Dorothy’s Whole30: Days 12-15

Rather than trying to fit a breakdown of four separate days in one long post, I figure I’ll give you a general recap so as not to bore you to tears. Suffice it to say, the timeline is half-right in my experience this time around.

Boundless energy, indeed! Friday through Monday was a whirlwind of productivity, exercise, and good (compliant) eatin’. I have really been feeling the benefits of the program over the last 4 days – both mentally and physically.

  • I’m definitely sleeping better and am clearer and sharper throughout the day.
  • I don’t have to snooze my alarm nearly as many times (though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t at all) and once I’m awake there’s less of a dread to remove my head from the pillow.
  • There’s no question that my energy levels are much, much higher and stable from morning til evening without the dreaded 3 P.M. slump.
  • My skin is clearing up nicely, and I’ve been happy to spend less time covering it up with makeup in the mornings.
  • Clothes are fitting better and a few recent compliments have told me that people are starting to notice.
  • Workouts are feeling stronger and more productive.
  • Routine is helping me stick to my program – and comforting in those times that I might have less-than-Super-Woman-willpower.
  • You know how they say “practice makes perfect”? My culinary skills are far from perfect, but man, you work them out on Whole30 – and they improve.

When I said the timeline was only half-right above, I’m referring to my lack of crazy food dreams and Twinkie (or other frankenfood) cravings. Thank you, Whole30 Gods, for smiling down upon me this time and sparing me the pain of cheating and eating dreams. I’ve experienced this phase before, but luckily I seem to be okay thus far. Making lots of delicious, compliant food has helped me stay on track and push through any thoughts of my main craving … just a simple glass of wine, people! I just want to imbibe! I could eat Whole30 all year round if it weren’t for the ban of my beloved fermented grapes. Here’s an idea of what I chowed down on over the course of the phase:

Find out how to make a perfect Friday Night Filet Mignon at NoRecipeRequired.com ... I dust mine with St. Lucifers!

Click and find out how to make a perfect Friday Night Filet Mignon at NoRecipeRequired.com … I dust mine with St. Lucifers!

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Saturday night burgers with Jeanie @ Burgerfi – Green Style of course!

Twice Baked Butternut Squash from Paleo Kitchen on Sunday evening!

Twice Baked Butternut Squash from Paleo Kitchen on Sunday evening!

Sunday night was SUPER productive - breakfast for the whole week done while dinner was in the oven!  Quiche from Everyday Paleo Italian Cuisine

Sunday night was SUPER productive – breakfast for the whole week done while dinner was in the oven! Quiche from Everyday Paleo Italian Cuisine

A quick and easy seared tuna steak with pineapple salsa over salad for dinner Monday night after a long day and a hard workout.

A quick and easy seared tuna steak with pineapple salsa over salad for dinner Monday night after a long day and a hard workout.

So, yes, wine or even a cold beer would have paired perfectly with many of my meals – yet, I am still compliant. We made it half way people!

 

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Dorothy

Book hoarder. Red lipstick aficionado. Compulsive shopper. Crazy cat lady. Adores alliteration; couldn't give a @$%& about an Oxford Comma.

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