So it's day 27 of this round's whole30 challenge. things are going pretty much as they did before -- i feel good. i am sleeping better. not a whole lot more energy, but that is just me. and the biggie -- i have lost weight! according to the rules of the whole30 challenge, participants are not supposed to weigh themselves during the month, but i cheated. i wanted to see if i had lost any of the weight i gained over the holidays, so i have weighed myself a couple of times this month. the good news -- as of today i have lost ALL the weight i gained over the holidays!!! i had gained -- gasp!-- 9 pounds and they are now gone!!!!!! not bad i think, but it would have been better if i had not gained weight at all!! i have worked too hard to go back to where i was, and i have more work ahead of me to reach my final goal weight.
i want to say that i am so proud of my 13 year old son, who has been doing the challenge with my husband and i. with the exception of butter, chocolate milk, his grain free breakfast waffles with maple syrup and a bit of rice during the month, he has done just about everything else according to plan. he has been taking his lunch to school, and likes it. he also is eating almonds for a snack, something i couldn't get him to do before. he has also grown almost an inch during the month. he is also calmer and less argumentative. being that he is 13, however, i don't expect that to last! lol!! anyway, he has done great, and we will be easing some of his restrictions a bit when the month is over. i have told him i want him to stay away from wheat as much as possible, but i will let him have school lunch pizza once a week. i know it is not great for him, but it is one thing i am willing to give on a little.
so, there is the update. i will leave you with a photo of what we had for dinner tonight -- surf and turf! grass fed new york steak, steamer clams in a broth of clam juice, chicken stock and carmelized onions with garlic, sauteed scallops and mixed roasted veggies (broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and turnips). it was yummy!!