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And again, Day 1 – Whole30

I’m back to doing Whole30, although this time is more like… Whole A Lot (note how I was too lazy to count the actual days I’ll be doing it this time around). The idea was to start on the 1st of November and continue all the way to New Year’s Eve. Yep. I wanted to go on a restrictive diet during the season in which you pretty much drink and eat non stop. Then, Oummou told me she wanted to do it as well, but she wanted to finish it before her wedding (second wedding, the civil one) which is at the end of November. I, in my Whole30 knowledge, did some calculations and the only way she could manage to finish it properly, reintroduction and all, was to start today. So, here we are. Unfortunately, that means my fridge wasn’t really ready for this. I had bought some non-compliant ingredients (that I know my brother won’t eat, like cheese) and other stuff. But, then again, it’s not my first time doing this, so I …

Halloween Jack at The Barfly Camden

Keeping it up

I had a post ready for Friday, but I needed to add a few things and proof read it before publishing. I was planning on doing that at lunchtime, but I was busy all day, and then I had to leave early to go to Secret Cinema, so I never got to finish it. Here it is now. I really don’t do middle ground… It’s always all or nothing, it seems. I don’t do the whole trying stuff a little bit and see what happens. What’s the point of that? First things first. During the past few days, I’ve noticed another #nonscalevictory from the Whole30 programme. For the past… how many days has it been now? 47 days! Amazing… Anyway, yeah, so for the past 47 days there’s something that has changed in me, and it’s not my weight (which it has, of course). My attitude. A couple of people have told me that I look genuinely happy these days and the truth is, I feel happy. I’m not sure if mood swings are one …

The finish line

This is it. Well, this is almost it. Today is day 29 of my Whole30 challenge. I can’t believe I’ve gone almost 30 days with no bread, cheese, or alcohol… Or sugar. It’s almost over, or is it? If you’ve been following me around, I mean on social media, then you’ll have already seen that I’m planning on adding a few more days to the Whole30. At the moment, although I’m seeing some results (I’m definitely less inflated, and someone who hasn’t seen me for the past couple of weeks just told me I’ve lost weight), I’m not feeling the tiger blood that they mention. It might be because of feeling sick this last whole week… I don’t want to end this plan in a negative light, so I’ve decided to do a Whole37-40. I haven’t decided yet. Also, I have a steam train trip planned with Brian on Saturday, and I don’t want to risk a tough reintroduction of foods and feeling sick or having an upset stomach while I’m supposed to have a …

Update on progress

There’s nothing like a long weekend to make you feel great, and there’s nothing like a long weekend in which the day you have off is a Monday. If I’m completely honest with all of you, I haven’t done that much this weekend. At first I thought I would have time to make another dent at my stuff, but I spent Saturday running errands. On Sunday I had photos taken, thanks to a voucher I bought a while ago, and today, well, I haven’t done much either. That’s the beauty of weekends, isn’t it? I am doing this crazy overhaul of my life at the moment, getting rid of everything that seems to be weighing me down. Unfortunately, there are some aspects I’m stuck with for the foreseeable future, but hey, baby steps. Rome wasn’t conquered in a day, and all that. So anyway, as you know, I’m getting rid of a lot of my stuff, to create space for myself, as well as calmness and wellness or whatever. Anything sending negative vibes my way …