Bone Broth Diet Week 3 Recap

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Thankfully my last week on the Bone Broth diet. Read about my first week here and second week here. I ended the diet two days early because I had plans for something months before deciding I wanted to do it but 19 days is still a pretty good accomplishment! I’ll be doing a diet overview next week so stay tuned!

Day 15
So I was really nervous to go to the gym because I haven’t been in a long time and with this new diet I wasn’t sure if I would be really tired from just lifting weights or if I was just going to be a week little bitch since I haven’t gone in a long time. To my surprise, I kicked ass and when I was done lifting weights I thought to myself ‘I still feel like I have a little bit of energy‘ so I ran a mile on the treadmill on top of lifting weights and I feel really good. I ate a pretty big dinner and I’m going to fast tomorrow. Hopefully, I won’t be too hungry throughout the day because I’m usually starving on the day after I work out. Fingers crossed I can make it to dinner.

Day 16
So not only was I not eating today but one of my co-workers brought me a red velvet bundt cake with cream cheese frosting at work today. I was stuck staring at it all day and I also wasn’t eating so that sucked. Not to mention I LOVE RED VELVET. I did manage to put a slice in the freezer so I can eat it next week, clearly, this diet has taught me nothing. My body felt fine since I worked out yesterday, I’m a little sore but hunger wise I’m not like super famished which was good and I made it to dinner time 24 hours and 3 minutes to be exact. *pats self on back*

bone broth paelo dietLook at that cream cheese frosting.

Day 17
Of course, two days before I end the Bone Broth Diet, I feel totally content being on this diet and I have just accepted my misery. I felt this same way when I was doing the Whole30 and I think its just because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think also because I have only one more day of fasting left before I can pig out and have alcohol. Again, clearly haven’t learned anything since being on this diet.

Day 18
Today was my last diet day and it was awesome. I added some pineapple to my typical berry breakfast (so exciting I know) and I went to a tasty restaurant for lunch. Usually going out to eat on any diet sucks because like all you can have is salad BUT there is a restaurant in Tampa/St.Pete called Fresh Kitchen and all they make is healthy food, not to mention they sell Paleo cookies. OMG YUM. The last meal I ate today was dinner and after tomorrow’s fast, I am going to a Mediterranean restaurant to PIG out!

bone broth paelo dietMy favorite thing to eat for breakfast.
bone broth and paleo dietFresh Kitchen to the rescue!

Day 19
Today was my last day on the Bone Broth diet. I had to end it two days early because Gasparilla is this weekend and I have had these plans for months. But I fasted all day and didn’t eat until we were at Carmel Kitchen eating dinner. I surprisingly wasn’t that hungry and just ate some chicken, vegetables, and hummus fries BUT I did have a martini and omg it was like the best thing I have ever tasted. I am proud of myself for lasting almost three weeks on this diet and most of all for surviving several fasts!

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Bone Broth Diet Week 2 Recap

 

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Here is my Bone Broth Diet Week 2 Recap! If you want to catch up and see how my first week went, check that out here!

Day 8
So I’m a third of the way done and I’m feeling really good. I’m not as tired and groggy and I think I’m 100% over the carb flu. My skin’s not breaking out as much, I’m not as foggy headed and I don’t have a headache. Tomorrow I’ll be fasting and I’m a little nervous about that considering my first fast took me almost an entire day to get back to normal. But I’m going to listen to my body and if I feel like I need to eat something I’m going to.

