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.


Week One on the Whole 30

Whole 30 Meal Plan, Week 1 Ideas

We are menu planners. It helps organize our week so it is one less thing we have to think about. With full time jobs and two young kids, we don’t have time to run to the store for a missing ingredient. We don’t even have time for the ago old discussion: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do you feel like?”

If anyone has a busy life, I’m sure your meals are like ours. Breakfasts are easy and typically on the go. Lunches are at work or daycare, so they have to be made in advance. Dinners during the week need to be quick or already made. We typically make them on the weekends and double them up so we just reheat when we get home.

For the Whole 30, we aren’t going to change our planning or preparations, just our meals. We are using this grocery list as a guide…it is so helpful!

Here is what we are doing for Day 1-7:


  •  hard boiled eggs
  • fruit like berries, bananas, apples, melon, and pomegranate


  • BLT Salad with avocado and lemon as dressing
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup without the tortillas and a side salad


  • Cut up vegetables like carrots, peppers, celery, and broccoli
  • Veggie Smoothie

Dinner (we double these so we can have leftovers for lunch or another dinner)

I am concerned with being hungry and with eating so much meat! We will see what happens.