Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

Whole30 Before 30 Week 2

So I am officially halfway through whole30 before 30! Woohoo! Here is my week in review:

Day 8: I feel like I’m getting the hang of this. I’m in the routine and swing of whole30.

Day 9: I had some black coffee with a chai tea bag and it was definitely tolerable today! Yay, I feel like my taste buds aren’t 100% dependent on my coffee creamer.


Day 10: I had to eat dinner early today because of my school’s literacy night, so I had a snack at 8:00 of some dried fruit and walnuts. Ugh. My stomach felt heavy going to bed after having eaten so close to bed.

Day 11: I’ve been really tired at school. It’s a hard time of year for our students with upcoming state testing and preparation for that, and not being able to go outside for recess is a real bummer. Anyway, my point is that I’ve been able to drink black coffee at school when I need a little pick-me-up.

Day 12: I had some allergy testing done today, at the recommendation of my Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. Turns out I’m allergic to almonds and eggs. Not giving those up any time soon. I eat both of them at least once every day, especially on whole30!

Day 13: I thought I could go to one of our favorite local pizza restaurants, Napolese, but when we got there, I knew I couldn’t do it. It would have been so hard for me to watch Adam eat gluten-free pizza, while I would be eating arugula. So we went to another local restaurant, after making sure there were some menu items available to me. I had a spinach cobb salad, and made my own dressing with lemon and olive oil. It was pretty good.

Day 14: I talked to my google hangout accountability group today, and my friend said she endured two birthday parties yesterday! I’m impressed.  We both agreed that it would be much easier to just eat in our own kitchens three times a day for 30 days. Ha!

This next week I plan to make some more variety for meals. I bought some broccoli slaw and made some ground turkey spaghetti sauce to enjoy “pasta” and veggies. I’m pretty excited about that. The truth is, I could eat sweet potatoes every day, during every meal.

Second half of whole30 before 30, here I come…

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I'm Ali. I write about my journey of living a full and healthy life with food allergies, overcoming the comparison trap, and cultivating authenticity.

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