Day 15 – 15th Feb:
Normal Sunday: in other words, mad rush to pick up the kids, no time to sit down and eat til late. I did manage to grab a couple of hardboiled eggs and some chicken around 2pm but basically didn’t eat til my evening meal (which was massive to compensate). It might be that lack of food that caused my *ahem* annoyed outburst at the end of yesterday’s log entry but this is not a recurring thing – I eat plenty on every other day of the week.
Day 16 – 16th Feb:
Nothing particularly exciting to say. Tired and snotty, not feeling great – unrelated to whole30 though.
Day 17 – 17th Feb:
Had a vivid dream about vodka coffee ‘cocktails’ (if you can call half a cup of coffee mixed with half a cup of vodka a cocktail) last night. Maybe this is my brain finally noticing I’m doing this whole30 stuff. Says it all that out of all of the things I’m missing, my brain picks vodka and coffee to think about.
Tried to put on my only skirt and a blouse for work this morning and they basically fell off. I can’t really afford to lose any more weight, so the fact that this is the only result from whole30 so far is a bit annoying. Might need to go raid a charity shop, if nothing else but because I’m curious if I can now fit into a size 10.
Day 18 – 18th Feb:
Tired today, struggling to get going. No vodka dreams last night. Worked out with a lighter dumbbell (9.5kg) though and still struggling. Not enjoying feeling weaker :( I’m out of the ovulation phase of my cycle now so would expect any hormone-related strength issues to have passed. Still feeling pretty peed off with the whole thing (whole thing, har har, a pun) for this reason, and because I guess general stress and life “blah”s.
I don’t know why I’m moaning, the challenge itself is not actually challenging. I am making all my normal foods and mostly just changing what I serve them with: spag bol with veg instead of pasta, skipping yorkshire puddings with my roast, curry with more curry instead of rice ;) People keep pulling this face when I explain whole30, like I’ve just done a shit on their kitchen floor? But the reality is that for someone who cooks every day it’s a piece of piss. I just wish it wasn’t messing with my strength and stamina.
Day 19 – 19th Feb:
Slept well last night. Feeling oddly nervous today that I’m approaching the end of week 3, which is when I gave up Sugar Free September (twice). I guess I’m determined to see it through so that I don’t feel like the past couple of weeks or so have been a waste, even though I’m disappointed in the effects on my workouts. I need to make sure that my meal planning is tip top and I have emergency compliant snacks available to get through the next week and a half.
Second day of feeling oddly bloated and uncomfortable after eating avocado with my lunch. Maybe this new addition ain’t so great after all.
Hoping to run later, fingers crossed I’m not dying a few km in again.
Day 20 – 20th Feb:
Didn’t run, went to Ikea, because that’s enough of a fitness/stamina test for anyone :P
Slept well again but still feeling “blah”. Where’s my fucking tiger blood?
Day 21 – 21st Feb:
Tired. Bored of not being able to have a glass of wine on a Friday night. One more week to go.