Additionally, Don and I are getting ready for a week in Myrtle Beach, and eating out for every dinner will be a daunting task.
I had people say to me, "Why would you do it over a vacation?" Well, the answer is simple. If we waited until there were no special occasions or events, we would never transition into a healthier diet.
Which brings me to the word "diet". I'm getting to hate that word. Diet to me has always signified the cutting out of food in order to lose weight. Usually, the diet was so bland that it was soon cast aside. On the other side, diet means counting calories or points, or some such nonsense.
This Whole30 (and the paleo eating plan - which is what I will consider myself after 30 days), does not have a person counting calories or points. The only thing to focus on are the ingredients in the items purchased. To me that is a lot easier than adding up my daily numbers only to know that I've gone over...again.
At this point in the Whole30, I've lost 8 pounds, Don has lost 6 pounds, and Kara has lost 15 pounds. Not bad for considering that all we did was eliminate the junk.