Sunday, January 25, 2015

January Whole30: Days 14 - 20

Things are chugging along!  Other than trying a bunch of tasty new recipes, most of this week was pretty uneventful... until a big slip up at the end of the week taught me quite a lesson.

Day 14, Sunday 1/18/15 - Today was a lazy lounging day since the weather was so gross.  I had mid afternoon munchies so I cut up a big apple and then ate a few slices of prosciutto.  Both Dave and I were seriously craving burgers and I just happened to have a pound of ground beef in the fridge, so dinner was epic burger salads.  And then the fridge was basically empty!

Day 15, Monday 1/19/15 - Skipped my coffee and drank some green tea, with no afternoon headache.  I'm seriously craving chocolate though!  I spent a million dollars at the grocery store today, woof.  I suppose I'm not really trying to be thrifty (salmon for dinner, making enough chili for an army for my coworkers, etc.), but I could probably do better.  I whipped up some muffins for breakfast for the week before making dinner.

Day 16, Tuesday 1/20/15 - Over half way!  I keep waking up before my alarm.  But not really in a good way... more like I'm anxious that I'm going to oversleep.  Heaven forbid, I miss my workout haha!  The skill portion of CF was seated box jumps.  I got 38.5"!  Box jump maxes are kind of scary, if you miss... it can really suck!  I have to avoid over thinking them and psyching myself out.  The WOD was 2 rounds of 30, 20, 10 medicine ball cleans and pull ups with a 3 minute rest in the middle (18 minute cap).  I knew I wasn't going to come close to finishing, so I did as much as could in the first 7 minutes, took my 3 minute rest, and then finished the last 8 minutes picking up where I left off.  During the round of 20 pull ups, I experienced the dreaded callus rip on both hands.  Ugh!  I finished that round of bloody pull ups, but subbed push ups for my last 10.  I made it through the first round + 13 med ball cleans.  Not my favorite workout.

I felt pretty sleepy between breakfast and lunch, not sure why since I got over 7 hours of sleep last night.  Dinner came together quick and was so delicious!  I proclaimed the Korean Noodle Bowls a new favorite until my stomach felt kind of iffy later that night, not sure what that was about.  I fell asleep on the couch before 10 pm.  Grandma status.

Day 17, Wednesday 1/21/15 - I didn't have any stomach issues after eating my dinner leftovers, so I'm not sure what upset my stomach last night.  Perhaps the chicken salad I had for lunch but I ate that batch of homemade mayo before without any issues and I know everything I ate yesterday was compliant.  Weird.  My skin is really starting to look great.  The Whole9 facebook page posted this satirical article and it is perfect!  “He must see the strange, skeptical looks everyone gives him whenever he's eating nutritious and full-flavored foods, but he actually seems to be into it."

Day 18, Thursday 1/22/15 - I'm starting to be able to see the outline of my abs!  No coffee today, since I was feeling super energized.  I felt kinda hungry around 10:45 am so I ate some pistachios.  I realized afterwards that I was probably just thirsty.  Dave made dinner tonight, which was super helpful since I had to make a giant batch of chili.

Day 19, Friday 1/23/15 -  I really had to convince myself to get out of bed and hit the gym in the morning, but I was glad that I did.  The strength portion was snatch deadlifts (aka a deadlift with a snatch grip and set up).  I don't really enjoy touch and go deadlifts, they can be hard on my back.  The WOD was a quick burn of 21-15-9 kettlebell swings (36 lbs for women) and burpees.  I only recently graduated to the 36 lbs kettlebell (from 26) and it felt pretty heavy, so the burpees ended up being my rest.

This day was an epic fail.  I spent the whole afternoon setting up a chili cookoff at work.  I made my own Paleo chili and should've just stuck to that, but after smelling 15 different chilies all afternoon, the mouthwatering aroma convinced me to give them a try.  I picked around the beans in each tasting, but consumed beer, sugar, and a bunch of other random non compliant ingredients.  I anticipated my tummy being somewhat uncomfortable... however, I did not anticipate feeling like I was going to die in the bathroom at work.  On top of that, the mild headache I had right before the event (before eating any of the chili) intensified and my head was absolutely pounding.  And no joke, a zit appeared on my nose instantly.  I bailed on helping clean up, grabbed my chili leftovers, and did everything I could not to throw up again while I was driving home.  I got home, tossed my cookies again, and spent the rest of my night napping on and off on the couch.

WHAT WAS I THINKING?!  Seriously, why did I ever think that was a good idea?  I played with fire and I got burned.  I feel like the Whole30 gods were watching and punished me lol.  I may never eat chili again.

Day 20, Saturday 1/24/15 - I woke up feeling much better!  I felt kind of bloated, but I'm sure I would've felt worse if I hadn't thrown up most of the chili. I finally had an appetite so I whipped up some sweet potato hash with fried onions, bacon, and dippy eggs and it really hit the spot!  My exercise for the day consisted of taking the dogs for a snowy afternoon walk.  It was nice to get out and get some fresh air with Dave and the pups.  After my parents and Tom came over to meet Butler, I made some guacamole because I didn't want to be starving when we all met Michelle and Alex for dinner at Applebee's.  At dinner, four out of seven of us ordered steaks and along with my sister, I skipped the potato side for another helping of veggies.  I did not feel deprived.  I was sad to skip double chocolate cake back at my parents' house though.

Tom is 23, I can't believe it!

Is tomorrow really Monday already?


  1. Oh my gosh those burger salads look amazing!! You had me at guac and bacon. I'm also REALLY happy you say woof. My college roommate and I have been saying it for years...why is that not a thing?! People just don't understand us in public, haha. So sorry your stomach felt so bad after that stuff! It really is the worst. Stay strong my friend, your meals look divine :)


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