Whole30 – 2016TD10

Whole30 2014For the next 30+ days, I will be eating meat, vegetables, healthy fats, fruits and nuts. I will not be eating processed food, sugar, dairy, grains or legumes, and I won’t be consuming any alcohol.

I’ve done a few Whole30 challenges before, but this time I’m looking for something a little different. I lost touch with my Paleo choices last year and I would like to reconnect with what it means to feel healthy, vibrant, and in tune with my whole self.

If you’re doing a Whole30 or other challenge, if you are living/exploring the Paleo lifestyle, or if you are simply looking for some tasty recipes to add to your repertoire, be sure to leave a comment to let me know you’re out there! I am so glad you stopped by!


Day 10 is done!

Quote of the Day: “What you feel is what you are, and what you are is beautiful.” – GooGooDolls

I didn’t eat the way I would like to today. It stayed Paleo, but it wasn’t in line with my desire to feel healthy and connected to my goals. It was out of whack and I want a do-over. I guess that comes tomorrow. I can say all day long that it’s not about being perfect, but it still frustrates me when the food wins. Just for today, though. I’m picking myself up again – don’t worry!

Day 10 – The Details

4:30am – Black coffee

6:30am – 2 eggs, kale, tomatoes, 1/2 tsp. coconut oil, 1/4 avocado, sauerkraut, handful of grapes

1:00pm – 5 oz. chicken, arugula, cucumber, grapes, leftover Brussels sprouts

3:00pm – Raw almonds & raisins

5:15pm – Tilapia in a curry sauce with spiced green beans

Food: I was busy during that long stretch between breakfast and lunch and didn’t feel hungry at all. However, when I was eating the brussies, I realized that I was full and should stop eating, except there weren’t very many left. In hindsight, I should have left them as a snack for another time, even if there weren’t very many left. Or thrown them out. Or something other than eat them when I was no longer hungry. I’m working on that. And then the old habits returned. Interestingly, the Whole30 Timeline talks about days 10 & 11 as the two days when the brain is working extremely hard to return to old habits. I was working from home this afternoon and juggling several of my jobs at the same time and instead of ignoring the urge to eat, I got some almonds and raisins. This is my Whole30 junk food. I love it. And I know that I don’t control it very well. I didn’t today and I regret it. I will have to just let it go, move on, and try again tomorrow.

Mood: My day changed unexpectedly which had my mind somewhat distracted. I was able to refocus my attention and through it all I felt a sense of calm. It’s kind of strange – it feels like even as my schedule gets crazy, I’m seeing it from a distance and just handling each situation as it arises. Until late afternoon, looking back on my day, when I felt a little sad. I have some frustrations and regrets so I’m feeling a bit disappointed in myself. Luckily, my job at the gym got me out of my head tonight and I’m feeling charged up and ready to go tomorrow!

Sleep: 7 hours. No headache.

Activity: A few weights, but not a full workout today.

Focus – Meditate Daily: Morning meditation today. It felt good starting my day this way.


4 thoughts on “Whole30 – 2016TD10

  1. Benefiting from your posts, Michelle.
    I too am restarting from a setback. Wow where did those pounds come from?

    Counter attacked with a full 90 minute run/walk/swim work out. That’s my minimum for normal, come to think of it, so big deal? No. Brain trying to take extra credit. No, no brain.

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