Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

Author: Lindsey Mayfield

When #EclipseDay gets you down

When #EclipseDay gets you down

Most people will remember today as Solar Eclipse Day. I will remember today as the day I lost my shoes walking into work. Some days a rushing street river claims both your shoes but you have to laugh anyway ⛈ yes I am at work […]

Whole30, Day 19: Stir fry saved me

Whole30, Day 19: Stir fry saved me

I woke up this morning with a strange feeling. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. But then I realized what it was. I wanted pancakes. Like REALLY bad. Which is odd, because I swear to you, I don’t even like sweets. Give […]

Whole30 and your people

Whole30 and your people

My boyfriend is the best. When I first told him I was attempting a Whole30, he was immediately supportive, offering to cook approved meals, try my Whole30 concoctions, and even help me stay on track when I want to quit. That being said, I have […]

Whole30, Day 18: Can clean eating make you sad?

Whole30, Day 18: Can clean eating make you sad?

I am officially past the Whole30 halfway point, and have some unfortunate news.  This is actually getting harder.  For the first two weeks, I was so gung-ho about my new eating habits. There were some close calls, to be sure (see this post about a […]

Whole30, Day 17: I made up a recipe and nothing bad happened

Whole30, Day 17: I made up a recipe and nothing bad happened

So I have some wonderful news. For the first time in my young life, I took what I had in the kitchen, threw it in a CrockPot, and nothing bad happened.  Please don’t laugh. Some of us are VERY cooking challenged.  Last night I got […]

Whole30, Day 15: Eating out for the first time

Whole30, Day 15: Eating out for the first time

When I first started Whole30, I had basically resigned myself to avoiding restaurants for the duration. I didn’t want to be one of those women asking the poor teenage waiter about everything that went into the salad dressing.  But then I got this text.  This […]

Thoughts on a “perfect” Whole30

Thoughts on a “perfect” Whole30

I have a confession to make: I’m not going to have a perfect Whole30. In fact, I haven’t even tried. Before I decided to take the plunge, I told my therapist I was skeptical about the fact that Whole30 doesn’t allow hummus or edamame, since […]

Whole30, Day 10: The hardest thing I have ever done

Whole30, Day 10: The hardest thing I have ever done

In the Whole30 official rules, there’s this paragraph that’s become kind of infamous. This is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. […]

The Whole30 truths no one tells you about

The Whole30 truths no one tells you about

It’s time for some real talk. When you begin to research Whole30, the whole thing seems so glamorous. The shiny hardcover cookbooks, the testimonials about how the Whole30 “will truly change your life,” the cooking blogs with professional photos of “paleo-tasty” recipes (how do these women manage […]

Whole30, Day 9: Crock Pots are your friend

Whole30, Day 9: Crock Pots are your friend

My grandmother raised nine children, started her first real job in her 40s, survived the loss of her husband and recently underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery. I just found out she did all that without a Crock Pot or a microwave, and my respect for […]