Day 9
Today was a fasting day and even though it was easier than my first fast, it was definitely not easy. There was a peanut butter chocolate cake and mini fruit tarts at work today and not only could I not those treats but, I also couldn’t eat period. I seriously could not get the peanut butter scent out of my nose and my god I love peanut butter. So this time instead of going to bed starving like I did my first fast, I decided I would eat something after 24 hours. I ate dinner around 7:30 at around the 25 hour mark. It wasn’t a very big meal, just some chicken, sweet potatoes and a banana. My stomach feels really full and I think I’ll feel much better tomorrow than I did the day after my first fast.

paleo and bone broth dietOMG, look at that cake and those M&Ms 

Day 10
I’m not sure if it’s the cold weather or this diet but I have not been sleeping well for the last week. I’m not really tired during the day but I keep waking up throughout the night which is making me grumpy when I wake up and then I get even more grumpy when I realize I can’t have a donut. But tomorrow instead of fasting from dinner to dinner I’m going to try lunch to lunch and see if that’s easier.

Day 11
Alright so maybe lunch to lunch wasn’t the best idea. I’m about to go to sleep and I already had a cup of bone broth and I’m still kind of hungry and I can’t eat anything. The last time I went to bed this hungry I had a hard time falling asleep because all I could think about was food and I have a feeling the same thing is going to happen to me tonight. On the brightside, I had a really good lunch at this place called Fresh kitchen. If you live in the Tampa or st. Pete area check it out!

Day 12
Unfortunately, I was right and it took me forever to fall asleep last night because I was hungry and I kept waking up throughout the night. You can only imagine how great of a mood I was in this morning when I realized I couldn’t eat anything. Oh and did I mention someone brought in donuts and bagels to the office? Thank god for Butterscotch Blondie tea, same as the real thing right? After I had some bone broth, I wasn’t as hungry anymore. I didn’t make it to the 24-hour mark, it was more like 23 and a half when I ate lunch. After I got some food in my system I felt better and I think I’m back to normal now, just really tired since I haven’t been getting good sleep.

bone broth diet review 2Gimmie all the Tazo dessert teas!

Day 13
I didn’t work out today but I did organize my pantry and threw away expired food and food that I shouldn’t be eating…with the exception of pasta because everyone loves pasta. I also went to Target and found some cinnamon bun Larabars, my new jam! If you haven’t already tried them, please do!! It seems like trips to Target aren’t as much fun when you can’t peruse down the food isles looking at new stuff but I did manage to pick up a box of Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, to try post Bone Broth diet obviously.

bone broth diet review 3Of course, I immediately opened the box once I got in the car.

Day 14
We are at the 2-week mark, thank God. I had a headache most of the day and I wanted to go on a bike ride but I just felt so tired and my head hurt so I tried to take a nap instead and that didn’t work out. Went to sleep early tonight and I’m going to go to the gym tomorrow ( my first time since starting this diet.) I’ve done cardio on this diet but I haven’t lifted weights, actually I haven’t lifted weights all year so this should be interesting. After I eat dinner I’m going to fast and hopefully the next day I’ll be okay.

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Bone Broth Diet: Week 1 Recap

bone broth diet week 1

So after binge eating my way through the holidays, I severely needed to detox my body. I already tried the #Whole30 (you can read about that experience here) and wanted to try something new. There are so many different kinds of diets and detoxes, and everybody’s body is different so I wanted to see if I could find a diet that worked better for my body than #Whole30.

I had already been drinking bone broth almost every day since August and a coworker had told me about Dr.Kelly Anne’s Bone Broth Diet so I figured why not give it a try. You basically eat Paleo five days out of the week and the other two you consume nothing but bone broth. Now before you freak you and stop reading, bone broth really isn’t that bad and it’s full of protein and nutrients. I will admit the first couple times I had it, I didn’t like it but now I could drink it cold (gross, I know). I had heard about the Paleo diet but I had never tried it. I did a little research on Paleo before starting and found out there is a lot of subjectiveness to the diet, which I found confusing. Some people say you can have alcohol, cheese, and potatoes and others say you can’t. I figured if I were going to do it, might as well cut it all out, so I didn’t have any alcohol or cheese and only ate sweet potatoes.

If you want to learn more about the Bone Broth diet, check out this website. If you want to learn more about eating Paleo, look here.

