Heading into the final few days of my third Whole 30 now, and I think it’s safe to say I’m going to make it to the end this time. Since I had to travel twice during this run, and ended up eating out quite a bit, I don’t think I can swear that I never had sugar or soy, or any of the other no-no’s that often hide in restaurant foods. But I can say for sure that I tried my best to make compliant choices at every opportunity. The sugar cravings have subsided substantially this time, and I don’t see myself diving into any cookies on day 31. In fact, my plan is to do my best to maintain a near-Whole30 eating pattern as my standard diet, and use my newly found tricks with tea and coffee to avoid sliding back into the afternoon and evening sweet habits.
While the scale has stalled again this last week, I did manage to lose some size, as several of my clothes that were tight before are looser now. Now that I’ve got the sugar back under control, I need to continue working on limiting my meal portions. I still struggle to stop eating when I’m full when I’m really enjoying what’s on my plate.
My knee still aches when I’ve been walking and/or standing for long periods of time, so I’m probably going to wait a few more months before I try running again. For now, I have to be content with the exercise bike, and just try to keep strengthening the ligaments and muscles.
All in all, I think this was a highly successful Whole 30, and I definitely feel much better coming out of it than I did going into it.