Hello Lovelies! It’s another Monday with Michelle from michellephilippi.com. I must say I love Sunday nights because I get to read her updates :) So let’s check in!
Counting the hours, my friends, counting the hours!
As I write this I am on day 28 of my 30-day Whole30 journey. “Journey” seems like such a big and long word for a 30-day eating regimen, but it’s been something, that’s for sure.
This week was rough. I did not want to eat anything. Food simply did not appeal to me. I read on the official Whole30 timeline that this happens, but it happened a week late for me. I could eat fruit all day long, but even though they are natural sugars, it’s still sugar, so I didn’t do that. I was sick of vegetables without butter on them. Meat is starting to taste bland – I was missing cream sauces and barbecue sauce and real ketchup. So I didn’t eat much. Thing is though, I was still full and never hungry. I had been eating my 3 meals a day, but this week I could not choke down 3 meals and did mostly a day meal and a dinner meal. I was almost in tears one night and I said “I hate food” all whiney and crybabyish. Never in my life have I not wanted food – hence my problem – LOL But I powered through.
And as of this writing I have lost 30.8 pounds.
My husband has lost 38.2 pounds. Holy crap he’s doing so good! So am I, but dang, he’s a champ.
Kat had asked me how my kids are doing with Whole30. I would say they are on a modified, more loose version of it. They eat mostly what we eat, but they still have rice with their dinner, and a glass of milk; and cereal for breakfast. However, I have noticed their snacking habits have improved. My son has been eating carrots with peanut butter a lot lately – even with chips and popcorn in the house. And my daughter made herself a salad yesterday – as a snack. So the healthy eating is getting through to them and I think that’s fantastic. My daughter even told me that “technically” they are doing Whole30 too – ha. Cute, but not even…
Alright. I have 2 days left – today and tomorrow. I’ll be back next week with my final report of how I finished and what I did after I finished.