Success! #Whole30 #Day30

Well, here we are, Day 30 of the Whole30! 

I have to say, we did cheat a wee bit yesterday and today. Yesterday, we ran out of homemade compliant mayonnaise, so I made egg salad with non-compliant mayo. Today, we were out of compliant salad dressing, so I used the dressing that came with the Super 7 salad kit, which is most definitely non-compliant. Reason being, we didn’t want to make any more things that would expire because we’re heading out tomorrow evening for a week in the UK! 

So I don’t feel so terrible about that. I didn’t want to have to throw food away, and I feel that we put a solid effort into the Whole30 all the way through. 

We both weighed in for our DietBet this morning and both won the game – sometime on Wednesday, we should hear just how much money we won. 

I started changing the food that I consumed a few days before we started the Whole30 because I wanted to try out a few recipes – so between the week before the challenge started and today, I lost 11lbs and 2.5 inches around my waist. I am very pleased with that.

I’m sitting down now with a glass of white wine – it’s been chilling in the fridge since my birthday a few weeks ago – Happy Birthday to Me! We decided to have the wine on Day 30 instead of Day 31 because we technically started this challenge following dinner on Day -1 – so our time was up tonight. ;) 

I can tell you that my sugar addiction hasn’t gone away. I don’t need to have it right now, but I think about sugary foods more than is healthy, so I’m going to have to figure out a way to eat some but not over-indulge. I’m not entirely sure that I’ll be able to find that balance. 


As I said in my last post, I don’t feel like I have much more in the way of energy, but I do feel healthier over all: physically, I’m just more comfortable without the midsection I acquired over the past 7 months; and mentally, I’m so proud of myself that I completed this.  

As the creators of the Whole30 say, this was not the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do in my life.  It was, however, one of the more challenging things I’ve done wherein I’ve had to fight against myself the whole time. When I was the lead character in my high school dramas, I was scared to be in the spotlight, but I loved every other aspect of the production. When I was in university, I hated studying but all of me was into the courses and the degree. I loved it. 

But this. I did this inspite of myself. And I’m proud of that. 

And now I’ll stop talking so much about myself. 

Catch y’all from the UK! 

I was just a wee babe last time I was in England - 13 years ago!

I was just a wee babe last time I was in England – 13 years ago!

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

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