Today is the 10th day of this program I’m doing with my younger daughter Laura, who owns a Pilates studio. She’s the one who studied dancing in college and went on to perform in musicals across the country and with the Radio City Rockettes, so she knows something about taking care of her body. Well, I do, too. The difference is she practices, and I don’t, at least not with any regularity. LOL
New years snow peas, mustard greens, & pork steak in orange juice.
Facebook reminded me it was 3 years ago I began my Nutrisystem plan which was successful. In almost 6 months I lost almost 30 pounds.
And then I went back to eating real food. Guess what happened? Over time I regained almost all of those pounds. ☹
In the interim, I’ve made several starts and stops. Lose a few pounds. Gain a few pounds. You know the deal.
For Christmas this year, we decided we’d give each other events/activities to make memories, rather than things which none of us need.
Laura asked me to do the Whole 30 with her during January. She even gave me 3 big books with all the information. (Well she wanted back her books she’d loaned me.) 😊
(I asked for a girls’ weekend with them. It’s in the planning station, and I’m sure I’ll share how it turns out.)
So what is the Whole 30?
No Peanuts, Beans and Soy
Do Diary (Almond milk is okay.)
Omit these Additives: Carrageenan, MSG, or added sulfites
Eat: meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and natural fats
Hopefully, you end up feeling lots better with less inflammation, allergic reactions, aches and pains.
Is this forever?
Tuna salad made with my own homemade mayo, celery, onions, bell pepper, dill pickles, & almonds.
No. After eliminating the items for a month, you can try adding one back in and see how you feel. Then take it out and add back in another. You continue with the process to see how you feel best. (This may not be exactly accurate. I haven’t studied that part of the book yet. Still have 3 weeks to go. 🙂
I do hate all the pots and pans, but hey, it’s a small price to pay to live a healthy lifestyle, right?
I’m not supposed to get on the scales, but of course I have. So far, I’ve lost 5 lbs. Not bad for 10 days and eating good food
. Chicken, snow peas, yam spirals
Are there foods that you’ve learned you shouldn’t eat because they make you sick or not feel good? Have you ever done something like the Whole 30? I know there are people out there who’ve never had a weight problem but have food issues. I’ve dealt with this since I was in 3rd grade. Even in the years I was slender, I thought I was heavy. I kick myself for not appreciating those times. I guess that’s a message for all of us all the time: Appreciate what we’ve got and who we are. Love to hear from you.