Pre-Days Before June 1, 2018-Whole30 Beginning

May 29th. Picture taken in my favorite go-to clothes for my afternoon job. Pants push the rolls above the waist line, as usual….I sit down and the rolls roll even more. All the more reason to do Whole30. One of the good things about doing this in June is because the garden produce will be coming in strong! Cucumbers, squash, green beans, peppers, and eventually tomatoes and okra. I have okra left in the freezer from 2 years ago that I will be using up in soups. Came to the conclusion that my eating habit during this journey will be a nice breakfast, a larger lunch or the heavier meal and soup for supper rather than a heavy meal. Soups are so good for the soul, inside and out. Thank goodness hubby likes soups too. I made a pot of chicken soup yesterday for this week and it is all Whole30 compliant and it turned out really good! That’s supper for me this week to get me in the groove of lighter suppers. We usually eat late, so that works well for late meals. My goal this week is to go through my office room and make some sense out of the mess it is in…..yesterday was a start but it’s a long way from being finished.

May 30, 2018      Not a great day. Didn’t eat like I should have and all my ambition went down the drain when I got home. Hubby went to a t-ball game and I had the house to myself. I actually ate supper before 6:30 and had my shower before 8:00. Sad part is that I had a hard time going to sleep. My brain was tossing around just like my body was. Should have gotten up and read or write stuff here. Oh well….

May 31, 2018-Pre-Whole30 day:   Not a bad day so far. I am excited but a little apprehensive about tomorrow. I ate a scrambled egg before 8:30 this am and went to spiff up a house I clean. Did some running around and came home.

Made me some what I am going to call my “Wow Juice”.

Wow Juice

Fresh squeezed orange juice (16 ounces) bought at the store, fresh peeled ginger piece (about a good 1 inch piece), fresh peeled turmeric knob(use gloves or your hands will turn yellow!), and ground red pepper(a little over ¼ teaspoon). Blend in Vitamix until all is mixed and no chunks. Pour into glass jar, drink about 2 ounces of it and put in fridge.

I went to my office job and it was slow but I made it through. One of the guys had a birthday today and there was cake, yes, I had a piece. I am tired and draggy from it. Came home and made a broccoli shred salad for bunco tonight and I hope to have left overs because it is compliant! Also drank another shot of “Wow” juice, that woke me up! Yes, I will continue making that, it’s really gooood! Tomorrow’s plan is to take measurements, eat some eggs and veggies and ½ an avocado and have my coffee and vitamins. I will be going into my office job since it is first of the month rental stuff. Wow juice will be my first shot, though! It will wake you up for sure! Whole30 Day 1 posting should happen tomorrow evening.  may not post everyday here, but I will journal and post several days at a time like I did for Pre-Whole30, and have recipes or recipe references form the books they came from.

Hugs and blessing, y’all!


Published in: on May 31, 2018 at 11:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

My Whole30 Journey Journal June 2018

Well, dear daughter, here goes. With your advice, I am going to journal my Whole 30 journey and do my best to put it on my website blog page. This one is my old site because I cannot get into my web page to blog on it…grrr..)

May 28, 2018

My plan is to take a picture of myself Friday morning, which is June 1st and post it with it titles “The Beginning”. Am I scared, no, I am not scared. I have done it before successfully in June 2015? And with success. I am just asking for tons of willpower and support from those who love me and know me. As far as the food goes, I won’t have a problem there. I am cooing for a young man who is eating purty much Whole 30/Paleo, so I am able to work my way through my Whole 30 cookbooks for him and I will know what I will fix for myself and hubby when I fix food for him. What’s going to be the hardest is that dear hubby will continue to have his beer and I cannot have my wine that I like to have in the evenings or on weekends. My replacement that I know will be much better for me is an elixir of un-sweet cranberry & cherry concentrate from the health food store mixed with bubbly water over ice with a splash of AC vinegar. That will be good and healthy for me plus quench my thirst. La Croix waters will be in my fridge too. I won’t be giving up my caffeine. That’s not an issue for me. I like my coffee and my tea, which I will be drinking. The thing I noticed back when I did it the first time was that when I re-introduced dairy, it gave me bad gas and still does. Too much gluten carbs makes me feel real sluggish to (pancakes, biscuits, etc.)

day by day

I have been reading the daily diary book that Melissa Hartwig wrote, (WHOLE30 DAY BY DAY), and I am asking myself again, why am I doing this? Yes it is to lose weight and inches, which was the reason for the first successful 30 days in 2015, but to also get my system back in shape and to find extra energy needed to do the jobs that I do, which are quite physical. I need to feel better about myself and this is what I am aiming for with this Whole30. My plan is to hopefully start walking in the evenings or early in the morning plus ride my bike in the back, low impact exercise plus it will get my heart rate up too. And maybe I can get hubby to set up the tread mill again so I can walk on it. Gotta use it, since I have it! But if anyone out there would like to buy it, please let me know! Hubs wants it out of the house and I don’t want it outside in the weather. If I had a place and money to set up a gym, I would and it would be there along with an elliptical machine plus 2 other machines that work on the back and waist plus one other weight pulling machine. My mini anytime fitness room! I loved going there, but life got busy and I stopped going. So much for dreaming…poof! Back to reality…..Stay tuned in for more info and hopefully pictures.

Hugs and blessings to you all!

Vicky Duecker

Published in: on May 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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