I started this thing four weeks ago today. I was tired of eating crappy without any direction for improvement. I was ready for change, and I was ready to lose the last few lingering pounds from Ruthie’s pregnancy. Suffice it to say, it worked. My diet is on track. I enjoy eating this way for the most part. I jump-started my weight loss and am now at or below my pre-pregnancy weight. However it hasn’t been the magic pill I was hoping for. I am still craving sugar like whoa! I have an increased dependence on almond butter. Combined with breastfeeding I was hoping to lose a ton of weight and that hasn’t been the case. And in general meal planning has been difficult with the diverse eating choices in my family. With all that said, as we draw near to the end, I am very happy I did this. And will likely be incorporating Whole 30 into my life in general.
Breakfast: (7:00am) bulletproof coffee
Breakfast 2: (10:30am) applesauce with almond butter, cinnamon and cashews
Lunch: (12:30pm) the last of the roast beef, kale chips and steamed beets with sundried tomatoes and bacon
Snack: (2:00pm) banana with almond butter and cinnamon
Dinner: (8:00pm) Tuna Zoodle Casserole followed immediately by this Apple Coconut Fruit Bar from Trader Joe’s. It was delightful.
I also followed this bar with a Strawberry Shortcake Larabar. Mmm dessert. It was a hard night. I’m telling you day 3 (of Alex working late) is always the hardest for me.
I spent the one short hour he was home making these hair bows for the girls. I’m pretty proud of my craftiness!
After Alex left for work we occupied ourselves by sitting in traffic. Literally it took 45 minutes to get to the park. I questioned my sanity, but alas we made it and then enjoyed another glorious 45 minutes playing in the sun. It was gorgeous yesterday. Breezy and beautiful! And Eleanor took her first turn ever on a tire swing. She loved it!
And now we are on to the weekend. Alex is home, the sun is shining and it is time to get after it. My workouts were lacking this week so I’m hoping to go for another family hike or squeeze in a bike ride this afternoon. Have a great one!