It’s day 5 of round two of the Whole30 and it’s time I share my confessions of a whole30 dieter with you. I cheated. Not on the Whole30, I’m not that kind of dieter. I cheated on a goal I set for myself yesterday. Four of my friends are doing amazingly well with intermittent fasting and I decided to do it. I ate dinner at 6:00 PM with the intention of not eating again until after 7:00 AM the next day. I was hungry by 8:00 PM and busted into a bag of macadamia nuts. Ugh.
Have you ever tried intermittent fasting? What are your thoughts on it? Any tips? I would love to hear from you.
To make this confession even crazier, I’m not sure I should be doing intermittent fasting. I’ve told you about my adrenal fatigue issues in Untangling the Weight Gain & Loss Web – Adrenal Fatigue and I’ve read a few articles saying someone with adrenal fatigue should not do intermittent fasting. Why is this weight loss thing so complicated and so hard?
Whole30 Confession #2 The Scale Made Me Do It
And for the next chapter in “Confessions of a Whole30 Dieter”……I weighed myself and it wasn’t good. It wasn’t horrible either, it just was the same as it was six days ago. I would have been happy with a small loss but nothing isn’t fair. I’ve been working so hard. Do you know I walk every single day no matter what for at least an hour? Did I mention I walk fast enough to sweat like a runner? I also take a couple of yoga or barre classes a week and lift weights. I’ll be honest, I’m feeling an emotion I don’t typically feel. I’m angry.
Ok, I have one more confession. Wow, I’m starting to feel my Catholic roots bubbling up. Three confessions before 8:00 AM. Father Richetta would be proud. I’ve decided to start tracking my calories. Back to myfitnesspal, I go. If you would like to follow me so we can support one another my ID is 41andskinny. OK, so I may have missed that marker too :). Anyways, I know tracking calories is against the grain of the Whole30 but I feel I need to get a handle on what’s going on with my body and why it is so resistant to weight loss. You’ll forgive me, won’t you?
Around 11:30 I found myself needing to make another confession. I knowingly ate when I wasn’t hungry. Is that considered binge eating?
I was having such an off morning and I’m not sure why. Running out of my supplement for adrenal fatigue left me feeling tired, dysfunctional, and zombie-like. I felt guilty, irresponsible, and embarrassed for allowing myself to run out of the supplement I need the most. Please, if you think you or someone you know has adrenal fatigue read the blogs A Friend Found An Adrenal Fatigue Protocol That Worked! and Untangling the Weight Gain & Loss Web – Adrenal Fatigue and find a great integrative physician or naturopath. No one should have to live like that!
Drew woke up not feeling well enough to go to school. He wasn’t sick just exhausted. This happens somewhat frequently and seems to be part of his Autism symptoms. He is always disheartened and worried about what the other kids will think and say. And as we all know when a child is disheartened, so it the Mother.
Not So Mindfully Eating
I was in a funk and found myself in the kitchen eating a coffee mug full of grapes. Knowing I wasn’t really hungry, I filled another coffee cup of grapes and ate it too.
For lunch, I had Strawberry Basil Chicken and Yukon and Broccoli from True Fare. For some reason, I was hungry for Chinese food so I added coconut aminos to the chicken and it was delicious. Finally, something went right!
Drew was so downtrodden and worried about what his friends at school would say about him missing school, I had to get him out of the house. Before I knew what I was saying, I offered to take him to the movie knowing it was a bad idea for me. In The Pursuit of Ketosis – Day 3 explained how I feel about the movie and movie snacks. Everything in me wanted to slink into my seat and share popcorn with M&M’s on it with my son. I actually went as far as putting my hands on the popcorn but didn’t eat it.
For dinner, I had tilapia, green beans, a spinach salad, and avocado. A little of Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel spice added a great flavor and reminded me of croutons. It was delish!
Around 8 I decided to call it a night and tuck my emotional self in bed after checking Day5 of the Whole30 round two off my calendar. Hoping tomorrow is a better day!