If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know I struggle with losing weight. It is a constant battle. Come this past January 1st, I was 30 pounds overweight. Ugh!
I had read about Whole 30 off and on for a couple of years now. When I was at at a craft show this past fall, it was held at a school and along with the craft show, there was a book sale. At the book sale was the Whole 30 book so I snatched it up for just $1. And I read it. And I thought about it.
I don’t feel like I have food allergies or intolerances but I have been addicted to sugar. I needed something to get me back on track with healthy eating.
So 30 days of clean eating. That is not a lifetime. That is only 30 days. I could do this.
I started January 1st and finished yesterday. I did it! I will confess, I did it perfectly with the one exception of my husband’s birthday. We went out for a nice dinner and I had a few bites of his dessert. It was so hard. I wanted a bit of sweets more than you can imagine, but that one meal was my only exception.
The results….I lost 9 pounds! Woot woot! The other thing was I’ve genuinely had improved energy.
I also have been back at the gym and moving my body. I go for 30 minutes and I’m happy with that. If I have to go for an hour, I just won’t go.
So now that the Whole 30 is over, I’m slowly reintroducing some of the foods that were removed over the past 30 days. Today I’ve added dairy and oh the half and half in my coffee was sooooo good. I’m going to slowly add back in healthy grains. But the sweets, sigh….Those need to be saved for special occasions and not a daily snack.
I haven’t written much about my weight lately because I find it to be such a struggle. Also, I was afraid of failing once again. But 9 pounds over 30 days, I’m happy with that and I hope to see it continue.
I’m not affiliated with Whole 30 in any way. I just wanted to share my experience with you and share a bit of embroidery inspiration.
Make it a great day friends and let’s treat our bodies well.
be creative daily and live life beautifully