Day 1 Ruminations

So, this “What to Expect” timeline from the Whole 30 website is pretty helpful in knowing how this diet is going to go down. Obviously, it isn’t going to be easy….but after today, I think everyday might be hard.

We were home all day, so we cooked all our meals and prepped for some during the week. Breakfast was eggs over hash. We made tuna cakes and put them on lettuce for lunch. And dinner was a hamburger wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a side of sweet potatoes. We were feeling great until mid afternoon when booth of us started getting tired, angry, and hungry. After a snack of celery and almond butter, we were able to pull it together enough to make dinner and play with the kids. I can already tell the mid afternoon snack is going to be important.

Andy has been craving sugar all day–juice, which he never drinks, and chocolate. I just want to eat. I know protein is suppose to make you feel full, but I honestly just feel hungry. The headache is starting and I am still very tired. Hopefully I will sleep well tonight.

1 day down, 29 to go!

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Pre Whole Thirty

Pre Whole 30, The Before

This is us. Who we are right now at the end of 2014. We will start the Whole Thirty in a few days.
Pre Whole 30 Diet Expectations         Pre Whole 30 Diet Expectations

Andy’s Weight: 197                              Amy’s Weight: 204

What we do not expect…a miracle, to lose 30 pounds and keep it off, or a new life after 30 days is over. We are who we are and 30 days won’t change that completely.

What we expect…that this will be hard, by the end we will feel good about ourselves, and to have lost some weight.

We hope…this will jump start a healthier lifestyle for us. Thirty days won’t change our behavior, but maybe it will give us taste of success that we will want to continue.

What Amy will miss most…sugar, cheese, and late night snacks that don’t include carrot sticks.

What Andy will miss most…I didn’t ask him yet, but I bet it will be beer. Nope, I asked him and he said he would miss cheese the most. And maple syrup…he does work in the maple industry after all.

Here we go! Wish us luck. We will start January 3rd.