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Monday, February 27, 2012

Whole 30 Day 12

I’m shocked that I’ve made it 12 days.  I didn’t think I had it in me.  I’m doing this on my own, not cheating at all – which is NOT easy.  Dining out proves interesting as I ask tons of questions about the preparation of the food and smile sweetly in hopes that they don’t think I’m crazy.

I’ve learned I CAN have a burger – grilled, no butter/oil wrapped in lettuce or wrapping the lettuce, depending on the type of lettuce used.  Steak is easy to order as long as I say, “dry. . . you can put the seasonings, but please, don’t put any butter or sauce on it.”  Going out for BBQ is depressing because all I can have is dry brisket and turkey breast.  No sauce, no sides.  Not fun.  I think I’ll stick to eating at home Smile.

I’m not going to post my meals, but I have been eating eggs, veggies, fruit, eggs, chicken, beef, eggs, veggies, fruit.  I’ve discovered Coconut Flour which helps me when I need bread, I can whip up some and eat a bit.  It’s pretty good with almond butter.  And I’ve made a pumpkin/banana variation. 

I have also discovered that you can turn Coconut Milk (from the can) into an amazing cream by just leaving it in the fridge over night.  Sooo yummy.  Soooo yummy.

I feel pretty good.  Not super tired anymore, and I’m about to go to sleep tonight for the 3rd night Ambien and Mucinex FREE!!!  I will still take some Motrin because I work up today with a headache, but I’m super excited about this!  I did take some Calm last night (Calm Effervescent Magnesium Powder) to help me fall asleep, but I figure that’s a supplement that I may need to continue to take.  It is sweetened with Stevia so it’s one thing that is technically not Whole 30 Approved, but it’s something that my chiropractor recommended for me during this transition, since my insomnia is so bad.  And I wanted to mention that this stuff is sweet.  And something I have never had a problem drinking. . but man, last night, I wanted to throw up it was so sweet.  Not something you would hear me say about anything but a Krispy Kreme donut.  So, my cravings/palette/taste buds have really changed. 

Here’s to nearly completing Week 2 Smile  I’m so excited!!!