From August 1 through August 23, I’m documenting my Whole30, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Read about why I’m doing the Whole30 right here. Not familiar with the Whole30? Learn all about it here and get extra help with the Whole30 Daily.
Whole30: Day 19
Yes, my recaps from Days 16, 17, and 18 are MIA. Day 16 was a huge day with Jude from SmartSexyPaleo that included a kickass homemade breakfast, kundalini yoga, a TV interview (more on that late; should air in 2 weeks), and a trip to Salt Lick Barbecue. After all that excitement, I collapsed on the couch in a heap on Friday afternoon (Day 17). I went to yoga on Saturday (Day 18) and ate pretty much the same as always, but thanks to menstrual cramps and my on-going thyroid experiment, I was unfit to type.
But now I’m back!
9 lovely, restful hours
None! I lounged on the couch and/or bed all day, reading Jasper Fforde’s The Big Over Easy and watching back-to-back episodes of Alphas on Netflix. I had nasty menstrual cramps that traveled from my abdomen to my legs and back again.
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 11-hour window — usually between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so I can stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed — and don’t snack between meals or before bed. Because I’m dealing with my thyroid experiment, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now. I aim for 40% fat, 30% protein, 30% carbs.
Breakfast, 11:00 a.m.
egg salad: 3 hard-boiled eggs + 1 tablespoon homemade mayo + scallions
1/2 red bell pepper
1 large cucumber
1 large carrot
3 cherries + 5 large strawberries
Lunch, 4:00 p.m.
4 ounces grass-fed ground beef + 2/3 cup sweet potatoes + 1 cup broccoli + Tsardust Memories + 1/2 tablespoon ghee
Dinner, 8:30 p.m.
4 ounces chicken breast
1/2 head lettuce
small bell pepper
1 tablespoon mayo + 2 teaspoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 cup snap peas
1/2 Blueberry Muffin Larabar
Kinda grumpy, truth be told. Cramps are no fun.
Photo of the Day
Song of the Day
Paris (Ooh La La), Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
This song was recommended to me by Janine, a blog reader, and I’m so glad!
How was your Day 19?
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