halfway through Whole 30

Ohhhhh, we’re halfway there. Ohhhh-OH. Livin’ on a prayer.

Watercolor Radish by Alexandra Dzh

Watercolor Radish by Alexandra Dzh

Two weeks down. I had a sugar withdrawal headache for three days, but I woke up on the fourth day, and it was gone. Thank goodness.

It’s been hard to persevere in this. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of any food that has lived in the water, so I’m a bit limited. The prepping and planning and cooking is a doozy, but wouldn’t you know my husband  is a saint and has done most of it. I’m real tired of eggs. But I finally found a make-at-home caffeinated drink option that I enjoy.

I had a bit of a freak-out this weekend (Whole 30, food, weight loss, adoption, marriage, friendships), and I cheated on Whole 30 with the three loves I’ve been missing the most: bread, cheese, and sugar. Not all three of those in one item. I won’t share what I ate lest I tempt others. I’m not proud of it. But, accountability, right?

I think most people would start over on their 30 days, but I know I’m not cut out for that. I’m going to keep at it, though, because I have sensed a difference…

A difference that includes more energy, better sleep, and clearer skin. (I seriously felt so sleepy after my first taste of sugar in two weeks.)

We watched Fed Up last week, still high on our fresh, new Whole 30 experience. I really recommend it to anyone with an interest in health and fitness. Or anyone like me who just four years ago couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight despite working out “all the time.”

We’re sold. And continuing on. And starting to discuss what choices we’ll make post-Whole 30 and what “rules” we’ll keep and what we’ll throw out.