Day 1
So my first day wasn’t too bad. Someone brought in homemade cakes and cookies at work and I didn’t eat them. But I did put some in a Ziploc in the freezer so I could try them post-diet. I think because this is something I know I need to do it isn’t as hard but we’re only at day one so we shall see.

Day 2
Today I only consumed bone broth and boy was it a challenge. It’s not that I got sick of it but I felt like there was a subtle hunger feeling that never really went away. I am proud of myself that I went an entire day without eating anything and it just proves to me that I know I can do anything. I mean there was a bacon and cheese egg souffle from Panera (I’m wiping the drool off my face just thinking about it, and I just looked away….and cried a little inside.) My face is starting to break out and I was really foggy headed today. I am hoping that I’ll feel better tomorrow once I eat food.

Day 3
So today was a little more difficult than the last two days. I woke up feeling like I was going to pass out since the last thing I had eaten was almost 36 hours ago. The next time I fast I’m going to eat something immediately when I wake up instead of waiting to eat breakfast at work like I usually do. I was feeling really hungry all day no matter what I ate and it wasn’t until I ate dinner that I felt full. think the more times I do this I’ll get used to it and understand what works best for my body.

Day 4
I am feeling so much better than yesterday. Once I got some food into my system and my body absorbed it I got the energy I needed. I was also offered Jason’s Deli and Jimmy John’s today at work but instead, I ate my salmon and sweet potatoes. This weekend is going to suck.

Day 5
Today wasn’t bad. I think this time around I have just accepted that I can’t do very many fun things when I’m dieting since most of those things revolve around food. Tomorrow I’m taking a barre class and it’s the first time working out since starting this diet.

Day 6
My workout today was really good and afterward, I got a hemp acai bowl which was delicious. It seems like now my taste buds are starting to crave healthier foods I was really craving a banana with some cinnamon and almond butter on it. Tomorrow I’m going to grocery shopping and try a new recipe it tastes good. I’m also going to make Paleo cookies which I’m super excited about.

bone broth and paleo dietLooking so thrilled after barre. 

Day 7
So I made paleo cookies and chocolate chip cookies paleo cookies look and feel nothing like real cookies. Once I ate like three cookies they weren’t as bad but it was definitely an adjustment. I’m hoping to make something like paleo brownies soon and seeing if that taste better than the cookies. (Here is the cookie recipe if you would like to try it, thanks PaleoHacks!)

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Valentines Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is a tricky holiday. Maybe you aren’t dating anyone so you despise the holiday or maybe you are single AF or maybe you’re broke from the holidays. If you’re anything like me, you love all holidays, even the stupid made up ones, and will find any excuse to buy that important person in your life gifts. Even when my close girlfriends weren’t dating anyone I would still buy them a sweet gift because who needs a man?!
Here are some of my favorite Valentines Day gift ideas. Spend as little as $10 or as much as a couple hundred, there’s something for every budget! Don’t forget to check out my blog post on cute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards. They are super simple and are sure to put a smile on any face. Happy Valentine’s Day!

girls valentines day gift guide

womens valentines day gift ideas

Kate Spade Earrings | Swell Water Bottle | Ban.do Mug | Urban Outfitters Salt Lamp | Tory Burch Perfume | Diptyque Candle | Rifle Paper Co Planner | Sugarfina Rose Gummy Bears | Peter Thomas Roth Mask Set | MAC Lipstick

boyfriends valentines day gift guide

mens valentines day gift guide

Harry’s Travel Shave Set | The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream | Wusthof Knife Set | Nixon Watch | Sugarfina Bento Box | Socks | YSL Cologne | Burberry Wallet | Frye Briefcase | Nambe Decanter

My Whole30 Experience

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So back in August I completed the Whole30 and I have been meaning to write a blog post about my overall experience but of course, life got in the way. My bad! I journaled how I was feeling throughout the whole experience (check them out here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and the Reintroduction Phase) but, I wanted to dive deeper into some of the things I liked and didn’t like and if I would ever consider completing this miserable diet ever again.

