Today, I came to the realization that I was so thankful that I committed myself to this Whole30. The past two weeks have been a very challenging time for me. You see, my family and I have to be out of our current home by the end of February. Right before Christmas, my husband and I found our dream home. It was a 1946 farmhouse with a lot of the original charm, plus an updated kitchen for me and a garage for my husband’s gym. It was perfect and we were beyond excited. Then two weeks ago, we had the inspection on the home. It didn’t go well to say the least, which was devastating. If you are an 80’s kid like me, you probably remember that movie with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long called The Money Pit. That would have been my husband and me, just in an updated version. After a few days of mulling it over, we decided to withdrawal our offer on the home, which put me in panic mood. We had less than 2 months to find a place to live. What if we couldn’t find anything!? What would we do?!
Thankfully, I came across another home that had everything we wanted. I called the agent immediately and my husband and I walked through it that day. We were so excited that we made an offer a few days later, which was accepted! It doesn’t have the charm of our 1946 farmhouse, but it also isn’t going to be a money pit either.
I know myself. I am an emotional eater. I want sweets when I am stressed, sad or even bored. Which is why I am so thankful that I made a committment to doing the Whole30. If I hadn’t, I would have been eating chocolate like it was my job. I would have been an emotional mess and probably not very much fun to be around. I would have found an excuse not to go to the gym. But none of those things happened. Even though the past two weeks have been challenging, I made it though without resorting to my old habits. I call that success and as cheesy as it may sound, I am proud of myself.
What I Ate
A quick run down on what my family and I had for dinner during the 2nd week of my Whole 30. In case you are wondering, we do have a 4 year old little girl and she eats what we eat. The only time she may get something different is if a meal is too spicy.
Sunday: spaghetti squash bolognese from Pratical Paleo with cumin roasted carrots from Well Fed
Tuesday: czech meatballs with cauliflower rice, both from Well Fed
Thursday: sage burgers with balsamic bacon apple chutney (made with ground beef) from OMG. That Paleo? with warm spinach and sweet potato salad from Everyday Paleo website
Friday: grilled salmon with brussels sprouts and bacon from Everyday Paleo
Saturday: skillet sweet potato, sausage and spinach hash from Multiply Delicious
Are you considering doing a Whole30? Aren’t you curious how it might change your life? What do you have to lose? Do it. I promise, you won’t regret it.