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My 1st Experience

with the Whole30 Program and Paleo eating

Day 17 - September 23rd, 2013

It's Monday again. Day to do some workout and check on my friends who are also doing the program. For the workout I was able to jog 2 miles and still perform well at class, in spite of my legs being tired. Ok, ok.. perform well in the first half, but the second half was not great but was also not bad at all. And people seem to be doing great.

During class we were talking about plantar fasciitis and how they have improved during the program. That was actually the main reason I decided to do the program. My plantar fasciitis had troubled me for many years, getting a bit better when I switched to the Vibram Five Fingers shoes, but still there and a bit worse since March, after I dared to jog part of a half-marathon. But my feet feels great now. I've been able to jog 2 miles non-stop feeling absolutely no pain!!! In a bit less than 2 weeks I'll be doing another 5k, but this time I'll try to jog the whole 5 kilometers. Typically I walk them, or do a bit of jogging and a bit of walking. My plan for this coming one is to make it entirely jogging.

Meal 1

This morning I had eggs with a completely different taste from what I have been having. For this morning scrambled eggs, I added a bit of canned-roasted-diced tomatoes and about 1 1/2 spoons of the roasted eggplant spread I bought recently at Whole Foods. Yummy! and it held me until meal 2 with no need to snack and no hunger in between in spite of all the workout I did in the morning.

To drink, plain black coffee. One of the lasts... And I still haven't ordered more... ok,. doing it right NOW!

30 minutes later.... Done! Just bought 10 capsules of each: Linizio Lungo, Vivalto Lungo, Livanto, Capriccio and Roma. Will try each consciously to pick a favorite.

My first meal on day 17

Meal 2

For lunch, I didn't pack anything today, so I went to the cafeteria salad bar again. My salad today had watercress, arugula, red cabbage, red, yellow and green bell peppers, mushroom, cauliflower, tomatoes, radishes, jalapeno and tuna (all of those dressed with olive oil and black pepper), and a bit of fruit salad.

To drink, I must admit I can't remember exactly which flavor of water I took, but I guess it was pineapple mint. In any case, it as infused water.

My second meal on day 17

Meal 3

For dinner the leftover beef would not be enough for all 4 of us, so I decided to leave it to hubby and kids and cook some chicken for me. I had 2 packages of 2 pounds each. The first package as added to a brine following the recipe The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat, from The Clothes Makes the Girl. But that required too much time to let it sit in brine for 2 hours before cooking, so with the second package I did another recipe from the same site, roasting the chicken thighs after seasoning them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. The I sided it with rainbow chard, shredded beets and shredded carrots.

To drink, San Pellegrino.

Third meal of Day 17

I'm starting to get tired of eating just beef (and some fish), that's why today I went for chicken and will still cook some tomorrow, with the ones I let brine for a couple of hours. They're now sleeping on my fridge and will meet the pan tomorrow night. I'm also planning making some pork, so I have just ordered Alaea Red Hawaiian Coarse Sea Salt to attempt the Kalua Pig recipe from Nom Nom Paleo website.

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