So Why The Whole30?

My reason for doing the Whole30 in one sentence, because I was beyond obsessed and addicted to sugar and didn’t know how to control myself. I tried The 21 Day Fix earlier this year and managed to lose weight but I think because you have to measure your foods and are only allowed to eat a certain number of servings a day from each food group, it wasn’t sustainable for me. Because let’s be honest, I am lazy AF. I had also tried Weight Watchers but again, since I am lazy AF, I hated typing everything into my diary to see how many points I used. With the Whole30, you can eat as much food as you want, as long as it meets the specific criteria. Not to mention, there are so many recipes and shopping guides for the Whole30 on Pinterest. All I really had to do was find a recipe I liked and use the guide to go shopping.

My Favorite Resources

Trader Joe’s Whole30 Compliant Foods

Whole30 Snacks

What I Liked.

So here are the things I did like on the Whole30….
For starters, I went to the gym a total of 2 times on the Whole30 and still managed to lose 11 pounds. Granted some of that was water weight but, I still lost weight. Prior to the Whole30, I was going to the gym 2 or 3 times a week and going to a spin class or long bike ride on the weekend but wasn’t really losing any weight. Probably because I was stuffing my face with cookies every night and justifying it with, ‘but I’m working out so it’s okay’. The Whole30 really showed me that, it’s not just about how often you work out or how many calories you burn working out, you have to eat the right food too.

Another thing that  I loved was that I could eat as much as I wanted. Yes, I was limited as to what kinds of foods I could eat but I could still eat as much food as I wanted to. I mean I think I ate potatoes at almost every meal because it was the closest thing to pasta and bread that I could have.  I also loved the fact that I didn’t have to measure anything or keep track of my calorie intake. I loathed that about my previous diets because it becomes such a pain in the ass and makes me not want to do it.

After the initial first few days of withdrawal hell, I felt really good. Instead of feeling sluggish and tired, I felt refreshed when I woke up and energized throughout the day. I continued to feel this way throughout the entire diet.

Pretty much all you can eat on the Whole30 is natural food and while it sucked, it felt like such a good change from all the sugary and processed food I had been eating. I never finished a meal feeling sick because everything I ate was natural, minimally processed food. I always felt good about what I was putting into my body and never, regretted eating anything.

What I Didn’t Like.

Of course, with positives come negatives. Here are the things that I didn’t like about the Whole30…
I seriously couldn’t eat like 95% of the food at the grocery store. Pretty much if it wasn’t found in the meat or produce department, I couldn’t eat it. I mean do you know how hard it is to find bacon with no added sugar? Well let me tell you, twenty labels and three grocery stores later, I found one brand! And it was twice as expensive as the other brands! It was super challenging to find prepared foods or minimally processed foods that were Whole30 friendly at the store but once I found something that was compliant and I liked it, I pretty much bought it every week.

So in theory, you can go out to eat on Whole30. You could eat at restaurants that serve sushi or Chipotle or most steakhouses but let’s be totally honest. Are you really going to want to sit with people eating rice and fried food and butter while you basically sit there eating protein and maybe some vegetables? Uh hell no! I went out to eat at a sushi restaurant once and was miserable the whole time because my boyfriend was chowing down on curry and rice while I was left eating chunks of tuna dipped in coconut amino acid. That being said, you basically have zero social life during the Whole30.

Another thing that I hated was the fact that there is zero cheating. It’s basically an all or nothing for 30 days. No cheat meals, no cheat days, I mean Jesus, not even a freaking cheat snack. Let’s be honest, sometimes after an awful day at work or when it’s that time of the month, you just want to relax and eat comfort food. But none of that here. Here, eat this Larabar because that’s the closest thing you’re going to get to dessert. Plus on top of that, you aren’t even supposed to replicate healthy versions of desserts.

