Day 2 Sriacha and Sugar Withdrawals

Funny story. My sriacha incident obviously really bothered me because last night I had a dream about being at the store and desperately searching for a bottle of sriacha that didn’t contain any sugar. I do love sriacha but I didn’t expect to have a nightmare about not being able to eat it. I figured I’d be dreaming of pizza and pie and beer. Ha!

This morning I was feeling great! I woke up, put on a pot of coffee and got breakfast together.  Had plenty of energy and felt like it was going to be a great day.

Breakfast – 2 boiled eggs with Applegate Farms Uncured Sunday Bacon and had a little fruit salad of strawberries and cuties again.

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It was delicious but I think I’m going to have to eat more breakfast because by 10 am I needed a snack so I ate my banana I brought, another cutie and a small handful of my trail mix I made this morning. These were all the snacks I brought today since I didn’t feel the need to snack yesterday. . Tomorrow, more snacks and a better breakfast are on the menu.

Trail mix – Cashew, pumpkin seeds, almonds, organic unsweetened coconut flakes

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Technically I eased in to Whole 30 on Monday so this is day 3 of no sugar and the withdrawals are kicking in! Big time. I’ve had a buzzing headache all day. Hoping I make it through them quickly. The last time I gave up sugar it was pretty rough for 2 weeks or so.

Lunch was leftovers. I had some pork and cabbage from last night and leftover green beans.

This was also my first day back to work so more challenges were introduced today, such as two of the girls in the office ordering a pizza.  Honestly, I didn’t even want it. Even after the taunting I got. It’s funny how people react to doing something like this, by the way. I literally felt peer pressured to eat pizza. It was all in good fun but it’s something you have to think about when going on a strict diet. Social interactions and functions can and probably will cause most of my cheats or slip-ups.

After work Jason and I had to go pick up our fur baby who got spayed today. She was not pleased or feeling well. All I wanted to do was snuggle with her. 😦

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Don’t tell Jason I told you this but I got him to do yoga with me before dinner! 😉 We did a 25 minute hip and thigh stretch sequence. I have found my favorite YouTube yoga instructor. Sadie Nardini is awesome and not as cheesy as most online yoga videos! No cheesy music or voice overs. Just her doing some incredible yoga! Her yoga for weight loss video is no joke, it makes me sweat more than most cardio workouts I’ve done!

Dinner – A lean grilled hamburger topped with homemade guacamole and a fried egg with carrot fries and a salad with paleo ranch (Which in my opinion was more of a creamy dill, will have to adjust that recipe).

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Overall, today still felt pretty good. I can already feel my stomach starting to calm and regulate and feel an increase in energy. 🙂

That’s all for tonight folks! Hope this one wasn’t too long for y’all! I’m off to snuggle with my fur baby and prep some things for tomorrow’s meals.

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Starting our Whole 30 challenge

Today, my fiance and I started a new journey together. Getting fit and healthy, eating better food and taking better care of ourselves.

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About a week ago I went to see my nutritionist and she thought I should try the Whole 30 diet. She thought I was already doing well on a lot of things and thought there could be an underlying cause to my weight issues. We ruled out my thyroid as I have had it tested many times and it always come back normal. She thought it could be gut health because I also struggle with eczema. So I decided I would give it a shot, but of course I didn’t want to do it alone. Who wants to watch the person they live with eat pizza and drink beer while they can’t eat grains, dairy, legumes, sugar or alcohol. That didn’t sound fun to me at all. So, I thought I would try and convince Jason to do it with me. It was easier than I thought, his response was “what can we eat?”

I had wondered the same thing. Thought I would have to eat bland, boring rabbit food. I’m too much of a foodie for that and I knew I wouldn’t last 30 days if that were the case. I did a lot of searching on Pinterest and found several helpful blogs and a ton of delicious recipes.

Breakfast – 3 egg omelet filled with a small amount of leftover steak, portabello mushrooms, onion and red peppers with tomato slices, a few strawberries and a cutie (mandarin orange).

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Lunch- Left over grilled chicken thighs, garlic green beans and homemade sweet potato fries with homemade sriacha mayo (which I realized later my sriacha was not whole 30 approved as it contains sugar) Ingredient checking is a bitch! It’s easiest to just use as little prepackaged goods as possible.

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Dinner- A lean Boston butt roasted in a cast iron skillet over carrots, celery, onion and garlic cloves with braised red cabbage and apples. (It was freaking delish and it made a ton of leftovers for easy lunches) That will definitely be a repeat.

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In the future I will do some more in depth recipes.  I was unsure about starting the blog so I wasn’t quite prepared! Hope someone will find this helpful!

I’m feeling great today, granted the sugar withdraws won’t set in for a few days! That should be fun. 🙂  We were both completely satisfied. We didn’t even feel the need for a morning or afternoon snack. Looking forward to seeing how this will help heal our bodies and change our lives.