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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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WHITEANGEL4 12/17/2014 4:04PM

    Looking good

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GRAMPIAN 11/28/2014 6:10AM

  Great! emoticon

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TERRIJ7 10/12/2014 11:36AM

    I had my driver's license renewed twice without changing my photo and, sadly, I went the other way and had gained weight (not to mention aging 8 years). I knew it was time for a new photo when the clerk looked twice...

I am enjoying reading about your Whole 30 journey.

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MRSRIGS1 8/15/2014 4:49PM

    Way to go!

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STLADEE 8/13/2014 5:34PM

    emoticon I needed to see your blog today I have lost my determination and I always said to myself I can do anything for xxx amount of time and then it will become habit. IT did, now to get back to that point again.

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MSBEKANATOR 8/8/2014 2:08AM

    I just read the book, and am going to start this, not for weight loss, but for health. I already have been diagnosed as gluten sensitive, and cut out that, but I am still feeling pretty crappy a lot of times. I was so encouraged by what I read in the book. It's funny, but I just posted a blog asking if anyone had used this program, and for their thoughts about it! Now I am sorting through my emails and was so happy to see your blog featured! You have totally encouraged me to do this! Thanks so much!!!
Have a great day!

Becky

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INCH_BY_INCH 8/7/2014 5:36PM

  emoticon You look beautiful!!!

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CORNERKICK 8/6/2014 2:05PM

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WRITINGDIVA1 8/4/2014 12:47AM

    Awesome!

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CICELY360 8/3/2014 11:07PM

  same beautiful smile

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CHRISTINEBWD 8/2/2014 1:59PM

    emoticon WTG

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CECELW 8/1/2014 8:23AM

    I definitely wouldn't have the confidence to put my goal weight on my license. I would probably buckle under the pressure! haha. I am so happy for you. I love the confidence and faith you have in yourself! It's just awesome!!

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DIAMOND102 8/1/2014 5:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you for sharing.

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/1/2014 1:23AM

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AMBER461 7/31/2014 10:23PM

  You are doing well and your DL picture look's great. Thanks for sharing.

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NEWKATHYNOW 7/31/2014 10:10PM

    You are amazing !!! And you keep me on the right track! Thanks! emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 7/31/2014 8:25PM

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1STBUCKETITEM 7/31/2014 8:01PM

  emoticon What great inspiration! I hope to be about half way to my goal by my birthday this November, and by this spring all the way to goal. Reading your blog about your license has given me a new incentive. November 2015 I have to renew my license and I'm now more determined to get to goal and maintain it for my renewal and for every renewal afterwards! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 7/31/2014 6:12PM

    Awesome... putting your goal weight on your drivers licence!!! NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL CONFIDENCE!!!

It is amazing how your body can feel giving it the proper nourishment.
Keep up the good work! You will really start to glow even more!


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AGENTSTARK 7/31/2014 2:40PM

  Nice picture. You look like a much younger prettier sister than your previous picture!!! Well done.

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TYMBERWOLFE 7/31/2014 12:25PM

    Nice! You are an inspiration!


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CARTERSGRANDMA 7/31/2014 12:21PM

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I too am still waiting to hit the "under 30 minute" 5K--I know we will both get there eventually!! emoticon

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SHOOPETTE 7/31/2014 11:31AM

    Oh my, you did need to change that licence, it's almost a completely different person!
Congrats!

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GRLTAZ 7/31/2014 10:35AM

    Congrats ! Getting that new ID pic has got to feel really great, judging by that big smile. Keep pushing !

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JERICHO1991 7/31/2014 9:57AM

    You're doing great. Keep it up!

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RITAROSE 7/31/2014 9:41AM

  Congratulations on a job very well done! Your blog was just what I needed to read today! THANK YOU!! And, Keep up the good work! How great that you've lost the weight and learned how to eat healthy at a young age!! emoticon Ritarose

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JOGBIKEWALK 7/31/2014 9:22AM

    This is so motivating! Thanks for sharing - YOU ARE AWESOME!!! emoticon

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CELLA_P 7/31/2014 8:42AM

    That's fantastic! Hearty congratulations!!

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MLANIGAN213 7/31/2014 8:27AM

  Great Job! 3.2 miles in 32:07 is awesome! Congratulations!

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PEZMOM1 7/31/2014 8:21AM

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SUPERSYLPH 7/31/2014 12:55AM

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LYNMEINDERS 7/31/2014 12:46AM

    Woohoo....go you...
You look absolutely gorgeous.....

Whats the book you are talking about with the whole 30?????
Would love to get a hold of a copy

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MM11113 7/31/2014 12:38AM

    I was looking at my Ohio drivers license an realized that for the first time in 45 years, I weighed less than it said! You look great, keep it up.

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IDICEM 7/31/2014 12:26AM

  Love the new driver's license! Congrats on that and your Whole 30 progress.

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RENATA144 7/30/2014 10:51PM

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EO4WELLNESS 7/30/2014 10:47PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. You look great!

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FOCUSD 7/30/2014 10:09PM

  You look cute in both photos but your eyes are definitely stand out in your new pic. Congrats on your healthy changes!!!!!!

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MAYBER 7/30/2014 9:13PM

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JUDITHANNIE 7/30/2014 9:02PM

    Good for you

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MOM2JTD3 7/30/2014 8:05PM

    awesome! where can i get more info on the whole30 emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STILLMENEWBODY 7/30/2014 7:01PM

    You look beautiful! I am fairly new here, just about 6 weeks! I think I am going to take some time to ready your blogs. I was trying to view some of your photos but for whatever reason they keep getting blocked out with the spark page. Why I am not sure. You know...the image you posted in the left hand corner of your blogs. Anyway that was just a side note...lol. Congratulations on your wonderful success, I am confident you are very proud...but just in case....you have every reason to be proud and I imagine you have a whole lot of fans in your day to day life. Certainly you have them here. GOOD ON YOU! Thank you for including us in your journey, it is inspirational! emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 7/30/2014 6:46PM

    You look emoticon emoticon

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KBURGOS05 7/30/2014 4:32PM

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WHYTEBROWN 7/30/2014 2:57PM

    emoticon to all your progress. It's amazing how far you've come. You'll get to that under 30 minutes!! As you said you just have to emoticon emoticon

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DMCWJR 7/30/2014 2:38PM

  Looking good and I can tell you are soooo happy about your change keep up the great job. Dorothy. emoticon

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MCOTTRILL 7/30/2014 12:56PM

    This is awesome. Great job! emoticon

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DYANNE4293 7/30/2014 12:26PM

    I'm training for my first 5k. I can run for 10 minutes without slowing to a walk currently! You inspire me!!!

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KIN59VARA 7/30/2014 12:02PM

    AMAZING!

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