13 days to go…

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:

  1. No sugar
  2. No grains
  3. No legumes
  4. No dairy
  5. 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.

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