Day 30 of Whole 30 done!!!!!
I can’t believe we are finally at the end of this program! First off, a HUGE shout out to all the other female tumblrs who did Whole 30: MissMarisol, Mariahwantsmore, Funhappylife2 (I’m including you as you did make it quite a few days), aheartofiron, rachaelfightsback, lysrunning, highheelmileage (you were in there at the beginning). These ladies kept me on track! I tried to do a second Whole 30 in the past and barely made it a week. Just goes to show that support in numbers helps to keep me on track!
Why I did Whole 30: I NEEDED to do Whole 30 to break through a months long plateau I had. I ate healthy (or so I thought) and exercised daily and the weight would not. come. off. It was through Whole 30 that I got back to eating real food in 4 meals a day (the three meals were too hard on my body but 4 meals is perfect) and not the constant grazing I was doing. The result was a 6 pound loss for the program. So long goodbye plateau!!! Plus this loss was achieved with actually cutting back on my exercising while cleaning up what I ate. I really do believe in fat loss as being 80% diet. I now have a better relationship with food and I realize that there are some foods I need to keep out of my diet (looking at you kettle corn). Removing the dairy and grains (I believe) will be a long term change for me. 
If you are considering looking into Whole 30 for yourself, here are some valuable links: 
So what is this Whole 30 business about anyways?
But What Do I eat on Whole 30?
Whole 30 Program Rules
For daily food logs, just go to my actual blog page and search under “Whole 30”. I tried to tag all of my Whole 30 posts. I got lazy posting my food at the end because honestly, it was the same breakfast (egg/mushroom/yam/pepper scramble with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce), snack (apple + cashews), and 1-2 lunches (either a salad with protein and avocado or leftover dinner). Dinners included things like deconstructed taco salad, Shepherd’s Pie, turkey pepper bake, salads, sausages and veg, bunless turkey burgers with sweet potato fries, homemade spaghetti on zucchini noodles, and grilled stuffed delicata squash. All recipes I can see keeping on in my post Whole 30 life. 
But most of all, even with some cheats, I made it 30 days and not saying “F it” after a week. And anyone who has survived the carb detox headache at days 3-7 will know how much staying on the program is an achievement. Plus no alcohol for all 30 days. Not a single drop. So proud of that achievement too. 
Can’t wait to see what October brings!

Day 30 of Whole 30 done!!!!!

I can’t believe we are finally at the end of this program! First off, a HUGE shout out to all the other female tumblrs who did Whole 30: MissMarisol, Mariahwantsmore, Funhappylife2 (I’m including you as you did make it quite a few days), aheartofiron, rachaelfightsback, lysrunning, highheelmileage (you were in there at the beginning). These ladies kept me on track! I tried to do a second Whole 30 in the past and barely made it a week. Just goes to show that support in numbers helps to keep me on track!

Why I did Whole 30: I NEEDED to do Whole 30 to break through a months long plateau I had. I ate healthy (or so I thought) and exercised daily and the weight would not. come. off. It was through Whole 30 that I got back to eating real food in 4 meals a day (the three meals were too hard on my body but 4 meals is perfect) and not the constant grazing I was doing. The result was a 6 pound loss for the program. So long goodbye plateau!!! Plus this loss was achieved with actually cutting back on my exercising while cleaning up what I ate. I really do believe in fat loss as being 80% diet. I now have a better relationship with food and I realize that there are some foods I need to keep out of my diet (looking at you kettle corn). Removing the dairy and grains (I believe) will be a long term change for me. 

If you are considering looking into Whole 30 for yourself, here are some valuable links: 

So what is this Whole 30 business about anyways?

But What Do I eat on Whole 30?

Whole 30 Program Rules

For daily food logs, just go to my actual blog page and search under “Whole 30”. I tried to tag all of my Whole 30 posts. I got lazy posting my food at the end because honestly, it was the same breakfast (egg/mushroom/yam/pepper scramble with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce), snack (apple + cashews), and 1-2 lunches (either a salad with protein and avocado or leftover dinner). Dinners included things like deconstructed taco salad, Shepherd’s Pie, turkey pepper bake, salads, sausages and veg, bunless turkey burgers with sweet potato fries, homemade spaghetti on zucchini noodles, and grilled stuffed delicata squash. All recipes I can see keeping on in my post Whole 30 life. 

