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Week One Whole 30 Recap

So we’re on day 8 of the whole30. I’ve made it a whole7 without caving in to social pressure or delicious media images of what I used to eat. I have trolled Pinterest for things that I would like to put in my face, but won’t. And there was one close call where I almost tested the kid’s pasta to see if it was cooked.

I was feeling thinner so I pulled on a pair of my size 8 shorts. I guess it was all in my head, hoping that I could drop a dress size in week. The shorts still wouldn’t button. Same as before. I so want to pull my scale out, but I haven’t, and I will not. I will not break the rule.

Things I have made from scratch this past week:

  1. mayonnaise
  2. pork breakfast sausage
  3. potato chips (I know, I know)
  4. cauliflower “rice”

Things I made last week that I have never made before:

  1. Stuffed peppers with grass-fed ground beef, cauliflower rice, heirloom tomato sauce, and spices (loved it!)
  2. Egg frittatas, various ingredients

Yesterday, for some reason, I felt happy. It was a beautiful day. The baby took naps longer than 10 minutes long, so I went outside and pruned the hedges and scrubbed the pool to get the algae into the filter. I didn’t want yesterday to end. I remember from my first attempt at a Whole30, having a change in my general disposition from one of grouchiness and lethargy to just being in an overall better mood. Maybe it’s back? I also feel like my skin is improving. The pores on my face look like they’re clearing out. It’s not perfect, but I don’t know… It just looks better to me without makeup.

So on to week two. Week two will come with a couple of challenges. First, my husband’s birthday is this week and he wants a pineapple upside-down cake (that he shouldn’t be eating!). Second, it is labor day weekend and we will be going to my mother’s for a barbecue. Rob and I have already talked about bringing some of our own food to make sure we stay compliant. We are worried it will hurt my mother’s feelings. She mentioned she wanted to give us a wedding cake at the barbecue since no one was at our wedding and we didn’t celebrate at all. She looked disappointed when I told her we would be doing a Whole30. We’ll see if she has a cake for us and figure out the best thing to do.

I’ll keep updating our progress through Twitter!


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