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Whole30.....1 and going strong!!!


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My battle with food has been life long, I was at my most fit about a year before getting pregnant with our daughter. When we decided to get pregnant it was like permission to eat WHATEVER I wanted, I gained 20 lbs in the 4 months It took for us to conceive... A lot I know but its not uncommon for me to gain and lost 20 lbs from winter to summer. I was really conscience about what I ate while pregnant and gained 25 lbs, the recommended weight amount for someone as heavy as I. October 12th 2013 I gave birth naturally to a beautiful 9 lb baby girl. I lost 30 lbs in a matter of weeks, the weight just fell off like nothing id ever seen. And then after about 6 months I realized about 10 had crept back on. As my daughter got older I found myself not allowing her to eat the things I was eating and it dawned on me... that's a load of crap!


I'm not even sure how I heard about Whole30 to tell you the truth I think it just popped up in the column to the right on my facebook page and I clicked on it. "It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.”   This was like a punch to the gut to me, a sort of calling out to all of the bull crap reasons for not living a healthier lifestyle. This has played over and over in my head for the last 30 days. Intrigued, I spent the next week reading and getting excited and on June 30th I pack all of the junk food out of the house into a non working fridge for my husband to continue eating, took out the middle shelf in the fridge to make room to stack my veggies and designated my husband's "areas" of the fridge" and DARED him to put his milk cheese fried anything in my areas :-) 


 I started my Whole 30 on July 1st, 2014 while nursing my 8.5 month old baby. It has been a great experience!  I've eaten Paleo before but this was sooo much easier! Having less options actually let me see more of what I could eat it was wonderful!!! I intend on continuing the month of August with the exception of one weekend... TOM PETTY! I've been dying to see Tom Petty since he stopped coming to our local amphitheater and I'd like to have a glass of wine or two. My scale is broke but from what I think are accurate weights a few days ago at work I lost 15 lbs. Im sleeping better, the baby is sleeping better, I have so much more energy!!!! The other day I had my niece and spent the whole day at the lake with a 9 month old and a 10 month old then came home and mopped my floors! No more napping or crashes after meals. This is great! This is just the beginning! 


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