Monthly Archives: July 2011

Too hot!

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It’s way too hot not to get a snow cone.  If I try really hard…I can image this tasting like a blue coconut one.  Yuummmmmm.

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Half-Way

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Waaaahooo.  I have successfully made it to day 15 of the Whole 30.  I almost can’t believe it.  It has flown by…and has been a great experience so far.  Here are 15 things I have learned so far:

  1. It is possible to attend events with delicious food…without partaking! (Seriously…wedding cake, shower treats, Bangkok Thai, McKay’s Bakery cookies, donuts, Oreos, tortilla chips)
  2. I have more control over when and what I eat than I have ever given myself credit for.
  3. I feel much better about myself…when I treat my body with respect.
  4. I have experienced a lot fewer energy “plummets” in the late afternoons.  (I used to want to lay down on my office floor at about 3:30-4:00) Ok…I actually did a few times! 🙂
  5. The first 5 days…detoxing…sucked BAD!
  6. It is empowering to learn about my body and how to treat it properly.
  7. It is possible to not eat fast food.  (This quite possibly could fall under the “miracle” category for me.  I am was what people like to call a junk-food-junkie!
  8. Having Chase on this journey with me makes it SO MUCH EASIER!
  9. It’s fun to cook with new spices and foods.
  10. My “saving grace” foods= eggs and avocados
  11. My appetite is starting to work itself out.  I haven’t figured it out yet…but at least it’s better than having an appetite the size of Texas. (Another “miracle”)
  12. A few people think I am crazy. 🙂
  13. My friends and family have been really great support.  ESPECIALLY my CFB Coach Kristin, my lil’ bro and his GF (they started Paleo eating yesterday), and my co-workers.
  14. I am actually to a point where I am not looking forward to housing a large pepperoni pizza on day 31.
  15. I am strong enough to do this…and I’m gonna make it another 15 days without a single CHEAT!

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

I Corinthians 6:19-20


Just said NO

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Just said NO:

These delicious goodies stared me in the face this week and I totally turned them down.  No roll at Roadhouse…that’s most def a first for me.  No birthday dessert…that’s another first.

Roadhouse Delicious Goodness

Fried ice cream...straight up.

Small victories! This has been a really tough week! I’m learning that I have more will power than I ever thought I did though!

Nightmares

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Today is the day.  I have prepared myself in all the ways I know how to.  I am starting the Whole 30 Challenge today! Chase and I went shopping at Whole Foods in Dallas this weekend, cut up, pre-cooked, and planned meals to ready ourselves for this endeavor.  I think that obsessing over it this weekend is what caused my nightmare last night.  Here is how it went down:

Side-note: After researching and reading all weekend about the Whole 30, it is very evident that you CANNOT CHEAT.  AT ALL.

This dream is very similar to the day before the first day of school ones….you know…the one where you go to school with no pants on, or everyone else’s school supplies are better than yours.  What? You didn’t have that one? Well last night….I actually had a dream that I ate left over Chinese food from the refrigerator for lunch today and then realized what I had done.  In my dream I bawled and cried.  I remember thinking to myself, “what am I going to tell Chase?, How did I let myself do this?, What am I going to put on my blog?” Then…my alarm went off and I realized it was all just a crazy nightmare.  I ended one nightmare to start another one.  A real life nightmare….RUNNING. Ok…so I’m being dramatic, but it did SUCK!

I was the only one that showed up for today’s morning class, so Kristin gave me a workout to do that will be a good benchmark test for my eating challenge.  We are going to do the same workout in 30 days and see how I feel.  I’m hoping it is lots better than I did today!!

I’ll be logging my meals on the Whole 30 page of my blog and writing updates on how I’m doing, feeling, and OWNING this challenge.  Say a prayer for me.