Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Whole 30, first week almost over!
SO GLAD I signed up for the newsletter. (For the first day and more info, go to Day One.) I woke up on the third day thinking I feel like crap, I'm supposed to feel better, what the hell??!! And got that message: "Do you feel like a cranky baby today?" Why yes, thank you so much for asking. I thought my diet was pretty good but evidently it wasn't squeaky clean and I've been feeling the shifting and changing of hormones and habits.
Good things: I have slightly more energy (after napping). My eyes look bigger and brighter. I ate a whole breakfast of zucchini, onions, garlic and eggs scrambled in olive oil and only later realized I hadn't used any salt and had really tasted my meal. One of the suggestions is to eat without any distractions. That's difficult but calming.
Went to a friend's house for dinner. I wasn't sure about the chicken so I brought a salad for everyone with sugar snap peas, green beans, cukes, tomatoes, pecans and avacados and a dressing of olive oil, mustard, lime, garlic and balsamic vinegar. The chicken was organic and awesome so I was OK but I could have had the salad for dinner and been fine with that. Good to plan ahead. And look at a restaurant menu online before you go.
Tomorrow (after getting up near dawn) I will make a week's menu and get all my supplies. Should have done that right away. Groping around in the frig only goes so far and it's a good idea to have what you need on hand. They also suggest posting a list of good meals that only take 15 minutes.
PS Did not eat the bagel. Or drink that glass of red wine. It was a struggle.