Day 8 – One Week in the Bag!

I went to bed early last night and slept in this morning.  I’m trying to get as much sleep as possible right now.  An interesting side-effect that I have noticed since starting the Whole30 is that my cycles are off.  Usually my cycles are 28 days; however, I am on day 31 and still nothing.  I have been experiencing more PMS/cramping symptoms lately, which is probably part of the detox.  My Whole30 Yoda reminded me that your cycle changes with stress, and this new way of eating is stressful for the body.  It will take time. 

I am very tempted to hop on the scale, just to see where I am, but I’ve resisted it.  This is very challenging for me because gaining weight while eating healthy was one of the triggers that made me go to the doctor, and I found out I had cancer (a softball-sized desmoid tumor in my abdominal wall).  Since then, I weigh myself daily to monitor that, and I am now realizing how psychological this all is.  I am glad I have managed to stay away from the scale and will continue to do so.  It’s challenging, but I know it will be worth it.  🙂

Breakfast – I shredded up a sweet potato and green apple in the food processor.  I cooked up two eggs with Ghee in the skillet and then added the sweet potato and apple.  I topped it off with cinnamon and shredded coconut flakes.  Breakfast is the hardest meal for me to plan.  I feel like I’ve been doing the same thing (or similar variations) for the past week.  I am planning to look at the cookbook this afternoon and plan some new ideas for this coming week.  Maybe it’s challenging for me because lots of the cookbooks I have flipped through offer Sex With Your Pants On (SWYPO) breakfast recipes (i.e. breads, muffins, etc).  Read more about that here: http://www.whole9life.com/2011/10/sex-with-your-pants-on/

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Lunch – Leftover Zucchini Lasagna and Mocha Steak

Dinner – Mocha Steak, Cabbage Slaw, and Chicken Salad on Spinach

ImageThe chicken salad was amazing! 

Today, I got together with an wonderful friend to talk paleo, grocery shop, and prepare yummy and healthy food for the week to come.  I highly recommend this!  If you want to get healthy and make some changes, see if you can find a wing-man or wing-woman to support you and do it together.  It makes all the difference and is a lot of fun!  I learned about paleo mayonnaise, which is delicious and opens up a world of options…definitely a game changer!

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