Day 14 – Super Bowl Sunday. Tired! Sick?

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, but….Ever since the whole kneeling thing, I stopped watching football. Even the commercials kind of suck now, and that used to be part of the fun in watching the Super Bowl. I really don’t care who wins the Super Bowl this year. I bought squares in a pool at work, so I guess I’ll find out tomorrow if I won anything.

At 2:30am, my body decided to reject something I ate, and give me the gift of painful stomach cramps at the same time. Once again, a night of interrupted sleep. That’s now four nights in a row.

I went to bed after meal-prepping yesterday, just before midnight, and woke up at 7:45am (not including the intestinal assault). Waking up was difficult – my eyelids felt like they were taped shut. I eventually forced myself out of bed and got ready for the day, but I only lasted a few hours running errands before my stomach acted up again. Suddenly. This time, in Home Depot in front of a Sales Associate. Sorry, dude! Emergency!

So Tired

After that, I was so exhausted, I needed a nap like a tantrum-throwing pre-schooler, and I generally felt lethargic and grumpy. I ate some leftover broccoli and cauliflower mash, then went to bed at 5:00pm. It’s now just after 7pm and my stomach is at it again.

The shittiest (no pun intended) part about today is that I barely ate anything, I expelled everything, and still gained a pound!!! That’s so messed up!!! Is my body holding onto water? What’s happening? And why is my stomach so messed up? Is it the fish? They said “sashimi grade” yesterday! Hubby’s tummy is fine. Is my body reacting to ghee? Did I pick up some strange bug? Whatever it is, I’d gladly buy it a one-way ticket back to from where it came!

I’m not hungry for dinner, for obvious reasons…. so, I’m probably going to just try to go back to sleep. Today was a not-so-great day for my Whole30.

What Little I Did Eat

This bit of food I did eat amounted to 986 Calories, and I’m truly not hungry. My tummy has other things on its mind than receiving food…

  • B: Eggs w/ Spinach, Turkey Sausage, piece of orange
  • L: A bite of Meatball and Zoodles, Cauliflower Mash, Blasted Broccoli, Prunes
  • No din din – tummy boycott
  • S: Rx Bar

I’m going to assume it was the ghee and take that back out of my diet for awhile. I also haven’t had red meat, except for a bite of meatball today, but I’m still feeling inflammation. Maybe I’m also consuming too much salt?

Here’s a progress picture. Tummy is going down, but still out and proud! Haha! I have less fat around my neck and face, but still have a loooooong way to go. I’m still a good 25 lbs above my wedding weight, where I thought I was a fat bride.

Day 9 – Exhausted

Does a combination of travel and fatigue cause increased hunger? For the last two days, I’ve been eating over my target Calories, and I’m only eating when I’m hungry (at least, I’m pretty sure I’m doing that). I’m not “holy-shit” over the target… but total daily Calories are slowly creeping into triple digits more than I should be having.

I only lost .4 lbs over the weekend. I’m hoping I’m just bloated from flying and sitting for hours, and that more weight will come off tomorrow or the next day. When doing the metabolism vs intake math, I should have lost two (2) full pounds.

Yesterday was one of the toughest travel days I’ve had in awhile. I wouldn’t be surprised if both stress and fatigue were causing me to hang onto some weight.

The boss is overseas this week, so the office is extremely quiet. I’m trying to get some slides done for him for a big meeting this week, and the added pressure is giving me anxiety. I need to start working out to relieve that pressure in a healthy way – especially if I’m not drinking that one magical glass of wine during the evening to relieve the tensions of a stressful day.

Wine & Cake are Bae

That reminds me… as I was leaving my parents’ house this weekend, I saw this on the counter:

My two favorite things. Together.

Somebody hates me.

Scared of Salmon

Today was really uneventful; more sushi for lunch – although I have decided to temporarily forego salmon sashimi due to the recent article and YouTube video about the sushi fanatic with a 5.5′ tapeworm that he pulled out of his own butthole and wrapped around a toilet paper tube (which, by the way, I thought were called ‘dootdoodoos’ until I was like 25 years old: Thanks, Mom! But, I digress), which he THEN brought into the ER to show a doctor what was giving him stomach aches and making his butthole bleed! OMFG. I can’t make this shit up. It all went down in Fresno.

Anyhow, I had amaebi (sweet shrimp), scallops, and yellowtail today instead of my beloved salmon (my favorite sashimi). All quite delicious… and beautifully presented! I avoided the sauce and used only lemon. I still haven’t purchased Aminos (soy sauce substitute) – I keep forgetting!

More Whole30-ish Snacks

Hubby and I did slip up on accident tonight. I ordered snacks from a link on the Whole30 website, called Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars. I got a sampler pack to share with Hubbs to figure out if/what we should order in bulk. I just assumed hey would all be Whole30 compliant – I paid no attention to the fact that one (and only one) of the flavors had Parmesan cheese in it! It was a minuscule amount, but it was still a non-compliant food. We each took one bar (they’re tiny), and began chomping. “Wow! These are good!…. too good… let me check the ingredients.” Sure enough – Parmesan cheese! By that time, we had each had one little square. I’m sure it was less harmful than the two Excedrin I took on migraine day. We checked the other packages, and they’re fully compliant. The snack was surprisingly tasty, and we both can’t wait to try the others, but it was a good lesson in “Always read the labels!!!”

Only the Whole30-compliant packages are pictured here. These tasty little protein bundles come from wildzora.com, where they say, “Don’t be a Jerky!”

Cute.

Stuffed Myself Today On:

My total Calorie intake today was 1948. Yikes! 148 Calories over budget, and I didn’t exercise to make up for it. I’m not sure why I was so hungry.

  • B: Eggs w/ Spinach and Homemade Turkey Sausage
  • L: Sashimi
  • D: Zoodles and Whole30 Meatballs
  • S: Dried Mango (1.5 bags – something tells me that THIS is where I blew it. Half a bag is one serving), Nick’s Sticks, and a Whole30 Imposter Wild Zora Veggie and Meat Bar