Day 7: Wed., Oct. 8, 2014

Breakfast  – quiche and tea

Lunch  – coconut curry and spaghetti squash

Dinner  – beef and spaghetti squash

Snacks – banana, apple, handful of almonds

Sleep: eight hours

Was pretty hard to wake up this morning, but I partially blame on a 10:40 p.m. bedtime AND reading in bed just before turning out the light (that always makes me feel groggy the next day, compared to when I read on the couch). And it usually takes me awhile to get up anyway.

Funny though – I’ve been regularly waking up at 5 a.m. for a few minutes, then waking up JUST before my alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m.

It’s been so nice to have prepared food to just grab-and-g0. Today I had to make sure I had lunch, dinner and tomorrow’s lunch. After assessing the situation, yikes, I’m running out of protein!!! Good thing I’m home tomorrow night. After a trip to the farmers market, I’ll be cranking out an Italian meat sauce and experiment with a minestrone soup for a party I’m hosting next week. I also need to come up with a chicken salad. Experiment with more quiches with different ingredients too.

I really want to try working out, or at least going for a run. I think I could probably give that whirl on Friday at lunch or after work. I think my energy level is balanced enough. I’m also noticing, even though the scale has been squirreled away under the bed (no weighing oneself during this whole time), I’m slimming down, despite the constant eating and/or the larger meals I’m having. According to Whole30, this is my body learning how to rely on good proteins, fats and carbs as energy sources, not added sugars.

The Timeline of Terrible Feelings also discusses food dreams, of which I’ve had two in a row. I “had” a piece of cake on Monday night and I was doing/eating something related to food last night in my dreams, but can’t remember what it was.

This graphic popped up in today’s reminder email:



Thankfully, I can say NO to falling into the trap of any of these:

I’m not doing any “technicalities” because those defeat the purpose of what I’m doing.

I don’t think 2-3 handfuls of seeds or nuts throughout the day is too much. Just enough to satiate a hunger craving.

And trust me, I have NO PROBLEM eating more. Counting what? I didn’t take math in college and the idea of counting the amount of good food I’m eating makes me dizzy.

Allowing myself two pieces of fruit a day is all the sugar I need. Thankfully, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Welllllll….. except for that 2 p.m. dark chocolate craving I tend to have … daily.