Whole30 week 3 done

28 Aug


I don’t feel any differently than before I started, except today I had a weird snack-attack. I’m not sure what it stemmed from and I tried to make my way through it by sticking to the “program” and attempting to eat a “small meal” rather than an actual snack. Then I got partway through the food and I was feeling uncomfortable in my stomach. So I put the food back in the fridge for later, but at the moment I still feel kind of full and bloated. Not sure I’ll be eating dinner or not…Hub is out for most of the evening doing some work stuff, so I’m on my own.

The “program” says that by this time I should be feeling “Tiger’s blood” and be full of energy. Big N-O on that. And despite the “program” purporting otherwise, I have no reduction in my aches and pains…and in fact I’ve gotten a new foot pain that has bothered me enough that I asked my massage therapist if she can squeeze me in tomorrow for an hour to take a look…or a feel, even.

We’ve continued with our food planning, but this weekend we didn’t do a big cook like the previous two weekends. Of course we had just cooked a whole chicken Saturday night, so maybe that counts. Plus, it’s meatloaf tomorrow night, which will give us a bunch of usable leftovers.

Although we are not supposed to look, I have been keep track of my weight. Initially, I lost three pounds the first week, but I’ve since put it back on. Not really sure what that was about. Lots of people said they lost weight, even though the “program” says it isn’t really for weight loss.

I don’t sleep any better and in fact have struggled to fall asleep during these weeks. Some of that might be the excess pain I’ve been dealing with. I just can’t get comfortable these days. It sucks.

That’s pretty much it. Today’s been a crap day…PT was a bitch for my shoulder. Despite my increased functionality and range–to some extent–the pain has not reduced. It’s very frustrating. The PT keeps telling me I’m improving and doing well, but my pain is still there and so I feel kind of defeated.



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6 responses to “Whole30 week 3 done

  1. joey

    August 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Ooh. Sounds bad, overall. I guess with a week to go, you may still be surprised by a sudden vigor? Kinda funny, but my husband (who knows nothing about nutrition or diet) had the Whole 30 page open on his browser last night and this is how that went down:
    “Whole 30?”
    “That ain’t happenin.”
    Turns out, he’d been chatting to a friend who’s doing it with his husband in September and when The Mister asked him what it was, he told him to look it up. This gave us quite a bit to talk about, including how on earth this couple, who eat out ALL THE TIME is even going to get fed, lol! For them, any trending thing is a thing they do. Juices, whey, Atkins, South Beach, vegan, detox, cleanse, gluten-free, abstaining from alcohol… I swear if Instagram told them to eat only braised kidney and drink only papaya juice for a month, they’d do it and recruit others. (Please note I know you’re not these people, but we all know these people, yeah?)

    I’ve had a stupid shoulder injury since the winter of 14. It acts up on me every time I lift or row, or shovel, or rake — UGH. I did some shoulder extension nautilus thingy with Sassy and the following morning it hurt so badly, I thought I might actually need a doctor! I gotta baby the damn thing. Probably for the rest of my life. Matches my bad foot on the same side, I suppose. Dealt with that since the 90s. Add that to my weak right eye and the arthritis, and I think that’s some sad right side shit, there. Anyway, I’m sorry you’ve got both as well. I think we lead parallel lives sometimes.

    I do not LIKE meatloaf, because it is MEAT. BUT! Last month, Benson posted this meatloaf sammich from a place in Broad Ripple and I went and I ate half of that like it was the last thing I’d ever eat! lol I have since gone back to not liking meatloaf, but I agree that it’s a reusable food with many options.

    I sure do hope you feel better soon 🙂

    • meANXIETYme

      August 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Apparently Whole30 September is a thing. I had no idea. LOL So is Whole30 January, but that’s a New Year’s thing and aren’t there a million New Year’s things?? I can’t imagine how your friends are going to do Whole30 when eating out is basically a no-no and cooking at home is VERY required. I wanted my brother to consider Whole30 because he has some major food issues, but he literally eats out for every meal except breakfast (which is cold cereal), so I doubt that will ever happen.

      No, I know the people you are talking about. Sadly, my father is one of those people, though he never works had to recruit anyone. He just talks about it a lot, does it for like two days, then goes back to his normal “diet” and does whatever he wants. But man, he’ll talk your ear off about whateveritwas.

      I have those ongoing issues with my knees and neck and the OTHER shoulder. This is the first time with the left shoulder and it’s been one of the worst I’ve had to deal with. I thought PT on my knees was bad, but this has been hella painful, I guess because of the kind of joint you have in your shoulder? I dunno, but I can’t lift that arm up in any direction without pain. I think the PT said in addition to the impingement, I have a frozen shoulder…and the two together are difficult and slow for treatment. And she said the pain is going to hang around for a while, even as we’re treating, because she aggravates it every time I see her. So imagine my (not) joy that she wants to see me again this week on Wednesday. This on-going pain shit is for the birds. I hate that you have to live with it, too. And I am sorry we live these parallel lives…except you gotta good fam and I gotta good fam and that’s pretty awesome. 🙂

      I actually like meatloaf, but only with the recipe my mother had. And that’s how I always made meatloaf, which Hub loves even though he never liked meatloaf before. But he and I are meat people, so I can understand not liking meatloaf when you aren’t a meat-kinda-person. But it does give us lots of leftovers that can be prepared lots of ways, so it’s a good meal for us.

      Thanks for the good wishes. Maybe I’ll find that energy in the next ten days or so, or I won’t. And life will continue on…

      • joey

        August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

        That whole thing with PT pain, I feel for you. Sounds complicated, and when it’s complicated it’s painful. Knee pain, I think I’m just lucky to be free. Half my family has bad knees, The Mister, Sissy, Moo, my MIL I suspect is the origin.

        We do have the good fams 🙂

        Previously, I only liked my MIL’s meatloaf, and so that’s what I make for my son, but you know, not a meat person.

      • meANXIETYme

        August 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

        I’m glad you got the good knees! The better for you to garden with! (except for those bad hands and that bad shoulder and of course the foot…LOL)

        Good fams rock. ❤

      • joey

        August 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        RIGHT? Imma knock wood on those good knees now.

      • meANXIETYme

        August 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm



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