Whole30 Week Two

Okay, guys… SPOILER ALERT-I kind of quit! (insert crying face emoji)

Anthony’s sickness got worse on Wednesday (Day 8) and he even had to stay home from work, which is SOO not like him, so he was done. He drank Gatorade and ate a burger and fries and wasn’t mad about it. I, however, stayed on track on Wednesday and Thursday despite still not feeling 100 percent.

I thought I was feeling weak, nauseous and had the worst all-day headaches of my life because of being sick, but when I realized I was better and still felt that way, I knew it was because of the diet. On Friday night (Day 10) I decided to try and eat some complex carbs and see if it would help…and it did! I woke up headache free (for the first time in over a week) and I had my energy back! I didn’t have any sugar, just some grains, and it seemed to help how I was feeling so so much!

I am going to try and eat as Whole30 as possible during the week, and then be a more lenient on the weekends.

The fact that I have so much more energy to do my workouts and play with the girls is worth the modification. I don’t really know if I can even say I am doing the Whole30 anymore, but being strict about food and reading label after label for 10 days has definitely made me change the foods I decide to eat, Whole30 or not!

I think the 10 day reset was enough to push me in the right direction! Here are some of the Whole30 meals I ate on week two.

Day 8- Wednesday, Jan 10

BREAKFAST

Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with a side of bacon.

LUNCH

I had a busy morning/afternoon and was starving before picking Aurora up from school at 12:30, so I had this RX Bar in the car. I absolutely love this flavor and I’m so glad I found out it was compliant!

Later that afternoon, I had a taco salad with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and a drizzle of ranch.

DINNER

Zucchini noodles with diced tomatoes, spices and grilled shrimp.

Day 9- Thursday, Jan 11

BREAKFAST

Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with potatoes and sausage. Those egg whites have quickly become my favorite!

LUNCH

Two turkey and mustard roll-ups with some chicken salad and some brussel sprouts with bacon. I also made a smoothie with almond milk, a frozen banana and chia seeds. I actually tried to put a date it in for sweetness, but it didn’t blend up well so I threw most of it away.

DINNER

Chicken fajitas using chicken I cut into small pieces and marinated in some olive oil, garlic, chili powder, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. I used the frozen bag of fire roasted peppers and onions from Trader Joe’s.

Day 10- Friday, Jan 12

BREAKFAST

Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with bacon.

LUNCH

I had errands to run while Aurora was at preschool and I was starving, so I ate an RX Bar in the car again.

Later that afternoon, when Aurora was sleeping, I made myself a salad also.

DINNER

This was a repeat from Thursday night. Chicken fajitas, on a small plate.

We will skip Saturday and Sunday since I didn’t follow a Whole30 diet on those days.

Day 13- Monday, Jan 15

BREAKFAST

I made some egg salad with two hard boiled egg whites, one egg yolk and some mustard. I also had a side of leftover salsa cauliflower rice.

LUNCH

Sautéed zucchini and an Applegate hot dog.

DINNER

Chili Lime Chicken burger from Trader Joe’s with tomato, onion, avocado, mustard and a side of roaster potatoes.

NEW SNACKS FOR THIS WEEK

I made a trip to Trader Joe’s and got this Chomps “slim jim” type snack and it was really good. I wish I would have bought a couple more.

I know you are not technically suppose to eat store bought chips on the Whole30, but I am a snacker and I needed to get something other than fruit and nuts to snack on!

Here is my Whole30 week one meals and snacks.

 

 

 

Whole30 Week One

After this holiday season and lots of trips, I was soooo ready for a reset. I said before I didn’t know if I could do the Whole30 because it cuts out so many things, but I decided to give it a try! Anthony is doing it with me (this far!). I am going to have weekly updates every Wednesday and here is the first one!

Day One- Wednesday, January 3rd

BREAKFAST

I scrambled one egg and one egg white with tomato, onion, garlic, avocado and red pepper flakes and had a Whole30 approved chicken sausage.

LUNCH

I roasted some broccoli, cauliflower, onion, brussel sprout shreds and garlic on 475 degrees for 20 minutes. Then I put some mustard on Applegate turkey and rolled it up. La Croix to drink.

DINNER

I made my go-to pepper nachos, just without the cheese and sour cream. I mashed up avocado to spread on them instead of the sour cream, which worked well. Then, I made a salad with spring mix, tomato, onion, Kalamata olives and slivered almonds. I found this Whole30 approved dressing/marinate on Amazon. It’s called Green Goddess from Primal Kitchen and it’s really good!

The pepper nachos are on a small plate, so it looks like a lot, but they weren’t that big. 

Day Two- Thursday, January 4th

BREAKFAST

After Aurora and I went to the Y, we had some errands to run, so I was late getting home. I don’t like to eat before a workout, so by 11AM, after working out for almost two hours, I was starving.

I heated up the rest of the veggies I made yesterday and fried an egg really quick. I broke the yolk on purpose at the end because I don’t like it all the way dippy.

LUNCH

I sautéed cauliflower rice with salsa and had an Applegate hotdog with mustard.

DINNER

I had the exact same thing for dinner as I had on day one. I made sure I made extra just to make it easy, so it was pepper nachos with avocado and a salad.

Day Three- Friday, January 5th

BREAKFAST

I scrambled some egg whites with onion, tomato and garlic and ate that with a slice of approved bacon (which is hard to find!) and I finally added some potatoes in. I have been feeling hungry after some meals so far and the potato really helped! I cooked a bunch of potatoes in the oven and then cut one up and sautéed it with some onion and garlic.

