Thursday, January 03, 2013

Whole30 Diary Entry: Day 3 - SO IRRITABLE!!!

General Attitude/Mood:

I guess that I posted a bit too early last night - my poor hubby! I got SO grumpy and irritable after dinner last night, it's not even funny. I ended up getting about 7.5 hours of sleep last night, but woke up again this morning feeling like I had only taken a brief nap. I had a headache all of last night, and this morning, and have had no energy all day today - BUT I soldiered through!

I snacked a bit more today (trying to eat my way to more energy?). For dinner, I made a butternut squash hash that was TO DIE FOR with ground beef, kale, and swiss chard. Thank goodness for starchy vegetables is all I've got to say . . . . I felt SO much less irritable and more "sane" almost immediately after eating dinner :)

A bit hungry all day long today (hence the extra snacking), but plenty of variety in my meals, and didn't feel "bored" with any of them. I felt so ridiculously much better after eating butternut squash with dinner tonight, I think I may try to work a few more startchy veggies into my earlier meals tomorrow, and stick to the leafy greens with dinner.

Cravings and/or "Issues":
I craved sugar ALL DAY LONG today!! OMG - it was so horrible. After lunch, I got THIS close to hoovering a Lara Bar just to shut up the voices in my head demanding sugar . . . but I drank a cup of water, took a few deep breaths, and filed it away as "craving" rather than "hunger".

I REALLY didn't feel like working out today, but I dragged my butt to the Natatorium tonight after work, and got a swim workout in. Although I didn't have much energy, and it was far from my best swim workout ever, I did feel MUCH better after I finished :)

I also did my hamstring bridges and foam rolling this evening after dinner.

Injury Update:
I finally got my butt into the Dr's office, and got a referral for an MRI and PT for my knee. I just can't wait to find out for sure whether I've got anything "major" wrong w/ my knee, or if this is just a stubborn case of tendinitis that needs more rest!

KILL ALL OF THE THINGS . . . . Need I say more? Hopefully I wake up in a better mood tomorrow!

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