As you can see, I gave up on posting my daily eats. I was getting bored with it and honestly, the food was basically the same as I had posted the previous 24 days. Did I quit the Whole 30 though? Hell no. I finished it and I got on the scale today. As part of the W30, you aren’t supposed to check your weight at all. I was very happy with the results. I am down 10.8 pounds. I was a little worried because I didn’t hold back on the carbs like I have in the past. I ate plenty of food but still lost. Because of the success that I had I’m going to continue this way of eating for a while. I might have a treat here and there. We are traveling to NY this weekend and it will be harder to stay 100 percent compliant but I’m not going to go nucking futs either.
This month I learned that even though I took out the nightshades I still had some pretty bad joint pain and I have to probably go to the doctor to have some tests done to see if it’s arthritis or possibly lyme disease. Through the month I did lose most of my cravings that I had and really have no desire to add booze or dairy back in. I pondered having a cup of coffee this morning with some half n half but decided that I didn’t want/need it. I also learned that my gut just doesn’t like a lot of vegetables and I think towards the end of the month it wasn’t liking nuts. I had some digestive issues with the nuts so I’ve cut those out for the time being.
Going into April I’m trying to figure out what to do with my exercise. I gave myself the month of March to just focus on the eating side of things. I had planned on getting back to running in April but my knees are not happy right now and I’m thinking that with losing some more weight I’ll be able to run longer/faster which is what my goal is. I think for April I’m going to go back to lifting heavy weights three days a week and I’ve signed up for a 30 day beginner Yoga class. I think if I can strengthen myself with the lifting and yoga then that will help with my running.
I did have a tiny bit of excitement that turned into a state of bummerness. Last Friday, one of my friends suggested that I sign up for the last team member spot of a Ragnar team for the Miami to Key West relay. I jumped on the idea. It really hadn’t been on my radar to do. The running group of friends I have on FB (with whom I met and ran with at Disney) had a team they were filling. I was in kind of a pissy mood because they were all signing up and I was watching it happen. I didn’t think anything of it because I didn’t think T would be okay with it. Friday he told me to go for it. So, I logged in and set up a Ragnar account and let the team know that I was in. I sent my check to cover my fee. I spent the weekend in ultimate bliss. I scoured the internet for all recaps of this particular race. I was scared and excited all at the same time. Yesterday, my friend called me and said there were so many people signing up so quickly that they lost track of how many team members there were and I was actually team member thirteen aka not needed. That sucks! I mean, on the one hand, it’s good because it’s an expense that I’m not going to have to figure out but on the other hand I was really excited. I had already started my planning on what to take, how to train, printing off maps…some people might call me obsessive. I like to think of it as just being prepared. So, now I’m on backup runner list should another runner drop out but honestly, I don’t know if I want it now. Looking at the team, I was obviously the slowest runner on the team. I kind of feel like they would be better off without me. All in all, I’ve shed some tears and now I’m just in a serious state of funk. I’m sure in a couple of days I’ll snap out of it. I just need to find something else to work on. Focus on Aruba. Focus on Aruba. Focus on Aruba.
So, it was a successful Whole 30. I’m very happy with the results. I got my $150 reward and I’ll figure out what to spend that on. Perhaps I’ll put it toward the RunDisney half in January. Who knows?