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It's New Years Eve and hubby and I are up in the Ozarks on our annual 2-week getaway. This is when we review the last year and talk about changes for the coming year. We hike a lot, eat bigger meals than normal and, of course, drink! One of my goals for this next year is to clean up my eating. Not that I am out of control, but I can feel the joints aching and my hidden allergies are coming back. I did the Whole30 in 2017 and felt great. The feeling of control is great plus the affects of clean eating can be felt. Then, life took hold and I went back to eating what was convenient. This time I have a better handle on what it takes to be successful with the W30 and .... continue or recover with the clean eating afterwards. Here is my approach and my goals for the Whole30 Round 2 (recommit, get-your-act-together) process: - Start date is Jan. 14th : We get back from the mountains on Wed. Jan.9th. I will use the next 4 days to prepare my kitchen, do my meal planning, do my shopping, and get back to Meal Prep Sunday. - 5000+ steps a day : I know this may not sound like much but on a consistent daily basis I want to start here. There are days when I get in over 10,000 but I don't want to put that heavy goal in place to get my re-commitment started. - Week1 goal : get back in gear with the program, record daily log - Week2 goal : get back to the gym, even if only for 30 min. activity - Week3 goal : increase daily step goal - Week4 goal : try on a few clothes to see if they fit better (I expect the 'gassy' gut to be gone and a few pounds as well) - End date is Feb. 12th : I will step on the scales to see how my weight has done over the 30 days. There were 3 things I was anxious to reintroduce on my last Whole30 - creamer in my coffee, crackers and chips, and wine (and sweets). This time around I want to stick with black coffee and start to enjoy the homemade baked sweet potato slivers. I will deal with the sweet tooth and the wine reintroduction challenge later as I travel this journey. More coming, Linda
Hi all - I'm finally willing to concede that this is too hard to do without planning. I started Tuesday night (immediately following a doctor's appt) with the impression I could just do this with what I had at home (eggs, proteins, fruit, vegetables) and by being selective when ordering lunch. Unfortunately that didn't work as (not) planned. My infractions since Tuesday evening: -- blended banana for late night snack -- smoked salmon with in my Day 1 & Day 3 breakfasts which I later learned has sugar in the ingredients list. -- smoothie with Day 1 breakfast -- brown sauce with mixed vegetables with shrimp (I specified no soy sauce -- only salt, pepper, garlic, oil) but when it came out I didn't have the heart to return in and I was pretty darned hungry. -- I fulfilled my late-night TV cravings last night with almonds and a Larabar (all technically compliant but not in the right spirit especially since it was feeding my no-holds late-night snacking dragon) I need to do this right. Unfortunately, that means I might have to start over. I've been up since 7am (it's 840am) so I'm definitely hungry and gotta get eating. Eggs, veggies & fruit -- here I come!
Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea. My husband, Daron, and I are doing Whole30 for the first time! We are currently on day 9, and hanging in there so far (though I will admit that grocery shopping and walking past all of the gluten and sugars was really difficult a couple days ago!). Before we started the Whole30, I planned an anniversary get away to Niagara Falls over a long weekend. Now we will be traveling on days 19-22. I have read through the travel advice in the Whole30 books, and found some good blogs. I also read through the travel forum here, and found some good suggestions. However, we are staying at a hotel that does not have a kitchenette (no microwave, cook-top, etc.). I am thinking about calling and requesting a small fridge if that's possible (to store at least some dressings, fruits, and veg), but I don't know if it will be. In other words, I think we are going to have to eat out for almost every meal while we are traveling. In what I read, the suggestions were to Google and call restaurants ahead of time to do as much research as possible, but everyone here seems so helpful I wanted to reach out to see what tried-and-true suggestions you all have. Even better, if any of you have been to Niagara Falls and have suggestions, we would be honored to try them! If I'm being honest, I am nervous about this trip. We are very committed to seeing this 30 days through, and I really want to try our best to stay as compliant as possible while we are traveling. Thank you for reading and any thoughts or suggestions you might have. Chelsea