Whole30 Week 2

I mentioned in my last couple posts that I’ve been doing a Whole30. (Today is day 24! Woot woot!) You can read all about my first week’s experience here, but today is all about week 2! I didn’t have as many pictures this time because I did skip a few meals, and I just didn’t take pictures of some. I don’t have any pictures from the weekend, so I’m not really sure what happened there. I’m sure I was just so busy that I didn’t even think about it at the time. So let’s get into it…

Day 8:

Day 8

Breakfast: Leftover Stew, salad with olive oil and vinegar, 2 clementines, handful of raspberries, cranberry lime seltzer, V8 Spicy Hot

Lunch: Crispy chicken thighs, roasted broccoli and cauliflower (the broccoli and cauliflower were really stinky, so I ate them in the lunch room instead of at my desk, and I didn’t bring my phone with me.)

Dinner: Smoked Salmon Frittata from The Whole Smiths (I was skeptical, but this is surprisingly delicious. The recipe calls for cooking fresh salmon, but we used hot smoked salmon, and it was ah-mazing!), applesauce, white grape cherry juice

Snacks: Banana with almond butter

Notes: I had a hard time getting up this morning because the weekends always mess up my sleep schedule, but I did have pretty good energy once I was up and out of bed. I’m definitely starting to see some of the benefits of the Whole30-for instance, my appetite is shrinking. I could not finish my breakfast! I ate everything but the clementines. I was pretty tired by the time I got home, and I think it was because I wasn’t eating enough. My appetite has gone down so much that it’s hard to get enough food in. When it’s time to eat, I’m just not hungry.

 

Day 9:

Day 9

Breakfast: Roast chicken, roast vegetables, clementine, cranberry lime seltzer, V8 Spicy Hot, black coffee

Lunch: No lunch

Dinner: Smoked Salmon Frittata, white grape cherry juice

Snacks: No Snacks

Notes: I went to bed too late last night, and then I had a bit of a stomach ache shortly after I went to bed which kept me up even later, so I had a hard time getting up again today. My appetite is still pretty low. I got a terrible migraine right around lunch time. I have been getting them pretty frequently, and I was concerned, so I went to the doctor. They sent me for a CT scan which came back negative, so thankfully they’re just migraines. Now to just figure out why I keep getting them. My anxiety seems to have gone down. I normally would have been really freaked out about this, but I was mostly calm.

 

Day 10:

Day 10

Breakfast: Fajita chicken on romaine, banana, V8 Spicy Hot, Cranberry Lime Seltzer

Lunch: Chicken Tortilla-Less soup from The Whole Smiths (this was pretty good. It could have used a little more spice though.), handful of raspberries, romaine salad

Dinner: No dinner-busy night

Snacks: No snacks

Notes: I actually got to bed at a decent time last night. I was in bed by 8:30 and read until 9:30 when I fell asleep. I still had a bit of a hard time waking up this morning though. No workout this morning because I’m making up time from leaving early yesterday. I had a therapeutic massage tonight, and it was painful! I was near tears a few times, but I can tell she really worked out some of my knots. I was in bed by 8:15 and sleeping by 9:15. 🙂

 

Day 11:

Day 11

Breakfast: Chicken Tortilla-Less soup, clementine, romaine salad, V8 Spicy Hot

Lunch: Roast Chicken, Roast vegetables, green beans, handful of raspberries

Dinner: Meatloaf, white grape cherry juice

Snacks: No snacks

Notes: Woke up right away with my alarm this morning feeling rested. I’m very sore today from my massage last night. My right shoulder feels really good though. Not as tight and sore as it usually is. I was a little worked up last night before bed, so I didn’t get to sleep right away. When I did fall asleep, I had pretty restless sleep-a lot of weird dreams…

 

Day 12:

Day 12

Breakfast: Meatloaf from The Whole Smiths (this was really good! You can’t even tell it’s Whole30. I scraped some of the tomato sauce off though because it was a bit much.), green beans, clementine, handful of raspberries

Lunch: Roast Chicken, Roast vegetables, romaine salad, V8 Spicy Hot

Dinner: Steak with roasted garlic aioli from Eating Well (this was soooooo good! I will definitely be making it again. We made our own mayo to make it Whole30.), garlic roasted asparagus, smashed red potatoes with ghee, Izze grapefruit

Snacks: handful of grapes and blueberries, Larabar and Buddyfruit Tropical Coconut Milk Pouch

Notes: Didn’t sleep very well last night, so I had a hard time waking up. I do have quite a bit of energy today though. I can tell that I am losing weight because my clothes feel like they are getting loose. I am really having a hard time with my appetite lately though. I don’t want to eat much, so I find myself making myself eat. This could be because my meals have been so meat heavy. I’ve never been a huge meat eater, so making myself eat it has been challenging. I had 2 snacks today. The first one I had because it was there, and the fruit looked really good. The second one I had because we didn’t eat until really late, and we had gone to the grocery store to get the stuff for our dinner. I was hungry and the Larabar and Buddyfruit pouch looked really good. 🙂

 

Day 13:

Breakfast: Smoked Salmon Frittata

Lunch: Eggs

Dinner: No dinner

Snacks: Plantain chips and half a Nantucket Pineapple, Banana, Orange

Notes: Today was pretty non-eventful but busy, so I was distracted for most of the day. We had to go to the grocery store, and it ended up being later than we would have liked which is why there was no dinner. The plantain chips and Nantucket juice were pretty much dinner. I know it’s not the best Whole30 foods, but it was there, and I just needed something quick and easy.

 

Day 14:

Breakfast: Half of a Nantucket Pineapple, Orange, Banana

Lunch: no lunch

Dinner: meatloaf, broccoli, grapefruit Izze

Snacks: No snack

Notes: I was really bad about making sure to eat again today. It was a pretty busy day. I woke up late, had a little juice, woke up the bf, and then we got right into meal prep for the week. I picked a little here and there while we were cooking, but I didn’t eat anything substantial until dinner time. I am a little worried that if I keep eating so little, I’m going to make my metabolism slow to a crawl, and I won’t lose any weight. I think I need to make myself eat by a certain time for every meal regardless of whether or not I’m hungry.

 

Week 2 Recap:

This week was definitely easier than the previous week. It was nice to have my meals already prepped and ready to go. That way I could just go to the fridge and heat something up instead of having to worry about coming home and spending an hour cooking something before I can eat. I have been noticing some positive changes as well. As I mentioned above, my appetite has gone down significantly. Before Whole30, I would eat and eat and eat, and I never really felt full, but now, I get halfway done with a meal, and I’m satisfied. I’ve also noticed some increased performance in my workouts, increased energy, and I can tell that I’ve lost some weight already because my clothes are starting to fit differently.

I have had a few cravings, but they haven’t been terrible at all. It’s mostly when I see something my mouth waters, but as soon as it’s no longer in eyesight, I can forget about it pretty quickly.

 

If you’re doing a Whole30 yourself, I’d love to hear about your progress in the comments below!