Whole 30+, a Break and Back to Whole 30
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
WEWRTFO just reminded me that I have not wrapped up my Whole 30 blogs. Whole 30 Day 29 was the day of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. I live in the greater Orlando area and work with a number of LGBTQ young people. I dreaded all 49 names as they were released. I was fortunate in that I was safe and all friends and acquaintances were as well, but many people I know were not as lucky. The day before a singer was killed at one of my favorite small venues. And then the toddler was killed at Disney, a place I visit frequently.
Needless to day, I didn't feel like blogging.
I've been to many gay clubs over the years, but never to Pulse (but to others in the area). My best friend is gay. It could've been me - if I still stayed up to the wee hours of the morning. Just too much hit too close to home.
I completed Whole 30, and up through mid-July, ate mostly Whole 30. Lost 10-ish pounds. I lost focus for about 3 weeks, but am now eating strict Whole 30 again through my birthday at the end of the month. I know that I gained a little back while I had a week out of town for a work conference, an out of town wedding and then a vacation. Back to work. I'll have to hop on the scale again soon.
I suspect that gluten plays the main role in my tummy troubles. Beans (not peanuts) may also play a role. Have some non-gluten things that I have experimented a bit with, but since I'm back on Whole 30 so that's on hold.
I really like eating Whole 30 for the most part. Trying to ease back into exercise now after being fairly active (swimming, lots of walking), but not a lot of intentional exercise for awhile. Just trying to get my Spark legs back under me and working on the experiment of one.
To be continued...