Whole30: 30

Well. Here we are. The end. I’d like to thank the Academy, my family, and the makers of BioKleen dish detergent for help with all the dishes I dirtied this month.

I shan’t lie. Today I felt some relief, knowing that I wouldn’t have to be as sharp and on it about everything I put in my mouth. Soon, I will be able to relax at a restaurant, imbibe at a party, and bake something fer petessake!

But I also know better. I’m curious to see how these lessons will inform my decisions going forward. For more on that, tune in this week as I post some wrap-ups.

Breakfast: Chorizo-egg scramble. Coffee with coconut milk and cinnamon.

At the café: Pot of chamomile-mint tea.

Lunch: Leftover chicken soup.

Snack: Almond butter with banana and huckleberries.

Dinner: Roasted chicken quarters with masala spices. Salad with avocado, tomato, and mixed greens with lime juice and olive oil.

Celebratory Dessert: Handful of these weird raw vegan crackers made with ginger, coconut, sesame seeds, and dates.


11 Responses to “Whole30: 30”

  1. Congratulations !

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I’m on day 25 now.

  3. Congratulations! Today is day 30 for me…happy to say I made it through and that it really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be… I’m still up in the air about adding dairy back as my digestive issues really haven’t completely resolved, I’m thinking Melissa may be right in the fact that it could take more than 30 days to heal my gut (if in fact the dairy is the problem…still not convinced!)..so we’ll see. I also have been working through Mark’s new Primal Blueprint 21-day Transformation workbook so I’m for sure continuing status quo until November 6th, then I’ll reevaluate what I’m going to add back in…

    Were those Go Raw Super Cookies? Love those things, they have a new flavor Carrot Cake, very yummy for a quick sweet treat.

    • Way to go! Yeah, I’m not sure where I am on those intestinal issues. I agree it can take longer than we’d like, but I’m like you and don’t feel like dairy is the issue, especially since I was fine before the Whole30 and now I’m not as much. We just have to keep tinkering. But I do think we have to be careful and give our tinkers time to either succeed or fail. My husband only gave his non-dairy trial 5 days and that ain’t gonna tell you anything.

      Let me know what you think of Mark’s new book.

      Yes! Go Raw gingersnaps. Their chocolate ones aren’t too bad either, and no agave! I’ll have to look for carrot cake. :)

  4. jen annan house Reply 11/01/2011 at 7:00 am

    We did it! So proud of all of us. Thanks again, for being the catalyst to keep us all going over 30 days. I, too, am reading Mark’s new Primal Blueprint 21-day…just started this weekend…and it all makes sense to me, especially after a Whole 30.

    • Yay! Thanks for walking the walk with me, Jen. Do you think Mark’s new book is worth getting for folks who’ve already read everything else? Anything new there?

      • jen annan house 11/01/2011 at 8:49 am

        Hmmm…maybe not for folks who have already read a lot, but it’s so readable and does such a great job of explaining the “why” of Paleo. I think I am buying two more copies for my bookie friends who have been trying to figure out their weight gain and digestive issues, respectively. Personally, I really like the book. Call me a convert! And thanks again. Without you, I would still be at “trying to be Paleo”. Oh, and I did step on the scale this morning…5 pounds down from October 1. That’s a good thing!

  5. I’m really loving The Primal Blueprint Transformation…not really any new information but more of a “just the facts” approach. It’s a really easy read and great for beginners. I am following the 21-day Challenge program really for the fitness portion, while I am incredibly active…hot yoga several times a week, daily walking, light strength training, rebounding… I really wanted to get more into the primal essential movements, heavy lifting and sprinting…this books give a nice introduction and implementation of this piece of the puzzle. I’m totally hooked.


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