Every morning I wake up with what feels like a slight hangover (without all the fun partying to explain it away). I'm guessing it's the diet because I've been told the first week of clean eating takes a little getting used to. Adjusting to burning fat instead of sugar and putting my hormones back into whack wreaks a little havoc.
I've had lots of good food, too, so that was a nice surprise. I definitely don't feel like I'm starving. I was ridiculously tired most of yesterday afternoon and into the evening. Last night was also supposed to be date night with hubs to go see Les Mis. Luckily, the theater we go to has a Starbucks in it. I bought a venti black coffee to help me stay awake through a 2 1/2 hour movie. I also smuggled my own coconut milk in one of my kids' water bottles (in my purse) for the coffee. I think the old lady sitting next to me was working under the assumption that I was up to no good with my illicit purse milk. I have to say, even though PJ bought a popcorn with all that awesome fake butter deliciousness on it, I didn't even want any. Now, had he bought chocolate to go with it, I might have punched him in the throat, but he was
One nasty side effect I've noticed is all of the dirty dishes. I have done a ton of cooking this week to prepare all of my meals. At one point, I had the dishwasher running, the sink was full, and every pot I owned was dirty. It's definitely more work than grabbing breakfast or lunch on the way to work. On a side note, I've got all kinds of yummy new recipes that even my kids like. Thanks to my sister and my paleo Twitter peeps, I've found a lot of good resources. I even made my own homemade mayonnaise to use in tuna and as a garnish for other things. It tasted so fresh (and I was super proud that it didn't "break" on my first try).
So, I feel like this venture into the Whole 30 isn't too terrible as of yet. I know these first two weeks are supposed to be the worst of it, so I'm preparing myself mentally for that. Four days in, I feel ok. I've also logged 2/500 miles in my 500 mile running challenge for the year. Only 498 to go. HA!
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