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Whole30: Day 6 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 6
My butt is in my chair to get Living Paleo for Dummies finished by my deadline. My goal today was to knock out Chapter 16, and I did it! My reward for reaching that milestone was my walk around the lake with Kid Rock, the Clash, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Social Distortion. (How weird would that dinner party be?!)
8 hours — 11:15 to 7:20-ish, plus an hour nap yesterday
Strength training: It was a hard, heavy day today! See my Strength Monday post for details. (Spoiler: I’m getting closer to a free handstand.)
Walk: This was so great! I walked 3 miles around the lake and just ’cause I felt like it, I did a handful of 20-second sprints along the way. It was fun, and I just felt like running, so I did. Also, while waiting to use the one restroom along the path, I did some walking lunges and two sets of pushups.
Meditation: 3-minute breathing exercise
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, 9:30 a.m.
3.5 ounces chicken breast
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped collard greens
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil + Ras el Hanout
Lunch, 2:30 p.m.
hash: 4 ounces lean lamb stew meat (roasted in crockpot w/ Ras el Hanout) + 1/2 cup sweet potatoes + 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup steamed cauliflower + 1/2 teaspoon ghee + Turkish seasoning
1 cup blueberries
2 Brazil nuts (Selenium!)
Dinner, 8:00 p.m.
big ol’ salad: 4 ounces chopped chicken breast, 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, 1/2 giant cucumber, 1 medium bell pepper, 1/4 sweet onion, 1/2 cup roasted eggplant w/ 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning blend, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of homemade mayo plopped on top
3/4 cup jicama
2 giant strawberries
So good! The difference between this week and last couldn’t be more pronounced. It took only four hours today what I couldn’t do in four days last week. Thyroid hormones are powerful things, my friends. Holy sh*tsky! I’m on Day 7 of the T3 treatment, and my head is clear, energy is fairly high and fairly stable, and my mood is more buoyant than it’s been in months. Dave said I’m “bouncy.” YAY!
Photo of the Day
Pesto! Nothing makes me happier that I have a nose than fresh, homemade pesto. I made a batch on a writing break today with the recipe from Well Fed, but these are good, too.
How was your Day 6?