But most of all, even with some cheats, I made it 30 days and not saying “F it” after a week. And anyone who has survived the carb detox headache at days 3-7 will know how much staying on the program is an achievement. Plus no alcohol for all 30 days. Not a single drop. So proud of that achievement too. 

Can’t wait to see what October brings!

12 more weekends until Christmas!!!

Don’t kill the messenger. Just a PSA for today.

breatherunlive replied to your post:Gaaaaaa!!! I forgot to log-into MFP yesterday and…

:( That sucks… do you have the reminders set? Also, it’s much more important that you’re eating healthy… great job on the Whole 30!!!

I do now, unfortunately. I also want to put in a monthly reminder to remember Whole 30 (as in do I need to do it again) so I don’t go so far off track like I did after last year’s W30.

stilldavidsgoals replied to your post:Gaaaaaa!!! I forgot to log-into MFP yesterday and…

Potty-mouth

Funny you should say that. The ref in Sunday’s game said my favorite word was “darn it”. The guys are swearing like a sailor and there’s me getting tripped and falling to the floor and the strongest thing I can say is “darn it”. But there are kids in the arena and my mom filter comes on. However when I was working at the beach house for two days without kids around, I was swearing like a sailor when I dropped the paint brush onto the new wood floors! I guess I have the mom filter turned on when I blog. 

Gaaaaaa!!! I forgot to log-into MFP yesterday and I blew my 90 day streak!!!!!!

Fuuuuuuuddddgggggeeeee (although I didn’t say fudge).

Day 1 restarting today.

Morning workout: PIYO Define: Upper Body plus pull-up bar hang. I decided in my pursuit of doing a pull-up, I’m going to add a pull-up hang to the end of every workout. So far I can hang for 3 seconds. Goal is to work to doing a single unassisted pull-up.

Also final day on Whole 30! I hit the dried fruit and sweet potato chips hard yesterday and I feel I’m undoing my work. Today I’m cracking down again and will do so all week. But looking forward to oatmeal tomorrow morning.

Well this is an interesting development

Day 2 of heartburn. Started last night at 8:00 until I went to bed. Gone in the morning. Back again about 3, worse after dinner. Tums isn’t touching it. What the hell? Only spicy foods I’ve had was taco meat at dinner (ground turkey plus fajita seasoning).

So yes, interesting development.

Dang it! Forgot to add on my bullet points that I’ve had several people ask me what my first regular meal will be and the only think I can say is oatmeal with peanut butter, chopped apple, and cinnamon. Yes, not pizza or cookies, just oatmeal. Times are hopefully changed for good!

Monday Musings

1. I think I finally got the Tiger’s Blood feeling of Whole 30. Yes, on day 29. 

2. The Tiger’s Blood feeling makes me want to keep eating healthy. I think having the little cheats this round made the healthy eating learning stick better. Last time I couldn’t wait to be done after staying strict for all 30 days and was back to incorporating bad foods ASAP. This time I don’t feel the need. The foods will always be there. My extra inches need to go first.

3. The PiYo program is awesome (can I say this enough?)!! Low impact so I can so this everyday yet I know this will push me. So far so good. 

4. I went to Trader Joes and thought I could buy anything now that Whole 30 was done. I bought organic lollipops and gluten free pancake mix as my only sweet treats. Nothing else looked appealing. 

5. I have, however, developed a bit of a sweet potato chip addition. Just the sweet potato ones, not the corn blended ones. I’m leaving the chip eating to having them with my meals but still, yummy!

6. I will be drinking a vodka tonic on Wednesday. I will leave it to after dinner though and not at breakfast.

7. I think 30 days is a magic number for me. 30 days of Whole 30, 30 days of PiYo. Having a definitive start/finish seems to help keep me focused.

8. I always have to end things on an even number. Call it a lovely quirk.

thespartanhusband:

Woohoo!!!!!!!

Oh man, John’s head exploded this morning!!!

thespartanhusband:

Woohoo!!!!!!!

Oh man, John’s head exploded this morning!!!

Morning workout: PIYO Define Lower Body. Wow, this hurt and felt good on my post soccer legs!

I’m so bad about not stretching after my games so I feel it on my outer hips the next day. I need to remember to stretch!