My Whole 30 Adventure- Week 4 plus My Before & After Pics

Final week of Whole 30! 
I made it to the end! I feel like this month dragged, lol, but I am happy that I made it to the end even though I did slip a little. 
Here is a run down at what I ate during my last week.
Day 22:
What I ate: 
 Breakfast: Sunny side eggs with strawberries and bananas
Lunch: Forgot to take a photo but I just ate left over chicken from a few nights before and carrots.
Dinner: I made the Balsamic Roast I created at the start of Whole 30 again and then had green beans and steamed cauliflower and carrots on the side.
Snack: No snacks
Drank water all day
Today was much better. Still not happy with the news we found out yesterday but I have to suck it up and drive on. I am seeing changes in my body so I want to see this through until the end. 

Day 23:

What I ate:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spinach, onion, and bacon bits mixed in.

Lunch: Left over hamburger soup

Dinner: Tacos in lettuce wraps with red onions

Snack: ate some almond, strawberry trail mix

Drank water all day

I recovered from my slip and am sticking through this last week.

Day 24:

What I ate:

Breakfast: Omelet with spinach, bacon, and onions with a side of strawberries and bacon

Lunch: I ate a super late lunch, like practically dinner, of grilled chicken tenders nuggets from chick fil a

Dinner: Since I ate so late, I just nibbled on some left over chicken after I got home.

Snack: no snacks

Drank water all day

I ran errands this afternoon so that is why I ate lunch so late. By the time I got home I wasn’t really hungry so I just nibbled on the chicken after we put the girls to bed that night.

Day 25:

What I ate:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bananas, strawberries and blueberries

Lunch: Left over hamburger soup

Dinner: We went out to eat after doing some car shopping and I ate grilled chicken and some fresh veggies.

Snacks: almonds

Drank water all day

Need to focus on good things to eat when we eat out. I did well tonight but it was tempting to go a stray.

Day 26:

What I ate:

Breakfast: Sunny side eggs with a banana

Lunch: More hamburger soup left overs

Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, and green beans

Snack: no snack

Drank water all day

So close yet I feel so far away! I have never been a fan of sweet potato and that really hasn’t changed. Not sure what it is about them but I am just not a fan.

Day 27:

What I ate:

Breakfast: didn’t manage to eat this day

Lunch: Pretty much just a hard boiled egg

Dinner: Zoodle spaghetti with ground beef

Snacks: no snacks

Drank water all day

Crazy day with school, working out, and working on craft projects so food was limited today.

Day 28:

What I ate:

Breakfast: sunny side eggs with cantaloupe

Lunch: no lunch again

Dinner: Pork BBQ minus the sauce on a baked potato

Snacks: no snack

Drank water all day.

I feel like I am struggling all of a sudden. I think since I know that the end is in sight that I am focusing more on that than finishing strong til the end. Hope this goes away so the next two days are easy!

Day 29:

What I ate:

Breakfast: sunny side eggs with strawberries

Lunch: Left over beef brisket with cucumber slices

Dinner: I just made a quick stir fry using pork tenders, then carrots garlic, onions, brussel sprouts, yellow squash, yellow bell pepper (pretty much any veggie I had on hand that I needed to use soon)

Snacks: almonds

Drank water all day

Still thinking about this being almost over but I recovered and ate really well today.

Day 30:

What I ate:

Breakfast: Sunny side eggs with banana and grapes

Lunch: Baked potato with left over pulled pork and red onion

Dinner: Beef stew- beef, carrots, onions, garlic, red potato, and cauliflower. Left out the flour and butter for thickening the sauce

Snacks: no snack

Drank water all day

Last day!! I finished and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I am so happy that I stuck with it the entire time even though I may have wavered slightly.

My thoughts and before and afters:

I am super proud of myself that I completed. It was a little rough in the beginning with my sweet tooth but once that went away it wasn’t soooo bad. I will admit that I definitely missed bread, pasta, and chocolate. I normally drink water so that was no big deal.

It has been a few days since we ended and we didn’t exactly reintroduce foods like they suggest. We kinda just dove head first into the shallow end. We ate pasta the first night and it was delicious! lol

I will admit that my skin was fairly clear the whole time I was on Whole 30 and I have noticed that I have a few spots popping up here and there since we completed.

We are going to eat regularly once again but we intend to try to eat Whole 30 meals at least 3 or 4 times a week. I worked out during this entire process and I will be continuing that from here on out as well.

Are you ready to see my before and afters? My horribly embarrassing before and afters?
I would NOT be sharing this with you guys if I didn’t truly see results and truly love you guys because I picked the worst clothes to wear to show the difference.

As you can see, there is definitely a difference in my stomach region. Love handles are practically gone. I feel like my face and legs look thinner as well. I didn’t take measurements before I started but I lost 9 lbs. in a month. That’s pretty darn good if you ask me!!

Belly has definitely flatten. Still needs a little bit of work but I am hoping with continuing to work out and still eating some Whole 30 meals, that too with go away but it is MUCH better!!
My butt is even much smaller. Always nice to work out and not feel things bounce so much. 😉

And one last shot… from behind. Again, I do feel much smaller overall and that was my entire goal during this. I knew I really didn’t have any food problems, besides the acne, so I was doing this to slim down and feel better about myself and I do!

So there you have it folks!
If you have been thinking about trying Whole 30, give it a go!! It really isn’t that bad and the results are fabulous!
I think I may do another Whole 30 in the summer even though we still plan on eating some of the meals just to refresh my body.

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  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    February 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Good job, lady! You look amazing!

  • Mary Beth
    February 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Great job! You look great!

  • Michelle
    February 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Way to go. I hope you keep it up

  • Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    February 5, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    You're results are amazing! You look awesome!! Great job!

  • Pam Jackson
    February 5, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Yay for you. You can see the difference for sure. Thanks for sharing. I makes me want to keep on keeping on. I dropped 18 lbs fast then from Aug. till last week it took me to lose 2 lbs to make it 20….well, really I went from 18, to 16, to 17, and so on and so on and one point I gained 5 back…..but I made the 20 so I need to keep on going. Looking at your meals I might be able to steal some ideas. THanks

  • NewsFromTheNest
    August 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    huge difference, all over! 🙂 Congrats!

  • Denise
    May 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I lost 20 lbs. in a month which was crazy great for me. You have to eat to loose! Don't skip meals and I bet you will lose more than 9 lbs/month next time you do the whole 30.

  • Angela Kornas
    December 15, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Great job! Your story inspired me. I'm on Day 7. 🙂