So after years of fighting with my weight again (since I broke my foot prior to the 2012 marathon) I've decided to try a completely different attempt at eating to see if I can shed some pounds. I've been training for a marathon and doing cross fit 3x a week - I haven't gained weight since Christmas, but I definitely have not lost any of the pounds I put on at my holiday vacation.
So while I usually ignore the paleo eating challenges at my cross fit gym I decided to partake in the Whole30 and Summer Fit series we are doing. They gym did 6 weeks, but due to the marathon and not wanting to screw up my eating before hand I opted only to do the final 4 weeks.
So here I am at the end of week 1 and I figured I should write down how I'm feeling and what not so that I can look back at the end of this and see how I am doing.
To start I was exhausted from the marathon - physically spent because of a really tough and hot day. I felt sick from the race on sunday and extremely dehydrated. I tried to enjoy a fun last meal but didn't so much. I started the diet first thing Monday morning. Because of all of this, I can't tell if I am tired from the lack of sleep I've had finishing up school the week and from the marathon or if I am tired from the change in eating and lack of carbs. It's been a tough week to start a carb free, dairy free, sweet free, and soda free diet. I've had a challenge everyday this week and I have successfully gotten through each of them! It's been tough but I feel committed to stick this out and see if I can do something about the sticking weight.
Things I have noticed this week: I drank a lot of weekend over the weekend and I am finally washing that all out. This makes me feel less bloated. I am also feeling less bloated in general which makes me think that maybe not filling myself full of carbs is keeping me from being bloated - a problem I always seem to have. I've also noticed that I am not feeling the need to eat that much at lunch and dinner, I am fine with my first plate full most of the time. Fruit also tastes pretty sweet, especially the grapes I have been eating. I have been really tired and haven't drank coffee since black is gross, hoping some sleep this weekend helps that. Outside of that and tired quads from the race I feel no really effects yet.
This weeks menu
Monday: 2 hard boiled eggs, apple; salad; zoodles, meat sauce, meatballs
Tuesday: sausage and sweet potato hash; chicken salad on lettuce; chicken salad on lettuce
Wednesday: sausage and sweet potato hash; chicken, asparagus, spinach, salad; chicken, zucchini, butternut squash
Thursday: egg salad, apple; fajitia meat; cottage pie
Friday: egg salad, grapes; cottage pie; salad
Starting weight (4/19/14): 159