Yesterday marked roughly the halfway point of our Whole 30 journey, so I thought it’d be a good idea for us to weigh in and take vitals. I was pretty sure I’d be dropping weight, considering the way my body looked, and the fact that many of my clothes have been fitting strangely. Sure enough, we’ve both lost close to 5lbs over the course of the last 2 weeks!
Sarah – 155lbs @ 21.4% body fat
Luke – 175.5lbs @ 6.9% body fat
How have we been feeling? Not too bad. Some mood issues on both sides I’d say, but all in all good.
However, considering how fast I’ve been losing weight, I’ve put the possibility on the table of me not completing the rest of this Whole 30 with complete rigidity. Why? Because I don’t want to look like a pre-pubescent girl, that’s why! I feel that is my right.
I’m going to weigh in again this coming Monday before making the final decision on that. Even if I decide not to stick to the guidelines, I’m still going to be eating all my Whole 30 approved meals, but I’ll just add in other, more calorie dense, non-Paleo foods to bump up my total calorie intake. I’m all about being a lean machine, but I don’t like the idea of losing muscle. I worked too hard for it over the past 10-12 months to waste it all.
But don’t worry… Even if I don’t completely stick with the program, Sarah has assured me that as long as I still cook and eat what she’s eating, she’ll stick to it like a champ… The other law she set down was that I couldn’t talk to her about what it was that I was eating.
I can see this going something a little like this…
I let Sarah in the front door. She walks in with a smile, and a bag full of veggies for what we’re about to cook…
Sarah: Oh my God, you won’t believe it. Avocados are only 69 cents at Kroger right now.
Me: Praise Baby Jesus, this is most joyous news.
Sarah: I knew you’d be excited, so I went ahea-….what is that on your neck?
Me: *quickly slapping at neck* What? Nothing. Must be shaving cream. Man I hate when I forget to wash off the shaving cream! It’s probabl-
Sarah: Wait, is that ice cream!?… Have-…have you been cheating on me!?
Me: WHAT!?…NO!…no, no way, never… Well. I mean, I thought we had an open Whole 30 relationship?
Cue tears and yelling…
But we’ll see. I don’t want to cut back on the lifting or cardio, because that kind of defeats the purpose I think. I’ll update you on that here shortly.
But in closing, how about some food porn from the previous couple weeks (with links to recipes where applicable. Just click the picture)…