Whole30 Failure

Hey guys!

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks, let me tell you.  Work got a little bit rough there for awhile and I had to just postpone everything I wanted to do.  It happens sometimes and I signed up for it knowing the risks.  Everything is fine now, I’m just still recovering and my sleep patterns are all thrown off.

Since it’s the end of September (already!!) I figured I should probably update you as to how the Whole30 went.  Basically, it went really well until the 15th when I had a bad day at work and came home to the finance having prepared a pretty fantastic dinner.  I’m still at the point where I get angry at people and ‘show them’ by eating whatever I want to.  lol.  It’s stupid and doesn’t affect anyone but myself, I know, I just haven’t been able to stop.  Food is still a comfort to me.  I don’t know how to change that.

So after that I sat myself down and had a thorough session of introspection.  The truth is, the reason I’m not down to my goal weight of 120 yet is because I just haven’t been buckling down and counting calories.  As your weight gets lower and lower it becomes more and more important to eat within your calorie goal because even the slightest amount of extra calories will keep you from losing weight.  I realized I had simply lost the motivation to do what I needed to do.  I’d gotten to 126 and that was ‘good enough’ because I look great and I feel great.  My weight is pretty steady, too, which means that I’m eating right at the level to maintain 126 which is a great weight!  Don’t get me wrong!  I’m 5’7″ and 126 pounds!  That’s incredible!

So during this session I just admitted to myself that I’m probably at my stopping point weight-wise.  The next step is going to be to add fitness into my routine so that I’m not just a smooth, skinny stick.  I’ve added in regular running, yoga and I’m starting at a BJJ gym in November (there’s a reason for that).  I also decided to move into a whole foods, plant based diet at least 95% of the time in order to better maintain my health and weight.

Whole foods plant based (WFPB) is similar to being vegan and Whole30 except for the fact that WFBD avoids all processed foods (like Whole30, unlike Veganism) – sugar, oil – and all meat products (unlike Whole30).

Basically, if it is a plant in its original form (or maybe ground down a little like wheat or corn) then you can eat it.  The more whole and raw it is, the better it is.

I really, really enjoy this way of eating.  I will confess that I’ve made some Vegan cookies (I mean, c’mon!) but other than that I’ve largely just been eating raw veggies.  There are SO many websites out there with recipes for WFPB eating and a bunch of different documentaries that talk about why you should try eating this way.

And, even so, I’m just doing it the majority of the time.  If you were to offer to take me out to tacos tomorrow afternoon I’d be all over it.  I wouldn’t go insane and eat five, but I’d enjoy a taco or two.

But today for lunch I’m eating veggie sushi and then tonight I’m having polenta.  Tomorrow night is acorn squash with sautéed veggies.  See?  So many options!

But, I will not lie, I did have two vegan cookies for breakfast.  They were delicious.  #noregrets

I hope you all have a great day!  If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions or if you’ve become a WFPB eater yourself, please leave a comment below!  I’d like to interact with you all!  I’m super excited about next month’s theme and I hope you all are ready for it!!

Liz

 

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