But our eating experience has been good! We've enjoyed what we've been eating. Here's a sampling:
As far as how I'm feeling... I feel really good. I am definitely losing some weight. On the Whole30 plan, you aren't supposed to weigh or measure yourself for the 30 days. But I cheated. And as of today, I've lost 5 lbs. 5 lbs a week is pretty good! I'm definitely at least finishing out the 30 days. As far as after that, I know for sure that I'll keep some Paleo principles. I haven't yet decided if I will go completely Paleo. I'd like to, but the cost issue is tough. I don't think Ethan is going to continue, so maybe that will enable me to continue since we'll be buying 1/2 the meat. I haven't had any sugar, and that has been ok. The only sugar I would be getting is that from fruit. I also cut out caffeine altogether. The first 3 days of no caffeine were a little rough. Nothing too terrible, but I did have a slight caffeine headache on the 3rd day. After that, it was pretty much smooth sailing with the no caffeine. I will probably start drinking a coffee in the morning after the Whole30 is over, but I thought if I were going to do the Whole30 cleanse, I was going to go all the way! And I'm glad. I do feel like my skin is a little clearer. Not sure if that's b/c of my new Burt's Bee's skincare, or the diet. Probably a little of both. I am very proud of myself for not cheating, considering I had a really rough week. We had my grandpa's funeral, and we went out to dinner afterwards. And I had to give Simon to his forever owners on Friday, which was terrible. So I didn't let my feeling guilt me into cheating. Yay Me!
So overall, I think week 1 went really well. I feel really confident that this will be a good start to changing my life. I even feel a little more confident! What have you been doing to change your life? Come link up! It can be anything from food, marriage, parenting, goals. Anything you want to do!