Whole 30: Day 19 Recap

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I’m doing a Whole 30 for a couple of reasons: 1) I want to feel great from the inside out, 2) Putting some stricter guidelines around my food choices keeps me from getting distracted by things that might otherwise tempt me, and 3) Sometimes it takes a while to reap the benefits of a change and having a timeline provides the structure and encouragement I need when I begin to feel impatient.

I plan to share what I eat each day to help me accurately judge what my body needs and to, hopefully, provide a little inspiration or planning assistance if you’re trying to figure out your day as well. If you have questions about anything, please leave me a comment.

Everyone is different, so I hope you don’t judge me too harshly by what I eat. And maybe you’ll see something that resonates with you and, in that case, excellent! If not, I’ll be posting different recipes on the blog too, so don’t despair!

Here’s to the journey!


5:30 Black coffee

7:30 My Italian Scramble – because it got recognized here! 1/2 c. roasted sweet potato chunks

11:30 Shepard’s Pie, Brussels sprouts, 1/2 patty with a smidge of paleo mayo, banana

2:30 1/2 a patty, 4 dates, pecans

6:30 Chicken Nan King on cauliflower rice

8:00 Hot tea

Food I attended an event today where I couldn’t be sure of any of the choices and so opted not to eat. I ate my own lunch first and was completely satisfied, allowing me to sip water and soak up the atmosphere. All good. And then 2:30 hit. I kind of didn’t want to post about my 2:30 snack but I committed to sharing and this record is also intended to help me better understand myself and my habits so… I’m pretty sure it was hormonal hunger. I really, really wanted to eat, which is exactly what I did. In any case, the choice I made was a lot more nuts than I needed and a lot more sugar (albeit from a good source) than I am used to. Outcome? Digestive distress. I am not positive, but I think it could be due to an excess of nuts, which can cause distress in a lot of people, or maybe just too much fuel for my gut flora. Those dates were really sweet and probably like a major party down there. Bloating, pain, general yuckiness. Lesson learned.

Mood Much better today!

Sleep 7 hours. Works for me!

Exercise Took a break today to hang out with my son and reboot. Ready to hit the weekend hard!


5 thoughts on “Whole 30: Day 19 Recap

  1. Just think of what that snack WOULD HAVE BEEN a few weeks ago :o! I wonder if you had added 1-2 cups of veggies to that snack if it wouldn’t have reeked havoc? Curious there.
    It’s so hard to write down and be accountable when we feel we have failed. From the outside I can tell you that it doesn’t look like a failure, it just looks like a girl that got hungry…maybe a little HANGRY! xoxoxo

    • The difference in snack is huge. And as I think about it, perhaps an even more significant difference for me is that it completely stopped at the snack. Dinner was 100% normal – good food, normal portion. Before, I am sure the wheat/sugar demons would have been all over it and the entire remainder of the day would have been a feeding frenzy. Thank you for the reminder!

  2. I haven’t posted a comment yet, but I’m following along and really admire your honesty! Your posts flow really well and your blog is just amazing! I gotta get back to blogging!
    The above comment “From the outside I can tell you that it doesn’t look like a failure, it just looks like a girl that got hungry…maybe a little HANGRY!” …. Boy! That’s probably pretty accurate!! 😉
    Keep posting and CONGRATS again on your published recipe! I will have to give it a try sometime.

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