Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Whole30 Recap

I finished the Whole30 last week, and folks, it changed my life! Cliche, I know. I've always struggled with my weight and with maintaining a healthy relationship with food. You can read my first post about Whole30 here.

I did Weight Watchers right after college and lost the weight I put on in those 4 years. I loved WW, and I think it works great for some people, but it did not teach me to have a healthy relationship with food. Whole30 has been the only thing that really clicked in a "what the hell have I been doing to my body?" kind of way.

Here's a little break down of my experience.

What I thought I'd miss but really didn't:    
What I really did miss:
Diet coke
Chewing gum

What I'm scared to go back to:                      
Couldn't live without:
Diet Coke
Trader Joe's turkey burgers

Best for traveling:                                             
The hardest part:
Raw Cashews
Eating out
Lara Bars
Explaining Whole30 to others

What I lost:                                           
What I gained:
Almost 10 lbs                        
A healthier body
An unhealthy relationship with food      
A better attitude

Self respect

What's next:                   
What worries me:
Whole30 80/20 lifestyle 
Incorporating foods back in
Adding in workouts     
Slipping back into my old lifestyle
Now, I can't believe I'm going to show you this, but here goes...

I was an inflamed mess, and I didn't even know it. Let me clear, I do not have it all figured out. I am still a work in progress just doing the best I can. But then again, aren't we all?


  1. the transformation is amazing! I'm wondering how you feel dairy affected you? I have heard all kinds of things about how it affects certain people. I would be interested to see what affect it has when you add it back in.

  2. You look great! I've heard so many wonderful things about the Whole30. I might have to give it a try after the baby comes!

  3. You. Look. AMAZING. So teeny! I'm on Day 9 right now, and there is so much of what you said above that rings true for me (except I am still REALLY missing sugar...). I'm praying that I'm able to stay true to the program for the full 30 days. A piece of gum is totally calling my name... :)

  4. WOW!! What a difference those 10 pounds made, you look great. That is awesome!!

  5. Thank you for sharing your amazing results! One of my friends in IG lost 20 pounds. It's great inspiration to try Whole30.

  6. Wow - this is amazing! Congratulations on your success - you look beautiful and I'm sure you feel that way as well! This may be a good challenge to try myself - get myself away from the chips!!

  7. You look incredible! Congratulations! I have about 100 lbs to lose so I'm not sure if this is for that or just toning up, but I'm going to check it out.

  8. Wow! I have about 10 pounds to loose and maybe I will have to try this!

  9. Wow!! That's awesome!! I've been thinking about doing this for so long but haven't just committed.