Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 1 of 40

Here goes nothing everything!
My starting weight: 132lbs. That's up 11lbs since the end of my first Whole30. *sigh* Oh well, no point wasting time in feeling guilty. Better to spend the energy on getting healthier again.

What I will do in the next 40 days:
-Get plenty of rest. Since I can't always count on my kids to sleep all night, and since I know they get up at the butt-crack of dawn every day, this will mean getting myself in bed at a reasonable time every night. No later than 10pm, except for the odd special occasion.
-Take my vitamins diligently, and drink my new licorice root extract tea.
-Modify my exercise routine. The plan is to basically follow Mark Sisson's advice - sprint session once a week, two days of "lifting heavy things" (I'll do the 30 Day Shred video on those days - I don't love it as much as the Inside Out videos, but I need to slow down a little for now), and go for long walks on the other four days.
-Get a handle on my portion sizes. I'm going to be more mindful of actually stopping when I'm full, and only starting to eat when I'm truly hungry.
-Quit drinking coffee. Again. Soon.
-Post daily.
-Celebrate every success!

What I won't do in the next 40 days:
-Indulge in any SWYPO foods, unlike my last Whole30.
-Eat any non-approved foods/ingredients.
-Use fruit to replace junk food when a sugar craving hits.
-Pig out on something just because it's an "approved" food.
-Take any measurements. (I know this works. And I'll know when my clothes start to fit better.)
-Continue to beat myself up for the bad choices I've made, instead of focusing on making a better choice in the moment.

What I hope to do in the next 40 days:
-Lose 10lbs. Yup, 10. On my last Whole30 I lost 7.6lbs, and that was without paying attention to portions at all for most of it. I figure I probably have three to four pounds of water retention alone to get rid of.
-Learn to manage my sugar cravings and my emotionally-driven appetite.
-Finally wean Baby Belle. We had been making good progress there, until our unexpected trip. Time to recommit!

Today's eats:
Breakfast: Sauteed kale and two scrambled eggs (cooked in ghee) with cherry tomatoes and a cup of half-decaf (weaning myself off the full-strength coffee I was downing when I was at my parents' house!) with coconut milk. I also had three or four cherries. I had intended to eat a few more than that, but my kids decided they wanted to share.
Lunch: A big ass salad - mixed greens, grape tomatoes, sunflower seeds, sliced chicken breast and compliant Italian dressing. Then I had a small bowl of raspberries because we'd gotten them ready for Baby Belle who promptly decided
Supper: Two Italian sausages with guacamole and roasted cauliflower with a few cherries on the side.
Snacks: A small handful of macadamia nuts and a medjool date.

Exercise: Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred - but I took a few breaks, and did the modified versions of a few of the moves. I'm trying to be mindful of not over-doing it while trying to heal my adrenals. Trying.


  1. This sounds like a great plan! The food sounds delicious :)

    Hooray for getting more sleep! gentle exercise and good eats! Also, remember that sometimes when weaning we can put a little weight on or find it a little more difficult to take off until our bodies adjust to the change. Wishing you luck and good health, lady!!! :)

  2. Jaclyn, you are going to rock this 40! Thank you for your candor, it's an inspiration. I laughed when I read your plan to follow the Primal Blueprint during these 40 days - I just told Leanne yesterday that's my goal too. So let's do it!


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