Hola, amigos (aka me, the only one who reads this)! I've made it to day 12 of the Whole 30 challenge. That's basically half way! Who am I?! Yesterday was really difficult. Actually, yesterday I was really hungry. The days leading up to yesterday were very difficult. I was totally thrown off around 11am when the hunger hit suddenly. This was not normal for me on this W30 journey! To explain: I have had the same breakfast everyday since day 1 of the challenge. A smoothie consisting of, almond milk, loads of spinach, half a frozen banana, half a cup of frozen berries, almond butter and coconut oil. This dreamy drink keeps me sustained from 9am-1pm. Then I have whatever leftovers for lunch, a larabar on my drive home from work and then a late w30 dinner. To be frank, the first 10 days of the challenge with this routine, I felt HUGE! And stuffed! So uncomfortable. I was eating all these "whole" foods with no outlandish snacking and still, felt and looked worse than when I started. Then day 11, helloooooo hunger before lunch time and after lunch time. Now, I think I know why this happened. I made this delicious veggie soup for dinner on day 10 and had leftovers for lunch on day 11. I'm thinking this wasn't filling enough. It didn't hold over from dinner to breakfast and then from breakfast to lunch...and then lunch to larabar snack. I was ravenous and fading FAST. So today, I do have that yummy veggie soup for lunch again but I was sure to bring some W30 chicken my husband cooked the other day. So fingers crossed that works for me.
As for physical feeling: I feel pretty good. I am not the "weight" or "size" I imagine to be after this long of whole eating. I do see a glimpse of pre-wedding bod which gets me a little excited. But my clothes aren't screaming "yayyyyyyyy, we all fit again!" like I think they should either. So it's for sure a battle everyday with my physical appearance.
I'm still eager to continue this journey and see how I feel, think, eat after the 30 days. I think it will be really, really great for me.
I'm still married, so that's a good. thing....hahaha.
In case anyone is curious (future me) about the soup I ate, it's a go-to a LOT in my house. Daniel doesn't eat it, but he doesn't have to. I finish the pot in a week, every time.
Rachael Ray's Sick Day Soup - Whole 30 Modified:
- 1 zuchinni
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 new potatoes
- 2 stalks of celery
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- red pepper flakes
- 2-3 cups chopped kale
- 1 sixteen ounce can W30 approved tomato sauce
- 1 sixteen ounce can w30 approved diced tomatoes
- 2 cups veggie stock
- VOILA -
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.