There I am at 9 months pregnant. This was about four days before I had Nora and I was 209 pounds. That's right.. twooooo hundoooooooo. I can't believe I'm sharing that on the internet but you know what, FUCK IT, that body made and birthed a baby!!!!!!!! So I'm just gonna go with it!!!!!!!!
I lost 10 pounds and 12 inches while doing the Whole30. Couple that with all the breastfeeding, I was able to lose all 45 pounds since having Nora.
I truly did feel a difference when I changed the food I was eating. I rarely needed to drink coffee because I felt so energized, even while waking up several times to feed Nora in the middle of the night. Cooking so often became second nature and I'm happy to report that I can turn down a dessert and not cry about it. My face and arms thinned out in the first week of cutting sugar. My skin also looked better than ever.
For me, the Whole30 helped me lose the weight I wanted to but it also helped me take control of my sugar consumption. It really is ridiculous when you start reading labels and see that sugar is added in to everything.
Thanks America, you fatso.
Losing weight is hard and making huge changes like this to your diet can be really tough if you don't have the support around you, so a big thank you to everyone who was with us on this health journey. Thanks for not teasing me with beers too many times and a big thanks to Hadley for not sharing her ice cream cone with me. I appreciate it girl!!!!! The only time I'll allow you to hog it all to yourself!
If you want to chat about the Whole30 feel free to comment here or email me at foreverfireflying AT gmail DOT com. I love to gab about this kind of stuff!
I also have a board on Pinterest dedicated to Whole30 if you are looking for some recipe inspiration.
Here's to feeling good in our swim suits and still enjoying an ice cream cone! Because really, life ain't worth livin' without some chocolate and alcohol every once in a while. Or every weekend. Or right now, BYE.