Whole30

Today is day 23 of the Whole 30. One more week to go.

Week two was rough. I kept wanting to have Cokes and eat candy. And pizza. I also felt bad and had no energy for awhile. I had been consuming more sugar than I had realized.

I now like drinking tea straight or (even better) with some coconut cream (taken from a jar of coconut milk kept in the fridge). I don’t plan to go back to putting sugar or stevia in my tea, but may on occasion put some honey in. Some things that I now do, like always cooking with coconut oil or ghee rather than butter and vegetable oil, I started earlier this year and don’t plan on stopping. I’ll still drink Coke on occasion most likely, but I won’t keep any soda in the house. I’m going to be avoiding dairy for the most part. It really makes me congested.

One thing I’m looking forward to getting back to eating again is bacon. We found nice healthy sausage without sugars or chemicals, but no bacon like that. I miss bacon. But it will be the uncured bacon we
had been buying before the Whole 30.

I want to remove all chemicals from my life that I can. I already have natural shampoo, conditioner, and deodorant, and I have some body wash, toothpaste, and hand soap waiting in my amazon wishlist for pay day. I plan to start cleaning using a vinegar and water mixture. And I want to get some soap nuts to see how they are for doing laundry.

Medication-wise I’m down to just the birth control pill, Singulair, Zyrtec, and Flonase. I had tried going off Singulair last month, but my asthma symptoms returned. I wasn’t dairy-free at the time though so
I may try again after spring allergy season. I have two more packs of birth control pills left and then I’m going off them. After allergy season I also want to get off the Flonase. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to stop taking the Zyrtec then or not. I’d like to, of course.

I also take several supplements. Vitamin D, B12, Krill Oil, Potassium, Magnesium, and Melatonin. I was taking CoQ10 but had to stop during the Whole 30 because the capsules contained soy oil. I also have some Cod Liver Oil, which I need to start taking again soon.

Once I’m off the birth control pills, I’ll begin taking pre-natal vitamins… because we’re finally going to try and have a baby! It hasn’t felt like the right time until now. I’m finally taking care of my body and eating right. I’ve lost a lot of weight, although I still have 20 lbs or so I’d like to lose. I’m not going to go on the junk food binge either that some women do while pregnant and we’ll be raising our kid to eat paleo. I know now how important nutrition and eating right is, especially while creating another life.