Monday, July 16, 2012

Whole30 : Day 3

Well, I've been at it for three days now. Yesterday was slightly less than wonderful, and today was downright hard. Here's what I ate today:

Day 3 (July 16th):

  • breakfast -- leftover Egg Bake 
  • lunch -- leftover chicken with salad (spinach, carrots, avocado)
  • snack -- one banana, handful of almonds
  • supper -- green smoothie (water, spinach, flax seeds, avocado half, lime juice, one frozen banana, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches)
That's what I actually consumed. Wanna know what I wanted? Fried rice with shrimp sauce. Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its. A big ol' plate of spaghetti. Cheese toast. A straight-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie...or eight. 

Can we say carb addict? Holy moly. I had no idea I was this hooked. I ate pretty healthy before I started this adventure, but I didn't realize how much I loved carbs. Today was really hard. I helped with registration at school this afternoon, and we were absolutely slammed for the whole three hours. The hoards of people flinging money at me actually helped to distract me from my nearly-debilitating fried rice craving. A fun little gathering this evening also helped to distract me, although it was zero fun to chug water while everyone else sipped wine.

I actually wasn't too hungry today, but was dragging around with not much energy and that dumb ol' headache left over from yesterday. This will get better. This will get better. This will get better...

When I made my green smoothie, I threw in the other half of the avocado I'd cut for lunch. Yes, my fruit smoothie contained both spinach and avocado. Is that gross? Do I still have any friends left? I hope so, at least a few. You know what? I actually really liked it with the avocado in there! It gave it a creamy texture and I couldn't taste it at all. Avocado may be a permanent addition to my green smoothie routine. So good.

As tough as it's been, my resolve to make this work is stronger. So far. And I hope it stays that way! You can do anything for 27 more days, right? ;)


  1. I am impressed. I don't think I could do it, I am a carb-loving girl myself. But you can do it! I am an avocado fan, so go for it in a smoothie if you like it. Owen is scared of the blender/food we try to avoid those for now : ) Yes, you can do anything for 27 more days!

  2. Wow! I am so impressed! With that resolve, you have this in the bag, my friend!

  3. oh man, i feel your pain...for fried rice and cheese its. hang in there. 3 of my bro/sis in laws have completed this diet and they all were happy with the results.

  4. Elizabeth, thank you for the encouragement! Today is a new day and I'm hoping my carb cravings have magically disappeared...we'll see :) Bless Owen's little heart. You're a sweet mama to avoid cranking up that evil, scary blender!

    Thanks for stopping by, friend!


  5. Kira, it made me smile to see a comment from you. Yay! I'm hoping my resolve sticks around longer than these cravings and this super-annoying headache :) Thanks for your kind words, love! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!


  6. Sarah Barry, I'm excited to hear that your family members were happy with this at the end. That makes me feel like I'll survive this :) Oh, and if you have a chance one of these days to eat some fried rice with shrimp sauce, be sure to enjoy it for me!

    Haha, thanks for stopping by this morning!


  7. I'm cheering again. I know how hard this is. Hang in there. I know you can do it and will reap the benefits.
    Remember philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  8. Annesta, thank you! Today went MUCH more smoothly than yesterday...praise the Lord! Your encouragement means so much to me, so thanks again!



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