My Head is Gonna Explode, Seriously!

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This headache of mine doesn’t want to leave and I’m not one to rely on pain killers so I’m doing my best to suck it up and carry on. I’ve been fighting this head cold, started Whole30 and well it’s that TIME of the month. So it’s like 3 strikes and your out kind of deal but I’m not going down, no sir-ee.

Whole30 Day 1-2
It’s AMAZEBALLS how not bloated one can feel after eating just one perfect day! This was the first time in a couple of weeks that I woke up without swollen hands! Besides my head hurting and my sinus cavities feeling like they are on fire, I’m sure it is also hurting due to wheat and sugar withdrawls (yes withdrawls on day 1 = no bueno). My body in general feels much better already. I’m not saying, it’s magic, I’m just saying there’s a difference to be noticed!


Also noting that I didn’t have HUNGRY moments yesterday. Eating good proportions, keeping up my water intake, eliminating wheat/grains and adding some good fat really does help. Like I mentioned yesterday this isn’t NEW to me but I’m walking this walk armed with knowledge and a plan. Before I just went along with this is PALEO and that’s it, just do it. I didn’t really evaluate how I was feeling or thinking. I hadn’t jumped on the blogging ship at that point and I wasn’t great at keeping a food journal either. I knew things were changing but I wasn’t making the conscious effort to notice what exactly was changing. At that point in time it was probably best that way. I just chugged along. Had I stopped to evaluate, I may have stopped altogether!

Yesterday I was strong, surprisingly NO CRAVINGS! I’m sure it won’t be that easy the whole way through. Our brains are tricky like that. But maybe my brain appreciates my will power to get back on a good path. I’m hoping my waistline appreciates it as well!

Yesterday's Lunch. Boy oh boy have I missed my grassfed steak!

Yesterday’s Lunch. Boy oh boy have I missed my grassfed steak!

I detailed yesterday’s meals and I did end up eating those 2 hardboiled eggs. Not because I was hungry but I felt there was going to much of a stretch till dinner. For dinner I had made meat sauce with sweet potato noodles, baked a spaghetti squash and cooked asparagus. The squash was mentally prepared for lunch leftovers but it turned out I didn’t make enough sweet potato noodles for the 5 of us. Womp Womp. So Ernie and I had spaghetti squash while the boys enjoyed the noodles. For my “leftover” lunch I diced up sweet potato. I can dice up sweet potato more quickly than having the patience to make noodles. Meals don’t have to be a masterpiece –  just tasty!

Whole30 Day 2 meals
4 oz leftover steak
1 cup of broccoli
1 slice of pork belly
1/2 avocado

Quick Breakfast. Took my leftover steak, chopped it up, sauteed it with some coconut aminos, added broccoli! BOOM!

Quick Breakfast. Took my leftover steak, chopped it up, sauteed it with some coconut aminos, added broccoli! BOOM! (sorry for the blur)

1 cup Meat sauce
1 cup diced sweet potato
1/2 cup asparagus
1/2 grapefruit

1 slice pork belly, 1 hardboiled egg

Skirt Steak

The Kale I thought I had that was good had already spoiled, I was hoping to have some sort of kale salad. I was wrong. So unless I stop by the store, I’ll have to improvise with whatever veggies I do have. It will be quick and simple but I’ll get the job done!

I’m back at the BOX tomorrow, thank goodness! I need it in a bad way. I’m hoping I can get up just a little earlier to get a PRE-WORKOUT meal in. I’ve never made a big deal about getting food in because I’m up so freakin early! No time to digest. Food doesn’t sound appealing at 4:30 in the morning. But I think it will be crucial for me in regards to staying on top of things and staying on course. PRAY I am able to get up even earlier! That way I can eat and prep my Post Workout meal as well so it’s easy breezy when I walk in the door. Busy Busy! No stopping me now!

If you are interested in going Whole30, Sugar Detox, Paleo, whatever… let me know. Email me at, drop me a comment, send me a smoke signal. It’s not easy to go solo and if you need some support I’m more than happy to help you out. If you’re close by and want to check out CrossFit, then CrossFit Boom is the place to be. I want to help whoever wants help. Even if it’s just to say HI, OR KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Happy Thursday folks! You know the drill…. BE AWESOME! See you tomorrow!


7 thoughts on “My Head is Gonna Explode, Seriously!

  1. Hope you feel better soon, Steph! Sounds like you’re feeling awesome so far, minus the whole headache thing..
    I need to look into coconut aminos – I hear a lot about them, but know nothing about it..
    Also.. what is “meat sauce”..?
    Lastly.. I think I need to try those sweet potato noodles – we love sweet potatoes! Do you think you could use a julienne slicer for them? I make my zucchini noodles that way.. and the thought of trying to use my mandolin slicer for anything other than sweet potato chips sounds scary..

    • Coconut aminos are just like soy sauce, I mean not exactly but pretty close. A little sweeter tasting I suppose and more expensive!

      Meat sauce is just an organic pasta sauce I buy from Whole foods, with NO SUGAR. I just add ground beef to it. Voila, Meat Sauce.

      Yes I think the julienne slicer would be perfect. In my experience the zuchinni noodles water down really fast and sweet potatoes don’t do that so you get a littler heartier noodle. I don’t have a julienne slicer and need to invest in one soon. The mandolin isn’t that scary, ok yes it is! LOL but I have had zero incidences so it’s not too bad!

      It really is crazy how one day of clean perfect eating can have that much impact. I mean less than 24 hours! Amazing what good food does!

      • I’m not doing Whole30, but trying to cut out processed foods/sugars (but leaving in dairy.. and lots of butter). It’s true how you just feel better.. and you perceive yourself differently, too Like I got all bloatedish over the break, and now it’s like wow, I’m flat again! not really.. but I feel flatter than I did two days ago. .haha.
        Though I feel that way after I go to CF, too.. like I instantly lose 5lbs of fat when I go.

      • Ya I love butter and I’m have nothing against butter at all! But for Whole30 purposes I am eliminating it. Although they are ok with Ghee, so I may purchase some this weekend.

        Perception is everything indeed. And when you feel bloated and swollen then you just think everyone else does too and it’s a big mess of emotions, well for me that is! I need new clothes desperately but I dare not shop until I find the discipline I once had previously.

        Unfortunately sometimes CF makes me see all the jiggle and then I still feel bleh even though I may feel beastly at the same time! Hopefully by the end of the month a lot of that jiggle will be gone. I’m hoping by March all of it is gone but only time will tell.

      • You got this.. only 28 more strict days to go! 😉
        And I did the clarified butter when I did Whole30.. it was kinda fun in a way to boil all the milkfat out.. the first time. Then it got annoying and I wished I just bought ghee. hehe.

      • Hehehe, I was thinking clarifying butter doesn’t sound like any fun! I’m glad you were clear “the first time”! Or else I’d be at home tonight trying and then being all annoyed that it wasn’t fun 😀

      • It makes some pretty cool sounds.. but trying to siphon boiling hot grease from a pan into a jar.. while using the other hand to hold a cheesecloth to strain any of the fat.. meh.. I did do it probably 3-4 times during Whole30 though! It becomes an art.

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