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)

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Carefully Coming Down the Mountain (Whole30 Day 20)

I grew up following the advice of 1990s R&B group TLC, "Don't go chasing waterfalls." However, they didn't mean literal waterfalls, but metaphorical ones (I'm guessing. Or maybe they just had an irrational fear of waterfalls). Anyway, as an adult living in Utah I chase waterfalls all the time. Winter, of course, is a non-waterfall time … Continue reading Carefully Coming Down the Mountain (Whole30 Day 20)

Seeing Stars at the Gym (Whole30 Day 19)

Eating right is only part of the battle. Ok, it's a big part of the battle. As Tim Ferris says, "You can't outwork your mouth" (or something like that). His point is that you can be a gym rat and run everyday, but your food choice ultimately has a bigger impact on your weight. The … Continue reading Seeing Stars at the Gym (Whole30 Day 19)

Just Say No to Snacks! (Whole30 Day 18)

The first two weeks of the Whole30 were characterized by feeling weak, a few minor headaches and a gnawing hunger. (Ok, not the whole two weeks, but you get my point). The second two weeks of the Whole30 are supposed to be when you hit your stride. Your body is acclimated to the diet and you're … Continue reading Just Say No to Snacks! (Whole30 Day 18)

Why Is Healthy Food Expensive? (Whole30 Day 17)

When you're on the Whole30, you're going to spend some money on food. We are a family of six and our grocery bill seems to grow exponentially every six months. (I shudder to think what what it will be like when we have four teenagers). But since we've been on the Whole30 our food expenses … Continue reading Why Is Healthy Food Expensive? (Whole30 Day 17)

Dealing with the Staff Lunch (Whole30 Day 16)

The first Tuesday of the month our whole staff gathers together. It's a time to reflect on what everyone has been doing for the last month, celebrate ways that our mission has been accomplished, and pray with one another (if you are confused, it's a church). Chick-Fil-A: A love story After all of that stuff, … Continue reading Dealing with the Staff Lunch (Whole30 Day 16)

Special Days and Special Exceptions (Whole30 Day 14)

  Today, my wife, Melanie, is filling in for me.  Hi! I’m Melanie, Scott’s wife and partner on this Whole30 journey (and life’s journey too). I am writing yesterday’s post because… well, if you’ve read anything about the Whole30 yet, you know prep time takes a lot of time. And maybe you haven’t read this … Continue reading Special Days and Special Exceptions (Whole30 Day 14)