Day 19, Whole30

October 31, 2015

Yesterday was a busy day, and today has been no different. Today is Mike’s birthday but I’ll tell you all about what I did today, tomorrow, and tell you just a little bit about what I did yesterday, today.

Got it?

I’m writing this super fast today, so expect some errors (more than usual, I should say)

Friday started off with a trip to Doggie Day Care (this is not a joke) since I was going to be gone all day and didn’t want to come home to pee….or poop….which I may have from one dog who shall not be named, but he’s the white dog, not the brown dog.

Then off to my WW meeting. My weight stayed the same. I’m really tempted to count points, because even though we are doing 100% everything we are supposed to be doing, I’d still like to lose weight, and I’m wondering if I’m still eating too many calories/points?

Went from WW to work the food truck downtown. We made lunch for an awesome group of employees’ s at JE Dunn Construction Company here in Kansas City. Those folks stood in line in the cold for lunch and were all so nice! Lots of costumes too! Fun day.

Then errands, then a quick hello to a few friends having Happy Hour, then to pick up the dogs.

Then I made Chili. I made the recipe from the Whole30 book. Soooo Good!

Then we curled up on the couch to watch the Royals game, and they lost, and it was sad.

Tonight, we’re winning! I just know it!

I found these little treats at the grocery store in the produce department. They are Dates, Pecans, Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg Ginger. I had a couple with dinner last night, and I’m taking them to our friends for Halloween this evening.



Okay, here are yesterday’s eats…..Gotta check the Roasted Chicken and Vegetables in the oven!


After WW, while driving downtown. Dried Apples, Walnuts and a Banana.




After the rush at the Food Truck. We pretty much sold out of everything, so I was glad I brought my lunch! Tuna, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers. This bowl of food looks small, but it was actually a big bowl of food. 




Chili over Spaghetti Squash topped with Avocado. This was really good, and I didn’t even miss the beans, cheese or sour cream that I would usually eat with my Chili. (Mike snuck a second bowl)



Pumpkin Pie Spiced Date Rolls and Pumpkin Spice Hot Tea


Exercise = none

Water Consumed = 70 oz


This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um..this is a work in progress)

I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (I’ve done “two a day’s” to make up, and slacked lately)

I will track every single day of the entire year. (I’ve only NOT tracked a few weekends this year.)

I will not be tracking my food while doing the Whole30.

I will run in a minimum of six 5K’s. Four down, two to go!

Happy Halloween!



“love the life you live, live the life you love”


2 responses to Day 19, Whole30

  1. November 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I woke up thinking about all of this today. I agree.

    I will do all of these things for our last 10 days and see how it goes. I think in allowing myself to eat those things, I’m trying to possibly set us up for the Paleo Lifestyle, and I like not feeling restricted. I feel like I’m just eating food, not dieting, but I agree, even though they are compliant items, it is not within the spirit of the Whole30.

    Thanks Bert! Always appreciate your input!

  2. Jules,

    Before you start counting points or counting calories, please consider making the following changes:

    1) Make a change in your vegetable selections. While all vegetables are permitted and encouraged on the Whole30, if one of your goals is to lose weight while on the plan they recommend that you limit starchy root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beets; and emphasis not starchy vegetables like green beans, broccoli, asparagus, kale, bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, etc. Don’t eliminate your sweet potatoes and squash, but reduce them to much smaller portions and put more green veggies on your plate.

    2) Remove the “little gems” from you diet completely. While I know you delight in finding Whole30 compliant delicious treats, one of the main ideas of the Whole30 is that during the 30 days that you are 100% on program, you don’t use food to treat yourself, you use food to feed yourself. Those little gems, as you call them, are actually little sabotagers. Even if you can and do limit yourself to just one or two a day, they are packed with calories and they are sweet. That’s why you want them. That is why you are excited to eat them. You are keeping your taste for sweets alive. I recommend using dried fruits of all kinds very sparingly and never straight. They are great to use in a recipe, but when you eat them straight they are an awful lot like candy. I think you should seriously think about not eating anything else like this for the remainder of your 30 days. No Lara bars. No dates or figs or any other dried fruit rolled in anything.

    3) Consider eliminating or seriously limiting nut butters. Again, the nut butters you are using are Whole30 compliant. You feel great because everything you are eating is Whole30 compliant, but in addition to feeling great you want to lose weight. Those nut butters contain a lot of calories without much bulk. They are also another one of your treats.

    I admit that the above measures may sound tough (please consider it tough LOVE), but they really aren’t that bad. You only have 12 or so days left. Make these changes for the remaining 12 days so you can take full advantage of the program for the remainder of your 30 days. I know if you do, you will by much happier with your results on the scale!

    Good Luck!!!!!