Food Boredom

Salmon, veggies, and a nectarine for dessert. All of 400 calories, filling, and loaded with nothing but goodness.

Day 26 of The Whole 30.  The book said this would happen.  You feel kind of blah with not a lot of interest in food… and with me, I’m really fed up with cooking as I’m not one of those happy chefs.  The book goes so far as to say that you may lose your appetite, which basically I have. I have no taste for anything.  Oh, I eat plenty as I have to keep my energy up, but I’m not all that excited about it.  Guess I’ve discovered what it means to eat to live as opposed to live to eat.  It gets terribly boring… but onward I go.  Four more days.

Janet playing around on her visit last year. She wears a hat well.

My mother-in-law from the UK has hopped the pond for her yearly visit.  We went to lunch at The Macaroni Grill this past Saturday (day 25 of my diet).  It was the first time I had eaten out since starting this program.  I ordered a Chicken Caesar salad, minus the cheese, minus the croutons, and minus the dressing, with a couple of slices of lemon that I could squeeze over the top (so basically it was romaine lettuce and chicken, flavored with lemon).  Gotta get creative, people.   Boring, yes, but I ate out and remained true to my diet.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca as seen from Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles. I took this picture after one helluva hike.

One week from now is the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half.  All of us will be heading off to the lovely town of Port Angeles to give this sweet little race a go (two of us will be racing, two of us will not, 😀 ).  Even though Thursday marks the end of The Whole 30 for me, I have no choice but to continue the program until after the race so I don’t sabotage all the good I’ve done. Although, I do have to say, my pre-race breakfast will consist of the same thing I usually eat pre-race which is a package of Belvita biscuits.  We’ll see how that goes.

Thursday night I will post the stats for my diet, plus the pros and cons from the last 30 days. You might be amazed by a couple of the numbers.

Meep, my card-playing buddy. Just because.

Until then, have a Happy Memorial Day and a great week!

28 thoughts on “Food Boredom

  1. mawil1

    400 calories isn’t much. I’m guessing that you will have lost weight….. interesting about the loss appetite. That happened to me when I did the low sugar/ low carb thing. I found it freeing not to care about cake!!!!
    I will be very interested to see how it works out for the race!
    Good luck!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Actually, one great thing about this diet is that I don’t have to measure or count anything. The only thing I do is eat unprocessed food, as much as I want or need. I just happened to add up the calories for that plate and then I compared it with McDonald’s. It was kind of interesting and a bit of an eye opener. But yeah… the appetite loss… a cool side effect.
      Thanks for the well wishes! ☺

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      1. mawil1

        Not measuring or counting is a bonus! Having done both, the unprocessed food vs calorie counting, the unprocessed food worked much better. Despite fluctuations I managed to lose 10lb (which I needed to) and keep it off for a couple of years now. Sometimes the rubbish creeps back in (? It’s convenient) a couple of pounds sneak back on and I have to get strict again. But it seems to work!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hahahaha, you are so right! I’m going to want to eat all the food!! But actually, I’ll be committing myself to this way of eating every other month during my marathon training. It would be amazing and helpful to drop 30 pounds before the big race! 😀

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      1. benjaminpeach

        Alright! That is a big goal. I think I dropped about that much but over the total course of my running. Now (this sounds ridiculous) I struggle to keep weight on. I keep dipping below 130 pounds but yesterday I had pizza and ice-cream so it’s all good!!

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  2. spearfruit

    Keeping to the change in eating habits can be difficult. Years ago, when I was in much better shape and healthy, I would eat 6-7 meals a day and eat the same thing every day. People thought I was crazy, but I was just using the food as fuel for my body. I did this for about 10 years and I looked good and felt great. I look forward to learning about your stats. Have a great day Paula. 🙂

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  3. lynne hoareau

    I think you are an absolute star at sticking to this Whole 30 way of eating. Yes, food boredom I get that totally. Heck the other week my hubby was away on business so I decided to be lazy, made a massive pot of soup and lived on that for lunch and supper… My breakfast’s varied, so that was fine, but put it this way, I do not want to see or smell that soup again! and guess what, when hubby came home, said oh, what would you like for dinner…He said my soup !!!! I think my eyes nearly popped out of my head, and just said, sorry, that is not happening !!!!!! There is my ramble.
    Looking forward to seeing your states and all the best for the race 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I say if you’re ever in need to purge your body of sugar, definitely try it. I’m not going to lie though… I’m dying to try one of those Smores Frappucinos from Starbucks after the race this weekend. I know we (you and me) don’t do coffee, but we definitely do chocolate! 😄 (dont worry, I wont go crazy and ruin all the hard work I’ve just done 😁 )

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      1. Darlene

        Not to tempt you but those frappes are awesome. I’ve had several. You can go decaf if you don’t want any caffeine and you can skip the whipped cream on top and add almond milk. Less calories but still tasty.

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  4. Dippy-Dotty Girl

    Hope your Memorial Day was relaxing. You need a fair bit of that before you set out for the race. It must be exciting to participate in it and equally tough to stick to a healthy fare, but it is inspiring 🙂 So yay to the salads and the soups and all things laden with protein x

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  5. wanderwolf

    Awesome work with the going out. A salad with plain chicken and lemon while everyone around you is enjoying something else? I hope at least it cost a bit less. 🙂
    I can’t wait to see the numbers!
    And appetite loss makes sense, given that you’re not eating all the addictive substances found in processed foods. 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh, I never thought of it like that. Processed food does have addictive substances, of course! Now it makes total sense. I thought it was just boredom, lol! Thanks Dorothea! And no, the salad was not cheaper, but it’s all good. I was just happy to be able to go out and find something I could actually eat as that proved to be challenging, especially in a pasta house! I’m very curious as to how you’re doing on it? Are you ready to kill everyone yet? 😁

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