Whole30: Day 1

First, let me apologize for starting a blog and then disappearing. This was not my intention, but I had to go on vacation to a semi-remote part of Mexico and I was unable to post. So…let’s do this!

Woo hoo! We are off and running. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to feel good again. I really let things go to the dogs these last two weeks, and I feel gross.

What did you do over the weekend? Plan your meals for the week? That’s what I did. Since we have been gone for a while, I spent most of yesterday planning meals and grocery shopping for the week. My focus tends to be on dinner, and I usually eat the leftovers for lunch or breakfast the next day. Well, I had no leftovers and even with all of my grocery shopping, so here is the day’s menu. (I plan to provide links to menu items if I can ever figure out how.)

Breakfast:           Coffee (black), hard-boiled eggs (2), mandarin (1)
Lunch:                 Everyday Paleo’s Tuna Stuffed Eggs (from her Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook), butter lettuce with Dijon vinaigrette
Dinner:                 PaleOMG’s Crockpot Ropa Vieja with Cuban-style “Rice” , San Pellegrino with lime

Not terribly exciting until dinner, but I will have great leftovers tomorrow! (I hope. I will let you know if this recipe is a winner. It was certainly easy to throw in the slow cooker this morning before I left for work.)

Take a look at “Day 1” on the Whole30 Timeline. It is spot on, and yes, my friend, it will get worse before it gets better.

I remember my first Whole30, which I attempted one year ago. Day 1: great! Days 2 & 3: not-so great. Not-so great to the point that I had a two-day withdrawal headache, and by day 3, it was not minor–and this was just a withdrawal from sugar and flour! I cannot imagine withdrawing from nicotine or heroine. I couldn’t keep my eyes open. It was ridiculous how awful I felt. Oy.

BUT…my second Whole30 was much better, and I think it’s because I had been eating cleaner. I don’t know. I am just hoping that my withdrawals this time–coming back from Mexico where I consumed cervezas y tequilas–are mild.

I will bore you soon with posts about Mexico, and maybe make you jealous with some photos.