Out With the Old

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These are a few of my favorite things…

About a week ago, my husband mentioned that he would be open to trying the Whole30 diet. Open. To. Trying. Three words he now probably regrets.

Last year, my cousins tried the Whole30 diet and it completely changed their lives – they started exercising regularly, eating well, and now look amazing. They have kept up with the lifestyle change and are doing amazing. I couldn’t imagine at the time how anyone could give up so many good things – carbohydrates, grains, sugar, and alcohol, being my main concerns.

After the brief discussion with my husband, I immediately took on the Whole30 as a project (Like my mother, I thrive on “projects” just like this). I spent the weekend surfing blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, and every other website, seeking any information I could find explaining the program, all while eating candy and drinking wine – somehow, the irony was not lost on me. After reading the testimonials and ordering “It Starts With Food,” I was hooked and ready to give it a try. I made a binder with information and recipes, started a Pinterest board, and began the planning.

We decided (I mostly decided, and my supportive husband came along with me) to give it a try, beginning on April 4, 2016. This would give us (me) some time to plan (obsess), read up on the program, and clean out the pantry (eat all the remaining carbs in the house).

Tonight I completely cleaned out the kitchen pantry – goodbye sugar, goodbye chips, goodbye vodka, candy, carbs, and everything else that I love. I have a love of writing, so I thought I would start a blog to share my experience – and since no one will probably actually read this, I will have something to look back on after we (hopefully) successfully complete 30 days!

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