Thursday, October 31, 2013

Whole30: Days 17 & 18

Okay, so I am still on track! Just didn't get to blog it last night.

Day 17 (yesterday): 

Breakfast: 2 eggs

Lunch: Chicken breast & oven roasted broccoli (but i could only eat half of it! Score! Lunch for tomorrow!) & a pear

Snack: an apple

Dinner: a delicious salad at The Salad Shop (quite possibly my new favorite place!). You build your own salad. Mine was romaine, boiled egg, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots & extra virgin olive oil - DELISH!)

Snack: lara bar

Day 18 (today): 
Breakfast: smoothie (spinach leaves, frozen strawberries & peaches, 1/2 banana, 1/4 apple, chia seeds & coconut milk)

Lunch: a pear & the rest of my chicken & broccoli from Day 18.

Snack: apple

Dinner: Chicken fajitas - chicken, green & red bell pepper, garlic & onion - yum!

Today was hard. I don't know why. There is a "Day 21 interlude" that goes like this, according to The Timeline: 

(Interlude) Day 21: I am so over this.
You’ve solidly settled into week three of the program at this point. Your clothes fit better; your skin is clearer; your inner awesomeness is shining through. But despite the many benefits you’re seeing, you went to bed last night dreading the thought of breakfast. You weren’t much more excited about it this morning, either. Come to think of it, you’re not thrilled with any of your meal options right now.  In fact, if Iron Chef Bobby Flay were to walk into your kitchen right now and offer to cook you any Whole30 compliant meal you wanted, you’re not even sure you could think of one. Just about anything sounds like more fun than sitting down to a big plate of Whole30 grub.  You’re loving the way your body is responding to the program, but you’re just not sure if you can make it through 9 more days. And if you see even one more egg, you are going to scream.

Somewhere in the third week of the program, serious food boredom sets in. For some folks, it gets so overwhelming that they lose their appetite altogether for a few days.

(After that they tell you to plan ahead in order to avoid this, to get some interesting recipes, etc. Clearly i didn't do that!)

Um, yeah. I mean, I'm actually okay with eggs. I got REAL sick of them in week 2, but after a short break from them, i am back loving them again. Haha. Today wasn't boredom, though. I was STARVING. (Actually now that i think about it. I was bored, too. Not one patient from 4 to 6 pm due to halloween, i guess. But i was actually truly about-to-eat-my-arm-off type of starving.) I realized it is because they asked me to take my lunch at noon, instead of my usual 1 or 1:30. By 5, i was STARVING and i don't get off til 6. And i had eaten my apple but it wasn't enough!). (Side note: My recently bought Honeycrisp apples aren't that delicious. Y'all know i have RAVED about them in the past. This recent batch i got... not as sweet. Sad-face.)

Anyway, i really really wanted a chocolate chip cookie or something from next door.  But it wasn't an actual temptation. As in, there was no way i was actually going to go get one. I've made it to day 18, y'all! I'm not quitting now!

But yeah. I am in the mood for something I shouldn't have. And i'm hungry.

Hopefully that was just the Day 21 interlude (even on Day 18 - it's still week 3!).  Hopefully tomorrow will be much better! :)

P.S. Trader Joe's opened today in Baton Rouge!!! Woohoo!! I can't wait to check it out! :)


  1. Oh man, I wish we had a Trader Joes nearby! So jealous. Anyway, keep truckin' girl! I know it gets boring eating the same thing everyday, but eventually, you'll find some new options, even if it's just one meal a week. Maybe this weekend just check out one new thing you could have and start working it in. You can do it!!

  2. Yeah!!! You are doing SO AWESOME Mel!!!

    Have a good, solid plan for what you are going to do after day 30 so you can stay on track! :)

  3. I made it to Trader Joe's today, and loved it. Of course I loved going as a kid, and used to pick up snack food there for my dorm in college. But it's even more fun as an adult especially when you can buy their wine!


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