I swore I wouldn’t write a blog about weight loss. But here I am, right out the gate…writing about weight loss. I did say I’d write about life, and for me…the two collide.
I’m at a crossroad here. A shitty crossroad. Either “buy new clothes.” Or “lose weight.” Clearly my dislike of shopping has trumped my love of eating.
Let’s rewind a few years back, to that time when I actually met my goal (I accidentally typed “goat” and a quote like that is totally something I would say.) Anyway, after I hit that ever elusive number, I had surgery. It was a hysterectomy that landed me a one way ticket to a five day hospital stay as the result of complications. Then I was gifted with THREE months of NO exercise. And I quit. I just gave up. Surrendered. That was June 2014. Almost three years ago. I had followed the Fast Metabolism Diet, which I liked, but it was a a lot of prep. A whole lot. So, like I said…I quit.
Life happened. And without too much attention to it, in 2.5 years, I gained…gulp…30 pounds.
But, the past is the past, and it’s in the past. It’s not worth spending time there. After doing some research (scouring Pinterest), I jumped on the Whole 30 bandwagon. If you’re not familiar with it, I recommend the getting the book. But the basics are:
- No sugar
- No grains
- No legumes
- No dairy
- No alcohol
I’ve made it to day 17. I’m still alive. My family is still alive. And I’ve learned some things.
- I hate zucchini noodles. Just typing that made me want to gag.
- It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, dammit.
- No Wine Wednesday, makes for an easy Thursday.
- Pasta and rice don’t always have to be a side dish.
- Coconut milk is pretty amazing, even in soup…
- No Wine Wednesday sucks.
- My Instant Pot is the best kitchen gadget ever
It’s actually been easier than I thought. I don’t know if it’s the 30 day clock ticking. When the time is up, I’ll have to decide what I’m going to reintroduce, but I will say this, it’s helped to make me very aware as to what I’m stuffing in my face. I’ll update again when I complete the 30 days.
In the meantime, happy Friday…we made it.