Whole30: Self-Care Edition 10/31/12

From October 2 through at least October 31, I’m documenting my Whole30 and autoimmune protocol, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Although I follow the Whole30 guidelines 90% of the time anyway, I’m going all-in for the next 30 (or maybe 60) days to give my body a chance to stabilize after enduring adrenal burnout and a thyroid medication experiment.

As Melissa and Dallas of Whole9Life are good at reminding us, context matters, so if you’re not familiar with my checkered past, you might want to read these previous posts:

Not familiar with the Whole30? Learn all about it here and get extra help with the Whole30 Daily.

Not interested in the Whole30? Don’t sweat it! I’ll be posting other stuff like recipes, workouts, and other adventures, too.

Whole30: Day 29 (Tuesday, October 30)

Sleep
8.5 hours

Activity
Another (begrudging) rest day! Snot. Cough. Blech. Carry on.

Food
I’ve found my appetite is less ravenous, and I feel better if I eat in a 12-hour window — usually between 10:00 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 on a mission to lose weight/body fat, I’m measuring and tracking my food right now; all quantities are cooked unless otherwise specified. I’m also following the autoimmune protocol. I train in the morning, so breakfast is right after my workout.

Breakfast, 10:30 a.m.
4.5 ounces pork chop
1 cup broccoli w/ 1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 cup sweet potatoes
1 cup zucchini soup (recipe coming soon)

Lunch, 2:00 p.m.
4 ounces beef stew meat
1 cup spaghetti squash
chopped salad: 1 cup lettuce, 1/2 cuke, 1/2 cup snap peas, celery, 1/2 tablespoon EVOO, lemon juice
1/2 large pink grapefruit

Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
bigass salad:
4 ounces ground beef
1/2 head lettuce
1/2 large cucumber
1/2 cup snap peas
1/4 large sweet onion
1 tablespoon EVOO + 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 pink grapefruit

Mood
Just fine, except for the head cold.

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