I would say the worst part of the Whole30 was the awful mood I was in for almost an entire month. I found it so annoying and frustrating that I was constantly surrounded by food that I couldn’t eat. I would be eating my Epic Bar while watching people eat slices of cake, bread rolls, cheese. I mean all I wanted was a bite! Around 28 days in, I finally came to terms with how miserable my life was and I wasn’t in such an awful mood but at that point, I had two days left. Always such great timing.

Overall…

So overall I realized how sugar was in basically all foods, including foods that shouldn’t have any sugar in them (um hello bacon?!). Pretty much if you aren’t buying it from the produce section or from the butcher, it probably has some form of added sugar in it. Now when I am going grocery shopping and I am buying a food or brand I don’t normally buy, I read the label just to see what the ingredients are. I still stick to mostly compliant Whole30 foods, with the exception of hummus and peanut butter. Oh and desserts because I am weak AF.

That leads me to my next lesson, bad foods are okay in moderation. Sure it probably wouldn’t be a good idea if I ate several spoonfuls of peanut butter every day, but if I ate a tablespoon or two with my banana some mornings, that’s okay. Living life on a constant diet like Whole30 or paleo is pretty unrealistic because life happens. Some days you don’t have time to meal prep or cook dinner or maybe you’re on vacation in France and they don’t have Whole30 compliant restaurants because of its freaking France and that’s okay. Just eat the damn croissant and walk it off.

So would I do the Whole30 again? Absolutely. Don’t get me wrong, it was incredibly challenging, frustrating and depressing most of the month but I felt very accomplished and good about my self after. I felt like my body needed a good reset and boy did it get it. I plan on doing shorter versions of the Whole30 in the future when I get back from vacation or after the holidays.

The biggest thing to remember is that a diet isn’t going to change your eating habits forever or keep the weight you have lost off. It is just a step in the right direction, towards a lifestyle change.

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Whole30 Reintroduction Phase

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I seriously can not even believe that I completed the #Whole30. Six months ago, if you would have told me that I would be able to survive a month without sugar, dairy, and bread, I would have laughed in your face. Yet here we are and I still find myself laughing. I am only laughing because I was so miserable during the Whole30 and didn’t actually accept how awful my life was until like day 27. If you want to read my weekly recaps check them out here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.
Originally when I was planning my Reintroduction Phase, I was going to spread it across ten days but because of Hurricane Irma and my stress levels, I condensed it to 7. Check out my recap of my Whole30 Reintroduction Phase below!

PART 3- REINTRODUCTION PHASE

Day 1 [Reintroducing Legumes]
I have never been this excited about peanut butter in my life. I put it on my banana this morning and I swear I felt like someone could have cut off my fingers and I would have been okay with it, as long as I had that peanut butter and banana in my mouth. After that I proceeded to just eat the peanut butter straight and I was just in heaven. I got home and had peanut butter on my apple. I just couldn’t stop!

Day 2
Well this is super depressing. I ate so much peanut butter yesterday and now I can’t eat any. I put almond butter on my apple and it just wasn’t the same. Anyone who tells you that almond butter is better than peanut butter really needs to re-evaluate their life because peanut butter is LIFE. I also brought in chocolate chip cookies to work and I didn’t have one, not even a crumb. Before Whole30, I would have probably had like 3 and guess what, I don’t even like chocolate chip cookies! Since I felt fine today, I decided to skip the 2 days and have sushi tomorrow. Or maybe it’s because I am so freaking excited to eat sushi, I can’t wait any longer!

Day 3 [Reintroduting Nongluten Grains]
I feel like I have been waiting for this day my whole life. I looked at the sushi menu and I literally couldn’t even decide what to order because I wanted it all. Usually when I get sushi I get two rolls and they are most likely fried in some way. I decided to switch it up and ordered two raw rolls and two pieces of nigiri because everything is so much better with rice. Surprisingly, I only managed to eat half of each roll and a piece of nigiri before I tapped out. I swear the Whole30 made my stomach shrink because I was sooo full and couldn’t eat anymore after only one roll. Oh sushi how I missed you.

