Day 17 {Whole30}

I've always had a love affair with sweets. I imagine many people learn to express some amount of moderation as they grow up. Not me. If I eat one little sweet, I have to eat ALL THE SWEETS. There is no middle ground. I can't eat 3 Thin Mints, I have … [Read more...]

Day 16 {Whole30}

One completely unforeseen result of doing the Whole30 is how much us doing it encourages other people to think about it. Of course, not because of us, but more because you can only hear about something so many times before it seems like a good … [Read more...]

Day 15 {Whole30}

As I've mentioned before, our oldest has food allergies. She is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. Pretty much she's allergic to joy. Kidding, kidding. Kinda. I realized today that doing this Whole30 has made me walk in her shoes a … [Read more...]

Day 14 and Week 2 Recap {Whole30}

Holy cow! Week 2, check! Our eating is definitely better than it ever has been but with such a big change we are really slacking on other things. We aren't sleeping that much. I have to cook so much. Not a complaint, just a reality. I either … [Read more...]

Day 13 {Whole30}

As if overbuying greens last week wasn't lesson enough, for whatever reason this week I completely overbought red bell peppers. And meat. I think I bought at least 15 red bell peppers. They were crazy on sale. Like 1/3 what they usually are so I … [Read more...]

Day 12 {Whole30}

When Olivia (our first kiddo) was born, we lived in a condo that gave us free cable. It was awesome. So me and newborn Olivia would watch hours and hours of Food Network shows back in the day when people still, you know, cooked on the channel. I … [Read more...]

Day 11 {Whole30}

Ok, I've got another confession to make. I've been weighing myself daily. I know, I know. It's a big no no. I'm totally going to throw Kraft under the bus on this one. He has always weighed himself daily. He likes metrics. So on Day 1 I told … [Read more...]

Day 10 {Whole30}

Confession time, friends. We had our first goof up on Whole30 compliance today. Absentmindedly, I licked a grain of rice off my finger and Kraft licked a tiny drop of yogurt off his hand (both times while serving the kiddos) earlier last week, but … [Read more...]

Day 9 {Whole30}

I read this really interesting article about weight loss, metabolism, and the Biggest Loser. The conclusions that the study draws might make weight loss seem impossible, but that's not actually their point. Their point is that metabolism plays a … [Read more...]