Another weekend and Day 12 Complete.  We were quite the social butterflies this weekend.  I’ll say the challenges are becoming fewer which is awesome.  I felt tired today though, according to the timeline, I’m supposed to have boundless energy.. ?? what happened there?


Days 12-15: Boundless energy! Now give me a damn Twinkie.

Hurray! The slump is over! Your pants fit again! Your energy levels are better than normal – you’re downright Tigger the bouncing tiger! But something weird is happening. You’re dreaming. Not crazy nightmare or strange surrealist dreams, either. Incredibly normal and realistic dreams – about donuts. Or Twinkies. Or Snickers.* In your mind, sometimes you get caught and feel guilty. Sometimes you just brazenly eat the contraband. But then, the feelings start following you into the waking hours. Suddenly, you’re craving things you don’t even like. (For me, it’s Diet Coke and Twinkies, for Melissa Hartwig, it was fast-food cheeseburgers!) Your co-workers’ heads transform into giant Girl Scout Cookies as you gaze on in disbelief. Seriously, you’ve almost hit the halfway mark, and now this?!

All joking aside, though, this phase gets really intense and for some people. This is the part of the program where our minds try to drive us back to the comfort of the foods we used to know. Our food relationships are deeply rooted and strongly reinforced throughout the course of our lives and breaking through them is really big deal. Journaling can be especially enlightening and helpful during this phase, and helpful for reflection later. Take some time to jot down what you’re craving, how you’re feeling and what tools you’re using to work through the cravings.

*The cravings people get, and the dreams they often have, rival those of pregnancy. One person told me they craved pickles and Doritos (together) during this phase!

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Hoping for more energy tomorrow.

Challenge: not planning properly for lunch today.  Ended up ordering Sashimi Salad, but without dressing or any soy sauce, it didn’t taste so good.. but it got rid of the headache for the most part.  I didn’t drink enough water today, felt dehydrated, could have been another reason for the headache.

Triumph: not caving to the wonderful smells of pizza and cheetos at the party



Meal 1: Fried “rice” Cauliflower with 1 egg and coconut amino.. yummy  – 1 cup of coffee

Meal 2: Fruit, sashimi salad

Meal 2:  Sean prepared an amazing dinner, perfectly cooked steak, butternut squash (grilled) and skewered shrimp and green salad  He also made a whole30 compliant steak sauce.  Best dinner I’ve had in a while.


Exercise: none  (boohoo)