Mondays with Michelle

It’s another Monday! We’re over halfway through our challenge :) Y’all! I am so excited for you to read Michelle’s guest post! I could hardly wait until this morning to post it. I think you’re going to be as excited as I am so let’s catch up with Michelle from

Hello, Hello!

I’m back today with my weekly Whole30 update. 13 days in as of writing this Sunday morning and I am ready to leap in to the second half of this thing and get it done!  #likeaboss

I can’t say that I notice anything different about myself.  I feel exactly the same.  I had read that eating this way could help you sleep better, and/or do things with your mood and attitude, but I can’t say any of that is true for me.

I haven’t been craving anything sinful, but I have noticed that the last few days when I see a food commercial I immediately think that that’s the first thing I want to have when I am finished with this 30 days.

I am having trouble with vegetables. And because of that I have been eating more fruits instead, which is more carbs and is not what I should be doing.  But I miss butter.  And ranch dressing.  Cooking vegetables in Ghee (clarified butter), or putting Ghee on them is just not the same as butter.  I find myself hating veggies that I used to love like asparagus and zucchini because of the way they taste now with the Ghee.

This week I want to change that and get back to how I did the first week and get a lot more vegetables back in to my days.

As of today I have lost exactly 20 pounds in my first 13 days. My husband has lost 22 pounds.

They say that you aren’t supposed to weigh yourself and I think part of that is because you will go up and down through all this, and the second week and beyond won’t be near as much as the first week, and you can get frustrated.  I’m OK with 20 pounds in 2 weeks!  Although from yesterday to today I did go up a 1/2 a pound and I did do a lot of walking (for me) yesterday, so that’s a little annoying.  But that’s part of why you shouldn’t weigh.  Because if I hadn’t stepped on the scale the entire 30 days and got to the end and found that I had lost 20 pounds in the month, I’d have been dang happy.  Now that I know I am there, I am expecting that end number to be higher than that.  But I need to weigh.  Because I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT.  My life depends on it.  For real.

I’m so touched by the support that I am getting from so many people.  My co-workers go out to lunch, and I used to go with them, and they are so proud of me.  One fella went to Sonic and offered to bring me back a water with lemons and limes.  It was the greatest drink!  The support from family, friends and social media buddies means a lot and is so encouraging.

Catch you here next week!


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One thought on “Mondays with Michelle

  1. You are doing absolutely great!! Keep up the good work and don’t lose the faith and determination, I know it is hard, but you can do it and the result will be amazing!! You know I’ll always be part of your wonderful support system!!


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