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    Day 31. (whole30 update)

    It’s day 31! I have so much I want to share about my second round of whole30, but I don’t think it will all fit in one post. There have been non-scale victories, scale victories, habits transformed, and so much less stress when it comes to food. Honestly, though, all of the “results” are still in progress. I finished the 30 days, and have begun the reintroduction process (which will take another 2 weeks). Beyond that is a lifelong process of intuitive eating and food freedom. I guess I’m not sure how to update and share results, because honestly there’s not really a conclusion. At least not now. But for…

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    Thoughts on Whole 30 and Preparing for another round

    So back in September 2017, Carl and I did a whole30 challenge. You can read my posts about that here. We learned so much from it and had really great results. At the time, I wanted to continue beyond the 30 days, but it never happened. I got pregnant as a result of that whole30, but miscarried soon after. Since then, I have: been pregnant three more times, miscarried twice, gave birth to our son, dealt with postpartum, hormones, anxiety, a pandemic, learning to parent, balancing work and motherhood and aforementioned pandemic, and finally have become a stay at home mom. And now, more than a year postpartum, I feel…

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    5 Whole30 Regrets

    Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t that what they say? Since doing Whole30 in September (and struggling to start my second round), I’ve realized a few things that I wish I had done differently. So here they are. Meal Prep You know what the worst part of Whole30 was (besides the first week)? All of the cooking and cleaning. It was so much more time consuming than I realized it would be. It’s the middle of November, and I feel like I’m still catching up on dishes! (kidding) But last night I made a whole bunch of cracklin chicken, only for my husband to bring home some dinner. I woke up this…

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    Whole30: Week 3

    Day 15 Best Thing I Ate: Guacamole salad with chorizo. Thoughts: Starting to resent the fact that I’m constantly cooking special foods this week instead of joining our family for dinner. Starting to resent the amount of dishes we have to do and the lack of time we have to do them due to said family. Emotionally: At my worst. Today was filled with tears, anger, and frustration. Really wanting to get back to our normal routine. Physically: Feeling like it’s a lot easier to get out of bed in the mornings. But still haven’t found that ridiculous amount of energy everyone talks about. Also, my boobs have been soooo…

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    Whole30: Week 2

    Well, we are halfway through our Whole30! This week has been filled with a lot more temptations, but it’s gotten a lot easier in other ways, too. So far, I’m really enjoying the way we’ve been eating, and already I want to continue to follow these guidelines from here on out. We’ll see how I feel on Day 30. Day 8 Best Thing I Ate: Coffee with coconut milk. Thoughts: Can’t believe we made it through the first week! We got this. Emotionally: Happy and confident. Physically: This is the stage where bloating was to be expected, but instead I got diarrhea. (So sorry for the TMI, but it’s true.)…

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    Whole30: Week 1

    So, my husband and I started our first Whole30 for the month of September. In the first few days I’ve already learned a lot about myself, and have had quite the experience. So I want to share a bit about each day in case anyone is interested in what to expect while doing Whole30. (If you don’t know what Whole30 is, I highly recommend reading the book “It Starts With Food”, by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Or check out their website here.) Day 1 Best Thing I Ate: Salad with kale, spinach, avocado vinaigrette, radishes, and plums. (Usually HATE fruit in salad.) Thoughts: What have I done? Starting to realize…