I’ve had a lot of people want to know how things are going on this Whole30 journey of mine. So I decided to keep a journal and share who each week goes. The Whole30 book has a timeline of things you can expect each day/week, so It was interesting to see how my days compared to what they told me might happen. I think my first week went pretty well and I feel even more prepared for week 2!
Day 1 started with a 5k race, a little more grocery shopping for the week, and then the cooking began. I really enjoyed the meals I made on the first day, but I really felt all I did was cook and wash dishes. I guess I will get more used to it as the days go on. Both recipes I cooked were pretty easy and quite tasty.
Still feeling really great. I haven’t had any food cravings, but I really wanted a Diet Dr Pepper by mid-afternoon. I fixed myself a glass of water, had my leftover blueberries from lunch, and went about my day. For dinner the Harvest Chicken Salad was on the menu. I was a little worried because I really don’t like cooking chicken, but it turned out GREAT!
The Hangover has hit! I woke up like I really had drunk a 5th of tequila last night. I was tired and MAN OH MAN did I have a headache. I pushed through and made myself some Southwest Scrambled eggs for breakfast and then went to work. I made it until 9:30 when I finally had to give in and have some coffee. My friend Hope (who did Whole30 last month) said to make sure to drink lots of water, just like a real hangover.
Lunch today was my first BIG test. My boss decided that we were going to celebrate Admin Professional’s Day today (our admin was out last week) and was ordering lunch for everyone. But I was NOT going to let that throw me off on Day 3. I looked over the whole menu online and figured out what I could order, making sure to have them leave off the things I shouldn’t have. It worked out great and was super tasty. Thankfully the lunch I brought for today is a salad and will keep until tomorrow.
Thankfully The Hangover is gone! I’m still feeling a little off, but that is to be expected with all the changes I’ve made in my diet. I made a pretty delicious greek salad with shrimp for dinner. It made A LOT, so that will work out for lunch tomorrow. I’ve been looking up recipes online and I have a few new cookbooks from the library, so I’ve already been thinking about my meal plan for next week.
So i’m not sick of having eggs everyday for breakfast yet. I’m sick of getting up early every day to COOK the eggs for breakfast. I’m not used to having to schedule time in the morning to cook, eat, and clean up. I usually have oatmeal or something at work, so its not even a part of my morning routine at home. For lunch I had my leftover greek salad with shrimp. Very very tasty! I’ll definitely be making that again. Dinner was spaghetti squash with homemade tomato (pasta) sauce. I picked up some chorizo at the store and decided to add that to the sauce. Great idea! It was definitely my favorite meal so far.
I ran out of avocado to have with my eggs this morning, so I cooked an additional egg and threw in a little bit of chorizo I had leftover from last night. Yum yum! Lunch was my leftover spaghetti squash and sauce. It smelled so good that I had multiple people at work ask me what it was. In the afternoon I REALLY wanted a cookie. Like REALLY. So I had a handful of almonds. Definitely not the same, but at least it got me past wanting a cookie. I got home from work and it hit me that it was Friday and I’d been cooking for 6 days straight. I REALLY did not want to cook. I was digging through the fridge trying to figure out what I could eat that didn’t require prep and ended up cooking a full meal instead. Oops. Turkey burgers and roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potato, and acorn squash.
I had a lot of chores to do, so my eating schedule was off a little. I didn’t eat breakfast until 10, then I mowed the lawn and ran some errands. After I was done all I could think about was a nap. Sleep won out over lunch. Dinner was my leftovers from yesterday and a glass of OJ. I decided I needed something other than various types of water so I picked up some all natural OJ at the store. Great idea! I didn’t seem to hit the Day 6-7 “oh so sleepy” part on the timeline and was very grateful for that.
Started the day doing a bit of meal prep. As I mentioned before I’m sick of having to get up and cook every morning before breakfast so I decided to make a breakfast casserole that would last all week. I’ve pretty much been fixing the same thing every day anyway, so at least now I just have to throw a slice in the microwave. I added some extra veggies I had on hand to the casserole and it turned out great. I also made some Tex-Mex chicken salad to take on a “picnic” with my bestie. We were going out to Disney for the Invictus Games opening ceremonies and didn’t want to have to worry about food. So we packed a Whole30/Paleo picnic dinner and enjoyed it outside before the event. Great idea!
So all in all I think week 1 of my Whole30 journey went really well. I’m waiting for the crazy cravings and food dreams to kick in. Right now the only thing I REALLY really want is a Diet Dr Pepper. Lol. Hopefully by the end of this month I will be over that and ready to start a Diet Dr Pepper free life. Ha ha, who am I kidding? I may be able to cut down on the DDP, but I’ll never be able to break up with it completely.