As I have mentioned previously, I started a Paleo Whole30 on 30 January and I finished!!!! Well, I finished a week ago, but I haven’t got around to gloating about it yet!
It went really well, I feel awesome, I didn’t cheat and from my list of “symptoms’ in that first post back here, I have got rid of all of them – except for being overweight – but that is going in the right direction too!!! The thing I’m most impressed with is the cat allergy – I was so worried I was going to have to get rid of the kittens, but after 3 weeks, I was fine! I had a few carb withdrawal headaches at the beginning, but otherwise, I have felt great.
And you know what? It was easy, the food we have been eating has been amazing, and I feel amazing. I haven’t found it restricting, though I did want to use butter for cooking as its my usual go too, but ghee or lard work just as well.
I also have a confession to make…….I was obviously a bit high on the power of it all as I thought it would be a great idea to have a sandwich on Saturday for lunch (Why???? WHY????) – not even an amazing sandwich, just a sandwich of store bought multigrain bread with cheese….. Was it worth it – well…….NO!!!!! I developed a migraine 6 hours later. Coincidence??? Im not willing to test that one again! I have previously had about 2 migraines a year, I get a classic migraine with an aura – I get a visual disturbance with a bright flashing light, then my arm and face go numb, my speech goes, then the pounding headache and vomitting for 6 + hours start, all nicely followed by a migraine hangover, or fugue like state that usually lasts 24 hours and leaves me in a state not fit to drive or operate small children. It may have been hormonal, it might have been weird timing? Im going to go with it being the grains and am never hopping back on that train again! That was enough to give me a good reminder of how great I have been feeling these last few weeks.
Now that I am comfortable with the food part of this thing, I think the two areas I need to focus on are exercise and sleep. Im not being consistent enough with my exercise, I have OT and am doing a few classes, but they are a bit hit and miss. I am telling you, dear internets, that I will start to be more consistent, then Im accountable right? – and that I will be making sure the dog gets walked every day, or most days, or at least 3 days a week. Surely not hard hey???? (Its the 40+ degrees and 98% humidity that keeps me inside in front of the aircon!!)
The latest research is also recommending 8 hours sleep – gah!!! I am a “go to bed at around 12 girl and then I have to read for another hour” and then my alarm is set for 5:06, then 5:31, then 6:06, then I get up at 6:31am. This is something I really need to work on. With study and other things, I find it hard to be in bed before midnight. BUT my plan is to start going to bed at 10, then I can read or watch something on the iPad until lights out at 11. I will then set my alarm for 6:31 only and thats 7.5 hours – not perfect, but a start.
Like everything I do – not perfect, but very well intentioned
How has your week been? Seen any bright flashing lights lately? Linking up with Jess for IBOT – Ive got 10 minutes before my self imposed curfew – maybe that will have to start tomorrow…..