Whelp, Whole 30 is over and I’m all done. On Thursday I took some pictures, which I’ll post below. I didn’t weigh myself but I imagine that I may have lost 3-5 pounds? My clothes fit better and I have lost some weight in my back. I’m going to keep going through September until I visit my family on the 15th, in Mississippi.
I didn’t get “Tigers Blood” or any kind of amazing energy that I’m used to getting during Whole 30. I farted less, which is probably good for most people around me. I still felt really sluggish in my workouts until I started adding lara bars in the morning before CrossFit.
Whole 30 is still a really good program, and I know it was a lot better for my body to not dig into the snack drawer at work. Especially when your snack drawer is a fucking giant cabinet and contains cereal, a bucket of candy, a bucket of “healthy” snacks, a bucket of oreos, and a bucket of stuff I’ve never even made it through.
I went 30 days without:
- gluten (unless the 2 meals I ate out had it and I didn’t know)
- processed sugar (same side note as above)
- did I mention ALCOHOL?
- diet 7 up
- basically anything fun… hehe
Its always difficult to see before and after photos of yourself and rack your brain to see if you actually see changes. I look at my body now, and a month ago and I still some progress but I’m still not happy with what I see. I want to blame my thyroid, my previous relationship, myself for indulging more than I should, all of the excuses. I want to be happier in my skin, and I know its a long process.
I think I can see a difference in my back… Left is before, right is after.
I can’t see too much of a difference in my stomach. I didn’t take profile pics, which is where most of the difference probably shows. Left is before, right is after.
Back in 2014, I did my first Whole30 and had really good results, despite having broken my leg during the 3rd week. Pictures from that Whole30 are below.
I was wearing a size 8/10 in the below photos while currently I’m a 10-12-14, depending on the brand. Its crazy how your body can change over time.
My goal is eventually to get back to this body composition and weight. It’ll take me a while, but I’m making progress towards it. :)