My Whole 30 started 6 days ago.
A lot has happened in the last 6 days. We had a pretty major ice storm resulting in no power for almost 24 hours, the temps plummeted and it’s still freezing cold out (it was 14 degrees this morning). We took in some friends who had no power for 3 days and friends from NY came to visit. And, schools were closed for four days. So yeah, it’s been a busy week for my family and I.
Despite all the craziness I have stuck to the Whole 30 food rules and it wasn’t easy. There were plenty of temptations and I thought about straying, but I never did it. That is major for me. In the past I have been the girl to cave and eat junk when the going got tough. I think I am finally learning that food doesn’t actually help any problem. Eating in times of stress does not make the stress go away. It’s a temporary feeling of relief. I think I am finally learning that.
In the last 6 days I have lost 4.6 pounds. And trust me I am never starving. I always go to bed feeling satisfied. According to the Whole 30 rules you are not supposed to weigh yourself, but given my past weight issues and my emotional eating, I cannot do that. The scale keeps me in check and honestly, I just can’t give that up.
I have also noticed that my head is clearer and my mind feels fresh almost all the time. I just think clearer. I am also sleeping more soundly and waking up easier. I don’t feel sluggish at all. And, I thought I felt before starting this.
If you have never done a Whole 30, I encourage you look into it. It’s a major change but it really makes you think about what you put into your body and how it effects you. It really is an experience and it really has changed my life.