Week 2 on The Whole 30, Or, Why Am I Crying?

paleo recipes

Pulled out this paleo fave again, delicious, but still sad

Okay, not so much crying. But it has been a weird adjustment to this grain-free, legume-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, booze-free diet. I’ve found myself doing lots of “big picture” thinking and feeling very emotional. I feel like this must be a bad time to make any life altering decisions because right now I just keep thinking about quitting my job and starting an urban farm. Which is SO NOT ME. I’ve also started an internal war against cereal. I say internal, because so far it’s just me saying in my head, “Cereal. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” And then letting my kids eat Cheerios.

What I’m trying to say, is I think I’m getting a little punchy on The Whole 30. That, and super duper tired. In fact, I got home from work early on Friday, ran some errands, and promptly passed out around 4 p.m. That shit can’t continue. Of course maybe if I was an urban farmer I’d have time for that afternoon nap . . .

Anyhoo! I decided it was time to buy the book that goes along with this challenge, It Starts With Food. Two reasons. One, I needed some inspiration and I thought if I immersed myself in the philosophy behind this, it could be helpful in keeping me focused and on track. Two, I thought maybe I could find some wiggle room in the restrictions. Like, for example, “If you are part Native American, the sugar-free portion does not apply to you given your genetic makeup.” Oddly, that wiggle room has not yet appeared. Still looking, though.

In the meantime, I’ve created my week two meal plan and I’ll have some super delicious recipes and resources up in your business later this week. Also, camping, so not easy.

How are you guys doing on The Whole 30? I can’t believe how many of you say you’re doing it!!! You’re warriors. Tired, hungry, warriors.

6 thoughts on “Week 2 on The Whole 30, Or, Why Am I Crying?

  1. I finished up the Whole 30 on 8/30. I’m rooting for you as you press on! I had tried two previous times to make it and never progressed past the end of the second week. This time, though, I was serious & decided I was going for it! Good luck!

  2. Good for you for sticking with it! My Wellness Coach daughter tells me you may be going through the de-tox part of what a diet like that does for you. As your system flushes all the bad stuff away, you’ll get a little emotional. Hang in there, and soon you’ll feel like superwoman.

  3. I am gluten-free and did my first Whole 30 this past January. It was hard, but you will feel amazing afterward. Just wait until the tiger blood starts kicking in! I am planning to do a 2nd whole 30 beginning on the 7th. Where can I find your recipe for the paleo spaghetti and meatballs pictured above?

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