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
Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with a side of bacon.
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.
Zucchini noodles with diced tomatoes, spices and grilled shrimp.
Day 9- Thursday, Jan 11
Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with potatoes and sausage. Those egg whites have quickly become my favorite!
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.
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
Egg whites with tomato, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes with bacon.
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.
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
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.
Sautéed zucchini and an Applegate hot dog.
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.