Whole 30 – Week 3

Week 3 Whole 30:

Our Menu…

Monday:

Teriyaki pork tenderloin, cabbage, and green beans

Turkey lettuce wraps (I added avocado and tomato)

Tuesday:

Buffalo chicken spaghetti squash casserole

Tuna pad Thai

Wednesday:

Chicken salad with W30 Vinaigrette

Shrimp patty over Ratatouille

Thursday:

Pork chop with green beans and squash/zucchini

Pulled pork, cubed sweet potato, coleslaw

Friday:

Beef Shepard’s Pie (I could have eaten another helping)

Beef and broccoli

Mitzi:

Week 3 – Almost Done…  Where am I?  This is definitely a different W30 than in the past.  As of food, I am past snacking.  I pretty much stick with 3 meals a day, except for breakfast.  Breakfast is odd for me because I go to work so early.  A half of a Lara bar and a cup of coffee fuels me at 4:00am.  I run at 6:30 every morning, take a quick gym shower and then eat again.  It usually consists of eggs and sausage or apple and almond butter.  The wine… well…  It’s better!  I will be honest and say that I have never done a W30 where I looked forward to finishing to have a glass.  This time, as of today, that is still the case.  About Wednesday hit and this incredible urge of a chocolate chip cookie punched me in the face.  I truly attribute that to “that time of the month”.  With saying that, I will also add that I did not have back pain this month or PMS of any kind.  INCREDIBLE.  Usually, you can bet I feel like I’m in kidney failure my back hurts so bad.  Fatigue continues to hit me around 7:30 every evening.  This may be the cause I have given up my 2pm cup of coffee.  Who knows!

Heading in to week 4, I am very positive and ready to continue feeling great.

 

Linda:

Feeling pretty good, a little tired by end of week but overall good. Down to single digits, staying strong!

Linda, and she is killing her workouts…  and I have not been cursed out yet…

Darcy:

Week three of whole30 – it’s been pretty good for the most part. One thing Mitzi has asked from us for this 30-day study is to be honest. So here I go with some honesty. I think my stomach is tired of all these veggies! 🤦🏼‍♀️ I didn’t know it was possible to be so gassy! My stomach has been in somewhat distress on and off for about 10 days. Honestly, I think part of it has been the variety of veggies that I normally don’t eat – for instance I don’t normally eat butternut squash (never), broccoli, cabbage, squash, zucchini, and peppers. I really can’t say I don’t enjoy them, but my stomach is saying wait – what’s going on – too much new!!  Other than that, I’m trucking along good. I’ve enjoyed the group so much and the accountability.

Darcy, she too is killing her workouts…  I have smelt a woof of something here and there, is it her or me not sure!

Pam:

Mon and Tues, I was just feeling as I had since the Fri before — energized, rested, you know with what Whole 30 refers to as “Tiger Blood”.  But Wed, whoa!!!  I had a hard workout that morning and then it was like I crashed.  No energy, foul, and very confused as to why I was not continuing my feel-good path.  Thursday & Friday were better, but by Friday afternoon, I was totally spent.  However, Saturday was awesome!  Slept so well on Friday and awoke ready for the day.  Was busy all day & felt great!!  Slept well again on Sat night and Sunday feels good!!  Week 4 — now this will be a challenge…all of the family has finally gone home, but I am going to be out of town Thurs – Sun.  Eeeek!  But it is the last week, so I have that incentive to keep me strong 🙂

Pam, Strong as strong can be…  I’m super proud of this gal.

Mark:

Still fighting neck stiffness and headaches which seemed to have come on with this program.  I have not particularly noticed any energy change, and not sure what is up with that.  Sleep has been restless. and I still find myself having to pee during the night.  My proud time of the week was being out of town Thursday night.  All the buddies having drinks with dinner and then sitting around catching up & drinking that evening, yet I managed to refrain!!  However, let me tell you it is no fun when everyone else is drinking and you have to listen to them!  And, of course, I became the designated driver….  But, I was strong and maintained my plan.  Week 4…I hope you bring me better.

Mark, I wish I saw you more often.  You truly make these reads pleasurable for me.

Phyllis:

feeling really good overall. I figured out that I had to add roasted sweet potatoes to my meal the night before I planned to run and workout. That helped tremendously! We had a big family gathering today with a lot non-whole 30 food but held strong!  At this moment, I have cheesecake, blueberry cake, chocolate cake, and banana bread sitting on my counter.   Looking forward to week 4.

Phyllis… the cake issue, very proud of that.  I would have taken out my 409 and sprayed the hell out of them.

Kate:

Here ya go! Short and sweet

I fell off the wagon this week as I went on a long weekend trip to the beach with my friends. I regret nothing since I had this trip planned for months before I decided to do the w30. I tried to eat as clean as possible but there were Bundt cakes that were amazing! Anyways, lots of wine, booze, laughter and delicious food. Memories were made, and good times were had! I’m not the best at keeping to the rules so I kinda figure this is a part of it. I’m really glad that this is almost over!

Kate, I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I love this, and I love you.  Honestly, we all would have done the same.  Some things are just worth the laughter, tears and memories of a “Beaches Trip.”

So here you have it…  Real life in week 3!

We are day 22.  This has been a great experience so far.  I want to talk about food, portions, no snacking, exercise, accountability, and so much more.  It’s coming.

Stay Strong and Stay Tuned…

Mitzi

 

 

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