Whole30 Week One done

14 Aug

I’m not going to do a big thing on the Whole30 unless something major pops up. As of right now, I feel pretty shitty. Some of that I can attribute to the Whole30, some of it is from what has been going on with me in general prior to the Whole30.

Relating to the Whole30, everything I’ve read says you feel worse before you feel better. Well, yay. Seems to be spot-on for me. What wasn’t spot-on was some odd urge to “kill everything” at one point in the last week…Whole30 “timelines” say that is supposed to happen. WTH?

I haven’t had heartburn issues in a while, but I’m definitely having them now. It’s not the classic burning, but it’s the tight throat, sore throat, the cough, the heavy chest, the burping. Along with that, my chest muscles hurt from the cough and silent heartburn, and I hate it when I get this. Chest muscle pain drives my anxiety right up to the roof. I’m only hanging on to my sanity over it because I just had all the cardiology tests recently, and I’m reminding myself that I know these symptoms from prior heartburn episodes.

I’m also having lots of joint pain and muscle issues, which I assume are related to this early portion of the Whole30. Headaches, more at the end of the day than at the beginning. I can’t tell if I’m fatigued, because…well, yeah.

And I’m having stomach pain. It’s not a new pain, but for the last day and half it’s been pretty bad. I’m thinking it might be from either the almond butter or the apple (or maybe the cherries??) I ate during one of the last two days, as those are the only “weird” things I’ve eaten.

It’s frustrating that we’re doing all these changes, making so much effort, and I feel worse. I understand that there’s a “detox” stage, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying.

Meanwhile, I’m SO BORED with the veggies we’ve been eating, which has basically consisted of broccoli and cauliflower. Now, on a normal basis, that’s what we eat because that’s what Hub eats in the way of veggies. I’m generally okay with that because that’s a dinnertime thing. But on the Whole30, you are told to eat veggies at every meal, including “Meal 1” (which is breakfast-time)…which means I’m freaking eating broccoli and cauliflower all the damn time. I’ve tried to intersperse some salad, too, and when there was a beef-veggie soup available, I ate that for breakfast (but Hub takes that to work so I need to make sure he has that available for him). We’ve got turkey soup, now, so maybe that’ll be what I eat for breakfast tomorrow… Tonight, it’s fresh baby spinach…thank goodness! Also, without any kind of “normal” condiments (everything has added sugar), I’ve been eating Whole30 approved dressings and mayonnaise. The one mayo I’ve tried so far (I LOVE MAYO…hellman’s…) is kinda gross. It’s an avocado mayo and it has some sort of taste that is bugging me. Unfortunately, it was on sale when Hub found it, so he bought 3. Fortunately, a) they are small-ish jars and b) if I put yellow mustard with it, then it’s tolerable. I didn’t think I’d miss sauces as much as I do (which isn’t a ton, it’s just one of those things…) but I’m managing.

I’ll have an update on my health / doctor’s tests hopefully in the next post. I see the allergist tomorrow morning, and then the neuro Wednesday evening.


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12 responses to “Whole30 Week One done

  1. joey

    August 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Ooher. If I ate broccoli and cauliflower every day, I’d be soooo gassy! I’d get some other veggies in the rotation for lunch or dinner.
    I’ve never eaten too many apples or too much almond butter, but trust me when I say too many cherries will give you a stomach ache. 😉 lol SO bad, you might have an anxiety attack and call your doctor friend to ask if it can kill you. lol 😀
    Turkey soup sounds yummo right now. I could eat some turkey soup!
    I’d think for most people it’s the lack of sugar that makes them want to kill everything, but you’re more the sugar-free sort, hm? Sorry you’re not reaping benefits right now, but maybe it will get better. Hopefully!

    • meANXIETYme

      August 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

      I don’t have gas issues with broccoli or cauliflower thank goodness.
      I literally ate half and Apple and two tablespoons of almond butter. I still don’t know if either is what was causing the pain. 😦 And I don’t eat a ton of cherries at one time because I get tired of spitting pits! Lol

      • joey

        August 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

        Well I just don’t know, but I sure hope it all gets better soon 🙂

      • meANXIETYme

        August 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

        Thanks. (Trying desperately not to scratch arm…….arg!)

      • joey

        August 15, 2017 at 11:10 am

        HAHAHA! Yeah, been there, done that. Also, my back! Go home and rub against stuff like a bear! 😛

      • meANXIETYme

        August 15, 2017 at 11:12 am

        Grrr. Lol
        They only used my arms. I look like a fucking pin cushion. 😂

      • joey

        August 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

        Poor thing.
        I hope it’s helpful, though 🙂

      • meANXIETYme

        August 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

        Dust mites. That’s all that popped. Butthead should feel grateful. Lol

      • joey

        August 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        Hah! Well, good 🙂

      • meANXIETYme

        August 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm


    • meANXIETYme

      August 15, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Oops…didnt mean to hit send. Stupid phone.
      I’m all for the turkey soup today!
      (I’m at the allergist so my replies got interrupted by more testing…)

      • joey

        August 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

        Ah! Yeah. Good luck 🙂


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