Day 4
Wow I woke up with a pounding headache and I am not sure if it is from the sushi or if I just randomly got a headache. I stuck to my usual Whole30 day eating wise, with the exception of some much needed Advil to get my headache under control. I felt better towards the end of the day but I am really hoping it wasn’t the sushi that gave me a headache because that would be really depressing for me. An Asian that can’t eat sushi, that sounds so unnatural and it even pains me to type it.

Day 5
Since I am not sure what caused my headache, I am sticking to my Whole30 diet today and not reintroducing any new food. Even though I know I am okay with peanut butter, I want to make sure my body feels good before I start to eat the reintroduced foods on a regular basis. Oh peanut butter, how much I miss you!

Day 6 [Reintroduce Dairy]
Ahh another day I have been waiting for. I already don’t drink milk so I don’t care about that but oh how I have missed cheese and ice cream. I decided to have a couple spoonfuls of Halotop Ice Cream, I know it’s not real ice cream but it’s what I had in my freezer. Either I haven’t had ice cream in such a long time so I forgot what it tasted like or Halotop is the shit. Birthday Cake Halotop everyday! I also had a few bites of coconut cream pie and it was soo tasty. But after three bites I felt content with how much I ate and didn’t feel like I needed to eat anymore. Man this Whole30 has really done a number on my sweet tooth, thank god. Maybe I have a chance at not becoming a diabetic after all.

Day 7 [Reintroduce Gluten Containing Grains]
So I woke up this morning feeling fine and when I got to the office, I found out they were having pizza delivered for lunch. I couldn’t say no! There were also some garlic knots but I told myself that if I ate pizza, I could only have one slice and I had to eat it with fruit. So I did and it was so delish. After I ate my slice, I felt full and content like I didn’t want another slice because I satisfied my pizza craving. I love pizza and only having one slice and feeling okay is a pretty big deal for me. Through the reintroduction phase, I have learned that things in moderation are okay and if I am craving something, it really only takes a few bites for me to satisfy my craving.

Whole30 Week 4 Recap

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The end of the #whole30 challenge is near and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!! Thank god! I know this post is a little delayed but thanks to Hurricane Irma, I have been a little preoccupied and I just rejoined the world wide web this morning thanks to a 5 day no internet cleanse (thanks Spectrum!) In case you missed my first post on my #whole30 challenge, read it here, if you want to read my week 2 recap, read it here or if you want to read my third week of misery, catch it here. Read the last week of my Whole30 journey below!

PART 2- WEEK 4

Day 22
AM: Before I even thought about doing the Whole30, I made reservations to eat at Bern’s Steakhouse to celebrate my mom’s birthday. If you haven’t heard of Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa, look it up. It is a pretty well known steakhouse and they have their own Dessert Room upstairs (need I say more?!). When I decided to do the Whole30, I told myself that I would be able to cheat for this one meal because who the hell goes to Bern’s on a diet?! Well the day has finally come and I decided I need to stay strong and stick to my diet. I am not a steak eater, really even a beef eater so figuring out what to eat is going to be incredibly difficult. Ah hopefully I don’t stab myself with one of their fancy steak knives.

PM: What an incredibly hard dinner that was. Every time the waiter brought us food, I kindly said no and just watched my mom and brother eat it. I mean if I had to imagine the pain I would feel turning away $100 for no reason, this would be it. The worst part was the dessert room. I mean I LOVE DESSERT more than most things in life and while my brother ate his banana cheese pie and my mom had her dessert sampler, which had 5 different desserts, I ate a carrot cake Larabar. I SWEAR A PART OF ME DIED TONIGHT. The silver lining is that I ordered not one but two desserts to go to put in my freezer so I can enjoy them post Whole30. Muahahahaha.

whole 30 diet reviewMe staring at my moms desserts while she laughs at my misery.

