What I ate – Week 1 of Whole30

Week 1 of Whole30 has come to an end (actually the first 10 days).  I survived.  I shared my meal plan with you last week of what I planned to eat.  But being this is a new year and I’m striving for a new me, I want to be held accountable for what I actually ate.  So in being in true blogger fashion – I took pictures.

Day 1 (Jan. 2)

whole30, 2hole 30, meal plan
Breakfast: sweet potato casserole with cherry tomatoes
Lunch: poached chicken on kale with red onions, cherry tomatoes and avocado dressing
Snack: banana and cashews (not pictured)
Dinner: grilled Tilapia with avocado salsa and steamed broccoli

Day 2 (Jan. 3)

I was out of town for the weekend visiting family, so it was pretty hard (at least for me).  I stuck to everything and brought snacks with me to really help me out.  I didn’t take any pictures of my meals because I just think it’s awkward to do that at a restaurant.

Breakfast: sweet potato casserole with cherry tomatoes (I heated it up before we left, thank goodness I froze some!)
Lunch: Salad with lobster and crab (we went out to eat and this was the best thing I saw on the menu)
Dinner: roasted chicken with white potatoes and a side salad with tomatoes and onions (again we went out to eat.  While everyone around me was drinking beer and eating pizza I was scarfing down chicken.  I actually didn’t have any problems with it – all I wanted was a diet coke more than life itself!)
Snack: cashews

Day 3 (Jan. 4)

Today was the day of our family’s Christmas with my grandma.  She arranged for the facility she lives at to prepare ham and then everyone brought a side dish.  I was asked to bring dessert and, if you know me, it’s hard for me to turn down any dessert.  So we stopped at the grocery store on the way and I found something that I didn’t like to take.  WIN!

Breakfast: eggs with sausage that my MIL prepared
Lunch: ham with pineapple and oranges with cherry tomatoes (so glad I brought my tomatoes with me to lunch!)
Dinner: steak with potato and side salad
Snack: cashews

Day 4 (Jan. 5)

whole30  meal plan

Breakfast: sweet potato casserole – I woke up late and didn’t have time to prepare what I planned.  Again, I’m so thankful to have some of these pieces frozen.  I grabbed and drove to work before heating it up.
Lunch: baked tilapia with a tomato salsa and half of a baked potato – since I woke up late that threw my lunch plans off so I ran home and made tilapia to stay on track.
Dinner: grilled pork chops with green beans and the remaining baked potato

Today was my first day back at Crossfit in a long time.  I’m not going to lie I was pretty weak and tired by the end of it.  I’m hoping that the longer I do Whole30 the better my body will react to the food I’m fueling it and give me a better work out.

Day 5 (Jan. 6)

Breakfast: I woke up with a sore throat and didn’t feel much like eating.  So I drank tea and water until lunch.
Lunch: We ordered Bread Co. for a co-worker’s birthday.  I had baked potato with no butter and no sour cream (I know, I’m eating a lot.  I have to cut these back), salad with chicken, avocado, and sliced almonds.  I ordered my salad with no cheese and no dressing.  I also passed on the birthday cake.  Boom!
Dinner: Chicken with potatoes – no picture because it wasn’t really deserving of one.  Being sick is the pits!

Day 6 (Jan. 7)

whole30 meal
Breakfast: 2 eggs mixed with coconut milk served with ground turkey (seasoned with red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper)
Lunch: I didn’t take a picture so I can’t remember what I had – probably chicken….
Dinner: Salad from a local restaurant

I stayed home sick and barely felt like eating.  I made this great breakfast and then barely took 2 bites of it.  I just didn’t have an appetite all day.

Day 7 (Jan. 8)

Breakfast: banana and peppermint tea
Lunch: grilled chicken with green peppers, tomatoes, and onions on top of a salad
Dinner: fajita chicken, steak and shrimp

I still didn’t feel like eating when I woke up.  I know I should have forced more in me, but the thought made me tired.  So I just ate a banana and drank tea.  For lunch I forced a little more, but I still wasn’t very hungry.

I’m also really dragging on taking pictures of my food.  I did so good for the first day, but then completely fell off.  I need to get better.  I will get better next week.  Only 23 more days to go…  I really like it and think I can handle not going back to the way I was, but I do miss cheese in my diet.



The following two tabs change content below.
Meredith Rines, a budget and financial strategist helping fans pay off debt and live the life they've always wanted.

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation