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Time for a SERIOUS Change in the Food Department


My thyroid is out of whack, and my body just feels like shit.  So my family has decided to put our money where our mouth is and do the Whole.30 diet/lifestyle for, you guessed it, 30 days.  This lifestyle is restrictive, y’all, and I will likely be very grumpy for the next 30 days.  But I’m doing it because I need to make a change.  Matthew is starting to want to eat what we eat, and I eat like shit.  How can I tell him he can’t have tortillla chips (or worse, French fries) when I’m munching away on them?  It’s rude.  It’s appalling.  It needs to stop.

Tomorrow, on February 7, 2013, I will be starting the Whole.30 lifestyle.

Today, I go out with a bang.

To hold myself accountable, I will do my best to log every.single.item that crosses my lips on a daily basis.  Goodbye grains, dairy, soda (sniff sniff), sugar, etc.  Hello (again – because we have done this before and very successfully, I might add!) natural meats, veggies, and limited fruits (good thing I LOVE berries!).

Because of my never-ending thyroid issues (and they’re not that bad, but they refuse to stabilize with medication), we are taking this a bit further with also eliminating eggs and some spices (the other things they tell you to limit for autoimmune conditions are on my “do not like” list anyway) as well as nuts, seeds, and pineapple.

This is a needed change.  It is time.  It’s time for things to be working again within my body.

Here we (well… I) go!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

13 thoughts on “Time for a SERIOUS Change in the Food Department

  1. I love the idea of this. I just don’t think I’m in a headspace to DO this. Damn. Can you come live with me for 30 days and cook all my meals? I’d be SO on board then.

    • That’s the key, Josey, is teamwork! I could not do this without B’s support, and he can’t do it without mine. AND you could not be more right about the headspace. I am just there. I am tired of feeling like crap. I’ve done this before and it was the best 3 months of my body’s life. Time to get back at it!

      Please check my food log periodically and shame me if I mess up!

  2. Good for you! I hope this leads to a more regulated thyroid and a healthier you!

  3. Awesome! Good for you for doing this. Wishing you luck! I keep telling myself to do something like this but like Josey, I don’t think I can convince myself to do it right now. Maybe you can convince us after your month?? 🙂

  4. Wow, I’m impressed! It’s so hard to get the motivation to do something like this – but it sounds like you’re there. I hope it doesn’t take long for you to start feeling well!

  5. Mmmm yummy cakes. Good for you baby boy will appreciate it to

  6. Ah, recognize that diet. 😉 Good luck! I hope to delivers the results you’re looking for.

    • I had no idea how hard it would be until I went to Whole Foods today – and there’s little there that I can even consider. I texted B on the way home saying that I’m frustrated. It’s day 1! I knew what you were doing was hard, but I have a whole new appreciation now! This is NOTHING like paleo (what I’ve done in the past, very successfully) in that it’s just SO LIMITED beyond normal limitations. GAH!

  7. Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes. And I hope you gave yourself a nasty stomachache to fuel the fire even more to cut the crap! 😉 And, just in case you were worried about the worldwide balance of sugar consumption tipping the wrong way, I’ve decided to go ahead and pick up your slack.

    But, no, really, good for you!!! And Good luck!!

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