WHOLE 30 DAY 8 | 8 DAYS TILL TIGER BLOOD

Here we are, just saying that reminds me of some 80’s song… as I start to hum it in my head… and since I don’t even know what the song is, I am compelled to google it.  I lost interest.  If you can figure out the song feel free to let me know, it can be like a little game.

Tell you what, you figure it out and you will win something!  Something greater than my love and adoration.  Not that you need it!  OK, day 8:

 

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Here is what the official site has to say about day 8:

Day 8-9: For the love of Gosling, my pants are TIGHTER.

You’ve made it through the Hangover, and managed not to kill ALL the things, and you’re starting to feel like things are back on level ground again.  Then, you put on your pants. They’re just pants, completely normal pants. In fact, they’re the pants you wore just three days ago. (You were too tired to wash them. It’s okay, we understand.) And three days ago, they fit.  But this morning you had to take a big deep breath to get that button where it ought to be.  What gives?!

The same processes that ran over you like a truck a few days ago are still working their magic in your body.  Your body composition is not actually changing for the worse, we assure you. The enzymes that digest your food and the millions of bacteria that live in your gut are adjusting to your new intake of meat and vegetables, and the lack of easy-access sugars.  This is something they do naturally, and these adjustments have contributed to humanity’s ability to flourish throughout our history.  However, these adjustments can be a bit… uncomfortable. Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or all three may appear as your gut starts to heal, rebalance, and process this new food effectively. The good news is that most people find this phase passes relatively quickly, and their pants are easy to button again within a week or so.

End of what the official site has to say.

Here is the good news, my pants are already loose, I lost about 20 pounds last year and haven’t replaced anything, therefore, ergo, I have some room for bloat?  Always check out the positive side of things.  All in all, we kept it pretty simple again here at the Handley household.  I stuck with a pancake made from sweet potato, ginger, banana, egg & flax meal.  Went for a swim, had another pancake for lunch… had some more brussel sprouts with grapes & coconut oil for lunch and the Tbone Steaks were on sale from Harris Teeter, so we had those for dinner with a simple side of broccoli and carrots, Meg had herself a baked tater.  She isn’t trying to lose any weight during this whole activity, however, she lost 6 pounds in one week… holy smokes!  She does some macro counting through another program as well and the two coupled up with her daily exercise is really crushing it.

As for some of the side effects mentioned up above, to be honest, I don’t feel bloated, I haven’t run in with my bowels being too much different than before… however, if I listen real hard, there is a battle happening in my belly now, and all the bad things could happen within the next hour.  That’s probably what I get for eating like 6 dehydrated peach halves.

There is something I haven’t mentioned to you, the snacking… most of it has been of the date bar variety, sometimes a hand full of raisins as I do a driveby some nuts of any variety tend to do just as well from time to time.  I do make a weak attempt to make sure that I also enjoy some fresh fruit from time to time, typically more filling as well.

Tomorrow, day 9 will prove to be fairly interesting.  I will be traveling through the the airport from Raleigh to Denver & I will be surrounded by a huge portion of easily accessed crappy food.  While it won’t be difficult to refrain from, I will give it some side eye.  I will hit the grocery store as soon as I land and stock up on some Whole 30 approved foods.  Until next time… hope you are keeping up with your New Years Challenges as well!

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