Whole30 after transplantation – Week 2

This week was weird. It started well as I was finally able to go to work after the illness last week but on Wednesday I was feeling very bad again. Both mentally and physically. I felt cold, depressed, had a headache and also my stomach was somehow not well. Later that day I found out that I got my period so at least I knew where the problems were coming from, however, it didn’t make me feel any better. So I went home earlier and was resting.

On Friday I felt better but I had terrible nightmares so for a change I slept very bad. One of my dreams was about eating a piece of chocolate. Yeah, you read it correctly – nightmare about chocolate! I know it may sound funny but I woke up really stressed and confused. It took me a while to come back to reality but then it was a huge relief to find out that I actually didn’t eat it 😀 After this I fell asleep again and woke up after another bad dream – this time it was about going to doctor where all my kidney and diabetes test results were very bad. I woke up with shock and wasn’t able to sleep again.

On Saturday, I found out that I had some new herpes on my lips and also started to feel unwell. I wasn’t sure if it was from the stress from the bad dreams or if I was getting ill again. On Sunday I got a headache, higher (and then very low) temperature and felt very weak. I have never measured myself temperature of 34,5 degrees which I did have today. Yes, 34,5…I measured it twice and was looking for any signs of zombie transformation. So, here I come, ill again.

My feelings from this week are very contradictory. Following the Whole30 regime and food restrictions are not hard for me, make me feel very good and have many good effects on me. Mostly I am full of energy, need to sleep less, have a good mood, I am also way less nervous and grumpy and last but not least I feel that some clothes fit me better.

On the other hand, I am almost constantly feeling cold and I also think that this regime stresses me without me even realizing it. So I am thinking about if the cold together with the stress negatively affect my immunity and that is the reason why my illness keeps coming back? I haven’t been ill for a long time and I even don’t remember when it was the last time when some illness returned in less than a week. I am really curious about what the third week will bring.

Here is my meals’ diary for the second week:

Day 8

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms (it was supposed to be omelet but it kind of failed to keep the desired shape :D), cherry tomatoes, raspberries

Lunch: Baked pork chop with bone with Ghee and mushrooms, vegetable salad (fresh spinach, lettuce salad, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olive oil

Dinner: Soup made with duck meat and vegetables (carrot, cauliflower, celery, green beans – most of the vegetables mixed)

Day 9

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of Schwarzwald ham, cucumber, carrot, cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, 1/4 pear

Lunch: Baked pork chop with bone with Ghee and mushrooms, vegetable salad (fresh spinach, lettuce salad, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olive oil

Dinner: Garlic onion soup made with Ghee, 1 carrot, 1 potato, marjoram, chive (I felt very cold during the whole day so I made me this soup to help me warm up. It’s also very good in this cold and rainy weather to boost the immunity)

Day 10

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs made with Ghee, spinach, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and raspberries

Lunch: Baked minced pork meat with garlic, baked potatoes, grilled zucchini, beetroot, sweet potato, carrot, yellow pepper and fresh salad, cherry tomatoes and pear (This was a super awesome meal. The best so far!)

Dinner: Grilled salmon with 1/2 potato, beetroot, onion, cherry tomatoes, yellow pepper, fresh spinach, cucumber and few almonds

Day 11

Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, 2 slices of Schwarzwald ham, fresh salad, carrot, cucumber, few almonds, and raspberries

Lunch: Baked minced pork meat with garlic, baked potatoes, grilled beetroot, sweet potato, yellow pepper, mushroom and fresh salad and cherry tomatoes

Dinner: Baked minced pork meat with garlic, baked potatoes, grilled beetroot, sweet potato, yellow pepper, mushroom and fresh salad, radish, kohlrabi, and kaki (This dinner was too much, I wasn’t able to finish it so I left some radish and kaki for the breakfast next day)

Day 12

Breakfast: 1/2 avocado mixed with 1/4 pear and juice of 1/2 lemon (This was so far my biggest challenge as I hate the taste of avocado, so I had to hide its taste into something else. Each bite was a fight for me but I managed to eat the whole bowl! The rest of the avocado is still in the fridge though…)

Lunch: Baked minced pork meat with garlic, grilled orange pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, boiled potatoes with caraway seeds, fresh cucumber, radish and carrot (again, I wasn’t able to finish the whole meal so I left some boiled potatoes for dinner)

Dinner: Scrambled eggs with boiled cauliflower, boiled potatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes and cucumber

Today I got a bit hungry later in the evening so I had one small red apple before I went to sleep.

Day 13

Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, 2 cherry tomatoes (Today I woke late and didn’t feel well, so I had only very little breakfast)

Lunch: Baked chicken leg, boiled vegetables (red and yellow carrot, broccoli, green beans), boiled potatoes (My first lunch in a restaurant in this challenge – well, “restaurant” is not the exact word, more like a buffet in a shopping center. I was afraid of it, but it was not such challenge as I thought and the food was very good and cheap :D)

Dinner: Vegetable salad (rucola, red chard, radish, beetroot, kohlrabi, coriander, cherry tomato, olive oil), baked beef meat

Day 14

Breakfast: 1/2 avocado mixed with berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currant), 1/4 mango

Lunch: Fried turkey breasts, onion, orange pepper fried with olive oil with boiled broccoli and fresh vegetable salad (rucola, red chard, beetroot)

Dinner: Scrambled eggs with boiled cauliflower, fresh vegetable salad (rucola, red chard, beetroot, cherry tomatoes), boiled broccoli, 2 slices of Schwarzwald ham

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