So lets start this post off by talking about how I started this Whole30 experience to see how it would change my mood and how I felt throughout the day. I did not start this with the intention of losing a ton of weight and somehow gaining magical Kate Middleton hair or other superpowers.
HOWEVER. Here were are at the halfway point and I weighed myself (I know I know, technically shouldn’t do that according to the Whole30 rules) but I was curious! And when the number stared back at me I was totally unimpressed. I have lost a couple of pounds, but nothing like some of the Whole30 reviews I have read!
At that point I tried to do some positive self talk and reiterate that this is not the point of the Whole30. I have been feeling amazing and have been sleeping better than I have in ages. But then I had a realization. Weight does not simply disappear without effort. Sure, this diet is effort- but eating sweet potatoes and sitting on the couch won’t magically give you abs. THAT is why for this second half of the Whole30 I will be making a huge effort to stay active. I will be doing the physical therapy exercises that helped my back last year as well as start running and lifting the weights that have been collecting dust in the garage.
I want this January to be a real turning point for me. I want to come out of it with a better eating and exercise habits. I have heard that it takes two weeks to create a new habit, so lets do this! I will also take stock in how the Whole30 has changed my body and my attitude. The weight isn’t falling off, but I’m not reaching for empty calorie snacks just for the sake of snacking. I have been more mindful of what I put in my body and feel fantastic. All of my meals have a purpose and have made me feel great. I have found that I can handle strict diet limitations in an office environment like a champ. I have saved a bunch of money from not eating out and buying groceries that don’t have a purpose. So on that note, huzzah! We are halfway through the month of January!
Things that I have been enjoying: I need more clementines! Also, pineapple is still a favorite.
Things I miss: Chips & salsa.
How I have been feeling: I have been struggling with the feelings I talked about above, but feel better now that I decided to do something about it. Also, I am sore! First time running since probably my half marathon.
WHOLE30 DAY 14 EATS –
Breakfast & Lunch were the same (Quiche for breakfast w/ Clementines and Spaghetti squash w/ turkey meat sauce). Dinner was totally random and delicious. I cooked up 3 slices of bacon, sauteed spinach in a little bacon grease and made 2 eggs over easy. In another pan I cooked up half a bag of frozen onions & peppers and added half a can of leftover fire roasted tomatoes. I put them all on a plate and ate it!