Paleo challenge: day 2

From Jan 1 – 31 I’m doing a strict paleo (Whole30) challenge with my CrossFit box. I decided to journal the month in food on here (in addition to normal posting) after getting a huge positive response on my Facebook page. I’m also going to detail the amount of sleep I got, the workout for the day and any other relevant notes. I’ll only detail drinks when it’s something other than water or tea, but note that I typically drink 80-100 ounces of water a day. I’ll link to recipes (either mine or other people’s) when applicable, but I don’t usually cook from recipes for myself so if you leave a comment asking for the recipe for something, there is none unless otherwise noted.

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Notes for the day:

Finally went to the doctor for my wrist which hasn’t gotten any better in 2 weeks with ample rest. Verdict? A mild case of De Quervain tendonitis. Which is exactly what I thought it was when I researched it after the injury. Too bad google doesn’t give cortisone shots and wrist braces otherwise I’d have saved myself about $200 and already been healed instead of waiting 3 weeks to see an orthopedic hand surgeon. This will be a long 2 weeks and to say I’m pissed that I’m missing half the month at CrossFit during the paleo challenge is an understatement. Fingers crossed the doc’s promises of being fully healed in 14 days are legit because that’s about all the patience I have left for this dumb injury.

Sleep:

9 hours

Workout:

Unplanned rest day

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Breakfast:

egg, chicken sausage, spinach scramble

strawberries

1/2 banana with almond butter

coffee with coconut cream

 spinach scramble

Lunch:

mixed greens & kale salad with grilled shrimp, roasted parsnips, roasted kabocha squash, pepitas, walnuts & dijon mustard dressing

an apple with almond butter

 kale salad with grilled shrimp

Dinner:

NY strip steak

roasted broccoli

sautéed mushrooms with shallots

sautéed mushrooms with shallots

Snacks:

none

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    I’m so sorry to hear about your injury. Oh man, that sucks so badly. But hey, you ate really yummy food today! That’s awesome. I really love that you’re documenting your challenge, even if it means taking it easy for the first bit of it. Hope you heal up quickly :)

  2. 5

    says

    Hi Gina, I’m sorry that you have a repetitive strain injury– do you think it’s from your computer use? I wish I didn’t know anything about such injuries but I do. A good occupational therapist and massage therapist are great resources—- contact me if you want to hear more.

    • 6

      Running to the Kitchen says

      I actually don’t think it is. It’s an injury from lifting a barbell from the floor at CrossFit so hopefully it’s just a random acute thing and won’t recur. :)

  3. 7

    says

    I hope your wrist heals even faster than anticipated, such a pain in the ass, but your doing amazingly well on the food front, all sounds great….more time to come up with interesting Paleo recipes while you have to rest and an excuse to have someone else wash the dishes!!!

  4. 10

    Holly says

    Question – how did you cook your steak? I’m good with the grill but need to be better at cooking meats inside. Would love to know how you did it, it looks really good!

    • 11

      Running to the Kitchen says

      I have a cast iron grill pan that I heat over med-high heat on the stove top, greased with olive oil. I just seasoned the steak with s&p and grilled it on each side for about 3-4 minutes for med-rare.

    • 13

      Running to the Kitchen says

      you could probably say that to some extent but dairy and legumes are also cut out so it’s a bit more specific. If you google paleo, you’ll find plenty of info on it explaining in much more detail though.

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