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Monday, April 22, 2013

Whole 30: Week 3 Recap


Wow!  I'm already 2/3 of the way through Whole 30!  I have to admit, the first week I felt like 30 days was going to last forever, but now that I'm already here, I feel as though they flew by!  I can't wait to share all the things I've learned from this whole process with all of you.  It is definitely a lifestyle change worth making or at least trying out.

Best Part of the Week: The best part of the week was being at a cookout and having my friend's husband say, "Lindsay, you've lost weight!"  I know, I know...this process isn't about losing, but its so nice to know that what I'm doing is working for me.  Not just for the weight thing, but for all of the dietary issues I was having.  

Hardest Part of the Week: I went out to eat with coworkers on Wednesday and I ordered a grilled chicken salad without cheese or croutons, but apparently the waitress didn't hear me.  When she brought out a bed of lettuce topped with chicken salad (with mayo) I cringed.  I had to send it back and get her to bring me the right thing.  I hated it, but I'm glad I wasn't trying to be "nice" and just deal with it.  She was very understanding after I explained I couldn't have the mayonnaise.  

Loving: Still loving those blueberry LARA bars.  I've been snacking on sunflower seeds like a mad woman.

Missing:  Carbs.  I've noticed that my runs are much more laborious and my time is increasing greatly.  I feel like its because I don't have enough energy to burn in the form of carbs.  I want to point out, I'm not missing the flavor or taste of carbs - just the fuel they give me.

I've Noticed: My clothing fits better.  Things had gotten pretty snug around these parts before I decided to do this.  I'm excited to find that they are fitting the way they should now.

Looking Forward: I'm almost done with Whole 30!  I do plan to celebrate with a glass of wine next weekend, but I will definitely not be gorging on sugar and junk.  I have realized its just not worth it.

Eating: I've been purchasing lots of vegetables and fruits from the produce section.  Hubby and I are still grilling.  We ate Chinese food one night and I got the egg drop soup.  
Steamed cabbage, roast with sauteed mushrooms, and tomato slices
I've been really bad about meal planning this week (making this week more difficult than last), but I also had breakfast for dinner one night with bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit.  Excuse the lack of pictures!



8 comments:

  1. This is so interesting to read as I have thought about doing this myself! Have you found other benefits besides the weight? I am really curious about health benefits in general! :)
    Congrats girl!! This is so impressive and great!!
    :)Rebecca

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  2. I still think this would be hard to do. I guess I won't know until I try it...

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  3. You are rocking this challenge!!! So glad you are seeing results!

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  4. I lovee having breakfast for dinner, that's a great way to change things up! Glad you're feeling great, lady!

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  5. We did the whole30 last August! I recommend it to everyone who will listen. It completely changed our outlook on food. I'm got hooked on sugar again and have been detoxing this last week from it. (Day 6!!!!) Next week I'm saying goodbye to grains (couscous) and dairy (cheese) and hoping to be back to the whole30 lifestyle. Congrats on working so hard!! Its not easy!!!

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