For having “dieted” as long as I have, I am always surprised when I finish a program. Whole30 isn’t really a program, but you know what I mean. Whole30 has been an interesting experiment for me. I went through the typical, I HATE THIS phase, and now I am kind of content.
Am I going to keep going, sure, but with some changes.
I am really looking forward to tomorrow, PIZZA! Oh, and I get to see if I dropped any weight. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised it I was up from the start. My body hates me.
Wednesday: Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, blueberries and cucumbers Lunch: Leftover taco salad Dinner: Curried chicken with zoddles and carrot noodles Snack: Apple and sunbutter
Thursday: Breakfast: GGS and a hard boiled egg Lunch: Leftover taco salad Snack: Banana Dinner: Sloppy joes over sweet potato fries and cucumbers and ranch
Coming soon a post on my over whole30 feelings and what is next.
Two full days left! 6 meals! I am looking forward to kicking the no SWYPO rule out the window.
No, I won’t go “carb” crazy, but being able to have the option to have a “real” sandwich is freeing.
Started my SIBO antibiotics today. Hopefully, this is the cure! Or at least helps, significantly.
Food Log: Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, cucumbers, and blueberries
Lunch: leftover meatloaf, carrots, and cucumbers Dinner: a giant taco salad, lettuce, taco meat, guacamole, “sour cream” olives, and cucumbers
ALSO! Today, I went on my first run (ok, walk/run) in over 2 months! At my last race, I sustain a bad muscle strain and have been in physical therapy since. It wasn’t pain free, but using the tools I learned in PT, I was able to stretch and relief my discomfort.
Whole30 is coming to a close (THREE MORE DAYS), and while I know improvements have been made, die Sugar Dragon! My gut hasn’t been better, and my motivation to continue this lifestyle is mostly gone. Really, why would I continue to avoid “normal” foods to only make EVERYTHING from scratch and still be having issues. I would much rather eat without having to ask thousands questions.
Read my about section, here, now so you know more details about what has and is going on.
Did, you read it?
Alright then, here’s where we are now:
At my appointment on Friday, we went over my stool test results, which came back “normal” and after discussing my lower intestine, the doctor decided that maybe the small intestine is the culprit. Stool test only looked at my lower intestines. SIBO, small intestine bacteria overgrowth.
The test for SIBO is a breath test, that is only 80% accurate, and costs $200. We didn’t feel that for that much and the test not being accurate it would be worth it to us to spend the $200. Especially, since the doctor would want to treat anyway.
There are a few different treatment options, she presented me with two, ingesting peppermint essential oil or taking a high dose antibiotics.
Having researched for some time, but not in enough detail, I do not feel confident, that ingesting oil, any essential oil, is safe.
So that left the antibiotics. Which she told me, might not be covered by insurance and was $700.
So we prayed that insurance would cover it, and I made plans to call the pharmacy Monday afternoon.
My pharmacy called me, and said the script was in and that my insurance did cover it!
When I picked it up, I was told, it is actually $1400!!!
I am so grateful, that Mr. Wonderful has a great job with amazing insurance. I also really hope that this is answer. And maybe just maybe, paleo will be a lifestyle choice, not necessity.
Food Log: Breakfast: I woke up wanting a Sausage Egg McMuffin ( I haven’t eaten McDonald’s since before I was pregnant), so with some inspiration from the Whole30 recipe instagram feed I made myself one.
Made hashbrowns in the waffle iron, so they would be crispy, added some homemade sausage to a egg, and wham bam, YUM!
Lunch: Mr. Wonderful asked for some crispy hash browns, so I made some more and add some sausage to it for me.
Dinner: Roasted Vegetables (recipe coming soon) and chicken sausage.
Mr. Wonderful jokes that I should just get a colon transplant.
Well after some sleep, I am off to research SIBO.
Food Log: Breakfast: GGS, sausage and eggs Lunch: Enchilada salad-lettuce, green beans, enchilada sauce, ground beef, “sour cream”, and guac
Dinner: was a disaster! We were going to grill burgers at the park, but we didn’t bring enough charcoal and they were cooked, but undercooked to my liking, and I couldn’t eat it. Luckily, I brought carrots and apple slices and some sunbutter.
Trying to be strong. But I really just want to give in, or as the Whole30 Timeline says, “I am SO over this.”
Next Friday, we are having homemade pizza. And this SWYPO rule is OUT THE FLIPING WINDOW! I can give up sugars and added sugars. But I just want to eat a hamburger with a bun, a real sandwich, and have a bowl of cereal with my 2 year old.
Food log: Breakfast: homemade sausage, 2 eggs and a GGS (I needed something to spice up my eggs) Lunch: an over stuffed enchilada stuffed sweet potato with cucumbers Dinner: zoodles, pasta sauce and meatballs