Yes, today is day 16 of my whole30 challenge. Thats right 16/30 days completed (pretty much). Has is been easy? NO! Has it been fun? NO, and yes, but mostly NO. Can I keep this up for the whole 30 days? I sure hope so. about an hour everyday I second guess this whole thing and then my friend Becca or Brandon gets me back on track. I do feel like I have a consistent energy level throughout the day and my skin has been clearing up (which is great). I also have come up with different meal ideas and have had to do a lot more planning. This has taught me that I can be in control of what I put into my body. Sort of a strange concept to say out loud but seriously, before, if food was out then I would eat it. It didn't really matter if it was going to give me a stomach ache or if I didn't really like it. Food was, well, food. My time filler, the way I dealt with being bored, tired, and stressed.
Yay for passing the halfway mark and yay for losing 16 LBS. That's right. Since January I have lost 16 LBS. Not all of this can be contributed to the whole30 but it has significantly helped me. YAY for mind over food.