January 14, 2014

Whole 30: Day 9

Today's eats were all recipe repeats, so no new pictures. Egg muffins with steak bits and broccoli for breakfast, chicken fajita mix for lunch, and spaghetti squash with leftover veggie tomato sauce for dinner. today I finally felt hungry - I had my lunch, taught my afternoon class, then felt hungry after work too. A Larabar on the way home, then I headed over to the gym.

There was a giant bag of trail mix in the office kitchen today. The hardly-even-passable-as-healthy kind. The M&Ms and peanuts kind. And it was such a good feeling to not be tempted at all, not even a little. Today I was hungry, but it felt different. It wasn't an urge to binge. It wasn't a craving. It was just a genuine need to fuel.

I hit the gym hard today, still on the stationery bike for now, but I increased the resistance and rode for 60 minutes. I finally thought to bring some music, and that made the time pass quickly.

Matt and I both cheated and peeked at the scale. We're still very weak in that regard. Still untrusting of the process. The good news is, we've both lost a significant amount of weight for being a week into it, so we're feeling extra motivated. Waking up and not feeling so tired, plus the clearer skin, are also keeping us focused.

3 comments:

amscpa said...

Can you elaborate on what a significant amount of weight is? Really curious to hear what kind of results you're getting 9 days in!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

So mazed by your resolve and determination!

Running Meg said...

Good for you for resisting temptation...actually for not even being tempted. That is impressive!