I’m still alive my loves! Week 2 was a LOT easier than week 1. The headaches went away and I got some energy back. I also started working out. Made it to the gym 5 days and I am super proud of myself. There were a couple days I felt a little blah.
Day 8- Monday
My husband and I went to the gym first thing in the morning. We had a couple errands to run after so I had a Cashew Cookie Lara Bar (I have these for emergencies only). Once we got home I made a couple of scrambled eggs w/ a fried beef hot frank (compliant of course). I had a bowl of watermelon before dinner. I skipped lunch because I had such a late breakfast. For dinner, I made some buffalo shrimp (recipe here), roasted baby red potatoes, and Cajun sausage with onions and broccoli. The shrimp was seriously amazing!
Day 9- Tuesday
This is the day I felt bloated. Thanks to the Whole30 timeline, I knew it was normal. I had scrambled eggs with a beef frank, small amount of leftover potatoes, and a banana. For lunch I had leftover sausage with broccoli and a bowl of watermelon. I made a taco salad for dinner.
Day 10- Wednesday
I still felt a little bloated this day. I didn’t feel as uncomfortable as I did on day 9. I had the same scrambled eggs with a monkey salad for breakfast. Lunch was a berry salad I mentioned in my last post. Minus the chicken. I made it to the gym after work. For dinner I made these UH-mazing almond chicken tenders. They were pretty spicy as well. We had these with sweet potato fries and grilled zucchini.
Day 11- Thursday
This is the day I started having lots of energy, thank goodness. I didn’t have to go to work this day so I went to the gym. Before I went I had some sliced bananas, strawberries, and blueberries, and 2 boiled eggs. For lunch and dinner I had leftovers. I didn’t eat much for dinner so I had a huge plate of watermelon with chili powder. I really love watermelon!!
Hooray for Friday! Breakfast was scrambled eggs with sliced bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. I seriously love that combo of fruit. If only I could eat it with waffles. Ha! I got off work early so I headed to the mall to check out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I had a carnitas salad from Chipotle. Thank you Chipotle for saving the day! For dinner I made some pork chops, cucumber salad, and roasted baby potatoes. My husband LOVES those darn potatoes.
Day 13- Saturday
I had a banana before heading to the gym. I went to Starbucks with the intention of getting an iced black coffee, but the line was way too long so I left. I was really hungry after so I ate a Larabar. Once I got home I had 2 fried eggs, half a grilled zucchini, and leftover garlic and olive oil mashed potatoes I had made for my husband. I was really clueless on what to make for dinner. I remembered my husband loved the buffalo shrimp I made so I made it again. I also made some chicken and asparagus. Aaaaand of course my husband loved it!
Day 14- Sunday
I woke up craving some breakfast potatoes and fried eggs. I was pretty cranky this day. After breakfast I had zero motivation to do anything. I really wish I would have gone to the gym before I had breakfast but oh well. I decided to quit being lazy and get my butt to the grocery store. An iced black coffee from Starbucks saved the day. Lunch was actually supposed to be dinner. I made a Mexican dish called chile Colorado. My husband and I couldn’t resist so we ate it for lunch. I later had a handful of strawberries and blueberries. For dinner, I had berry salad.
I noticed I either skipped or had really late lunches some days. I don’t do it intentionally. If I’m hungry I eat, simple as that. I think it’s because my breakfasts are big. I usually have breakfast around 7:30, lunch 2pm, and dinner 6-7pm.
With that said, I can’t believe I’m already on day 15. I’m halfway there. Even though I daydream about eating donuts and mac n’ cheese, I have no desire to quit. I had an oopsie at Starbucks on Friday. I accidentally got the wrong drink. I ordered an unsweetened black tea, but it ended up having syrup in it. I could’ve easy said screw it and drank it, but I took a sip and threw it away. I’m so happy with how I am doing and how I am feeling.
You can check out my recap of week one here.
I’m ready for week 3! Thanks for reading.