Final weekend on our initial Whole30 program is complete. I found today especially challenging. Odd isn’t it. Whole30 Day28, two more days to go and I’m wanting popcorn!
During this past month work and life has provided enough opportunities for me to throw in the towel and revert back to stress eating. I resisted, more so that Shawn wouldn’t laugh or be at Day30 ahead of me.
But today was different. Whole30 Day28 found me sitting impatiently through 2 of my online courses. They were long, at times tedious or outright boring. Once we get into new material I think it will be better, but today was review. 5 hours of review – I’m mentally tired. All I could think of was, if I could have some pretzels, crackers or popcorn this class would be going faster. Odd how our brains work.
In preparing for life after our Whole30 challenge, I’ve been reading and researching how we should reintroduce foods. One suggestion is dairy, then grains and then legumes. We’re missing bread so mixing it up a bit and adding bread first. Pumpkin muffins – if they don’t contain sugar. Otherwise we have a backup bread recipe.
Whole30 Day28 and Shawn’s had significant improvement with inflammation in his joints. I’ve noticed that my ligaments that have ached since my injury last year aren’t near as painful. So, what has been causing our inflammation?
Hmm. to unravel the mystery I picked up It Starts With Food while at the library. There’s lots of items listed that impact inflammation in the body. Shawn’s at work so I haven’t mentioned many of his favorite items are on the list. It’ll be interesting to see starting Wednesday what our bodies react negatively to.
On a side note, for anyone starting here’s the Whole30 Meal plate which shows quickly how to portion meals. Not sure how I missed this when we started, it’s a great visual.
Our last weekend on officially on the Whole30 program. Rather funny how nervous we were that first weekend. Could we stay compliant? Would snacking get the better of us? Those and numerous other questions were just a result of worry and anxiety.
Weekends are just like any other day. Plan, prepare and follow the plan. We’ve even managed to successfully eat out a few times. We don’t eat out nearly as much as we used to, but we are definitely eating healthier.
Whole30 Day27 finds us eating typically 3 meals a day. Snacking has become infrequent and evening snacking is taboo. Not that we haven’t thought about it. Breakfast today entailed leftover to make room for this weeks recipes. I had chicken with a potato and Shawn had eggs with orange peppers, onion and sausage.
Whole30 Day 27 is our last weekend on program we stopped by a local kitchen store. A few cute porcelain ramekins, some spices, and a few gluten free mixes. At Whole Foods we picked up Coconut Aminos and a pumpkin gluten free muffin mix. This week’s recipes include chicken, meatloaf and Whole30 bacon. Yes, we splurged and picked up some Whole30 bacon at Whole Foods. The Butcher pointed it out to us and said they have trouble keeping it in stock.
Our next adventure is not food related, but instead financial. Now that we have a good start on eating healthy and eating well it’s time to focus on another area of our lives. Over lunch we drafted up a plan and started mapping out steps to make the plan a reality. Whole30 Day27 and we’re both feeling like we could tackle the world. Great feeling.
We can’t say enough about The Whole30 program. Granted, it was tough at the start but after that first week it’s been fine. Getting off our sugar addiction was actually easier then either of us had imagined.
Whole30 Day27 and just 3 more days to go. Thinking this is will be more of an ongoing lifestyle change. We need it to be!