Day 9 – Sleepy Blood

You guys, I’ve been on the struggle bus today. I don’t know if it’s from giving blood yesterday or what the deal is. I struggled to get out of bed and I’ve been so tired throughout the day. Hopefully this will pass soon. I just keep reminding myself of how much energy I had on our last Whole30. #tigerbloodahead

Day 9:

What went well?

MG– I drank my half gallon of water! I also felt like I’ve got a better understanding of portions and what I need to not be hungry.

G– I had a lunch meeting and was able to tell everyone there about the Whole30, despite all their doubts, I was able to share and they were impressed by my dedication.

What could have gone better?

MG– Although I did drink my half gallon of water, I could’ve done better by drinking more earlier in the day. #sleeplessnightsgoingpotty

G– Eating at a normal time is a laughable concept to me at this point.

What will you do tomorrow?

MG– I am going to try to do better about drinking 8-12oz of water during an hour so that I don’t just try to get to my goal later in the day.

G– Continue with my daily routine.

Thingamajig of the Day:

Since water has been the topic of discussion for the past 9 days, I wanted to ask: What’s your favorite water bottle?
I love Contigo and have promoted them for years to people. They should hire me! I’ve always used their Addison AUTOSPOUT bottle. The straw seems to help me drink more water and I love the pretty colors! Sometimes Costco will have these on sale – ours has the kids version right now, which my niece and nephew love!! 
Addison AUTOSPOUT

Day 8, Normal Day on the Whole30

Today was a relatively normal day for us. We didn’t have anything to rush off to for once, but we did have an appointment with the Blood Connection. I came home after running some errands and then worked on my personal blog before we went to our appointment. We made to sure to bring emergency drinks and snacks, just in case while donating blood we were covered if our sugar got low. ┬áLuckily now issues and it was back home for some Carrot and Parsnip soup I had made the night before. While it’s good, we both agree its missing something. Suggestions welcome.

Day 8:

What went well?

MG-I drank a half gallon of water, finally. I ate my meals at a more consistent time.

G-I look forward to lunch and I am excited about all the new recipes we are trying.

What could have gone better?

MG-I realize I need to eat a bigger breakfast, that is where I get the most of my energy.

G-Eating at a regular time is still a big challenge, because I never know what the day may hold.

What will you do tomorrow?

MG-Eat more breakfast and continue with my water habits.

G-Try to plan for lunch better, if I can.

Thingamajig of the Day:

Tragedies have sadly become a common occurrence in our culture today. It seems like you cannot turn on the news or open social media without seeing the latest attack or shooting. Often times when tragedies such as these occur, many feel helpless and hopeless to combat such evil. After a tragedy that occurred about 6 months ago Mary Gwen and I decided that we want to make a positive change so we started donating blood with the Blood Connection. We understand that evil will always be a part of this world, but we cannot allow it to prevent us from spreading love and hope to others. We encourage you to find a way to give back as well.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”-Edmund Burke

Day 7-KATT- learn what that means here

If you’ve read about the Whole30, then you know what KATT stands for; if not, it means Kill All The Things. With the changes that you go through from having sugar to none – having carbs to none, your body is transitioning and you can be quite emotional and moody. Who would’ve thought that food has so much power?

Well, today was quite the roller coaster for me. I definitely felt some KATT throughout my day. Who’s gone to work and had someone ask you to do something, but within the time that they typed the email and sent it, they could’ve done exactly what they are asking you to do? Well, that happened today for me and it almost sent me over the edge. I did feel like overall, today was a good day of Whole30 even with having these KATT moments.

Day 7

What went well?

MG– I drank half a gallon of water! Even with all the emotional stress that I had today and the moments of wanting to kill a co-worker, I didn’t cave and eat any of a Moon Pie and peanut butter pie that someone had made.

G– I was able to talk to my fellow employees about why I am doing the Whole30 and the benefits. They were curious and surprisingly supportive. And my lunch was banging! (Leftovers of below baked potatoes and some crockpot chicken. Yum!)

Spinach Artichoke Twice Baked Potatoes


What could have gone better?

MG– My timing of eating. I ate lunch super late (I was hungry earlier and just ignored it), so then I wasn’t really hungry come dinner time.

G– I could’ve used my time more efficiently so I didn’t have to eat dinner in a hurry.

What you’ll do tomorrow?

MG– Continue to drink water and try to eat more on a schedule.

G– Restock emergency food and keep eating breakfast before I go to work.

Thingamajig of the Day:

Today we made a soup! For Christmas we were given an Cuisinart immersion blender and it was the perfect opportunity to break it out of the box. We will definitely be utilizing this kitchen tool way more often. I’ve heard they are fantastic for Bulletproof Coffee. Anyone have a good recipe for that??