Whole30 after transplantation – Week 3

So the challenge is getting worse. Mentally, physically, overall. I started the week with illness as I wrote last time. As I got, even more, herpeses on my lips than the last time, I decided to call my doctor in IKEM and discuss the situation with him. He told me to go for a blood test and we would see. So I went on Wednesday when I was already able to leave the flat and went for the tests.

The tests had fortunately good results, creatinine being 93, CRP 0.7 and other results were good as well. The only issue was that they found an increased amount of uric acid which might cause gout, kidney stones, joints stones and even kidney failure. I got very scared and asked the doctor what it meant. Fortunately, I was told that the level is not too high and that if it is not long-term it should not be dangerous. But I immediately started to think about how to reduce the food that is affecting the uric acid level, mostly red meat.

So I am now trying to eat meat only once a day, usually for lunch and I am focusing mostly on white meat or fish. It is not 100% but I am more thinking about what I eat. And can’t wait for this challenge to be over. Not only because of this uric acid issue but also I am somehow losing my appetite. In the past, I always woke up and couldn’t wait to eat breakfast. Now I wake up and my first thought is “Omg, I will have to eat again…” Also, I don’t care much what I eat, I just combine food that I have at home to create some meal and complete the task. Sometimes I have to force myself after like 5 or 6 hours to eat just because I should. It is so not me! I was always passionate about food! Food was so important to me! Basically, I was thinking about food million times a day and now it is only a duty for me. I am losing appetite and I am shrinking my portions as I just can’t eat more.

I am more and more thinking about interrupting the challenge and even some of my friends advised me to do so when I told them about these changes in my behavior and my thoughts but on the other side, I have finished 21 days and there is only so little left to achieve the goal! I don’t know….I don’t know what to do. I still continue with the challenge but there is a high probability that I might quit any time. Let’s see what I will write next week…

Here is my meals’ diary for the third week:

Day 15

Breakfast: 3 slices of Schwarzwald ham, mango and raspberries (I know it is very small breakfast but as I already wrote, I just cannot eat more)

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

Day 16

Breakfast: 1 apple, almonds

Lunch: Chicken leg baked on Sauerkraut, boiled potatoes

Dinner: Chicken broth

Day 17

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs. 5 cherry tomatoes, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, 1/2 pear (I went to a doctor in the morning to give blood for tests, so I had to take the breakfast with me and eat it after)

Lunch: Chicken leg baked on Sauerkraut, boiled potatoes

Dinner: Chicken broth

Day 18

Breakfast: 2 slices of Schwarzwald ham, fresh spinach, cucumber, 3 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 pear

Lunch: Baked minced pork meet with grilled potatoes and vegetables (zucchini, beetroot, sweet potato, carrot, yellow and red pepper and fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumber and spinach

Dinner: Goulash (boiled pork meat with onion, peppers, mushrooms and sweet paprika)

Day 19

Breakfast: 2 slices of Schwarzwald ham, fresh spinach, tomato, mango, blueberries

Lunch: Baked minced pork meet with grilled potatoes and vegetables (zucchini, beetroot, sweet potato, carrot, yellow and red pepper and fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumber and spinach

Dinner: Goulash (boiled pork meat with onion, peppers, mushrooms and sweet paprika), mixed potatoes with boiled cauliflower, fresh cucumber, radish and cherry tomato

Day 20

Breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs, cucumber, Mangold, cherry tomato and blueberries

Lunch: Roasted pork neck with green beans, boiled potatoes, fresh cucumber and cherry tomatoes

Dinner: Goulash (boiled pork meat with onion, peppers, mushrooms and sweet paprika), mixed potatoes with boiled cauliflower, boiled spinach, fresh cucumber, radish and cherry tomato

Day 21

Breakfast: Mixed avocado with 1/2 banana, mango, juice of 1/2 lemon, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, walnut, blueberries (As I cannot eat eggs anymore, I am trying to eat something else…not that it tasted better but at least I don’t feel like throw up)

Lunch: Baked cod with rosemary, roasted green beans, boiled potatoes, fresh cherry tomatoes

Dinner: Roasted vegetables (onion, beetroot, yellow and red pepper, green beans, cauliflower) with olive oil, 1 slice of Schwarzwald ham, 1 kiwi, 1/2 orange (Not sure if this is correct according to whole30 but I had huge taste for fruits) – I wasn’t able to finish the meal so I left some kiwi and oranges for the following morning

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