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Day 4 Whole60 & AIP Log

Day 4 – 11/18/12

I cannot be AIP compliant yet. I haven’t gone grocery shopping and eating previously bulk cooked Whole30 foods that may have tomatoes, chili or curry in them… since these are favorite flavors that I am trying to forgo over next few weeks to see if they help with inflammation issues.

Sleep
Woke up a several times in the night – maybe 6 hours in all.

Food
– Early Lunch: large salad from Stop & Shop salad bar included a hard boiled egg
– Snack: Cherry Pie Lara Bar
– Dinner: 9oz sirloin, steamed broccoli, small salad which had cheese on it and since I already screwed up and went ahead and ate dessert – grasshopper brownie.

Activity
None

Mood
Bummed but ready to start again. I will restart on Tuesday 11/20. Still haven’t gone grocery shopping and my lunch choices aren’t Whole30 compliant.

Day 3 Whole60 & AIP Log

I cannot be AIP compliant yet. I haven’t gone grocery shopping and eating previously bulk cooked Whole30 foods that may have tomatoes, chili or curry in them… since these are favorite flavors that I am trying to forgo over next few weeks to see if they help with inflammation issues.

Sleep
Woke up a several times in the night – maybe 6 hours in all.

Food
– Brunch: 3 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms, onions and sausage
– Snack: fruit & veggies at baby shower – no dip, no nuts, no cake
– Dinner: left over dirty rice

Activity
None besides walking around on errands…

Mood
Good still optimistic.

Day 2 Whole60 & AIP Log

Day 2 – 11/16/12

I cannot be AIP compliant yet. I haven’t gone grocery shopping and eating previously bulk cooked Whole30 foods that may have tomatoes, chili or curry in them… since these are favorite flavors that I am trying to forgo over next few weeks to see if they help with inflammation issues.

Sleep

Woke up a several times in the night – maybe 6 hours in all.

Food

– Breakfast: 1/2 cup of shredded chicken, half a huge sweet potato, a couple tablespoons of coconut milk & cinnamon
– Lunch: bowl of Russian Cabbage Soup (has tomatoes)
– Dinner: left over dirty rice

Activity

Took Rob to doctor’s this morning. Will try to get some yoga in tonight but doubtful.

Mood

It’s Friday and I have a week off of class, although I still need to work Mon – Wed and write three catch up papers.

Day 1 Whole60 & AIP Log

I was going to do this on a separate page, but since I can’t update that remotely… moving things back over here.

Taking a page from Melissa at The Clothes Make the Girl, I will be documenting the following over the next 60 days.
1. Sleep
2. Food
3. Activity
4. Mood

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Day 1 – 11/15/12

I cannot be AIP compliant yet. I haven’t gone grocery shopping and eating bulk cooked Whole30 foods that may have tomatoes, chili or curry in them… since these are favorite flavors that I am trying to forgo over next few weeks to see if they help with inflammation issues.

Sleep

Woke up a couple times in the night but got about 7 hours.

Food

– Breakfast: 1/2 cup of shredded chicken, small avocado diced, pinch of salt and a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar.
– Lunch: bowl of Russian Cabbage Soup (has tomatoes), a handful of kalamata olives & chai (has nutmeg)
– Dinner: dirty “rice” – sausage, riced cauliflower, leeks, celery, chicken stock, cumin, tumeric, salt & pepper.

Activity

Not much besides walking around campus.

Mood

Tired but optimistic, I did really on my first Whole28 and I think once I can clear out the AIP foods, I should see other changes.

Fitness Quest – Winter 2012

This is a semi-repost…

This week, I will be starting another round of Whole30.  I will be doing this round for 60 days with the Autoimmune Protocol or AIP.

What this means?

         – Besides giving up sugar, dairy, grains, legumes; I will also be forgoing eggs, seeds, nuts & nightshades.

My first Whole30 was great, but I know I need to take it further to deal with allergies and other health issues.   And I am purposely working on this over the holiday period because I know how easy it is for me to slip and eat things I know make me ill.  I think a paleo diet suits my body best, considering my food allergies and sensitivities.

I will be adding a new page with a food & activity log if you care to follow.

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Along with food changes, a paleo lifestyle also includes fitness.  Since I have successfully lost over 10 pounds, I feel a renewed urge to re-gear and rev things up, so I’ve modified my goals from April 2011 to reflect this.

Shorter Term Goals:

  1. Consistent Workouts (complete P90x Lean)
  2. Daily Yoga/Meditation Practice

Long Term Goals:

  1. Pass Adult Fitness Test
  2. Complete Couch to 5K program with sprinting
  3. Complete a Mud Run

Longer Term Goals:

  1. Complete a Triathlon
  2. Wear size 10 jeans
  3. Waist = 36 inches or smaller

 

Resource Links:

Beginner Cycling Training Program

How to Go From Fat To Fit For Good

What IS a Paleolithic Lifestyle?

TREATS

Day 0

So I am trying again, even with school & Little League in full swing, but I need to do something and I need to do it now. So I will be back to Day 1 of P90x which is my first restart but after missing over 2 weeks because of illness, I thought it was for the best.

The other thing I am going to try is Whole30. I was doing Shakeology, but I am going to put that on hold in favor of a grain free, dairy free, sugar free, whole foods approach.  I did really well on Atkins in the day, but think this is a healthier option for me.

My goal is to use this as my food and workout log for personal accountability and a public record of my progress.

Tonight, Rob and I go grocery shopping. He will be helping me with photos and measurements was well.

Why I am trying this…

I have had some, not so new, health concerns get worse, and fighting arthritis has been rough more days than not.  I am hoping these life changes will help with inflammation and just generally feeling better.  Besides the arthritis that mostly centers around previously broken bones, I deal with the following:

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Sinusitis
Fibromyalgia
Keratosis Pilaris
Lipomatosis

Nothing life threatening in and of itself, but some things make life more uncomfortable than others.

Resources for my adventure:

http://whole9life.com/category/recipes
http://www.chowstalker.com
http://everydaypaleo.com
http://www.health-bent.com
http://nomnompaleo.com
http://paleomg.com
http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com
http://www.thefoodee.com
http://www.wholelifeeating.com
http://whole9life.com/category/conscientious-omnivore