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The Whole30 Project: Crossing the Finish Line

The Whole30 Project: Crossing the Finish Line

Ok, I’m teensy bit late with this post (about 2 weeks and a day, but…who’s counting?). Blame it on a plain ol’ crazy pre-holiday schedule. But, here it is. 32 days after downing my last glass of wine and feverishly stuffing my face with gluten-free cake, I completed my Whole30 journey. What does that essentially […]

The Whole30 Project: The Finish Line…Sort of.

The Whole30 Project: The Finish Line…Sort of.

Well, hey there Day 30…aren’t you a sight for sore eyes? Now, before I commence copious body shots of tequila and glueing my mouth to a Champagne luge (Hi, Saturday), I promised myself during the first week of this venture that I’d extend my Whole30 to a Whole33 to make up for an unfortunate incident […]

The Whole30 Project: Day 25 and Being Pretty Awesome

The Whole30 Project: Day 25 and Being Pretty Awesome

I am pretty ______. Umm…?  Gassy?  Drunk?  Tingly in my lady parts? I dunno.  I guess all three, at any given time. But today?  Well, I’m feeling pretty…awesome. Number one, I went shopping at the new H&M on Lincoln Road yesterday and smacked GLEE’s Matthew Morrison on the ass.  (Ok, not really.) Number two, I’m starting to see […]

The Whole30 Project: The Good, The Bad, The Not-So Ugly

The Whole30 Project: The Good, The Bad, The Not-So Ugly

Heyooooo! Day 20 of this crazy undertaking and embarking on yet another booze-less weekend.  Joy. This week I’ve noticed another slew of interesting changes and made some observations about the past 20 days, so I thought I’d lump all of ’em in an easy-to-digest (crap…now I’m going all “Whole30” with my humor.  This is getting […]

The Whole30 Project: Day 18 – Over Halfway There!

The Whole30 Project: Day 18 – Over Halfway There!

Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. That TWO (count ’em), TWO weekends I’ve managed to go without wrapping my hands around booze and sticking with total Whole30 compliance. Here’s the thing: the food part has been *way* easier than I ever imagined it would be.  Frankly, I feel like I’m eating in […]

The Whole30 Project: Worshipping the Coconut Butter God

The Whole30 Project: Worshipping the Coconut Butter God

Something I’ve stumbled upon on during my Whole30 foraging is coconut butter. HOLY. CRAP. Coconut Butter.  I want to build shrines and light a bunch of those saint/Jesus/Virgin Mary/Flying Spaghetti Monster candles that you find at Navarro (and yes, the occasional “Pooblix”) around it. Quick primer: Paleo, Primal and Whole30 rejects eating legumes (beans). Surprisingly, […]

Guest Post: Grass-Fed Butcher Shop and Restaurant [Kendall]

Guest Post: Grass-Fed Butcher Shop and Restaurant [Kendall]

Paleo, Primal, Whole 9/Whole 30, et al. The premise is the same for all of them. “Eat whole foods. You know, from things that used to have a face. Things that you could have collected yourself and eaten without processing.” It sounds easy, right? With the infiltration of modern (read: ‘artificial’) food products into our daily lives […]

The Whole30 Project – My First Weekend

The Whole30 Project – My First Weekend

Total honesty?  I’m feeling pretty bummed. Which is pretty much why I haven’t posted in the past couple of days. On Friday I decided to test my Filthy Fifty (another benchmark CrossFit WOD) and scored abysmally.  Just…terrible.  39:45 RX.  That’s five minutes more than my previous personal record.  Now, I know I shouldn’t be too […]

The Whole30 Project – My Ass is Not Cooking Tonight

The Whole30 Project – My Ass is Not Cooking Tonight

So, here I am. Coasting (re: groggily stumbling) into Day 5. Seems the dreaded “dragon ass” flu has hit I’m showing the symptoms. Apparently, the body does not respond kindly when switching from  burning carbs and sugar to burning fat.  It’s a typical thing during the first week of Whole30 – the constant need to nap, […]

The Whole30 Project – The Great WOD Test

The Whole30 Project – The Great WOD Test

Yesterday was the first time I’ve worked out in a little over a week.  This coming from a person who made it a point to CrossFit in Argentina while on her honeymoon (glass of wine = boozy protein shake). I think the last time I’ve gone a week without some kind of activity was after […]