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Whole30: Day 8 Recap
From August 1 through August 23, I’m documenting my Whole30, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Read about why I’m doing the Whole30 right here. Not familiar with the Whole30? Learn all about it here and get extra help with the Whole30 Daily.
Whole30: Day 8
And we’re back… The fog of yesterday lifted, and I had a pretty good day. I didn’t write the chapter I was supposed to write, but that wasn’t because I couldn’t do it — it was because I got caught up doing other stuff. Fun stuff. Super top secret stuff. Not really.
7.5 hours — 10:30 to 6:00, plus a 2-hour (!) nap yesterday
Walk: I hit the trail early this morning because the weather forecast said it was going to top 100F this afternoon. Four miles around the lake in 65 minutes. Bonus awesomeness: My shirt was on inside out the entire time. Classy!
Meditation: 21 minutes of Jack Kornfield sitting meditation before bed.
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 11-hour window — usually between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. so I can stop eating about 2-3 hours before going to bed — and don’t snack between meals or before bed. Because I’m dealing with my thyroid experiment, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now. I aim for 40% fat, 30% protein, 30% carbs.
Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.
4 ounces homemade Romanian sausage
2 cups chopped collard greens
1 cup roasted eggplant
1 teaspoon coconut oil + Turkish seasoning
Lunch, 1:30 p.m.
Firebowl Cafe (gluten-free menu):
4 ounces beef + broccoli, zucchini, onions, bell peppers + lemongrass basil sauce
tossed salad w/ creamy garlic dressing
1/2 banana + 1 teaspoon Sunbutter (at home)
Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
egg foo yong: 2 eggs, 2 ounces chicken thighs, 1 cup chopped broccoli, 3 scallions, 1/2 cup sweet potato cooked in 1 teaspoon coconut oil + 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 cup blueberries
Good! Pretty chipper. I kinda felt like I was just let out of jail after the horrible day I had yesterday.
Photo of the Day
My dinner… with bonus Smudge. (Not quite as pretty as the photo in Well Fed, but those cookbook egg foo yong patties were supermodels.)
Song of the Day
Beautiful Am I, Aykanna
Robin played “Beautiful Am I” in our kundalini class last night, and I totally fell in love with it… “Beautiful am I / Bountiful am I / Blissful am I.” Nice, right?! (And now I just found this remix. Might need to add it to my kundalini collection, too.) Unfortunately, there’s no video for “Beautiful Am I,” but here’s a video of “Beautiful Day” to get in touch with your groovy side. I totally encourage you to click on that “Beautiful Am I” link so you can hear that song.
How was your Day 8?