I read this morning a detailed timeline describing how I’ll feel over the next 28 days.  Surprisingly enough, day 2 nailed it. My headache… wasn’t from lack of caffeine, it was from the pho soup – diet cokes, tastes Jameson,  wine and El Camino Real Mexican food on Tuesday. That explains everything!!  I guess i might have gone a little overboard?? but who wouldn’t?  It’s a called food and drink hangover….



Days 2-3: The Hangover

The alarm rings on day 2 and you pop out of bed expecting the same kind of Charlie Sheen winning feeling you had yesterday. Instead, you get the other side of Charlie…you know – the pounding-head-cross-eyed-can’t-see-straight side. You know you didn’t down a fifth of tequila in your sleep, so what the heck happened?!

Remember the pre Whole30 bender you went on? Pizza, cookies, Jim Beam, jelly beans (oh, the jelly beans)? Yeah. This is when it comes back to bite you in the butt. (And the head.) And it is definitely true that the amount of suck you experience in this phase is directly proportional to the amount of crap you consumed before you began the program. Especially if you consumed it consistently. This phase is especially hard for the habitual Diet Coke (and Diet Dr. Pepper here in my part of the world) drinkers. You know who you are.

Many Whole30ers report headaches, fatigue, and general malaise during this part of the program. This, my friends, is completely normal. Your body is working its way through a whole host of junk it stored from the foods (or food-like-products) you used to eat. This process lasts a day for some folks, but for others it can take a few days longer. Relax, drink a lot of water, and keep making good choices. And do your best to earn  sympathy and support from friends and family, because…

– See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/#sthash.elA99Wcl.dpuf



So that explains it all, even today, my head has been pounding but I’ve kept a positive attitude.  I’m drinking plenty of water and seltzer water with lemon.  The weekend is to come and I’m slightly concerned on “the first test”..  Sean will more than likely have a beer or two tonight, here comes the challenge of not being able to socially drink!


Went shopping again today. Wanted Pickles, but couldn’t find a jar that didn’t have preservatives or ingredients that were not on my approved list.   Will search over at Mother’s Kitchen tomorrow.  I’ve always had a peak at labels and looked at the sodium or the calorie content, but really never the ingredients.  This is all new territory.  I gave up on the pickle isle and moved back out to the outer edges of the grocery store.


Challenge: Headache – No pickles – Friday night, no glass of wine



Meal 1 – Lean Turkey Patty,  1/2 avocado, 1/4 Grapefruit,  6 black berries – 2 small cups black coffee

Meal 2 – Lean Turkey Patty, 1/2 egg, salad, olives, tomato

Meal 3 – Lean New York Steak, baked asparagus, Kale sautéed in olive oil, balsamic vinegar with pine nuts

Seltzer Water w/ Lemon

Water, water water.. (I should probably drink more water too).



3.31 miles – with Husband and doggies.