I made it! 30 days without grains, or chocolate (that’s huge for me), or sugar (other than the previously mentioned bit that was in bacon) or even Stevia in my coffee. What’s funny is I couldn’t wait to get back to sweetening my coffee and this morning even 1/3 of what I used to use was too sweet. I had the weirdest experience on Sunday though—I hadn’t had serious sugar cravings in a couple of weeks. My kids are both sick and not sleeping well and I was exhausted and cranky and just done. THIS is why you clean out your house before you do Whole30 because if I had any chocolate in my house that day I would have probably eaten it. I really badly wanted treats but since I had none, I didn’t eat any. We had Thai takeout for dinner and I also could have had grains but stuck to chicken salad.
Results: I lost 4 pounds and 2.5% bodyfat. I know some people have crazy amounts of weight loss, but this was amazing for me because I wasn’t really trying to lose weight and am below what I weighed before I had Max. My smallest old pair of jeans I had been optimistically hanging onto forever are now probably a half size too big.
My challenge now: to keep treats and sugar to rare occasions (my birthday is coming! And Thanksgiving, and the baby’s birthday and Christmas. Hmm.) I am also trying to figure out how to eat enough to fuel Crossfit AND breastfeeding which is my new challenge. I felt like I was barely getting in enough for the breastfeeding and now I’m doing Crossfit three times a week too and my supply has dropped again. I find it challenging to eat enough carbs—there is only so much sweet potato and squash I can eat. Speaking of that, I had an early dinner and it is 9pm and I’m starving again so time to eat once more.