The Finish Line (Whole30 Day 30)

That sound you hear is me wiping away the tears as the final hours of the Whole30 pass. Today is the last day of the Whole30. (Yes, I know that some people choose to carry on and complete the Whole35 or the Whole42, but I'm content to stop at 30). In just a few short … Continue reading The Finish Line (Whole30 Day 30)

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The Post-Whole30 Diet (Whole30 Day 27)

The Whole30 is almost over. Now what do I eat? That’s the question I’ve been wrestling with the last couple days. I’ve tried to come up with a realistic eating plan that I can follow for the long-term. To do that, I need to keep my diet guidelines to a minimum. Too many rules are … Continue reading The Post-Whole30 Diet (Whole30 Day 27)

Fear of Sugar (Whole30 Day 26)

As the Whole30 comes to an end, I have a growing fear. I'm afraid of eating grains, dairy, and sugar again. Yes, I'm afraid of a loaf of bread and cheese! Who saw this coming? Next Wednesday, the Whole30 will be over. Naturally, I've been thinking about all the things I want to eat that … Continue reading Fear of Sugar (Whole30 Day 26)

Playing Out the String (Whole30 Day 25)

The final six days of the Whole30 are pretty uneventful. The feelings of hunger, weakness, and fatigue are generally gone. I've tried every interesting meal at least once. I've successfully navigated a few different restaurants. And I've had my heart broken at the supermarket dozens of times over what I couldn't eat. I've lost weight, … Continue reading Playing Out the String (Whole30 Day 25)

Skipping Starbucks, Climbing Mountains (Whole30 Day 24)

Every time I'm on an adventure with my kids, it's an opportunity to get a treat. At least, this is how I've parented for the last eight years. At the end of every hike, stroll, or walk along a boardwalk, it's a chance to go to Starbucks, Beans & Brews, or McDonald's (no judgement). It's … Continue reading Skipping Starbucks, Climbing Mountains (Whole30 Day 24)

Eating Out’s Not Worth It (Whole30 Day 23)

You can find all sorts of articles about what to order at restaurants on the Whole30. You can order a double patty, lettuce-wrapped burger from Five Guys, a carnitas salad from Chipotle (with no beans and rice), and a steak with just salt and pepper from just about any steakhouse. But there is one thing … Continue reading Eating Out’s Not Worth It (Whole30 Day 23)

Grieving without Sugar (Whole30 Day 21)

How do you react to people when you’re sad? I think I shut down. When I’m really sad I don’t have the energy to deal with other people. Even something as simple as making a phone call or answering a few questions can feels like a huge undertaking. When something tragic happens in my life … Continue reading Grieving without Sugar (Whole30 Day 21)