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 michellephilippi.com

I’m back this week with another Whole30 update. This was my 3rd week – 21 days, just 9 more to go – and I have to say, I am feeling great!

I had read that eating clean would help you sleep better, and truth be told, I didn’t think I had any issue with sleeping.  I get tired, so I go to sleep.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I used to get tired during the day and drive over to the hospital and take a nap in their parking lot.  My midday naps became part of my routine.  But this week, I went over there for my naps twice, and I could not sleep.  Never had that problem.  But now I know why:  I was not tired.  I have great energy now.  I sleep at night and that’s it.  No more nappies during the day.  And with that time and energy I am getting errands done, getting some shopping in, so it doesn’t take away from my family time at night.  Amazing the far-reaching benefits of eating like this.  Who knew?  Not me.

I did have to replenish this week.  So another trip to Trader Joe’s. They had artichokes on the cheap, and we made our own Whole30 mayo to dip them in.  And I tried these yummy little Persian cucumbers.

I was challenged this week when I had to go on a business lunch at Red Robin.  It was a last-minute thing, and I panicked!  I didn’t know what to eat, my boss told me it would be weird if I didn’t eat, so I had to get a plan in place. I ordered a hamburger patty, sliced tomato and avocado, and some fruit.  The second the strawberry got to my mouth, I could smell the sugar, so it was not Whole30 and I ended up not eating it.  They must keep the salad in some syrup or something.  But I was content with my meat and veggies.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and my husband (who is doing Whole30 with me) made some Whole30 compliant crepes.  We found the recipe online.  They were very eggy, but the coconut milk, or was it coconut oil?  Can’t remember, but they had a little bit of sweetness and I loved the nuttyness of them.  Topped with fruit, and a side of bacon.  It was the closest thing I’ve had to dessert in weeks.

Through 21 days I have lost 25.8 pounds and my husband has lost 31.2 pounds! I am jealous of his weight loss, but I do notice that I eat more fruits than he does, so that’s probably why.  And men and women lose weight differently.  But all things considered, we are doing really really well. 

I’ll catch you here next week with another update!
xoxo,
Michelle

 

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Ummm Hello Tuesday & RJ :)

Well hello Tuesday :) I was actually awake this morning when you arrived. I had the chance to catch up with RJ yesterday and check in on his 24 day challenge.

He’s been at this for over 90 days and I wanted to pick his brain a little bit about how’s he has been able to maintain & lose weight consistently.

L: How hard has it been to faithfully log your food for 90 days straight?

RJ: It can be difficult at times to eat healthier, but I use MyFitnessPal as if it was a game. This helps me stay on top of what I eat, which has led me to loosing weight. I don’t have any issues logging in as much as some of my friends have.

L: How do you remember to log in each day? Do have an alarm set for it?

RJ: I don’t have any alarms or anything like that, I just remember to do it. I’ve made logging in part of my day.

L: What has been the moment that’s gotten you most excited along the journey so far?

RJ: I really don’t have one.

L: What is one good habit you’ve developed and one bad habit you’ve kicked?

RJ: Eating better (and less), working out more and drinking more water with meals is definitely a couple of habits I have developed. I have almost quit eating out since the beginning of the year.

So there you have it my dears..it’s the old eat healthier, drink water for the win again! Props to RJ for being so consistent. I love it because it motivates me to do better!

How have you been doing? Any good new clean recipes to share?

XoXo!

One Motivated Lemon