So it's Day 31, so the Whole30 is officially over. And against my better judgment, I went ahead and did some splurging today. First thing I did was find this dank recipe for Paleo Cinnamon Rolls. The only alteration I made was adding raisins, walnuts and coconut sugar to the inside of the roll. I even decided to make some icing to put on top that included coconut oil, coconut milk (from the can) and agave nectar.
And again, whatevs -- it's the official beginning of fall! Pumpkin lattes are the epitome of this transition... BUT because I was busy getting traumatized at the hair salon (which was supposed to be a treat to myself for finishing the Whole30, but notice how there are no photos of the results? Yea, that's because I'm getting that shiz fixed ASAP tomorrow) I didn't have time to get my healthy dinner from home, sooo I ate some breaded orange chicken business they made for us at work (delicious and full of gluten) and topped it all off with a sushi roll with the rice (strike 3).
Needless to say I feel kind of like death right now. I think I'm having a sugar/gluten hang over right now. I'm so bloated and feeling all-around gross, so I'm pretty sure Whole30 (with some modifications) part II is in the works.
I know you guys are like all right, get on with it. How much did you lose? How much bigger did your ass used to be? Pictures, pictures, pictures!
Yes, I weighed myself today and yes, I have before and after pictures. I do not, however, have the courage to post these photos. I will tell you that the number on the scale doesn't seem to match up with the difference in the two photos. I only lost about 3 pounds, but the photos show a noticeable difference in how the weight is distributed. I am happy about that, and I'm still pretty stoked about all the results I described in this post, which are all still accurate.
Overall, I like the way I've felt for the past 30 days a lot more than how I feel now after eating all the "less good for you" foods today (as described in "It Starts With Food"). So now I think I want to spend slightly less time preparing, cooking and obsessing over food and more time working on indulging in moderation, my fitness (I've noticed myself sacrificing running sessions for cooking or other less productive activities), being independent and being frugal with money in order to reach my future goals.
And maybe after I've a had few more months to work on my goals (or a few more cocktails to increase my courage) I'll post some before and after pics. ;)
Thanks for following along with my month-long journey to better health.