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Whole30 - Day 20

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When this experiment is over, I am set to follow similar guidelines. Guidelines that were first set by Mark Sisson’s Primal way of life. The only “suspect” food I want to reintroduce is cheese. So, every 3 days, I will add something that’s dairy related. And last, I will try low-alcohol red wine.

My wish is to remain gluten & sugar-free. I will not shy away from the occasional sugar in recipe but not the real thing straight such as ice cream or cookies & I’ve already discussed it with my boyfriend and he will make an effort. Removing sugar from one’s diet is a very difficult thing but I managed to do it (not fruits, though! added-sugar!) and it helped me tremendously. Like a lot of people, I would obsess about a certain food, usually something with a lot of sugar and keep thinking about it until I gave in. I still experiment cravings but they are manageable when before, they weren’t. And I can avoid this sort of crisis forever if I am faithful to my lifestyle. Now... I know I am only human but that will be my constant aim. It’s food-freedom! It’s hard work but everything that is worth having require hard work.

Now, on Day 20 - still short tempered. Was in the traffic for a long time in the morning. My boyfriend too. We love where we live but it’s too far from our workplaces. I don’t mind living in the city if it means not being stuck in traffic for hours.

As for my Whole30, it’s going great. Lots of energy, I sleep well - woke up only once to go to the toilet (not 2 or 3 times!), we had salmon for dinner. I tried chia pudding again and no unpleasant symptoms (only the one time last week) but I’ve diminished how much I eat each time so I’ll see but I am on the lookout! I am now eating ground pork for breakfast… I never thought I’d give in lol At 10, 10:30, I eat my snack (some carrots and celery with a handful of nuts - I don’t get bored!) so I can walk before lunch around 1PM. When I get home around 5PM, I am not ravenous but it’s time I have dinner. We made a lot of different soups so I eat one while I prep my veggies and meat (that’s been thawed beforehand!) and then, I eat. Tonight, it’s either tuna or hard boiled eggs.

I’m really proud to say I didn’t get home once in the last month without knowing what I was going to eat that night. Not once. That means I didn’t get any sort of take out either. That’s not the case for lunch though, I got to work without any once at the beginning of the month. It’s still a good stat!

OH! And it’s been a month since I stopped added-sugar. A full month! I did stuff my face once or twice in fruits but nothing major. I’m keeping busy at night, that helps too. I’m not of of the woods because if I think about chocolate ice cream there is still that monster within me roaring to get some - he’s not raging though, so that’s an improvement! Maybe he’ll meowwww next… but then I’ll be helpless, I can’t ignore my cat meowing O_o.. lol

I am thrilled about the newcomers team, plus I’ve got help. One of my Sparkfriend has decided to subscribe to the team and I’ve name her leader too so we can both welcome and offer our help to the newbies. It’s not a very active team yet and although there are hundreds of new people, only a couple has set up their Sparkpage and only 3 has posted on the Team. It’s okay, they’ll get around on time, I’m sure!

Well, that’s a long blog… I hope you have a great day and thank you for your continued support. ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT!!!
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  • no profile photo CD16401498
    Commuting is tough. Have activities you can do in your car while sitting in traffic. I learned that music was wonderful for help me make it through hours of commuting. I would play my songs LOUDLY, my most favorite songs, and sing out loud and just enjoyed it! People sometimes would look at me but I didn't care. My friend listens to books-on-tape while driving. If not, if you think you both will have these jobs a long time, I would think of moving. Might be better. Good luck! emoticon

    1247 days ago
    I've done whole30 twice. It was quite the game changer. I have actually gone to Keto now, but whole30 set me up to know I could get rid of sugar. Amazing words you shared. And congrats on the team and how it's going. I enjoy the active teams!
    1247 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Well Isabelle look at you! You are actually making me smile right now. I can feel the enthusiasm coming through this blog. You have accomplished so much. You've come a long way girl! Giving up sugar completely other than natural is a very very difficult thing to do. And you have accomplished it. Planning has been a success key for you. In time, this will be just every day living for you. You won't have to think about it, you'll just do it.

    You are eating so much better now and I'm happy for you! Commuting a long way to work is definitely a stress that all of us need to find a better way. I know I hated my drive in and back home every day. 45 minutes each way was not fun and in all types of weather plus the careless drivers out there. Hope you find something better for you and your boyfriend.
    1248 days ago
    Isabelle, this is HUGE: "I didn’t get home once in the last month without knowing what I was going to eat that night. Not once. That means I didn’t get any sort of take out either." Way to go! You are a great example of what a difference Whole30 can make!

    1248 days ago
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