Post30 Journey: Non-Scale Victories

I am officially on Day 4 post-Whole30, but I still have a hard time believing that it’s already over. I started Whole30 doubtful if I could even make it the full 30 days. 30 days without bread? 30 days without wine or champagne? The horror!

I was convinced that this challenge would be the hardest thing I’ve  ever tried”diet” wise, but I wanted to re-evaluate my relationship with food and my body. And I have done just that. I’ve come out the other side of this feeling proud of myself and  accomplished for seeing this through. I’m overall happy with how I feel on a day-to-day basis and I have new thoughts and feelings about the food I eat.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 14-20

Day 14: Back to Sleepy Reality

Breakfast: Apple Pie Larabar
Lunch: Ground beef-and-turkey meatballs; fruit salad
Dinner: Baked apple and banana with cinnamon and almond butter

The weekend definitely caught up with me this day. Even though I went to bed pretty early the night before, I was still pretty exhausted. By the time work was over and the groceries picked up from the store, I really had no motivation left to do anything at all. Even so, I forced myself to chop potatoes and fruit for this weeks fruit salad. After getting lunch together for the next day, I went to bed and was out by 8:45 PM.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 7-13

Day 7: I’m Lovin’ It

Breakfast: Bacon and egg cups
Lunch: Buffalo chicken salad with salsa and guacamole
Dinner: Ground beef hash with sauteed peppers, onions and potatoes
Snacks: Almonds

This morning I felt like the ‘sleepy’ phase of Whole30 smacked me upside the head. It was so hard to get out of bed, I ended up pushing my snooze button like three times – something I never do. Once I forced myself to get moving, I was able to shake it off. Honestly, while I felt great today and had a good amount of energy, nothing too exciting happened today.

One full week down, three weeks to go.

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Whole30 Journey: Days 1-6

Before the new year, I decided to participate in the January Whole30 challenge since I knew a couple of people at work and one of my best friends is doing it, too. I knew if I was going to do it with others, I’d need to have people to hold me accountable. Here’s the breakdown of my experience so far:

Day 1: I’ve Got This

Breakfast: Two egg white ‘muffins’ with spinach and bell pepper
Lunch: Baked chicken breast and steamed broccoli/cauliflower
Dinner: Baked chicken breast and sauteed zucchini and summer squash
Snacks: Almonds, banana

I definitely had an ‘easy’ day. The meals I had are ones that I eat regularly  during the work-week, so I didn’t feel like I was actually doing anything different. Already a big tea drinker, I stuck just to green tea and water as opposed to drinking coffee (I am not a good enough of a coffee drinker to do without flavored creamer/fake sugar).

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