Whole30 Week Two

I’ve reached the half-way point of my Whole30 and I honestly feel great. I’m more tired than usual but I’m attributing that to early morning wake-ups than anything food related. I have substantial energy all day but once I have a chance to sit down all bets are off and I’m more than ready for bed. In fact, I fall asleep in the boys bed every night during his bedtime routine.

Fact: that above paragraph was written a few days ago and I’m just now getting around to finishing this post. And honestly, while I do still feel great I’ve also been experiencing major cravings for the past two days. And with that being said let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this past week.

How I Feel

As I wrote above, I’m feeling great overall with the exceptions of major food cravings. The cravings have come and gone this whole time but this weekend they were at an all-time high.

I wanted it all, even the things I don’t normally crave. At the top of the list? Potato chips.

Then today something got the best of me and I ate some yogurt covered raisins.

Not Whole30 or paleo approved.

Not something I was craving but was there.

I’m already feeling the effects of the sugar rush but the bag is put away and I’m moving on.

A minor slip-up aside I’m actually feeling really good in the sense that I feel lighter than I have in a while. Not lighter in the *my clothes fit better and the numbers are going down* sense but in the *my body is digesting the food I am feeding it* sense and I like it. My head feels clearer and my skin is definitely less dry. I do need to focus more on drinking my water on my days off but overall I’m happy with how everything is going so far.

Helping/Hindering My Running

This is a difficult one to judge as I’m still resting my foot because of this self-diagnosed (no worries, I’m still going to the doctor on Wednesday) injury. I’ve stuck to my bike trainer and have been wearing my running shoes around the house to help the healing process. My foot feels better but I don’t want to push it so I’m taking this week off too and hope to be back on the road this weekend.

Although my injury occurred at the same time I started the Whole30 I don’t believe it is anything more than an unfortunate coincidence. This is a cross training related injury (I can pin point the moment it happened in my mind) so I’m not worried. I just want to get better and I’m about 91% there.

My Relationship With Food

This week has been a tough one. I’ve had major cravings and on top of that the desire to sit on the couch and mindlessly eat a bag of chips while watching brain-melting TV. This is why I’m not feeling guilty about the yogurt craisin mishap. I was very mindful of the fact that I was eating those little sugar bombs and that’s a big step. I acknowledged it and I moved on. The biggest step of all is writing about it here. Normally, I would have pushed it out of my own head and pretended it didn’t even happen. And tell someone about it? Heck no. Wouldn’t have happened. But I’m human and I recognize that given my personality this won’t be the last time this happens (at least for a while) but I’m learning it’s not the end of the world and not an open invitation to continue to eat all the food in the house.

Baby steps.


With two weeks left I’m really liking the paleo lifestyle. I see so many possibilities for continued success once the Whole30 is over by sticking with a paleo way of eating. I’m trying hard to stay away from the SWYPO food during these 30 days but I know it will make paleo more sustainable once they are over.

What do you do when cravings hit?


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  1. Late afternoon… it’s the worst. Usually post-run and pre-dinner. Its a dangerous time.

    Hoping you get back to 100% soon. Congrats on the progress.

  2. I usually try to find a healthy alternative when a craving hits, but sometimes I still have major slip-ups.

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