Whewwwwww okay what a month. I am going to just apologize for totally failing to blog after like day 23 or whatever it was. I kind of got annoyed of saying the same junk every day like “I hate this blah blah blah…its horrible I know its good for me but its horrible…blah blah blah” and then there were wildfires and cranky babies and oh yeah…work…ahem. Anyway, I wanted to post an update at least, since I let everyone down on my daily chronicles. 🙂
First of all, as you get closer to the end of your journey through
hell Whole30, you start to panic a little bit. Like what is on the other side of this…like what do I do if there is cheese and I CAN EAT IT?!?!?! It causes a lot of anxiety so prepare yourselves for that. I have loosely planned to structure my diet accordingly. Grain free, and *mostly* sugar free except for I’m allowing for one cheat meal on the weekends. (By mostly, I mean I’m going to use Stevia on anything I want. It is what it is. ) I need something to live for people. I’m not going to set out to be dairy free, but what I have noticed is that you CAN eat things without cheese, so unless it needs it, like pizza, or everything… hahah no seriously, I am going to limit it, just because I want to lose a few more pounds so it will help with the calories in. So that’s my plan, mainly Paleo except for a cheater option on weekends so I can have my beloved chips and salsa and wine and cheese and everything else that God made and said “it was good”.
So now for some fun results. I was pleasantly surprised by my results. I mean I felt like I was looking skinnier kind of but you know when you look at yourself every day and all you see are the 800 wrinkles on your old mom face and the c section scar and the rolls, etc. Anyway it’s hard to know if you’re actually losing weight or just imagining things. But I did my official weigh in today, and I lost 9 pounds! That’s just one pound short of the 10 pounds that has haunted me like a dementor since I had my darling boy two and a half years ago. Pretty happy about that. I also lost 1 inch off my waist and 2.5 inches off my hips. I didn’t measure anywhere else because I don’t really care about other places. 🙂
All of this to say, the results are awesome, I can’t argue with them. But this last month was hard, horrible and basically the worst. Probably I have serious deep issues and mental instability problems but I’m just telling it like it is. I am excited about the things I have learned about the ingredients in my food, and how if you really try, you can eat wholesome, unprocessed fresh food almost all the time. I promise, you can! I was also very disturbed by how much sugar is in all of our everyday products. Its been eye opening and I’m grateful for the practice that I’ve gotten making great choices, because when you’re feeding a little one, its hard to keep focused on the nutrition that’s SO important for him, when you’re running around just trying to hold it together.
So thanks for bearing with me, for listening to me rant about how much I have a problem loving cheese, and all the other parts of this crazy 30 days. Good luck to anyone who wants to try it! I will always be here to listen to you, support you, and let you cry to me when you need it. 🙂