Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 30

Today is the last day of my Whole 30. It's been an interesting experience.

I've read on a couple of blogs, and have heard in real life, how people hate diets that restrict what you can eat. They could never cut out pasta, or bread, or like TBTW, never give up "treats".

I hope you're prepared to keep your fat ass.

Will I never have a "treat" again? Of course not. But I'll never think it's ok to have a treat every damn day though.

I did the Whole 30 to prove to myself that I could. That I could say no to bread and cheese and sugar and Diet Coke with Lime. That I am stronger than food. That I am in charge of what goes in to my body. I did it to give myself confidence.

Enz asked what I am I going to do when the Whole 30 is done. I'm going to have some cheese on my next burger! The one thing I have consistently wanted is a nice slice of Swiss on a burger. Screw the bun, bring the cheese!

I am still going to restrict the bread, pasta, and sugar. I have pretty much been doing this since February so no big deal.

I am going to add back in peas, can't believe I missed them. I will also add back in other beans (black, kidney, etc) but probably won't eat too many of them right now. Winter is chili time around here and our chili has beans in it.

I'm going to allow myself limited dairy, cheese if it is in a healthy recipe or on a burger, but not in chunks just to snack on. After the first week or so, I didn't miss yogurt. I also didn't snack after dinner. Yogurt will probably stay out.

Random thoughts:

Before the Whole 30, I was losing 2- 3 pounds a week. I hope tomorrow to see a loss between 8 and 12 pounds for the month.

Ken goes for blood work, CAT scan, and oncologist appointment out in Philly tomorrow. We decided I wouldn't go to this appointment because we probably won't learn much. The 31st is the appointment with the surgeon. That's the informative appointment and I will be going then. Instead, the girls and I will be running my mom on her errands. She still can't see to drive form the retina surgeries.

She wants to go to Wal-Mart.

I hate Wal-Mart.

Tomorrow's big update will be later in the day since I will be at Wal-Mart.

I have to stop being such a slug and start doing some exercise.

I have to stop saying that and start doing it.

I am TBTW of exercise. Can't have that.

Norma hit 43 looking super fit and hot. I turn 43 next month. By the time we turn 44, I am going to be looking super fit and hot and flip forty four the finger!


  1. I will be interested to see how your body reacts as you add in some of these foods back in. I was really looking forward to eating cheese after not having it for months - I had a few pieces and it tasted very processed and gross to me. So I kept it out even though I intended on eating it.

    LMAO @ being TBTW of exercise - I doubt that will be the case. Just get movin somehow. I hate to even ask this question, but is there anything you *think* you might like to do? I bet kickboxing would be awesome for you.

    Good luck at Wal-Mart. I would rather eat shit on a hot dog roll than step foot in that store. I get a headache just thinking of the flourescent lighting and the constant beep beep beep of the registers. Oy.

  2. I am so thrilled for you and am looking forward to your weigh in results. Have you noticed any other changes in your body/skin/feeling/sleep in the last few weeks?

  3. LOVE it! VERY proud of you and LOVE "I hope you're prepared to keep your fat ass"!!!! Great way to put it.

    I missed brown rice a lot during my last Whole 30 (which ended up being a Whole 60) -- but I finished that well over a month ago and I've probably only eaten brown rice two or three times (half cup serving) since then.

    Exercise may never be your favorite thing but if you make it tolerable and non-negotiable and just say THIS 30 MINUTES A DAY, EVERY DAY, IS MINE...you will get it done and...maybe even start to like it. :)

    Thank you for the shout-out and keep kicking ass!