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Whole30: Day 22 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 22
This is my last Whole30 Recap. It went so fast!
During my travels, I’ll still be eating Whole30 style about 80-90% of the time, but I will definitely be enjoying a glass of bubbly (or two) to celebrate my parents’ 45th wedding anniversary, and there might be a few other treats along the way.
That is exactly why I eat Whole30 style the majority of the time: so that when life offers up the sweet moments to celebrate, I can indulge (a little) and live it up.
8 hours, like I was a clock. 10:15 p.m. until 6:15 a.m.
Walk: 4 miles around the lake with a handful of 30-second running intervals thrown in the middle.
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, 10:30 a.m.
4 ounces ground lamb w/Middle Eastern seasonings + 1 cup broccoli + 1/2 cup sweet potatoes + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Lunch, 3:30 p.m.
Quick Thai curry. I just threw already-cooked meat and veg in a pan with coconut milk and red curry paste. 5 minutes from fridge to table:
4 ounces ground beef
1 1/4 cups zucchini
1 cup broccoli
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup blueberries
Dinner, 8:30 p.m.
4-ounce, grass-fed ribeye steak
salad: 1/2 head leaf lettuce, 1/2 cucumber, 1/4 onion + 1 teaspoon olive oil & red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sweet potatoes
1 cup cantaloupe
So very tired, but trying to remember to smile. I’m thisclose to vacation! Why I’m tired is related to my thyroid experiment. Skip this next part if you find it tedious; I know I sure do!
I’m in the last four days of the Wilson’s Protocol, and that means I’m ramping down the T3 dose. For context, when I was happy and energetic last week during Jude’s visit, I was taking 75mcg of T3. This week, I’ve been on 30mcg, and starting tomorrow, it drops down to 15mcg per day. But then I start on my new Armour prescription, so maybe things will get sunnier then!
Photo of the Day
This is me, shaking my fanny and hair at an ’80s dance party. I’m ready to get my groove on with J.Lo!
Song of the Day
The Dynamo of Volition, Jason Mraz
This will also inspire you to throw your hands up in the air (like you just don’t care). Crazy-good fun. Best line: “Please, don’t ever let your mind stop you from having a good time!”
How was your Day 22?