This is the only brand of approved bacon I have seen (Harris Teeter), but I haven’t been to Whole Foods yet and I am hoping to make a trip there soon!

LUNCH

I used some of my salsa cauliflower rice and added chicken to it and then made some turkey/mustard roll-ups.

LUNCH #2

I went to bed the night before thinking I was getting sick, and I was right! Chills but hot, felt super weak, cough, runny nose and sore throat…misery! I went to the store and bought the only approved broth I could find and tried to make some chicken noodle soup.

Public Disclaimer: Chicken Bone Broth tastes nothing like regular chicken broth!! No matter how many herbs and spices I added, it was nothing like the real thing, which was a bummer!

I ended up draining the broth and eating it on a small plate!

DINNER

I made a turkey burger on a lettuce bun with a side of potatoes.

Day Four- Saturday, January 6th

BREAKFAST

I had egg whites scrambled with tomato, onion and garlic. I sautéed potatoes with garlic and onion and had a chicken sausage.

LUNCH

Hailey had a basketball game on this day so Anthony made burgers for lunch before the game. I had my burger on lettuce with tomato, onion and avocado.

After the game, I had the other half of my lunch, which was a salad with lots of veggies, almonds and chicken.

DINNER

Hailey also had her first father/daughter dance that night, so I made a bacon, broccoli and garlic spaghetti squash casserole. I had a little bit of this as I got her ready.

Then, when I got Aurora to bed, I tried some of the ranch and chicken salad I made that afternoon. Both I thought were pretty good!

Day Five- Sunday, January 7th 

BREAKFAST

I made scrambled egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes and some potatoes with onion and garlic.

LUNCH

I made homemade approved ranch the night before so I had that on my salad with tomato, avocado, onion, green pepper, almond slivers and chicken.

A little later, I was still hungry, so I had some chicken salad and some of the leftovers from dinner the night before. This is on a small plate so it wasn’t too much of each.

DINNER

My parents got us an air fryer for Christmas and we have used it to make chicken wings and potato wedges so far. Anthony actually made chicken wings for himself on Friday night when I had the turkey burger! We used it tonight to make regular and sweet potato wedges.

Here is the whole dinner… Steak, asparagus and potatoes.

Day six- Monday, January 8th

BREAKFAST

I was hoping to feel better by today, but I was not! It was my first day of sickness that I had to get up at 6AM to get Hailey ready for school. (Friday was a 2 hour delay.) I had such a headache and sinus pressure that I took some sinus relief medicine and I don’t think I was suppose to take it on an empty stomach because it made me very nauseous so I grabbed an apple as I got Aurora ready for school.

I took Aurora to school and then attempted a workout to try and sweat this sickness away! I already got a call that Hailey was going to be getting out of school at 11AM due to possible freezing rain, so I knew I had to be quick. Then, right at the end of my run, I got an email that Aurora would need picked up at 11:30 instead of 12:30 for the same reason, so I got off the treadmill, grabbed a handful of nuts and got into the car. I had to get Aurora  earlier because I had to be home by 11AM for Hailey to get off the bus shortly after that.

So, it was a crazy morning with a thrown together breakfast that I wouldn’t even call breakfast.

LUNCH

I roasted some broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts with garlic and Cajun seasoning and made some turkey/mustard roll-ups.

DINNER

I sautéed some bacon and brussel sprouts, which is something I have never done before and I love it so much! This will definitely be a new side with many dinners to come!

Since Anthony and I were both not feeling good at all…I didn’t want to waste a good Whole30 recipe, so I just had an Applegate hotdog with my bacon and brussels.

I did snack WAY more than I wanted to this day. As you can see, my meals were very heavy and I hungry, but sick…so I had several handfuls of nuts, some veggies, some fruit and a part of a Larabar.

Day seven- Tuesday, January 9th

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

SNACKS

Here are some of the snacks I ate throughout this week.

Not Pictured

-Bananas

-Grapes

-Apples with Cashew Butter

-Lots of Veggies

-Mixed Nuts (no peanuts or peanut oil)

How am I feeling: I have been feeling awful through most of the first week, but not because of the Whole30. We started on Wednesday Jan 3, and on Thursday night I started getting sick.  I am not sure exactly what it is but it won’t go away! Like I mentioned above, I got a runny nose, cough, sore throat, throbbing headache, and chills but I’m hot. I feel like I drank a bottle of tequila and then some smashed it over my head. NOT how I anticipated this Whole30 starting! I have many friends and I read other blog of people doing the Whole30 and everyone talks about how great they feel and I’m so jealous. I did this to feel good and I have felt awful on most days this week.

I thought the hardest part for me was going to be no alcohol, especially on the weekends, and that was not the hardest part this week at all! I didn’t want a sip of alcohol because I was so sick. I definitely could have used a cracker or pretzel or something like that when my stomach wasn’t feeling great though. Or maybe a vitamin water or something.

I am FINALLY starting to feel better, so I am hoping to spend more time in the kitchen making different meals for week number two!

I will say that I think Anthony is going to “modify” for the rest of the Whole30 and I am still not sure if I will or not. He said he wants to wait until he gets over the sickness to decide, but I think he is going to eat whatever on the weekends. I will not go that far, but I may have one day of wine on the weekend, especially if the Steelers move forward in the playoffs!