In my last post I shared how the struggle continues long after the initial weight loss, and how much I have to battle the sugar dragon even now, a year and a half later. Lately the dragon has been winning more than I have, and it’s time for me to buckle down and kick it’s butt again. Starting today, May 30, I’m doing a Whole30. This will be my 3rd one – the last one I attempted was in January after the holidays and I ended up cutting it short a few days. For this one, there can’t be any quitting.
There are clothes I bought in my closet that looked great before Spain, and I haven’t been able to get into since. I’m struggling with being tired again and with fitful sleep. My knee still can’t handle running (I tried last week like an idiot and had lots of pain to show for it), but I have the exercise bike, the pool, and a kettlebell. No excuses.
I’ve got all the meals lined up: Chimichurri Meatballs, Chicken with Bacon Mustard Sauce, TexMex Casserole, and Shepherd’s Pie, packed and ready for lunches. I’ve also got smoked brisket, fresh trout, and some T-Bone steaks I picked up at the store on sale. Bacon is cooked and ready for quick breakfasts, and I’ve got mixed nuts ready for snacks.
Let’s do this!