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Today is Day 30

Today is Day 30 for me.  That is if I had stayed on the program.  But about 10 days ago I attended an after work party and had a glass of champagne and a few appetizers.  Nothing big, just a couple stuffed mushrooms, some brie and baguette slices, a couple or three deviled eggs, and a treat that is named “Crispy Truffles” which were these amazing balls of mashed potatoes with bits of chives and truffle, which are then deep-fried and served with a creamy ranch-style sauce – Yum!  And two pieces of pizza.  But that was it.   Seriously. I didn’t feel very good the next day, BUT I didn’t gain any weight, so lucky me – or so I thought.  Since I didn’t gain any weight and I had gone off program, I decided to extend my good fortune and stay off the diet the next day, as after all it was Halloween.  So now I added eating sugar – just a few candies since it was a “holiday” and I was being festive …

Baked Eggs

Coming up with new ideas for breakfast on Whole30 isn’t always easy.  I have learned a big part of the success on this program is to plan, plan, plan.  This breakfast is easy to prep (about 5 minutes), and takes less than 10 minutes to cook.  Couldn’t be easier on a busy morning while you get ready for work.

Love Those Larabars!

Saturday was a typical day of running around doing chores that included an early morning WW meeting, a mani/pedi appointment, car wash, grocery shopping for next week’s Whole30 meals, drop off at the cleaners, shop for a birthday gift, go home and change clothes and leave for dinner downtown before heading to see the musical Kinky Boots. I had breakfast covered (sweet potato hash browns and bacon) and dinner was at a Japanese restaurant where I had Beef marinated in Coconut Milk.  But lunch was something else again as I wouldn’t be home till after 3pm and I clearly needed to avoid running into a fast food place if I was starving. But thanks to Larabar’s Cherry Pie bar, I was able to stay compliant while on the go.  I was pleasantly surprised at how good these bars actually are, as they are a first for me. 

Going Whole30 for the next 30 days

Time to get really healthy as we move towards the end of the year, and shedding a few pounds while at it wouldn’t disappoint! I started the Whole30 Program last Friday, which in a nutshell means following a gluten-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free diet.  The good news is that you eat beef, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.  So after the first two days I can say I am already starting to feel the “fog” disappear, the bloat begin to subside, and lost 5.4 pounds – yes that is correct!  Actually you are told “you are not allowed to weigh yourself for 30 days,” but I needed to weigh this morning to ensure the needle was going down and not up in pounds.  No more peeking till Day 30 for me.  You don’t count calories, carbs, or points; you don’t have to measure your food and you just choose really wise choices. This program was created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig in 2009, who also founded their business Whole9 the same year.  According to their website they have nearly 1 million visitors …