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WOW–Day 24!!

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So, it’s Day 24 of my Whole30, and now it’s just a slide into home plate!!!  I’m feeling pretty good, clothes are definitely looser, and I’m down 11 lbs.  I know that’s cheating, but this is MY Whole30, right?  And weight loss is a big motivator and reward for me, so there!! I’m really loving some of the new recipes I’ve tried, and thanks to my Paleo version of Comeback Sauce, I’m loving salads as well.  If you don’t know what Comeback Sauce is, I have a blog from a couple of years ago about it and the recipe is posted there.  And seriously, if you haven’t experienced it, you need to.  Like, now.

Being this near the end kinda scares me, you know?  I tend to do better with strict guidelines.  Give me an inch and I’ll damn sure take a mile!!  I really, really, really want to stick pretty closely to the Whole30.  Add in a few things, like the occasional glass of wine or bottle of beer.  Maybe a slice of cheese now and then.  I’m going to try very hard to stay away from Coke Zero, because for me it’s like a drug.  One sip, and within days I’m back to 4 or 5 a day.   I seriously LOVE them.  So it’s better for me to avoid them completely than try to enjoy them “in moderation”.  I’ve never been good at that in any situation, which explains why I’ve kept falling back into my old patterns over and over again.  If a little is good, a lot is better!!

Anyway, I’ll keep plugging along and hoping that this time I won’t just completely lose my shit  and blow it all.  Wish me luck!!

Day 15–WOW!

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Half-way through my Whole30, and this is the best I’ve felt so far.  I slept better last night (since my dog didn’t wake me up at 3:00 a.m. and then go back to sleep, leaving me tossing and turning!!).  Woke up this morning to almost record-breaking cool weather, which instantly put me in a good mood.  Went for a nice walk with my dog, and then came home and had my best breakfast of my Whole30.  I had a BLT wrap–a couple of pieces of bacon, a few grape tomatoes that I halved and added salt and my homemade mayo to, all in a romaine lettuce leaf.  It was SO good!!!  I can see me having this quite often, as it was so delicious that it added to my good mood.  I feel wide awake and full of energy.  I’m even feeling sure that I can easily conquer all the temptations at the baseball game tonight!!