I have decided to do a Whole90, I started on November 24 2014, so I have been at it for a little over a week. I successfully completed a Whole30 in September of this year, I loved how I felt when I was eating so clean. I lost 10 pounds, 5% body fat and lots of inches. After I completed it, I fell right back into some bad eating habits, I don't know why, it just was normal. I didn't want it to be my normal. I decided to start another Whole30 that started right after Halloween and would be over the day before Thanksgiving. It was an epic fail on the second round. So after two weeks of eating so, so, I decided I was ready again to give it a real go and I wanted to do it for a longer period of time because then maybe once I complete it, everything will be so much more of a habit.
I decided before I started that I would make Paleo Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving, technically not compliant on a Whole30 or 60 or 90 or whatever. You are not supposed to recreate things like pies, cakes, bread etc. The only ingredients that were in it that isn't compliant was honey and maple syrup. I figured that if I made the choice to eat that it would be so much better than if I had a piece of traditional pumpkin pie. I am also going to make a Paleo Coconut Cream Pie for Christmas. And if other things come up that I need to make something that is Paleo but not Whole30, I am ok with that.
We are also dealing with some intolerances/allergies with Skylar, she currently is not eating/drinking any milk, soy or gluten. So it's perfect that anything I eat is safe for Skylar.
Another "rule" while on Whole30 is to not weigh yourself, the whole time. This has always been pretty much impossible for me. I am planning on only weighing myself on days 30, 60 and 90. So far I have done it! I hope I can make it!
What do I hope to get out of it?
I hope that if I eat clean it will help all of my hormones get in balance and I will finally get out of adrenal fatigue.
I hope that I start sleeping really well again. (by the end of my first Whole30, I was sleeping great)
I hope that my eating habits and cravings will permanently change.
I hope to truly reset my metabolism.
Because I will be overall healthier, I hope that I will FINALLY get to pre-kiddo weight AND stay there.
So here we go! I plan on checking in every 30 days! Wish me luck! :)