Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

Tag: Family

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

Think about the last time you indulged (or over-indulged) on food or drink.  Really think about it.  Were you doing it because you were happy or sad? To celebrate or commiserate? Had you had a bad day at work, or maybe an uncomfortable conversation with […]

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

I have some bad news. I ate pizza. And drank beer.  I know, I know. Why throw away 24 days of clean eating for one piece of pizza? (Okay, three pieces.) I’ll be honest: I wish I hadn’t eaten the pizza. But I don’t regret […]

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

Is there a word that means proud/shocked/really craving cheese? Because that’s exactly where I’m at after three weeks on Whole30. I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced that Tiger Blood just yet, but I am solidly feeling the Tiger Cub Blood (like Tiger Blood, but with occasional tantrums […]

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 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 […]

Whole30: Day 3 (AKA, The Hangover)

Whole30: Day 3 (AKA, The Hangover)

Today I discovered this post on Whole30.com, and it is giving me a lot of anxiety/hope. (What, you don’t experience those two things together?) Apparently, days 2-3 of the Whole30 are lovingly referred to as The Hangover. That’s because your body starts rejecting all the […]