Week 1 Summary

So, week 1 went pretty well. I stuck to the whole 30 guidelines when I was planning to and didn’t have guilt for the couple of exceptions I knew were already in this week’s plans.

So here are the stats are the stats:

Weight: 181.6 (that’s down 3lbs from last Monday)
Size: still 12, not really feeling any different here
Feeling: a lot better, no more sugar or caffeine headache and no desire to drink soda; I feel better about myself when I don’t eat junk, even if I don’t see a change on the scale

Some of the recipes we tried last week:
This herb chicken was delicious, but next time I’m gonna try it with boneless chicken
http://www.thefoodee.com/recipe/6843/

This garlic shrimp with zucchini noodles was easy and pretty good but we substituted olive oil for the ghee and I think it lost some flavor
http://www.thefoodee.com/recipe/7600/

And here’s my before and after pictures for the week

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In the beginning

So here are the starting stats, reasons, and feelings of this whole30 lifestyle process. I know I say whole30 when I’m not actually doing it as a whole30 but changing my lifestyle completely. So here we go:

Who: 29 year old mother of 2, stay at home mom, runner, 5’10 184.6lbs, size 12 (that aren’t fitting particularly well right now)

Why: Because lately I’ve felt like crap both physically and emotionally related to my body. I’m tired of having to have certain foods or drinks throughout the day not because I genuinely want them but instead because I’m a slave to my physical and emotional cravings. I want to lose weight, not because I am trying to pick up a man and not because I want other people to think I’m attractive but because to me being overweight is that little hole in the Death Star. It’s the way that thoughts creep in about how I am lesser than others because I am “fat”. I want to workout because I have fitness goals other than losing weight.

And right now I feel horrible, my head is killing me (just a testament to how much I needed the sugar and caffeine detox) and I just want to crawl under a rock which thankfully is an option in about an hour!

So here are my before pictures, my raw, no makeup, taken by my 5 year old so I look like I have a double chin which I would never post on Facebook in a million year pictures. Like I said, I’ll post updated stats and pics on Mondays.

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Here we go again

So, it’s been a while. I’m starting to realize a pattern in life. I tend to gain weight after summer ends and with all the traveling I’ve been doing and will continue to do through December it has been really hard to eat healthy. I have wanted to do a whole30 for a while, however I’ve had and will continue to have tons of trips and races that make sticking strictly to whole30 impossible (example: Newport half, wine and dine half, a disney cruise or three, and a girls weekend).
So, what does that mean? I’ve decided to try a strict whole30 guideline diet when I am at home and not on race days but allow for these days as the reality of life right now. I know I will get out of it what I put in, so the more I follow whole30 the better I will feel. I figure eating “clean” 25 days a month is better than 0.

So, I will have 6 days of clean eating before I have the Newport half starting tomorrow. So here’s my menu for tomorrow:

Breakfast:
Shrimp, asparagus, and mushroom omelette

Lunch:
Baked cod, sweet potato, and some steamed broccoli and cauliflower

Dinner:
Taco zucchini boats that I’m gonna modify from this recipe to make it whole30
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/07/taco-stuffed-zucchini-boats.html?m=1

I’m gonna post pics and my weight tomorrow and I will add updated ones every 7 days.
Wish me luck! I’ve been eating complete junk lately so this crash is gonna be hard!