May 15, 2015

Whole30.... The Halfway Mark

So, I have reached the hump, so to speak.  I will start the downside of this beast tomorrow.  It has been great so far.  I have followed along with the timeline pretty much but my energy level is still waning.  I am hoping this next week will prove to change that.  I am staying strong with my eating but I am still not diving into an exercise plan yet.  Maybe I can add some walking three days next week or some light weights or Pilates.  I am finding that water plays a huge role in my energy level, too.  My afternoons are better when I have been hydrating early and often each day.  I am trying to tank a 32 ounce water before I start with coffee in the mornings and my coffee intake is down to 1-2 cups a day now instead of 4-5.  If I crave a hot beverage in the evenings I will have a chamomile or mint tea to wind down with.  

Here is a glimpse of a few more things I have eaten this week.  

I am getting a little more creative with it and making things with shrimp some this week and adding some squash noodles for lunches instead of the typical pasta I used to eat.  My clothes are fitting looser and I feel better overall but still have the aches and arthritis in the mornings and evenings after being sedentary for a bit.  I am moving enough throughout the day that I am not so stiff during daylight hours.  Another crazy thing is that my nails are growing like CRAZY!!!  I have always had stubby short nails with the thyroid issue but they are getting stronger and growing faster than ever.  My hair seems to be growing faster, too.  Em and I are going to get haircuts tomorrow.  

So, Day 15 comes to a close with a yummy meal I have not photographed yet...

Grilled Chicken/Pineapple Kabobs with Asparagus

and the family will add rice to their meal.

Hopefully, I can do some photo organizing to share a catered event I did yesterday for my MIL's piano recital.  It was just cookies and punch but everything was lovely!

Tomorrow is our last Korean Language Class for the summer and I am putting a plan together for me to continue studying through the summer on my own.

I am also working on a Summer Reading Post...

Stay tuned!

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