A year ago, I was all set to do a Whole 30. And then the beginning of last year happened and there was no way I was getting through all of it without ice cream. Since then, I’ve thought about doing it again, but never really got motivated.
Recently, I’ve been feeling not great overall. I’m curious to find out if eating a lower/anti-inflammatory diet will help the headaches and the new reoccurrence of paresthetica meralgia in my thigh.
The time is going to pass anyways, so I figured- why not?
I woke up cranky. Shocking. I got up and had a glass of sparking water; I felt dehydrated. After an hour I made some coffee, 2 eggs, and some home fries, all cooked in Lurpak clarified butter. While I know you’re not supposed to count calories on Whole 30, I am. One, as I get credit on Pact for it, and two, I know if I don’t I could easily go WAY over in calories with the added (good) fats. As it is, my breakfast is practically half the calories I allot for days with lower activity, which I know today will be as I have a lot of work to do.
A few hours later, I am peckish, and make a salad with some leftover shredded chicken. I’m not used to having salad without dressing; I’ve added a tiny bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar but it feels dry to me. #firstworldproblems I know.
I wasn’t really hungry at dinner time, so I waited until I was, at about 9. I had chicken thighs cooked in the slow cooker, courgette, and some more potato. I probably could have skipped the potato, tbh. In the end, more calories than I wanted to take in, but it’s a learning process.
I haven’t felt light-headed or anything today, which is good.
I slept obscenely late, even for me. I started a new medication last night, which is most likely the cause. I’m merely replacing one med for another; but they both cause drowsiness and are very sedating which is why they are taken at night. I will have to play around with the timing I think.
I got up and made a coffee. I wasn’t hungry, which is ok. I didn’t end up eating until 3. *shrug*
I managed a HIIT workout at the gym and feel ok about it. Just being able to run slowly, has made me happy. I’m awfully tired afterwards; not sure if it’s the new med or the fact I’ve just had a very, very late breakfast. I’m not starving, but I eat some cherries while I’m waiting for my sweet potato to cook.
Dinner was mediocre, mainly because I cooked it.
I felt woozy after taking my med and got into bed around 11 to listen to an audiobook.
I had a hard time sleeping, despite the new med. I do end up being groggy later, so maybe I can take it earlier with out any ill effects. Bailey woke me up around 8:30 to be fed, and I’m really hungry; the first time I feel serious hunger in a few days. I eat a small bit of dried fruit, as it’s too early to cook anything and I go back to bed with Bailey.
I get up later and make bacon and heat up a leftover sweet potato. It’s not overly filling, but ok. I have Steph make me a turkey burger since the mince needs to be used up. It’s boring on it’s own, but I’m out of tomatoes.
I ordered a small food processor so I can make Paleo mayo and salad dressings. After it arrives we go to the store to buy ingredients. I feel like my legs are leadened; it seems like a terrible effort to walk. Unsure if I’m just tired from working out yesterday or low on energy.
I’ve had no food cravings or anything so far. In fact, if anything food feels like a chore- maybe because I’m satisfied due to the healthy fat content?
In hindsight, I should have had more for lunch, or planned for dinner earlier, because I got really hangry at about 6. It wasn’t pretty. I made a salad and topped it with the leftover turkey burger. I made ginger dressing (omitting the things I don’t like). It was really good.
What isn’t good is this headache that I have right now. Ugh. Luckily, meds and a cup of Mycroft tea have sorted me in time for the sexy silver fox in Last Tango in Halifax! So glad it is coming back for a 4th series! (Totally unrelated to my Whole 30, but worth mentioning!)
So far so good days 1-3!