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Day 970- Day 22 of Whole 30 and a New Driver's License

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Monday, July 28, 2014

So a while back, I wrote a blog about going to a concert and almost being denied because I no longer resembled my driver's license. Well with my 25th birthday just 8 days away, I decided to go and get my license renewed because I'd done my hair nice this morning.

I've come so far, and am so much closer to my goal than I've ever been. I even had them lower my weight to my goal weight.

Last night, I ran a 5k in my neighborhood in 32:07. I'm hoping that at some point in my life I'm going to break 30 minutes, but the only way that's going to happen is if I keep trying. I've been in the 31-32 minute range for a while now. I can run one mile in under 8 minutes but I just don't have the endurance yet to sustain that speed over 3.1 miles.

As for Whole 30, I have hit a point they sometimes call "food boredom" where I'm not really hungry or desiring any food, but I still plan to eat my three meals a day. This morning I had eggs with proscuitto cubes, and for lunch I'm having roast beef, cauliflower, and applesauce with blueberries. I plan to make spaghetti squash with meat sauce for dinner.

Eating whole foods isn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. For anyone considering Whole30 but unsure of the restrictions, I'll tell you what the book says. ANYONE can do ANYTHING for 30 Days. And battling cancer is hard, beating a drug addiction is hard. Drinking your coffee black and avoiding certain foods for 30 days is something you are totally capable of, you just have to be willing to put your mind to it.

I lost my first 90 pounds by tracking my calories and eating what I wanted. But there is no doubt in my mind that dining on 100 calorie snack packs and fat-free artificial sweetener loaded foods did not improve my health. Yes, I lost weight, but by putting a whole bunch of unnatural processed foods and chemicals in my body. I can honestly say I feel so much better eating fruits, veggies and organic proteins, than I did 22 days ago. So I hope some of you that are on the fence realize that you ARE capable of this. It's just 30 days.
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