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Non-Weigh In Wednesday 17 and My First 10 days


It’s ten days since I started my Whole 100! I’m stuck in that place where I feel like that hasn’t been very long at all, while also feeling like I have found my rhythm with it and like I have been eating this way for ages. As I am not weighing in, I thought I’d share some more non-scale victories (which are decidedly less sarcastic than last week).

Stronger nails

As I mentioned in my pre-Whole 100 post, my nails have been brittle, flaky and weak for what feels like absolutely ages. They were slow to grow and when they did, they wouldn’t last. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like super long nails, as I struggle to type, but I do like a little tip so that nail polish (on the rare occasion that I wear it) looks nice. Hurrah for stronger nails!

Yogi Tea - Bedtime

Getting up

I don’t know whether this is a Whole 100 thing or just a lighter mornings thing, but I am finding it much less difficult to get up in the morning. So much so that I have shrugged off my night owl preference and got in early to work both yesterday and today without having too much issues with flagging during the day. I’ve had a lot of work this week with one person down in the team, so I have been getting in to work for 7am. I have actually impressed myself. I don’t even think I represented a zombie when I’ve arrived – no one has recoiled, so I can only take that as a good thing! Importantly though, I have also managed to have a normal day until about 10:30pm. I don’t think it is something that I would want to get into the habit of long term, but it does feel good to be able to get up without having to feel like I am dragging an anchor behind me.

Whole 100 breakfast

Enjoying food and feeling hungry

Prior to starting this Whole 100, I cannot tell you the last time that I felt my tummy rumble. I am trying to remember where I found an article which I’ve read recently which was basically saying that we are designed to feel hunger and we shouldn’t avoid feeling like that. I’ve actually felt hungry! Who’d have thunk! I’ve also been really enjoying the meals that I made and froze. I don’t think there is anything that I have really felt “blurgh” about at all, which is great!

Well Fed Deli Tuna

Feeling fuller on smaller portions

This bit really is that simple – I feel that I am eating much less than I was and that I am taking longer to eat my food which is good. Obviously trying to race through crudités gives you immense jaw ache, so I have been taking my time.

Day 8 Lunch

Whole 100 generally

I have actually really enjoyed this all so far. I haven’t had my temper tantrums (yet) though I suspect they’ll arrive at some point. My concentration is a little better and I feel perkier. I don’t know if I feel thinner, but I am feeling much better in myself. I’m less windy, my stomach ache has gone and I haven’t had any since I started my Whole 100. I am not really craving much at the moment, but is phantom smells a thing? I swear I can smell things like freshly cooked doughnuts (mmm….) and other random smells in unsuspecting places. I have a feeling that I have this in my January Whole 30, but I don’t appear to have written it down in the blog.

Thinking back on my decision to go for a Whole 100 over another Whole 30, I feel like I have made the right decision. The fact that I am feeling pretty good, when ordinarily my temper has frayed and I have been a nightmare to live with for the first two weeks in a Whole 30 indicates to me that I still have stuff working its way out of my system (certainly if my skin is anything to go by, that is definitely the case).

The only thing that really hasn’t improved yet is a dandruffy scalp which makes me thing that it is more to do with my stress levels than my diet. It’s frustrating (not to mention sore) but I know it’ll go away over the next few weeks.

Anyway, that’s me for this week – I feel much more positive. All round chirpy!


Author: Steph

Blogger learning to live a healthier life, losing weight and starting to run.

9 thoughts on “Non-Weigh In Wednesday 17 and My First 10 days

  1. WOOHOO. All round chirpy is a great place to be after 10 days. And the lure of stronger (or even just some) nails will see me googling the Whole 30/100. Which I meant to do before, but got distracted. Here’s hoping the next 7 and even 10 days go just as swiftly and swimmingly. 😀

  2. Ahh so pleased it’s going well for you 🙂 Your breakfast also looks really tasty by the way. Yum. Though I’m not a fan of crudités and odd bits for lunch, I like to have a ‘full’ meal as otherwise my brain struggles to realise it’s had a proper lunch and I keep eating. It’s like Tapas and buffets, I don’t know when to stop!
    Speaking of doughnut smells… There’s a Sainsbury’s right next to my gym and whenever I leave the gym in the morning all i can smell is freshly baked bread and doughnuts. It’s UNBEARABLE.

    • Thanks Anna! Breakfasts have to be quick and easy for me in the week as I am just too lazy to get up early. Ah that is cruel having the smell of freshly cooked doughnuts wafting by the gym! My old gym used to be at the end of our chippy, KFC and Dominos, and as an evening gymmer, that was tough! I know what you mean about buffets and tapas, which is probably why I don’t have them much either! 🙂

  3. Glad it’s all going so well for you 🙂

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