Day 28, Whole30

November 9, 2015

I can’t believe 30 days have almost passed since Mike and I decided to do this little challenge. If you are a regular reader, then you know that I get bored and I like to mix things up a little bit and challenge myself. Sometimes it’s a food related challenge. Sometimes it’s an exercise related challenge. Usually when I do a challenge, I learn a little something about myself. Occasionally, a reader will tell me that they were inspired and decided to do a challenge of their own, and that makes me very happy.

While the Whole30 has gone great for Mike and I, I have had one issue from day 1, and only one. If you have no desire to hear about my digestive track, then you might just want to scroll down to see what I ate yesterday. I don’t blame you.

In the first few days of Whole30, I had significant changes in my bathroom routine, which I suppose I expected. I communicate better when I’m blunt, so here it is. I have always been “regular”, once a day, with no diarrhea or constipation issues. Since begging the Whole30, I have had diarrhea, or a loose stool, or a “leaky gut” (that’s what Whole30 calls it) every day, after most meals. Around day 15, I started to really wonder why that wasn’t going away. At day 20, I got on the Whole30 forum and started asking questions. I wasn’t really getting any clear answers, except advice to see my doctor because that wasn’t normal. This past Thursday, I went to my doctor. I explained Whole30, then answered a lot of questions. My doctor suggested that I was eating too many raw vegetables and that I should add a Probiotic to my daily routine.

I started on a probiotic 4 days ago, and still no change. A friend of mine suggested probiotics before I even went to the the doctor. She also suggested that I buy a quality Probiotic. I did not. Sometimes I don’t listen.

After doing a LOT of reading yesterday on various Paleo websites, and more reading in my book, It Starts With Food, I have a lot more to say on this subject, but it will have to wait until tomorrow’s blog post.

I’m sure you can hardly wait. You’re welcome.

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Breakfast – 9 PPV

Butternut Squash Chili (no beans, added chicken), topped with Avocado. Black Coffee. Weird breakfast, but it was cold outside and it just sounded yummy.




Lunch – 10 PPV

Click HERE for the recipe for this soup.

Mike loved this more than I did. Potato starch is the thickener, which is fine, but Coconut Milk makes it creamy, and Mike seems to like that taste more than I do. I’m glad he liked it! It’s his lunch for the next two days! I also had a few plantains These are store bought, but Whole30 compliant. I think we have a new chip!



Dinner – 12 PPV

Grilled Beef Burger topped with Smashed Avocado, Green Beans and Bacon, Roasted Carrots drizzled with Clarified Butter



Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = 9

Lunch = 10

Dinner = 12

Total = 31


Exercise = Walked 2.5 miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 7

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 7

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 70

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 35


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, and slacked lately)

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

I will not be tracking my food while doing the Whole30.

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


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