ll consider it a “post workout” meal since I mowed the lawn and helped shovel approximately a metric shit ton of sand out of what used to be our above ground pool enclosure, and is now a giant mound of crappy sand full of pillbugs and crickets.

Dinner:  Orange chicken with cauliflower “rice,” steamed broccoli, and a giant spinach/spring greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Impressions:  I’m not used to eating a lot at meals, so I struggled today with wanting to eat in between meals.  I struggled to finish each of my meals but was hungry again about 2 hours later. I’m okay with being hungry, but I’m also used to being able to tide that over a little bit until it’s time for dinner.  By the time it was actually time for dinner, I really REALLY needed to eat.  I feel satisfied quickly at mealtime, so I’m not sure how that will pan out, as I’m supposed to eat enough to get me through to the next meal.

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Day 0

Today is the day before I start my “Whole 30” which for me, is going to be a whole 26.

  • Weight: 209
  • Waist 37
  • hips 47
  • bust 42
  • neck 13.75
  • calves 18.5
  • upper thigh 26



I feel like I’ve told this story a million times, so I”ll probably come back to it, but here’s the quick and dirty:

I got fat (241 pounds fat) and now I’m on a quest to get fit (and bonus-skinny.)  In 5 days, I’m starting whole30 and I wanted to chronicle my month somewhere, so here I am.

Back with more later!