The last time I cheated on anything was in 4th grade (on a test, question 13, the answer was A- The Iroquois) and since the little angel on my shoulder gives the little devil on the other shoulder a beat down all the live long day I was not about to cheat on Whole30.

So despite my numerous dreams of eating bagels and my daydreams of chocolate chips all over the place, I made it!

Whew, what an exercise of self discipline that I so needed.

On my last day of doing the Whole30 program, I want to share my thoughts before next week happens, and I forget all the feelings.

Best thing: I eat so many more vegetables than I used to, and I love them! After a 20 year sabbatical from brussel sprouts, I lived on the edge and roasted them, salted them, and — reluctantly–ate them. And I liked them. Going forward I will make sure to continue eating veggies at every meal and snack time! Here are some photos of meals I ate:

Tilapia, zucchini, sweet potato
Tilapia, zucchini, sweet potato
Chicken apple sausage (Whole30 compliant), zucchini, greens
Chicken apple sausage (Whole30 compliant), zucchini, greens
Whole30 compliant turkey burger with fried egg and avocado, chicken salad with homemade pale mayo, tomato, green pepper on lettuce bed
Whole30 compliant turkey burger with fried egg and avocado, chicken salad with homemade paleo mayo, tomato, green pepper on lettuce bed
potatoes, fried egg, avocado (Davey's favorite)
potatoes, fried egg, avocado (Davey’s favorite)
Chicken, egg, tomato, avocado, greens
Chicken, egg, tomato, avocado, greens
my typical breakfast : cinnamon apples, eggs, sausage
my typical breakfast : cinnamon apples, eggs, sausage
spinach, egg, tomato, avocado, celery with homemade almond butter and unsweetened raisons
spinach, egg, tomato, avocado, celery with homemade almond butter and unsweetened raisons

I also ate a lot of pork, chicken, salmon and tilapia for dinner with various veggies.

Worst thing: I got sick of eggs. Give me a few months. I can’t really even think about them right now without my stomach turning a little.

Overall thoughts: Melissa Hartwig, founder of the Whole30 program, was right. After 30 days, I no longer crave sweet things. I don’t see myself emptying my entire pantry just in case there is a bag of chocolate chips I forgot about anytime in the near future. But I will say I miss the whole experience of food. I miss sharing a Sunday afternoon coffee and cheesecake with Davey. I miss snuggling up to him and having a glass of wine. I miss going out to eat at our favorite breakfast place. I miss going to people’s houses and taking part in the food they prepared for their guests. Whole30 got me back on track of living in moderation and making more conscious decisions about food.

Buuuuuuut, I am really excited to share birthday cinnamon rolls tomorrow morning with Davey.

2 Comments on Whole30 Recap

  1. You did it! Way to go! I’m still trying to make it 30 days with no cheats…since the beginning of November! Ha! Ah well I’m getting really proficient in paleo meals at least. :) it makes for great baby finger food, though, right?!

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