Day 23
Today wasn’t too bad. My work has a program called Well-being Wednesday and they encourage you to wear workout clothes to work and they usually have different vendors there that are health and wellness related. Today Hand and Stone Massage was there giving massages. Oh how I love my job! Tomorrow I also have a biometric screening at work for my health insurance and talk about good timing. Since I have been doing the Whole30 and losing weight, I should pass all my numbers with flying colors. FINGERS CROSSED.

Day 24
OH MY GOD. I had my biometric screening today at work and I shit you not, I was in total shock. I passed all of my numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI (which has like never fucking happened before), triglycerides, I mean you name it and I passed it. When I did my screening in March this year, I didn’t pass my BMI and I was borderline with my cholesterol. I was shocked about my BMI because even though I had lost weight, I didn’t think it was enough to pass. I remember back when I was in college, I gained 30 pounds my sophomore year (ha screw the freshmen 15, I am an overachiever clearly.) I went to my annual and they decided to do some blood work since I had gained weight. When they checked my triglycerides, they were so high (like in the 230’s) that my doctor made me see a nutritionist. This time when they checked my triglyceride levels, they were 89!!! Like holy shit, talk about a 180! *picks up jaw off the ground*

Day 25
Que Vanessa Carlton’s Ordinary Day. I think now I have come to terms with how sucky my life has become when it comes to food. I only have 5 more days left and now I have come to terms with this diet. Story of my life.

Day 26
So tomorrow I am going to a Game of Thrones finale party and of course I decided that I was going to bake something to bring. Not just one cake BUT TWO AND SOME BAKED BRIE. Again, such an overachiever. I usually like to try new recipes when it comes to baking but since I can’t taste test any of it I decided to stick to my boxed mix (tweaked with some extra ingredients) and a cream cheese recipe that had like 2000 positive reviews on All Recipes. Ugh making cakes when you cant have any is hard, I mean a little piece of me died when I walked to the sink to wash the dishes without licking the bowl or spatula. Who does that?! I have good faith that these cakes will look and taste delish though!

Day 27
OMG as if decorating these cakes wasn’t enough, having to look and smell them all day was down right torturous! Not to mention the baked brie that looked SOOO good. They were all a huge hit at the party and I was a sad little girl eating my Whole30 orange chicken I made while everyone was eating dinner rolls and cheese. I did manage to save myself a slice of each so I can taste them post Whole30. I swear right now my freezer looks like the dessert section of Publix and I’m not angry about it.

Day 28
Started off my day running late and when I got to work I realized I forgot my laptop at home. That has pretty much set the tone for the rest of the day. I could really use a Dunkin Donuts iced latte and a doughnut to make me feel better. But instead I’ll have a cup of beef bone broth and a bowl of mixed berries, same thing right?

Day 29
SWEET BABY JESUS, THE END IS NEAR. Of course, now that I am finally used to the Whole30, I am almost done with it. I am going to do a reintroduction phase after I am done so technically I still have another 11 days left but still. SO CLOSE

Day 30
Ah the last day. I imagine the way I feel right now is the same way people feel when they are on ecstasy,  so excited you just want to dance! I keep thinking about all the desserts I have stockpiled in my freezer and which one I am going to have first. After the reintroduction phase of course tehehe. I made a list of the different foods I am going to eat during the reintroduction phase and I am sooooo excited to eat sushi again. I mean I am half Asian, eating rice like 3x a week is in my blood, its only natural I am most excited to eat it again. Oh an peanut butter, peanut butter is LIFE.  I went to a spin class today and had a really good ride. I wasn’t in the mood to go but when I got there I told myself to finish strong and really pushed myself. I am so happy I am about to finally cross the finish line.

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