LynnWinWA Posted October 23, 2013 Share Posted October 23, 2013 Today marks Day #9 of my first Whole 30. Overall, I am thrilled to do doing this for myself, and my boyfriend is as well, so having that support is great. My motivation to do the Whole30 is to improve my health, and hopefully lose some of the weight that my friends seem to think is normal to gain in your mid-30's (I don't think this is 'normal'!). I also recently learned I have arthritis in my left knee. As a former long-distance runner (more on that in another post perhaps), cutting back/out running is devastating. While my marathon days are likely over, I would like to be able to run for the rest of my life in some capacity. Managing weight, inflammation and arthritis will be key. Now that I'm [nearly] a third of the way through, some of the old cravings I used to get have started to drastically decrease. But breaking up is hard to do! I miss lattes and mochas. Sure, I can still have coffee and tea, but there's something about a hot latte or mocha on a cold, crisp morning that warms me up. Luckily I am feeling alert and energetic, so it's more of a mental thing. Office treats are also hard. I have always known that on days I work from home, I eat much better. Now that I am making a conscious effort and committed to the Whole30, I am much more aware of (and avoid) the treats. They are everywhere! Thankfully I love to cook, and have been doing A LOT of that over the two weeks. I have a good base going I think at this point, and I'm feeling more comfortable branching out with my foods. But my old ways/habits are there, and it's a hard habit to break, especially when marketing, etc, is so in your face with the stuff I used to have and am now avoiding. I love sharing/receiving recipes! Breakfast seems to be the hardest meal for me. I am pressed for time in the morning, or workout before work, and need something that is minimal to no prep. Any good breakfast suggestions? I'm not a huge egg fan, but do hard boiled eggs, or eggs disguised with lots of other goodies (meat, veggies, etc). I have been reticent to jump on the Forum, but would love to connect with some like minded Whole30 warriors. Here's to the next 21 days -- and beyond! Best, Lynn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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