Day 1 of Whole30

October 13, 2015

Before I talk about day 1 of Whole30, let me just say that I love Weight Watchers. I love a challenge and I love an experiment and I am doing the Whole30 for several reasons, as listed in yesterday’s post. I will not be counting points during these 30 days, but I will still go to my Friday meetings, and I will always be a WW member.


Day 1 of Whole30 went really well. It was actually very easy. My husband said to me while eating dinner….”This is what we usually eat.” or something along those lines.  I said….”I know, I just don’t get to have my fancy coffees or my wine buzz!”

That being said, I was busy from the time my feet hit the floor yesterday morning until I climbed into bed last night, and we had nothing on the social calendar last night. I would imagine 30 days of being busy 24/7 and no social outings would make doing the Whole30 a lot easier. However, that’s not going to happen and I’m sure there are several challenging days ahead. I’m just going to enjoy the fact that day one went really well and we ate some really good food.

Since we are doing this together, I’m doing lots of planning for the both of us. When I go to bed each night, my plan is to know what we are eating for all three meals the following day. The hub’s has got it made! He has opened the fridge the last two mornings to find his breakfast halfway prepared and his lunch packed and ready to go!

While I had planned to spend much of Sunday doing some prep work to make cooking easier this week, I spent much more time reading the Whole30 book than I had planned. It’s a really good book!

I did spend most of last night in the kitchen. I cooked two spaghetti squash so I would have some for us to eat later in the week.

I made the mayo recipe in the Whole30 book and it turned out great!



I made clarified butter, following the recipe in the Whole30 book, to eat on roasted veggies and whatever else I get to eat it on…or in.



I made pork sausage patties using a recipe in the book too! I’ll show you those in my post for tomorrow when I show you my breakfast that I’m about to eat!

Here are yesterday’s eats….


Potatoes, Red Onions, 2 Eggs and chopped Avocado….One of my favorite breakfast!




Banana and Raw Cashew’s while driving home from Trader Joe’s.

I need to do a little more reading. You’re not really supposed to snack, but small meals are fine, so I combined nuts and fruit and will assume for today that this fits into the plan. I did actually eat because I was hungry, so that’s a good thing.

I’ll need to be careful with the nuts. They can be a trigger food for me and that’s one thing I’m hoping to learn how to handle better during this 30 days.




Tuna Salad made with Hard Boiled Eggs, Mustard, S & P in lettuce leaves, carrot sticks and raspberries.




Turkey Spaghetti served with Zoodles and Spaghetti Squash. (My zucchini was actually too wide to fit into my veggietti, so I used my vegetable peeler and just made slices.) I sautéed those with garlic in light Olive Oil for just a couple of minutes. Dinner was delicious.



This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um..this is a work in progress)

I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (I’ve done “two a day’s” to make up)

I will track every single day of the entire year. (I’ve only NOT tracked a few weekends this year.)

I will not track during the Whole30 challenge.

I will run in a minimum of six 5K’s. Four down, two to go!


“love the life you live, live the life you love”


4 responses to Day 1 of Whole30

  1. October 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Yikes. Okay, good to know. I eat a lot of oatmeal and love my flavored stevia drops in my coffee, so we’ll see how it goes.

    Thank you!

  2. It literally felt like a hangover the first week, Casey felt the same. I had a headache & was super tired, hopefully you wont experience this and if you do, it gets better! Prior to the first Whole 30 I ate a lot of peanut butter, my coffee was always sweetened, I ate a lot of oatmeal/breakfasts that were more on the sweeter end of the spectrum & lots of yogurt. I think just stripping all of these sweet treats out of my diet made me feel that way.

  3. October 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you Alli!

    I’m super curious about the “hangover” part. Like you, I think that I eat healthy and I’m not really expecting to feel bad, but only better, so I’m super curious!!

    Hope you’re feeling great and I love the latest baby bump picture on Facebook!

    I’ll check out your recommended site for some recipes!

    Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you read my little blog.


  4. Hey Julie!

    First of all, I love your blog :)..It’s part of my “daily blog rotation” reads!

    I’m glad your trying out the Whole 30! Casey and I have done the Whole 30 three different times & a Whole 18 (too many social events those last 12 days the last time) once. The first time we did it was very, very challenging, but also really fun (you will turn into quite the chef). The first week is definitely toughest as your body is adjusting to everything, which really surprised me because I considered myself a relatively healthy eater prior to trying it out..I guess you just dont realize all of the hidden sugar in foods that you’ve eliminated..I literally felt like I had a hangover every day the first week haha, BUT it does get better & easier! Also, for when your craving alcohol, I bought myself “La Croix” a bunch of limes & lemons & made a fancy little “mocktail” in a fancy little glass, almost the same, allllllmost. My one tip is always overpack in the snack department, because when your hungry, there usually arent any Whole 30 friendly options nearby. I swear by the Whole 30 and is always my “go to” when I need a major push back in the right direction. I’ve already decided that one will definitely be in order a few months after I am done being preggo ;). Enjoy & check out for awesome recipes!