Walden Pond

Walden Pond

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ready, Set....

First things first: Friday is weigh day for the Holiday Scale Accountability Club. My scale had good news. I'm still on track.

I'm getting more and more excited for my Whole30. The more I read about people eliminating migraines, skin problems, sleeping problems, etc., the more stoked I get.

Last night I made ghee. It's basically butter with the milk proteins cooked out. It's the only dairy product allowed on the Whole30. It was easier than I thought it would be, and it smells fantastic. I figured it would still smell like butter, but it smells like toasted pecans. Weird.

I also made some kale chips. I've never had them before and always figured it was too much trouble to make them. This was another thing that was way easier than I thought it would be. They were so good! I'll definitely be making them again (like, tomorrow). Tori, my 14-year-old, doesn't even like kale, but she was seriously digging the chips.

I have easy meals planned for the next couple of weeks. I don't want to be stressing out over difficult recipes when I'm going through sugar, carb, dairy withdrawal.

I haven't worked out at all this week; I've been so focused on food. I need to get my miles in!

My biggest challenge today has been to not dive head first into "forbidden" foods. I keep catching myself thinking, "I should have X because I won't be able to have it again for 30 days!" Umm, no. That kind of thing will lead me straight into a binge. I'll be eating what I normally eat. It's still not compliant, but it doesn't have that death-row-last-meal kind of feeling.

I'm going to try to make a post every day of the Whole30 (even on the weekends!) to share what I'm eating, and how I'm feeling. Here goes nothing!

1307.51 / 0 / 1284.17


  1. You are kicking butt in the planning stage, Connie! I look forward to this journey with you, and what you learn! Congrats on the scale! :)

    1. Thanks! This is the most confident I've felt about something in a while, and I'm sure all the planning is a big part of that.

  2. Great news on the scale! I'm looking forward to your posts during the Whole30! New ideas :)

  3. "My scale had good news. I'm still on track."

    That's brilliant news.

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan