Beginning my second week of whole30 and it’s definitely not as exciting as the first. Maybe it was just a bad day but I think Day 8 was my worst day so far. I was tired, cranky, and hungry all day; but, every time I went to eat I didn’t have an appetite for the food in front of me. I made a big batch of kale chips only to realize I still hate kale. On the whole30 website it says these are the days my mind will be focusing on all the food I can’t have and that is definitely true. I am already planning on what I want to eat when I’m done, is that normal?
Day 7 was such a good day and I had so much energy, but the downfall of the energy was I could not sleep for the life of me. I tossed and turned all night and couldn’t get my mind to slow down, which I’m sure lead to my crankiness on day 8.
I started my day a good note; a hard boiled egg and some fresh arugula tossed with lemon juice and some nutritional yeast. And shortly after that my day went down hill, just one of those days nothing works. I burnt everything in the kitchen all day and if I wasn’t burning something then I was dropping it on the floor. Plus it was gross and rainy out, I don’t know how people can be in a good mood when the suns not out.
During the week I work as a nanny for an adorable 5 month old girl and I find I actually eat way better when I’m there. My day is more scheduled and planned, so sometimes on the weekend without this planning I just get busy doing things and forget about lunch.
Throughout the course of the afternoon I snacked on some macadamia nuts, some steak and onions from the cheese steak I burnt for my boyfriend, some dried figs, a larabar, a banana, and then finally around 3pm I sat down for a small bowl of curry-cauliflower soup. No wonder I didn’t have any energy. I need to make sure I stick to a better schedule on the weekends because that mindless snacking all day is not good for me. At least I am snacking on whole30 approved food so I can feel good that all the food is natural for my body.
We had a second Thanksgiving for family dinner this Sunday. Because why do we only eat turkey once a year? While the stuffing smelt amazing, I wouldn’t have been able to eat that even without my whole30. As for the cranberry sauce I’m sure it would have been a nice addition to my turkey, but I really don’t need to add a pile of sugar to my dinner plate. I had a nice big plate of turkey with lots of green beans and was quite happy with my dinner!
When I got home I had a glass of red wine, two dried figs, and a handful of macadamia nuts before going to bed at 9:30. I hope that day 9 brings me more pep and energy to help my remember why I’m doing this.